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News Archives 2012/2013 Academic Year

  • Queen's welcomes new students into residence this weekend
    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.
  • Nomination period for next chancellor now closed

    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 celebrating 25 years

    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.

  • BISC academic director thrives on seeing students challenged

    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.

  • Principal Woolf issues statement of support for detained Canadians

    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.

  • McGill-Queen's University Press releases fall 2013 catalogue

    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.

  • August issue of For the Record now online

    The August 22 issue of For the Record has been posted online.

  • Summer innovation pays off for students

    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 celebrates 25 years

    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.

  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation provide important funding

    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 to protect ash trees on campus

    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.

  • Scholarships helps Atlantic Canadian students thrive

    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

  • BISC alumni reflect on their time at the castle

    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 searches for next CEO

    PARTEQ Innovations, the technology commercialization arm of Queen’s University, is looking for its next president and chief executive officer.

  • International centre seeks hosts for incoming students

    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.

  • Queen's-developed model of learning a hit in Japan

    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 return to Herstmonceux Castle

    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.

  • New dean brings experience from around the globe

    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.

  • Queen's names new university chaplain

    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.

  • Students find inspiration at Castle field school

    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 awards $2 million to graduate students

    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.

  • Current issue of For the Record now online

    The July 25 issue of For the Record has been posted online.

  • Internship program draws top international students to Queens

    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.

  • Psychiatry research centre earns national accreditation

    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 Woolf condemns letter sent to Queen's community members

    Principal Daniel Woolf says he is deeply dismayed to learn about a letter sent to a same-sex couple within the university community.

  • School of Medicine partners with Humber River Hospital

    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.

  • Initiative Campaign inspiring significant support

    After exceeding goals in the last fiscal year, the Initiative Campaign shows no signs of slowing down.

  • Disembarking after an "extraordinary roller coaster ride"

    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.

  • Economics department ranked among world's top 20

    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 partners with Tel Aviv law school

    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.

  • CIBC bank machines coming to campus

    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.

  • AUCC strengthens relationship with Israeli universities

    Principal Daniel Woolf visited Israel and the West Bank this week as part of a delegation of six university presidents to the region.

  • New students SOAR into Queen's

    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.

  • International students give Queen's top marks

    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 a partner in new tuition aid program

    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.

  • Gold medal win for Initiative Campaign at annual Advancement awards

    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.

  • Summer barbecue draws a crowd

    More than 1,800 people came out for the Queen’s Summer BBQ this week.

  • Inaugural Bell Lecture breaks the silence

    Leading Queen's mental health researcher Heather Stuart and award-winning author James FitzGerald highlight the importance of talking about mental illness.

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation makes funding commitment to Queen's

    The Heart and Stroke Foundation has made an unprecedented commitment to support 19 of Canada’s leading research institutions, including Queen’s University.

  • Queen's to accommodate incoming students from flooded areas in Alberta

    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.

  • Campus security services changes its name

    The addition of a few words could make a world of difference when it comes to safety and security on campus.

  • Aboriginal Access to Engineering Program gets NSERC support

    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.

  • Subject rankings place Queen's among world's top schools

    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.

  • Megan Sheppard appointed Executive Director Planning and Budgeting

    Please welcome Megan in her new position as Executive Director Planning and Budgeting

  • David Dodge will not seek a third term as chancellor

    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.

  • 2014-15 budget process underway

    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.

  • Queen's introduces Indigenous Studies BA degree plan

    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.

  • Glenn Close accepts honorary degree

    Queen’s conferred an honorary degree on Glenn Close on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

  • Provost posts communication on the 2013-14 budget

    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.

  • 'Going Greener' highlights sustainability initiatives

    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).

  • Queen's and Bell announce new annual lecture

    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.

  • Senate in brief

    Highlights from the May 28 meeting of Senate.

  • Beijing event raises profile of Matariki Network of Universities

    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.

  • University establishes new policy approval process

    Queen’s University’s first comprehensive “policy on policies” has been approved the Vice-Principals’ Operational Committee (VPOC) and is now in effect.

  • Planning committee's mandate strengthened

    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.

  • Next 36 cultivates leading student entrepreneurs

    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.

  • Open house sparks discussion around Campus Master Plan

    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.

  • Board of Trustees in brief

    Highlights from the May 10-11 meeting of the Board of Trustees

  • Soldier's WWI Victory Medal comes home to Queen's

    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.

  • Have your say on the Campus Master Plan

    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.

  • Senate in brief

    Highlights from the April 30 meeting of Senate

  • Board of Trustees approves 2013-14 budget

    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.

  • Dr. Jill Scott appointed Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)

    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.

  • Provost Establishes Advisory Committee on Mental Health

    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.

  • New framework proposed for development of university policies

    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.

  • Board of Trustees in brief

    Please click here to read highlights from the March 1-2 meeting of the Board of Trustees

  • Partnership with school board aims to attract international students to Kingston

    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.

  • Aboriginal Council looking for new members

    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.

  • University honours Loran scholars

    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.

  • Senate in brief - February 2013

    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.

  • Faculty, staff and students honoured for equity, human rights work

    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 named director of new performing arts centre

    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.

  • University Community invited to comment on enrolment report

    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.”

  • Principal's Advisory Committee- Queen's School of Business

    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.

  • Student Services Support Enrolment Planning

    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).

  • Community update: Dean, Faculty of Law

    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.

  • Update on Search for a Dean, Faculty of Law

    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.

  • New policy outlines copyright changes 
    Queen’s new policy for using copyrighted works reflects recent amendments to the Copyright Act and Supreme Court of Canada decisions. It will have a major impact on teaching at the university.

  • Dean, School of Business
    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.
  • Provost Posts New Budget Model Update
    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.
  • Student Learning Experience Task Force
    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
  • Announcement of New Deputy Provost: Dr. Laeeque Daneshmend
    Organization Announcement regarding the appointment of a new deputy provost
  • Proposed Mandate Statement Builds on Solid Academic Foundation
    Queen’s has submitted its proposed mandate statement, vision and priority objectives as requested by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).
  • New Budget Model Website
    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.
  • Search for Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
    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.
  • Search for Dean, Faculty of Law
    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.
  • 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.

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