2018

Note: This article was originally written by Anne Craig in the Queen's Gazette.

Queen’s University researcher John Smol earns elite recognition from Royal Society.

Queen’s University regrets to inform the community of the death of Dan School of Drama and Music Professor Kim Renders.

Kim, a pioneer in the Canadian theatre scene, passed away on July 17, 2018 in Kingston. Craig Walker, Director of the Dan School, says her death is a loss beyond Queen’s University.

Note: This article was originally published in the Queen's Gazette.

QNS program is designed to enrich teaching and research at the university while also supporting faculty renewal and diversity and inclusion efforts.

Note: This article was originally written and published by Phil Gaudreau in the Queen's Gazette.

The Faculty of Arts and Science has announced the recipients of its pre-doctoral fellowships for Indigenous graduate students.

Note: This article was originally written by Phil Gaudreau and posted in the Queen's Gazette.

Queen’s University and Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na are partnering to deliver a certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture.

After 32 years of working as a Curator for the Miller Museum of Geology, Mark Badham will be retiring from Queen's at the end of this month. Read this Kingston Whig article to learn about Badham's impressive accomplishments and future objectives.

Open for registrations now, Arts and Science has launched 7 new certificates that are open to Queen's students this fall. Certificates help students add breadth to their degree so their resumes are more competitive upon graduation. All of the new certificates range from 12-18 units, what some call a 'snackable' credential.  These new certificates include:

Queen’s University regrets to inform the community of the death of student and athlete Gage B. Foster.

Gage Foster had completed his first year of studies at Queen's University and was a member of the Gaels varsity football team.

This summer, Queen's Arts and Science will be launching a new Certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture.

This certificate is offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in partnership with Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO) Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory. It will give students knowledge of the language embedded in culturally rich learning experiences and the many traditions, histories and worldviews of the Mohawk people.

The Certificate courses, which are completed over 2 years, are structured as follows:

A national body has recognized a Queen’s professor for her outstanding mentorship of graduate students.

Suning Wang of the Department of Chemistry has received the inaugural Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship.

The Queen’s Geological Sciences DepartmentQueen's Geological Sciences has long been rated by MacLean’s as one of the best in Canada; in 2015 Queen’s was ranked as having the second best geology program in the country (Maclean’s, Canadian Universities Guidebook 2015 Edition).

The Queen’s Economics Department has recently launched an exciting new course series for Certified Professional Impact Analysts (CPIA). It is no longer enough to implement a project; organizations are increasingly required to provide evidence of impact.  

When the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (PICRDI) issued its final report last year, the university was given dozens of recommendations to respond to – creating new positions, updating policies, and funding initiatives.

Among the Principal’s Dream Courses funded last year, two courses were specifically focused on sharing Indigenous knowledge.

Heather Macfarlane, Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of English, has just recently completed the first offering of ENGL218: Introduction to Indigenous Literature in Canada. The course examined Indigenous novels, traditional stories, poetry, short stories and plays from various time periods, written by Métis, Inuit and First Nations authors.

Ms. Lukin Linklater, an artist and Queen’s doctoral candidate, was recently named the recipient of the Canadian Art Foundation’s inaugural Wanda Koop Research Fund. This new research fund, worth $15,000, was named for the Winnipeg artist appearing on the cover of the first issue of Canadian Art in fall 1984. Ms. Lukin Linklater is Alutiiq and originates from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in Alaska. She is currently based in northern Ontario, and that setting has been inspiring her most recent work.

Join us on Friday, April 6, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in Grant Hall for this out-of-this-world event: a live video broadcast Q&A with NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel, PhD’95, from the International Space Station!

When Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Artsci’11, was a summer intern in Queen’s Marketing and Communications Department, he helped write a few speeches for Principal Daniel Woolf.

Have thoughts about our departmental Major Maps that you want to share? Now is your chance. Register for a session to come and chat with us and give us your thoughts and ideas on the Major Maps. Light refreshments will be served and participants will receive a $20 gift card to the campus bookstore and be entered to win a Queen's swag bag of prizes. Hurry, spots are limited.

1st Year Sessions

Bronwyn Jaques, a PhD student in Cultural Studies, traveled to Queen’s Park on February 23 to accept a Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage “Excellence in Conservation” Award for her role in producing the oral history “In Our Own Words: The Links between Kingston’s Heritage and its Penitentiaries”, a project that seeks to understand how penitentiaries have shaped the social fabric of the city of Kingston.

The Faculty of Arts and Science is a scholarly community built upon freedom of inquiry and expression and the equality and dignity of all persons. As Dean, I wish to emphasize our commitment to diversity and inclusion and to assert the importance of non-discriminatory treatment on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. We acknowledge and value equity-seeking members of our community and strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all our students, staff and faculty.

Sincerely,
Barbara Crow, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science

This fall, Queen's Arts and Science will be launching a new Certificate of Indigenous Languages and Culture. This new certificate program will introduce students to Mohawk, Inuktitut and Anishinaabe languages and deepen students' understanding of Indigenous cultures.

"The internationally-recognized Master of Art Conservation program at Queen’s has received a grant of $632,000 over five years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop conservation research and online courses with a focus on Indigenous material culture.

Specifically, the new funding will help initiate and implement comprehensive change to the program’s curriculum and research activities and will help advance the university’s goals of diversity, equity, anti-racism and inclusion."

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Ascough, Faculty of Arts and Science Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) for being named one of the 2018 3M National Teaching Fellows for his imaginative, experiential work as a Queen's School of Religion Professor.

Are you looking for a unique volunteer opportunity for next year? Hiring is underway for our 2018-2019 Peer Academic Support Service team, and we are looking for YOU to apply to join our team as a Peer Advisor! PASS offers confidential, non-judgmental academic advising to first-year ArtSci students. The team answers questions about SOLUS, degree plan selection, course registration, and more.

Life Sciences graduate and former president of the Queen's Native Student Association, Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk (ArtSci'11), is Canada's first Inuk heart surgeon.