Queen’s reviews practices for supporting students with severe allergies
November 6, 2015
The university has begun a review of practices and procedures on campus to ensure continuous improvement to services for students with severe allergies.
“We will be speaking with students, families and experts and looking across the post-secondary education sector to consider model practices. We want to continue to improve services for students and hear from those directly affected by severe allergies and from experts in the field,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, who is leading the review.
The review will entail extensive consultations with a broad range of stakeholders including students, parents, medical experts, food service providers, Food Allergy Canada, and other interested parties that can provide advice and assistance to inform the work of the committee.
Consultations will be held through one-on-one and open meetings, details of which are posted to the Division of Student Affairs website. Individuals are also invited to submit questions or comments and request a private meeting with the committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The review will focus on three areas:
- Communication, education, awareness programming, health management and outreach;
- Residence and campus-wide food service policies and practices; and
- Training and emergency response.
The members of the committee are as follows:
Ann Tierney, Student Affairs (Chair)
Kyle Beaudry, AMS
Dr. Carolyn Borins, Student Health Services
Chris Cochrane, SGPS
Jasmine Toor, University Communications
Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Student Affairs
Bruce Griffiths, Housing and Hospitality Services
Dan Langham, Environmental Health and Safety
Kim Murphy, Risk Management
David Patterson, Campus Security and Emergency Services
Project and Research Assistant: Lauren Armstrong, Health Promotion
The committee is planning to deliver its report to Principal Daniel Woolf by early spring.