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For the Record: Sept. 26, 2013

Wed, 09/25/2013


Vice-Provost (International) accepts position in Australia

Jim Lee, Queen's Vice-Provost (International), has accepted the position of deputy vice-chancellor (international) at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. In his new role, Dr. Lee will report directly to the vice-chancellor and will be charged with expanding Macquarie University’s international profile and recruitment outreach. 

Dr. Lee will remain vice-provost (international) until October 31. Prior to his departure, Provost Alan Harrison will announce interim arrangements for oversight of the international portfolio, to which the university remains committed.

Dr. Harrison congratulates Dr. Lee on his new position and thanks him for his tremendous contributions to Queen’s. Dr. Lee has served in several leadership positions, including as an associate dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science, academic integrity advisor to the provost, and for the past year and a half as vice-provost (international), where he has made significant contributions to the success of Queen’s international efforts.


Director — Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity

Members of the university community are reminded that nominations, including self-nominations, for the position of director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity, are due by Oct. 1, 2013. Please submit your nomination, either by email to spsdirec@queensu.ca, or in writing to Kim Richard Nossal, Director, School of Policy Studies, 209 Robert Sutherland Hall.

Employment Equity Award

The Council on Employment Equity and the Equity Office are calling for nominations for the annual Employment Equity Award. Created in 2011, the award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of individuals, groups or organizations that are going above and beyond legislated requirements or their institutional mandate to help Queen’s become a truly representative and inclusive workplace.

The nomination period is open until Jan. 17, 2014. More information


Call for presenters — 15th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Research: "Honouring the Kahswentha: Reclamation, Renewal, Reconciliation" Nov. 8-9, 2013

In celebration of the 400-year anniversary of the Two Row Wampum belt, the Four Directions Aboriginal
Student Centre (FDASC) is dedicating this year’s symposium to the Kahswentha, the Haudenosaunee record of the first agreement between the Haudenosaunee and European newcomers. The Kahswentha, or Two Row Wampum, forms the basis for the covenant chain of all subsequent treaty relationships made by the Haudenosaunee and other Native Nations with settler governments on this continent. The Wampum outlined a mutual, three-part commitment to friendship, peace between peoples, and living in parallel forever (as long as the grass is green, as long as the waters flow downhill and as long as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west).

FDASC invites submissions from Indigenous Wisdom Keepers, community members and professionals,as well as from faculty and graduate students in all academic disciplines. The organizers place no restrictions on how individual presenters choose to approach the topic “Honouring the Kahswentha.” Audio-visual support is available. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length.

The symposium is conducted in a fashion expressing respect for traditional Indigenous protocol. Indigenous
community members and Elders will be in attendance as participants and stakeholders, and presentation Q&A will be in the form of a talking circle. The sessions are moderated with the use of a talking stick and given guidance by Indigenous Elders.

FDASC asks that interested parties reply with a brief abstract of the presentation, as well as a brief
biography of the presenter(s), no later than Oct. 11, 2013. Please forward submissions and inquiries to: Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, 146 Barrie St., Kingston, Ontario K7L3N6. Tel: 613-533-6970. Fax: 613-533-6272. Email: 0beh@queensu.ca

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