Faculty News

On this day (March 7) 174 years ago, classes began under Peter Colin Campbell, the first professor hired by Queen’s who taught classical literature, and Thomas Liddell, Queen’s founding principal and professor of divinity.

This moment is one of several university “firsts” associated with the Department of Classics. During the university’s 175th anniversary in 2016-17, professors and students plan to highlight the foundational role the classics department has played in the university’s history.

Erin Robinson Swink, Artsci’08, was a first-year psychology student in 2004 living in Adelaide Hall when she started designing video games as a way to avoid studying for exams.

Surprisingly that procrastination has evolved into a successful career as in independent video game designer.

Queen’s University continues to gain momentum in online learning, thanks to a $1.5-million funding boost through the Government of Ontario’s shared online course funding program, formerly known as the Ontario Online Initiative. The funding will allow the university to develop or redesign 28 online courses.

For the third straight year, Queen’s leads the province’s universities for the amount of funding awarded through the program, receiving 32 per cent of the total allocated.

The Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) announced today that a committee will be struck to advise Principal Daniel Woolf on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Arts and Science and on the selection of the next dean.

“We encourage all members of the Queen’s community to offer their input on the faculty and suggest individuals who might serve on the advisory committee,” says Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

Havana-based pianist Aldo López-Gavilán almost defies categorization.  His piano solos mesmerized audiences at a sold-out Isabel show in October 2014 when he accompanied Carlos Varela.  Now he’s back for a solo show that will illustrate why piano great Chucho Valdés calls him "simply a genius, a star.” A portion of the proceeds from this concert will go to the Sonia Enjamio Fund at Queen’s to support Cuban and Canadian student exchange programs. 

Advance tickets: Students $12, Regular $15, at the door $20.

Professor Marc Epprecht will speak at Historical Visions and Revisions, the 2016 History Graudate Program Speaker Series at Trent University. His talk, The Native Village Devae in Pietersmaritzburg, South Africa, 1848-1926: Revisiting the 'sanitation syndrome,' will take place Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm in Scott House, Senior Common Room, Trail College.

 

Andre Alexis, winner of the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, visited Queen’s University on Tuesday to deliver a guest lecture and take part in a book signing. Mr. Alexis kept a packed audience at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre riveted as he discussed the inspiration for writing Fifteen Dogs, which included a local tie.

Queen’s researcher Heather Stuart continues to make a difference for people with mental illness.

Entering her fifth year as the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, Heather Stuart is encouraged by the progress she and her team have made in the emerging field of research. However, she knows her work is far from over.

Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair Heather Stuart continues her fight against stigma.

"The School Board's Collective Bargaining Act, 2014 and the first round of Provincial Bargaining".

Tim Hadwen is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Education
Labour Relations Division, Ministry of Education. The
Division is responsible for representing the Crown in central
bargaining under the School Boards Collective Bargaining
Act.

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