Queen's University

For the Record: August 30, 2010

Mon, 08/30/2010


Academic Appointments

Faculty of Health Sciences

Ross Walker appointed Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

Ross Walker has been appointed Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, in the School of Medicine for an initial term from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013.

Following receipt of his MD from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Walker completed his internship and residency training in general surgery at Queen’s University. He subsequently undertook a two-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York, and returned to Queen’s in 1989 as an Assistant Professor in the Department Surgery. Dr. Walker was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and he has served in the role of Special Advisor to the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education since September 2009.

In addition to maintaining a busy surgical practice where he has served as Service Chief for General Surgery since 1995, Dr. Walker has been actively involved with the education of medical students and residents. He served as the Core Surgery Program Director from 1991 to 1997 and, since 1997, he has been the General Surgery Program Director. In this role, he has successfully guided the general surgery program through successive accreditation reviews by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Recognized nationally for his contributions to clinical education, Dr. Walker served as Chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee for the Canadian Association of General Surgeons from 2002 to 2005 and he has been the Executive Secretary of the Royal College General Surgery Examination Board since 2004. At a provincial level, he has served as the General Surgery Lead Program Director of the Centre for Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad. In 2006 Dr. Walker was the recipient of the Residency Program Excellence Award from the Professional Association of Internes and Residents and in 2008 he received the Certificate of Merit Award from the Canadian Association of Medical Education.

New Faculty of Health Sciences Appointments

Jerry Chien-Hung Chen, Pathology and Molecular Medicine (July 1)

Christopher M. Davidson, Pathology and Molecular Medicine (July 1)

Dallas P. Seitz, Psychiatry (July 1)

Mir Nadeem Mazhar, Psychiatry (July 1)

Kim Sears, School of Nursing (July 1)

Michael J. Leveridge, Urology (July 1)


Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. James McLellan has indicated his willingness to be considered for reappointment for a second term as head of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Under the provisions of Article 41.3.3 (a), an abridged selection committee consisting of the elected members of the department will consult with the members of the department, and if it concludes that there is a clear departmental consensus in favour of renewal, it will recommend to the principal that the head be renewed. If the committee concludes that there is no clear consensus, the full committee shall be constituted and the full selection process shall be followed.

Elected members, Department of Chemical Engineering: Dr. Brian Amsden, Dr. A. Daugulis, Dr. A. Docoslis, Dr. M. Kontopoulou, Dr. J. Ramsay.

Appointed members: Dr. R. Whitney, Professor, Chemistry; Ms. Tasha Proud, undergraduate student representative; Mr. Jonas Gerson, graduate student representative; Ms. Lynn O’Malley, Manager, Department of Chemical Engineering.

Non-voting members: Dr. D. Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Chair: Dr. Kimberly Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit their comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Chemical Engineering, and the names of possible candidates for the headship, to the Chair of the Committee, Dr. Kimberly Woodhouse, c/o Donna Horner by Tuesday, September 7, 2010. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making.


Senate promotion procedures

Faculty who are not covered by the provisions of a Collective Agreement or the Statement on Promotion Policy for Geographically Full-Time and Adjunct-1 (non-Bargaining Unit) Appointees of the Faculty of Health Sciences (September 2004) may be eligible to apply for promotion according to the Senate Statement on Promotion Policy (revised June 1994). This document requires that applications be made prior to November 30. It may be accessed via the web or from the University Secretariat, Room 153 Richardson Hall: 533-6095.

Human Resources


Compiled by Faye Baudoux. 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 in Human Resources at ext. 77791.

Congratulations to those who reached the following milestones:

June 2010

40 years: Perry C Conrad, PPS; Katherine Goodfriend, English.

35 years: Sharon L D Alton, School of Policy Studies; Thomas Hogan, PPS; Bernard E P Ziomkiewicz, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy.

30 years: Juanita A Dennie, Economics; Christopher Mayo, PPS.

20 years: Valerie R Angus, School of Nursing; Cynthia Mangan, Continuing Professional Development; David V Miller, Medicine; Gregory Orr, PPS; Debra Robertson, School of Computing; Kelly J Smith, Faculty of Arts and Science.

15 years: Debrah L Allen, Queen’s Libraries; Kevin C Guthrie, Medicine; Peggy Hauschildt, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy; Brian Parker, Apartment and Housing.

10 years: Dianne B Butler, Faculty of Law; Roxy Denniston-Stewart, AVP and Dean of Student Affairs; Judy A Griffiths, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving; Margaret Hickling, Development; Nancy J Koen, Medicine; Lihua M Xue, Pharmacology and Toxicology.

5 years: Kyle Amirault, ITS; Scott H Armstrong, Strategic Procurement Services
Peter G Boyd, Centre for Neuroscience Studies; Clive A Hansen, Clinical Trials Group; Wesley H Kennedy, ITS; Laurie A Phillips, Chemical Engineering; Angela J Riddell, Audit Services.

July 2010

40 years: Ellen Compeau, Central Technical Services; Bonnie Cyr, Maps, Data and Government Information Centre; Donna R Dumbleton, W.D. Jordan Special Collections/Music Library; Carol Anne Hanna, Drama; Frederic T Post, Biology.

35 years: Karen B Donnelly, English; Karen A Green, Office of the University Registrar; Karen Pearce, Athletics and Recreation.

30 years: Thomas G Abbott, Biochemistry; Leslie L McDermid, Advancement Technology Services.

25 years: Donald Dean, Postal Services.

20 years: Cindy Butts, Faculty of Arts and Science; Peter Donovan, Engineering; Deborah E Gilliland, PPS; Cynthia Louise Price, School of Business.

15 years: Christine L Fader, Career Services; Joan Lee, Faculty of Health Sciences; Alexei Neverov, Chemistry.

10 years: Diann Andrews, Biochemistry; Allan James Kilfoyle, ITS/QUASR; Jennifer Korol, Medicine; Jessica Maskell, Faculty of Education; Katherine M Peter, Athletics and Recreation; Holly Lyn Spencer, Biochemistry; Patricia A Stenzl, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies; Clive Derick Strachan, Residences; Patrick Tracey, Athletics and Recreation; Michael R Vanberkel, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Fred A White, Residences.

5 years: Laurel Emerson, Urology; Mary Ann Emmons, Financial Services; Kalam Abul Mir, School of Environmental Studies; Genevieve Pare, Pathology and Molecular Medicine; Zhengxin Sun, Biology; E Kathleen Vollebregt, Marketing and Communications.

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