Queen's University

For the Record: March 31, 2011

Thu, 03/31/2011


Ann Tierney appointed Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Student Affairs

Principal Daniel Woolf, on the recommendation of the advisory committee, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Tierney as Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Student Affairs at Queen’s University. This will be a continuing appointment commencing July 1, 2011.

Ms Tierney is currently the Vice-Provost (Students) at the University of Calgary where, as a member of the executive leadership team, she is responsible for providing leadership for a comprehensive range of learning support and student services to promote student development and enhance the student experience. Ms Tierney is currently responsible for student services, enrolment management, and residence and ancillary operations at the University of Calgary as well as working closely with student government leaders and other university administrators to advance the design and execution of strategic planning devoted to student success, student life and student engagement. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Faculty of Law and represents the University of Calgary on provincial and national associations as well as committees of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology in Alberta.

Ms Tierney’s accomplishments at the University of Calgary include the establishment of the Student Success Centre, the Centre for Community Engaged Learning and chairing the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Action Team.

Ms Tierney has previously held senior administrative appointments at Carleton University and at Queen’s University in the Faculty of Law.

Ms Tierney completed an undergraduate honours degree at Carleton University. She graduated from Queen’s with a Bachelor of Laws and was called to the Bar for the Province of Ontario. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s.

In making this announcement, Principal Woolf wishes to extend his thanks to the members of the advisory committee, which was chaired by Provost Robert Silverman. He also wishes to express his deep appreciation to John Pierce for his dedicated service to the Student Affairs portfolio and the university.

Awards and Grants

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.


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