Principal and Vice-Chancellor

[Principal and Vice Chancellor]
[Principal and Vice Chancellor]

Operational Priorities Working Groups 

To assist with developing an operational plan to implement the new Queen’s strategy, the Principal has six working groups, each championed by a Faculty member and comprised of additional faculty, staff and students. Each working group is tasked with developing two or three operational priorities aligned with each of the six strategic goals set out in the strategy. Over June and July 2021, these groups will work together and consult with the Queen’s community to determine the most pressing operational needs and how they might be achieved to help Queen’s fulfill its vision and mission while being true to its values.

The working groups will deliver their operational priorities to a steering committee comprised of the working group chairs, all faculty deans and senior leadership team members at the beginning of August. The steering committee, chaired by the Principal, will then use these operational priorities to develop an operational plan.

Each working group consists of a Faculty Chair, Senate representative, student representative, staff representative and four to six additional members representing current faculty, staff and students with established expertise and experience in the strategic area. These groups have been designed to represent the Queen’s community and public consultation is part of the working group mandate so that all members of the community that wish to participate in this process can do so.

Working groups will come together for at least three structured meetings to develop their own operational priorities, with public feedback sought specifically but not limited to the time between the second and third meetings when draft operational priorities will be posted to ensure the community has opportunity to comment on the priorities before they are finalized and submitted to the steering committee in early August.

Learn more about the groups' mandate and structure here.

Provide your feedback

Members of the Queen's community are invited to provide their thoughts and feedback on the operational priorities that will be shared with the respective working group chair(s). Please use this form to provide your input

The Working Groups

Research Impact
Increasing the intensity and volume of exemplary, ground-breaking and interdisciplinary research, whether fundamental, applied, or driven through community partnership.
Members: Cathy Crudden, Elizabeth Eisenhauer, Joshua Karton, Praveen Jain, Melissa Lafrenière, Lindsay Morcom, Karen Samis, Rohit Shukla
Administrative Support: Anne Martineau, Pourousha Mashhadi Hashem Marandi
Student Learning
Advancing highly effective pedagogies, leveraging new technologies, and reconceiving educational programs of all levels and types so as better to prepare students to have impact in their chosen careers and throughout their lives.
Members: Nathan Brinklow, Sue Fostaty-Young, Christian Lloyd, Colleen Renihan, Richard Ascough, Melanie Howard, Tony Sanfilippo, Justine Aman, Ryan Sieg
Administrative Support: Anne Martineau, Camila Mercado Martinez
Notes from Meeting #1 - June 16, 2021
Research & Teaching Interdependence
Enhancing the interdependence of research and teaching, with emphasis on greater integration of research in the undergraduate experience, an increase in the ratio of graduate to undergraduate students, and a program to attract, support, and more effectively integrate postdoctoral fellows.
Chair: Ram Murty
Members: Petra Fachinger, Klodiana Kolomitro, Josh Marshall, Lynn Purda, Vicki Remenda, Marta Straznicky, Awet Weldemichael, Courtney Bannerman, Zaid Kasim
Administrative Support: Anne Martineau, Robert O'Connor
Global Engagement
Strengthening Queen’s presence globally: developing and implementing a comprehensive, equity-focused and integrated program of global engagement that includes active, strategic partnerships, enhanced student and faculty mobility, and teaching and learning reform oriented toward a pluralistic and culturally relevant global environment.
Members: Mofi Badmos, David Detomasi, Sultan AlMajil, Christopher Booth, Amitava Chowdhury, Chris Coupland, Il Yong Kim, Beth Richan, Stefanie von Hlatky, Anika Chowdhury, Porpong (Paul) Boonmak
Administrative Support: Rosie Lalande, Dennis Liao
Queen's in the Community
Embedding Queen’s in the community: building deliberate, strategic, respectful and mutually beneficial engagement with communities outside the University, including Kingston, the region, other organizations and institutions, and national and global networks that share our goals.
Members: Ajay Agarwal, Jonathan Rose, Kandice Baptiste, Peter Chin, Emelie Chhangur, Jeff Downie, Susan Bartels, Jean-Baptiste Litrico, Laura Murray, Eva Purkey, Karla McGrath, Anthony Lomax, Jacob Marinelli
Adminstrative Support: Rosie Lalande, Solyana Gedlu
Organizational Culture
Ensuring that in the workplace we live our values, and that our human resources, organizational structure, processes and culture are properly aligned to fulfil our mission.
Members: Wendy Craig, Jessica Della Latta, Deanna Fialho, Leigh Kalin, Sam McKegney, Kate Minor, Jordan Morelli, Christine Sypnowich, Anna Taylor, Paul Treitz, Heidi Penning, Jennifer Li, Samara Lijiam
Administrative Support: Rosie Lalande, Amaiya Walters