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.
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 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.
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.”
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.
Dr. David Saunders’ term as Dean of the School of Business ends on June 30, 2013. Dr. Saunders has indicated that he would consider a further term as Dean should it be the wish of the University community.
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and Chair of the Provost’s Advisory Committee on the Budget (PACB), has posted an update on the university’s new activity-based budget model, and the budget process for 2013/14. The university decided to adopt a new budget model to help facilitate planning and provide a better tool to units in support of decision-making.
The university has established a Student Learning Experience (SLE) task force to examine the Queen’s learning experience. Student learning experience is one of the four pillars of the Academic Plan. Please click the link above for more information
Organization Announcement regarding the appointment of a new deputy provost
Queen’s has submitted its proposed mandate statement, vision and priority objectives as requested by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).
A new website has been launched that provides opportunities for the Queen’s community to learn about and comment on the university’s budget model and planning process as it moves forward.
Dr. Alistair MacLean’s term as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science ends on June 30, 2013. Dr. MacLean has indicated that he does not wish to be considered for another term as Dean.
Mr. William Flanagan’s term as Dean of the Faculty of Law ends on June 30, 2013. Mr. Flanagan has indicated that he does not wish to be considered for another term as Dean.
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) is pleased to announce that Ms. Jan Allen has been appointed as Interim Director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (AEAC) effective...
The Ontario government recently released a discussion paper called Strengthening Ontario's Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge, which highlights the government’s vision and priorities for the post secondary education (PSE) sector, including putting students first; meeting the needs of the creative economy; and focusing on productivity, innovation and sustainability.
After significant discussion with campus groups, Queen’s has decided not to sign a model licence agreed on by the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada (AUCC) and Access Copyright.
The Provost, Alan Harrison, is pleased to announce that Dr. James K.W. Lee has accepted an appointment as Vice-Provost (International) for a two-year term effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Lee will succeed Dr. John Dixon who completes his term as Vice-Provost (International) at the end of June.
Senate in brief: Highlights from the May 22, 2012 meeting of Senate.
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), recently made a presentation on the university’s 2012-2013 budget to an open meeting of Queen’s community members.
Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce that Kimberly Woodhouse has accepted reappointment as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a five year term effective July 1, 2012.
Highlights from the May 4 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
The Symposium on Learning Outcomes Assessment
A revision to the Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) has now been approved by both the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents (OCAV) and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (COU Quality Council).
Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison recently held an open session on the introduction of a new activity-based budget model at Queen’s.
May 15, 2012: Queen’s will be signing a letter of intent to accept the model licence agreed on between the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and Access Copyright.
The Queen's Community is invited to an open discussion about Queen's University's New Budget Model
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is hosting an open discussion for the Queen’s community about the university’s new budget model.
The university is currently embarking on a process for updating the Campus Plan.
An upcoming town hall is aimed at contributing to a collaborative community at Queen’s, where there will be an update on the progress of the framework.
The financial update focuses on the fiscal year ending April 30, 2012 and the preliminary 2012-13 operating budget, and a brief introduction to the new budget model, to be implemented for 2013-2014 budget year.
Psychology 100 has the highest enrolment of any course at Queen’s and it’s recently received a design makeover that is having a major impact on students and faculty.
The university expects to welcome more prospective students during the upcoming March break open houses than in previous years.
Department heads and graduate coordinators recently attended workshops that focused on the new processes for reviewing and approving academic programs.
Provost Alan Harrison presented the inaugural Employment Equity Award to Wendy Powley and the Human Rights Initiative Award to Jessica Sinclair on January 27, 2012.
Significant investment by students to the Queen’s Centre, which opened its doors in December 2009, will total approximately $10.6 million.
The Writing Centre, a valuable academic resource for students, is increasing its focus on its core mandate.
A search committee is being established that will be chaired by University Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison.
Queen's new accessibility framework has been approved by the Vice-Principals’ Operations Committee.
Queen’s benchmark scores remain strong in the latest National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted last spring.
Implementation of Queen’s new Quality Assurance Processes (QUQAPs) is well underway.
Senate approved the Queen’s University Academic Plan 2011, which consists of a 13-page academic plan summary and four pillars.
A motion from the Senate Academic Planning Task Force calls for Senate to approve the plan and its supporting four pillars.
Queen’s remains among top five Canadian universities in Maclean’s survey
The Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts' construction is scheduled to begin soon and completed for Fall 2013, becoming a cultural hub for the region.
Update on development of the university’s 2012-2013 budget, last year’s financial results, and progress being made on a number of major challenges.
Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is making changes in the structure of his office to support its significantly broadened role.
With just a few days under my belt as the new Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s, I wanted to send a short message to faculty, students and staff to introduce myself.
A message from the Provost on the financial update
A working group from the Provost Office and the Office of Administration and Finance expects to have recommendations by the end of the summer for a renewed accessibility process, system and structure for Queen’s