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For The Record: May 25, 2020

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The next issue of For the Record will be published Thursday, June 25. The deadline for submitting information is Tuesday, June 22. For the Record is published monthly during the summer and bi-weekly throughout the academic year.

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Advisory Search Committee - Director, Human Mobility Research Centre

The Deans of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Faculty of Health Sciences have established an Advisory Search Committee to review applications and provide recommendations on internal candidates for the Director of the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC).

HMRC is the premier research nexus between Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), coalescing expertise from the clinical, engineering, basic science, computing and social science communities in the development of technologies, materials, methods, practices and policies for improved human health.  With its interdisciplinary, collaborative research setting, it is uniquely positioned for innovation driven research.

The three partnering faculties are seeking an individual to play the primary leadership role in advancing and diversifying the research mission and profile of the HMRC by providing strategic and operational management, developing and supporting an outstanding research environment, establishing external research linkages, ensuring long-term viability by increasing external research funding from an array of funding sources, and fostering excellence in research training. The successful candidate will be key to expanding the Centre membership around shared research interests. The director will be an established researcher with a dynamic, externally funded research program, who is internationally recognized for their translational innovations and leadership in collaborative initiatives that may extend to disciplines beyond those in the sciences and health sciences, which have been the traditional focus of HMRC. 

Interested individuals are invited to submit applications to the Advisory Search Committee, whose membership includes:

  • Dr. Steven Smith (Chair), Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Amir Fam, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Dr. Nick Mosey, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Dr. Lynne Postovit, Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Dr. Jeff Yach, Division Chair Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Dr. Brian Amsden, Head, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Dr. Parvin Mousavi, Professor, School of Computing
  • Ms. Christa Camirand, Manager Human Resources, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Ms. Morgan Lehtinen, Graduate Student Representative

All qualified individuals are invited to submit an application.  Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a 1-page vision of HMRC, and a list of three referees.  Completed applications and submissions are to be submitted on/before Monday, June 1, 2020 to:

Dr. Steven Smith
Chair, HMRC Advisory Search Committee
c/o Gladys Smith, FHS Research
Queen’s University
Ste 300-CRI, 10 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6

Electronic submissions, queries, and/or requests for the role description can be forwarded to Gladys.Smith@queensu.ca.

Faculty, staff, students, residents and all other members of the hospital and university communities, are invited to submit comments, in writing, on the present state and future prospects of the HMRC, as well as the names of possible candidates for the directorship.  Responses received will remain confidential and will be shared only with the members of the search committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Call for Nominations: Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research


Each year, the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research seeks nominations for individuals who have made notable contributions to health sciences research over the past year or several years.

Nominations can be made by any Health Sciences faculty member or department head and those nominated must be full-time faculty members with at least eight years of research experience.

Please find the full nomination and adjudication criteria and required documents here: Basmajian Award Instructions and the CV form here: Basmajian CV Form.

Nominations for this award are due by Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

For more about the history of the Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research, please read about Dr. Basmajian and his gift to the faculty.

Read about 2019 recipient Dr. Madhuri Koti here: Dr. Madhuri Koti awarded the 2019 Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research.