Ann Tierney

Vice-Provost & Dean of Student Affairs

Ann TierneyAnn graduated from Queen’s Law in 1989. After practising in Toronto and Kingston, she worked at the Faculty of Law from 1997 to 2003 and completed a Masters of Public Administration. She has held positions as Dean of Students and Associate Vice-President, Student and Academic Support Services at Carleton University and as Vice Provost (Students) at the University of Calgary before returning to Queen’s to lead Student Affairs in 2011.
Ann has been involved in a number of Queen’s programs and initiatives to promote student engagement, wellness, and success. She is currently Co-Chair of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Task Force and the Advisory Committee on Academic Accommodations.
In addition to many student service initiatives and spaces that Ann and her team (PDF, 196 KB) have established and continue to expand, she has championed pathways, admission awards, and transition supports for incoming students that emphasize Queen’s Commitments to Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, and Accessibility. Most recently, Ann led the development and implementation of the Access Awards program to enable students with the highest financial need to accept their offer of admission, the Commitment Scholars Award that celebrates and recognizes equity leadership, and the Promise Scholars Program, designed to reduce financial barriers and increase access to Queen's for local, first-generation students.
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