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.
Earlier this fall 120 first year Queen’s students gathered on the Kingston campus to write letters to first year students studying at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC).
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.
Queen’s has released its 2012-13 Annual Report, highlighting some of the significant events and accomplishments that occurred at the university over the past year, and presenting its financial results.
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.
Maclean’s magazine’s annual rankings keeps Queen’s in fourth place overall among Canadian Medical-Doctoral universities for another year.
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.
Queen's School of Business and Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University, China, signed a Letter of Intent today at a ceremony in Beijing to further the relationship between the two institutions.
Principal Daniel Woolf recently made his first trip to Hong Kong on official Queen’s business to meet alumni in the region, visit regional high schools, and experience a part of the world where the university has an established history of educational activity.
The Oct. 10 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
Queen’s launched its annual campaign for the United Way this week with a goal of raising $341,000. The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington supports a network of agencies that provide vital services to the local community.
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.
Principal Daniel Woolf toured several classrooms in Ellis Hall that are being renovated and transformed into environments that facilitate active learning.
The Queen’s Go Abroad Fair, hosted by the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC), is an annual event that has run for two decades on campus.
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 class of ’88 has good reason to celebrate this fall: Homecoming is returning and a new tradition of honouring alumni coming back for their 25th reunion in being inaugurated.
In 2012, Principal Woolf proposed some goals for the University in The Third Juncture: Some Thoughts on the Past, Present and Future of Queen’s University over the Next Decade. The long-term goals outlined in that document include achieving financial sustainability, positioning Queen’s as a Canadian university fundraising leader, and dramatically improving Queen’s international profile.
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.
Queen’s University announced that it has become an official academic partner of The Next 36, a national program that supports budding undergraduate entrepreneurs.
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.
Nine different orientation programs organized by the faculties and other Queen's units are designed to welcome the class of 2017 and introduce them to life at Queen's.
Students move into residence
On Sunday, September 1, more than 3,600 first-year students will move into university residences. Move-in day signals the start of a new school year and kicks off the annual orientation week.
With the nomination period for the next chancellor of Queen’s now closed, the advisory committee responsible for recommending a candidate will review the nominees and make a recommendation to the principal.
Science Quest marked its 25th anniversary of inspiring young minds last week, welcoming current and past day camp participants, parents, instructors and community members at a celebratory BBQ.
For Christian Lloyd (PhD ‘00), the best thing about his position at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) is the opportunity to watch students develop, both academically and personally.
On behalf of Queen’s University, I would like to express my deep concern for the safety and well-being of Prof. John Greyson and Dr. Tarek Loubani currently being detained in Cairo, Egypt.
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.
An innovative gadget designed to charge cell phones in restaurants and bars is among the prize winners at the 2013 Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative (QSII).
Science Quest, a day camp and outreach program founded by undergraduate engineering students at Queen’s University, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of inspiring young minds.
Stephen Vanner and Alan Lomax (School of Medicine) have been awarded $370,000 from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada to help them and their colleagues continue their cutting edge research in this often debilitating illness.
Queen’s University is taking steps to protect its ash trees after the presence of the emerald ash borer in Kingston was announced by the city. The beetle, an invasive species in Canada, can have devastating effects on ash tree populations if the appropriate treatments are not used.
When six students from Canada’s Atlantic region arrive at Queen’s this fall to begin their Commerce degrees, they will be doing so with a significant vote of confidence from two people who know a thing or two about making it in business: Donald Sobey (Com’57), Chair Emeritus of Empire Company Ltd., and his son, Rob (ArtSci’88) president and CEO of Lawton’s Drug Stores Ltd
Over its 20-year history the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) has seen a few thousand students enjoy the unique learning environment it offers at Herstmonceux, the medieval castle in which it resides.
PARTEQ Innovations, the technology commercialization arm of Queen’s University, is looking for its next president and chief executive officer.
The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is looking for community members to host incoming international students for several days in late August or early September.
Using the ICE (Ideas, Connections, Extensions) approach to teaching, learning and assessment, instructors focus on helping students learn to learn. Rather than emphasizing the what, they focus on the how, of learning.
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.
Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, is pleased to announce that Kate Johnson (MDiv’06) has been appointed as Queen’s next university chaplain, effective August 19.
The student testimonials say it all. A once-in-a-lifetime experience. My favourite educational experience. Life-changing. The guest speakers and field trips put the learning into context and made it real.
Queen’s University recently awarded more than $2 million in internal scholarships, fellowships and awards to 185 graduate students. The funding underscores the university’s commitment to supporting its budding researchers, allowing them to develop expertise to enhance their lives and careers, while building new knowledge that has the potential to make a positive impact on society.
The July 25 issue of For the Record has been posted online.
Some of the world’s best undergraduate students are studying at Queen’s this summer through a unique research internship that pairs young talent with Canada’s leading researchers.
Queen's University's Department of Psychiatry and Providence Care, a leading provider of mental health care in southern Ontario, have been granted Accredited Clinical Research Centre status by the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT).
Principal Daniel Woolf says he is deeply dismayed to learn about a letter sent to a same-sex couple within the university community.
Queen’s University and the Humber River Hospital in Toronto have reached a formal affiliation agreement that will see students, residents and clinical fellows from Queen’s University‘s School of Medicine rotate through all of the hospital’s acute care service disciplines, beginning with the Women’s and Children’s Program this August.
After exceeding goals in the last fiscal year, the Initiative Campaign shows no signs of slowing down.
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.
A new set of rankings from Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) positions the Queen’s Department of Economics as first in Canada and among the top 20 institutions worldwide for the achievements of its PhD graduates.
Queen’s is pleased to announce a new partnership between the Queen’s Faculty of Law and the Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Queen’s has signed a five-year deal with CIBC that will bring new automated bank machines to campus, along with revenue to the Alma Mater Society (AMS), the Engineering Society (EngSoc), and the university that will enhance the student experience.
Principal Daniel Woolf visited Israel and the West Bank this week as part of a delegation of six university presidents to the region.
Queen’s Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) is in full swing, with more than 1500 incoming students and their family members expected to visit campus.
A global survey that gauges the experiences of international students shows the learning experience at Queen’s is the best in Canada and one of the best in the world.
Queen’s University is among the Ontario postsecondary institutions that have partnered with the Government of Ontario in the new 100% Tuition Aid for Youth Leaving Care program.
The launch of the most ambitious fundraising campaign in Queen’s University’s history has taken home top honours at the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education’s (CCAE) annual awards, the Prix d’Excellence.
More than 1,800 people came out for the Queen’s Summer BBQ this week.
Leading Queen's mental health researcher Heather Stuart and award-winning author James FitzGerald highlight the importance of talking about mental illness.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation has made an unprecedented commitment to support 19 of Canada’s leading research institutions, including Queen’s University.
High school students in flood-ravaged parts of Alberta will not have their acceptance to Queen’s jeopardized by the fact that they have not been able to write final provincial exams.
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.
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
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