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Continuing research excellence

A Queen’s University researcher’s funding through the Canada Research Chairs program has been renewed it was announced on Friday.

As the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion and Disability, Amy Latimer-Cheung, an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, will once again receive $500,000 in funding over the next five years.

[Amy Latimer-Cheung]
Amy Latimer-Cheung's research focuses on promoting participation in physical activity, particularly among people with a disability.

Her research focuses on promoting participation in physical activity, particularly among people with a disability. Through this research, Dr. Latimer-Cheung aims to increase access to and engagement in quality physical activity opportunities for the millions of Canadians with a disability.

Dr. Latimer-Cheung was first named as a Canada Research Chair in 2010.

“Over the past five years, holding a research chair has allowed my research program to grow exponentially” says Dr. Latimer-Cheung. “With my reappointment, I am looking forward to continuing this tradition of research excellence.”

Developed in 2000, each year the CRC program invests up to $300 million to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Universities receive $200,000 per year over seven years for each Tier 1 Chair and $100,000 per year over five years for each Tier 2 Chair. Tier 2 Chairs are recognized as emerging leaders in their research areas.

“By supporting the accomplished leaders and promising researchers, the CRC program facilitates cutting-edge research and advances Canada’s position as a world leader in discovery and innovation,” says Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research). "It also allows the university to both attract and retain leading researchers in their respective fields”

Queen’s distinguishes itself as one of the leading research-intensive institutions in Canada. The mission is to advance research excellence, leadership, and innovation, as well as enhance Queen’s impact at a national and international level. Through undertaking leading-edge research, Queen’s is addressing many of the world’s greatest challenges, and developing innovative ideas and technological advances brought about by discoveries in a variety of disciplines.

Taking the lead

Queen’s Family Medicine department head named President of Ontario College of Family Physicians.

Queen’s Department of Family Medicine Department Head Dr. Glenn Brown has been appointed President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). As President, Dr. Brown will champion the vital role family physicians play in the delivery of primary care to Ontario’s patients and families.

“Family doctors have an opportunity to drive the vision of what primary care should look like – a system based on the needs of our patients and grounded in the caring and collective wisdom of family medicine,” says Dr. Brown. “I am very proud of the OCFP and our strong track record of advocacy and education. It is a privilege to support our members and to witness first-hand the good that occurs when committed and passionate family physicians dedicate themselves to working for a common cause.”

Dr. Brown was formally named the College’s 61st President at the OCFP’s President’s Installation and Awards Ceremony in Toronto on November 24. In his inaugural address, he emphasized the importance of the physician-patient relationship and fostering a culture of collaboration. Further, he called on family physicians to help shape the changing landscape of family medicine to ensure that every Ontarian receives high-quality, co-ordinated, comprehensive and continuing care.

In response to the announcement of the appointment, Richard Reznick, Queen’s Dean of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine, said “Dr. Brown is highly respected by his colleagues and brings tremendous leadership experience and wide breadth of knowledge to this new role. I wish him my congratulations on being appointed to this important position.”

In his capacity with the OCFP, Dr. Brown will draw on his 33 years of experience in providing comprehensive family practice and academic leadership. His clinical practice has included comprehensive family medicine including management of inpatients, obstetrics, GP anesthesia and occupational medicine. He served as the Director of Emergency Medicine at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital in Napanee, where he was also Chief of Staff. He also served as founding Chair of the Primary Health Care Council in the south-eastern region of Ontario. 

“The board is really pleased to welcome Dr. Brown to this leadership role with the College – the first two-year president term in our College’s history,” says OCFP Past President Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery. “Dr. Brown’s experience as a community-based general family physician, educator and researcher is a terrific combination to help guide the future of family medicine in Ontario.”

The OCFP is the provincial chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. It is the voice of family medicine representing more than 10,500 family physicians who provide patient care across communities throughout the province. Its mandate is to support members by providing evidence-based education and professional development, by promoting and recognizing leadership excellence in family medicine, and by advocating for the role family physicians play in delivering the highest quality care to patients and families across Ontario.

Recovering, with a twist

Queen’s researchers examine whether physio improves ankle sprain recovery.

A new study, published by researchers at Queen’s University, has found that there is no significant difference in recovery rates and degree of recovery between ankle sprain patients who received a simple medical assessment and instructions on home management of the injury to those who, in addition, received physiotherapy for their injuries.

Dr. Brenda Brouwer, Dean of Graduate Studies and a researcher in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, has co-authored a new study on the effectiveness of physiotherapy for ankle sprains. (Supplied Photo)

“The findings indicate that there’s no added value of physical therapy for everyday ankle sprains,” says Brenda Brouwer (Rehabilitation Therapy/Dean (Graduate Studies)), the co-principal investigator on the study. "Proper assessment and instruction about PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression and limb elevation) may, however, be important to the recovery process."

Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, accounting for nearly 10 per cent of injury-related hospital visits in Kingston. Despite their prevalence, there remains a great deal of debate regarding the best methods of treatment for these injuries.

The study recruited 503 patients from two Kingston-based acute care hospitals, presenting with mild or moderate ankle sprains. The participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups – one group was instructed to treat the sprains using the PRICE method (consisting of protecting the ankle, rest, icing the joint to reduce inflammation, the application of compressive bandages and elevating the joint), the other received up to seven supervised physiotherapy sessions in addition to instructions on self-management.

Dr. Brouwer and her colleagues examined the patients’ ankle function at one, three and six months after their injury. Their findings showed that both groups recovered at similar rates – calling into question the utility of physiotherapy in general populations for simple ankle sprains. The study notes that a significant portion of both groups – 43 per cent of patients in the physiotherapy group and 38 per cent in the control arm – did not return to an “excellent” level of recovery indicating that residual loss of function six months post-injury is a significant problem.

“The lack of benefit of physiotherapy paired with the high number of people reporting functional deficits attributable to an ankle sprain incurred half a year earlier suggests the need for alternative interventions to promote better outcomes,” she explains.

In addition to Dr. Brouwer, the study was co-authored by Robert Brison (Emergency Medicine/KGH), Andrew Day (Public Health Sciences/KGH), Lucie Pelland (Rehabilitation Therapy), William Pickett (Emergency Medicine/Public Health Sciences), Ana Johnson (Public Health Sciences), Alice Aiken (Now of Dalhousie University) and David Pichora (Orthopaedics).

The full study, titled Effect of early supervised physiotherapy on recovery from acute ankle sprain: randomised controlled trial, was published in The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) and is available online.

Celebrating contributions to their fields

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.

The award, which includes a $5,000 prize and the opportunity to deliver a public lecture on the topic of their research, is given in recognition of research during the recipient’s time at Queen's. Up to five prizes are awarded each year – one each in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, and Engineering.

This year’s recipients are Gauvin Bailey (Art History and Art Conservation), James R. Cordy (School of Computing), Janet Hiebert (Political Studies), Steven Vanner (Medicine) and Virginia Walker (Biology).

“As one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, the quality of faculty nominations for these prizes serves as a testament to the important and impactful research taking place across all faculties here at Queen’s,” says Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research). “The five faculty members who will receive this year’s prizes are internationally-recognized researchers who have made significant and important contributions to their disciplines and continue to conduct research at the cutting-edge of their respective fields. My sincere congratulations to each of them.”

Gauvin Bailey (Art History and Art Conservation)

[Gauvin Bailey (Art History and Art Conservation)]A world-renowned expert in the arts and architecture of early Modern Europe, Latin America, and colonial Asia, Dr. Bailey is recognized as a leading expert on art and Catholicism, especially art of the Jesuit missions. He was the first researcher to undertake a systematic study of these styles in Asia and relate them to Latin America. His research examines the art of different regions in new ways, using multidisciplinary methodologies to pursue the viewpoint of non‐European cultures.

James R. Cordy (School of Computing)

[James R. Cordy (School of Computing)]As software systems continue to take on larger and more complex tasks – such as vehicle safety systems that can keep your car in its lane – the code necessary to control them grows more complex as well. Dr. Cordy’s research has led to the development of methods and tools that make the management of today’s large software code bases possible. His work has been used to safely make systematic modifications to large code bases – notably used by Canadian banks to solve the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem – and for identifying trouble spots in other complex programs. His work is used in industrial and academic settings around the world.

Janet Hiebert (Political Studies)

[Janet Hiebert (Political Studies)]An internationally-celebrated scholar of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Dr. Hiebert is the foremost authority on how bills of rights influence Westminster parliamentary democracy. Hiebert has published nine books, 20 peer-reviewed articles, and 20 book chapters. Her expertise has led to invitations to provide briefs, advice, and expert testimony for governments in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as the International Bar Association.

Stephen Vanner (Medicine)

[Stephen Vanner (Medicine)]Recognized for his innovative research into the causes of, and treatments for, the pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome, Dr. Vanner has made a tremendous impact on both his field and the research environment here at Queen’s. He has led the growth of the Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit (GIDRU), in addition to his leadership role serving as Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Vanner is recognized by his colleagues and peers as a scientific and research mentor, as well as his prominence as a leader in academic gastroenterology on the national front.

Virginia Walker (Biology)

[Virginia Walker (Biology)]A prolific researcher with an international reputation, Dr. Walker has contributed more than 150 publications to top science journals in her nearly 40-year academic career. Not limited to one area of inquiry, her research includes the full range of biology from cell and molecular biology, physiology, ecology and evolution and she has worked on mammals, plants, insects and most recently fish. Her excellence in research is only surpassed by her exceptional contribution to teaching where she has won the Queen’s Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award, Departmental Teaching Award, TVO Lecturer of the year “Top10”, and Queen’s University Graduate Teaching Award.

In addition to receiving their prize at this year’s fall convocation ceremonies, the winners will also present public lectures in 2016. More information on the public lectures will be made available closer to the date.

Consultations held on fall term break

Task Force hosts town hall to gather input on fall break.

  • Deputy Provost and Chair of the Fall Term Break Task Force, Teri Shearer, welcomes attendees and explains the role of the task force in examining the implementation of a fall term break.
    Deputy Provost and Chair of the Fall Term Break Task Force, Teri Shearer, welcomes attendees and explains the role of the task force in examining the implementation of a fall term break.
  • Deputy Provost and Chair of the Fall Term Break Task Force, Teri Shearer, responds to an inquiry from a student with regards to the implementation of a fall break.
    Deputy Provost and chair of the Fall Term Break Task Force, Teri Shearer, responds to an inquiry from a student with regards to the implementation of a fall break.
  • Students line up to pose questions and discuss the implementation of a fall term break.
    Students line up to pose questions and discuss the implementation of a fall term break.

The Queen’s Fall Term Break Task Force held a town hall on Nov. 10 to allow students the opportunity to have their say on the implementation of a fall term break.

The meeting, led by Deputy Provost and Chair of the Fall Term Break Task Force, Teri Shearer, examined topics including student priorities, the current pre-exam study break, orientation week and other details. 

The town hall is one part of the consultation process, which has included a survey open to all members of the Queen’s community and various other consultation sessions. The Task Force, formed by Principal Daniel Woolf, has been asked to consider the best way to introduce a fall term break for direct-entry undergraduate students in Arts and Science, Engineering, Commerce, and Nursing. It will deliver a comprehensive recommendation to Principal Woolf in February 2017.

More information about the work of the task force can be found on the University Secretariat’s website.

A leader in rural medicine

Queen’s lecturer named one of Canada’s most exceptional family physicians by College of Family Physicians of Canada.

In recognition of her role as a mentor to rural physicians and commitment to education, Queen’s physician Merrilee Brown (Family Medicine) has been named one of 10 recipients of the Reg L. Perkin Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

The annual award recognizes one family physician from each of the college’s provincial chapters who best exemplifies, “the guiding principles of family medicine.”

Dr. Merrilee Brown has been named one of 10 recipients of the Reg L. Perkin Award by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. (Supplied Photo).

“Dr. Perkin is a phenomenal resource for family physicians in Canada and, as the first director of the CFPC, set a shining example of what it means to be a family doctor,” Dr. Brown says. “It’s a tremendous honour to be recognized by my peers and to be a recipient of this award in his name.”

Since receiving her Certification in Family Medicine from the college in 1997, Dr. Brown has been devoted to supporting rural medicine through education and practice. Like many rural physicians, her scope of practice tends to exceed that of an urban family practitioner – requiring her to take on roles such as emergency rotations, hospital inpatient care, even making house calls. Dr. Brown explains that being involved in a greater scope of activities allows her a much more thorough insight as to what her patients’ need.

“In this era of super specialization, I think there is still an important role to be played by a generalist who knows the patient well,” she explains. “The advantage I have now with my patients is I’ve known many of them for two decades. I’ve delivered their babies and taken care of their grandparents. It’s a context that’s very different. Good comprehensive care by a family physician who knows you well is probably about the most efficient and effective care you can get.”

Dr. Brown says her style of practice has helped shape her approach to teaching. As a lecturer at both Queen’s and the University of Toronto, she has been at the forefront of introducing medical students, residents and other allied health care practitioners into the community for their training. The value in this, she explains, is the broader skillset the students will develop, as well as providing them with a wider context in which to consider their treatments.

“Certainly, being able to provide training by family doctors for things such as hospital inpatient care, emergency, and palliative care – rather than specialists from other fields – means that our students and residents can see how they can incorporate these lessons into their own practices,” she says.

The Reg L. Perkin Award is presented annually to 10 family doctors across Canada by the CFPC in recognition of those who provide exceptional care to patients and contribute to the health and well-being of the community. The recipients will be honoured at an award ceremony on Nov. 11, as part of the 2016 Family Doctor Week in Canada celebrations.

For more information, please visit the website.

Rehabilitation initiative celebrates 25th anniversary

Queen’s International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR) celebrates 25 years as leader in inclusion and human rights.

  • Principal Daniel Woolf speaks at the 25th anniversary celebration for the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR)
    Principal Daniel Woolf speaks at the 25th anniversary celebration for the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR)
  • Founder and former executive director of the ICACBR, Dr. Malcolm Peat reflects on 25 years of the centre's work - helping individuals with disabilities around the world.
    Founder and former executive director of the ICACBR, Dr. Malcolm Peat reflects on 25 years of the centre's work - helping individuals with disabilities around the world.
  • Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, congratulates the centre on their 25 year anniversary and speaks to the centre's past and future projects.
    Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, congratulates the centre on their 25 year anniversary and speaks to the centre's past and future projects.
  • Dr. Heather Aldersey, Director of the centre's Access to Health and Education for all Children and Youth with Disabilities in Bangladesh (AHEAD) program, thanks the centre's past and present researchers, as they set their sights on the next 25 years of community based rehabilitation work around the globe.
    Dr. Heather Aldersey, Director of the centre's Access to Health and Education for all Children and Youth with Disabilities in Bangladesh (AHEAD) program, thanks the centre's past and present researchers, as they set their sights on the next 25 years of community based rehabilitation work around the globe.

Queen's in the World

Researchers, students and faculty from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy gathered on Oct. 27 to celebrate the milestone 25th anniversary of the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR). The event featured past and current members of the centre, and presented an opportunity to look back on past projects as well as ongoing efforts to expand community based rehabilitation (CBR) practices in communities around the world.

The international cohort of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars  in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy deliver brief Pecha Kucha presentations on their work.

“Just as (founder and former executive director of the ICACBR) Malcolm Peat and the other founders envisioned, the Centre has advanced the knowledge and practice of CBR, and has provided a platform for training the next generation of practitioners and researchers,” says Terry Krupa, Professor and Associate Director (Research and Post-Professional Programs) in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. “The Centre has demonstrated how the resources of a university can be harnessed and structured to make a real difference in the world, responding in a timely, effective and collaborative manner to issues of disability, health and well-being in low resource settings, and in settings impacted by conflict, political upheaval and natural disasters.”

Past and present ICACBR researchers and students gathered to celebrate the centre's 25th anniversary.

The centre currently manages three projects – the Access to Health & Education for all Disabled Children & Youth (AHEAD) project in Bangladesh, the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships for Excellence in International Community Based Rehabilitation, and a participatory project on stigma and intellectual disability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The AHEAD program works in concert with the Centre for the Paralyzed (CRP) and Bangladesh Health Professionals Institute (BHPI) to improve access to health and education services for children and youth as a means of reducing poverty and promoting inclusion. The QE II project supports Canadian OT and RHBS students to research and train in Bangladesh, India and Tanzania, as well as provides opportunities for CBR leaders from low- and middle-income countries to pursue PhDs in RHBS at Queen’s. The Congo project is focused on reducing the stigma around intellectual disabilities in the capital, Kinshasa. 

“The anniversary is an important milestone, in that it marks 25 years of international collaboration with people with disabilities, their families, and the organizations that serve them,” says Heather Aldersey, Director of the AHEAD Project and a Queen’s National Scholar in International Community Based Rehabilitation. “The ICACBR has always placed great emphasis on working directly with communities on issues of greatest priority to them. The future will be no different, and we will continue to work in close collaboration with our partners to build community capacity for inclusion.”

Past and present researchers and students watch a slideshow presentation on the centre's 25 years of service, working to bring community based rehabilitation to areas in need around the globe.

In addition to the centre’s ongoing projects, ICACBR researchers have played a crucial role in the development of CBR as a tool to provide rehabilitation services in conflict and post-conflict zones. The centre was a leading player in post-war health and social reconstruction after the conflicts in the Balkans, providing training for over 500 local healthcare practitioners and creating over 40 accessible CBR health centres. Over 200 researchers and practitioners – including professionals from the Canadian rehabilitation and disability communities, as well as Queen’s students and faculty – have been involved in ICACBR projects and research.

“The 25th anniversary is a really great opportunity for both the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and for ICACBR, because it’s a chance to recognize the progression from the early work the centre did that was so foundational to development of community-based rehabilitation internationally,” says Rosemary Lysaght, Associate Director (Occupational Therapy Program), School of Rehabilitation Therapy. “There’s much to reflect on from our past as we look ahead to the next 25 years. There’s so much opportunity and still, sadly, so much need in the world. The ICACBR provides a lot of leadership and it’s a real opportunity to solidify how we move forward as the early leaders retire and as new opportunities arise.”

The future is bright

Queen’s student Adam Mosa earns young leader honours from Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Queen’s University medical student Adam Mosa was recently recognized as a future health leader by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF). The year’s award was presented to 17 students who exemplify the qualities of the CMHF laureates - perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Adam Mosa named a future health leader by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

“Winning this award came as a huge surprise. While preparing my application and reading the biographies of CMHF Laureates, I was astounded by the scope of achievement and the relentless pursuit of ideas to improve healthcare,” says Mr. Mosa (Meds’18). “My application was inspired by CMHF Laureate Dr. John Dirks, whose generosity and humanism allows him to identify the best in others and motivates me to be a future leader that emulates those admirable qualities.”

For the past two years, Mr. Mosa has researched and advocated for the incorporation of patient feedback into student performance reviews which would position Queen’s as the first Canadian medical school to use this technique.

He is involved in the Queen’s medical community as the clerkship curriculum representative, past editor-in-chief of the Queen’s Medical Review, and a co-director for the Surgical Skills and Technology Elective Program.

“Adam is one of our bright young leaders studying medicine here at Queen’s,” says Richard Reznick, Dean of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine. “This honour places him in elite company among medical students in Canada.”

Prior to medical school, Mr. Mosa completed a bachelor’s in biology and philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, and his master’s in physiology at the University of Toronto, where he was a junior fellow of Massey College. Upon the completion of medical school, his goal is to become a pediatric plastic surgeon.

“I am grateful every day for the privilege of being able to study something I love,” says Mr. Mosa. “I know how often circumstances of life intervene and obstruct the path to pursuing dreams. My own path to medical school was uncertain and I can never forget the feeling of facing a future that would not allow me to pursue my passion for medicine. My research and extracurricular work is borne out of gratitude and respect for the people who have mentored me in my career and the patients I will meet.”

For more information visit the CMHF website.

Current issue of For the Record

For the Record provides postings of appointment, committee, grant, award, PhD examination, and other notices set out by collective agreements and university policies and processes. It is the university’s primary vehicle for sharing this information with our community.

The next issue of For the Record will be published Thursday, Oct. 20. The deadline for submitting information is Tuesday, Oct. 18. For the Record is published bi-weekly throughout the academic year and monthly during the summer.

Submit For the Record information for posting to Senior Communications Officer Wanda Praamsma


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

New appointments:

  • Julián Ortiz, Associate Professor, Robert M Buchan Department of Mining – Aug 1, 2016

Faculty of Health Sciences

Daniel W. Howes – Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Daniel W. Howes as head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine for a five-year period as of Sept.1, 2016.

Dr. Howes completed his undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Guelph and his medical degree at Dalhousie University in 1994. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Queen’s in 1999, and received a Critical Care Fellowship at Queen’s in 1998. Dr. Howes attended Harvard University’s Macey Institute Program for Health Science Educators in 2006.

Dr. Howes joined Queen’s as an assistant professor in 2001 and is currently a professor in the departments of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is the director of the Clinical Simulation Centre for the School of Medicine, as well as the lead for the Kingston General Hospital RACE team, and serves as the medical director for the Regional Trauma Program of Southeastern Ontario.

Dr. Howes has served in several key roles as part of Kingston and southeastern Ontario’s trauma programs and trauma education programs. He has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the 2016 H.F. Pross Award, the 2011 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, and was Critical Care Teacher of the Year in 2005-06 and 2010-11. He also received the Canadian Association of Medical Educators Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Contributions to Medical Education in 2012.

Dr. Howes is an active researcher, with academic interests in resuscitation, medical education and medical simulation. As an active member of several research teams, Dr. Howes has been involved in multiple funded research initiatives and scholarly publications, and has presented widely at national and international conferences.

Dr. Reznick extends his thanks to John Drover for his leadership and service to the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Drover has been the leader of Queen's Critical Care Medicine Program for 14 years, and it was through Dr. Drover’s vision and his efforts that Critical Care Medicine was established as a department of Queen’s University in September 2015.


New inductees for Smith Faculty Hall of Fame announced

Established in 2009, the Faculty Hall of Fame recognizes Smith School of Business faculty members who made significant contributions to the school during their tenure. Outstanding research, exceptional mentoring, and excellent teaching are a few of the accomplishments of the 2016 Faculty Hall of Fame inductees.

Recipients are chosen by a selection committee comprised of the dean, senior university leaders, alumni, as well as current faculty and students.This year’s inductees are:

  • R.G.R (Gordon) Cassidy: 1972-1997
  • R.H (Bob) Crandall: 1961-1990
  • R.L (Rick) Jackson: 1974-2014
  • C.A (Carl) Lawrence: 1963-1991
  • J.E (Ev) Smyth: 1946-1961

All inductees will be honoured at a ceremony in Goodes Hall on Oct. 11. Pen and ink portraits of each member will be displayed in Goodes Hall.

To learn more about the contributions of these inspirational professors, visit the Faculty Hall of Fame website.


Advisory Committee — Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Queen’s Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Benoit-Antoine Bacon announced that Kimberly Woodhouse’s second five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will end on June 30, 2017, and that Dr. Woodhouse has indicated that she does not wish to be considered for another term. 

Provost Bacon will chair a committee to advise Principal Daniel Woolf on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and on the selection of the next dean. 

The provost’s office invites letters and commentary regarding the faculty and to suggest individuals to serve on the advisory committee via email to lacey.monk@queensu.ca, until Oct. 10, 2016. Respondents are asked to indicate whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Headship Selection Committee — Department of Chemical Engineering

James McLellan’s term as head of the Department of Chemical Engineering ends June 30, 2017. 

In accordance with the terms of Article 41 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University, a selection committee will be formed to consider the present state and future prospects of the department, and to assist the provost and vice-principal (academic) in the selection of a department head. Members of the bargaining unit will elect five members. Faculty, staff and students are also invited to nominate staff and students from the Department of Chemical Engineering and faculty from cognate disciplines, for membership on the selection committee. Nominations should be sent to Dean Kim Woodhouse (Chair), c/o Dayna Smith (dayna.smith@queensu.ca) Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science by Oct. 20, 2016.  

Human Resources

Successful Candidates

Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse (USW Local 2010)
Department: Student Wellness Services
Competition: 2016-229
Successful Candidate: Jenna McManus

Job Title: Programs Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Department of Philosophy
Competition: 2016-283
Successful Candidate: Susanne Cliff-Jungling

Job Title: Graduate Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Education
Competition: 2016-258
Successful Candidate: Cassandra Bryce

Job Title: Departmental Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Emergency Medicine
Competition: 2016-263
Successful Candidate: WITHDRAWN

Job Title: Director, Finance - Facilities
Department: Physical Plant Services
Competition: 2016-202
Successful Candidate: Ginette Denford (Student Affairs)

Job Title: Manager, ITS Finance and Administration
Department: Information Technology Services
Competition: 2016-208
Successful Candidate: Mary Kemp

Job Title: Administrative Assistant Student Services (USW Local 2010)
Department: Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean Services Affairs
Competition: 2016-230
Successful Candidate: Gail Motut-Plata (Disability Services)

Job Title: Manager, Financial Analysis and Reporting
Department: Financial Services
Competition: 2016-218
Successful Candidate: Michelle Perry

Job Title: Business Analyst, Gift Planning
Department: Development, Gift Planning
Competition: 2016-212
Successful Candidate: Lydia Scholle-Cotton

Job Title: Graduate Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Education
Competition: 2016-261
Successful Candidate: Janice Tsui

Stubbing out tobacco use

Queen’s–led summit concludes with a call to bring tobacco prevalence rate to “less than 5 by ’35."

Representatives of various health advocacy groups and health researchers gathered at Queen's University on September 30 and October 1 for the Tobacco Endgame Summit. (Photo Credit: Garrett Elliott)

A summit of Canada’s leading health experts spent two days discussing bold ideas and examining a series of recommendations aimed at reducing the rate of commercial tobacco use in Canada to below five per cent by the year 2035. The Tobacco Endgame for Canada Summit, which ran from September 30 to October 1 at Queen’s University, brought together leading health and policy experts with the aim of developing a strategy to achieve a “tobacco endgame” – defined as commercial tobacco use prevalence of less than five per cent by 2035

“Achieving this goal towards a commercial tobacco-free future will require us to consider bold, novel ideas,” says Elizabeth Eisenhauer, Head of the Queen’s Department of Oncology and Chair of the Executive Planning Committee for the Tobacco Endgame Summit. “There is no current recipe or playbook to achieve a tobacco-free future, but we believe the ideas coming out of this summit represent a strong basis for governments, professional organizations and advocacy groups to work together towards this important objective.”

The summit concluded with a call for the creation of a Tobacco Endgame strategy for Canada that will achieve a rate of commercial tobacco usage of less than five per cent by 2035.

“We want to see a future where every Canadian can breathe easily,” says Debra Lynkowski, CEO of The Canadian Lung Association. “Reducing commercial tobacco use is a pivotal step towards achieving that goal. The success we have had to date is a direct result of a collaborative, coordinated effort; the Endgame is the natural progression of those efforts. It is necessary for us all to bring forth our most innovative ideas and lead Canadians towards a healthier future free of lung disease and we are excited to be a part of it.”

To ensure momentum carries forward from the convention, the summit also called for the creation of an Endgame Cabinet. Membership in the cabinet is to include members of health charities and health professional organizations from across the country – including but not limited to those represented at the summit. The Cabinet will be responsible for communicating with and educating the public about the Endgame initiative, encouraging Endgame strategy deliberations and discourse amongst policy makers and government and ensuring accountability of those in leadership to pursue Endgame measures. This Cabinet will also engage with relevant federal, provincial and territorial government officials to continue progress towards the Endgame objective.

“The Canadian Medical Association issued its first public warning about the dangers of tobacco use in 1954, and led by Dr. Fred Bass and many other dedicated and visionary physicians across Canada it is gratifying that rates of use have fallen substantially since that time,” said Granger Avery, President of the Canadian Medical Association. “The time is now, however, for a final push to completely eliminate this public health scourge that has caused so much pain and suffering.”

The summit was hosted by Queen’s University as part of its 175th Anniversary celebrations, as a continuation of the Queen’s tradition of bringing together remarkable people who have helped build Canada as a nation and made significant contributions around the world. For more information on the summit and it's outcomes, please see the summit background paper.


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