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Queen's University

Reappointment of Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

May 31, 2012

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.  The offer of reappointment from the Principal, Daniel Woolf, was in response to the unanimous and enthusiastic recommendation of the Advisory Committee, which was chaired by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

 Dr Woodhouse was originally appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University in June 2007.  A graduate of McGill University and McMaster University, Kim came to Queen’s from the University of Toronto, where she served as a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and the Associate Director of the Advanced Regenerative Tissue Engineering Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, a multi-institutional centre to bring basic scientists, engineers and clinicians together to develop novel constructs for soft tissue engineering.

 Despite facing challenging times financially, Dr Woodhouse has accomplished a great deal in her first five years as Dean.  Notable among these are the development of the Faculty's academic plan and strategic plan, the new Innovation and Global Leadership program, a joint initiative with the Queen's School of Business, which admitted its first students this spring, and the Aboriginal Access to Engineering program.

 Dr Woodhouse currently serves on the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Board and the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board.  She has received a number of awards, including the Medal for Excellence in Engineering Education from Engineers Canada, the Premier’s Excellence Award and the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Medal, awarded “in recognition of valuable contributions made while furthering the technical advancement of the engineering profession in Ontario and its application to the public welfare”.  In May 2008, Dr Woodhouse was named a Fellow of the Society of Biomaterials and in June 2008, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.  

 The following individuals served as members of the Advisory Committee: 

Membership   Status
A. Harrison    
Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)
Head, Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining
D. Dodgson     

President, Queen’s Engineering Society 

A. Fam         
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovative and Retrofitted Structures, Department of Civil Engineering
C. Fekken  Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
D. Hanes Head, Department of Physics 
I. Bujara Director of the Human Rights and Equity Offices 
J. McMillan Director of Development, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
D. Rappaport Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
S. Liss Vice-Principal (Research) 
K. O'Brien  Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)
F. Siemonson  Alumnus, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
M. Scribner Member, Society of Graduate and Professional Students
S. Tanner Director, Finance and Administration, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Chair: A. Harrison

Secretary: K. O'Brien

The Principal and the Provost wish to place on record their thanks to all these individuals for their willingness to undertake this responsibility.



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