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Sept. 11 edition of the Gazette now available

Sept. 11 2018 Gazette
Read the Sept. 11 edition of the Gazette online.

The Sept. 11 edition of the Gazette is now available and can be picked up around Queen’s campus.

This latest edition of the Gazette is filled with interesting Queen’s-focused items including:

  • Articles and photos related to the return of students for the 2018-19 academic year
  • An article on the recently-held Dunin-Deshpande Summer Pitch Competition
  • An article on the latest donation to Queen’s by Alfred and Isabel Bader
  • Updates on the latest research, awards and achievements of faculty, staff and students.

The next edition of the Gazette will be published Sept. 25. New articles are posted daily at the Gazette Online.

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Anyone looking to get a story, photo or information in the Gazette can contact editor Andrew Carroll.

Making Aboriginal education accessible

A Métis student has created an online resource to help teachers learn about Aboriginal education.

[Queen's University Olivia Rondeau Faculty of Education reconciliation]
Olivia Rondeau created a website to support grade school teachers looking to educate their students about Indigenous Peoples. (Supplied Photo)

Grade school teachers in Canada may wish to educate their students about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, but might be unsure where to start. Recognizing this gap, Queen’s student Olivia Rondeau recently launched a new website to support Canadian educators looking to delve deeper into Indigenous matters.

Teaching Aboriginal Education, or TAE for short, is a free online resource, which offers lesson plans, community resources, and a blog to support educators and foster reconciliation.

“Teaching Aboriginal education is so important to the reconciliation and healing process of so many students and their family members,” says Ms. Rondeau. “As teacher candidates, we learn so much about the importance of teaching First Nations, Métis, and Inuit curriculum, but I found that many people were unsure of the resources and community supports available to assist them. So, I created an Aboriginal education website to make it more accessible to teachers.”

Ms. Rondeau hopes that teachers use the materials on the site as a resource to create culturally relevant curriculum in their classrooms so that Aboriginal students can feel represented, valued, and safe in classroom and school communities. While the site was originally created as part of a class project, she intends to continue updating the site throughout the year.

“As someone who is Métis and a teacher candidate, this project was special because I recognize the importance of teaching Aboriginal perspectives, experiences, and initiatives both as a student and as a future teacher,” she says.

The project also gets top marks from the Faculty of Education. Lindsay Morcom, a professor in the Faculty of Education, says Ms. Rondeau has done an “outstanding job”.

“I am constantly impressed by Liv’s commitment to creating positive change and presenting learning opportunities to others,” she says. “In this resource, and in all she does, Liv shows us that the path toward reconciliation will be guided by brilliant young Indigenous leaders.”

Ms. Rondeau’s site can be found at teachingaboriginaleducation.weebly.com.

This story originally appeared on the Faculty of Education’s website.

Living off the land

For 18 students, the great outdoors was their classroom as part of a field study course.

  • [Queen's University Global Development Studies Re-Indigenizing course Eel Lake]
    DEVS 480 student participate in a workshop on identifying and preparing medicinal plants. Many students were surprised to learn that many natural remedies often grow alongside harmful plants such as poison ivy. (Supplied Photo)
  • [Queen's University Global Development Studies Re-Indigenizing course Eel Lake]
    At Big Rock in the River, Professor Lovelace talks about recent conflicts over access to Indigenous food resources like Manòmin, also known as wild rice. In some instances, settlers have stood in solidarity with Indigenous peoples to oppose commercialization and unsustainable harvesting methods. (Supplied Photo)
  • [Queen's University Global Development Studies Re-Indigenizing course Eel Lake]
    After learning about Indigenous architecture, building a secure shelter is one of the first group activities students do when they arrive on the land. Global Development Studies major Wyatt Julien reviews some of the Indigenous theory readings that are an integral part of the course. (Supplied Photo)
  • [Queen's University Global Development Studies Re-Indigenizing course Eel Lake]
    Students get hands on experience harvesting Manòmin and learn how much work is involved to earn high quality calories like rice. Indigenous methods of harvesting are sustainable and preserve the health of the rice beds for future generations. (Supplied Photo)
  • [Queen's University Global Development Studies Re-Indigenizing course Eel Lake]
    Students and instructors pose for one last picture before heading back to Kingston. Cameo appearance by Professor Lovelace's dog Blue. (Supplied Photo)

Hunting, fishing, harvesting wild rice, and building your own shelter – DEVS 480 is a course unlike any other. These activities aren’t just worth marks, they are also what you need to do to keep your belly full and maintain a roof over your head.

The course, which has the full name “Re-Indigenizing People and Environments”, is taught by professors Robert Lovelace and Richard Day from the Department of Global Development Studies, and is supported by many community volunteers.

This field study begins with seven weeks of online study, readings, and discussion before taking students out on the land. Participants then travel to Eel Lake north of Kingston for the field portion of the course.

For the following eight days, students live off of the land in an Indigenous lifestyle, they participate in Indigenous cultural practices like sweat lodges, and complete an in-depth study of Indigenous theory.

“To secure good air, water, food, and relationships, human beings need a close relationship with the earth. Recognizing that we are dependent on the material earth but also upon the symbiotic processes – the interrelated actions – of earth is a beginning,” says Mr. Lovelace.

In addition to foraging for food and building a shelter, the students also hunted with a bow and arrow, learned about medicinal plants, and participated in workshops on tool making, managing soil, and growing food, harvesting, and preserving food.

Jessica Franko (Artsci’19) enrolled in the course seeking something “tangible” and “unique” in her university experience. The course was full of those moments, but what stood out the most for her was harvesting wild rice.

“It really changes how you think of the labour that goes into your food, and changes your connection to the food,” she says. “We all cooked for each other and quite literally fed each other – we had a day we were not allowed to feed ourselves – and this sparked discussions around food security and our relationship to food.”

Ms. Franko is quick to point out, however, the challenges are not just physical – they are also mental and emotional.

“There was a lot of theorizing in this class and I sometimes found it difficult to engage in the heavy hitting phrases like decolonization or re-indigenization,” she explains. “These are not easy terms to work through without the proper context, readings, and guidance. We had a lot of difficult conversations trying to figure out where, as settlers, we fit into the discourse.”

Max Lindley Peart (Sc’19, Artsci’19) similarly found the mix of theoretical and practical knowledge useful and challenging. After hearing about the course from upper year students, he had been hoping to enroll – and it didn’t disappoint.

“This course didn’t only privilege learning from a very intellectual perspective – it also gave lessons which were very emotional,” he says. “This came to a point for me when, on our last night on the land, we held a campfire and brought out music, stories, and jokes as a community. It really reinforced for me how we became a community – when we got back to Kingston, none of us wanted to say goodbye.”

“Throughout the whole field study, my heart felt full because I was doing this with a community of friends I could be open and honest with,” he adds. “There is no better learning environment, and it’s the kind of environment I will strive to create wherever I go after this.”

DEVS 480 is only offered every second year. The course is open to all students but mainly attracts students from the Faculty of Arts and Science, and a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners. To learn more about Global Development Studies course offerings, visit the Department’s website.

Nominations sought for Special Recognition for Staff Award

Do you know a staff member or team that goes above and beyond to make Queen’s University a great place to work and study?

Nominations for the 2018 Special Recognition for Staff Award are now being accepted. The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, Oct. 15.

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.)

The 2017 recipients were: Barbra Lalonde Brousseau (Global Development Studies); Wendy Cumpson (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences); Fiona Froats (School of Policy Studies); Selina Idlas (Centre for Teaching and Learning); Pamela Livingston (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences); Joan Sharpe and Emily Smith (Surveillance Studies Centre, Sociology); Colette Steer (School of Graduate Studies); and Sandra Turcotte (School of Rehabilitation Therapy).

Information and nomination forms are available on the Queen’s Human Resources website.

Queen’s Alumni Review 2018 Issue 3 now available

[Queen's Alumni Review Mona Rahman Andrea Gunn]
Queen's Alumni Review editor Andrea Gunn sits down with guest editor Mona Rahman. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

The newest edition of Queen’s Alumni Review is now available on campus newsstands, online, and through the QAR mobile app! This edition is all about…us! More specifically, it is about the diverse groups of people who make up the Queen’s University community, and efforts to foster a climate of inclusion.

Pick up a copy to read:

  • perspectives on diversity from students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • the latest campus news, including the work of Artist-in-Residence Tau Lewis
  • an editorial from guest editor Dr. Mona Rahman
  • updates from alumni around the world

To read the online edition, visit www.queensu.ca/alumnireview or download the mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

Gaels QB runs into the record books

Gaels quarterback Nate Hobbs
Gaels quarterback Nate Hobbs looks to pass the ball during Saturday's OUA football game against the Toronto Varsity Blues at Richardson Stadium. (Photo by Jason Scourse)

The Queen’s Gaels football team picked up its first home victory of the year with a 43-7 win over the Toronto Varsity Blues.

The Gaels put on a show for the 1,755 fans that were on hand to celebrate Kids Day at Richardson Stadium.

The Gaels took the opening kickoff of the game to the house as first-year Nathan Langley ran for a 110-yard return touchdown.

After a quiet first quarter, the Gaels exploded in the second putting three touchdowns on the board.

Quarterback Nate Hobbs scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and then found Matteo Del Brocco for a 27-yard strike through the air. The catch was Del Brocco's second receiving touchdown and Hobbs' fourth passing touchdown of the season.

The Gaels went into the half with a commanding 28-0 lead.

Hobbs' lone mistake of the afternoon came in the third quarter. As he lobbed a deep pass down field, Toronto's Caleb Zigby came up with the interception and returned it 62 yards for the touchdown.

With the Gaels up 38-7, Jake Puskas put the final nail in the coffin with a 9-yard touchdown scamper.  It was Puskas' strongest performance of the season as he picked up 85 yards on six carries.

With his pair of rushing touchdowns, Hobbs became Queen's all-time leader in career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 11, surpassing Cal Connor (10) in the school's record books.

He also has the top spot in Queen's all-time rushing yards by a quarterback with 751 yards.


The Queen’s Gaels women’s soccer team (3-1-0) displayed their offensive potential in a 7-2 win over the Trent Excalibur on Sunday.

The Gaels offence found a rhythm that carried them to the five-goal victory.

The first half was dominated by Alexandra Doane who netted three goals within the opening 45 minutes.

After the Gaels allowed an goal in the 53rd minute, they responded with four unanswered goals of their own.

Jenny Wolever found the net for her fourth goal of the season. She was joined by Chloe Cabral and Chloe Korol-Filbey each recorded their first goals of the early campaign and Christie Gray who scored her second of the season.

On Friday night, the Gaels suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of the UOIT Ridgebacks (2-3-0) 2-0 in Oshawa.


The offence was clicking as the Queen’s Gaels men’s soccer team (3-0-0) came away with a 6-2 win over the Trent Excalibur in Peterborough on Sunday.

Things did not start off well for the Gaels as the Excalibur struck for a pair of quick goals in the 16th and 26th minutes. However, just a few minutes later the Gaels began their comeback.

Brevin MacKay found the net for his second goal of the season. In the 41st minute Michael Chang tied the game 2-2. After earning a freekick, Chang curled his shot around the wall and into the net for the game-tying goal.

The Gaels dominated the second half. They put up four unanswered goals including the first OUA goals for Zachary Toupin and Charlie Purcell.

MacKay and Chang also found the back of the net in the second half for their second goals of the game.


The Queen’s Gaels men's rugby team (2-0) continued their impressive start to the season with a 55-22 victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks on home turf.

There was a slow start to the game, as both teams couldn't capitalize for the opening 20 minutes. However, the Gaels were the first team to open the scoring with a 3-0 lead after a place kick and Laurier struck back for the first try of the afternoon and a 7-3 lead.

After a late try for the Gaels, the teams headed into a halftime after a low-scoring half with Queen's ahead 10-7.

The start of the second half was a back and forth affair. Both teams traded scores before the Golden Hawks built momentum to take a 19-17 edge.

But a highlight play from reigning OUA Peak Performer of the Week, Dylan Young, gave the Gaels the lead and they would never look back.

The Gaels were untouchable within the final 30 minutes of play and scored 33 unanswered points.


A strong second-half surge had the No. 7 Guelph Gryphons (1-0) on their heels but it wasn't enough for the No. 4 Queen's Gaels (1-1) as they fell to Guelph 39-34 at Nixon Field on Saturday.

The Gryphons and Gaels traded early tries in the opening seven minutes as April Wright touched down for the Gryphons and Nadia Popov finished off a 15-metre run for the Gaels.

From there, Guelph controlled the pace of the opening half and scored 24 straight points to lead 29-5 at the half.

The second half was the Rachel Hickson show as the second-year wing struck four times including a once on a 50-metre run. The Gryphons were able to keep enough of a lead into the dying minutes up 12. A late try and conversion from Sophie de Goede of Queen's were not enough as the Gryphons held on for the 39-34 win.

Talking consent and sexual violence

Expert Farrah Khan speaks with first-year students as they join the Queen’s community.

Expert Farrah Khan speaks with first-year students as they join the Queen’s community.
Farrah Khan made a pair of presentations regarding consent and sexual violence to all first-year students shortly after they arrived at Queen’s University on Sunday, Sept. 2. (University Communiactions)

At Queen's University the conversation regarding consent and sexual violence continues.

On Sunday, Farrah Khan, one of Canada’s leading consent experts on the topics spoke to the 4,500 first-year students, a day after they arrived at the university.

The presentations, held in the main gym of the Athletics and Recreation Centre, have become an integral part of Orientation Week and are aligned with the university’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response framework. In the talks, incoming students learn about healthy relationships, consent and sexual violence, both on campus and off, and participate in discussions about these issues, ways they can intervene in situations that could lead to sexual violence, and how they can support peers who disclose their experiences.

With the students taking their first steps in a new stage in their lives, it’s a perfect opportunity to have these discussions, Khan points out.

“I think for me it’s such a huge honour to be able to be part of this conversation and the fact that Queen’s puts so much emphasis on it and ensures that every student has to be here is a really good statement on Queen’s commitment to ending sexual violence,” she says. “(The presentation) sets the tone for how we treat each other as a community. This is a community that cares about each other. This is a community that will step in when you see something going down, and we will support each other when that happens. We will also call in our friends when something they’re doing is not okay, and not doing it could lead to more and more problems.”

This was the second year that Khan has spoken during orientation at Queen’s and she learned a lot from her first experience at the university. She says that a number of students contacted her afterward to let her know that her presentation had an impact and that they appreciated the opportunity to speak openly with someone on what can be difficult topics.

“I think there are opportunities for this (kind of talk). It opens up conversation, and that’s my hope,” she says. “I don’t think it’s about shame, blame, or fear. It’s about cultivating that hope.”

It has been an exciting year for Khan as she was invited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be a member of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for the G7 for the meetings hosted in Ottawa. The council includes a number of Nobel laureates such as Malala Yousafzai.

Visit the university’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response website for more information. Learn more about the bystander intervention training that is available to all students throughout the year.

More information about Farrah Khan is available on her website.                               

For The Record: Sept. 6, 2018

For the Record provides postings of appointment, committee, grant, award, 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. 20. The deadline for submitting information is Tuesday, Sept. 18. For the Record is published bi-weekly throughout the academic year and monthly during the summer.

Submit For the Record information for posting to Gazette Editor Andrew Carroll.


Successful applications for Renewal/Tenure/Promotion 2018

Brant Abbott, Department of Economics
Rene Allard, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Yuka Asai, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
David Barber, Department of Family Medicine
Davide Bardana, Department of Surgery
Robert Bechara, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Karine Bertrand, Department of Film and Media
Jason Beyea, Department of Otolaryngology
Sita Bhella, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology
Bronwyn Bjorkman, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lysa Boisse Lomax, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology
Erin Brennan, Department of Emergency Medicine
Julia Brook, Dan School of Drama and Music
Pilar Camargo Plazas, School of Nursing
Sally Brooke Cameron, Department of English
Francesco Cellarosi, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Robert Colautti, Department of Biology
Theresa Claire Davies, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Vincent DePaul, School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Joanna Dion, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Catherine Donnelly, School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Qingling Duan, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and School of Computing
Scott Duggan, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Christopher Evans, Department of Emergency Medicine
Matthew Faris, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Leslie Flynn, Department of Psychiatry
Imelda Galvin, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Margaret Gemmill, Department of Family Medicine
Nader Ghasemlou, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
John Gonder, Department of Ophthalmology
David Good, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Karen Hall Barber, Department of Family Medicine
Kyle Hanniman, Department of Political Studies
Kelly Howse, Department of Family Medicine
Katherine Kovacs, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Tabitha Kung, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Joshua Lakoff, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Clementine Janet Pui Man Lui, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology
Elinor MacDonald, Department of Paediatrics
Stephen Mann, Department of Surgery
Alina Marin, Department of Psychiatry
Kristen Marosi, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Ryan Martin, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
Michael McDonnell, Department of Emergency Medicine
Michael McMullen, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Shaila Merchant, Department of Surgery
Anne Moffatt, Department of Paediatrics
Norma Möllers, Department of Sociology
Joseph Newbigging, Department of Emergency Medicine
Michael O’Reilly, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Raveen Pal, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Sunil Patel, Department of Surgery
Eric Prost, Department of Psychiatry
David Reed, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Michael Reyes, Department of French Studies
Avena Ross, Department of Chemistry
David Saleh, Department of Paediatrics
Michael Sartor, Smith School of Business
Ian Sempowski, Department of Family Medicine
Stephanie Sibley, Department of Emergency Medicine 
Matthew Simpson, Department of Family Medicine
Stephen Steele, Department of Urology
Yi Ning Strube, Department of Ophthalmology
Adam Szulewski, Department of Emergency Medicine
Robert Tanzola, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Julie Tessier, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Don Thiwanka Wijeratne, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Jennifer Tomasone, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Richard van Wylick, Department of Paediatrics
Maria Velez, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Francisco Vera-Badillo, Department of Oncology
J. Frederick Watkins, Department of Surgery
Jacob Weinrib, Faculty of Law
Laura Wells, Department of Chemical Engineering

Reappointment and Promotion to Associate Professor
Gordon Boyd, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology and Critical Care Medicine
Douglas Cook, Department of Surgery
Benedict Glover, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Mark Harrison, Department of Surgery
Dawa Samdup, Department of Paediatrics
Khaled Shamseddin, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Benjamin Thomson, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Jagdeep Walia, Department of Paediatrics
Alex Wright, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy

Renewal and Promotion to Assistant Librarian
Francine Berish, Queen’s University Library

Susan Bartels, Department of Emergency Medicine
Ryan Bicknell, Department of Surgery
Renee Fitzpatrick, Department of Psychiatry
Sulaiman Nanji, Department of Surgery

Promotion to Associate Professor
Amy Acker, Department of Paediatrics
Susan Brogly, Department of Surgery
Thomas Davidson, Dan School of Drama and Music
Jocelyn Garland, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Andrew Hall, Department of Emergency Medicine
Nazik Hammad, Department of Oncology
Annette Hay, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology
Bruce Kelly, Dan School of Drama and Music
Wenjue Knutsen, School of Policy Studies
Michael Leveridge, Department of Urology
Matt Rogalsky, Dan School of Drama and Music
Nancy Salay, Department of Philosophy
Randy Wax, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Khaled Zaza, Department of Oncology

Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure
Amanda Cooper, Faculty of Education
Evan Dudley, Smith School of Business
Luc Martin, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Richard Reeve, Faculty of Education
Trish Salah, Department of Gender Studies
Norman Vorano, Department of Art History & Art Conservation and Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Promotion to Professor
Johanne Bénard, Department of French Studies
Laura Cameron, Department of Geography and Planning
Christopher Cotton, Department of Economics
Lindsay Davidson, Department of Surgery
Thomas Dean, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Philippe Di Stefano, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
Alois Freundorfer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stephen Harrison, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Valerie Kuhlmeier, Department of Psychology
Joshua Mozersky, Department of Philosophy
Karen Smith, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dean Tripp, Department of Psychology
David Zechel, Department of Chemistry

Sue Fostaty Young appointed director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) has announced that Sue Fostaty Young has been appointed as director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), effective Sept. 1, 2018. 

In her role, Dr. Fostaty Young will be responsible for reinvigorating the CTL as a strategic, collaborative and scholarly unit that acts as a catalyst for transforming the student learning experience at Queen’s. Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), she will realign the CTL’s mandate and practices with core institutional priorities and high impact teaching and learning initiatives related to curriculum and assessment, diversity and indigeneity, and active learning spaces.

Over the past year, Dr. Fostaty Young has served as interim director of the CTL.

Dr. Fostaty Young holds degrees from McGill University and Queen’s University.  Prior to her appointment as Interim Director of the CTL, Dr. Fostaty Young was the CTL’s programs manager and educational developer. Prior to joining the CTL in 2012, she served as the assessment and evaluation consultant for Undergraduate Medicine and as an educational research associate in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. She is co-author of Assessment and Learning: The ICE Approach, which outlines a comprehensive yet accessible conception of learning and assessment that is popular with both teachers and students and has recently gained international prominence with the publication of a Japanese edition.

As an Educational Developer, Dr. Fostaty Young has contributed significantly to the areas of assessment, curriculum, and early career training for new faculty and TAs as they develop their knowledge and skills as educators. Her breadth of knowledge, experience and leadership will serve Queen’s well as the university continues to transform the student learning experience across all programs.     


Job Title: Financial Clerk
Department: Family Medicine
Competition: J0518-1398
Successful Candidate: Katy Asselstine (Strategic Procurement Services)

Job Title: Financial Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre
Competition: J0618-0874
Successful Candidate: Katelyn Creasy (Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre)

Job Title: Department Coordinator and Assistant to the Head (USW Local 2010)
Department: Psychology
Competition: J0718-0419
Successful Candidate: Noreen Haun (Philosophy)

Job Title: Intercultural Academic Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Student Accademic Success Services & Queens University International Centre
Competition: J0518-0209
Successful Candidate: Agnieszka Herra

Job Title: Maintenance Worker (Community Housing) (USW Local 2010)
Department: Department of Community Housing (Housing & Ancillary Services)
Competition: J0518-0401
Successful Candidate: Kevan Williams

Job Title: Maintenance Worker (Community Housing) (USW Local 2010)
Department: Department of Community Housing (Housing & Ancillary Services)
Competition: J0518-1082
Successful Candidate: John Crowe

Job Title: Human Resources Administrator
Department: Smith School of Business, Human Resources
Competition: J0718-1096
Successful Candidate: Josh Graham (Human Resources)

Job Title: Associate Director, MMIE
Department: Smith School of Business, MMIE
Competition: J0518-0313
Successful Candidate: Sonia Montoni

Job Title: Desk Services Representative
Department: Department of Residences (Housing & Ancillary Services)
Competition: J0618-1073
Successful Candidate: Heidi Domen (Family Medicine)

Job Title: Receptionist
Department: GSK Clinical Education Centre
Competition: J0318-0350
Successful Candidate: Jake Garofalo

Job Title: Health Education Research Associate
Department: Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship, Faculty of Health Sciences
Competition: J0518-0485
Successful Candidate: Jessica Baumhour

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Department: Office of Partnership and Innovation
Competition: J0418-0712
Successful Candidate: Peter Hill

Job Title: Program Officer
Department: Physics (Canadien Particle Astrophysics Research Centre - CPARC)
Competition: J0118-0936
Successful Candidate: Meghan Brien

Job Title: Director of Financial Services
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Competition: J0518-0139
Successful Candidate: Dale Best

Job Title: Recruitment Coordinator
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
Competition: J0218-0182
Successful Candidate: Erica Holgate

Job Title: Aboriginal Community Engagement Coordinator
Department: Department of Outreach and Aboriginal Access to Engineering
Competition: J0718-0959
Successful Candidate: Jessica Pemberton

Job Title: Project Coordinator
Department: School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Competition: J0618-0669
Successful Candidate: WITHDRAWN

Job Title: Administrative Coordinator - Dean's Office
Department: Faculty of Arts and Science
Competition: J0718-0992
Successful Candidate: Danielle Gugler

Job Title: Lab Coordinator, Adolescent Dynamics Lab (ADL)
Department: Psychology
Competition: J0618-0327
Successful Candidate: Melanie Simourd

Job Title: Ethics and Office Assistant
Department: University Research Services
Competition: J0718-0047
Successful Candidate: Kayla Kooistra (PostGraduate Medical Education)

Job Title: Human Resources and Staffing Officer
Department: Faculty of Law
Competition: J0618-0518
Successful Candidate: Miranda Gavidia (Human Resources)

Job Title: Customer Service Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Department of Athletics and Recreation
Competition: J0518-0148
Successful Candidate: Hillary Froom

Job Title: Collections Assistant
Department: Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Competition: J0618-1007
Successful Candidate: Leah Cox

Job Title: Research Associate
Department: Civil Engineering
Competition: J0418-0416
Successful Candidate: Nathan Mullins

Job Title: Program Quality Leader, Investigational New Drug (IND)
Department: Canadian Cancer Trials Group
Competition: J0618-1150
Successful Candidate: Pamela Brown (Canadian Cancer Trials Group)

Job Title: Research Coordinator - NSERC CREATE (LEADERS) Program
Department: Beaty Water Research Centre (BWRC)
Competition: J0718-0537
Successful Candidate: Sophie Felleiter

Job Title: Administrative and Financial Assistant (USW Local 2010)
Department: Office of the Associate Vice-Prinicpal (International)
Competition: J0718-0153
Successful Candidate: Josephina Smyth (Office of Advancement, Annual Giving)

Job Title: Multimedia Support Analyst (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Competition: J0618-1086
Successful Candidate: Kayleigh Johnston

Job Title: Occupational Therapist (USW Local 2010)
Department: Department of Student Wellness Services
Competition: J0518-0529
Successful Candidate: Tessa Grant (Department of Student Wellness Services)

Job Title: Indigenous Events & Program Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
Competition: J0418-0761
Successful Candidate: Adamina Partridge

Job Title: Laboratory Assistant (CUPE, Local 254)
Department: Clinical Simulation Centre, School of Medicine
Competition: J0718-0582
Successful Candidate: Jennifer Pattingale

Job Title: Research & Learning Coordinator
Department: International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation
Competition: J0718-0923
Successful Candidate: Nomusa Mngoma

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Department: Department of Financial Services
Competition: J0618-0973
Successful Candidate: Erin Meulenaar

Input sought on future of the Faculty of Law, search for next dean

[Bill Flanagan, Dean, Faculty of Law]
Bill Flanagan, Dean, Faculty of Law

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Tom Harris announced today that Bill Flanagan’s term as dean of the Faculty of Law will end on June 30, 2019, and that Professor Flanagan has indicated that he does not wish to be considered for another term.

Provost Harris will chair a committee to advise Principal Daniel Woolf on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Law, and on the selection of the next dean. 

“I encourage all members of the Queen’s community to provide input regarding the Faculty of Law, and to suggest individuals to serve on the advisory committee,” says Provost Harris.

Please send all submissions and advisory committee suggestions to the Office of the Provost, via email, to provost@queensu.ca, by Thursday, Sept. 20. Respondents are asked to indicate whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.  

Welcome to Queen’s, Class of 2022

  • Nursing students
    First-year students and orientation leaders from the School of Nursing show off their dance moves during the Thundermugz event. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Orientation leaders
    A pair of orientation leaders from the Faculty of Arts and Science spray some shaving cream during the Frosh Olympics on Tuesday. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Frosh Olympics
    First-year Arts and Science students stand on the podium after taking part in the Frosh Olympics on Tuesday. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Engineering students
    First-year students and orientation leaders from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science celebrate during the Thundermugz event. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Con-Ed Students
    Concurrent Education students were introduced to Duncan McArthur Hall through the Academics on West Campus event. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
  • Graduate student welcome event and resource fair
    A welcome event and resource fair for newly-arrived graduate students was held Tuesday, Sept. 4 in the main gym of the Athletics and Recreation Centre. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

It’s that time of year again.

The leaves will be starting to change, the temperature  will soon start to dip, families have squeezed the last few moments out of summer, and a new academic year begins.

This fall, the Queen’s community is welcoming 4,579 new undergraduate students who represent every Canadian province, two territories, 27 U.S. states, and 43 different nationalities.

The university is also welcoming 1,559 graduate students from 42 countries.

“We are excited to mark the start of another busy academic year,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. “We are pleased to welcome students joining the Queen’s community this fall as well as all returning students, faculty, and staff back to campus.”

Fifty-nine per cent of the undergraduate first-year class identifies as female. Just over four per cent have indicated they are the first in their family to attend a post-secondary institution, while 1.5 per cent have said they possess Indigenous heritage. The class’ entry average is 89.3 per cent.

The first-year undergraduate class includes 138 students who are spending their academic year at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC). This group of students, enrolled in Faculty of Arts and Science and Education programs, has the unique experience of learning and living at the 600-year-old Herstmonceux Castle, Queen’s campus in Sussex, England.

This year marks a special one for the BISC, as the centre marks 25 years as an educational destination.

Classes start a bit earlier this year for everyone due to the revamped orientation schedule and the introduction of a fall-term break. The class of 2022 will be taking in their first lectures on Thursday, Sept. 6.


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