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For the Record: November 1, 2010

Date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010

For the Record provides postings of appointment, committee, grant, award, PhD examination and other notices set out by the collective agreements and university policies and processes. It is the university’s primary vehicle for sharing this information with our community.

For the Record on-line replaces the For the Record section in the former Queen’s Gazette and includes the same information that was found here. For examples of what information can be included please consult the Gazette archive.

Appointments

New Faculty Appointments

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. James J. Biagi appointed Acting Head, Department of Oncology

James Biagi has been appointed Acting Head of Oncology at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital until December 31, 2010. This appointment is announced by Daniel Woolf, Principal of Queen’s University, Sherri McCullough, Chair of the Hotel Dieu Hospital Board of Directors, and Chris Cunningham, Chair of the Kingston General Hospital Board of Directors.

A more detailed announcement can be found here.

Dr. Michael M.J. McGrath reappointed Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Michael McGrath has been reappointed as Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen’s University and at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals for a second term from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013. This appointment is announced by Daniel Woolf, Principal of Queen’s University, Sherri McCullough, Chair of the Hotel Dieu Hospital Board of Directors, and Chris Cunningham, Chair of the Kingston General Hospital Board of Directors.

A more detailed announcement can be found here.

Other Appointments

Johanna M. Murphy, Medicine–General Internal Medicine (August 15)

Yi Ning Strube, Ophthalmology (September 1)

Casimiro Cabrera Abreu, Psychiatry (September 1)

Tariq M. Hassan, Psychiatry (August 1)

Essam AY Abdelmotaal, Psychiatry (September 1)

Douglas R. McKay, Surgery–Plastic Surgery (September 1)

New Staff Appointments

Suzan Moase appointed Coordinator, International Projects

Suzan Moase has been appointed Coordinator, International Projects, in the Office of the Vice-Provost (International), effective October 12, 2010.

Ms Moase joined Queen’s in 2001 as Clinical Trials Assistant in the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTC). Her current position is Research Associate, Phase III, NCIC CTG. Prior to joining Queen’s, Ms Moase served in various administrative roles in the medical and financial fields. She graduated from Queen’s with an honours bachelor of arts in psychology and English.

In her current position, Ms Moase coordinates national and international clinical studies and facilitates the participation of numerous Canadian and international centres on these studies. She will be working with Barbara Yates to coordinate the establishment and renewal of exchange agreements, liaise with international partner universities and organizations, and coordinate delegation visits to the campus.

Lyndsay Green appointed Director of Audit Services

Lyndsay Green has been appointed to the role of Director of Audit Services effective November 1.

Ms Green obtained her CA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 2001. She holds Certified Information Systems Auditor and Project Management Professional designations and is working toward a Certified Fraud Examiner designation. Ms Green also has a Bachelor of Law degree from Queen's University and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992.

Ms Green has held the position of Manager, Internal Audit Services, for British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., since 2004. Prior to that appointment, she was an Assurance Manager at KPMG.

Other Appointments

New Board of Trustee members

The following people are new Board of Trustee members. Their biographical sketches can be found on the University Secretariat website.

Robert Buchan: elected by the Board, current term to 2014.

Nick Day: The Rector

J. Blair Erskine: Elected by the graduates, current term to 2013.

Benjamin L. Grant: Elected by the graduate students, current term to 2012.

Eric Haythorne: Elected by the benefactors, current term to 2013.

Jayne Watson: Elected by the Board, current term to 2011.

Committees

Senate committees need members

The Senate Nominating Committee is presently filling vacancies on the following committees and boards. You can apply to be part of these committees using the on-line application forms or from the University Secretariat, located in Richardson Hall Room 153. More information on each committee is available by selecting the committee name from the list below. Further information can be obtained by e-mail request.

JUDC Council: two undergraduate student vacancies.

Nominating (Majority must be Senators): one faculty vacancy.

Orientation Activities Review Board (term begins January 1, 2011): two student vacancies (graduate or undergraduate students), one non-student vacancy (staff or faculty).

University Council on Athletics: one faculty vacancy.

Renew, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Science

Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce the membership of the committee which he has asked to advise him on the present state and future prospects of Queen’s Faculty of Arts & Science and its leadership.

The membership of the committee is as follows:

Jo-Anne Brady, University Registrar; Brenda Brouwer, Associate Vice-Principal and Dean, School of Graduate Studies; Cynthia Fekken, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science; Doug Johnson, President, Arts & Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS); Carl Keane, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Shelley King, Associate Professor, Department of English; Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research); Kathy O’Brien, Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), Secretary to the Committee; Jawad Quereshy, President, Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS); Mel Robertson, Head, Department of Biology; Judy Sakell, Director, Student Services; Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) - Chair.

Members of the university community who wish to comment on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Arts & Science and on its leadership may do so by November 12. Letters should be submitted to Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), at provost@queensu.ca. Respondents should indicate whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Associate Vice-Principal and Dean, Student Affairs

Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce the membership of the committee which he has asked to advise him on the present state and future prospects of Queen’s Division of Student Affairs and its leadership.

The membership of the committee is as follows: Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), Chair; Shelley Aylesworth-Spink, Executive Assistant, Office of Advancement; Jo-Anne Brady, University Registrar; Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies; Irène Bujara, Director of the Human Rights Office and the University Advisor on Equity; Safiah Chowdhury, President, Alma Mater Society; Mike Condra, Director of Health, Counselling, and Disability Services; Stephen R. Elliott, Dean, Faculty of Education; Arig Girgrah, Assistant Dean (Student Affairs) for Diversity Programs, Community Development & Residence Life; Shannon Goodspeed, Executive Director, Commerce Program; Kathy O’Brien, Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), Secretary; Jawad Qureshy, President, Society of Graduate and Professional Students; and Brenda Ravenscroft, Associate Dean (Studies), Faculty of Arts & Science.

Members of the university community who wish to comment on the present state and future prospects of the Division of Student Affairs and on its leadership may do so by November 12. Please submit letters to Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), at provost@queensu.ca, and indicate whether the letter is to be shown, in confidence, to the members of the Advisory Committee.

Department of French Studies

Johanne Bénard’s term as head of the Department of French Studies is scheduled to end on June 30, 2011. Principal Daniel Woolf has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected faculty: Agnès Conacher, Associate Professor; Monique Dufresne, Assistant Professor; Stéphane Inkel, Assistant Professor; Mary Lou Kaitting, Continuing Adjunct Assistant Professor; Elisabeth Zawisza, Associate Professor.

Appointed members: Sarah Jacoba, graduate student; Julie Harmgardt, undergraduate student; Agathe Nicholson, administrative assistant; William Morrow, Cognate Faculty, Associate Professor, School of Religion.

Non-voting members: Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science; David Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies.

Chair: Gordon Smith, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Recording Secretary: Diane Reid, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, you are invited to submit your comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of French Studies by November 12. You are also asked to submit names of possible candidates for the Headship.

Please send all comments by email to the attention of Ms Reid. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members’ views on the qualities required in a Head. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Department of Film and Media

Clarke Mackey’s term as head of the Department of Film and Media is scheduled to end on June 30, 2011. Principal Daniel Woolf has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected members: Blaine Allan, Associate Professor; Frank Burke, Professor; Gary Kibbins, Associate Professor; Susan Lord, Associate Professor; Dorit Naaman, Associate Professor.

Appointed members: Linda Graham, administrative assistant; Rachel Jekanowski, undergraduate student; Donato Santeramo, Cognate Faculty, Department of Spanish and Italian.

Non-voting members: Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Chair: Catherine Krull, Acting Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Recording secretary: Diane Reid, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University, comments are invited on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Film and Media by November 12. You can also submit names of possible candidates for the Headship.

Please send all comments to the attention of Ms Reid. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members’ views on the qualities required in a Head. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Department of History

David Parker’s term as chair of the Department of History is scheduled to end on June 30, 2011. Principal Daniel Woolf has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next chair. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected members: Sandra den Otter, Associate Professor; Richard Greenfield, Professor; Rebecca Manley, Associate Professor; Jeffrey McNairn, Associate Professor; Barrington Walker, Associate Professor.

Appointed members: Samantha Sandassie, graduate student; James Walker, undergraduate student; Deborah Stirton-Massey, administrative assistant; Eleanor Macdonald, Cognate Faculty, Associate Professor, Political Studies.

Non-voting members: Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science; David Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies.

Chair: Gordon Smith, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Recording secretary: Diane Reid, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University, comments are invited on the present state and future prospects of the Department of History by November 12. You are also asked to submit names of possible candidates for the Chair/Headship.

Please send all comments to the attention of Ms Reid. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members’ views on the qualities required in a Chair. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Department of Philosophy

David Bakhurst’s term as head of the Department of Philosophy is scheduled to end on June 30, 2011. Principal Daniel Woolf has appointed a selection committee to advise him on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

Elected members: Paul Fairfield, Adjunct Associate Professor; Deborah Knight, Associate Professor; Rahul Kumar, Associate Professor; Sergio Sismondo, Professor; Christine Sypnowich, Professor.

Appointed members: Talia Feder, undergraduate student; Marilyn Lavoie, administrative assistant; Pamela Dickey Young, Cognate Faculty, School of Religion; Katherine Wayne, graduate student.

Non-voting members: Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science; David Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies.

Chair: Gordon Smith, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Recording secretary: Diane Reid, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.5 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University, comments are invited on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Philosophy by November 12. You are also asked to submit names of possible candidates for the Headship. Please send all comments to the attention of Ms Reid. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. At the request of either the department members or the selection committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain department members’ views on the qualities required in a Head. Once a short list has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidates.

Human Resources

Milestones

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 77791.

Congratulations to those who reached the following milestones in October:

35 years: Gary Jardine, PPS.

30 years: Kevin Cuthbertson, Athletics and Recreation; Jennifer Read, Mathematics and Statistics, Raymond Caird, PPS; Shelagh E L Mirski, Environmental Health and Safety; David T Quesnel, PPS; Paula Whitley, School of Environmental Studies.

15 years: Joanne Brett, Office of the University Registrar; Allison Rutter, School of Environmental Studies; Angelo Varriano, Schools of Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapy.

10 years: Gregory R Black, Graphic Design Services; Roger Boyes, School of Business; Chris Conway, Institutional Research and Planning; Valerie M Hoover, School of Business; Janet Knox, Residences; Carla Place, Office of the University Registrar; Barry Yott, Residences.

Five years: Jackie, J Druery, Queen's University Library; Karen Irvine-Bird, Urology; Rebecca L Kinsella, EQUIP/QUASR; Barbara L Lawson, Chemical Engineering; G Anne Linscott, Political Studies; Matthew T Reesor, School of Medicine; Craig Alexander Spencer, ITS; Chad A Winch, Clinical Trials Group; Tammy J Wintle, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Fred Zeltser, Clinical Trials Group.

Notices

Call for Chair in Teaching and Learning Nominations

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is calling for nominations for the Queen's University Chair in Teaching and Learning.

This prestigious designation recognizes professors who have a record as excellent teachers and scholars of teaching and learning, who have demonstrated educational leadership at Queen’s and elsewhere, and who have a program of activities that would allow them to make their expertise widely available to the university community.

Submission deadline is December 3. Nomination guidelines are available on the Centre for Teaching and Learning website.

Additional voluntary contributions due November 5

Members of the Queens Pension Plan (QPP) with pensionable earnings under $145,000 can make additional voluntary contributions (AVC) to their pension accounts in one of two ways: either by monthly payroll deduction or by a single lump sum payment at the end of the year.

Under the monthly contribution program, which is open for enrolment each February, QPP members make contributions by payroll deduction subject to a monthly limit based on annual pensionable salary. Contributions are deducted every month of the year and continue indefinitely, so there is no need to renew. The next opportunity to enroll will occur in February 2011, at which time existing AVC contributors will also be able to either increase their deductions (subject to the monthly limit) or decrease the deduction by writing to the Payroll Services unit of Human Resources. Participants may also stop the deduction at any time during the year (subject only to re-enrolment restrictions).

Alternatively, members can make a single lump sum payment (or a top-up payment if enrolled in the payroll deduction program) in November to maximize their contributions for 2010:

• Members who are currently making monthly AVC will receive a customized quotation indicating the maximum lump sum payment that they are entitled to make (which is in addition to their current monthly contributions) in order to avoid overcontribution problems, only members whose estimate is in excess of $200 will be notified;

• Members who do not make monthly AVC can obtain an individualized calculation of the lump sum amount that may be deposited as an AVC by contacting the Pensions and Benefits unit of Human Resources (533-6414).

In considering whether to make a voluntary contribution, remember that AVC made in the current calendar year will be taken into account in the determination of your RRSP contribution limit for the following year. The deadline for returning completed forms and a cheque to the Payroll Services unit of Human Resources is November 5, 2010 (cheques must be dated no later than November 5, 2010 and cannot be postdated). Contributions received after November 5 will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Pensions and Benefits.

Pension plan AGM December 3

The annual meeting of the Queen's Pension Plan will be held on December 3 at 1:30 pm in Wallace Hall of the John Deutsch University Centre. All plan members are invited to attend.

Nominate a Queen’s hero

Do you know someone who has worked tirelessly in support of Queen’s and deserves recognition? Consider nominating them for a Queen’s Distinguished Service Award.

First awarded in 1974, the Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually in May at the University Council meeting and dinner. The 176 recipients to date include alumni, staff, faculty members, former principals, retirees, donors and friends – all of whom have in some way helped to make the university a better place.

Although the deadline is a few months away on February 4, 2011, the selection committee would like people to start thinking about submitting and preparing a nomination about before the holiday season ramps up over the next few weeks.

All alumni and members of University Council (this includes members of Senate and the Board of Trustees) are invited to nominate candidates. Other university community members with nomination suggestions are encouraged to contact a representative. Membership lists are posted on the University Secretariat website under the Senate, Board and University Council categories.

For details and nomination forms, visit www.queensu.ca/secretariat/ucouncil/DSA, email or call (613) 533-6095.

Call for Human Rights Initiatives Award nominations

The submission deadline for the Queen’s Human Rights Initiatives Award is November 30.

The award is given annually to programs, projects or services, based at Queen’s or in the Kingston community, which have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of equality and human rights at Queen’s.

Award criteria and a nomination form can be found here. Nominations are to be sent to this email address.
If you require any further information about the award, please contact Stephanie Simpson, the associate director of the Human Rights Office.

Call for Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award applications

The Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award recognizes undergraduate or graduate teaching that has had an outstanding influence on the quality of student learning at Queen’s. It is awarded annually for activities that lead to improved learning, including curriculum development, educational leadership, design and delivery of out-of-classroom educational experiences, or classroom teaching and supervision.

For more information, please visit the website. The deadline is December 3.

Call for Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grants

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), in partnership with ITServices, invites proposals for the 2011 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grants. The deadline is January 10.

These grants are intended to encourage innovation and support activities and projects designed to enhance student learning at Queen’s. More information about the grants is available on the website.

Volunteers Needed

Emergency Translator Program

Queen’s Study/Work/Travel Abroad Emergency Protocol aims to ensure that all out-of-country emergencies involving a student or group of students on a Queen’s study/work/travel abroad program are dealt with in an efficient and effective manner and with the interests of the students and their families as a top priority.

Students who are going abroad on a Queen’s study/work/travel abroad program attend a pre-departure orientation program during which they are given an “emergency contact card” and in emergency situations are instructed to call Queen’s Security. In some cases, when the student is unable to make this call, someone from their host country will contact Queen’s Security for them and may have to be re-contacted to clarify the situation. These callers may not speak English.

Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is looking for Queen’s staff or faculty members who will volunteer to have their names stand as translators for these emergency calls as part of its emergency translator program. The university has students, faculty and staff in over 40 countries; individuals who are fluent in any foreign language and who would like to be a part of the emergency translator program should contact Sandra Jeffers at ext. 78434 or by email or Cathy Lemmon at ext. 74650 or by email to register.

 

 

 
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