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Revised committee to review Vice-Principal (Research) reappointment

Steven Liss’ term as Vice-Principal (Research) will end on Aug. 31, 2015. Dr. Liss has indicated that he would consider a further term as vice-principal should it be the wish of the university community. 

Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce the revised membership of the committee that he has asked to advise him on the reappointment of Dr. Liss as vice-principal (research).

Members are:

  • Irène Bujara, University Advisor on Equity
  • Wendy Craig, Department of Psychology
  • Diane Davies, University Research Services
  • Roger Deeley, Cancer Research Institute
  • Stephen Elliott, Dean, Faculty of Education
  • Michael Greenspan, Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dinah Jansen, Vice-President (Graduate), SGPS
  • Shelley King, Department of English, Language and Literature
  • Warren Mabee, Geography/School of Policy Studies
  • Patrick Martin, School of Computing
  • Dan Tisch, Board of Trustees
  • Allison Williams, President, AMS
  • Rosie LaLande, Executive Assistant to the Principal (recording secretary)
  • Daniel Woolf, Principal (chair)

Headship review committee, Department of Diagnostic Radiology

Annette McCallum’s first term as head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology will conclude on June 30, 2015 and Dr. McCallum has indicated her willingness to be considered for reappointment.

A joint headship review committee has been established in accordance with the reappointment process for heads of clinical departments. The committee’s role is to provide advice to the provost of Queen’s University and the board chairs of Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care on Dr. McCallum’s reappointment as well as on the present state and future prospects of the department. The membership of the committee is:

•    Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick, Chief of Medical and Academic Affairs/Chief of Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
•    Dr. Richard K. Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine, Queen’s University
•    Dr. John F. Rudan, Professor and Head, Department of Surgery
•    Dr. Donald A.A. Soboleski, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
•    Dr. C. Ruth Wilson, Vice President Medical and Academic Programs, Providence Care
•    Dr. Iain D. Young (co-chair), Executive Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
•    Dr. David T. Zelt (co-chair), Executive Vice-President and Chief of Staff, Kingston General Hospital
•    Mrs. Gail L. Knutson (secretary), Senior Staffing Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University

Faculty, staff, students, residents, members of the teaching hospitals and other members of the university and health science communities are invited to submit comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and its headship. Submissions are to be sent to the co-chairs by Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 c/o Gail Knutson, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 or via email. Responses received will remain confidential and shared only with the members of the review committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Human Resources

Childcare support plan application system now open

The application system for the childcare support plan covering the 2014 calendar year expenses is now available.

The childcare support plan provides reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses to Queen's faculty and staff with dependent children under the age of seven (7) attending a childcare facility. In addition, specific plans provide reimbursement for eligible expenses for dependent children between the ages of seven (7) and up to the end of the month in which they turn twelve (12).

For further information and/or to apply, please review the childcare support plan section of the Human Resources website. If you have further questions after reviewing the terms and conditions of your applicable tuition support benefit plan document, please feel free to contact your HR advisor.

Tuition support plan application system now open

The 2014-15 application system for the tuition support plan is now available.

Eligible Queen’s University employees with a dependent child(ren) and/or spouse who is attending an accredited university or college may be eligible to receive one tuition support award per academic year. The award will be made in two installments, each requiring an application and confirmation of registration. Audited courses and non-credit courses are ineligible under this program.

For further information and/or to apply, please review the tuition support benefit plan section of the Human Resources website. If you have further questions after reviewing the terms and conditions of your applicable tuition support benefit plan document, please feel free to contact your HR advisor.

Successful Candidates

Job Title: Coordinator, Sales & Marketing
Department: Event Services
Competition: 2014-296
Successful Candidate: Kristin McKibbin

Job Title: Undergraduate Program Assistant
Department: Department of Sociology
Competition: 2014-306
Successful Candidate: Michelle Underhill (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

Job Title: Academic Counsellor (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Arts and Science
Competition: 2014-298
Successful Candidate: Katie Phillips

Job Title: Systems Analyst (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Information Technology Services
Competition: 2014-318
Successful Candidate: Amos Cohoe 

Job Title: Objective Structured Clinic Examinations Program Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Undergraduate Medical Education
Competition: 2014-291
Successful Candidate: Deidre Tylecki

Job Title: Manager of Operations Department: Medicine
Competition: 2014-277
Successful Candidate: Anita Ng

Job Title: Solutions Specialist (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Information Technology Services
Competition: 2014-268
Successful Candidate: Margaret Hickling (Office of Advancement)

Job Title: Project Assistant, Education Development (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Undergraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine
Competition: 2014-301
Successful Candidate: Cheryl Hallam

Job Title: Program Materials Coordinator (USW, Local 2010) 
Department: School of Business
Competition: 2014-294
Successful Candidate: Liane Wintle (Chemistry) 

Job Title: Application Advisor (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Queen’s School of Business 
Competition: 2014-316
Successful Candidate: Megan Gee (Office of Advancement)

Job Title: Production Manager, Materials (USW, Local 2010)
Department:Queen’s School of Business
Competition: 2014-292 
Successful Candidate: Jerimie Bedard (Executive MBA)

Job Title: Mechanical Technician (CUPE Local 254)
Department: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science 
Competition: 2014-333
Successful Candidate: Steve McNally (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)

Job Title: Operating Engineer, 3rd Class (CUPE Local 229)
Department: Physical Plant Services
Competition:2014-085
Successful Candidate: Scott Boultbee 

Job Title: Plumber/ Steamfitter (CUPE Local 229)
Department: Physical Plant Services
Competition:2014-300
Successful Candidate: Kirk Schönwandt

Job Title:Technical Director (USW Local 2010)
Department: The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Competition: 2014-288
Successful Candidate: Kevin Tanner

Job Title: Recruitment Consultant
Department: Human Resources
Competition: 2014-213
Successful Candidate: Paul Kerekes

Job Title: Business Analyst
Department: Information Technology Services
Competition: 2014-272
Successful Candidate: Abdourahmane Diallo

Job Title: Committee Assistant, Degree List and Exchange Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Competition: 2014-334
Successful Candidate: Anne-Marie Bergman (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)

Notices

Health Sciences seeks to fill Orthopaedic Surgery Chair

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, in the Faculty of Health Sciences’ School of Medicine seeks to fill the Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery (Helliwell Chair). The term of appointment to the Helliwell Chair is five years and may be renewable.  The terms of reference for the chair are posted online.

Applications from clinician scientists are currently being invited for consideration. Applicants must hold a full-time appointment within the Faculty of Health Sciences and focus on orthopaedic research and/or orthopaedic surgery.

The holder of the Helliwell Chair will conduct, support and develop research in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery within the Department of Surgery and he/she will take a leadership role in fostering and enabling interdisciplinary, patient-centred research as exemplified by the research programs of the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC). 

Applications are to include a rationale that explains your interest in and qualifications for the position and should also include a description of your anticipated contribution to the research programs of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and HMRC. (Application not to exceed two pages, single spaced). The application package should also include a letter from the head of the department or director of the school confirming support for the application (not an assessment), and an up-to-date full curriculum vita. Short-listed applicants may be asked to provide names and contact information of referees.

Applications are to be submitted in electronic formats by Monday, Jan. 26 to:

Roger G. Deeley, PhD
Vice-Dean (Research) Health Sciences, and
Chair, Dean’s Advisory Nominating Committee
Queen’s University
Ste 300-CRI, 10 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Send electronic submissions, questions or concerns to Caroline Burke or call 613-533-6302.

Tri-Council updates research policy

The Tri-Council of Canada (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) recently announced the release of TCPS 2 (2014) – the revised version of the second edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. TCPS 2 (2014) replaces TCPS 2 (2010) as the official human research ethics policy of the agencies.

The policy demonstrates the agencies’ continued commitment to promoting the ethical conduct of research involving humans. The three core principles – respect for persons, concern for welfare, and justice – continue to be the foundation of the policy. Changes include increased emphasis on the participant’s decision-making capacity, more detailed guidance about alterations to consent requirements and the full integration of CIHR’s Guidelines for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research.

The TCPS (2014), as well as a document detailing the changes to the policy, can be found on the website of the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics.

For questions regarding the policy, please contact Jennifer Couture, Ethics Compliance Advisor.