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For the Record: March 14, 2011

Mon, 03/14/2011


Marie Doherty appointed associate director, Faculty Relations

Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations) Dan Bradshaw is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie Doherty as associate director, Faculty Relations, in the Office of the Provost effective March 7, 2011.

Ms Doherty comes to Queen’s with a broad background in labour relations and human resource management. Most recently she was the director, human resources, for Moosehead Breweries Limited in Saint John, New Brunswick. Prior to that Ms Doherty was with Atomic Energy of Canada where she led all human resource functions related to the start-up of a refurbishment project in New Brunswick.

Ms Doherty holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of New Brunswick. She holds Certified and Senior Human Resource Professional designations and has furthered her professional development through the Industrial Relations Centre at Queen’s.

In her role as associate director, faculty relations, Ms Doherty will have a significant role in all aspects of collective agreement administration and dispute resolution relating to academic labour relations. Upon the conclusion of a first collective agreement regarding teaching assistants and teaching fellows, Ms Doherty will act as the key liaison with PSAC Local 901.

Awards and Grants

Nominations for Accessibility Award

Provost and VP (Academic) Bob Silverman and VP (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis invite the Queen’s community to nominate students, staff, or faculty members for the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award. Established in 2008, this award recognizes the efforts of students, staff, and faculty who demonstrate creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and compassion in creating learning and work environments that allow persons with disabilities to enjoy full participation.

The Accessibility Award is named in honour of Steve Cutway, a long-time Queen' employee and alumnus who, over a span of nearly 36 years, has given generously of his time and commitment in advancing accessibility for students and employees with disabilities.

The deadline for the nominations is Thursday, March 31.

More information about the award and nomination forms is available at the Equity Office’s website.

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.

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.

Human Resources


The February milestones contained incorrect information for the following people.

Karen Merrill, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and Carol Noel, Biology, should have been listed under 25 years of service not 40.

Annette Brick, Continuing and Distance Studies, Kevin Jackson, Postal Services, and Jane Rogers, Financial Services, reached the 20-year milestone not 25.

We regret the error and apologize for any confusion this may have caused. 

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