Queen's University

For the Record: April 18, 2011

Mon, 04/18/2011


Facutly of Engineering and Applied Science

Brian Surgenor reappointed Associate Dean

Principal Daniel Woolf announces that Brian Surgenor has been reappointed Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Studies and External Affairs) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a three-year term effective July 1, 2011.

Dr. Surgenor holds B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Queen's and a M.Eng. degree in engineering physics from McMaster University. He joined Queen's Department of Mechanical Engineering as a sessional lecturer in 1979, served as department head from 1993 to 2002 and attained the rank of professor in 1996. He served again as acting head of Mechanical and Materials Engineering from 2007 to 2008. He became the faculty’s first Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Studies and External Affairs) in March 1, 2008.

The entire announcement can be read online.

Brian Frank appointed DuPont Canada Chair

Principal Daniel Woolf announces that Brian Frank has been appointed to the DuPont Canada Chair in Engineering Education, Research and Development in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a five-year term.

The primary contribution of the chair is to evaluate the effectiveness of innovations in educational methods and to develop and test improved methods of delivery. The Integrated Learning Centre will be the focus of much of this work, but the chair holder will be concerned with innovative teaching throughout the faculty. The chair will carry out research in engineering education. The research is expected to appear as applied changes to the delivery of the engineering curriculum at Queen’s.

Dr. Frank currently holds the position of Director, Program Development, in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in 2002 and was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor July 1, 2008.

Dr. Frank received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Queen's in 1997, 1999 and 2002, respectively. He has worked as a consultant for Siemens-Milltronics and has been an instructor at the Royal Military College of Canada. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario.

Dr. Frank's research interests include the design of microwave circuits in CMOS and engineering education. From 2003-2005 he was an educational development faculty associate with the Instructional Development Centre, now the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Frank’s appointment will further the implementation of integrated learning initiatives in the faculty, and enhance the environment for undergraduate learning within the faculty.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Timothy J. Holden – Psychiatry (March 1)

Awards and Grants

Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision call for nominations

The deadline for nominations for the Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision is Friday, April 29 at 4:30 pm.

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) provides this award to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring graduate students through their training. Excellence is judged on the quality of supervision and mentorship in facilitating the acquisition of skills and resources needed for the student to succeed as scholars and professionals.

Complete details and a nomination form can be found on the SGS website.


Members needed for Senate committees

The Senate Nominating Committee is presently filling vacancies on the following committees and boards. You can apply to be part of these committees using the online application forms or through the University Secretariat, located in room 153 Richardson Hall. More information on each committee is available by selecting the committee name from the list below. Further information can be obtained by e-mail request.

Creative Arts and Public Lectures: one graduate student vacancy.

Information Technology: one graduate student vacancy and one faculty vacancy.

Library: one graduate student vacancy.

Queen's University Engineering Society Services Incorporated (QUESSI): One undergraduate student vacancy.

Online application forms for faculty and students.

Advisory review committee established for the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute

In accordance with the Senate Policy on Procedures Governing the Establishment, Reporting and Review of Research Centres, Institutes and other Entities at Queen’s University, a review committee must examine each centre or institute every five years. As the Cancer Research Institute is due to be reviewed, an advisory review committee has been established to make a recommendation concerning the renewal of the institute. The members of the committee are:

• John C. Bell, senior scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
• James J. Biagi, acting head and assistant professor, Department of Oncology
• Susan M. Marlin, associate vice-principal (Research), Queen’s University
• Graeme N. Smith, professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
• Victor A. Tron, head and professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

• Bruce Hutchinson, former associate vice-principal (Research) for Queen’s University

Administrative Support
• Gail Knutson, senior staffing officer, Faculty of Health Sciences

To assist with the review, faculty, staff, students and all other members of the university community are invited to submit their comments on the institute by April 26. Please send to the chair of the committee in c/o Gail Knutson, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, or by e-mail.

Submissions will be shared with the members of the review committee and will become part of the review process; anonymous submission will not be accepted. The identity of those who write will remain confidential to committee members.

Human Resources


If you have a milestone of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years or more of continuous service coming up and you do NOT wish your name to be included in the listing, please contact Faye Baudoux at ext. 77791.
Congratulations to those who reached the following milestones in March and April.


Thirty-five years: Deborah E McElroy, PPS; Ainslie E Thomson, Central Technical Services.

Thirty years: Catharine Jackson, Maps, Data and Government Information Centre.

Twenty-five years: Ken J Cuthbertson, Marketing and Communications; W L Sue Knight Sorensen, Central Technical Services; Elizabeth Ann Lonbro, Central Technical Services.

Twenty years: Mary A Pople, Environmental Health and Safety.

Fifteen years: Leigh-Ann J Ottenhof, School of Business.

Ten years: Haley Everson, Continuing and Distance Studies; Michael Hanlan, High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory; Beverly Howes, Urology; Barbra E Land, Office of the University Registrar.

Five years: D Rebecca Jozsa, School of Medicine; Cheryl Anne Lain, Campus Security; Christine A Mandy, Faculty of Health Sciences; Carole T Morrison, Faculty of Education; Kelly R Newlove, Faculty of Arts and Science.


Thirty-five years: Terena S Grice, Financial Services.

Thirty years: Eric D Neuman, PPS; Tammy O'Neil, Faculty of Education.

Twenty-five years: David E Needham, Information Technology Services; Kenneth R Pearce, Access Services.

Twenty years: Sandra Jimmo, Pharmacology and Toxicology; Donald A H Orovan, Custodial Services; Bonnie E Stewart, Office of Research Services.

Fifteen years: Laurie D Gee, Human Resources; Tammie Kerr, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy

Ten years: Susan Earle, Faculty of Arts and Science; Bonnie L Fleming, Information Technology Services, Rachel A Fonger, Advancement Technology Services; Wendy G ollogly, Family Medicine; Darlene Homer, School of Graduate Studies; Sandra Jeffers, International Centre; Catherine A R Landon, Residences.

Five years: David T Crabb, PPS; Corey Fowler, Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Eliot Frymire, Clinical Trials Group (NCIC); Jennifer Kathleen O'Donnell, Office of the University Veterinarian; Aleksandra Okomski, School of English; Jane N Reid, Emergency Medicine; Joana Sederias, Clinical Trials Group (NCIC).


Renewal, tenure, promotion applications

Under the terms of the collective agreement between Queen’s and Queen’s University Faculty Association for faculty, librarians and archivists, August 15 is the deadline for regular faculty to apply for renewal, tenure or promotion; librarians and archivists to apply for renewal, continuing appointment or promotion; and adjuncts to apply for promotion.

Members must notify their unit head of their intent to apply for renewal, tenure, continuing appointment,
or promotion by July 1.

Articles that refer to these procedures:

  • Article 24 – Employment Equity;
  • Article 30 – Renewal, Tenure and Promotion for Tenure-Track and
    Tenured Faculty Members;
  • Article 31 – Renewal, Continuing Appointment and Promotion for Librarian and
    Archivist Members;
  • Article 32 – Reappointment and Promotion of Adjunct Members.

Honorary degree nominations for 2012

Information about honorary degree nominations for 2012 and the nomination form is available online. More information is also available by contacting the University Secretariat at (613) 533-6095. The deadline for submission of nominations is Friday, August 12.


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