Faculty News

*This statement was read by the Dean at Faculty Board on Friday, November 25, 2016.

As the principal said in his statement earlier this week, we, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, are upset and disappointed by the recent events at Queen’s. Any racist event or activity that serves to degrade, mock or marginalize is completely unacceptable and disturbing.

Queen’s is reserving its honorary degrees in 2016 for alumni in celebration of the university’s 175th anniversary. Throughout fall convocation, the Gazette will profile the four honorary degree recipients and explore how Queen’s has impacted their life and career. 

Queen’s faculty members awarded university’s Prize for Excellence in Research.

Five Queen’s professors have been named the 2016 recipients of the university’s Prize for Excellence in Research.

University earns top spot in undergraduate graduation rates, third place for overall student satisfaction.

Queen’s continues to be ranked as one of Canada’s leading medical-doctoral universities according to Maclean’s 2017 university rankings, placing fourth overall in the category.

Queen’s also ranked third amongst the 15 medical-doctoral schools in terms of student satisfaction.

Queen’s and St. Lawrence collaborate on Bachelor of Music Theatre program

Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College celebrated an exciting new collaboration on a one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Music Theatre program at the Isabel Bader Centre.

A highlight of the official signing were performances from St. Lawrence and Queen’s music theatre students from popular musicals including Pippen and The Sound of Music.

Fine art student Kelly Baskin's work to be featured on Magnotta wine label

Queen’s University fine art student Kelly Baskin is making her mark in the art world thanks to Magnotta Winery. The Vaughan-based winery selected her artwork to grace the label of an upcoming bottle of Cabernet.

Lt.-Col. Jeremy Hansen, an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency and a decorated fighter pilot, will visit campus on Sept. 23 as part of the Principal’s Forum Distinguished Visitor series. Lt.-Col Hansen will deliver a presentation on his career, the goals and mission of the CSA, and the importance of following big dreams.

Kimberley Bergeron, SKHS Adjunct and alumna, was interviewed by a reporter from the Toronto Star newspaper on Sunday September 4, 2016. The Star noted Dr. Bergeron's expertise on "how cities can use bylaws and other local powers to improve the health of residents". 

Five Queen's University professors have been elected as fellows to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), one of the highest honours for Canadian academics in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The five newest fellows from Queen's have a wide variety of research interests, including drama, philosophy, art history, and mathematics.

It probably shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that Jacqueline Davies considers Socrates one ­of her heroes. She is, after all, a professor of philosophy. But Dr. Davies has another hero, who has influenced her in ways Socrates never could.

Ms. Frizzle, the eccentric, adventuresome ­third-grade teacher from the “Magic School Bus” cartoon series, keeps Dr. Davies inspired as she encourages her students to “take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”

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