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For the Record provides postings of appointment, committee, grant, award, PhD examination and other notices set out by collective agreements and university policies and processes. It is the university’s primary vehicle for sharing this information with our community.

The next issue of For the Record will be published Thursday, July 2. The deadline for submitting information is Tuesday, June 30. For the Record will be published on a monthly basis over the summer months and bi-weekly beginning in September.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Richard Reznick — Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine

Richard Reznick has accepted reappointment as dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and director of the School of Medicine for a five-year term effective July 1, 2015. The offer of reappointment from Principal Daniel Woolf was in response to the unanimous and enthusiastic recommendation of the Principal’s Advisory Committee, which was chaired by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

Dr. Reznick joined Queen’s as dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences in July 2010. Under his leadership, the Faculty of Health Sciences has developed a considerably broader profile in the health sciences community and has built strong relationships with all three Kingston hospitals. Dr. Reznick has also fostered a strong connection with students in the faculty.

Dr. Reznick completed his medical degree at McGill University and later graduated from the general-surgery training program at the University of Toronto. He completed a Master of Education degree at Southern Illinois University and then did a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of Texas in Houston.

Immediately prior to joining Queen’s, Dr. Reznick was the R.S. McLaughlin Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and Vice-President, Education, at the University Health Network. He is considered one of the pre-eminent surgical educators in North America and abroad. An accomplished general and colorectal surgeon, his principal academic focus is research in medical education.

As dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Reznick serves as the chief executive officer of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Association (SEAMO).  He is also currently a member of the Boards of Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Providence Care.

Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof — Sally Smith Chair in Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof as the inaugural Sally Smith Chair in Nursing for the Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five-year period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020.

After graduating in 1981 from St. Lawrence College with her diploma in nursing, Dr. VanDenKerkhof pursued her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Ottawa, graduating in 1986. Shortly afterwards, Dr. VanDenKerkhof completed her diploma in international development, also at the University of Ottawa. She returned to Kingston to complete her Master of Science with the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Queen’s University, graduating in 1991. Dr. VanDenKerkhof completed her final degree, a Doctor of Public Health from the Department of Population Dynamics at Johns Hopkins University, in 1998.

She returned to Queen’s University in 2000 as an assistant professor with the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and as the Research Director for the Queen’s University Anesthesiology Informatics Laboratory at Kingston General Hospital (KGH). In 2004, Dr. VanDenKerkhof accepted a joint appointment with the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the School of Nursing. She was then promoted to the rank of associate professor in 2006, and further to the rank of professor in 2010. During her career at Queen’s, Dr. VanDenKerkhof has also held the position of research investigator for the Clinical Research Centre at KGH, senior scientist with the Practice and Research in Nursing Group at Queen’s University and adjunct scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Queen’s. From 2008 to 2013 she held a Mid-Career Investigator Award from the Ontario Women's Health Council and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health.

Dr. VanDenKerkhof’s research interests have focused on acute and chronic pain and women’s health, and she has conducted research at both the population and individual levels in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Rwanda. In particular, she has concentrated her research on the development of chronic post-surgical pain and associated health-care utilization in women, as well as on predictors of chronic pain. Her work has been well funded by the CIHR, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, Pfizer Canada, and various Queen’s University funds.

She is an active member of several professional associations, including the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, the Council of Ontario Universities, the Canadian Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research.

At Queen’s, Dr. VanDenKerkhof has overseen the studies and work of more than 70 graduate students and residents. She also sits on the Queen’s University Research Strategic Plan Advisory Committee and the university’s Chronic Pain Network.

Other appointments in the Faculty of Health Sciences:

  • Deborah Brown, Special Assistant to the Dean

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Claire Davies, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (July 1, 2015)

Successful Candidates

Job Title: Web Developer (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Education Technology Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences 
Competition: 2015-099 
Successful Candidate: Joshua Belanger

Job Title: Financial Assistant (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Biomedical and Molecular Science 
Competition: 2015-101 
Successful Candidate: Loretta Kuruliak (Financial Services)

Job Title: Development Coordinator, Faculty of Arts & Science (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Department of Development, Office of Advancement 
Competition: 2015-054 
Successful Candidate: John Kraemer

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Marketing 
Competition: 2015-076 
Successful Candidate: Radissen Ramoutar (Undergraduate Admission)

Job Title: Ethics Compliance Officer (USW Local 2010) 
Department: University Research Services 
Competition: 2015-073 
Successful Candidate: Anthony Wright

Job Title: Director, Student Services Division 
Department: Faculty of Arts and Science 
Competition: 2015-021 
Successful Candidate: Lois Fleming

Job Title: Residence Life Program Assistant (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Housing and Auxillary Services 
Competition: 2015-051 
Successful Candidate: Mugaya Bagambiire

Job Title: Communications Coordinator (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Queen's University Library 
Competition: 2015-082 
Successful Candidate: Jennifer Amos

Job Title: Financial Assistant (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Faculty of Education 
Competition: 2015-100 
Successful Candidate: Clint Giroux

Job Title: Chief Financial Administration Officer 
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences 
Competition: 2015-044 
Successful Candidate: Denis Bourguignon

Job Title: Admissions Representative (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Office of the University Registrar- Undergraduate Admission 
Competition: 2015-067 
Successful Candidate: Arthur Cooke

Job Title: Admissions Representative (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Office of the University Registrar- Undergraduate Admission 
Competition: 2015-067 
Successful Candidate: Maura MacKenzie

Job Title: Admissions Representative (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Office of the University Registrar- Undergraduate Admission 
Competition: 2015-067 
Successful Candidate: Michael Benincasa

Job Title: Technical Support Assistant (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Faculty of Education 
Competition: 2015-016 
Successful Candidate: Holly Shepard

Job Title: Assessment & Quality Assurance Coordinator (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences 
Competition: 2015-052 
Successful Candidate: James Kaupp

Job Title: Internship Coordinator (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Career Services 
Competition: 2015-077 
Successful Candidate: Kristen Eppel (Continuing & Distance Studies)

Job Title: Security Opperations Specialist (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Information Technology Services 
Competition: 2015-027 
Successful Candidate: Changuk Sohn (CIO Office)

Job Title: Research Centre Coordinator 
Department: School of Nursing 
Competition: 2015-038 & 2015-R005 
Successful Candidate: Genevieve Pare (Pathology & Molecular Medicine)

Job Title: Senior Clinical Secretary 
Department: Department of Medicine 
Competition: 2015-R008 
Successful Candidate: Michelle Wolfreys (School of Business)

Job Title: Events Officer (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Alumni Relations & Annual Giving 
Competition: 2015-036 
Successful Candidate: Lenore Klein (ADV Development)

Job Title: Relationship Manager (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Queen's School of Business-Executive Education 
Competition: 2015-018 
Successful Candidate: Robin Bearse (EMBA Admin)