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Queen's University
 

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VP Operations and Finance

a listing of departments in the VP (Operations and Finance) portfolio.

Financial Services

This large department made up of Investment Services, Purchasing and Payables, Pensions and Insurance, Financial Systems and Operations, Financial Analysis and Budgeting, and Financial Accounting and Reporting is responsible for all aspects of the university's day-to-day financial operation. It administers the budget and payroll, pays suppliers, collects student fees, prepares internal and external financial reports, and advises departments on accounting matters. For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/fins/contact/.

Environmental Health and Safety

This department works to maintain a responsible, safe and healthy working environment for staff, faculty and administration at Queen's. The department is responsible for hazardous waste management, radiation safety, biohazard safety, emergency responsiveness, injuries incurred at work, processing of Workplace and Insurance Safety Board claims for Queen's employees, environmental management, and chemical safety. For more information please visit them online at http://www.safety.queensu.ca/.

Risk Management and Audit Services

RMAS assists senior management and the Board of Trustees in the effective discharge of their responsibilities through the continuous assessment of risks (financial, regulatory, operational, reputational), the efficiency and effectiveness of controls, and compliance with laws and regulations. For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/rmas/.

Information Technology Services

This unit (also known as ITServices or ITS) provides computing services to the campus for research, instructional, administrative, and personal purposes. In addition, ITServices is responsible for campus telecommunications and networks, classroom projection equipment, video and multimedia production, administrative support systems, data storage and backup services, and web-based instructional tools. ITServices sells, repairs, and upgrades both PCs and Macintosh microcomputers for use by departments and individuals, and sells computer supplies, peripherals, and selected software. ITServices also provides computers, printers, and scanners for use by faculty, staff, and students in several sites across campus. For more information please visit them online at http://www.its.queensu.ca/.

Physical Plant Services

The mission of Physical Plant Services is to construct, operate and maintain the buildings, grounds and infrastructure of Queen's University to the highest possible standards so as to create and sustain a positive environment for education and research. For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/pps/.

Campus Planning and Development

This department is responsible for coordinating the physical planning of the university in response to academic and related needs. Its goal is to help create and maintain a quality learning and work environment, with long-term planning issues in mind. It conducts studies for the campus plan, establishes design guidelines and administrative procedures for capital projects, and advises on matters related to campus planning and development. Its services include campus planning, space planning, feasibility analysis, facilities planning and design, signage implementation, landscape architecture and project management. For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/camplan/.

Campus Security

The mandate of Campus Security is to promote a safe and welcoming environment that recognizes and is respectful of the diverse nature of the Queen's Community. They are responsible for crime prevention and awareness, 24-hour monitoring and emergency response, alarm monitoring, student patrols, and the Off-Campus Response Program. For more information please visit them online at http://www.queensu.ca/security/.

Printing and Materials Distributions

This department does a huge range of colour and black-and-white printing for other departments, faculty, and students within the university. Among other things, it produces university letterhead, business cards, exams, administrative forms, brochures, conference materials, and research reports. As well, it offers a volume photocopy service. It also earns some money for the university by doing printing for outside customers.

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