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    For the Record – Feb. 2, 2023

    For the Record provides postings of appointment, committee, grant, award, 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.

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    Selection Committee appointed for Head, Department of Chemistry

    Richard Oleschuk’s term as Head of the Department of Chemistry is scheduled to end on June 30, 2023. The Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) has appointed a selection committee to advise on the appointment of the next head. The selection committee has the following membership:

    Elected Members

    • Philip Jessop, Professor, Department of Chemistry
    • Diane Beauchemin, Professor, Department of Chemistry
    • Catherine Crudden, Professor, Department of Chemistry
    • Kevin Stamplecoskie, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
    • Anne Petitjean, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

    Appointed Members

    • Brian Cummings, Cognate Faculty, Professor/Head, Department of Biology
    • Lindsay Lee, Manager, Department of Chemistry
    • Samantha Hollands, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry
    • Daisy Nebel, Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemistry
    • Tara MacDonald, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs
    • James Fraser (Chair), Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
    • Kim Bellefontaine (Secretary) Faculty of Arts and Science

    Pursuant to Articles 41.3 and 41.3.6 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, comments on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Chemistry are invited and can be submitted by noon on Feb. 13, 2023.

    Names of possible candidates for the headship may also be submitted. Please send all comments, in confidence, to the attention of Kim Bellefontaine [kim.bellefontaine@queensu.ca]. All letters will be reviewed by the selection committee and will become part of the record of decision-making.

    At the request of either the department members or the committee, a meeting can be arranged between the department and the committee to ascertain the department’s views on the qualities of a head. Once a shortlist has been established, it will be distributed to members of the department for further input on the merits of the respective candidate(s).