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2010 News Archives

 

 

 

  • Homecoming Decision

    November 23, 2010 Two years ago, then-Principal Tom Williams suspended Queen's Homecoming because of the risks, associated with the Aberdeen street event, to students, alumni, members of the Kingston community and to the university. Principal Williams indicated his decision was not an easy one and today, I am announcing another difficult decision - that in my judgment, based on the continued occurrence of an illegal street party on Aberdeen Street, it is regrettably necessary to suspend fall Homecoming for a further three years. ...

  • Principal welcomes discussion on university specialization

    October 27, 2010 Principal Daniel Woolf will be working with his provincial counterparts, Queen’s Park and the College of Ontario Universities on how universities can differentiate themselves and focus on their strengths. The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) released a report this week, recommending that universities set measureable goals based on their strengths, and the provincial government base new funding on whether those goals are met. ...

  • Principal, Provost congratulate incoming Mayor, Council

    October 27, 2010 Principal Daniel Woolf will be working with his provincial counterparts, Queen’s Park and the College of Ontario Universities on how universities can differentiate themselves and focus on their strengths. ...

  • Shirley Tilghman

    October 1, 2010 Public Forum - Women in Science "Bridging the Gender Gap in Science and Technology"

  • New Director, Public and Government Affairs Appointed

    September 21, 2010I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sheilagh Dunn as Director, Public and Government Affairs, effective October 4, 2010, ...

  • Provost Search Committee

    July 27, 2010 Principal Daniel Woolf has convened and will chair a committee to advise him on the appointment of a new provost and vice-principal (academic). Dr. Robert Silverman's term as the inaugural holder of this position ends June 30, 2011. ...

  • Financial Update Website Launched

    July 6, 2010 A new site for financial updates from University administration has been launched.

  • Academic Plan Update

    June 30, 2010 Dear Queen's Community, On April 23rd, I sent a spring Update on Academic Planning to students, faculty and staff to explain the process leading to an Academic Plan for Queen's. This summer update will outline what has occurred to date and what will be happening over the summer and beyond. ...

  • Follow-up staff meetings

    May 4, 2010 Dear Queen's Staff, As you know, a West Campus General Staff Meeting with me was scheduled for May 10th to discuss the "Where Next?" document. Unfortunately, I have been asked to attend an urgent meeting with senior officials of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in Toronto on that date. This is a meeting I cannot miss. ...

  • Academic Plan

    April 23, 2010 Dear Queen's Community, In some areas of campus there appears to be confusion about the Academic Plan. Over the next few paragraphs I will try to explain what the Academic Plan will be, and what it will not be. ...

  • Brown Bag Conversations with Principal Woolf

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Join the Principal as he shares his experiences of effective teaching, both as a learner and as a teacher. ...

  • Public Square meeting with Principal Woolf

    March 16, 2010 Members of the Queen’s general staff community are invited to attend a lunch hour “Public Square” meeting with Principal Daniel Woolf on Thursday, 18 March. The meeting is an opportunity for staff to speak with the Principal in an open discussion format about their interests, concerns and views of Queen’s. The President of QUSA, Spring Forsberg and the Vice-Principal of Human Resources, Rod Morrison, will also both be present to help answer questions. Recognizing that not everyone who may wish to attend will be available on March 18, a second meeting will be organized within a few weeks on West Campus. This date will be announced shortly. ...

  • Statement on racist icidents on campus

    Thursday March 11, 2010 This week, three cars in the An Clachan residence parking lot were vandalized with racist graffiti. Campus security was called and city police have been alerted. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Campus Security at 613-533-6733. ...

  • Academic Plan drafting committee in place

    Wednesday March 10, 2010 Six Queen's academics will draft the university's Academic Plan this summer. Principal Daniel Woolf has announced the membership of the committee that will write the first draft of the plan based on submissions from the Queen's community. ...

  • Welcome Back

    January 11, 2010 I am writing to welcome you all back to the new term and the new year. I hope your holidays were restful and rewarding. ...

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