Faculty News

Faculty and students from Queen's Economics Department have swept the top prizes given out by the Canadian Journal of Economics.

A Kingston native and a Kingston adoptee are among 113 new appointees to the Order of Canada announced by the governor general on Thursday.

Barbara Sherwood Lollar was born and raised in Kingston, while John McGarry arrived in Canada as a student in 1981, leaving behind the conflict in Northern Ireland at the time. Planning to remain for only a year, McGarry decided to stay and 35 years later is a Canadian citizen, a distinguished professor at Queen's University and now an officer of the Order of Canada.

Researcher Richard Oleschuk and Trajan Scientific and Medical (Trajan) in Australia are collaborating on the development of the next generation of biochemical instrumentation that will improve the detection of diseases such as cancer.

Queen’s University biology professor Lonnie Aarssen has published a study that, for the first time, provides strong empirical support for a correlation between a motivation to seek accomplishment and an attraction to leisure.

Queen’s stands together with LGBTQ+ community.

There is little anyone can say that can take away that nauseating feeling of hearing that yet another mass murder has occurred. It seems to happen so often these days that the feeling can linger long enough to carry you through to the next tragic event, and we slowly and unwittingly become numb to these senseless acts.

Piers Handling (Arts’71) is rather blunt about his Queen’s experience: “It changed my life.”

My book, Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette examines the debate surrounding these two controversial queens consort as wives, mothers and mistresses of royal households during the years preceding the English Civil Wars of the 1640s and the French Revolution in the late-18th century, respectively. The book manuscript developed from research undertaken over the course of my MA and PhD in the Department of History at Queen’s University.

Queen’s University post doctoral fellow Valerie Michaelson is exploring research around adolescents and spiritual health.

Gordon Smith has been appointed interim dean for the Faculty of Arts and Science, effective July 1, 2016. He takes over from Susan Mumm, who has accepted the position of principal of Brescia University College in London, Ontario. The initial term of Dr. Smith’s appointment is 12 months.

Gordon Smith has held various administrative appointments within the Faculty of Arts and Science since 2003.

Jill Atkinson (Psychology) knows that she is joining some very select company.

Dr. Atkinson is the 2016 recipient of the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award, which recognizes undergraduate, graduate or professional teaching that has had an outstanding influence on the quality of student learning at Queen’s University.

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