Queen's University

For the Record: October 20, 2011

Date: 
Thu, 10/20/2011

Announcements

Bo Wandschneider has been appointed to the role of Associate Vice-Principal (Information Technology Services)/Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective October 17, 2011.

Mr. Wandschneider has over 20 years of experience leading and transforming information technology in higher education. He most recently held the position of Deputy CIO and Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Partnerships in the central IT department at the University of Guelph.

Committees

Faculty of Arts and Science

School of Computing

Selim Akl’s term as Head of the School of Computing is scheduled to end on June 30, 2012. Dr. Akl 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 principal in the selection of the next head. Under the rules of the collective agreement, members of the bargaining unit within the School of Computing have elected the following people to the committee:

James Cordy
Robert Crawford
Janice Glasgow
Hossam Hassanein
James Stewart

The committee will be chaired by G. Cynthia Fekken, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science. Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, and Sandra den Otter, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, will be non-voting members.

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 Principal that the Head be renewed.” If the committee concludes that there is no clear consensus for renewal, a full committee shall than be constituted.

To assist in this consultation process, you are invited to express your views on the present state and future prospects of the School of Computing 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 reiddm@queensu.ca by November 11, 2011.

Department of Chemistry

Michael Baird’s term as acting head of the Department of Chemistry is scheduled to end on June 30, 2012. The principal has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected Members

R. Stan Brown, Professor
Cathleen Crudden, Professor
Hans-Peter Loock, Professor
Nicholas Mosey, Assistant Professor
Richard Oleschuk, Professor

Appointed Members

Johann Jardine, Department Manager
Kyle Hall, Undergraduate Student
Zac Hudson, Graduate Student
Thomas Massey, Cognate Faculty, Professor, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

Applied Science Liaison

Brian Surgenor, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Non-Voting Members

Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
David Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Chair

G. Cynthia Fekken, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Recording Secretary

Diane Reid, Faculty of Arts and Science

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, you are invited to submit your comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Chemistry by November 12, 2011. You are also asked to submit names of possible candidates for the headship. Please send all comments to the attention of Diane Reid reiddm@queensu.ca.

All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members’ views on the qualities required in a head. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Department of Drama

Tim Fort's term as head of the Department of Drama is scheduled to end on June 30, 2012. The principal has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected members

Tim Fort, Professor
Adair Redish, Lecturer
Julie Salverson, Associate Professor
Jenn Stephenson, Associate Professor
Craig Walker, Professor

Appointed Members

Lee Atkinson, Program Coordinator
Radissen Ramoutar, Undergraduate Student
Lynda Jessup, Cognate Faculty, Director, Cultural Studies Program, and Professor, Department of Art

Non-Voting Members

Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Chair

Gordon Smith, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Recording Secretary

Diane Reid, Faculty of Arts and Science

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, you are invited to submit your comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Drama by November 4, 2011. You are also asked to submit names of possible candidates for the headship.

Please send all comments to the attention of Ms Reid reiddm@queensu.ca. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members' views on the qualities required in a head. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Department of Global Development Studies

David McDonald’s term as head of the Department of Global Development Studies is scheduled to end on June 30, 2012. The principal has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected Members

Marc Epprecht, Professor
Villia Jefremovas, Associate Professor
Robert Lovelace, Continuing Adjunct Lecturer
Susanne Soderberg, Professor
Huw Lloyd-Ellis Wood, Professor

Appointed Members

Michelle Knapp-Hermer, Departmental Administrator
Molly Fremes, Undergraduate Student
Siahra Skelton, Graduate Student
Stephen Gyimah, Cognate Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Non-Voting Members

Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
David Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Chair

Bob Lemieux, Acting Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Recording Secretary

Diane Reid, Faculty of Arts and Science

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, you are invited to submit your comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Global Development Studies by November 7, 2011. You are also asked to submit names of possible candidates for the headship.

Please send all comments to the attention of Ms Reid reiddm@queensu.ca. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members' views on the qualities required in a head. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy

David Hanes’ term as head of the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy is scheduled to end on June 30, 2012. The principal has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected Members

Marc Dignam, Professor
Martin Duncan, Professor
James Fraser, Associate Professor
Robert Knobel, Associate Professor
Tony Noble, Professor

Appointed Members

Peggy Hauschildt, Department Manager
Ross Chaudhry, Undergraduate Student
Joel Roediger, Graduate Student
Andrew Lewis, Cognate Faculty, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Brian Surgenor, Applied Science Liaison, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Non-Voting Members

Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
David Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Chair

G. Cynthia Fekken, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Recording Secretary

Diane Reid Faculty of Arts and Science

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, you are invited to submit your comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy by November 12, 2011. You are also asked to submit names of possible candidates for the headship.

Please send all comments to the attention of Ms Reid reiddm@queensu.ca. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members' views on the qualities required in a head. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Department of Political Studies

Janet Hiebert’s term as head of the Department of Political Studies is scheduled to end on June 30, 2012. The principal has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected Members

Keith Banting, Professor
Zsuzsa Csergo, Associate Professor
Catherine Conaghan, Professor
Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Assistant Professor
Charles Pentland, Professor

Appointed Members

Frances Shepherd, Undergraduate Assistant
Jessica Stanley, Undergraduate Student
Edward Koning, Graduate Assistant
Fiona Kay, Cognate Faculty, Professor, Department of Sociology

Non-Voting Members

Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
David Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Chair

G. Cynthia Fekken, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Recording Secretary

Diane Reid, Faculty of Arts and Science

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, you are invited to submit your comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Political Studies by November 11, 2011. You are also asked to submit names of possible candidates for the headship.

Please send all comments to the attention of Ms Reid reiddm@queensu.ca. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members' views on the qualities required in a head. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Department of Sociology

Rob Beamish’s term as acting head of the Department of Sociology is scheduled to end on June 30, 2012. The principal has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected Members

Martin Hand, Associate Professor
Myra Hird, Professor
Fiona Kay, Professor
Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Associate Professor
David Murakami Wood, Associate Professor

Appointed Members

Wendy Schuler, Administrative Assistant
Elyse Armstrong, Undergraduate Student
Stacey Alarie, Graduate Student
Kim Nossal, Cognate Faculty, Professor, Department of Political Studies

Non-Voting Members

Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
David Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Chair

Bob Lemieux, Acting Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Recording Secretary

Diane Reid, Faculty of Arts and Science

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen's University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, you are invited to submit your comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Sociology by November 7, 2011. You are also asked to submit names of possible candidates for the headship.

Please send all comments to the attention of Ms Reid reiddm@queensu.ca. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members’ views on the qualities required in a Head. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Senate

Faculty and students required to serve on Senate committees

Committee service is a valuable way in which members of the university community participate in the governance of Queen's. Senate committees discuss issues of broad interest to the academic community, and make recommendations on policy and practice that are essential to the university's operations and evolution.

For a list of vacancies and application forms, visit the website.

At this time the Senate Nominating Committee seeks faculty who are willing to put their names forward for committee service, for the University Promotions Committee (must be a tenured professor), the University Promotions Advisory Committee (must hold the rank of full professor) or the Information Technology Committee beginning September 1, 2011. Terms are usually for two years, with the number of meetings per year depending on the particular committee's area of responsibility.

As well, students are required for the Senate Orientation Activities Review Board (SOARB) and the Queen's University Engineering Society Services Incorporated (QUESSI). You can click on the committee name to read the terms of reference and composition. An online application form is at the bottom of the vacancy list.

Community members are urged to consider putting their name forward, either for a committee dealing with a subject that is of immediate interest or concern to you, or for a committee dealing with a subject that you know is important. Either way, committee work allows you to directly impact the way Queen's functions as a teaching and research institution, and as a community of scholars, students and staff.

Applications are accepted until the positions are filled.

If you wish to discuss the opportunity of serving on a Senate committee, please feel free to contact the Secretariat Office at (613) 533-6095.

Notices

Deadlines approach for additional voluntary contributions to Queen's Pension Plan

Members of the Queen's Pension Plan (QPP) with pensionable earnings under $150,000 can make additional voluntary contributions (AVCs) to their pension accounts in one of two ways: either by monthly payroll deduction or by a single lump sum payment at the end of the year.

Under the monthly contribution program, which is open for enrolment each February, QPP members make contributions by payroll deduction subject to a monthly limit based on annual pensionable salary. Contributions are deducted every month of the year and continue indefinitely, so there is no need to renew. The next opportunity to enrol will occur in February 2012, at which time existing AVC contributors will also be able to either increase their deductions (subject to the monthly limit) or decrease the deduction by writing to the Payroll Services unit of Human Resources. Participants may also stop the deduction at any time during the year (subject only to re-enrolment restrictions).

Alternatively, members can make a single lump sum payment (or a top-up payment if enrolled in the payroll deduction program) in November to maximize their contributions for 2011:

• members who are currently making monthly AVCs will receive a customized quotation indicating the maximum lump sum payment that they are entitled to make (which is in addition to their current monthly contributions) in order to avoid overcontribution problems, only members whose estimate is in excess of $200 will be notified;
• members who do not make monthly AVCs can obtain an individualized calculation of the lump sum amount that may be deposited as an AVC by contacting the Pensions and Benefits unit of Human Resources (533-6414).

In considering whether to make a voluntary contribution, remember that AVCs made in the current calendar year will be taken into account in the determination of your RRSP contribution limit for the following year. The deadline for returning completed forms and a cheque to the Payroll Services unit of Human Resources is November 4, 2011 (cheques must be dated no later than November 4, 2011 and cannot be postdated). Contributions received after November 4 will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Pensions and Benefits.

Annual general meeting to be held in December

The annual meeting of the Queen's Pension Plan will be held on Friday, December 2 at 1:30 pm in Room 101 Kingston Hall. All plan members are invited to attend.

 

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