Queen's University

For the Record: May 19, 2011

Wed, 05/18/2011


New issue of Journal of Critical Race Inquiry

The second issue (Volume 1, Number 2) of the Journal of Critical Race Inquiry (CRI) is published and available online. It is another provocative, thoughtful and interdisciplinary contribution to the critical examination of race.

Founded in 2009, CRI is a copyrighted, peer-reviewed, bi-annual and open-access electronic journal that uses an interdisciplinary approach to feature current research, thoughtful debate and innovative inquiry into critical race issues.

Race is defined by the journal editors as a social construct that has no biological basis. However, they see the concept of 'race' as fluid, changing and culturally specific.


Advisory committee for director of Industrial Relations Centre

Paul Juniper’s term as director of Industrial Relations Centre ends on June 30, 2011. Mr. Juniper has agreed to consider serving another term should it be the wish of the university community.

An advisory committee has been struck with the following membership:

Richard Chaykowski, professor/program director, Master of Industrial Relations
Peter Edwards, Vice President, CPR
Glenda Fisk, assistant professor, Industrial Relations Program
Peter Harrison, Director, School of Policy Studies - Chair
Stephanie Noel, program team manager, Industrial Relations Centre
Shawna O’Grady, associate professor, School of Business

Members of the university community who wish to comment on Mr. Juniper’s leadership of Queen’s Industrial Relations Centre may do so by June 3. Please submit your comments in writing to Dr. Harrison and send them to Office 209 Robert Sutherland Hall, or submit them via email to spsdirec@queensu.ca. Respondents should indicate whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Principal’s Advisory Committee – University Librarian

As previously communicated by Provost Bob Silverman, a search has begun for a University Librarian.

A Principal’s Advisory Committee, chaired by Provost Silverman, has been struck with the following membership:

Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) – Chair
Irène Bujara, Director, Human Rights Office, Director, University Advisor on Equity
Daniel Moore, Society of Graduate and Professional Students
Mira Dineen, Academic Affairs Commissioner, Alma Mater Society
Bill Egnatoff, Senate Library Committee
Jim Lesslie, Manager, Departmental Development, Information Technology Services
Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research)
Suzanne Maranda, University Library
Brenda Ravenscroft, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Arlie Redmond, CUPE Representative, Library Technicians
Charles Sumbler, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) - Secretary to the Committee
Barbara Teatero, Associate University Librarian

Members of the university community who wish to comment on the present state and future prospects of the university libraries and on the selection of the new University Librarian may do so by Friday, May 27. Please submit your letters in writing to Provost Silverman and send to Suite 353 Richardson Hall, or submitted via email to provost@queensu.ca. Respondents should indicate whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Queen's Accessibility Committee accepting member applications

Provost Bob Silverman and Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis are now accepting applications from the Queen's community to serve as members of the Queen's Accessibility Committee, for a two-year term, commencing September 1.

The committee brings together community members and representatives of various university groups working collectively to make Queen's accessible for persons with disabilities.

We welcome the participation of all Queen’s members; students, staff, faculty and alumni. In keeping with the spirit of Ontario's accessibility legislation (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please use our committee member application form.

The application deadline is May 31.

All information collected in the application form, including self-disclosing information about disabilities, remains strictly confidential with the relevant staff at the Equity Office and the members of the nominations and operations standing committee of the Queen’s Accessibility Committee.

For more information contact the Equity Office by email or by telephone at (613) 533-2563.

Human Resources

Milestones – May 2011

If you have a milestone of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years or more of continuous service coming up and you do NOT wish your name to be included in the listing, please contact Faye Baudoux at ext. 77791.

Congratulations to those who reached the following milestones in May.

Forty years: Heather D Goodwin, Access Services.

Thirty-five years: Wanda June Parkes, Education Library; Frank J Phelan, Biology Station - Lake Opinicon.

Thirty years: Dianne Conner, Central Technical Services; Susie Greyling, Teacher Resource Centre; Sandra Vincent, Physiology.

Twenty-five years: Angela Lynn Balesdent, School of Urban and Regional Planning; Bruce W Elder, PPS; Christina Y Fowler, Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Robert E Hughes, PPS.

Twenty years: Jo-Anne Brady, OUR; Wendy Schuler, Sociology.

Fifteen years: Christine Hough, Pathology and Molecular Medicine; Maria Salamone, Southern African Research Centre.

Ten years: Dale Ardern, Urology; Susan Bowen, Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Constantine Dafnas, HPCVL; Brad Flowers, ITS; Jeremy M Heil, Queen's University Archives;
Susan Jane Rance, Continuing Professional Development; David Swinton, PPS; Rodney Wilson, Athletics and Recreation.

Five Years: Julie A Banting, School of Business; Justin Bradley, QUASAR/Human Resources;
Andrew James Gould, Human Resources; Shannon Jones, Human Resources; Jane E McMillan, Development; Ashleigh M Smith, Development; Tara Stellato, Human Resources; Patrick A Thompson, Pathology and Molecular Medicine; Deborah Wakeman, School of Business; Don J Zuiker, Medical Education Technology Unit. 


June 1 deadline for adopting textbooks

The deadline for faculty to adopt textbooks for the fall term is June 1. Please visit the Campus Bookstore website to submit your textbook information.

Renewal, tenure, promotion applications

Under the terms of the collective agreement between Queen’s and Queen’s University Faculty Association for faculty, librarians and archivists, August 15 is the deadline for regular faculty to apply for renewal, tenure or promotion; librarians and archivists to apply for renewal, continuing appointment or promotion; and adjuncts to apply for promotion.

Members must notify their unit head of their intent to apply for renewal, tenure, continuing appointment,
or promotion by July 1.

Articles that refer to these procedures:

•Article 24 – Employment Equity;
•Article 30 – Renewal, Tenure and Promotion for Tenure-Track and
Tenured Faculty Members;
•Article 31 – Renewal, Continuing Appointment and Promotion for Librarian and
Archivist Members;
•Article 32 – Reappointment and Promotion of Adjunct Members.

Honorary degree nominations for 2012

Information about honorary degree nominations for 2012 and the nomination form is available online. More information is also available by contacting the University Secretariat at (613) 533-6095. The deadline for submission of nominations is Friday, August 12.


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