Office of the Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration)


Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration)

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Inclusivity Spotlight

Donna Janiec
Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration)
Queen's University

In a portfolio as diverse as ours – and at a university that is committed to increasing its diversity across the campus – it can sometimes be difficult to develop a working understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion. These umbrella terms are interpreted differently by each person, their definitions informed by past experiences, degrees of awareness, and potential ways and contexts in which they may be applied.

I invite you to join our Stewarding Inclusivity Across the VPFA Portfolio brown-bag lunch and learn series as we celebrate diversity and examine inequities together. This series will encompass a range of topics and speakers, with perspectives from the Queen’s and Kingston communities, and beyond. I welcome your suggestions for future topics, and look forward to learning together.

2019-2020 Inclusivity Series

  • May 2019 Bridging the generational gap
  • June 2019 Land acknowledgements
  • September 2019 Deaf culture and etiquette
  • October 2019 Mitchell Hall accessibility tour
  • December 2019 Multifaith / Inclusive Celebrations
  • January 2020 Mental health – Disrupting Mental Illness Related Stigma
  • February 2020 Creating a Gender-Friendly Organizational Climate
  • March 2020 Revitalization of Indigenous Languages
  • April 2020 Social Purpose & Inclusion - Glimpses from the work of Queen's Students
  • May 2020 Caring for high-needs family members
  • June 2020 Cap-off event


The VPFA strives to ensure diverse and equitable participation in its initiatives. We welcome input from all interested members of the Queen’s community, and particularly women, people with disabilities, Indigenous community members, racialized community members, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. For more information, please contact us