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Nomination deadline for Distinguished University Professor extended to March 28

The nomination deadline for the inaugural Distinguished University Professor program has been extended to Thursday, March 28.

The honorific titles are named after:
Ralph Allen (Fine Art)
Allie Vibert ‘Vi’ Douglas (Arts and Science)
Albert Charles (A.C.) Hamilton (Arts and Science)
Stephen Giymah (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.

With the extension the Distinguished University Professor Advisory Committee hopes that the Queen’s community will put forward more faculty members to be considered for this prestigious recognition, broadening and diversifying the nomination pool.

“The Distinguished University Professor Advisory program was created with the goal of recognizing researchers who have made significant and lasting contributions to Queen’s and beyond,” says Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf. “The nominations that have been submitted are impressive and it is my hope that fellow faculty members, staff, students, and retirees will take this opportunity to extend and broaden the pool of names for consideration. The accomplishments of our researchers throughout the university are truly remarkable but they must first be nominated in order to receive this prestigious recognition.”

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.

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

Nominations are to be submitted to the Distinguished University Professor Advisory Committee, care of the Office of the Provost, no later than Thursday, March 28, 2019. Submissions can be sent 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.

After reviewing the nominations the committee will recommend to Principal Woolf which nominees, if any, should be designated as a Distinguished University Professor.

Queen’s University is committed to equity and diversity and welcomes nominations for women, Indigenous/Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, racialized persons/visible minorities and LGBTQ+ persons.

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