Queen's University

For the Record: January 5, 2012

Date: 
Thu, 01/05/2012

Appointments

Faculty of Health Sciences

Brenda A. Farnquist, Diagnostic Radiology (January 2012)

Awards

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. 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.

Committees

Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Brenda Brouwer’s term as interim Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies ends on May 31, 2012. Dr. Brouwer has indicated that she would consider a term as dean should it be the wish of the university community.

In accordance with the procedures established by Senate, a committee chaired by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), will be established to advise Principal Daniel Woolf on the present state and future prospects of the School of Graduate Studies and on the selection of the dean. Members of the university community are also invited to offer comments on the present state and future prospects of the School of Graduate Studies and the deanship. These comments should be submitted in writing to Provost Harrison via provost@queensu.ca by Friday, January 27. Respondents are asked to state whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Suggestions of individuals who might serve on this committee may also be submitted to provost@queensu.ca by Friday, January 13.

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Kimberly A. Woodhouse’s term as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science ends on June 30, 2012. Dr. Woodhouse has indicated that she would consider a second term as dean should it be the wish of the university community.

In accordance with the procedures established by Senate, a committee chaired by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), will be established 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 dean. Members of the university community are also invited to offer comments on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the deanship. These comments should be submitted in writing to Provost Harrison via provost@queensu.ca by Friday, January 27. Respondents are asked to state whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Suggestions of individuals who might serve on this renewal committee may also be submitted to provost@queensu.ca by Friday, January 13.

Apply now to serve on Senate committees

Committee service is a valuable way in which members of the university community participate in the governance of Queen's. 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, 2012. 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 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. Community members are urged to consider putting their 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 will be accepted until February 24.

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.

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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