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Appointments

David M. Berman appointed director of Queen’s Cancer Research Institute

David Berman has been appointed director of the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute for an initial term from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020. Dr. Berman succeeds Roger Deeley who has held the appointment since August 1, 2003. This appointment is made by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), on the recommendation of Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences.

In making this announcement, Drs. Harrison and Reznick wish to express their appreciation for the outstanding leadership provided by Dr. Deeley while serving as director for more than 14 years.

Dr. Berman obtained his bachelor of arts in psychology in 1983 and completed a combined MD/PhD at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1996. This was followed by a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he served as chief resident from 1998 to 1999. Subsequently, Dr. Berman completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology and genetics/pathology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Berman joined the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University in 2001 as an instructor, and in 2002 he became an assistant professor of pathology, urology and oncology. In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of associate professor. In 2012, Dr. Berman joined the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University as an associate professor and was promoted to professor in 2014.

Dr. Berman’s involvement in graduate and medical education is extensive, and he has provided mentorship and supervision to numerous undergraduate and graduate students, resident physicians, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty. In his time at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, he served as director of curriculum for the pathobiology graduate program and director of the career development and advising program for pathology residents. In 2008, he was chosen as one of 20 "master mentors" to participate in an ongoing campus-wide mentorship program. At Queen’s, Dr. Berman serves as director of resident research for the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, and he currently chairs the advanced diagnostics section for the Canadian Association of Pathologists.

A clinician scientist at Kingston General Hospital and Queen’s University, Dr. Berman is an expert in bladder and prostate cancer diagnosis. His research focuses on developing novel diagnostic strategies for prostate and bladder cancer. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, has led/co-led more than 15 peer-reviewed grant-funded studies.

Committees

Members needed for Rosen Lecture Series subcommittee 

The Provost's Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts invites applications for the following elected positions on the Rosen Lecture Series subcommittee:

  • 1 Faculty (1-year term) 
  • 2 Faculty (2-year term)
  • 2 Students (1 one-year term; 1 two-year term)

The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 27, 2015. Further information is available on the Rosen Lecture Series subcommittee webpage.

Human Resources

Successful candidates

Job Title: Programmer Analyst (USW, Local 2010) 
Department: Information Technology Services 
Competition: 2014-339 
Successful Candidate: Dominic Silva (Information Technology Services)

Job Title: General Accounting Officer (USW, Local 2010) 
Department: Financial Services 
Competition: 2014-246 
Successful Candidate: Leisha Bouma

Job Title: Financial Reporting Officer 
Department: Physical Plant Services 
Competition: 2014-225 
Successful Candidate: Jennifer Haystea

Notices

Nominations accepted for visitorships, lectures

The Provost’s Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts invites nominations for the Brockington Visitorship, the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecture, the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, the Robert Sutherland Visitorship and the Rosen Lecture Series. In order to encourage the broadest possible range of nominations, any person or group within the Queen’s community is eligible to make a nomination. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2015. Please send one electronic copy of submission to provost@queensu.ca

Terms of references:

Brockington Visitorship: “To invite a person of international distinction to come to Queen’s University to deliver a public lecture and to meet formally and informally with faculty and students.”

Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecture: “The Chancellor Dunning Lecturer will be expected to deliver a public lecture that promotes the understanding and appreciation of the supreme importance of the dignity, freedom and responsibility of the individual person in human society.”

George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund: “This fund provides grants to support public performances and exhibitions for the benefit of the Queen’s and broader Kingston communities.”

Robert Sutherland Visitorship: “This fund provides grants to support public performances and exhibitions for the benefit of the Queen’s and broader Kingston communities.”

Rosen Lecture Series: “The purpose of the series is to enable the wider community to better understand the living and vital tradition of Judaism, its relationship to other religious traditions and its role in the development of contemporary civilizations, and to explore the historical role played by Jews and Jewish thought.”

Vote now for Board, Senate elections

Online elections are currently running for staff and faculty/librarian/archivist positions on the Board of Trustees and a staff position on the Senate.

Nominees for staff senator include: Kris Bowes (Health Sciences), Tom Bradshaw (Computing), Aimee Burtch (Law), Stacey Kiefer (Residence Life), Allen McAvoy (Family Medicine) and Dean McKeown (Business).

Nominees for staff trustee include: Brad Barbeau (Business), Jennifer Clark (Project Portfolio), Ginette Denford (Division of Student Affairs), Sarah Kaufmann (Engineering and Applied Science) and Mark Swartz (Library).

Nominees for faculty/librarian/archivist trustee include:  David Bakhurst (Philosophy), Gregory Jerkiewicz (Chemistry) and Ariel Salzmann (History).

Follow this link to vote online. Your authentication key is your employee number. Staff members please note: you need to click on “Group 2” at the bottom of the Staff to Board election to view/vote on the Staff to Senate election.

The last day to cast your vote is Feb. 17. Polls will close at 4 pm.

Nominations now accepted for Distinguished Service Award

Queen’s faculty, staff and retirees are invited to nominate candidates for a Queen’s Distinguished Service Award. Inaugurated by the University Council in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have made the university a better place through their extraordinary contributions. Recipients become honorary life members of the council.

Recent changes to the University Council bylaws now allow Queen’s employees and retirees to nominate recipients, who will be recognized at the University Council annual dinner on Saturday, Nov. 7.   

The guidelines, the nomination form and additional information are available online.

Please submit nominations to the University Council executive committee, care of the University Secretariat, by Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 4 pm. 

Please contact the University Secretariat at ucouncil@queensu.ca or 613-533-6095 if you have questions about the Distinguished Service Award or the nomination process.