Queen's University

For the Record: May 2, 2013

Date: 
Thu, 05/02/2013

Appointments

Susan Mumm — Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

Queen’s University is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Mumm as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science for a five-year term to take effect no later than August 1, 2013. The offer of appointment from the Principal, Daniel Woolf, was in response to a strong and enthusiastic recommendation of the advisory committee, which was chaired by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

Dr. Mumm is currently the pro vice-chancellor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Massey University, New Zealand. From 2006 to 2009, she was dean of Arts and Science at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has previously held positions in the Department of Religious Studies at The Open University, United Kingdom, and in the Department of History and Social Science at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Mumm is an historian of Victorian Britain. Her doctorate was awarded by the University of Sussex, where she held a Commonwealth Scholarship. Her earlier degrees were taken at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and has published a number of books and articles in her area of research.
The following individuals served as members of the advisory committee, and the principal and the provost wish to place on record their thanks to all these individuals for their willingness to undertake this responsibility.

  • Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
  • Irène Bujara, Director, Human Rights and Equity Offices
  • David Hanes, Professor, Department of Physics
  • Tom Harris, Vice-Principal (Advancement)
  • Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) – Chair
  • Adnan Husain, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Catherine Krull, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research)
  • David Murakami Wood, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Lisa Neumann, Senior Staffing Officer, F300, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Kathy O’Brien, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) – Secretary
  • Laurene Ratcliffe, Professor, Department of Biology
  • Brenda Ravenscroft, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Donato Santeramo, Acting Department Head, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • David Saunders, Dean, School of Business
  • Jill Scott, Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Matthew Scribner, President, Society of Professional and Graduate Students
  • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs
  • John Whittaker, President, Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS)
  • Kimberly Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

David M. Saunders — Dean, Queen’s School of Business

Queen’s University is pleased to announce that David M. Saunders has accepted reappointment as dean of Queen’s School of Business (QSB) for a five-year term effective July 1, 2013. The offer of reappointment from the Principal, Daniel Woolf, was in response to the unanimous and enthusiastic recommendation of the advisory committee, which was chaired by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

Dr. Saunders was originally appointed as dean of QSB in July 2003. Under his leadership, QSB has experienced dramatic growth, including the addition of new and innovative MBA, professional master’s and executive education programs. To keep pace with this growth, Dr. Saunders oversaw a significant expansion to QSB’s home, Goodes Hall, which opened in 2012. In support of the school’s mission to develop outstanding leaders with a global perspective, he has added 80 strategic partnerships with business schools around the globe.

Dr. Saunders is the co-author of the world’s three largest-selling negotiation textbooks. He earned a BA from York University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to his arrival at Queen’s, Dr. Saunders was dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

The following individuals served as members of the advisory committee, and the principal and the provost wish to place on record their thanks to all these individuals for their willingness to undertake this responsibility.

  • Gary Bissonette , Assistant Professor, Queen’s School of Business
  • Kathryn Brohman, Associate Professor & Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Management Information Systems, Queen’s School of Business
  • Mitch Gudgeon, President, MBA Class of 2013
  • Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) — Chair
  • Lewis Johnson, Professor, Queen’s School of Business
  • Jim Leech, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Chair, Queen’s School of Business Advisory Board
  • Annette Lilly, Associate Director, Research Program Office, Queen’s School of Business
  • Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science
  • John Moore, Assistant Professor, Queen’s School of Business
  • Elspeth Murray, Associate Professor & Associate Dean of MBA Programs; and Director – Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing (QCED/QCBV) and CIBC Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship
  • Kathy O’Brien, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) — Secretary
  • Tom O’Neill, Chair of the Board, BCE and Bell Canada and Chartered Accountant, Member, Queen’s School of Business Advisory Board
  • Nicola Plummer, President, Queen’s Commerce Society
  • Stephanie Simpson, Associate Director, Queen’s Human Rights Office
  • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

Committees

Advisory Committee — Director, Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity 

George Perlin, who has served as director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity (CSDD), is stepping down from this role. An advisory committee has been formed to consider the present state and future prospects of the centre, and to assist in the selection of a Director.

The committee has the following membership:

  • Grant Amyot, Professor/Head Political Studies
  • Zsuzsa Csergo, Associate Professor, Political Studies
  • Peter Harrison, Director, School of Policy Studies – Chair
  • Rachel Laforest, Associate Professor, School of Policy Studies
  • Kathleen Lahey, Professor, Faculty of Law
  • Brian Pepin, Graduate Student (Public Administration)

Members of the university community are invited to apply or make nominations and self-nominations for the position, and to comment on the present state and future prospects of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity and directorship. Please submit your letters in writing to Peter Harrison, Director, School of Policy Studies, Office 209, Robert Sutherland Hall, or via email by May 17, 2013. Respondents are asked to state whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Notices

Faculty invited to confirm convocation participation

Queen's faculty members have until Monday, May 6 to reserve regalia to participate in the academic procession during spring convocation ceremonies.

“The ceremonies are meaningful moments where graduates, their mentors, and their families and friends come together in a celebration of achievement. Faculty members have guided them throughout their time at Queen’s and it is only fitting for them to be there at that important moment,” says Brent Cameron, Convocation and Communications Administrator.

Spring convocation includes 21 ceremonies, to be held between May 23 and June 14, with master’s and doctoral graduates participating alongside their undergraduate counterparts.

Faculty members who are Queen's graduates can RSVP their participation in one or more of the academic processions and reserve regalia by filling out an online form. Members of the academic procession who are not Queen’s graduates must make their own arrangements for hoods; however, they may reserve a black gown and confirm their participation using the online form.

Faculty members not requiring regalia can still confirm their attendance in the period leading up to the ceremonies after the May 6 deadline for booking regalia.

The full convocation schedule, including the department and faculty breakdown, is posted on the University Registrar website. Faculty members can pick up their regalia 30 minutes before each ceremony in Room 209, Kingston Hall.

If there is difficulty submitting the form, please contact Mr. Cameron by email or call ext. 74050.

Renewal, tenure, and 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 32.6 Promotion for Adjunct Members.

Honorary degree nominations for 2014

Information and nomination forms for 2014 honorary degree nominations are available online or by phoning the University Secretariat at 613-533-6095.
Deadline for submission of nominations: Friday, August 9, 2013
 

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