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For the Record: December 19, 2011

Mon, 12/19/2011


Nominate a Queen’s hero

Nominations are now being accepted for Queen’s Distinguished Service Awards, the highest honour for exemplary service to the university.

Queen’s alumni and members of University Council, which includes members of Senate and Board of Trustees, can directly nominate candidates. Other university community members can suggest nominees to a University Council representative. Membership lists are posted on the University Secretariat website under the Senate, Board and University Council categories.

The deadline for nominations is February 3, 2012. Complete guidelines and nomination forms are online.

The University Council Executive Committee reviews the nominations and selects recipients in February. The honourees will receive the award at the annual meeting and dinner of the University Council in May.


Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Janet Brooke’s term as director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (AEAC) ends on June 30, 2012. Ms Brooke is eligible for reappointment and has indicated her desire to continue in this role, should it be the wish of the university community.

In accordance with the university's practice in these matters, a committee chaired by Dr. Susan Cole, Deputy Provost, will be established to advise Provost Alan Harrison on Ms Brooke’s leadership and renewal. Suggestions for membership on the advisory committee are requested and should be submitted in writing to the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), Suite 353 Richardson Hall or via provost@queensu.ca by Friday, January 20.

Members of the university community are also invited to offer comments on Ms Brooke’s leadership of the AEAC by February 3. Letters should be submitted to Suite 353 Richardson Hall or via email at provost@queensu.ca. Respondents are asked to state whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Advisory Review Committee, Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre

In accordance with procedures adopted by Senate, Dr. Kimberly Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, announces the establishment of an advisory committee to review the Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre (FCRC).

The Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre (FCRC) is Canada's leading university-based research and development organization in partnership with industry dedicated to advancing the knowledge base for addressing the key technology challenges to the commercialization of fuel cell applications.

The members of the committee are: Joe LeBlanc, Financial Services; Scott Parent, Chemical Engineering; Keith Pilkey, Mechanical and Materials Engineering (Chair); Ugo Piomelli, Mechanical and Materials Engineering; David Rappaport, Graduate Studies; Brian Surgenor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Steve Tanner, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (secretary); and Christopher Thurgood, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, RMC.

Members of the university community are invited to submit their comments on the present state and future prospects of the centre to the chair of the committee, c/o the secretary by January 16, 2012. Additional details on the centre are available online.

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