In Fall 2018, a Clean Air Steering Committee was formed to explore the policies, procedures and supports required to support the transition to a smoke-free campus. Following are the committee's Terms of Reference and membership composition.
Risk and Safety Services, at the direction of the Office of the Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) and the Office of the Principal, has established a Clean Air Steering Committee to explore what is needed to make Queen’s campus smoke-free, focusing on all products that would be consumed by inhalation, and to develop the policies, procedures and the employee and student supports that will be required.
- To ensure Queen’s University adheres to all relevant local, provincial and federal regulations pertaining to the use of smoking products.
- To make recommendations on strategies that reduce exposure to second-hand smoke, informed by research studies related to smoking reduction.
- To summarize and recommend best practices to Queen’s administration regarding clean air strategies employed by other universities, especially North American institutions.
- To consult with the broader campus community to better understand the effects of smoking on campus.
- To ensure adequate access to education and smoking cessation supports and resources that aid users to reduce/stop/avoid the consumption of smoking products.
- Conduct an inventory of existing support services (Employee and Family Assistance Program, Kingston community resources, student wellness resources, etc.) and make recommendations to Queen’s administration regarding additional supports required.
- Identify and communicate available addiction and mental health support resources for individuals impacted by a smoke-free policy.
- To identify any appropriate exemptions or allowances needed in respecting medical or cultural considerations.
- To develop policies and procedures that address the above items.
- Recommend a timeline for implementation.
- Develop a communications plan, in collaboration with University Relations and other partner departments, to comprehensively inform the Queen’s community using supportive and compassionate language, of the implications of becoming a smoke-free campus
Steering Committee Membership
Chair: Kim Murphy, Executive Director, Risk and Safety Services
|B. Blackett||Health Promotion Coordinator, Student Wellness Services|
|J. D'Aurizio||Student Peer Health Educator|
|E. Eisenhauer||OC MD FRCPC FRSC
|M. Erdman||Acting Director, Media Relations and Issues|
|J. Hill||Associate Vice-Principal, Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation|
|D. Langham||Director, Department of Environmental Health & Safety|
|V. Linton||Public Health Promoter
Substance Use, Mental Health, and Injury Prevention Team KFL&A Public Health
|M. Martinez||AMS President|
|J. McNaughton||Senior Labour Relations Advisor, Faculty Relations|
|T. Morrison||SGPS President|
|H. Shields||Director of Employee and Labour Relations|
|L. Winger||Assistant Dean, Student Affairs|