Senate in brief
Highlights from the January 14 meeting of Senate
At the beginning of the meeting, Principal Daniel Woolf presented the T. Geoffrey Flynn Advancement Champion Award to Robert Reid, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and head of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology.
Principal Woolf provided a written report to Senate.
In his additional oral report, Principal Woolf provided the following updates:
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), provided a written report to Senate.
In his additional oral report, Provost Harrison provided the following updates:
Senate discussed a question from Senator Petra Fachinger regarding improving communication between Senate and the Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University (ACQU). The provost responded in a written statement, and also noted during the meeting that he has met with Marlene Brant Castellano, Co-Chair, ACQU; she will discuss the matter with the ACQU.
Senate discussed a question from Senator Mark Jones regarding the status of the Bachelor of Fine Art program. The provost responded to the question, which was referred to Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, in a written statement.
Reports of Committees
Communications and reports submitted to Senate
Senate received information on sessional dates from SCAP.
Jennifer Medves, Member, University Council Executive Committee, provided an update on the consultations to date with elected councillors on the reform of University Council. She alerted Senate that, as current members of council, they will be consulted directly on the plan for reform in the coming months and that a vote on council reform will occur in late spring. She also spoke of the likely reduction in size of council to approximately 40 members; the proposed advisory role to the principal and senior administrators; and the role of councillors as active promoters of Queen’s externally.
David Grace, Board of Trustees, provided an oral report regarding the Board of Trustees Report to Senate.
David Gordon provided an update and answered questions regarding the Campus Planning and Development Committee’s report to Senate.
Senate received the Senate Research Report.