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For the Record - Sept. 1

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Abridged Selection Committee appointed for the Head, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Keith Pilkey’s term as Head of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is scheduled to end on Dec. 31, 2022. Dr. Pilkey is willing to consider reappointment.

In accordance with the terms of Article 41 of the Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association and Queen’s University at Kingston, an abridged Selection Committee has been struck to assist the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) in the selection of the next Head. Under the rules of the Collective Agreement, members of the Bargaining Unit within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering have elected the following people to the committee:

  • Laurent Béland, Assistant Professor
  • Michael Rainbow, Associate Professor
  • Heidi-Lynn Ploeg, Professor
  • Mark Daymond, Professor
  • Qingguo Li, Associate Professor

The committee will be chaired by the Vice-Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Amir Fam.

Under Article 41.3.3, if the Head indicates that they want to be renewed, “the abridged Selection Committee shall consult with the members of the Department, and if it concludes that there is a clear departmental consensus in favour of renewal, it shall recommend to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) that the Head be renewed.” If the Committee concludes that there is no clear consensus for renewal, a full committee shall then be constituted.

To assist in this consultation process, you are invited to express your views on the present state and future prospects of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and whether you favour renewal of the present Head. If you wish to offer comments on these matters, please be advised that your letter will be reviewed by the Committee and will become part of the record of decision-making. Please send all comments to the attention of Jacqueline Hill by Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.