Jan Allen Appointed as Interim Director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
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...
Website Will Invite Input on Post Secondary Education
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.
Queen's Not Signing Access Copyright Licence
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.
Appointment of the Vice-Provost (International)
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.
Appointment of Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Queen’s University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brenda Brouwer as Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies for a five year term effective July 1, 2012.
Senate in brief
Highlights from the May 22 meeting of Senate.
University balances budget for 2012-13
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.
Reappointment of Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Queen’s University is pleased to announce that Dr Kimberly Woodhouse has accepted reappointment as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a five year term effective July 1, 2012.
Board of Trustees in brief
Highlights from the May 4 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Symposium on Learning Outcomes Assessment: A Practical Guide
Council of Ontario Universities
Provost Presents New Budget Model
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.
Access Copyright Update
May 14, 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.
New budget planning model focus of open discussion
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is hosting an open discussion for the Queen’s community about the university’s new budget model, just prior to the next scheduled Senate meeting on April 17.
University moves forward on new campus master plan
March 28, 2012 The university is embarking on a process for updating the Campus Plan.
Sparking a discussion on accessibility
A key part of the university’s new Accessibility Framework is ongoing communication and consultation with the Queen’s and broader communities.
Provost Harrison and V-P Davis post latest financial update
The latest financial update to the Queen’s community provides a look at the fiscal year ending April 30, 2012 and the preliminary 2012-13 operating budget, and a brief introduction to the new budget model, which will be introduced for the 2013-14 budget year.
Financial update from the Provost and V-P (Academic) and the V-P (Finance and Administration)
We are writing at this time to provide the Queen's Community with a financial update, which covers the fiscal year ending April 30, 2012, the preliminary 2012-13 operating budget, and a brief introduction to the new budget model, to be introduced for the 2013-14 budget year.
New course format enhances student learning experience
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.
Earlier offers of admission spark interest in open houses
The university expects to welcome more prospective students during the upcoming March break open houses than in previous years.
Queen's community learns more about new Quality Assurance processes and resources
February 23, 2012 Department heads and graduate coordinators recently attended workshops that focused on the new processes for reviewing and approving academic programs.
Students continue significant contribution to the Queen's Centre
At its January 19th, the AMS Assembly voted to approve the final transfer to the university of student-fee contributions towards the Queen’s Centre project.
Employment Equity and Human Rights Initiative awards presented
Provost Alan Harrison presented the inaugural Employment Equity Award to Wendy Powley and the Human Rights Initiative Award to Jessica Sinclair, chair of the Alma Mater Society's Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP), at a recent ceremony.
Writing Centre evolves to meet student needs
January 19, 2012 The Writing Centre is increasing its focus on its core mandate, providing programs and one-on-one academic writing tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students.
Search for Bader Centre director to begin
As work continues at the site of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen’s is now seeking a director for the centre.
New accessibility framework approved
December 19, 2011 The university’s new accessibility framework has been approved by the Vice-Principals’ Operations Committee.
Queen's performs well on student engagement survey
November 30, 2011 Queen’s benchmark scores remain strong in the latest National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted last spring.
University moves ahead with new quality assurance processes
November 28, 2011 Implementation of Queen’s new Quality Assurance Processes (QUQAPs) is well underway as part of a province-wide transition aimed at enhancing the quality and improving the consistency of all undergraduate and graduate programs offered by Ontario universities.
Senate unanimously endorses academic plan
An academic plan for the university has been unanimously endorsed by Senate.
Senate to vote on Academic Plan
November 17, 2011 Next week’s Senate meeting is "decision day" for the university's proposed academic plan.
Queen's remains among top five Canadian universities in Maclean's survey
November 17, 2011 Queen’s is up one to fourth place overall for medical doctoral universities, and holding steady on most indicators of performance this year, according to the 2011 Maclean’s University Rankings.
Performing arts centre construction to begin
University Provost and VP (Academic) Alan Harrison (left) tours the site of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts with music professor Gordon Smith, chair of the Centre’s operations and planning committee, and associate dean of Arts and Science.
V-Ps provide financial update
Provost and V-P (Academic) Alan Harrison and V-P (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis talk about the development of the university’s 2012-2013 budget, last year’s financial results, and progress being made on a number of major challenges in their first financial update to the community of the academic year.
Supporting an integrated planning model for Queen's
October 19, 2011 Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is making changes in the structure of his office to support its significantly broadened role.
October Financial update from the Provost and V-P (Academic) and V-P (Finance and Administration)
As the university's Chief Budget Officer, the Provost is ultimately responsible for determining the budgets of both academic and service units at Queen's, but once we are into a budget year it falls to Finance to put the budget into effect. It is for this reason, among many others that the Provost and the Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) work very closely together, and it is in this context that we jointly bring you the first financial update for this current academic year.
Message from Provost Alan Harrison
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.
Financial update focuses on university's operating budget
The University’s 2011-12 operating budget is the subject of the latest financial update from Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob Silverman and Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis.
Building a framework for accessibility
All aspects of accessibility at Queen’s are being evaluated over the summer months to ensure the university has a comprehensive and functional framework for addressing the provincial government’s Integrated Accessibility Regulation.