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For the Record: Aug. 3

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Marcia Finlayson reappointed as vice-dean of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has reappointed Marcia Finlayson as Vice-Dean of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, for a five-year period beginning July 1, 2017.

Under Dr. Finlayson’s leadership, the School of Rehabilitation Therapy has undergone significant change and growth. Amongst her many accomplishments, she has successfully established a new professorship in the school, has recruited a Queen’s National Scholar to head up the International Centre for the Advancement for Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR), and has recruited seven new faculty members, five to replace retiring faculty and two to fill new positions. She has launched new graduate programs, such as a novel offering in Aging and Health, and has spearheaded the faculty’s very productive new online programming. Research productivity has grown, and the faculty has recently secured $20-million project funding for a partnership with the University of Gondar in Ethiopia.

Dr. Finlayson graduated with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy) in 1987 from the University of Manitoba, where she also completed an Advanced Certificate of Gerontology. She subsequently completed her Master of Science, followed by her PhD in Community Health, at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Finlayson first joined the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University in 2012 as professor, vice-dean, and director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. She is also currently an adjunct scientist with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy.  Over the course of her career, Dr. Finlayson has held faculty positions at Nova Southeastern University (1998-2000) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (2000-2012), as well as adjunct positions at the University of Manitoba and Curtin University of Technology in Australia.

Dr. Finlayson’s scholarly work focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating health and rehabilitation programs and services that enhance the choice and control of people affected by multiple sclerosis.  She has served as the principal investigator or co-investigator on over 50 research projects and authored or co-authored more than 300 publications. She is currently the principal investigator on a multi-site randomized controlled trial of MS INFoRM (an interactive fatigue management resource) funded by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. She was elected into the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s Academy of Research in 2005 and was the 2013 Muriel Driver Lecturer, which is the highest honour that can be bestowed by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. 

Robert Campbell appointed as the inaugural David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Robert Campbell as the inaugural holder of the David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, for a five-year period beginning July 1, 2017.

Dr. Campbell graduated from Laurentian University, first with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and then with a Master of Science in Neuromuscular Physiology and Biochemistry, graduating in 1995. He subsequently completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Following his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa, he completed a fellowship in cornea and anterior segment surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England, followed by a fellowship in surgical and medical glaucoma at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Campbell joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University as an assistant professor in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor in 2012 and then professor in 2016. Dr. Campbell is a health care outcomes researcher, and an adjunct scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. His research focuses on the evaluation of quality and safety in vision health care.

Dr. Campbell is currently the deputy head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s and, in addition, is co-chair of the Ontario Glaucoma Care Quality Standards Expert Committee and holds leadership roles on the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Provincial Vision Care Task Force, the CNIB Mobile Medical Eye Care Unit, the E.A. Baker Foundation and the Eye Health Council of Ontario. Dr. Campbell is also a former residency program director at Queen’s and member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Examination Committee.

Dr. Campbell has received multiple grants from CIHR and NSERC and his work has been published regularly in major international journals. Additionally, he has co-authored numerous policy reports including the MOHLTC Quality Based Procedure Handbooks for each of cataract, retina, and cornea surgery. Dr. Campbell’s scholarly work has been recognized through multiple prestigious awards. He was a two-time recipient of the Canadian Glaucoma Society’s Award for the Best Glaucoma Publication, and a many-time recipient of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society’s Coherent Award for Excellence in Ophthalmic Research.

Louise M. Winn appointed associate dean, Department of Life Sciences and Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), has appointed Louise M. Winn as associate dean, Life Sciences and Biochemistry, Faculty of Health and Sciences, for a five-year period beginning in July 1, 2018.

Dr. Winn will take over from Michael Kawaja, who has served as the associate dean of Life Sciences and Biochemistry since 2012. Dr. Kawaja, currently also the associate dean (academic) in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has graciously agreed to remain in the position until Dr. Winn’s appointment in 2018. The faculty would like to thank Dr. Kawaja for his dedication and leadership throughout the transition.

Dr. Winn graduated from the University of Minnesota with her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1990. She then went on to the University of Toronto where she earned a Master of Science in the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1995, followed by her Doctor of Philosophy under the Collaborative Program in Toxicology and Faculty of Pharmacy, graduating in 1999.

Dr. Winn first joined the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University in 2001 as an associate professor. She maintained her role as Associate Professor until 2011 when she was promoted to professor in both the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University.

Dr. Winn is the recipient of many prestigious awards within her field. In 2006, she received the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research. In 2008, she received Queen’s University’s Chancellor’s Research Award to recognize excellence and innovation in her research.

Dr. Winn has published 57 papers over the course of her 21 years of study within her field, including 41 referred papers and 15 book chapters, review articles and reports. She has spoken at 22 invited presentations and preformed 115 abstracts and conference presentations regarding her extensive medical research. She also has vast supervisory experience, overseeing many graduate students work and research since 2001. Dr. Winn has contributed to the teaching of many students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through both course work and her involvement in student committees. 


Brockington Visitorship and the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship

The Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts invites nominations for the Brockington Visitorship and the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship. In order to encourage the broadest possible range of nominations, any person or group within the Queen's community is eligible to make a nomination. The deadline for submission is Sept. 15, 2017. Please send one electronic copy of submission to provost@queensu.ca 

Brockington Visitorship: “To invite a person of international distinction to come to Queen’s University to deliver a public lecture and to meet formally and informally with faculty and students.” (Terms of Reference)

Chancellor Dunning Trust: “The Chancellor Dunning Lecturer will be expected to deliver a public lecture that promotes the understanding and appreciation of the supreme importance of the dignity, freedom and responsibility of the individual person in human society.” (Terms of Reference)


Karen Schultz earns CFPC Leadership Award

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has named Karen Schultz (Family Medicine) as the recipient of this year’s Jim Ruderman Academic Family Medicine Leadership Award.

Named in honour of Dr. Jim Ruderman, Chief of Family Medicine at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital (WCH) from 1992 to 2014, this award recognizes outstanding family physician academics who embody qualities including wisdom, equanimity, compassion, and the capacity to attract and mentor talented individuals and forge them into a dynamic and productive team. Nominations for the award are invited from CFPC members.

Dr. Schultz says she is “truly honoured” to receive this award. She will receive her award at Family Medicine Forum in Montreal in November.


Job Title: Administration Manager, Commerce Program
Department: Smith School of Business
Competition: 2017-223
Successful Candidate: Brittany Lovelock (Smith School of Business)

Job Title: Assistant to the Directors (USW Local 2010)
Department: Undergraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine
Competition: 2017-119
Successful Candidate: Kimberly Suffron

Job Title: System Analyst
Department: School of Computing
Competition: 2017-185
Successful Candidate: Aaron Visser (School of Computing)

Job Title: Financial Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Competition: J0617-0158
Successful Candidate: Sandra Martin (Civil Engineering)

Job Title: Financial Reporting Officer (USW Local 2010)
Department: Financial Services
Competition: 2017-166
Successful Candidate: Hunter Le Blanc

Job Title: Textile Conservation Technician
Department: Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Competition: 2017-161/R021
Successful Candidate: Caitlyn Picard

Job Title: Executive Speechwriter/Communications Lead
Department: Office of the Principal
Competition: 2017-175
Successful Candidate: WITHDRAWN

Job Title: Coordinator, Athlete Services
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Competition: 2017-194
Successful Candidate: Milana McNamee

Job Title: Proposal Writer (USW Local 2010)
Department: Smith School of Business
Competition: J0617-0600
Successful Candidate: Sarah Pappas (Queen's Executive Education)

Job Title: Education Innovation Developer (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Law
Competition: 2017-212
Successful Candidate: Katherine Prescott (Applied Science Programs)

Job Title: Events Representitive (USW Local 2010)
Department: Undergraduate Admission & Recruitment
Competition: 2017-095
Successful Candidate: Curtis Gonyou (Undergraduate Admission & Recruitment)

Job Title: Exchange Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: International Programs Office
Competition: J0517-1042
Successful Candidate: Haley McCormick (International Programs Office)

Job Title: Program Associate (USW Local 2010)
Department: Chemical Engineering
Competition: 2017-182
Successful Candidate: Lev Mirzoian

Job Title: Director, Municipal and Community Relations
Department: University Relations
Competition: 2017-190
Successful Candidate: WITHDRAWN

Job Title: Research Assistant, Caridology, Heart Rhythm Service
Department: Medicine
Competition: 2017-181
Successful Candidate: Dmitry Uchitel

Job Title: Coordinator, Learning Technologies and IT Client Support (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Education
Competition: 2017-217
Successful Candidate: Candace Parsons (Continuing & Distance Studies)

Job Title: Managing Editor (USW Local 2010)
Department: Smith School of Business
Competition: 2017-174
Successful Candidate: Robert Gerlsbeck

Job Title: Technical Director & Head Coach, Women's Soccer
Department: Athletics and Recreation
Competition: 2017-207
Successful Candidate: Dave McDowell

Job Title: Research Projects Advisor (USW Local 2010)
Department: University Research Services, VP (Research) Portfolio
Competition: 2017-086 (A,B & C)
Successful Candidate: Adrian Kelly, Kelly Cathcart & Jennifer Robinson

Job Title: Head Coach, Men's Rugby
Department: Athletics and Recreation
Competition: 2017-220
Successful Candidate: David Butcher

Job Title: Head Coach, Women's Rugby
Department: Athletics and Recreation
Competition: 2017-219
Successful Candidate: Daniel Valley

Job Title: Machine Shop Insturment Maker (CUPE 254)
Department: Physics
Competition: J0617-0702
Successful Candidate: Patrick Given (Mechanicle and Materials Engineering)

Job Title: Special Projects Officer - Finance (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences - Financial Services
Competition: J0617-0566
Successful Candidate: Ian Rand (Financial Services)

Job Title: IT, Marketing & Communications Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Art History & Art Conservation
Competition: 2017-184
Successful Candidate: Elizabeth Cooper

Job Title: Prospect Research Analyst (USW Local 2010)
Department: Advancement Services, Office of Advancement
Competition: J0617-0533
Successful Candidate: Jacqueline Trott

Job Title: Departmental and Financial Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining, Faculty of Engineering
Competition: J0617-0078
Successful Candidate: Mia Tsai (Financial Services)

Job Title: Postgraduate Program Manager
Department: School of Medicine - Postgraduate Medical Education
Competition: 2017-205
Successful Candidate: Denise Jones (Medicine)

Job Title: Coordinator, Accounts Payable
Department: Atheltics and Recreation
Competition: 2017-176
Successful Candidate: Rebecca McLaren (Finanical Services)

Job Title: Assistant Dean, Support Services and Community Engagement
Department: Division of Student Affairs
Competition: 2017-189
Successful Candidate: Lindsay Winger

Job Title: Office Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Competition: J0617-0027
Successful Candidate: WITHDRAWN

Job Title: Head Coach, Women's Vollyball
Department: Atheltics and Recreation
Competition: J0617-0047
Successful Candidate: Ryan Ratushniak

Job Title: Systems Specialist (USW Local 2010)
Department: School of Computing
Competition: J0617-0320
Successful Candidate: Douglas Martin (School of Computing)


Wednesday, Aug. 9

Ashley David Vanstone, Psychology, ‘Music Engagement in Alzheimer Disease’. Supervisors: L.L. Cuddy, M.C. Olmstead, 228 Humphrey Hall, 10 am.

Thursday, Aug. 10

Ramy Tarek Moustafa Atawia, Electrical & Computer Engineering, ‘Robust Predictive Resource Allocation for Video Delivery Over Future Wireless Networks’.  Supervisors: A.M. Noureldin, H.S. Hassanein, 428 Walter Light Hall, 2 pm.

Thursday, Aug. 10

David McLeod, Mathematics & Statistics, ‘Disease, Sex and Evolution’.  Supervisor: T. Day, 521 Jeffery Hall, 2 pm.

Friday, Aug. 11

Mario Alberto Diaz Torres, Mathematics & Statistics, ‘Global Fluctuations of Random Matrices and the Second-Order Cauchy Transform’.  Supervisors: J.A. Mingo, S. Belinschi, 521 Jeffery Hall, 9 am.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Mohammad Ali Rezania, Electrical & Computer Engineering, ‘Transmission Performance of High Baud Superchannels in Optical Fiber Communications’. Supervisor: J.C. Cartledge, 428 Walter Light Hall, 10 am.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Judy Clarissa Woods, Education, ‘Self-Study as a Method for Continuous Professional Learning in Nursing Education’. Supervisor: L.M. Shulha, A115 McArthur Hall,  1 pm.

Thursday, Aug. 17

Emily Murphy, English Language and Literature, ‘The Limits of Literary Celebrity:  Psychiatry, Gender and Zelda Fitzgerald’. Supervisor: G. Willmott, 406 Watson Hall, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Emma Nagy, Kinesiology & Health Studies, ‘Advancing the Development of Social Interventions for Depression’. Supervisor: S. Moore, 212 KHS or 402B Gordon Hall, 12:30 pm.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Kasra Khalaj, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, ‘The Role of RNA Binding Proteins in Inflammation Mediated Female Reproductive Pathologies’.  Supervisor: C. Tayade, 449 Botterell Hall, 9 am.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Kimberly LeBlanc, Nursing, ‘Skin Tear Prevalence, Incidence and Associated Risk Factors in the Long-term Care Population’. Supervisor: K.Y. Woo, 108 Cataraqui Bldg., 12 pm.

Thursday, Aug 24

Mohammed Imam, Computing, ‘An Ontology-Oriented Approach to Represent and Compare the Functional Behaviour of Event-Based Systems’. Supervisor: T.R. Dean, 524 Goodwin Hall, 10 am.

Friday, Aug. 25

David Benjamin Paul Harvey, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, ‘A Transient and Steady-State Statistical, Mechanistic Performance Model for PEM Fuel Cells’. Supervisor: J.G. Pharoah, 312 McLaughlin Hall, 1 pm.

Friday, Aug. 25

Dylan Andrew Petrin, Neuroscience Studies, ‘Spreading Depolarization in the Early Post-Ischemic Brain’. Supervisors: R.D. Andrew, A. Jin, 123 Bracken Library, 8 am.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Sophie Sylvie Kenny, Psychology, ‘Perceptual Effects of Inconsistency in Human Animations’.  Supervisor: N.F. Troje, 228 Humphrey Hall, 2 pm.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Ubaid Midhat, Biology, ‘Characterizing Roles of Arabidopsis Calmodulin-Like Protein, CML39, in Seed and Seeding Development and Fruit Formation’. Supervisor: W.A. Snedden, 3110 BioSciences Complex, 10 am.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Jia Ma, Education, ‘Understanding Test Preparation Phenomenon Through Chinese Students' Journey Towards Success on High-Stakes English Language Tests’. Supervisor: L. Cheng, A115 McArthur Hall, 10 am.

Friday, Sept. 1

Suchit Ahuja, Management, ‘Frugal Digital Innovation: An Exploratory Study in Emerging and Developed Economics’. Supervisor: Y.E. Chan, 300/100 MIS/Business, 10 am.

Friday, Sept. 1

Mohammad Mahdi Mohsenpour, Electrical & Computer Engineering, ‘Reconfigurable Circuits for Communications Applications and Environment-Aware Receiver’. Supervisor: C.E. Saavedra, 302 Walter Light Hall, 10 am.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Erin Louise Sutherland, Cultural Studies, ‘Talkin' Back to Johnny Mac: Interrupting John A. Macdonald and Learning to Curate from an Indigenous Framework’. Supervisors: C. Taunton, D. Robinson, Four Directions - 146 Barrie St., 11 am.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Nader Nakhaei, Civil Engineering, ‘Computational and Empirical  Water Quality Modeling in Lakes and Ponds’. Supervisors: L. Boegman, M.R. Loewen, 212 Ellis Hall, 1 pm.