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Advisory committe to review Centre for Studies in Primary Care

In accordance with the Senate policy on “Procedures Governing the Establishment, Reporting and Review of Research Centres, Institutes and other Entities at Queen’s University,” Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice Dean (Research), Faculty of Health Sciences, is pleased to announce the membership of the advisory review committee for the Centre for Studies in Primary Care (CSPC). The committee comprises:

Dr. John Fisher – Director of Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, and chair of the advisor review committee
Dr. Marcia Finlayson, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University
Dr. Sudeep Gill, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University
Dr. Geoffrey Hodgetts, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University
Dr. Eva Grunfeld, Giblon Professor and Vice-Chair Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
To assist with the review, faculty, staff, students and members of the university community are invited to submit their comments to the committee on the present state and future prospects of the centre by Feb. 6.  Please send to Gladys Smith by email or mail to:

Chair, CSPC Advisory Review Committee
c/o Gladys Smith
Health Sciences Research Office
Queen’s University
Ste300-CRI, 10 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6

Submissions will be shared only with the members of the review committee and will become part of the review process; anonymous submission will not be accepted.

Committee formed to review Centre for Neuroscience Studies

In accordance with Queen’s University Senate Policy on “Procedures Governing the Establishment, Reporting and Review of Research Centres, Institutes and Other Entities at Queen’s University,” Vice-Principal (Research) Steven Liss is pleased to announce the membership of the advisory committee for the review of the Centre for Neuroscience Studies (CNS):

  • Dr. John Fisher, Associate Vice-Principal (Research), Committee Chair
  • Dr. Brian Bennett, Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, School of Medicine
  • Dr. Wendy Craig, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. Lynda Jessup, Associate Dean (Research)
  • Dr. Christopher Wallace, Chief, Division  of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
  • Dr. Andrew Winterborn, University Veterinarian
  • Dr. Kelly Blair-Matuk, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), Secretary of the Committee

Members of the university community are invited to submit their comments on the present state and future prospects of the Centre for Neuroscience Studies to Dr. Fisher c/o the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), by Feb. 13, 2015.  Comments may also be sent by email to research@queensu.ca.  Submissions will be shared with the members of the Advisory Committee and will become part of the review process; anonymous submissions will not be accepted.  For more information on the centre, please visit the CNS website.

Senate committee vacancies posted

The Senate Governance and Nominating Committee is calling all faculty, staff and students to put their names forward for Senate committee membership.

  • Committee terms are usually for two years, with the number of meetings per year depending on the particular committee's area of responsibility.
  • Most terms will start September 1, 2015, but any exceptions are listed next to the committee name on the vacancies page.
  • Application forms are available on the Secretariat website for faculty, staff, and students.
  • NEW: You can apply for a chair position if you are interested in serving as a committee chair. Chair vacancies are listed on the vacancies page and require a different application form.

Applications are due March 20, 2015.

Senate committees discuss issues of broad interest to the academic community and make recommendations on policy and practice that are essential to the university's operations and evolution.  Committee work allows you to directly impact the way Queen's functions as a teaching and research institution, and as a community of scholars, students, and staff.

You are welcome to contact senate@queensu.ca if you have any questions.

Human Resources

Additional voluntary contributions by payroll dedcution

Members of the Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP) can make additional voluntary contributions (AVCs) by payroll deduction each month without interruption, subject to a monthly contribution limit based on annual pensionable salary. Under this program, contributions will be deducted every month of the year and will continue indefinitely, so there is no need to renew each year. 

With the exception of new members (who may enrol when they register for enrolment in the plan), the opportunity to enrol is only available in February of each year. This annual window of opportunity also allows existing AVC contributors to increase their deductions (subject to the monthly limit) or decrease their deduction. Participants may stop their deduction at any time (subject only to re-enrolment restrictions).

If you wish to enrol or change your current monthly AVC deduction, please follow this link, print and complete the form and return it to the Pensions Services, Department of Human Resources, Fleming Hall, prior to Feb. 9, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at ext. 32070.

Successful candidates

Job Title: Quality Improvement & Financial Assistant (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Department of Medicine 
Competition: 2014-307 
Successfull Candidate: Jennifer Powell (Student Records and Services)

Job Title: Financial Analyst (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Office of the University Registrar, Student Records and Services 
Competition: 2014-287 
Successfull Candidate: Brandi O'Ray (Civil Engineering)

Job Title: Performance Measurement and Evaluation Coordinator 
Department: Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research 
Competition: 2014-345 
Successfull Candidate: Julie Burch (QEDC General Admin)

Job Title: Executive Assistant 
Department: Queen's University Library 
Competition: 2014-335 
Successfull Candidate: Kathy Christmas (Library)

Notices

Applications open for Principal’s Development Fund International Visitors Program 2015-16

Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International), is pleased to announce the following invitation for applications for funding under the Principal’s Development Fund International Visitors Program. The program aims to enrich the international dimensions of the university, both within our classrooms and within our research environment, by providing subsidies for international travel of scholars to Queen’s and scholars and staff from Queen’s. Full guidelines and application forms (including budget forms) are available on the website of the Principal’s Office at: http://www.queensu.ca/principal/funding/developmentfund/international.html

Category 1   International Visiting Scholars (Open)

Category 2   International Visiting Scholars from Partner Institutions of the Matariki Network of Universities*

In the above two competitions, faculty members are invited to submit an application and budget to the dean of their faculty by April 20. Applications will be considered for visits to Queen’s during the 2015/16 academic year. Funding decisions will be announced in June.

Category  3  Queen’s Visitors to Partner Institutions of the Matariki Network of Universities*  

Applications for subsidies of up to $3,000 to assist Queen’s faculty and staff to travel to these partner institutions are due in the dean's office of the relevant faculty or school by April 20.  Applications will be reviewed by the dean, and then forwarded to the associate vice-principal (international) for final review. Funding decisions will be announced at the end of June.

* Member Institutions of the Matariki Network of Universities:

Australia: University of Western Australia, Perth
Canada: Queen’s University
Germany: Tübingen University
New Zealand: University of Otago, Dunedin
Sweden: Uppsala University
U.K.: Durham University
U.S.: Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

The  three programs described above are administered by the International Office. Please address questions about these programs to the attention of Suzan Moase (moases@queensu.ca).