Jill Scott admits she surprised herself a little when she decided to take on the role of Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) last year. A professor in the departments of German and Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s since 2001, Dr. Scott says looking back, “I was the person with research written all over me.”
The university has withdrawn its application for a noise by-law exemption for two West Campus fields, pending further consultation on the matter.
The Human Rights and Equity Office along with the Council on Employment Equity hosted an awards ceremony on March 5 to recognize members of the university community for their work advancing human rights, equity and accessibility at Queen’s.
Queen’s will host an awards ceremony on March 5 to celebrate members of the campus community who advance the university’s mandate of achieving equality and human rights in all facets of the institution.
An external review of Queen’s international portfolio will kick off February 24 with a two-day site visit by Julie McMullin and Ruth Moir.
The Strategic Enrolment Management Group (SEMG) is seeking feedback from the Queen’s community on a draft of its Long-Term Strategic Enrolment Management Framework. The framework, developed after a process of extensive community engagement and consultation by the SEMG, proposes five key principles to guide enrolment planning at Queen’s.
January 21, 2014 Senate in brief
The Strategic Enrolment Management Group (SEMG), a committee charged with developing a long-term strategic management framework, is expected to release a draft of its work in early February.
The latest catalogue from McGill-Queen’s University Press (MQUP) is now available online, boasting new offerings in history, public policy, philosophy, culture, and beyond.
For the Record: Jan. 23, 2014
As acting director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, a role she assumed in the fall of 2012, Jan Allen made a concerted effort to expand the gallery’s connections with the academic community. She wants to see that work continue and grow now that she has been appointed director of the Art Centre.
The agreement with Blyth Educational Travel to offer Queen’s-Blyth Worldwide (QBW), a study abroad and experiential learning program for faculty and students from Queen’s and other universities, will not be renewed for 2015.
Queen’s new Library and Archives Master Plan (LAMP) envisions a transformed library system to meet the needs of students and researchers now and over the next twenty years.
Political studies student Cory Bentley (Artsci’14) has had a thing for Japan ever since he was a small boy, when he became intrigued by anime, just like his older brother.
Julie Harmgardt says winning the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award in 2011 has made her work running InvisAbilities, an organization she started that helps break down barriers and misconceptions around hidden or non-visible disabilities, more powerful.
Highlights from the Dec. 2 meeting of Senate
Three innovative Queen’s-led projects to enhance the student learning experience and reduce administrative costs will receive a total of $6.8 million from the Government of Ontario’s Productivity and Innovation Fund.
Hundreds of people passionate about teaching and learning are expected to gather this June in Kingston as Queen’s plays host to the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).
Members of the Queen’s and Kingston communities attended an open house in the BioSciences complex to learn about the draft Campus Master Plan (CMP).
The Dec. 5 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
Professor Anne Godlewska says her first glimpse into what it means to be a great teacher came when she was a little girl.
The newly appointed director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Jerry Doiron sits down for a chat with Meredith Dault, Senior Communications Officer.
Four out of 23 initial submissions to this year’s round of the Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) program have been selected to advance to the second stage of the competition.
The Nov. 21 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
A proposed university policy on employment equity has been posted to the website of the University Secretariat for review and comment by the Queen’s community.
Queen's Athletics & Recreation honoured their 2012-13 academic all-stars at a reception held this week in the Athletics & Recreation Centre.
More than 120 members of the Kingston community got an early start to the day with coffee and conversation at the Principal’s Community Breakfast.
Highlights from the Oct. 29 meeting of Senate
English literature student Jacob Halpenny (Artsci’14) has no hesitation in saying that living and studying abroad is difficult. But, he says, it’s that difficulty – those challenges of being completely immersed in another culture – that makes it so worthwhile.
The Nov. 7 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (IBCPA) is steadily taking shape on the Kingston waterfront. When it opens in 2014, the facility will feature an acoustically superior concert hall, a studio theatre, a screening room and a rehearsal space. It will be home to the university’s film and media departments, and will be used by the departments of drama and music, and the BFA program.
After months of in-depth study and extensive consultation, the draft content of the Campus Master Plan (CMP) will be presented to the Queen’s community at the Campus and Community Open House #2 on Friday Dec. 6.
Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Alan G. Green Fireplace Reading Room at Stauffer Library on Oct. 30 for the official launch of the new Accessibility Hub.
Jim Lee marked his final day as Queen’s vice-provost (international) on Oct. 31, and will soon be leaving the university to assume the position of deputy vice-chancellor, international, at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
A proposed university policy on accessibility has been posted to the website of the University Secretariat for review and comment by the Queen’s community.
Thirty-nine American architects with Snøhetta, the internationally renowned design firm behind the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (IBCPA), donned hard hats and steel-toed boots to tour the facility as part of a special visit to Queen’s.
The Oct. 24 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
Highlights from the Oct. 4 meeting of the Board of Trustees
Queen's launches its new Accessibility Hub next week as part of its efforts to build a more accessible, inclusive campus community.
Queen’s China Liaison Officer Zhiyao Zhang was honoured over the weekend with a Governor General’s Medallion for his work promoting Canadian education ties in China.
Jim Leech, President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, has been appointed the next chancellor of Queen’s University. Mr. Leech will begin his three-year term on July 1, 2014.
The Oct. 10 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
A newly developed accessibility statement and a disability accommodation statement are helping Queen’s University raise awareness of the supports it offers to individuals who experience barriers to access in the classroom, when seeking information or when participating in university events.
Queen’s University’s Board of Trustees will welcome seven newly elected members at its first meeting of the 2013-14 academic year.
A new university policy on the recovery and distribution of funding in support of the indirect costs of sponsored research has been approved by the Vice-Principals’ Operations Committee.
Plans to build two new residences on Queen’s campus are moving forward after Kingston city council approved zoning by-law amendments for the two sites.
Highlights from the Sept. 17 meeting of Senate
Renovations currently underway in Ellis Hall will see three underutilized classrooms transformed into state-of-the-art spaces to promote active learning. The new classrooms are designed to facilitate interaction between students, to enable small groups of students to work collaboratively, and to allow groups to communicate with the rest of the class and their instructor.
The Sept. 26 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
A new white paper on long term enrolment planning released by the Strategic Enrolment Management Group (SEMG) aims to spark discussion and engage the university community in the enrolment planning process.
The September 12 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
Expressions of interest (EOI) are now being accepted for this year’s round of the Queen’s National Scholars (QNS) program, which aims at attracting outstanding junior and mid-career professors to Queen’s.
The Provost’s Advisory Task Force on the Student Learning Experience invites feedback on its interim report, which makes 12 recommendations to enhance the student learning experience at Queen’s.
The latest catalogue from McGill-Queen’s University Press (MQUP) is now available online, boasting new offerings in history, public policy, linguistics, philosophy, culture and beyond.
The August 22 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
Alumni, faculty and staff of the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle gathered recently for a weekend-long reunion in celebration of the centre’s 20th anniversary.
Susan Mumm believes the role of the university – every university – is to give people the opportunity to transform their lives. The new dean of Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science and history professor says it doesn’t matter whether you are a 17th-century commoner at Oxford or a student of political science at Queen’s in the 21st century.
The July 25 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
The first time Sandy Montgomery saw the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) in East Sussex, England, it was in an advertisement recruiting for an operations manager.
More than 1,800 people came out for the Queen’s Summer BBQ this week.
The addition of a few words could make a world of difference when it comes to safety and security on campus.
A program designed to engage more Aboriginal young people in engineering has just had a boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in the form of a $90,000 PromoScience grant over three years.
Results from a university rankings report that evaluates international institutions by subject area place Queen’s among the world’s elite universities in several academic disciplines.
Please welcome Megan in her new position as Executive Director Planning and Budgeting
David Dodge has announced that he will not seek a third term as chancellor of Queen’s University when his current term ends on June 30, 2014.
With the university’s budget for 2013-14 approved by the Board of Trustees, the planning process for 2014-15 and the two subsequent years is now underway. Units across the university have been asked to prepare detailed budget and staffing submissions by August.
Beginning this fall, Queen’s students will have the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Arts general degree plan in Indigenous Studies through the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Queen’s conferred an honorary degree on Glenn Close on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
A new communication outlining the development of the university’s 2013-14 budget, which was approved by the Board of Trustees on May 10, has been posted to the Provost’s website.
Ontario’s university campuses are shrinking their environmental footprint by conserving energy, reducing waste and recycling, and students are driving the agenda, according to the fourth annual Going Greener report launched by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).
Bell and Queen’s University today announced the launch of the Annual Bell Lecture on Mental Health and Anti-Stigma, an initiative aimed at raising awareness of mental health and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.
Highlights from the May 28 meeting of Senate.
Representatives of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) – a partnership of seven international universities, of which Queen’s is a member – met in Beijing recently to help raise the profile of the network in China.
Queen’s University’s first comprehensive “policy on policies” has been approved the Vice-Principals’ Operational Committee (VPOC) and is now in effect.
New terms of reference for the Queen’s University Planning Committee (QUPC), a joint committee of the Board of Trustees and the Senate, have been approved by both bodies. The newly constituted committee will take on an oversight role of the university’s budget development and capital project planning processes.
Five Queen’s students are in Toronto to take part in this year’s cohort of The Next 36, a leading program that supports budding undergraduate entrepreneurs.
During the first of two Campus & Community Open Houses for the Campus Master Plan (CMP), faculty, staff, students and community members dropped in to Stauffer Library to learn more about the CMP team’s preliminary findings. Queen’s planning partners were on hand to discuss the work so far and hear feedback from those who attended.
Highlights from the May 10-11 meeting of the Board of Trustees
A Victory Medal awarded to a young WWI gunner and former Queen’s student will be finding a permanent home in the University Archives thanks to a gift from Dr. Kevin McCormick, a man who is passionate about preserving and commemorating Canadian military history.
Queen's planning partners working to update the Campus Master Plan (CMP) will be on-hand to hear your feedback during an open house scheduled for May 23.
Highlights from the April 30 meeting of Senate
Queen's University's budget for 2013-14 was approved by the Board of Trustees at its May 10 meeting. The balanced, $457-million budget reflects advice to the Provost from the Provost's Advisory Committee on the Budget and broad consultation with the university community.
It is with the greatest of pleasure that I announce the appointment of Dr. Jill Scott as the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), effective May 1, 2013.
A new Provost’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health (PACMH) has been established by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison to coordinate the implementation of mental health initiatives across campus.
The University Secretariat is inviting feedback from the Queen’s community on a proposal that would create a consistent and coordinated process for developing all future university-wide policies.
Please click here to read highlights from the March 1-2 meeting of the Board of Trustees
Queen’s University and the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) share a belief in the importance of bringing global perspectives into their classrooms. So they are partnering on a new initiative to help attract top international students and enrich the diversity of Kingston schools.
The terms of the current members of the Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University (ACQU) are coming to an end in April and a nominating committee has been struck to seek current members for renewal, as well as new members to participate.
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), hosted a reception honouring Queen’s 16 Loran scholars. The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation grants Loran Awards, one of the most prestigious scholarships in Canada, to students based on their character, service and leadership potential. Loran Awards include mentoring and a summer program in addition to financial support for tuition and living expenses.
The Queen’s University Equity and Human Rights offices presented three awards this week to honour the outstanding achievements of students, faculty and staff who have helped make the university a more inclusive, accessible and equitable place. “These awards celebrate and recognize the extraordinary contributions of these individuals,” says Irène Bujara, Director, Human Rights and Equity offices. “Their work is truly extraordinary – they have gone above and beyond their daily duties and made enormous commitments to make this university a better place.”
Jerry Doiron has been appointed as the director of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (IBCPA), effective June 17. Mr. Doiron comes to Queen’s from Niagara-on-the-Lake’s acclaimed Shaw Festival, where he serves as the planning director. Mr. Doiron will take the helm at the Bader Centre as it becomes the new home for the performing arts at Queen’s and as it begins to develop its own artistic programming.
The university’s Strategic Enrolment Management Group (SEMG) is seeking feedback from the Queen’s community on a draft of its first report. The SEMG will also consult directly with Senate and the Senate Committee on Academic Development. “I encourage students, staff and faculty to send us their thoughts on our report,” says Alan Harrison Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and Chair of SEMG. “We want to hear from the Queen’s community on such an important issue as enrolment.”
The Queen's Senate met on February 12, 2013 and reviewed and approved a number of policies and progress reports from various faculties, departments and committees across the entire university campus. Please click the link above for a complete report on Senate activities and discussion from the February 12, 2013 meeting.
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), announces the membership of the committee to advise Principal Daniel Woolf on the present state and future prospects of the Queen’s School of Business, and on the renewal of its dean, David Saunders. Dr. Saunders has indicated he would like to be considered for a five-year extension to his current term.
Planning for multi-year enrolment at the university is no simple task; many factors come into play during the planning process. The essential services that support undergraduate and graduate students are among the many important considerations, and were front-and-centre at a recent meeting of the university’s Strategic Enrolment Management Group (SEMG).
I am writing once again as Chair of the Advisory Committee charged with the task of advising the Principal on the selection of the Dean of the Faculty of Law, and on behalf of the committee, to provide a reminder of the fast approaching the deadline of January 22, 2013, for responses to my earlier invitation to provide comments for the committee’s consideration.
I am writing as Chair of the Advisory Committee charged with the task of advising the Principal on the selection of the Dean of the Faculty of Law. What follows is written on behalf of the committee, and was prepared in consultation with, and endorsed by, the members of the committee. The purpose of the communication is to provide a report on the discussion at the committee’s first meeting, and to solicit comments from student, staff and faculty in the Faculty of Law.