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No cooling for Macdonald Hall lecture theatres - Update

The supply fan serving Macdonald Hall lecture theatres 001, 002, 003 and 004 will remain out of service until sometime on Monday, Sept. 21 while PPS trades staff await the delivery of a new motor for this unit. There will be no cooling available in these lecture theatres until the new motor is installed.

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

Five new shows featured at the Agnes

[Agnes Fall Season Launch]
This fall the Agnes Etherington Art Centre offers exhibits featuring works by (clockwise from top-left): Ulrich Panzer, Carl Beam, Judy Radul and Marcia Perkins.(Supplied Photos)

Autumn at Queen’s brings a flurry of activity with the return of students and the beauty of the vibrant colours of the changing leaves.

It also brings a lineup of new exhibitions at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

Five new shows – Judy Radul: Closeup, The Breakdown; Ulrich Panzer: The Blind Man’s Song; Carl Beam: Critical Beginnings; The First Five: Portraits from The Kingston Prize; and A Story of Canadian Art: As Told by the Hart House Collection –  will be launched at a special event at the Agnes on Thursday Sept. 24 from 5-7 pm.

Each of the shows will run from late August to Dec. 6.

Feature Exhibition


In Judy Radul: Closeup, The Breakdown the Internationally-acclaimed Vancouver artist builds a machine for viewing the gallery differently. Her new work for this show is a gallery-wide choreographed live-camera installation using programmed cameras and thrift shop mirrors.

As the Queen’s University Visiting Artist in Residence at the Agnes and the Department of Film and Media, Ms. Radul will take part in a series of public and course-based events, from Sept. 18 through Oct. 7, to create exchanges with her playful methods. On Sept. 22 at 6 pm at The Isabel Screening Room, Ms. Radul will take part in a dialogue titled, “This is Television: Process and Technology,” with art critic and founder of MOMUS Sky Goodden. On Sept. 30 at 7 pm, a public talk titled “Breaking down, turning up” will take place at the Agnes and will feature Ms. Radul and Queen’s Film and Media faculty member and media artist, Gary Kibbins.

Contemporary Art Exhibitions


In The Blind Man’s Song Kingston-based artist Ulrich Panzer makes “songs of light” paintings that draw the senses into a synesthetic perception of musical chords. The artist will offer an in-gallery sound performance on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2-3 pm.


The First Five: Portraits from The Kingston Prize brings together the winning works from the first decade of The Kingston Prize by: Mike Bayne, Joshua Choi, Richard Davis, Marcia Perkins and Andrew Valko. Presented in collaboration with The Kingston Prize, and with the support of the Davies Charitable Foundation, this exhibition complements the launch of The Kingston Prize 2015 finalists’ show Oct. 9 to 25 at the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque.

Historical Art Exhibitions


In Carl Beam: Critical Beginnings Curators Alicia Boutilier and Norman Vorano highlight the watercolours, experimental screen printing and painted earthenware of one of Canada’s most innovative Indigenous artists.


The Agnes presents the major touring exhibition A Story of Canadian Art: As Told by the Hart House Collection, which features classic Canadian landscapes alongside stunning modern portraits, still lifes and abstracts from renowned Canadian artists as Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Prudence Heward, Yvonne McKague Housser, A. Y. Jackson, J. E. H. MacDonald, David Milne, Tom Thomson, and F. H. Varley. Curated by Christine Boyanoski, A Story of Canadian Art is organized and circulated by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada). The exhibition is financially supported by the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Image: Emily Carr, Kitwancool Totems,

Continuing Exhibitions

Artists in Amsterdam from The Bader Collection of European Art, and Protection and Social Harmony in the Art of West and Central Africa from the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Collection.

New Policy Studies director to draw on diverse experience

Scott Carson believes his new role as executive director of Queen’s School of Policy Studies perfectly fits his diverse academic and professional experiences.

[Scott Carson]
Scott Carson

“I have always been fascinated by how different institutions and social groups in society interact,” says Dr. Carson, who took over from Kim Richard Nossal in July. “I have been fortunate to work in multiple sectors in my career, in business, education, government and the not-for-profit sectors, and I plan to draw on all of those experiences in my new role.”

Dr. Carson traces his deep intellectual curiosity back to his undergraduate days as a commerce student at Mount Allison University in the 1960s. Influenced by the social dynamism of the Vietnam War era, he pursued a minor in sociology to go along with his major in economics.

Throughout his career, Dr. Carson has grappled with the social values underlying change and restructuring. One example he cites is his experience as chief executive officer of the Ontario government’s Privatization Secretariat from 1988-89. A major initiative during that period included a study to determine future options for Highway 407, which the government owned at the time. Dr. Carson recalls his surprise in observing how the various stakeholders struggled to understand each other’s language, motivations and decision-making processes. Often what appeared to be deep-seated and unresolvable divisions were bridged by developing shared understandings among the different stakeholders.

A few of Dr. Carson’s career highlights:
Director, The Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare, 2011-2015; Director, Queen’s MBA, 2007-2011; Dean, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1996-2006 (On leave from 1998-99); Dean, Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, 1993-1996
Chief Executive Officer, Government of Ontario’s Privatization Secretariat, 1998-99
Vice-President and Division Head, Corporate Finance Division, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
PhD Philosophy of Education, University College London (UK), 1980

Dr. Carson has already started thinking about possible new directions for the school’s programming and research. He is meeting his new colleagues to get their ideas for the future of the school.

“It’s still early days, but three themes around the future of Queen’s School of Policy Studies strike me as important: focusing on what we do well, differentiating ourselves from other schools, and potentially growing our programs and enrollment,” he says. “I am excited to build upon the school’s intellectually engaging array of programs, research activity, conferences and speakers.”

One development is already in the works, with The Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare moving from Queen’s School of Business into Queen’s School of Policy Studies. Dr. Carson has served as director of the research centre since 2011. Dr. Carson notes that for the past three years, the health-care policy work of the Monieson Centre was conducted in collaboration with School of Policy Studies and the Faculty of Health Sciences.

“Relocating to the School of Policy Studies will have two benefits: it will broaden the scope of the centre’s work, and the centre will add a new dimension to the existing health-care courses offered by the School of Policy Studies,” he says.

Learn more by visiting the Queen’s School of Policy Studies website

HR workshops help employees achieve their goals

A certificate program focused on volunteerism, lunch and learn sessions that explore Aboriginal teachings, and a workshop series to prepare staff for retirement are just a few of the new personal and professional development resources offered by Human Resources (HR) in 2015-16.

[Certificate Program Graduation]
Meri Diamond (second from left) and Jill Christie (second from right) recently earned their Administrative Professionals at Queen's Master Certificates. Their colleagues Stephanie Simpson (left) and Irène Bujara joined them at the certificate celebration in June. Queen's Human Resources offers a variety a certificate programs and workshops to help employees accomplish their professional and personal goals. (University Communications)

“We are always adding and refining our programs for Queen’s staff members,” says Shannon Hill, Learning and Development Specialist. “Regardless of the training objective, there’s a good chance we offer a course or program to help people achieve their personal and professional goals.” 

Queen’s HR offers a variety of certificate programs, workshops and wellness programs that any Queen’s staff member can sign up for online through the learning catalogue. The popular certificate program has expanded to include the Queen’s Volunteer Engagement Certificate, which will provide participants with practical tools and techniques to manage volunteers within the higher education setting.

Brush up your business skills
The learning catalogue includes a variety of workshops to help staff members develop essential business skills:
Effective Presentation Skills (offered Oct. 8) – Overcome your fear and present like a professional in this two-part workshop.
Meetings that Matter (offered Oct. 9) – Learn the organizational and communication skills needed to turn long, inefficient meetings into an essential part of business life.
Principles of Project Management (offered Oct. 15) – Learn the skills needed to plan projects, monitor progress and achieve results.

In addition to the new certificate program, HR has expanded its suite of resources to assist staff members as they look ahead to retirement. Workshops on a variety of topics – covering everything from planning for your financial future to coping with the emotional effects of retirement – will be offered throughout 2015-16.

The popular lunch and learn series as well as the wellness programs will return in 2015-16 with several new additions. At various points in the year, staff can enjoy their lunch while learning about different aspects of Aboriginal teachings. HR is offering the sessions in conjunction with Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre.

HR has also once again partnered with Athletics & Recreation to offer fitness and wellness lunch-time activities. Some of the new offerings include Barre Pilates and Yoga for Managing Stress.

Visit the learning catalogue to view all of the offerings and to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Corey Scott, Training Coordinator, at ext. 78418, or Ms. Hill at ext. 74175. Alternately, you can reach the Organizational Development and Learning team by email.

A new model for student wellness

[Student Wellness Services]
Student Wellness Services, formerly Health, Counselling, and Disability Services, offers a wide range of services and programs to support the personal and academic development of students at Queen's.

In the ongoing effort to better support students, Queen’s University has restructured its health and wellness services.

Following an external review, recommendations were made to create a broad student wellness services delivery model. This model would support enhanced integration and collaboration across units at Queen’s and with wellness partners across the campus and in the Kingston community.

Among the transitions is a pair of name changes.

To better reflect its programs mandate, the Disability Services Office (DSO) has been renamed as Queen’s Student Accessibility Services (QSAS). While it has a new name, QSAS will continue to work with other university partners to ensure Queen’s and its programs are accessible.

The other name change involves the former Health, Counselling, and Disability Services (HCDS) which is now Student Wellness Services to better encapsulate the wide range of services and programs it offers in supporting the personal and academic development of students.

The groups now under the Student Wellness Services umbrella include Student Health Services, Counselling Services, Queen’s Student Accessibility Services, Health Promotion, and the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC).

“These changes are the first step toward enhancing the health and wellness services Queen’s University provides its students,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean (Student Affairs). “While still in the planning stages, and contingent on funding, the university is also looking into co-locating many of these services in a, modern, accessible Student Wellness Centre at 67 Union St., at the heart of the campus to better meet the needs of the student body.”

Student Wellness Services also recently launched a new website that provides a broader range of information and increased access to the many services available through the unit.

The search for the executive director of Student Wellness Services continues following the retirement of Mike Condra on June 30.

“This organizational model is in line with other Ontario universities. We are committed to expanding services and increasing access for students at Queen's,” Ms. Tierney says. “I am confident this model will help all of us work together to achieve these goals.”

Special Recognition for Staff Award nominations

The Special Recognition for Staff Award recognizes staff members who consistently provide outstanding contributions during their workday, directly or indirectly, to the learning and working environment at Queen’s University at a level significantly beyond what is usually expected (e.g. improving the workplace efficiency, quality of worklife, customer service, problem-solving, etc.)

Deadline: Oct. 15

Visit the Queen's Special Recognition for Staff Award page for additional information and nomination forms.

Queen's employees assist Syrian refugees

Members of the Queen’s community have joined others across the region to assist families impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Lori Rand, the Curriculum Coordinator for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and a small group of friends are working to support the local branch of Save a Family from Syria. The friends have formed a fundraising committee for Save a Family from Syria, and they have also launched a letter writing campaign that can be found online. They intend to announce several fundraising events in the near future.

[Lori Rand]
Lori Rand, Curriculum Coordinator for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences, is contributing to a local fundraising effort to help resettle Syrian families in the local area. The group is connecting with people through a variety of means including a Facebook page. 

“With the level of privilege we experience, I feel we have a responsibility to provide families, just like our own, a safe home in Kingston and on-going support as they transition to life in Canada,” Ms. Rand says. “In coming weeks and months, there will be opportunities for people at the university to support the effort. The Queen’s community is full of caring students, staff and faculty, and I have confidence that we will use these opportunities to have a positive impact on the efforts.”

After gathering enough support to resettle a Syrian family in Kingston in July 2015, the group continued its fundraising efforts, which has resulted in a second Syrian family coming to live in the local community near the end of this month. The group is about to exceed the original goal, so it is looking at submitting an application for a third family.

“I commend Lori and others at Queen’s for doing their part to make a difference in the lives of Syrian refugees as well as people around the world who are displaced from their homes due to tragic circumstances,” Principal Daniel Woolf says. “Time and again, we are reminded of the generosity and compassion of our community.”

Those interested in supporting this initiative can send an email to info@saveafamilyfromsyria.org. To make a donation please visit www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/fourriverspresbytery/

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, Oct. 1. The deadline for submitting information is Tuesday, Sept. 29. 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


Promotion/Renewal/Tenure/Continuing Appointment 2015


Eric Bruder, Emergency Medicine

Jaelyn Caudle, Emergency Medicine

Robert Connelly, Paediatrics

Amanda Cooper, Education

Michael Cummings, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Christine D’Arsigny, Medicine

Dale Engen, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Jason Erb, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Christopher Evans, Emergency Medicine

Susan Finch, Psychiatry

Steven Fischer, Kinesiology and Heath Studies                                   

Imelda Galvin, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

David Good, Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Jane Griffiths, Family Medicine

Kelly Howse, Family Medicine

Stephen LaHaye, Medicine

Max Montalvo, Emergency Medicine

A. Onofre Morán Mendoza, Medicine

Tariq Munshi, Psychiatry

Raveen Pal, Medicine

Lindsey Patterson, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Vincent Pohl, Master of Industrial Relations Program

Louise Rang, Emergency Medicine

Cara Reimer, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

David Saleh, Paediatrics

M. Khaled Shamseddin, Medicine

Michael Storr, Paediatrics

Catherine Vakil, Family Medicine

Stefanie von Hlatky, Political Studies

Jagdeep Walia, Paediatrics

Louie Wang, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Alex Wright, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy   

David Zelt, Surgery


David Goldstein, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

G. Andrew Hamilton, Surgery

David Holland, Medicine

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Ajay Agarwal, Urban and Regional Planning

Goce Andrevski, Business

Theodore Christou, Education

Christopher DeLuca, Education

Nandini Deshpande, Rehab. Therapy

Brendon Gurd, Kinesiology and Health Studies

Neil Hoult, Civil Engineering

Joshua Karton, Law

Ceren Kolsarici, Business

Jean-Baptiste Litrico, Business

Bertrand Malsch, Business

Allison Morehead, Art

Arcan Nalca, Business

Mikhail Nediak, Business

Terence Ozolins, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

Trisha Parsons, Rehab Therapy

Veikko Thiele, Business

Leela Viswanathan, Urban and Regional Planning

Zhongwen Yao, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Promotion to Associate Professor

Rozita Borici-Mazi, Medicine

Judith Davidson, Psychology

Simon French, School of Rehab. Therapy

Karen Hall Barber, Family Medicine

Amer Johri, Medicine

P. Hugh MacDonald, Surgery

David Messenger, Emergency Medicine

Kevin Michael, Medicine

Tariq Munshi, Psychiatry

David Taylor, Medicine

David Zelt, Surgery

Promotion to Professor

Blaine Allan, Film and Media

Shelley Arnott, Biology

Dongmei Chen, Geography and Planning

Adam Chippindale, Biology

Scott Davey, Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Jean-Etienne deBettignies, Business

Stephanie Dickey, Art

Paul Fairfield, Philosophy

Laurent Godin, Geology

Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ahmed Hassan, Computing

Paula James, Medicine

Daniel Lefebvre, Biology

Susan Lord, Film and Media

Kieran Moore, Emergency Medicine

William Morrow, School of Religion

Chris O’Callaghan, Public Health Sciences

Sharon Regan, Biology

Joan Schwartz, Art

Marco Sivilotti, Emergency Medicine

Wayne Snedden, Biology

Shahram Yousefi, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Elisabeth Zawisza, French Studies

Mohammad Zulkernine, Computing

Successful Candidates

Job Title: Nurse Practitioner (ONA)
Department: Family Medicine - Queen's Family Health Team
Competition: 2015-138
Successful Candidate: Susan Peters

Job Title: Admissions Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Law
Competition: 2015-205
Successful Candidate: Andrew Van Overbeke (School of Nursing)

Job Title: Secretary (USW Local 2010)
Department: Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Competition: 2015-203
Successful Candidate: Erin Matthias (Undergraduate Med Ed)

Job Title: Accessibility Services Advisor (USW Local 2010)
Department: Student Wellness Services
Competition: 2015-199
Successful Candidate: Karen Stevenson

Job Title: Director, Strategic Procurement
Department: Strategic Procurement Services
Competition: 2015-040
Successful Candidate: Andy Green

Job Title: Educational Technology Analyst (USW Local 2010)
Department: Centre for Teaching and Learning
Competition: 2015-161
Successful Candidate: Selina Idlas (Faculty of Education)

Job Title: Administrative Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences - SEAMO
Competition: 2015-198
Successful Candidate: LeeAnne Howland

Job Title: Financial and Administrative Assistant
Department: Postgraduate Medical Education
Competition: 2015-214
Successful Candidate: Christine McCallum

Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse (OPSEU)
Department: Family Medicine - Queen's Family Health Team
Competition: 2015-201
Successful Candidate: Kerry White

Job Title: Internship Coordinator (USW, Local 2010)
Department: School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Competition: 2015-175
Successful Candidate: Michelle McCalpin (School of Kinesiology & Health)

Job Title: Receptionist (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Career Services
Competition: 2015-202
Successful Candidate: Amanda Chapman

Job Title: Program Coordinator (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Industrial Relations Centre
Competition: 2015-192
Successful Candidate: Marcia Irving (Executive Admin)

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

Job Title: Human Resources Advisor
Department: Queen's School of Business
Competition: 2015-042
Successful Candidate: Katie McKinley (QSB Human Resources)

Job Title: Senior Communications Officer
Department: Advancement Communications and Marketing, Office of the Vice-Principal
Competition: 2015-165
Successful Candidate: Deborah Melman-Clement

Job Title: Clinical Secretary
Department: Medicine
Competition: 2015-172 & 2015-R018
Successful Candidate: Julie Viau

Job Title: Technical Support Assistant
Department: Undergraduate Admission & Recruitment
Competition: 2015-069
Successful Candidate: Merry Horton (Undergraduate Admission)

Job Title: Assistant Registrar-Special Projects
Department: University Registrar
Competition: 2015-081
Successful Candidate: Suzanne Arniel

Job Title: Services Assistant (CUPE Local 1302)
Department: Jordan Library
Competition: 2015-209
Successful Candidate: WITHDRAWN

Job Title: Senior Clerk/Receptionist (USW Local 2010) 
Department: Student Wellness Services
Competition: 2015-182
Successful Candidate: Monica Ribble

Job Title: Graduate Assistant (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Education
Competition: 2015-208
Successful Candidate: Natalie Lefebvre (Grad Studies and Bureau of Res)

Job Title: Assistant, Finance and Administration (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Continuing and Distance Studies
Competition: 2015-145
Successful Candidate: Jennifer Crawley

Job Title: Aboriginal Community Outreach Liaison (USW, Local 2010)
Department: Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
Competition: 2015-182
Successful Candidate: Lisa Doxtator




Queen’s researcher receives award from Conquer Paralysis Now

Nader Ghasemlou is seeking innovative ways to treat chronic pain in spinal cord injury patients.

Queen’s University researcher Nader Ghasemlou has received the Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) New Investigator Award to study the inflammatory response in patients suffering from spinal cord injuries (SCI).

Nader Ghasemlou
Dr. Nader Ghasemlou, an associate professor in the Queen's University Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, has received the the Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) New Investigator Award for research into pain treatment for patients with a spinal cord injury. 

“A common misconception about spinal cord injuries is that because patients can’t feel or move their limbs, they can’t feel pain,” says Dr. Ghasemlou (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences). “In fact, up to 80 per cent of people with spinal cord injuries experience chronic pain.”

Dr. Ghasemlou and his research team hope to identify inflammatory biomarkers in various tissues including spinal fluid and blood from patients. They hope this will lead to the development of new therapeutic targets to treat and potentially eliminate the pain experienced by patients with SCI.

Reducing or eliminating pain would not only result in improvements to patient quality of life, but would also reduce the need for pain medicines, like opiates, which have a range of unappealing side effects and present a high risk for abuse.

Dr. Ghasemlou says his study will use a “bedside-to-bench” approach to study pain resulting from a spinal cord injury from a genomics, proteomics and behavioural approach. This approach uses clinical observations as the “starting point” for new research, which in turn leads back to patient-side implementation and further clinical observation.

The New Investigator Award aims to attract and support new researchers in the field of spinal cord injury.  The award is given to newly hired researchers that begin their career in SCI research after their graduate studies or established researchers who recently switched to the SCI field.

The New Investigator Award is one of six categories in Stage 1 of the CPN Challenge, which CPN issued for the first time this year. The CPN Challenge is designed to provide early stage funding for innovative new approaches to SCI research. The program sought out proposals that were unconventional, high risk yet high reward and offered the potential for functional recovery in chronic animal and human subjects.

Responding to the refugee crisis

[Queen's in the World]
Queen's in the World

The Syrian refugee crisis has sparked action from individuals and community groups around Canada and raised awareness of humanitarian crises in that country and other regions of the world.

Queen’s welcomes refugees to study at the university through the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) student refugee program. The sponsored students receive financial support throughout their studies at Queen’s. The program is supported financially by the university and student activity fees from all undergraduate and graduate students.

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) WUSC Club, a supporter of the Student Refugee Program, also raises money for Shine a Light, a WUSC program designed to promote education among refugee girls.

Queen’s Undergraduate Admission is currently monitoring the crisis in Syria.

“Even though the admission cycle for 2015-16 is complete, we will stay up to date on the crisis and address any admission issues on a case-by-case basis to expedite or extend admissions to qualified applicants who may be affected by the crisis,” says Stuart Pinchin, Executive Director, Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment. 

As an educational institution where international activity flourishes in many different forms, Queen’s is committed to contributing to the success and well-being of refugees hosted by our community.
— Daniel Woolf, Queen's Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Refugee students are also given preference for the Principal Wallace Freedom of Opportunity Award, established in 2013 by Drs. Alfred and Isabel Bader in recognition of Queen’s 11th principal. Principal Wallace opened the way for Alfred Bader to study at Queen’s after he was turned away from McGill and the University of Toronto. Alfred Bader, a Jewish teenager who was forced from his home in Austria by the Nazis during the Second World War, built a successful career as a chemist and businessman, becoming Queen’s most generous benefactor.

Queen’s has continued to build on that legacy of welcoming refugees, most recently pledging its support for the establishment in Kingston of a Resettlement Assistance Program for government-assisted refugees. The KEYS Job Centre is seeking to establish the program, which will focus on directly delivering immediate and essential services to government-assisted refugees during their first four to six weeks in Canada.

“As an educational institution where international activity flourishes in many different forms, Queen’s is committed to contributing to the success and well-being of refugees hosted by our community,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “We look forward to working together with a variety of partners, including members of the Queen’s community, to create and implement a Resettlement Assistance Program in Kingston.”

Members of the Queen’s community affected by crises in Syria or elsewhere in the world can access a variety of support services on campus. Students can contact Dr. Arunima Khanna, Queen’s Cross-Cultural Advisor, by phone at ext. 75774 or email, and Nilani Loganathan, International Student Advisor, Queen’s University International Centre by email. Staff can access confidential, professional counselling and wellness services through the Employee and Family Assistance Program offered by Human Resources. 


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