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

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