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Gaels win five-set thriller

[Volleyball Will Hooey]
Will Hooey of the Queen's Gaels goes on the attack against the Waterloo Warriors.

Men’s Volleyball

Mike Tomlinson recorded a game-high 20 kills, and the No. 10 Queen's Gaels men's volleyball team earned a dramatic five-set victory over the Waterloo Warriors 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 15-9 on Saturday evening at the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC). Queen's improves to 8-2 and sit alone in second place heading into the holiday break.

On Friday, the Gaels fell in straight sets to the undefeated No. 1 McMaster Marauders 25-13, 25-21, 25-23.

Women’s Volleyball

Shannon Neville and Caroline Livingston each recorded 12 kills, and the Queen's Gaels women's volleyball team finished off the first half of the regular season with a 25-16, 25-22, 20-25, 25-15 win over the visiting Waterloo Warriors at the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) on Saturday night.

On Friday, the Gaels fell to the CIS No. 9 McMaster Marauders in straight sets 25-18, 26-24, 25-19. Caroline Livingston and Victoria Wensley each tallied team-bests of five kills.

Men’s Basketball

Sukhpreet Singh recorded a game-high 33 points, and the Queen's Gaels men's basketball team remained unbeaten on the road in the regular season, defeating the Waterloo Warriors 86-81 on Saturday evening.

The Toronto native continued to lead the way, shooting 12-of-22 from the field, including two three-pointers, and draining 7-of-10 from the free-throw line. Ryall Stroud and Andrew Mavety chipped in 12 points each for the Gaels, who improve to 6-1 on the season and sit first in the OUA East division heading into the holiday break.

On Friday, Singh recorded a team-high 19 points as the Gaels defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 81-74.

Women’s Basketball

Fifth-year veteran Jenny Wright recorded a game-high 19 points, and the Queen's Gaels women's basketball team ended the first half of their season with a convincing 84-69 victory over the Waterloo Warriors.

One evening after reaching the 1,000-point milestone, Wright continued adding to her career total, shooting 7-of-15 from the field and 3-of-7 from beyond the arc in helping the Gaels to another road victory. The nursing major now sits at 1,023 points for her career, and has fellow Kingston native Liz Boag in her sights. Boag, who completed her eligibility last year, totalled 1,055 points to sit second all-time in Gaels history, while Brittany Moore's 1,652 points ranks her first at Queen's and third all-time in the OUA.

On Friday, Wright had 10 points as the Gaels topped the Laurier Golden Hawks 64-61.

Men’s Hockey

The Queen's Gaels men’s hockey team (8-4-0) lost a 3-2 heartbreaker to the No. 2 McGill Redmen (14-2-0) at the 2nd annual Puck Cancer game in honour of Queen's student Carley Allison who passed away in March. A late goal from David Rose with just 50 seconds left proved to be the difference. Eric Ming had both goals for Queen’s.
A total of $2,100 was raised during the game. For more information or to make a donation visit www.carleysangels.ca

Women’s Hockey

The Queen's Gaels women’s hockey team lost 1-0 against the Windsor Lancers Saturday in the final game before the break. On Friday the team exacted some revenge against rivals the Western Mustangs with a 2-0 win. Goalie Caitlyn Lahonen played both games, allowing only one goal. Courtenay Jacklin scored both goals for Queen’s.

 

Fit Tip: Live healthy, live longer

“Lead a healthy life and you will live longer”

How do I do that? How much longer will I live?

A study a few years ago followed more than 20,000 men and women (ages 45 to 79) for more than a decade. Researchers were able to identify four habits associated with longer life. They weren’t quick fixes, just simple everyday decisions. These small actions can add up to a longer life:

1. Keep physically active – either at work or on your leisure time (Hint: Get Your 150 each week!)

2. Eat five servings of fruit and vegetables daily

3. Drink in moderation 

4. Don’t smoke

Adopt these four habits and you could add 14 years to your life!

For tips and tricks on ways you can stay active in the office and at home visit gogaelsgo.com/150.

Health, wellness and a lot of fun

  • A pair of students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science pose at the photo booth set up as part of Health and Wellness Week.
    A pair of students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science pose at the photo booth set up as part of Health and Wellness Week.
  • Students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science were able to get a 15-minute massage as part of Health and Wellness Week.
    Students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science were able to get a 15-minute massage as part of Health and Wellness Week.
  • Making towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows was one of the fun activities during Health and Wellness Week at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
    Making towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows was one of the fun activities during Health and Wellness Week at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

With exams just around the corner the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosted its Health and Wellness Week, with a full schedule of fun events Nov. 23-27.

Events included complimentary massages courtesy of Trillium College, a photo booth, yoga and Zumba sessions and a wide range of workshops.

Carley's legacy lives on

While Carley Allison is no longer with us, her legacy lives on in the Queen’s and Kingston communities in what has become an annual fundraising hockey game to support the battle against cancer.

[Carley Allison]
Carley Allison's memory lives on in the Puck Cancer game, featuring the Queen's Gaels men's hockey team, Saturday night at the Memorial Centre.

The second annual Puck Cancer game will see the Queen’s Gaels men’s hockey team take on the McGill Redmen Saturday at 7:30 pm at the Memorial Centre, but it’s much more than a hockey game.

The inaugural game, organized by the hockey team last year, honoured Ms. Allison who had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer for a second time in her young life. She died on March 31.

The loss, however, fortified the Gaels and event organizers with the aim of carrying on Ms. Allison’s strength of personality and touching as many lives as they can, explains Jordan Coccimiglio (Artsci’17), a forward with the team.

“We really want to make this game a tradition here at Queen’s similar to the Carr-Harris Cup where something happens every year,” he says. “But we also want to make it an event for the entire Queen’s community, for everyone to come together for a good cause, get Carley’s name out there and raise as much money as possible to help change as many lives as we can.”

Last year a total of $10,000 was raised and the target is to reach that level again. Proceeds from the game go to the Carley's Angels Foundation and the Princess Margaret Foundation.

Beyond raising awareness and funds, Holly Mathias (Artsci'16), who is helping with marketing and communications for the game, also sees it as a good community building event.

“I think that with this game it goes to show you can help out in any capacity and that really encourages students because many people here have been affected by cancer, whether it’s touched a family member or friend,” she says. “So it’s about coming out to a game, supporting your school, but also supporting and honouring those who may have lost their lives or are still battling cancer, and even survived as well. It’s a good way to give back to the community.”

In a special addition this year, organizers have invited families from Kingston whose children have been diagnosed with cancer.

The game will also feature a number of fun activities and chances to win prizes.

Head coach Brett Gibson has donated a pair of tickets to an Ottawa Senators game that will be raffled off along with a Free Pizza for a Year coupon from Boston Pizza, while members of Carley’s Angels will be selling special necklaces. There also will be a paper airplane toss with the closest to the centre faceoff dot winning a pair of round-trip, business-class tickets to anywhere in Canada, donated by Air Canada. Adding to the fun, two trainers from the Gaels team have volunteered to be targets for a pie toss. For those who can't attend the game, donations will be accepted through Tilt.

For more, visit the Puck Cancer page on Facebook.

Current issue of For the Record

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

The next issue of For the Record will be published Thursday, Dec. 17. The deadline for submitting information is Tuesday, Dec. 15. For the Record is published bi-weekly throughout the academic year and monthly during the summer months.

Submit For the Record information for posting to Communications Officer Wanda Praamsma

Committees

Headship Search Committee — Department of Emergency Medicine

In accordance with the Senate document governing the Appointment of Clinical/Academic Department Heads that was approved on March 26, 2009, the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) of Queen’s University and the Chief Executive Officers of Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital have established a joint search committee to provide advice on the headship and the present state and future prospects of the Department of Emergency Medicine. The composition of the committee is:

  • Ms. Silvie Crawford, Executive Vice-President & Chief Nursing Officer, Kingston General Hospital
  • Dr. Damon Dagnone, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick, Chief of Medical & Academic Affairs and Chief of Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • Mr. Jacob Gordner, Medical student representative
  • Ms. Audrey Hunt, Departmental & Financial Administrator, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Dr. Annette McCallum, Head, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Mr. Mike McDonald, Chief of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive, Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • Dr. Heather Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Dr. Richard Van Wylick, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics
  • Dr. Matthew White, Resident representative, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Dr. David T. Zelt (co-chair), Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Kingston General Hospital
  • Dr. Richard K. Reznick (co-chair), Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Ms. Andrea Sealy (Secretary), Senior Staffing Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty, staff, students, residents and all other members of the hospital and university communities, are invited to submit their comments, in writing, on the present state and future prospects of the department as well as the names of possible candidates for the headship and the reasons for supporting each nominee. Written submissions are to be directed to the co-chairs c/o Andrea Sealy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 and electronic submissions can be forwarded to andrea.sealy@queensu.ca. While submissions will be accepted throughout the search process, it will be advantageous for the committee to have them early on. Please note that committee members are required to maintain confidentiality regarding the committee’s deliberations and comments, which are shared with committee members, are also confidential. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Nominations

Call for nominations – University Senate

Nominations are requested for the following position:

1 staff member to Senate (3-year term commencing Sept. 1, 2016)

Nomination forms and information about eligibility and the nomination process are available online or by contacting the University Secretariat at 613-533-6095.

Nominations must be received at the University Secretariat, Suite F300 Mackintosh-Corry Hall by 4:00pm on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.

Human Resources

Successful candidates

Job Title: Program Manager (USW Local 2010)
Department: Queen's Executive Education
Competition: 2015-243
Successful Candidate: Sarah Thomas

Job Title: Elder in Residence (USW Local 2010)
Department: Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (FDASC)
Competition: 2015-272
Successful Candidate: WITHDRAWN

Job Title: Health Education Researcher/Consultant
Department: Office of Health Sciences Education
Competition: 2015-247 & 2015-R022
Successful Candidate: Nancy Delgarno

Job Title: Associate Director- Corporate Engagement
Department: Queen's School of Business, Office of the Dean
Competition: 2015-188
Successful Candidate: Mitchell Gudgeon (BCC Commerce & MIB)

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Belleville Site
Department: Department of Family Medicine - Belleville Site
Competition: 2015-268
Successful Candidate: Ashleigh Wolfe

Job Title: Customer Service Representative
Department: Human Resources
Competition: 2015-244
Successful Candidate: Shelly Stilson

Job Title: Systems Engineer
Department: High Performance Computing Virtual Lab
Competition: 2015-218 & 2015-R020
Successful Candidate: Lukasz Lapczyk

Job Title: Web Developer (USW Local 2010)
Department: School of Graduate Studies
Competition: 2015-191
Successful Candidate: Luke Storms

Job Title: Coordinator, Residence Student Conduct (USW Local 2010)
Department: Residences (Housing & Ancillary)
Competition: 2015-255
Successful Candidate: Nicole Renault

Job Title: Web Developer (USW Local 2010)
Department: Education Technology Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences
Competition: 2015-204 B
Successful Candidate: Eric Howarth

Job Title: Junior Buildings Operation Helper (CUPE Local 254)
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Competition: 2015-291
Successful Candidate: Clayton Shorrock

Job Title: Director, Early Career Programs
Department: Smith School of Business
Competition: 2014-323
Successful Candidate: Jamie Gordon

Job Title: Analyst L1 (USW Local 2010)
Department: Information Technology Services
Competition: 2014-257
Successful Candidate: Kyle Wallace (Campus Computer Sales)

Job Title: Student Support Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Undergraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine
Competition: 2015-281
Successful Candidate: Tara Callaghan

Nobel winner meets Governor General

  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald is greeted by Governor General David Johnston as he visits Rideau Hall. Looking on is Vice-Principal (University Relations) Michael Fraser. (Office of the Secretary of the Governor General)
    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald is greeted by Governor General David Johnston as he visits Rideau Hall. Looking on is Vice-Principal (University Relations) Michael Fraser. (Office of the Secretary of the Governor General)
  • Governor General David Johnston welcomes a delegation from Queen's, including Principal Daniel Woolf, Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald and Vice-Principal (University Relations) Michael Fraser. (Office of the Secretary of the Governor General)
    Governor General David Johnston welcomes a delegation from Queen's, including Principal Daniel Woolf, Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald and Vice-Principal (University Relations) Michael Fraser. (Office of the Secretary of the Governor General)
  • Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald, second from right, met with Governor General David Johnston, centre, on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Attending the event along with Dr. McDonald were, from left: Michael Fraser, Vice-Principal (University Relations); Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research); and Principal Daniel Woolf. (Office of the Secretary of the Governor General)
    Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald, second from right, met with Governor General David Johnston, centre, on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Attending the event along with Dr. McDonald were, from left: Michael Fraser, Vice-Principal (University Relations); Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research); and Principal Daniel Woolf. (Office of the Secretary of the Governor General)

Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy) was invited to Rideau Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 25, to meet Governor General David Johnston (Law'66, LLD'91), in recognition of his being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. During his trip to Ottawa, Dr. McDonald also met with Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.

Dr. McDonald was awarded the Nobel Prize on Oct. 6, along with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, “for their key contributions to the experiments which demonstrated that neutrinos change identities.”

A look at the people behind the research

A new website has been launched to highlight the multitude of people performing innovative and exciting research within the Faculty of Arts and Science.  

[Arts and Science Research]
The Faculty of Arts and Science has created a new website focusing on its researchers and their work.

The website features information on collaborations between researchers – whether research staff, faculty or postdocs – within the faculty and their projects. The project will also result in a comprehensive database of all the research projects and people at Queen’s in Arts and Science, explains Lindsey Fair, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for the faculty office.

“So instead of having many individual researcher websites this one website shows how the researchers and /or the projects are connected” she says. “It has a visual display that matches with our internationalization priorities by showing where research is happening around the globe by our faculty and staff – something our international team is very excited about.”

The website also explores the breadth of research being done.

“The site really shows the diversity of research and the types of research within Arts and Science, whether it’s a scientist who’s working in a lab to save the environment or a humanist who is working on a publication independently to explore a historical piece of literature and its meaning – all while connecting them to our four strategic research themes here at Queen’s,” says Lynda Jessup, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for the Faculty of Arts and Science.

The four strategic research themes for Queen’s, established through the Senate-approved Strategic Research Plan, include Exploring Human Dimensions; Creating, Discovering and Innovating; Securing Safe and Successful Societies; and Understanding and Sustaining the Environment and Energy Systems.

“The Faculty of Arts and Science not only has strength in teaching and learning but across a wide range of research areas as well,” says Susan Mumm, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science.

Ms. Fair adds that that the site will be a good tool for students to source supervisors for projects and volunteer opportunities to get involved at the undergraduate level in research. 

Flags lowered in memory of retired employee

Flags on campus are lowered in memory of retired employee Lois Kennedy.

She joined Queen’s in 1963 as an assistant manager with Residences. She held that position until she retired in 1991.

Ms. Kennedy was cremated and a private family service will be held. If you would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Kingston Humane Society in her memory, it would be appreciated by her family.

PPS listening to feedback

In March, Physical Plant Services (PPS) conducted a customer satisfaction survey within the Queen’s community. Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities) John Witjes spoke recently with the Gazette about how PPS is using the feedback it received.

John Witjes, Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities)

Gazette: Who did you survey and what was it all about?

John Witjes: We asked students, staff and faculty what they thought about various aspects of PPS, from customer service to the management of large construction projects. The aim was to help us improve our service to the Queen’s community. We had a phenomenal response with nearly 1000 people taking the time to tell us what they thought about the conditions of grounds, snow removal, building air quality, Fixit, and more.

Gazette: What were some highlights from the results?

JW: We received some very positive feedback about the general conditions of campus grounds and landscaping, as well as snow removal. Given that snow was still fresh on people’s minds in March, we’re particularly happy with that response. The survey also showed high scores for the courtesy and competency of both Fixit administrative staff and our skilled trades staff.

Gazette: What were some of the concerns you received and how do you plan to address them?

JW: Many responses suggested that we focus more on recycling on campus. We already have a robust waste diversion program and we are always working through our Sustainability Office to further improve our success rate in keeping waste out of landfill.

We also had some feedback about safety and security. For example, respondents identified the courtyard between Mackintosh-Corry Hall and Richardson Hall as a place that needed improved illumination.  In response to this, we decided to replace some dated lighting and implement a much better lighting solution in that area. This work will be happening soon.

We also received a range of feedback about cleaning services and I want the campus community to know that we’ve heard those responses. We have very dedicated custodial staff and, as a department, we are always working to provide the best possible service with the resources available to us.

Many of the changes we are making are focused on improving communication with the Queen’s community. We have a new website, we’re on Twitter, and we have a PPS newsfeed that gives up-to-the-minute information on closures and changes.

- John Witjes, Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities)

Gazette: Are there other changes you’re making that address the feedback you received?

JW: Customer service is very important to PPS and we are undertaking a project to update the software we use to manage customer work requests. Our survey showed that people want the ability to track work requests for small repairs and maintenance, and the software update will allow clients to enter requests online and see where they are in the process.  The system will be more efficient and fully electronic and will reduce the amount of data entry and paper use within PPS

Gazette: What are your broader goals for PPS moving forward?

JW: Many of the changes we are making are focused on improving communication with the Queen’s community. We have a new website, we’re on Twitter, and we have a PPS newsfeed that gives up-to-the-minute information on closures and changes.

In addition to these, we have reintroduced our quarterly PPS newsletter which highlights our great staff and the interesting work we’ve been doing across campus.   We’ve also been holding Town Hall meetings during which we’ve been communicating with PPS staff and discussing our renewed Mission, Vision, and Values.

We’re listening and responding to the feedback that we have received. It is our intent to issue the client satisfaction survey annually as we would like to continue our conversation with the campus community so that we can provide the best possible service. 

Operating at a higher level

Contributions to computer-assisted surgery earns Randy Ellis a fellowship with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Queen’s University computing professor Randy Ellis has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The honour recognizes Dr. Ellis’ exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.

Dr. Randy Ellis (Computing) is one of only seven Canadians to hold a fellowship in both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

“I am very pleased and honoured to be named a fellow of the ASME,” Dr. Ellis says. “Even though this is an individual honour, I see it as recognition of my research group’s collective efforts over the past 25 years.”

Dr. Ellis, who holds the Queen’s Research Chair in Computer-Assisted Surgery, was nominated for his ongoing work in the field. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Ellis and his research partners have produced more than 300 scientific contributions detailing technical improvements to the technology integrating 3D imaging, surgical planning and intraoperative navigation.

These developments were translated into clinical practice in one of the world’s first computer-assisted surgical suites, which was designed and commissioned by Dr. Ellis at Kingston General Hospital. These breakthroughs can be traced back to a “chance conversation” in the lounge of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

 “I was talking with one of my PhD students about how to find faults in robotic joints. We were overheard by someone from the bioengineering side who asked if we could apply that math to human joints, and the research took off from there,” he says.

This is the second notable fellowship Dr. Ellis has received this year. He was previously named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), making him one of only seven Canadians to hold both distinctions.

Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown to include more than 140,000 members in 151 countries.  It serves to promote the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering around the globe. To learn more about ASME, please visit www.asme.org.

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