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Senate in brief

Highlights from the Jan. 27 meeting of Senate

Presentation of teaching award

Principal Daniel Woolf presented the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching to Dr. Catherine Donnelly, from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Consent agenda

Senate received:

Principal’s report

In addition to his written report and schedule highlights, the Principal provided the following updates:

  • Congratulations to newly acclaimed AMS executive and winners of the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award
  • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group, which was asked to expedite its recommendations, has now released an interim protocol. The working group is now engaging in a consultation process to inform the development a permanent sexual assault policy, as well as prevention and response recommendations.
  • With the Richardson Stadium project now approved, the campus and community consultation process will begin, including public meetings. A website for the project is now live as a venue for sharing information and feedback.
  • January featured visits to campus by Rt. Hon. Tricia Marwick, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, who delivered the Principal’s Distinguished Visitor Lecture, and Premier Kathleen Wynne, who made Queen’s the final stop on her 10-day tour of Ontario universities.

Provost’s report

Provost Alan Harrison provided a written report to Senate. He presented the targets for the strategic framework’s key performance indicators.

Board of Trustees Report

Trustee Bob Burge delivered a report on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

Committee Motions and Reports

Senate approved:

Senate received:

Senate deferred:

Reports from Faculties and Schools

Senate received reports from:

Question period

  • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, provided a written response to a question about international student graduation rates.
  • The Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International) provided a written response to a question regarding exchange programs.
  • Provost Alan Harrison provides a written response to a question regarding the ownership of intellectual property with respect to online courses.
  • Principal Woolf provided a written response to a question regarding the addition of questions to the Senate agenda.
  • Arig al Shaibah, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and Chair of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Working Group, provided a written response to a question regarding the working group’s recommendations.

Communications

Senate received:

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