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Queen's University

Provost's Advisory Committee on Mental Health

Terms of Reference

Building upon the recommendations of the Final Report of the Principal’s Commission on Mental Health (PCMH - issued November 2012), this committee is responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and reporting on the progress of, mental health initiatives across the university. More specifically, the committee will, in the context of the recommendations of the PCMH Final Report:

  • Evaluate priorities
  • Determine resource requirements relative to those priorities
  • Assess budgetary and organizational impacts of new initiatives
  • Promote the streaming of relevant policies, protocols, and processes
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration, and foster potential synergies, both internal and external to the university
  • Develop appropriate metrics for reporting on progress of mental health initiatives

The committee will prepare a report annually, to be submitted, for information, to Senate, to the Board of Trustees, and to the wider Queen's community.

Annual Report

The PCMH 2014 Annual Report, completed in June 2014, was developed through extensive consultation with the Queen's and wider Kingston community. The report outlines a number of recommendations and action items regarding mental health initiatives.


Membership Status
L. Beswick

SGPS Representative

M. Condra

Director of Health, Counselling and Disability Services

L. Daneshmend

Provost's delegate- Deputy Provost

P. Lloyd

AMS Representative

R. Milev

Head, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences

K. Murphy

Director, Risk Management, Office of the Vice-Principal (Finance & Administration)

E. Sadinsky Jeffrey

Executive Director, Student Affairs

A. Tierney

Vice-Provost and Dean, Student Affairs

P. Watkin

Associate Director, Academic Initiatives

M. Young


Chair: L. Daneshmend
Secretary: P. Watkin



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