Community Engagement

Queen's in the Community

Through responsible and meaningful community engagement we can tackle the world’s most urgent challenges. No one person -- and no one institution -- can do it alone. By bringing together students, faculty, staff, and community we aim to co-produce knowledge that addresses and responds to real-world community-identified problems. The goal of community-engaged work is to strengthen mutually beneficial learning experiences, research, partnerships and collaborations with communities. Positive change is possible when led by collaborative relationships between the university and the community. 

The Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor has appointed Dr. Wendy Craig, Department of Psychology, as Special Advisor to the Principal on Community Engagement in an effort to highlight and enhance community engagement opportunities at Queen’s.

Queen’s Strategy speaks to a broad definition of community engagement that embeds partnerships and collaborations with communities into the academic mission. Community engagement entails everything from community-based learning to community service work, outreach, and training. Dr. Craig will work to bring all these facets of community engagement together in part through a community engagement council, that will be developed following the completion of a consultation process.  

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Principal’s Advisory Council on Community Engagement

Terms of Reference (pending)

Name Position / Faculty
Amanda Cooper Faculty of Education Associate Dean 
Wendy Craig Special Advisor to the Principal on Community Engagement
Brian Franks Smith Engineering
Mitchell Gudgeon Director, Partnerships and Special Projects, Experiential Learning, Smith School of Business
Cathy Keates Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Marianne Kontopoulou Associate Dean, Academic
Heather Merla School of Graduate Studies Special Initiatives
Karla McGrath Faculty of Law
James McLellan  Academic Director, DDQIC
Bill Nelson Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning Arts and Science
Anna Taylor Bader College
Joanna Tinus Program and Community Manager, DDQIC
Eric Tremblay Director, Teaching and Learning, Smith Engineering
Michelle Searle Faculty of Education
Gavan Watson VP Teaching and Learning

About Dr. Wendy Craig

woman speaking at a podium and a second woman sitting at the table next to her. Dr. Craig is Professor of Psychology at Queen's University, Canada. Prof. Craig's research program focuses on bullying, victimization, healthy relationships, and knowledge mobilization – moving research into practise and practise into research. As the co-founder of PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), she has transformed the science of bullying into evidence-based practice, intervention, and policy. She co-leads the Health Behaviour Survey for School-Aged Children Canadian Team, a survey in 50 countries. She is the Co- Director of BRNet, a network that promotes international collaboration among bullying researchers. She has won numerous awards such as Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Community Service, Social Sciences and Humanities Partnership Award, and Order of Canada. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. More information on knowledge mobilization work can be found at