Principal's Development Fund



This Program aims to enrich the international dimensions of the university, both within our classrooms and within our research environment, by providing subsidies for international travel of scholars to Queen's and scholars and staff from Queen's.

 For inquiries, contact Tasha Drexler.


Recently Supported Initiatives

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences  

Dr. Amin Soltani, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability, and a member of the Future Regions Research Center at Federation University, Australia. 

Faculty of Education  

Dr. Jan Hare is a leader in Indigenous education and is recognized internationally for her research and advocacy. Her visit to the Faculty brought her years of experience and innovative perspective to teacher candidates, graduate students, and faculty researchers, collaboratively sharing learning as educators of pre-service teachers, and supporting her ongoing collaborations with faculty members. 

Faculty of Health Sciences  

QHS Dean’s office and EDI office 

Jeffrey Kiyoshk Ross, Bachelor of Education (Lakehead University), Honors Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies and English Literature, Dual Concentration, (Laurentian University).


John (JC) Cowden, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics Health Equity Integration Project Leader. Dr. Cowden is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a general academic pediatrician at Children's Mercy Kansas City, where he formerly served as Medical Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity and now serves as Health Equity Integration Project Leader.

Critical Care Medicine

Gloria Vazquez-Grande, MD, FRCPC, PhD Medical Microbiology. Dr. Vazquez-Grande is a lecturer at the University of Manitoba, Critical Care Attending Physician, Organ Donation Specialist WRHA/Shared Health. Dr. Vazque-Grande is an incredibly successful researcher and has made a substantial impact during her first few years in practice.

Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Dr. Teresa Przytzcka PhD's is the Computational and Systems Biology Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Przytycka's research explores the dynamical properties of biological systems including spatial, temporal and contextual variations and explores how such variations impact gene expression, the functioning of biological pathways, and the phenotype of the organism.

School of Nursing, Queen's Collaboration for Health Care Quality: A JBI Centre of Excellence 

Zackery Munn, PhD, University of Adelaide. Dr. Munn is the Director of the Evidence-based Healthcare Research Division of JBI (Joanna Briggs Institute), Director of the JBI Adelaide GRADE Centre, Chair of the Guidelines International Network and an NHMRC Investigator. 

School of Rehabilitation Therapy

Orit Nuttman-Shwartz, Ph.D, MSW, GA Interim Dean at the School of Social Work, Sapir College, Israel. Prof. Nuttman-Shwartz is an Israeli trauma and resilience expert who has been researching and working with those who experience ongoing exposure to traumatic events.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Dr. Elizabeth Frates, B.A, M.D Assistant Professor, Harvard University. Elizabeth (Beth) Pegg Frates, MD is a pioneer in Lifestyle Medicine education, an award-winning teacher at Harvard, and currently works with patients to help them adopt and sustain healthy habits.

Smith School of Business 

Sumit Kunnumkal, associate professor at Indian Business School. Dr. Kunnumkal is currently collaborating with Smith faculty and Ph.D. students on the following two projects: 

  • Project A: Estimating consumer demand using bundle sales data, jointly with Xianfeng Meng (PhD), Guang Li, Anton Ovchinnikov, and Murray Lei. 
  • Project B: Near-optimal inventory planning in a newsvendor network with myopic order fulfillment, jointly with Guang Li and Murray Lei.