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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, Sept. 10. The deadline for submitting information is Tuesday, Sept. 8. For the Record is published bi-weekly throughout the academic year and monthly during the summer months.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

  • David Reed, Assistant Professor – Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology – April 1, 2015
  • Benvon Moran, Assistant Professor – Medicine, Division of Dermatology – May 1, 2015
  • Amir Nasirzadeh, Assistant Professor – Diagnostic Radiology July 1, 2015
  • Qingling Duan, Assistant Professor – Biomedical and Molecular Sciences – July 1, 2015 (Joint appointment with the School of Computing)
  • Benjamin Thomson, Assistant Professor – Medicine, Division of Nephrology – July 1, 2015
  • Jason Beyea, Assistant Professor – Otolaryngology – July 1, 2015
  • Scott H. Bradshaw, Assistant Professor – Pathology and Molecular Medicine – July 1, 2015
  • Maria del Pilar Camargo Plazas, Assistant Professor – School of Nursing – July 1, 2015
  • John Garvey, Assistant Professor – Medicine, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine – July 6, 2015
  • Anne Moffatt, Assistant Professor – Paediatrics – July 13, 2015
  • Nora Fayed, Assistant Professor – School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Occupational Therapy Program – July 15, 2015
  • Shaila Merchant, Assistant Professor – Surgery, Division of General Surgery – July 20,2015
  • Joanna Dion, Assistant Professor – Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine – Aug. 1, 2015
  • Ryan Mahaffey, Assistant Professor – Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine – Aug. 1, 2015
  • Adam Szulewski, Assistant Professor – Emergency Medicine – Aug. 1, 2015
  • Erin Brennan, Assistant Professor – Emergency Medicine – Aug. 1, 2015
  • Lysa Boissé Lomax, Assistant Professor – Medicine, Division of Neurology – Aug. 1, 2015
  • Elaine Fung, Assistant Professor – Otolaryngology –  Aug. 1, 2015
  • Benedict Glover, Assistant Professor – Medicine, Division of Cardiology – Aug. 4, 2015
  • Vincent De Paul, Assistant Professor – School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Occupational Therapy Program – Aug. 4, 2015
  • Sunil Patel, Assistant Professor – Surgery, Division of General Surgery – Aug. 17, 2015


Headship Search Committee — Department of Emergency Medicine

Gord Jones will conclude his current term as head of the Department of Emergency Medicine on June 30, 2016.  In accordance with the Senate document governing the Appointment of Clinical/Academic Department Heads, a Headship Search Committee is being established to consider the current state and future prospects of the department and to make a recommendation to the board chairs of the participating hospitals and the provost and vice-principal (academic) of Queen’s University on its future leadership.

Faculty, staff, students, residents and all other members of the hospital and university communities are invited to nominate members of the faculty and heads of clinical departments for membership on the committee. Nominations are to be directed by Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 to Dean Richard Reznick, c/o Andrea Sealy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, 18 Barrie St., or by email to andrea.sealy@queensu.ca.  

Human Resources

Successful Candidates

Job Title: Administrative Assistant, Development
Department: Department of Development, Office of Advancement
Competition: 2015-113
Successful Candidate: Michelle Pruefer

Job Title: Manager, Academic and International Operations
Department: Faculty of Education
Competition: 2015-103
Successful Candidate: Rebecca Carnevale

Job Title: Security Practitioner
Department: Campus Security and Emergency Services
Competition: 2015-160
Successful Candidate: Laura St. Pierre

Job Title: Technical Analyst (USW Local 2010)
Department: Information Technology Services
Competition: 2015-123
Successful Candidate: Shea Donoghue (IT Support Services)

Job Title: Program Manager (USW Local 2010)
Department: Queen's Executive Education
Competition: 2015-154
Successful Candidate: Alex Zimmerman

Job Title: Clinical Program Coordinator
Department: Family Medicine
Competition: 2015-053
Successful Candidate: Jennifer MacDaid

Job Title: Program Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Enrichment Studies Unit
Competition: 2015-159
Successful Candidate: Linda Lamoureux

Job Title: Clinic Clerk/After Hours Clinic Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Family Medicine
Competition: 2015-152
Successful Candidate: Kendra Biggs

Job Title: Financial and Booking Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Competition: 2015-168
Successful Candidate: Kathryn Palaic (Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts)

Job Title: Director, Queen's School of English
Department: Faculty of Education
Competition: 2015-017
Successful Candidate: Robin Lee Cox

Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor
Department: Internal Audit
Competition: 2015-039
Successful Candidate: Debra McMahon

Job Title: Office and Events Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: School of Nursing & OIPEP
Competition: 2015-158
Successful Candidate: Samantha Arniel

Job Title: Career Coach (USW Local 2010)
Department: Queen's School of Business, Business Career Centre
Competition: 2015-151
Successful Candidate: Bethany Smith

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Department: Financial Services
Competition: 2015-141
Successful Candidate: Tasha Drexler (Financial Services)

Job Title: Receptionist (USW Local 2010)
Department: Financial Services
Competition: 2015-176
Successful Candidate: Jennifer Kingston

Job Title: Assistant Residence Life Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Residence Life
Competition: 2015-127
Successful Candidate: Susan Collingwood

Job Title: Promotions and Administrative Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Student Academic Success Services
Competition: 2015-144
Successful Candidate: Carly D'Amico

Job Title: Graduate Program Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Sociology
Competition: 2015-121
Successful Candidate: Celina Caswell

Job Title: Graphic Designer (USW Local 2010)
Department: Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Competition: 2015-178
Successful Candidate: Cheryl Hallam (Undergraduate Medical Education)

Job Title: Undergraduate Program Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Global Development Studies
Competition: 2015-118
Successful Candidate: Niki Kaloudas (Arts & Sci Faculty Office )

Job Title: Office Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Office of Vice-Principal (Research)
Competition: 2015-147
Successful Candidate: Annalee Bounds (Faculty Health Science Office Ops)

Job Title: Program Assistant
Department: Queen's Family Health Team - Belleville Site
Competition: 2015-153
Successful Candidate: Jessica McGuinness

Job Title: Facilities Control Centre (FCC) Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Residences Facilities - Housing & Ancillery Services
Competition: 2015-116
Successful Candidate: Keirsten Hole

Job Title: Clinical Placement Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: School of Nursing
Competition: 2015-155
Successful Candidate: Lana Stevenson

Job Title: Project Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Department of Postgraduate Medical Education
Competition: 2015-171
Successful Candidate: Wei Yan

Job Title: Assistant, Course Delivery and Student Support (USW Local 2010)
Department: Continuing & Distance Studies
Competition: 2015-130A
Successful Candidate: Erik Bigras

Job Title: Assistant, Course Delivery and Student Support (USW Local 2010)
Department: Continuing & Distance Studies
Competition: 2015-130B
Successful Candidate: Karishma Vaz

Job Title: Financial Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Queen's School of Business
Competition: 2015-140B
Successful Candidate: Antonella Furtado (Undergraduate Program (BCom))

Job Title: Coordinator, Volunteer Patient Program (USW Local 2010)
Department: Glaxo Wellcome (GSK) Clinical Education Centre
Competition: 2015-197
Successful Candidate: Angelica Mendieta-Sweet (Athletics & Recreation Centre)

Job Title: Administrative Assistant, Commerce Program (USW Local 2010)
Department: Queen's School of Business
Competition: 2015-179
Successful Candidate: Jennifer Powell (Medicine)

Ellis Hall first floor washrooms closed

The first floor washrooms in Ellis Hall will be closed for the remainder of the 600/347V power outage that is currently in progress. These washrooms will re-open on Thursday, Aug. 27. Washrooms on the upper floors of the building remain available for building occupants and visitors.

Any questions regarding this closure should be directed to Fixit by phone at extension 77301 or by e-mail.

Rebalancing work to shut down elevators at four buildings

A crew from Elevator One will be rebalancing the counterweights of four passenger elevators according to the following shutdown schedule:

Wednesday, Aug. 26:

  • Waldron Annex (EL1761) – 8 am – 12 pm
  • Jeffery Hall (EL1501) – 12 pm – 4 pm

Thursday, August 27:

  • Duncan McArthur Hall - Education Library (EL1572 – passenger elevator) – 9 am – 12 pm
  • Ontario Hall (EL1061) – 12 pm – 4 pm

Any questions or concerns regarding these planned shutdowns should be directed Fixit by phone at extension 77301 or by e-mail.

Destined to teach others how to teach

Sue Fostaty Young can trace her beginnings as an educational developer all the way back to Grade 4, when her teacher was struggling with how to instruct the class on a math assignment. Frustrated and anxious for a solution, the teacher asked the class: Does anyone know how to teach this differently?

[Sue Fostaty Young]
Sue Fostaty Young ia an educational developer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Queen's University. (Supplied photo)

Sue, now Dr. Fostaty Young, threw up her hand. “I can’t remember the exact scenario but I just said, ‘it might be easier if you do this and this and this.’ And it worked. Then I was asked to stay in at recess and help the other students work through the problem,” she says, laughing, remembering how she wasn’t too keen on the staying-in-at-recess part.

Of course, Dr. Fostaty Young had no inkling of her future work at the time, but looking back, it seems she was destined to work in the teaching and learning arena.

“I think my role in life has always been to help people be the best they can be. That’s a lot of what educational development is about,” she says.

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Dr. Fostaty Young has worked full-time as an educational developer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for the past three years, but she has been active around the university for the better part of two decades.\

During the ‘90s, after completing her master’s in education at Queen’s and while working as an educational consultant, she co-wrote the book, Assessment and Learning: The ICE Approach, along with her former colleague and Queen’s Professor Emeritus Robert Wilson (Education). (Dr. Fostaty Young is also an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education.)

ICE stands for Ideas, Connections, Extensions and focuses on helping students learn to learn. It’s about helping instructors get to the how of learning, essentially moving from fact-based learning to active learning and critical thinking, to helping students have those “aha!” moments.

The ICE book is well known and widely used, and Dr. Fostaty Young has been invited to speak about the approach at several conferences around the world. Two years ago the book was published in Japanese and since then, Dr. Fostaty Young has travelled to Japan twice, meeting with the deputy minister of education on the first trip. That meeting spurred greater interest and last year, she met with the director of education in Hiroshima to help the district incorporate ICE into the teaching and learning curriculum.

“ICE is alive and well in Japan,” she says. “It’s a country that has had a very didactic way of teaching for a long time. They were feeling left behind in the sweep toward active learning, and ICE is a great framework for them to make changes.”

Abroad, but also in Canada and at Queen’s, Dr. Fostaty Young has quickly become known as the ICE Queen.

“People think it’s quite funny to hear I am called the ICE Queen,” she says, smiling. “They think it doesn’t fit with my warm personality – I’m generally known as a very maternal figure.”

ICE Queen or not, Dr. Fostaty’s work in assessment and evaluation gave her a clear path into her current CTL position. She is one of three educational developers at the centre, along with Andy Leger and Klodiana Kolomitro, each with a separate portfolio. In a broader sense, Dr. Fostaty Young oversees the development and evaluation of all CTL programs, but specifically, her portfolio leads programming for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. And this year, she is excited that she’ll have the help of three educational development associates – doctoral students who will work with her to deliver workshops and other sessions for graduate students and post-docs.

“We really want to create space for conversations to happen around teaching for graduate students and post-docs. I’ve been really surprised to hear that many people don’t know about the CTL. We’ll be trying to go directly into departments to give instructors and students a better understanding of what’s available to them and how we can help in their specific contexts.

“In the past, a lot of the discussion around teaching practices has been done internally within departments. We want people to branch out and learn about strategies from across the board, especially in active learning, and take small steps to integrate new practices into their teaching. This is what the CTL is all about.”

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Sitting with Dr. Fostaty Young, it’s clear that she is a natural nurturer – she listens intently while looking at you with a warm gaze, and she responds consciously, taking in all possible scenarios before letting you come to your own conclusions. This warmth has served her well in her roles over the years – as a teacher herself, as a mother to three children, and in her work helping other teachers.

Dr. Fostaty Young first studied psychology at McGill and in the early ‘80s worked as a special education teacher for a pilot project school for severely handicapped students in Montreal, where she grew up. When she married and had children, she stayed at home with them for 12 years while her husband pursued medicine.

“Some of my friends have commented that I’ve done things in a completely backwards manner than them – in the sense that I only finished my PhD three years ago. I had my family, got them established, and then I moved more fully into my own career.”

But from that moment in Grade 4 when she helped her teacher, and then through high school, when she became a swimming instructor and helped revamp the criteria for swimming tests for the island of Montreal, it was evident she’d end up teaching others how to teach.

“It seems like it was something natural for me,” she says. “It was just what I did.”

And all of her experience has made her into the strong presence she is in the CTL. Her work in psychology feeds into her work now – it was behaviourally-oriented, and helped her develop her own critical thinking – and that winds its way into her experiences with professors and students at Queen’s.

“The emphasis in educational development is on education – it has to be educative. Everyone has to learn something. It’s a relationship – I learn something, too, as I work with instructors,” says Dr. Fostaty Young. “I want to start where people are – conceptually and contextually – which means meeting them in their departments. Then we grow from there.”

The Artists Among Us: A creative canvas of hot wax

[Christine Jamieson]
Artist Christine Jamieson, seen in her home studio, says she enjoys encaustic painting because it's “very sculptural.” Below are three of her paintings. The dinosaur (not encaustic) was part of the on the wall street art festival in Kingston. (Submitted Photos)

Christine Jamieson loves the process of working on an encaustic painting. The art form is also called hot wax painting, and involves just that: heating up wax. The melted wax can then be pigmented and applied to a surface, whether it be wood, paper or canvas.

[Christine Jamieson - Sun]“It’s very sculptural,” says Ms. Jamieson, who works at Queen’s as a graphic designer in the marketing department of University Relations. “There are so many ways to express yourself. I love carving into the wax once it has dried, and if I’m not happy with something, it’s easy to scrape off.”

At Queen’s since 2008, Ms. Jamieson works full-time but finds that she migrates into her home studio after her young daughter is asleep, often working from 8 or 9 pm till close to midnight. Alternatively, on some weekends, her daughter and partner may head out for a few hours and she steals away to work on a piece.

“It’s really therapeutic. Right now I am working on a series influenced by my mother, who has started to prematurely lose her short-term memory. I am trying to find a way to express the way she sees the world, the immediacy. She lives so much in the present and is so captivated by details – the light of the water in a swimming pool, or the texture of a sofa cushion,” says Ms. Jamieson.

[Christine Jamieson - Worm]“She is also trying to hold onto moments, taking bits of tangible things – a paper cup from a burger place that she’s written our names on – so she doesn’t forget them. I think bringing her into my painting is one of my ways to cope with her illness.”

Ms. Jamieson has always been creative but she didn’t start painting steadily until she took a workshop in encaustics back in 2007, and loved the form. She slowly built up her studio and now enjoys using many different media in her paintings, including photos and other paints, such as watercolours and oils. She is also starting to get into illustration. 

Much of what Ms. Jamieson does at home feeds into her work at Queen’s, even if it’s simply on a sub-conscious level. In marketing, she designs print and electronic material for the university, including viewbooks, magazines, web pages and identity development. 

[Christine Jamieson - Skirt]“I don’t often think about it, but the imaginative work I do in my painting does work its way into my designs. If, for some reason, I’ve been thinking about dinosaurs at home – maybe working on something with my daughter – somehow that playful element, even if it’s not dinosaurs, will work itself into the designs. That vibe is in there.”

Ms. Jamieson has exhibited her work in several exhibitions in Kingston, and works on commission. View more of her paintings at christinejamieson.com. She is also interested in starting a lunch-hour field sketching group – if you’re interested, contact her at jamiesnc@queensu.ca

Stuart Street sidewalks being replaced

Crews working on behalf of the City of Kingston will be replacing the sidewalks in the following areas along Stuart Street between Aug. 25–28:

  • North side of the street between Adelaide Hall and Chown Hall. The driveway leading directly off of Stuart Street to the loading area at Ban Righ Hall will be closed until this work is completed.
  • South side of the street immediately in front of 154 -160 Stuart Street (former Film Studies building).

Any questions regarding this work should be directed to Fixit by phone at extension 77301 or by e-mail.

Main entrance to Louise D. Acton Building closed

The main entrance to Louise D. Acton Building (31 George Street) will be closed as of Monday, Aug. 24 for approximately two weeks (weather permitting) while crews replace the steps at this entrance.

Signs will be posted inside the building to direct building occupants and visitors to alternate fire egress routes while this work is completed.  Other entrances to Louise D. Acton Building will remain open. For more information see the Campus Accessibility Guide.

Any questions about this work should be directed to Fixit by phone at extension 77301 or by e-mail.

Principal Woolf announces new awards

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf has announced new awards to celebrate excellence in teaching. The six principal’s teaching and learning awards recognize the diverse ways in which educators and educational supports enhance the student learning experience at Queen’s.

“Educators and educational support staff across campus are doing innovative things in their classes and in the services they provide to students,” says Principal Woolf.  “These teaching and learning awards will highlight that important work and some of the many dedicated individuals who are making a difference in the education and lives of our students.”

The suite of awards includes:

“The principal’s teaching and learning awards are an excellent way to recognize individuals and groups who are demonstrating excellence in their work and in areas of teaching and learning that are of particular importance to Queen’s,” says Peter Wolf, Associate Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

Nominations for the six awards are now open and close on Sept. 30. For more information about the individuals awards and the nomination process, visit the CTL website.

Douglas Library's elevators to be shut down

A crew from Elevator One will be rebalancing the counterweights of all three elevators in Douglas Library (EL114, EL1142 and EL1143) on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Only one elevator will be shutdown at a time to minimize the impact of this work for library patrons and staff.

Any questions or concerns regarding this planned shutdown should be directed Fixit by phone at extension 77301 or by e-mail.

People of Queen's: Finding a ‘forever home’

[Karen Logan]
Karen Logan, Development Officer with Stewardship, part of Queen's University’s Office of Advancement, has found her “forever home” in Kingston. (University Communications)

Karen Logan remembers what she said to her husband when he asked her if she wanted to move to Kingston. “I said ‘yeah, that would be fun,’” the Ottawa-native recalls with a laugh. 

But she also admits that she never expected they would stay. 

Though a Queen’s graduate with a fondness for the city (“I’m a nerdy tri-colour bleeding person – I do oil thighs at the drop of a hat!”), Ms. Logan (Artsci’94) had already lived in Hamilton and Calgary with her husband as he pursued advanced degrees in psychology. She expected his position in Kingston to be equally short-lived. 

Not long after arriving, she heard about a job as a development officer with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and decided she would apply. 

“It was totally a shot in the dark,” Ms. Logan says, explaining that while she didn’t have a background in fundraising, she had worked in project management for an oil and gas company in Calgary and with Canadian Blood Services in Hamilton. 

“They really took a chance on me,” she says. 

It was a chance that paid off: Ms. Logan took to the work instantly. “I learned that fundraising is really about connecting people with their passion,” she says warmly. “People want to do something, they want to make a change. We can help make it happen. It doesn’t get better than that.” 

Fifteen years later, Ms. Logan is still with Queen’s – though she has moved from fundraising into stewardship, which she describes as “recognizing and celebrating donors.” As a Development Officer with Stewardship (part of the university’s Office of Advancement), Ms. Logan says her days can include anything from writing a stewardship report for the university’s most generous benefactors, the Baders, to visiting the Queen’s University Biological Station, to updating the Benefactors Wall in Stauffer Library. 

“I get to meet and work with all sorts of interesting people right across campus,” she explains. “We get to learn a little about everything. It’s really fun.” 

But as much as she enjoys her work, Ms. Logan is particularly grateful for her colleagues, describing them as an “amazing bunch of people.” When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, it was her colleagues in Advancement who put forward a team in Ms. Logan’s name, “K. Lo’s Krew,” for Kingston’s annual Run for the Cure. Undergoing chemotherapy at the time, Ms. Logan recalls wondering if the team might raise $5,000 for the charity. By race day, they had raised $50,000. 

“It was like being surrounded by a big, pink, fluffy hug,” Ms. Logan says of the support. “It was almost overwhelming!” 

Her namesake team continues to run in the annual fundraiser. 

Ms. Logan, meanwhile, is pleased to call Kingston her “forever home” (“at least until retirement!”) and speaks with gratitude of the opportunity to do work she enjoys with people she loves. 

“I think it would be hard to fundraise for another university,” she admits, “because you have to be passionate about the cause. But it’s easy for me to talk about this place. I had a sense of community when I was here as a student and I still have it today.” 


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