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Call for nominations – Distinguished University Professors

Program recognizes researchers who have made significant and lasting contributions to Queen’s and beyond

Following a successful first year, the Distinguished University Professor program is once again seeking nominations from the Queen’s community.

Created to recognize researchers who have made significant and lasting contributions to Queen’s and beyond, the Distinguished University Professor designation is the highest research-related honour bestowed by the university.

The honorific titles are named after past Queen’s community members who have helped make the university a special place. The program is open to all individuals holding a full-time academic appointment at Queen’s.

- Ralph Allen (Fine Art)
- Allie Vibert ‘Vi’ Douglas (Arts and Science)
- Stephen Giymah (Arts and Science)
- A.C. (“Bert”) Hamilton (Arts and Science)
- George Whalley (Arts and Science)
- John Freeman (Education)
- Barrington Batchelor (Engineering)
- William Ralph Lederman (Law)
- Patricia Monture-Angus (Law)
- Elizabeth Smith (Health Sciences)
A brief bio for each is available on the Principal’s Office website. The recipients will be recognized each year at convocation.

Queen’s faculty, administrators, staff, students, and retirees have until Wednesday, Jan. 15 to nominate candidates.

Nominations are to be submitted to the Distinguished University Professor Advisory Committee, care of the Office of the Provost. The preferred method is by email to provost@queensu.ca. A hard copy may also be submitted to the Office of the Provost, Suite 353, Richardson Hall, 74 University Ave., Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6.

The committee will then make a recommendation to Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane on which nominees, if any, should be designated as a Distinguished University Professor.

Queen’s University is committed to and values its responsibility to promote equity and diversity within the research community at Queen’s. The Advisory Committee reviewing the nominations will take into account the diverse experiences of nominees and the many forms that scholarship can take. We therefore want to ensure that nominations for the title of Distinguished University Professor reflect the diversity of our faculty complement at Queen’s and encourage nominations for women, Indigenous/Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, racialized persons/visible minorities and LGBTQ+ persons. Nominees will be contacted and given the option to self-identify.

For further information or questions, contact the Office of the Provost at provost@queensu.ca or 613‑533-6000 ext. 74569.

The terms of reference for the program, and further details about the committee, are available on the Principal’s Office website.