Queen's University

For the Record: May 2, 2011

Mon, 05/02/2011


Sandra den Otter named associate dean in School of Graduate Studies

Dr. Brenda Brouwer, vice-provost and dean of the School of Graduate Studies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra den Otter as associate dean in the School of Graduate Studies for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2011.

Dr. den Otter is an associate professor in the Department of History. She received her B.A. Honours in history and political science from McMaster University in 1986 and her doctorate in history from the University of Oxford in 1990.

Dr. den Otter came to Queen's University on a Webster Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 1990. She was appointed to a tenure-track position in 1992 and was granted tenure in 1996. She has held fellowships at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and at the University of Cambridge.

At Queen's, Dr. den Otter has served as graduate chair in history from 2005-2006 and 2007-2008, chair of Division II (Humanities) in the School of Graduate Studies in 2008 and chair of the Arts Graduate Council in 2010-11.

Dr. den Otter's research focuses on social and political thought in 19th century Britain and the empire.


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 31st, 2011.

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.

Provost’s advisory committee – university archivist

Paul Banfield’s term as university archivist ends on June 30, 2011. Mr. Banfield has agreed to consider serving another term should it be the wish of the university community.

A provost advisory committee, chaired by Susan Cole, Deputy Provost, has been struck with the following membership:

Blaine Allan, Associate Professor, Department of Film and Media Studies
Janet Brooke, Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Susan Cole, Deputy Provost -- Chair
David Parker, Chair, Department of History
Barbara Teatero, Associate University Librarian
Peggy Watkin, Senior Associate, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) -- Secretary to the Committee

Members of the university community who wish to comment on Mr. Banfield’s leadership of Queen’s Archives may do so by Thursday, May 12. Please submit your letters in writing to Dr. Cole and send to Suite 353 Richardson Hall, or via email. Respondents should indicate whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.


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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