Queen's University

For the Record: May 15, 2014

Thu, 05/15/2014


Dr. John Fisher named interim Associate Vice-Principal (Research)

Dr. Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research), is pleased to announce that Dr. John Fisher is joining the Office of Vice-Principal (Research) as acting Associate Vice-Principal (Research) in the absence of Yolande Chan.

Effective immediately, Dr. Fisher will begin a six-month term and will be located in Richardson Hall approximately three days a week. Details on the roles and responsibilities Dr. Fisher will assume will be communicated in the near future, but in general will, with his considerable experience and expertise, provide leadership to various aspects of the research mission on behalf of the Vice-Principal (Research). Dr. Fisher will continue to have responsibilities within the Faculty of Health Sciences as Director of Research, as well as continue as the Queen’s delegate to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Dr. Fisher is a member of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, with cross-appointment to Medicine (Respirology). Dr. Fisher served as reviewer and scientific officer for the CIHR Respiratory Systems grant review committee and is co-editor in chief for Frontiers in Respiratory Physiology.

Dr. Fisher’s administrative experience includes Associate Dean (Academic), as well as Acting Vice Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Health Sciences, and he is a past Chair of the Research Advisory Committee and executive member of the Ontario Thoracic Society (Medical Section of the Lung Association).

His research focus is the integrative physiology of cardiopulmonary innervation in health and disease. Dr. Fisher has a bachelor of physical education from the University of Manitoba, a master's in human kinetics from the University of Windsor, and a doctorate degree from McGill. 


Distinguished Service Awards nominations accepted until May 30

The nomination period for the Distinguished Service Awards closes May 30. Inaugurated by the University Council in 1974, the Distinguished Service Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of up to six members of the Queen’s community each year.

For more information see the guidelines and nomination form on the University Secretariat website, email ucouncil@queensu.ca or call the University Secretariat at 613-533-6095.

Honorary degree nomination period now open

Information and nomination forms for 2015 honorary degrees is now available on the University Secretariat website or by contacting the University Secretariat at 613-533-6095. Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 8, 2014.

2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision

The School of Graduate Studies invites nominations of faculty members for consideration for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision. The purpose of this award is to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring their graduate students. Visit the SGS website for guidelines, the nomination form, and tips for preparing nomination packages.

Nomination packages should be submitted to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Gordon Hall 425, by 4 pm on Thursday, May 29, 2014.


Renewal, tenure, promotion applications

Under the terms of the collective agreement between Queen’s and Queen’s University Faculty Association for faculty, librarians and archivists, Aug. 15 is the deadline for regular faculty to apply for renewal, tenure or promotion; librarians and archivists to apply for renewal, continuing appointment or promotion; and adjuncts to apply for promotion

Members must notify their unit head of their intent to apply for renewal, tenure, continuing appointment,
or promotion by July 1.

Articles that refer to these procedures:

Article 24 – Employment Equity;
Article 30 – Renewal, Tenure and Promotion for Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty Members;
Article 31 – Renewal, Continuing Appointment and Promotion for Librarian and Archivist Members;
Article 32.6 – Promotion for Adjunct Members.



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