Queen's University

For the Record: Oct. 10, 2013

Date: 
Wed, 10/09/2013

Announcements

Task Force for the Review of Research Centres and Institutes — Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research), has appointed a task force to provide recommendations for appropriate governance and financing structures for Queen’s Research Centres and Institutes (RCIs), which will integrate RCIs within the New Budget Model and align them with the goals of the university. The Associate Vice-Principals (Research), Yolande Chan and Cynthia Fekken, will co-chair the task force.

Membership of the task force is:

  • Alice Aiken, Director, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research
  • Sharry Aiken, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research)
  • Yolande Chan, Associate Vice-Principal (Research), Co-Chair
  • Tuba Chisti, Senator, Arts and Science Undergraduate Society
  • Roger Deeley, Vice-Dean (Research), Faculty of Health Sciences, Director, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute, and Vice President, Health Sciences Research at Kingston General Hospital
  • Isabelle Duchaine, Student Senate Caucus Chair (Arts and Science)
  • Cynthia Fekken, Associate Vice-Principal (Research), Co-Chair
  • Anita Jupp, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), Secretary
  • Gregory Jerkiewicz, Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Lon Knox, University Secretary 
  • Robert Lemieux, Associate Dean (Arts and Science)
  • Jennifer Mallon, Associate Director, Research Accounting
  • Ian Moore, Executive Director, GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's - RMC
  • Douglas Munoz, Director, Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies
  • Anthony Noble, Director, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute
  • Kim Nossal, Director, Policy Studies
  • Leone Ploeg, Director, Human Mobility Research Centre
  • Megan Sheppard, Executive Director, Planning and Budgeting
  • Sarah Thompson, MA Student
  • Scott Thompson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology
  • Sonja Verbeek, Director, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
  • Scott Yam, Associate Dean (International and Special Projects)

Faculty, staff, students, residents and other members of the university are invited to submit comments on the present state and future prospects of Queen’s Research Centres and Institutes.

All submissions and feedback are to be sent by Nov. 22, 2013 to the Task Force Co-Chairs Yolande Chan and Cynthia Fekken, either in writing c/o Sonja Verbeek, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), 251 Richardson Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 or electronically to sv4@queensu.ca. Responses will remain confidential and will be shared only with the members of the review committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Announcement of Promotion/Renewal/Tenure or Continuing Appointments — 2013

Reappointment/Renewal

  • Essam Abdelmotaal, Psychiatry
  • Casimiro Cabrera Abreu, Psychiatry
  • Gerald S. Adams, Medicine
  • Rene V. Allard, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Stephen D. Bagg, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • David Barber, Family Medicine
  • Karen P. Hall Barber, Family Medicine
  • Dominik Barz, Chemical Engineering
  • Penelope A. Bradbury, Oncology
  • Jerry Chien-Hung Chen, Pathology and Molecular Medicine
  • Christine P Collier, Pathology and Molecular Medicine
  • Christopher M. Davidson, Pathology and Molecular Medicine
  • Christopher DeLuca, Education
  • Scott S. Duggan, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Deborah Elliott, Psychiatry
  • Christopher Essert, Law
  • Matthew Faris, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Martin J. Feakins, Psychiatry
  • Renée Fitzpatrick, Psychiatry
  • Leslie V. Flynn, Psychiatry
  • Kerah Gordon-Solmon, Philosophy
  • Susan L. Haley, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Mark M. Harrison, Surgery
  • Tariq M. Hassan, Psychiatry
  • Roy Ilan, Medicine
  • Olena Ivus, Business
  • Amer Johri, Medicine
  • Christopher Justinich, Paediatrics
  • Katherine A. Kovacs, Medicine
  • K.C. Lawrence Leung, Family Medicine
  • Michael J. Leveridge, Urology
  • Jean-Baptiste Litrico, Business
  • E. Athen MacDonald, Paediatrics
  • Joshua Marshall, Mining
  • Mir Nadeem Mazhar, Psychiatry
  • Douglas R. McKay, Surgery
  • Michael C. McMullen, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Kevin A. Michael, Medicine
  • Fabio Moneta, Business
  • Kevin Munford, Civil
  • Johanna Murphy, Medicine
  • Sulaiman Nanji, Surgery
  • Joseph Newbigging, Emergency Medicine
  • Michael G. O’Reilly, Medicine
  • James A. Owen, Psychiatry
  • Eric Prost, Psychiatry
  • Andrew D. Reed, Emergency Medicine
  • Rachel Rooney, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Dawa Samdup, Paediatrics
  • Kimberley Sears, School of Nursing
  • Ronald Seegobin, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Dallas P. Seitz, Psychiatry
  • Ian P. Sempowski, Family Medicine
  • Stephen S. Steele, Urology
  • Robert C. Tanzola, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Julie L. Tessier, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Michael Vandenburg, Library
  • Terry Wang, Business
  • J. Frederick Watkins, Surgery
  • Richard Van Wylick, Paediatrics

Reappointment and Promotion to Associate

  • Davide Bardana, Surgery
  • Ryan T. Bicknell, Surgery
  • Timothy Childs, Pathology and Molecular Medicine
  • Alina Marin, Psychiatry

Tenure and Promotion to Associate

  • John S. Allingham, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Christiane Arndt, Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Derek Berg, Education
  • George Bevan, Classics
  • Monica Castelhano, Psychology
  • Meredith Chivers, Psychology
  • Yves Filion, Civil Engineering
  • Katrina Gee, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Robert Hickey, Policy Studies
  • Warren E. Mabee, Geography and Policy Studies
  • Paul R. Martin, Biology
  • Cherie Metcalf, Law
  • Pamela Murphy, Business
  • William A. Nelson, Biology
  • Christopher J.B. Nicol, Pathology and Molecular Medicine
  • Harriet Richardson, Public Health Sciences
  • Darryl Robinson, Law
  • Jean-Paul Roy, Business
  • James A.H. Stotz, Physics
  • Matthew Thompson, Business
  • Graham Whitelaw, Environmental Studies and SURP
  • Serdar Yuksel, Mathematics and Statistics

Tenure

  • Elaine O. Petrof, Medicine
  • Karen W. Schultz, Family Medicine
  • Kim E. Turner, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Janet M. van Vlymen, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • G. Ross Walker, Surgery
  • Wendy L. Wobeser, Medicine
  • J. Enrique Zamora, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Promotion to Associate Professor

  • Christopher M. Booth, Oncology
  • Robert J. Campbell, Ophthalmology
  • Robert J. Connelly, Paediatrics
  • Mala Joneja, Medicine
  • Janet M. van Vlymen, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Karen E. Yeates, Medicine

Continuing Appointment and Promotion to Associate

  • Anne Brule, Library
  • Amy Kaufman, Library

Continuing Appointment and Promotion to Librarian

  • Nasser Saleh, Library

Promotion to Librarian

  • Michele Chittenden, Library

Promotion to Professor

  • Mary Louise Adams, Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Richard Ascough, Religious Studies
  • Bruce Banfield, Biomedical Medical and Molecular Sciences
  • Judy-Anne Chapman, Public Health Sciences
  • Kevin Deluzio, Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering
  • John Drover, Surgery
  • Leandre Fabrigar, Psychology
  • Mohamed Ibnkahla, Electrical and Computing Engineering
  • Ian Janssen, Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Ingrid Johnsrude, Psychology
  • Sadan Kelebek, Mining
  • Marianna Kontopoulou, Chemical Engineering
  • Scott Lamoureux, Geography
  • James Miller, Religious Studies
  • Carlos Saavedra, Electrical and Computing Engineering
  • Yael Schlick, English
  • Gregory G. Smith, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Denise Stockley, CTL and Education
  • Patrick Stroman, Diagnostic Radiology
  • Tanveer E. Towheed, Medicine

Appointments

Faculty of Health Sciences

D. Phillip Wattam — Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education

Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is pleased to announce that Phillip Wattam has been appointed assistant dean, distributed medical education,  in the School of Medicine within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University for an initial term from Oct. 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018.

Dr. Wattam received his MD from Queen’s University in 1979. Following his undergraduate studies , he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Queen’s and obtained his fellowship in internal medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

For three decades, Dr. Wattam has been extensively involved in patient care and training at Queen’s partner hospitals and regional care sites. He has been a member of the attending staff at Quinte Healthcare Corporation, Belleville General Hospital and Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital since 1983. He was on the consulting staff at Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory from 1986 to 2012 and on the attending staff at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals since 2002. As a lecturer in the Department of Medicine since 1985, he taught postgraduate trainees in family medicine, anesthesiology and internal medicine. He was appointed to a geographically full-time position as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine in 2001 and held that position until 2012. During that time he served as head of the Division of General Internal Medicine and contributed significantly to the revision of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. Under his guidance, the program achieved a successful accreditation review in 2007. Dr. Wattam continues to hold an adjunct appointment in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Wattam has also held administrative and professional volunteer roles as chair of the Internal Medicine Units Governing Council at Queen’s, head of the Department of Medicine at Belleville General Hospital, president of the Medical Staff at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, medical director of the Stroke Network for Southeastern Ontario, and member of the Internal Medicine Specialty Committee for the RCPSC (vice-chair from 2007-09).

In making this announcement, the provost extends his sincere thanks to Eugene Dagnone, who retired in June 2013 after more than a decade of leadership as director and then assistant dean for Regional Medical Education. 

Other appointments in the Faculty of Health Sciences:

  • Faiza Khurshid, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics (Sept. 1, 2013)
  • Farooq Naeem, Associate Professor, Psychiatry (Sept. 30, 2013)
  • Yuhuan Xie, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (Sept. 9, 2013)
  • Simon French, Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy (Sept. 9, 2013)

Committees

Headship Selection Committee — Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

D. Jean Hutchinson’s term as head of the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering is scheduled to end on June 30, 2014. Dr. Hutchinson is willing to consider reappointment.

In accordance with the terms of Article 41 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, an abridged selection committee has been struck to assist the provost and vice-principal (academic) in the selection of the next head. Under the rules of the Collective Agreement, members of the bargaining unit within the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering have elected the following people to the committee:

  • Georgia Fotopoulos, Associate Professor
  • Rob Harrap, Lecturer, Continuing Adjunct
  • Heather Jamieson, Professor
  • Guy Narbonne, Professor
  • Ron Peterson, Professor

The committee will be chaired by Associate Dean Bob Lemieux and Associate Dean Kim McAuley of the School of Graduate Studies will be a non-voting member.

Under Article 41.3.3, if the head indicates that s/he wants to be renewed, “the abridged Selection Committee shall consult with the members of the Department, and if it concludes that there is a clear departmental consensus in favour of renewal, it shall recommend to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) that the Head be renewed.” If the committee concludes that there is no clear consensus for renewal, a full committee shall then be constituted.

To assist in this consultation process, you are invited to express your views on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering and whether you favour renewal of the present head. If you wish to offer comments on these matters, please be advised that your letter will be reviewed by the committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. Please send all comments to the attention of Diane Reid by Nov. 8, 2013.

Headship Selection Committee — Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Michael Birk’s term as head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is scheduled to end on June 30, 2014. Dr. Birk has indicated in writing that he is willing to be considered for a second term.
Accordingly, under the provisions of Article 41.3.3 (a), of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, an abridged selection committee has been constituted consisting of the following elected members:

  • Professor Ronald Anderson
  • Professor Tim Bryant
  • Professor Mark Daymond
  • Professor Kevin Deluzio
  • Professor Keith Pilkey

The committee will be chaired by Dean Kimberly Woodhouse.

Under Article 41.3.3, “the abridged Selection Committee shall consult with the members of the Department, and if it concludes that there is a clear departmental consensus in favour of renewal, it shall recommend to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) that the Head be renewed.” If the committee concludes that there is no clear consensus for renewal, a full committee shall then be constituted.

To assist in this consultation process, you are invited to express your views on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and whether you favour renewal of the present head. If you wish to offer comments on these matters, please be advised that your letter will be reviewed by the committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. Please send all comments to the attention of Donna Horner by Oct. 25, 2013.

Headship Selection Committee — Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Michael Greenspan’s term as head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is scheduled to end on June 30, 2014. Dr. Greenspan has indicated in writing that he is willing to be considered for a second term.

Accordingly, under the provisions of Article 41.3.3 (a), of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, an abridged selection committee has been constituted consisting of the following elected members:

  • Professor Geoffrey Chan
  • Professor Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad
  • Professor Praveen Jain
  • Professor Michael Korenberg
  • Professor Evelyn Morin
  • Professor Shahram Yousefi

The committee will be chaired by Dean Kimberly Woodhouse.

Under Article 41.3.3, “the abridged Selection Committee shall consult with the members of the Department, and if it concludes that there is a clear departmental consensus in favour of renewal, it shall recommend to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) that the Head be renewed.” If the committee concludes that there is no clear consensus for renewal, a full committee shall then be constituted.

To assist in this consultation process, you are invited to express your views on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and whether you favour renewal of the present head. If you wish to offer comments on these matters, please be advised that your letter will be reviewed by the committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. Please send all comments to the attention of Donna Horner by Oct. 25, 2013.

Headship Review Committee — Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Victor Tron’s first term as head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine will end on June 30, 2014 and Dr. Tron has indicated that he is willing to be considered for reappointment.

The procedure to be followed in reviewing the headship is the Modified Reappointment Process for Heads of Clinical Departments. In accordance with this document, a Joint Committee has been established to provide advice to the provost and vice-principal (academic) of Queen’s University and the chief executive officers of Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care Centre on the reappointment of Dr. Tron and the present state and future prospects of the department. The membership of the committee includes:

  • Stephen L. Archer, Head, Department of Medicine
  • David P. Lillicrap, Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
  • C. Dale Mercer, Chief of Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • C. Ruth Wilson, VP Medical and Academic Programs, Providence Care Centre
  • Iain D. Young, Executive Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • David T. Zelt (co-chair), Chief of Staff and VP, Medical Administration, Kingston General Hospital
  • Richard K. Reznick (co-chair), Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Connie Wighton (secretary), Staffing Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty, staff, students, residents, members of the teaching hospitals and other members of the university and health sciences communities are invited to submit comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and the degree of support for the reappointment of Dr. Tron as head. Submissions are to be sent by Nov. 1, 2013 to the co-chairs either in writing c/o Connie Wighton, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, K7L 3N6 or electronically to wightonc@queensu.ca. Responses will remain confidential and will be shared only with the members of the review committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.
 

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