Queen's University

For the Record: February 14, 2011

Mon, 02/14/2011


Alistair MacLean re-appointed as Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce that Alistair MacLean has accepted reappointment as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science for a two-year term effective July 1, 2011. This announcement follows on the strong recommendation of Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob Silverman and the unanimous and enthusiastic support of the Advisory Committee. In making this announcement, Principal Woolf extends his appreciation to the members of the committee.

Dr. MacLean, a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, came to Queen's as a Commonwealth Scholar and completed his PhD here in 1969. After two years at the University of Edinburgh as a post-doctoral fellow, he returned to the Department of Psychology at Queen’s in 1971 where he holds the rank of professor, and is also cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. MacLean is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and has served as consultant psychologist with a number of Kingston hospitals and agencies. From 1986 to 2000 he held an appointment as a staff scientist at theToronto Hospital (Western Division).

Dr. MacLean has taught at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels in the Faculty of Arts and Science and the School of Medicine, and is a recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to his clinical work with sleep-disordered patients, Dr. MacLean has carried out research in a number of different aspects of sleep. He has an extensive publication record and has participated at many conferences and professional meetings, both nationally and internationally.

His record of service to the university, to the community and to his profession is extensive. He has held various administrative positions at Queen’s, including headof the Department of Psychology, associate dean and vice-dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, and for the last five years has served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. He has been a member of and served as chair of many departmental, faculty, Senate and university committees and is a recipient of the T. Geoffrey Flynn Advancement Champion Award. His professional activity has included membership on several external committees as well as a period as president of the Canadian Sleep Society.

Bruce Stanley appointed executive director of the Bader International Study Centre

Principal Daniel Woolf, on the strong recommendation of the advisory committee, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Stanley as executive director of the Bader International Study Centre for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2011.

Dr. Stanley is currently the resident director of the Earlham College Program in Jordan, where he has re-established a Middle East semester residency program in Amman. He brings with him 30 years of experience in undergraduate liberal arts education and 15 years of experience in postgraduate design and management. Prior to his appointment as resident director at Earlham, Dr. Stanley served as the provost at Huron University USA in London, then academic dean for international relations and communications at Hult International Business School in London. Dr. Stanley has taught for 37 years across varied American, British and Middle Eastern institutions with a core focus on international relations, Middle East political economy, conflict resolution and global education.

Dr. Stanley completed a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies at Earlham College, Indiana, then a master's degree and PhD in international relations, both at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published several articles, working in collaboration with his peers on various volumes, and has authored and co-authored chapters revolving around international issues and conflict resolution. Dr. Stanley currently has three projects in progress, including a book manuscript titled Middle East City Networks in the World-Economy. He has also participated as an invited speaker at numerous conferences, the most recent of which was at the Amman Institute for Urban Development.

Dr. Stanley has 30 years of development experience in the Middle East and other regions, including education, project assessments and evaluations, institutional leadership and management roles and consultancy. He has been involved with several organizations including the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, American Near East Refugee Aid, and the EU-Exeter Refugee Project. Dr. Stanley has also held the title of research fellow at both the Regional Centre for Conflict Prevention in Amman, and the London Middle East Institute.

In making this announcement, Principal Woolf wishes to extend his thanks to the members of the advisory committee. He also wishes to express his deep appreciation to executive director David Bevan for his dedicated service to the BISC and the university over the past eight years.

Awards and Grants

The Brockington Visitorship

The Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures invites nominations for the Brockington Visitorship. The terms of reference are “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.” ONLINE Proposals will be accepted for up to $7,000. Details can be found online. Deadline: March 31.

The Chancellor Dunning Trust
The Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures invites nominations for the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecture. The terms of reference are “to identify and invite a person of distinction to be the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecturer. 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.” ONLINE Proposals will be accepted for up to $16,000. Details can be found online. Deadline: March 31.

George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund
This fund provides grants to support public performances and exhibitions for the benefit of the Queen’s and broader Kingston communities. ONLINE Applications are welcome from Queen’s community members. Course-related activities and projects that focus on research, composition, creation or production do not qualify for support. Details can be found online. Deadline: March 31.

Nominations open for Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching

Nominations are open for the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, given each year by the Queen’s University Alumni Association. The $5,000 award recognizes Queen's professors who "show outstanding knowledge, teaching ability, and accessibility to students." Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit nominations. Deadline is February 25. More information is available online.


Vacancies on Senate committees

Committee service is a valuable way in which members of the University community participate in the governance of Queen's University. Senate committees discuss issues of broad interest to the academic community, and make recommendations on policy and practice that are essential to the University's operations and evolution.

At this time the Senate Nominating Committee seeks faculty, staff and students who are willing to put their names forward for committee service, beginning September 1, 2011. Terms are usually for two years, with the number of meetings per year depending on the particular committee's area of responsibility.

For a list of vacancies, visit the Secretariat website. You can click on the committee name to read the terms of reference and composition. An online application form is at the bottom of the vacancy list.

The need for members to serve on all these committees is pressing. I urge you to consider putting your name forward, either for a committee dealing with a subject that is of immediate interest or concern to you, or for a committee dealing with a subject that you know is important. Either way, committee work allows you to directly impact the way Queen's functions as a teaching and research institution, and as a community of scholars, students and staff.

Applications are accepted until February 28, 2011.

If you wish to discuss the opportunity of serving on a Senate Committee, please feel free to contact the Secretariat Office at (613) 533-6095.

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