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Academic Integrity @ Queen's

  • Who Are We?

Who Are We?  

In June 2007, former Vice-Principal (Academic), Dr. Patrick Deane, appointed Dr. Jim Lee to the position of Academic Integrity Advisor to the Vice-Principal (Academic) (later Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)) and Charles Sumbler to the Position of Assistant, Academic Integrity (now Senior Associate to the Provost). Together, their primary goal is to raise and promote the profile of Academic Integrity at Queen's.

Academic Integrity Advisor to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)


Dr. Jim Lee received his B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from Queen's, and an MA and PhD from Princeton University. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Fellow at the Australian National University (Canberra) before coming to Queen's in 1996 as a Queen's National Scholar in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. He was promoted to Professor in 2007.

Dr. Lee's research focuses on the applications of diffusion and transport mechanisms in the radioisotopic dating of rocks to solve fundamental geological and geological-engineering problems in such diverse areas as the ancient assembly of supercontinents, the thermal evolution of the Earth's crust, tectonics, and mineral exploration. He has published widely in scholarly scientific journals including Nature and has collaborated actively with a variety of industry partners. Dr. Lee was a co-recipient of the Brian J. Skinner Award from Society of Economic Geologists and has also been the recipient of several Queen's teaching awards, including the Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Alma Mater Society and the Golden Apple Award from the Faculty of Applied Science.

He also serves as a member of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board – the national body responsible for the accreditation of all engineering programs in Canada, and is a Lieutenant-Governor Appointed Councillor of Professional Engineers Ontario - the regulatory body that licenses Ontario's 70,000 professional engineers and sets the standards for engineering practice in the province.

Senior Associate to the Provost

Charles Sumbler is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from Queen's University. Before joining the Office of the Vice-Principal (Academic), Charles spent a year as the AMS Commissioner of Academic Affairs. While in the AMS, Charles became interested in promoting AI and began to look at ways that AI concepts could be used to support students, and the Queen's community as a whole, in their scholarly work.

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