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Oct 22 07 Gazette


									                                          Queen’s University newspaper of record since 1969                                        October 22, 2007                               Vol. XXXVIII No. 15

                                   QU EEN ’S GAZETTE
                                                     The ABCs of                                                                             A degree
                                                     child development P8                                                                    of honour P11

                                                      THE GREENING OF ABERDEEN                                                                                       Comments
                                                                                                                                                                     unfair: V-P
                                                                                                                                                                     By ANNE KERSHAW
                                                                                                                                                                     Vice-Principal (Academic) Patrick
                                                                                                                                                                     Deane forcefully condemned at last
                                                                                                                                                                     week’s Senate meeting the sweep-
                                                                                                                                                                     ing statements about students
                                                                                                                                                                     made recently by some community
                                                                                                                                                                         “I am appalled at the indiscrim-
                                                                                                                                                                     inate maligning of the whole stu-
                                                                                                                                                                     dent body: it’s indefensible.”
                                                                                                                                                                         He was referring in part to the
                                                                                                                                                                     harsh remarks by some city coun-
                                                                                                                                                                     cillors at a recent meeting, saying
                                                                                                                                                                     the comments represented the kind
                                                                                                                                                                     of thinking considered unaccept-
                                                                                                                                                                     able in a university environment,
                                                                                                                                                                     where “you do not dismiss a whole
                                                                                                                                                                     category of people because of their
                                                                                                                                                                     membership in a particular group.”
                                                                                                                                                                         At the same time, he and Princi-
                                                                                                                                                                     pal Karen Hitchcock both ex-
                                                                                                                                                                     pressed concern about the Aber-
                                                                                                                                                                     deen phenomenon.
                                                                                                                                                                         “It’s worth repeating: the out-
                                                                                                                                                                     come was not all that we had hoped
                                                                                                                                                                     for,” said Dr. Deane.
                                                                                                                                                                         “Whenever you have 6,000 peo-
                                                                                                                                                                     ple together like this, you run the
                                                                                                                                                                     risk of an accident. Every year, we
                                                                                                                                                                     hold our breath hoping that the
                                                                                                                                               STEPHEN WILD          worst will not take place. Fortu-
    Shovels of earth in hand, alumni Charlie Lund, Paula Corbeil and Suzanne Davidson plant a tree on Aberdeen Street near campus. The student group                 nately, this year that was not the
    Green Scheme organized the Oct. 14 event, in partnership with Sci’44 Co-Op and the Kingston Alumni branch of the Queen’s Alumni Association.                     case,” said Dr. Hitchcock, noting
                                                                                                                                                                     that there were fewer attendees

            Alumni converge on Kingston
                                                                                                                                                                     than last year (8,000).
                                                                                                                                                                         “As an institution, we still have
                                                                                                                                                                     a long way to go. We must con-
                                                                                                                                                                     tinue to develop a long-term ap-
    By KAREN RICHARDSON                                                                                                                                              proach to behaviour all year long,”
                                            “That’s an incredible number,      Hitchcock noted at last Thurs-          students and community mem-
                                                                                                                                                                     said Dr. Hitchcock, adding “we
    Cooler weather and a campus          by Canadian standards,” said Ju-      day’s Senate meeting. “The spirit       bers braved the blustery weather
                                                                                                                                                                     cannot do it alone but only with a
    under    construction     didn’t     dith Brown, Executive Director,       of alumni is just wonderful. Their      at the Homecoming football
                                                                                                                                                                     sense of partnership.”
    dampen enthusiasm for this           Alumni Relations and Annual           donation this weekend of                game to watch the Golden Gaels
                                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Deane agreed. “The strate-
    year’s Homecoming. About 7,000       Giving.                               $916,000 in reunion gifts reflects      triumph over the Waterloo War-
                                                                                                                                                                     gies adopted by the AMS last year
    alumni returned this year, and          “It was one of the best-           an ongoing commitment of                riors 45-0.
                                                                                                                                                                     have worked. They were pragmatic
    more than 60 groups celebrated a     attended homecomings that             alumni to this institution.”                “It was a fantastic weekend
                                                                                                                                                                     and based on good sense and a
    reunion.                             we’ve ever had,” Principal Karen         More than 10,000 alumni,             overall,”   incoming     Alumni
                                                                                                                                                                     spirit of cooperation amongst the
                                                                                                                                         See ALUMNI: Page 13
                                                                                                                                                                     city, the study body, the adminis-
                                                                                                                                                                     tration and the police.”
                                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Hitchcock expressed her
                                                                                                                                                                     gratitude to those who worked so

Graduate studies charts a new course                                                                                                                                 hard to make the Aberdeen St. re-
                                                                                                                                                                     lated event safe. “I really can’t
                                                                                                                                                                     thank you enough for all that you
                                                                                                                                                                     have done. It’s been a true partner-
By CELIA RUSSELL                           To increase Queen’s profile with                                              about graduate studies in general,”         ship.” She noted as well the work of
Janice Deakin wants to change the      prospective students, the school                                                  says Ms. Aylesworth-Spink.                  “a lot of staff, some faculty and
way that undergraduates think of       has participated in 23 recruitment                                                    That same day, the school will          community members who served
graduate education.                    fairs as a means of reinforcing                                                   also launch a new identity that will        as blue hats this year to bring about
   As associate vice-principal and     brand recognition, Dr. Deakin says.                                               help raise the school’s profile na-         a feeling of safety and calm.”
dean of the School of Graduate             “We want Queen’s to be on the                                                 tionally and increase recruitment               She also reminded Senate mem-
Studies, she is also on a mission to   lips of the thousands of students                                                 to graduate programs.                       bers that Homecoming and Ab-
increase graduate enrolment at         that pass by at those fairs.”                                                         The university’s strategic plan         erdeen are not the same thing.
Queen’s.                                   There is a shared sense among                                                 cites expansion of graduate studies             “There were two parts to this
   She is not alone. Her counter-      universities that they need to ex-                                                a priority, and this resonates              weekend: one Homecoming and
parts at universities across Canada    pand the size of the recruitment                                                  deeply, says Dr. Deakin.                    one street party.”
have a similar goal and are facing     pool, says Shelley Aylesworth-                                                        Governments recognize that
the same challenge – to get more       Spink, director of the Office of the                                              there aren’t enough well-qualified
students to think about graduate
studies as a viable option.
                                       Dean, School of Graduate Studies.
                                           To raise awareness, the school is
                                                                                                                         graduates to meet the demands of
                                                                                                                         an employment market that em-
   “The ramifications of the gradu-    hosting its first-ever Graduate Stud-                                             phasizes credentials. The provincial        Bulletin Board. . . . . . . . . . . 14
ate growth are being felt across the   ies Open House on Wednesday,                                                      government is spending $240 mil-            Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
country,” says Dr. Deakin. Nowa-       Nov. 7. Supported by Career Serv-                                                 lion per year to create 14,000 new          Discovery @ Queen’s. . . . . . . 8
days, Queen’s and the University of    ices, it will take place in the Bio-                            BERNARD CLARK     graduate spaces by 2009. Several            Viewpoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
British Columbia are competing for     sciences Atrium from 10 am to 2         Janice Deakin                             schools are launching new pro-
the same recruits.                     pm. Undergraduates will have an                                                   grams, adding services for graduate         For news updates visit us online @
   “We are not just competing for      opportunity to learn more about             “The open house is intended           students and converting spaces for   
graduate students in Ontario. It’s a   both graduate programs at Queen’s       not only for students to see what         their use.
highly competitive market across       and a wide variety of career options    opportunities are available at                Referring to the federal govern-                 Queen’s News Centre
the country.”                          they may not have considered.           Queen’s but to get them excited           ment’s      innovation       agenda,
                                                                                                                                      See GRADUATE STUDIES: Page 3
                                                                            IN THE NEWS
Page 2                                                                                       Queen’s Gazette                                                                              October 22, 2007

IN BRIEF                                  Queen’s tops the class in
Prof shortlisted
for G-G award
                                          university report card
                      A recently pub-     By ANNE KERSHAW                           “We will continue to do all that we           Queen’s scored some of its low-
                      lished book by      Queen’s scored more A pluses than         can to provide an exceptional edu-        est grades in the categories of value
                      Queen’s French      any other university in this year’s       cational experience for our stu-          of food available on campus;
                      Studies professor   Globe and Mail’s University Report        dents.”                                   quality of the food available on
                      Annette      Hay-   Card published last week in the               Queen’s Library was ranked first      campus; quality of off-campus
                      ward has been       country’s national newspaper.             for overall library quality – just one    housing; number of healthy meal
                      shortlisted for a       Ranked in the category of a           of three libraries to receive an A rat-   options available on campus; and
                      Governor Gen-
                      eral’s Award in
                                          medium university (size 12,000 to
                                          22,000), Queen’s achieved A pluses
                                                                                    ing, out of 53 universities. Queen’s
                                                                                    ranked first in its category in serv-
                                                                                                                              co-op/internship opportunities.
                                                                                                                                  The University Report Card
Hayward               non-fiction.
                          Entitled   La
                                          in the following areas: reputation        ices provided by library staff. It was
                                                                                    also ranked highest for study space
                                                                                                                              2007, first introduced in 2002 and
                                                                                                                              presented in partnership with The
                                          for undergraduate studies; overall
querelle du régionalisme au Québec        university atmosphere; attractive-        and also shared the highest ranking       Strategic Counsel and Educational
(1904-1931): Vers l’autonomisation        ness of campus; faculty members           in its category in availability of        Policy Institute, grades 53 universi-
                                                                                                                                                                                     Celia Russell
de la littérature québécoise, the work    knowledge of subjects; sense of per-      journals (A), quiet study space (A-),     ties based on the survey opinions
                                                                                                                                                                                613-533-6000 ext.74498
marks a significant step in studies       sonal safety/security; reputation of      total holdings (A-), online library       of more than 43,000 undergradu-           
on the literature of Quebec in the        university among employers; over-         resources (A), and hours of opera-        ates. This is up from 32,700 stu-
first half of the twentieth century.      all academic reputation of univer-        tion (A+).                                dents and 49 schools last year.                 Editorial Assistant/Writer
    The names of the finalists for        sity; library hours of operation; and                                               Considered the only comprehen-                      Karen Richardson
the 2007 Governor General’s Liter-        school spirit.                                                                      sive survey of students, it grades               613-533-6000 ext. 79173
ary Awards, in English and in                 Queen’s scored an A in 17 other
                                                                                    Queen’s Library                           everything from class size, curricu-
French, in the categories of fiction,     categories including online library       was ranked first                          lum facilities, career preparation
non fiction, poetry, drama, chil-         resources; availability of faculty to                                               and campus quality of life. The re-         Senior Communications Officer
dren’s literature (text and illustra-     students outside of classroom             for overall library                       sults are derived from answers to                   Nancy Dorrance
tion)      and     translation     were   hours; overall quality of education       quality.                                  more than 100 questions.
announced today by the Canada             received; reputation for graduate                                                       About 350,000 copies of the re-
Council for the Arts.                     studies; reputation for high quality                                                port card were distributed to regu-            Communications Coordinator
    “With a rigorous approach and         teaching; ability of university to at-        University Library Paul Wiens         lar Globe and Mail readers with                      Lorinda Peterson
a precise, elegant style, the author      tract top-notch faculty and guest         says he credits his staff’s dedication    additional copies being distributed                    613-533-3234
allows us to relive a major episode       lecturers; and service provided by        and hard work for the exemplary           through the Canadian Guidance        
in the literary life of Quebec,” notes    library staff.                            results.                                  Counsellor Association and the
the juries’ citation.                         “These scores reflect the quality         “Our ability to respond to stu-       Canadian Career Development As-                Director of Communications
    The winners will be announced         of our teaching environment at            dents’ needs in such an exemplary         sociation.                                          and Public Affairs
on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. EST        Queen’s and our track record in           fashion, even in the face of con-             This year the Globe’s Report                      Anne Kershaw
at La Grande Bibliothèque et              attracting some of Canada’s bright-       strained resources, is a wonderful        Card website at www.theglobeand-                 613-533-6000 ext.74038
Archives nationales du Québec, in         est and most motivated students,”         tribute to their commitment to   also includes         
Montreal.                                 says Principal Karen Hitchcock.           service,” he says.                        videos of university campuses.
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Queen’s solar vehicle Aurum joins         By ANNE KERSHAW                           manufacturing sector, he says.            growth in enrolment, with an in-                Queen’s Gazette Online:
some of the most innovative solar         Queen’s and other Ontario univer-             But, Mr. Conway noted, the fed-       crease of 50 per cent occurring over
vehicles ever in a grueling race          sities are encouraged by the com-         eral government will want to en-          this decade. By 2021, university en-            Queen’s News Centre:
from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia,       mitment of the federal government         sure that any new investments it          rolment is expected to have in-     
in the 2007 Panasonic World Solar         in the recent Throne Speech to sup-       makes in higher education aren’t          creased by 120,000, the equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                            Subscriptions are $30 per year.
Challenge (WSC).                          port researchers and innovators in        seen by provincial governments as         of adding another Queen’s, U of T
    The race, which involves more         bringing new ideas to market and          an invitation to lighten up on their      and Waterloo to our system.
than 40 teams from 21 countries,          to build new infrastructure to en-        own constitutional obligations to            A large proportion of the new        The Queen’s Gazette is published on the second
began Sunday, Oct. 21 and will run        sure the “fundamentals for contin-        education.                                money that Ontario has put into         and fourth Monday of each month (Tuesday if
through Oct. 28.                          ued growth.”                                  “The federal government will be       the post-secondary education sec-       Monday is a holiday), and normally monthly in the
                                                                                    anxious to ensure that any addi-          tor has gone toward accommodat-         summer and December by the Department of
    The Panasonic World Solar                 It bodes well that these kinds of
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Challenge is a biennial solar car         investments in research and higher        tional money shipped into the             ing that growth.                        Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6.
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                                                                                                                                                                      Submissions are welcome, but the Gazette reserves
of road across the Australian conti-      innovation and economic growth            support by similar amounts of dol-        Queen’s, Mr. Conway noted, given
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nent.                                     for the province and the country,         lars,” he said. “They are going to be     the university’s focus on quality as    and time permit.
    The QSVT has extensive experi-        says Sean Conway, the Principal’s         paying attention to this and will be      opposed to growth. “We have to
ence in international solar vehicle       Special Advisor on External Rela-         more aggressive about making sure         continue to talk to the government                        SCHEDULE
competitions. In 2003, Gemini,            tions.                                    that age-old game of Canadian fed-        about addressing quality considera-
                                                                                                                                                                            Issue date: Monday, Nov. 12
Canada’s first two-person solar ve-           Speaking generally about the          eralism isn’t being played.”              tions,” he said.                              Ad booking deadline: Oct. 26
hicle, placed seventh at the Ameri-       current federal and provincial land-          He noted that future federal in-         Another concern is the pressure            Ad artwork deadline: Oct. 31
can Solar Challenge and fourth at         scape for post-secondary education        vestments in post-secondary edu-          being put on the Ontario govern-             Noon editorial deadline: Nov. 5
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vehicle, Ultraviolet, placed 1st in its   versities will benefit as both levels     tiatives, citing the $21 million On-      argue they are bearing a greater              Ad booking deadline: Nov. 9
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class and 15th overall at the North       of government begin to invest
                                                                                                                                                                          Noon editorial deadline: Nov. 19
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                                                                             IN THE NEWS
October 22, 2007                                                                          Queen’s Gazette                                                                                          Page 3

Campus main intersection to reopen soon
CONSTRUCTION                            Library and the intersection with
                                        Clergy Street.
                                                                                 line of street trees in spacious lawns
                                                                                 and planters will re-establish the
                                                                                                                             Street and Division Street.
                                                                                                                                 Vibration and noise created by
                                                                                                                                                                      diverted through Mackintosh-
                                                                                                                                                                      Corry Hall using either the build-
UPDATE                                      Crossings will be monitored to
                                        ensure the safety of all students,
                                                                                 stately arched canopy that was lost
                                                                                 to Dutch Elm disease in the 1960s.
                                                                                                                             blasting for this project is minimal
                                                                                                                             and falls within safe levels as pre-
                                                                                                                                                                      ing’s north or middle entrances.
                                                                                                                                                                      Wheelchair access to Mackin-
                                        faculty and staff, and may be relo-      Queen’s Centre Project                      scribed by the authorities having        tosh-Corry Hall: The north and
By CELIA RUSSELL                        cated depending on construction          Blasting of the limestone bedrock           jurisdiction. Blasting operations are    south accessible entrances to Mack-
After months of excavation and de-      requirements.                            in preparation for the construction         not expected to have any adverse         intosh-Corry Hall will remain open
tours and delays, the university’s          Made possible by the generosity      of Phase I of the Queen’s Centre            effects on any structures. A pre-        during the Richardson Hall, Tindall
main intersection is expected to re-    of two donors, the project will fea-     began in July and is expected to            blast survey zone of approximately       Field Underground Parking Facility
open to vehicle and pedestrian traf-    ture a more accessible and more          end in November 2007.                       100 meters around the excavation         and University Avenue construc-
fic by the end of October.              beautiful street for pedestrians, cy-       Rock blasting is taking place in         blasting area has been designated.       tion. However, the middle building
    Union Street between Division       clists and vehicles. The new road-       the main site bounded by Clergy             The zone is roughly bound on the         entrance off the Mackintosh-Corry
and University Avenue, and Uni-         way, widened sidewalk and a new          Street, University Avenue, Earl             campus south to Clark Hall, west to      Parking lot will be closed until the
versity Avenue north to Clergy                                                                                               Stauffer Library, east to Walter         Tindall Field construction is com-
Street closed in May to allow for the                                                                                        Light Hall and north to the resi-        plete.
rerouting of water, sewer and elec-                                                                                          dential area around William Street.      Tindall Field Parking Facility
trical services for the Queen’s Cen-                                                                                         Vibration levels are monitored dur-      Blasting of the bedrock to prepare
tre project.                                                                                                                 ing each blast.                          for the new underground parking
    “The infrastructure work took                                                                                                Buildings in this zone were in-      structure began mid-September at
longer than we expected, due to un-                                                                                          spected before blasting occurred as      the south half of the current Mack-
expected underground problems,”                                                                                              part of a blast survey that allows       intosh-Corry parking lot. It will
Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities)                                                                                        the university to monitor the con-       continue into February 2008. As
Ann Browne says of the University                                                                                            ditions of these buildings both be-      with the Queen’s Centre site, vibra-
Avenue-Union Street intersection.                                                                                            fore and after blasting. Such            tion and noise created by blasting
    The section of University Av-                                                                                            surveys are common practice, par-        will fall within safe levels as pre-
enue between Union and Clergy is                                                                                             ticularly on a construction site that    scribed by the authorities having
expected to reopen at the end of                                                                                             is located in a densely populated        jurisdiction. About four blasts take
November.                                                                                                                    neighbourhood.                           place daily.
University Avenue                                                                                                                About three to five blasts daily         The adjacent Tindall Field site
The south end of University Avenue                                                                                           take place at the site. A series of      will be converted to an interim
between Stuart Street and Bader                                                                                              warning sirens sound before each         paved surface lot holding 205 vehi-
Lane is open again to vehicular traf-                                                                                        blast: three short sirens followed a     cles, which should be ready for use
fic. University Avenue between                                                                                               minute later by one short siren be-      in November. Excavation will then
Bader Lane and Union Street is ex-                                                                                           fore the blast is fired, and one long    begin on the north half of the
pected to reopen to vehicles by the                                                                                          siren indicating “all clear.”            Mackintosh-Corry lot.
end of October subject to delays.                                                                                                Phase 1 of the Queen’s Centre,           When the project is finished in
    University Avenue between                                                                                                the university’s largest construction    the fall of 2008, the university will
Union and Clergy streets is sched-                                                                                           project ever, began in the fall of       gain an additional 381 parking
uled to reopen to vehicular traffic                                                                                          2006. The recent demolition of the       spots.
by the end of November. As road-                                                                                             Jock Harty Arena at the corner of            The project addresses the need
work is completed, the sidewalks                                                                                             Union and Division streets will          for improved sports fields. It will
along University Avenue will be                                                                                              make way for the construction of a       also meet the demand for parking
available for pedestrians. Pedestrian                                                                                        new home for the School of Kinesi-       on main campus through a com-
pathways will continue to be in                                                                                              ology and Health Studies.                bined facility integrating a sports
place between:                                                                                                                   Tower cranes will be erected to-     field and underground parking.
    Agnes Etherington Art Centre                                                                                             wards the end of October and con-            The delivery route along the
and Grant Hall.                                                                                                              struction will continue through to       west side of Mackintosh-Corry Hall
    The south end of Ellis Hall and                                                                                          the opening of Phase 1 in Septem-        will stay open for the duration of
the south end of Ontario Hall.                                                                                               ber 2009.                                the project.
    The north end of Dunning Hall                                                                                                    An ramp to the hall is located at
and the north end of Douglas Li-                                                                                             Richardson Hall                          the south end of the building and
brary.                                                                                                       CELIA RUSSELL   Richardson Hall renovations are          is accessible from the Watson Hall
    The south end of Stauffer Library   A worker removes the Homecoming banner last week from the side of Stauf-             scheduled for completion in the          parking lot.
and the south end of the John           fer Library at the corner of Union Street and University Avenue. The intersec-       fall of 2008.
Deutsch University Centre.              tion is expected to reopen to vehicle and pedestrian traffic by the end of this      Pedestrians traveling north or              For more details, visit www
    The north end of Stauffer           month.                                                                               south of Richardson Hall will be

Graduate studies
continued from page 1

Dr. Deakin noted that “productiv-       to undergraduate, says Dr. Deakin.       targets. Currently, Queen’s has             ceive no provincial funding, can         students can receive individual
ity is lower than we would like it to      “It was a flawed idea – students      1,260 (domestic intake) master’s            put toward their tuition.                attention.”
be. One of the reasons is that we       did not flock to post-graduate edu-      students and 635 PhD students. By              “We want to make it easier for           This fosters a collegiality not al-
don’t have enough post-graduate         cation as the government antici-         2009-10, targets will rise to 1,690         them to come and study,” says Dr.        ways found at other schools.
degree-educated people. We need         pated,” she said, speculating that       and 738 respectively – the original         Deakin.                                     Graduate expansion is not with-
to have a larger population inter-      some may be taking time off to           targets for 2006-07.                           What differentiates Queen’s           out its growing pains, however.
ested in pursuing graduate studies.”    repay tuition debt. “We may see             With student interest in inter-          graduate programs from those at             “The human resources to hire
    The double cohort resulting         greater numbers in 2010 to 2012.         disciplinary studies at an all-time         other institutions?                      the faculty, the staff to provide the
from the elimination of Grade 13        The double cohort students were          high, the school is working with               High-quality programs and the         support and the buildings to hold
in 2003 was a big driver in the         younger when they arrived at uni-        faculties and departments to de-            calibre of faculty, says Dr. Deakin.     the programs are all part of any ex-
province’s Reaching Higher pro-         versity. As they make life choices,      velop programming at the graduate              “Because our graduate numbers         pansion,” she says. “Reaching
gram. An assumption made at the         we may see more considering a            level.                                      are in the range of 2,500, we can        Higher has a capital component,
time was that the road from under-      graduate education later on.”               Also new this year are Interna-          offer high-quality mentorship be-        but it is not sufficient to provide all
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                                                                       IN THE NEWS
Page 4                                                                                   Queen’s Gazette                                                                                  October 22, 2007

                                                                                                                        Career Services to
                                                                                                                        develop web-based
                                                                                                                        career tools
                                                                                                                        GRANT WILL AID                                       Through an interactive inter-
                                                                                                                                                                          face designed to help a student to
                                                                                                                        COUNSELLING NEEDS                                 match his or her needs with the
                                                                                                                                                                          services available, the student will
                                                                                                                        By MOLLY KEHOE                                    be directed to the service that is
                                                                                                                        Career Services will receive nearly               most appropriate.
                                                                                                                        $200,000 from the Counselling                        With only four career counsel-
                                                                                                                        Foundation of Canada to develop                   lors to serve nearly 20,000 students
                                                                                                                        an integrated on-line and in-person               and thousands more alumni, the
                                                                                                                        career counselling service for stu-               challenge to provide adequate
                                                                                                                        dents.                                            counseling with the resources avail-
                                                                                                                           “We are extremely excited to re-               able is evident.
Human Resources launches a revamped Healthy U@Queen’s website this week.                                                ceive this support because it will
                                                                                                                        allow us to solve a problem that is                The site would offer
                                                                                                                        universal – meeting the career
Health fair gets bigger and better                                                                                      counselling needs of thousands of
                                                                                                                        students with a handful of staff,”
                                                                                                                        says Paul Smith, director of Career
                                                                                                                                                                           differing levels of
                                                                                                                                                                           support, reflecting
By CELIA RUSSELL                         was very positive, says Shannon        health tools such as a Body Mass        Services.                                          the student’s need or
It may be getting colder outside,        Casteels, workplace advisor, ac-       Index calculator and calorie               The funding over three years al-
but that’s no reason to bundle up        commodation and wellness.              counter.                                lows Career Services to research, de-
                                                                                                                                                                           stage of career
and hibernate.                               “People said it was nice to have       It also links to the Employee As-   velop and test an innovative                       development.
   Queen’s second-annual Health          an event that was focused more on      sistance Program and other              service delivery model that will be
Fair for employees takes place this      employees and their families, be-      Queen’s and external resources          made available to career educators
Wednesday, Oct. 24 and it’s bigger       cause so many events on campus         dealing with a range of health-re-      at colleges, universities and in the                  Mr. Smith believes that adopting
and better than ever.                    are student-focused.”                  lated topics.                           larger field of career education.                 a counselling service model that in-
   Presented by Human Resources,             In addition, employees’ health         “Our aim is to bring all univer-       The goals of the project are to                tegrates outreach through elec-
Health Fair 2007 runs from 10 am         and wellness concerns are different    sity services together in one place,    equip Queen’s graduates to enter                  tronic     communications        with
to 2 pm in the McLaughlin and            from those of students, she says.      so they are easily accessible,” says    into careers, confident in the                    in-person counselling, a multiplier
Sutherland rooms in the John                 The week of Oct. 22 though 26      Ms. Casteels.                           decisions they have made; create                  effect will better enable Career Serv-
Deutsch University Centre. It fea-       is also Healthy Workplaces Week –          Healthy U @ Queen’s aligns          an     integrated      Out-Reach/In-              ices to meet the needs of students
tures 26 vendors from the Queen’s        a perfect opportunity to launch the    with the university’s strategic plan,   Person Career Counselling Service                 and increase the demand for serv-
and Kingston communities, eight          newly revamped Healthy U @             Engaging the World, which sup-          and to ensure that the service offers             ice from alumni.
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and yoga demonstrations in the                  tion, with the goal of becoming            The key to the success of such a               hearing about the success of
John Orr Room, giveaways and                 The site offers more Queen’s-fo-   one of the nation’s top employers       model is an effective intake process.             Queen’s Career Services at the
prizes.                                  cused health information includ-       as recognized by external assess-       The site would offer differing levels             CANNEXUS Conference in April
   The first 450 employees through       ing articles on work-life balance,     ment.                                   of support, reflecting the student’s              2008,” says Jean Faulds, Executive
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October 22, 2007                                                                         Queen’s Gazette                                                                                                                            Page 5

A new way to tune into campus                                                                                                                                                           IN BRIEF
If you study or work at Queen’s,
                                                                                                                                                                                        QUSA calls for
you can now be more informed and
more quickly informed about
                                                                                                                                                                                        bakers’ hats
what’s going on around you.                                                                                                                                                             Does your favourite cake recipe
    The university has taken an-                                                                                                                                                        stand up to the test of flavour,
other big step into the digital age                                                                                                                                                     moistness and texture, icing and
and ramped up internal communi-                                                                                                                                                         decorating?
cations with the launch of a news                                                                                                                                                           To celebrate the 35th anniver-
and information network that will                                                                                                                                                       sary of the Queen’s University Stu-
keep the university community up                                                                                                                                                        dent Association, QUSA is testing
to date on departmental and cam-                                                                                                                                                        the culinary skills of Queen’s staff
pus-wide developments, upcoming                                                                                                                                                         and asking them to submit their
events and national news. The new                                                                                                                                                       favourite cake recipe for a Bake A
network will also be an important                                                                                                                                                       Cake To Celebrate baking contest.
tool to support the many priorities                                                                                                                                                         Celebrity judges will include
of the Queen’s strategic plan from a                                                                                                                                                    Principal Karen Hitchcock, Buzz
communications perspective.                                                                                                                                                             Collins (On-Air Host, FM96), Krista
    This week, the last four of 22                                                                                                                                                      Veryzer (Cakes By Krista, Card’s
screens will be installed, covering                                                                                                                                                     Bakery), QUSA past-president Mark
16 high-traffic locations across                                                                                                                                                        Publicover and current president
campus. The network went live ear-                                                                                                                                                      Spring Forsberg.
lier this month on the other 18                                                                                                                                   CELIA RUSSELL             Cash prizes will be awarded for
screens.                                Lisa Andrews of Customer Information and Support at the Physical Education Centre checks out the Digital Information                            first prize ($50), second prize ($25)
    Administered by Marketing and       Network screen in the centre’s lobby.                                                                                                           and third prize ($10).
Communications, in partnership                                                                                                                                                              Judges will sample the cakes and
with units across campus, the net-      person-to-person communications          information stream.                     Queen’s” and will be monitoring                                rate them based on appearance
work has been developed by              as faculty, staff and students catch a       The DIN also connects Queen’s       the project to ensure it is being used                         (decorating for QUSA’s anniversary
Toronto’s ONESTOP Media Group,          glimpse of new postings and stories      with the rest of the world on a real-   appropriately, effectively and to the                          is encouraged), flavour, moistness
which has launched a number of          on the way to class or walking           time basis with breaking news from      greatest benefit of various campus                             and texture, topping and icing at
digital networks, including the ON-     across campus as part of their nor-      around the globe through CBC            groups and the university.                                     the Coffee & Cake & Tea, Too! Cel-
ESTOP Network in Toronto’s TTC          mal routines.”                           feeds as well as displaying weather         Several individuals across cam-                            ebration on Thursday, Nov. 8. Win-
subways.                                    Called the Digital Information       forecasts and the time.                 pus will be involved in updating the                           ners will be announced then.
    The Queen’s network is the first    Network (DIN), the system is both            Another important feature of        information broadcast by the net-                                  To register, submit your name,
of its kind among Canadian uni-         site-specific and universal. It en-      the network is that it allows for       work. More than 80 staff members                               cake recipe and a short paragraph
versities.                              ables certain departments and areas      quick dissemination of information      from 30 campus units now have ac-                              about it to the QUSA office, JDUC
    “We see this as one more way to     to provide both “local” and cam-         in an emergency situation as well as    cess to the administrative end of the                          or to by Friday,
promote a connected and engaged         pus-wide information at their            security alerts from Campus Secu-       system. Groups were contacted                                  Oct. 26.
campus,” says Richard Seres, execu-     screen site. For example, library        rity.                                   based on proposed screen locations,                                Entries should be dropped off at
tive director of Marketing and Com-     screens will communicate library             “We see this as adding a valuable   which in turn are based on pedes-                              the JDUC McLaughlin Room, on
munications. “This is a multi-          information as well as that pub-         component to our multi-faceted          trian traffic and daily patterns. Fu-                          Thursday, Nov. 8 between 8:30 and
faceted, creative approach to com-      lished by other campus areas, in-        emergency response communica-           ture development will be based on                              10 am.
munications, one that will both         cluding Athletics & Recreation, the      tions,” says David Patterson,           feedback and on analysis of the                                    All entries will be published in a
complement and go beyond our tra-       Registrar’s Office, Student Affairs      Queen’s director of campus security.    launch.                                                        Bake A Cake to Celebrate cookbook
ditional communications vehicles        and Queen’s News Centre. News                Electronic Information Manager          While the potential to engage                              following the contest.
to bring forward important infor-       from areas that don’t yet have a         Robin Moon, who spearheaded the         sponsors for the network is being                                  For more information, visit
mation and developments. We ex-         local screen will be distributed         DIN implementation, describes it as     considered, no advertising will be                   
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VIEWPOINT                                                                                                      QUEEN’S FLASHBACK: SEPT. 26, 2002

A whole lot
more than just
When I introduce myself to members of the university community as the
new Vice-Principal, Advancement, an all-too-common reaction is, “Oh,
you’re the new fundraiser.” I feel immediately compelled to qualify or cor-
rect such a response.
    The truth is, I am a fundraiser. In fact, I’m one of those strange creatures                                                                                                             CELIA RUSSELL
who actually thrives on fundraising, throwing myself into the task with a             A rapt crowd watches as Queen’s University Staff Association (QUSA) takes on the administration in volleyball at
very real passion. However, I’m also inclined to explain that advancement             Bartlett Gym, part of QUSA’s 30th anniversary celebrations. The administration made good on its threat to pre-
and fundraising shouldn’t be seen as synonymous. Rather, fundraising is               vent a QUSA three-peat, beating the staff in three straight games. The event also shared the bill with Queen’s
the result, or the by-product, of successful advancement activities and pro-          annual United Way Campaign kickoff. Plans are in the works for another volleyball challenge later this year. Those
grams.                                                                                with additional information about the photo are encouraged to email
    Prior to being used to describe an increasingly important function at
modern universities, the term “advancement” was defined as “the raising
of any one to a higher rank or position.” And, in reality, that’s precisely
what advancement seeks to do today: to advance the reputation of an or-
ganization, raising it to new heights. Of course, it’s no accident that suc-
cessfully advancing the mission and vision of a university will also pave
the path of least resistance for fundraising.
                                                                                   From Eureka! to POP
                                                                                   One of the biggest stumbling                                                         If your discovery shows com-
    At Queen’s, our Advancement Office is comprised of a team of profes-           blocks to developing a promising                                                  mercial potential, you and your
sional staff who help coordinate and manage the university’s alumni re-            research discovery from scratch is –                                              PARTEQ commercial development
lations, marketing and communication efforts and, yes, fundraising                 no surprise – money.                                                              professional can apply to the fund
programs. The latter includes annual giving, planned giving and major                 Now, researchers at Queen’s and                                                for assistance in beginning the de-
gifts.                                                                             elsewhere have access to truly                                                    velopment process. Grants can be
    Our Advancement organization operates on a decentralized and highly            early-stage funds through a new                                                   used for a variety of activities, from
coordinated basis, with key team members working within faculties all              $900,000 Proof of Principle (POP)                                                 prototype development and intel-
across the campus. Advancement requires an integrated effort where,                fund managed by PARTEQ.                                                           lectual property protection to pay-
through shared objectives, many of the university’s most important rela-              While commercial development                                                   ing student or technical staff, or
tionships can be nurtured.                                                         funds are not new – NSERC’s Idea                                                  hiring professional business devel-
    Currently we are in the process of planning and preparing for a major          to Innovation, CIHR’s Proof of            ANNE VIVIAN-SCOTT                       opment assistance. Depending on
campaign. However, this will not be simply another fundraising cam-                Principle and various Ontario Cen-                                                the stage of your technology’s de-
paign. Certainly, we will be working toward the achievement of very bold           tres of Excellence programs have all                 ‘TEQ Talk                    velopment, you may be eligible for
fundraising goals – the most ambitious in the history of our university.           funded Queen’s research in recent                                                 grants of up to $10,000, $25,000 or
But in order to realize them, the campaign will need to be as much about           years — this is the first time           funding from external programs           $100,000.
increasing our visibility. For if there is one rule that has stood the test of     Queen’s researchers have had ac-         such as those mentioned above.              You may have already seen the
time, it is this: profile-raising precedes fundraising.                            cess to POP funds in-house.                 We at PARTEQ are excited about        article in today’s Gazette (page 8)
    In other words, our fundraising                                                   Established with assistance           this fund because it is a great op-      profiling the first four recipients of
results will only be as good as our        Our fundraising                         from the Ontario Ministry of Re-         portunity for relationship-building      this new funding.
standing in the communities we                                                     search and Innovation, the               between our office and the research         In working with these re-
serve. Our important relationships         results will only                       PARTEQ POP Fund helps re-                community.                               searchers, we at PARTEQ were im-
with alumni, friends, the news             be as good as our                       searchers overcome that first big           If you have never worked with         pressed anew by the breadth of
media, research partners, business                                                 gap between a discovery and its          PARTEQ, but think your work may          innovation coming from the labs
allies and governments all have an         standing in the                         commercial application.                  have commercial potential, this          of Queen’s researchers. It gave us a
impact – direct or indirect – on our
ability to secure new resources for
                                           communities                                The benefits to researchers of a      fund gives you a good excuse to          fresh appreciation for the potential
                                                                                   fund such as this go beyond fi-          pick up the phone and call us. The       to be found in Queen’s research,
the academic mission of Queen’s.           we serve.                               nancing your first steps towards         fund is flexible – there’s no dead-      and we look forward to seeing
Clearly, fundraising cannot happen                                                 commercial development of your           line – and even if your work is still    more of it.
in isolation.                                                                      discovery.                               too early to qualify, the process of        Interested? Give us a call, or
    And at a time when government support represents an ever-diminish-                Early POP funding is a strong         talking to us about it acquaints us      email us, at info@parteqinnova-
ing portion of our overall institutional spending, the work of Advance-            endorsement of the potential of          with you, your work and its long-
ment takes on an ever-greater importance.                                          your innovation. It also helps build     term potential, and it enables us to
    Even though the reputation of Queen’s is very strong, we can’t afford                                                                                            Anne Vivian-Scott is Vice-President of
                                                                                   momentum behind your discovery,          help you clarify your next steps to-     Commercial Development at PARTEQ
to take it for granted, or to rest on our laurels. The critically important re-    better positioning it for additional     wards eligibility.                       Innovations.
lationships noted above must be actively cultivated, for these represent
our university’s champions and our ambassadors.
    Similarly, in an increasingly competitive world, it’s not enough to be
excellent; we must find new and innovative ways to demonstrate that our
excellence is relevant to the communities we serve. In my view, this
should be the essence of our campaign.
    Fortunately, our university’s recent strategic plan, “Engaging the
World,” provides a wonderful foundation upon which we can launch such
a bold effort. Working with our colleagues right across the university, the
Advancement team can and must play a role in helping to achieve each
of the objectives in the university’s strategic plan. And therein lies the
emerging theme for our forthcoming campaign: Fulfilling the Promise to
Engage the World.
    Through a close alignment of our Advancement efforts with the uni-
versity’s top priorities, and by actively sharing our passion for advanced
education with our friends and supporters, I have no doubt that we can
raise more money than has previously been imagined.
    In the process, we’ll be doing a whole lot more than just fundraising.

Viewpoint Policy
The Queen’s Gazette welcomes submissions for Viewpoint from members of
the university community. Unless otherwise discussed in advance with the ed-
itor, articles should normally range between 600 and 700 words and should
address issues related to the university or higher education in general.
Speeches related to issues of interest to the university community are also wel-                                                                                       COURTESY OF THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD
come. Email submissions to The editor reserves the        Stan Brown (Chemistry) has developed a clean, non-toxic method for deactivating toxic compounds such as chemical
right to edit or reject any submission that does not comply with policy. Opin-     warfare agents, but it needs to prove its value through testing on live agents. PARTEQ POP funding has enabled him to
ions expressed are those of the writer.                                            overcome this hurdle.
October 22, 2007                                                                            Queen’s Gazette                                                                                        Page 7

Beyond the books                                                                                                               UNIVERSITY
HELPING STUDENTS                                                                   and hip-hop dancing.
                                                                                       We have supported a student-
ADJUST TO CASTLE LIFE                                                              run      rock-climbing      trip, an
                                                                                   Amnesty International informa-              Sugarcoated feedback
As I write this, it has already been                                               tion session, an herbal walk on the
                                                                                                                               Few would argue that the student evaluation of faculty is an exact
almost six months since I arrived                                                  castle grounds, a French movie
                                                                                                                               science, but even the most hardened skeptics might be surprised by
at Herstmonceux Castle and began                                                   night and two study skills semi-
                                                                                                                               the latest findings on how easy it is for professors to influence stu-
my tenure as the student services                                                  nars.
                                                                                                                               dents who are filling out the ratings forms. A new study shows that
manager. Tempus fugit. My steep                                                        We took almost 100 students on
                                                                                                                               giving students chocolate leads to improved results for professors.
learning curve has flattened out                                                   a day trip to Stonehenge, ran an
                                                                                                                               Fudging the Numbers: Distributing Chocolate Influences Student
quite nicely, and whatever sense of                                                open-mic night with more than 25
homesickness I experienced dissi-
                                               RACHEL BARRECA                      performers, and are going to see
                                                                                                                               Evaluations of an Undergraduate Course, is set to be published in an
                                                                                                                               upcoming edition of the journal Teaching of Psychology. Students
pated months ago.                           Notes From Herstmonceux                the opera Carmen with the Musi-
                                                                                                                               who were given chocolate on the day of the evaluation gave their
    Actually, moving my life over to                                               cians in Residence in November.
                                                                                                                               professor a higher rating than did those in the control group, even
the UK and starting a new job has                                                      We are planning a War & Peace
                                                                                                                               though the instructor wasn’t the one handing out the sweets.
mirrored, in many ways, what our           citizens with a desire for life-long    awareness week in November that
students experience when they              learning.                               begins with a community concert                                                   Inside Higher Education, Oct. 18
first arrive at the International              Our students will learn many        and ends with a trip to the Vimy
Study Centre (ISC). Let me tell you:       important things both inside and        Ridge Memorial in France on Re-             Who needs books?
It has been a great lesson in empa-        outside of the classroom, and we        membrance Day, closely followed
                                                                                   by an International Night to cele-          “Campus libraries have become places where people can exchange ideas
thy.                                       are here to assist and support them                                                 and study over a cup of coffee. There’s no stereotypical librarian in a bun
    Without a doubt, the people            in this process. Here are some ways     brate the many countries and cul-
                                                                                   tures represented at the ISC.               and sensible shoes telling people to be quiet.”
who live and work here made the            we are working to make our vision                                                   The director of the library at the University of Southern California
difference and eased my transition.        a reality:                                  We also advise the student
                                                                                   council, offer guidance for stu-            comments on a trend that is seeing books being moved out of li-
They have offered me a sense of                We welcomed 152 students in                                                     braries and into storage and replaced with computers and study
belonging to something impor-              September and ran a five-day ori-       dents’ personal problems, staff
                                                                                   field studies trips, refer them to          areas where talking, collaboration and spirited discussion are not
tant, something bigger than my-            entation program.                                                                   only permitted but encouraged.
self; they have welcomed me into a             We facilitated three successful     local health services, uphold the
community that cares. A major              and well-attended “Laundry 101”         ISC rules and regulations, and co-                                                   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 16
part of my job is to ensure that our       seminars to teach students how to       ordinate special academic accom-
students also get to live in a com-        wash clothes properly.                  modations.                                  Evangelical universities multiplying
munity that cares. So, last August,            We have run awareness cam-              It is a bit exhausting to look at
                                                                                   that list, but it is also enormously        In 1972, there were just three provincially chartered Evangelical uni-
my staff and I created a vision            paigns about the effects of drugs,
                                                                                   satisfying to know that we are              versities in Canada: Trinity Western University in British Columbia,
statement to guide our work in             hand washing and the spread of
                                                                                   doing important work that will im-          the oldest in the country; Concordia University College in Edmon-
Student Services.                          germs in residence and poverty is-
                                                                                   prove the lives of our students. In         ton; and Camrose, just outside of Edmonton, which is now part of
    We aim for the students, staff,        sues.
                                                                                   so many ways, the castle is truly a         the University of Alberta. Today there are 12 schools, ranging from
faculty and guests at the Interna-             We offered almost 50 spots for
                                                                                   special place, and the Student Serv-        St. Stephen’s University in New Brunswick, with just 100 students,
tional Study Centre to be active par-      students to volunteer in the com-
                                                                                   ices team – Angela, Jen, Liz, Shan-         to Trinity Western, which now has 4,000 students, up from 17 when
ticipants in the creation of a strong,     munity – in schools, with the
                                                                                   non, Tom and I – are honoured to            it first opened its doors. They cover the liberal arts and sciences and
safe and supportive community where        Brownies and Beavers and at the
                                                                                   travel with our students on their           some have accredited teaching programs. “In most of the public
we will all challenge ourselves to pur-    Village Information Centre.
                                                                                   educational journey.                        universities in Canada there is a prevailing politically correct view-
sue our passions and find balance in           We run weekly intramural                                                        point, and students who deviate from that are marginalized,” says
mind, body and spirit. By building a       dodgeball and football (soccer)                                                     Janet Epp Buckingham, who runs Trinity Western’s Laurentian Lead-
community that fosters academic suc-       games, and coordinate athletic          Rachel Barreca is student services man-     ership Centre in Ottawa.
cess, trust, acceptance and mutual re-     classes in aerobics, kickboxing,        ager at the International Study Centre at
spect, we will become engaged global       circuit training, swing dancing         Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK.                                                    The National Post, Oct. 13

                                                                                                                               Memorial’s website riffs on Rick’s rants
                                                                                                                               The on-campus entries in this year’s Rant Like Rick competition are

Libraries and open access                                                                                                      now online for your vote at the Memorial University of Newfound-
                                                                                                                               land – but this year, MUN also decided to film 48 rants by five stu-
                                                                                                                               dents to liven up their “Become” microsite for prospective students.
                                                                                                                               Stephen rants about finances, Nicole about course options, Josh
Libraries in developing countries                                                      Impact beyond the core scien-           about city life, Anna about the campus, and Katie about the student
struggle to overcome many chal-                                                    tific community and non-quantifi-           experience. The segments are professionally filmed, give a good
lenges so they can provide at least a                                              able metrics, such as influence on          sense of campus, and a sense of MUN’s quirky irreverence.
minimum acceptable level of serv-                                                  public policy and social awareness,
                                                                                                                                                                      Academica’s Top Ten, Oct. 16
ice to their users. In addition to                                                 should also be considered. For an
limited budget, language barriers                                                  OA journal such as PLoS Medicine,
and poor connectivity, libraries are                                               which reaches health policy mak-            Alumni tap alma mater for career advice
striving to find affordable ways to                                                ers, non-governmental organiza-             Dozens of colleges and universities have begun offering career-coun-
make scientific, technical and med-                                                tions, teachers and patients, the           seling services not just to recent graduates but also to thousands of
ical information accessible to all.                                                traditional impact factor is a poor         alumni. At schools such as Willamette University in Oregon, the ex-
    Developing country librarians                                                  measure of overall impact.                  panded career services are part of a broader effort to keep alumni
have built up consortia, which,                  NASSER SALEH                          For those who continue to pub-          engaged in the college community – something that makes them
with the assistance of many inter-                                                 lish in journals requiring paid sub-        more likely to be financial supporters down the road. When the
national organizations, advocate                    Library Now                    scription, it is often still possible to    University of Texas at Austin surveyed members of its “Texas Exes”
for access to scholarly information                                                facilitate open access by depositing        alumni association recently, career services was the number one
while recognizing the socio-eco-           This is not the case. OA is simply a    pre- or post- prints, as well as other      thing that graduates said the school could help them with.
nomic and political contexts of the        means to make research results          scholarly work, in an OA reposi-
countries where they are situated.         freely available online to the global   tory.                                                                                         Boston Globe, Oct. 2
There are some success stories. Sev-       research community. It is compati-          The Directory of Open Access
eral content providers, including          ble with copyright, peer review,        Repositories (OpenDOAR) main-               Students bypass college websites
AGORA, HINARI, OARE, and High-             revenue, print, preservation and        tained by the University of Not-            A recent survey of more than 1,000 U.S. high school seniors found
Wire Press, use the World Bank’s list      other features associated with con-     tingham ( lists            that students are getting their information about prospective col-
of low-income economies or na-             ventional scholarly publishing.         more than 1,000 institutional               leges and universities from many Internet sources and not primarily
tional GDP statistics to identify eli-         In fact, OA publishing actually     Open Access repositories.                   through campus websites. At the same time, the explosion of online
gible developing countries. They           benefits researchers. In making             Libraries are committed to nar-         social networking, such as blogs, MySpace and Facebook, has shifted
configure their websites to detect         scholarly output freely available to    rowing the gap in access to knowl-          what teens expect from college web sites. Social networking sites
visitors accessing the site from           a global audience, OA increases the     edge by promoting free online               have become strong sources of supplemental insights with images,
these countries, and grant them            visibility of published work, result-   access to scholarly information.            profiles and content generated in the authentic voices of students,
free, unlimited access to online col-      ing in higher citations and in-         Queen’s Library facilitates open ac-        campus faculty and staff, and alumni. The report found that 61 per
lections.                                  creased recognition. It’s a win-win     cess through QSpace, Queen’s Re-            cent of respondents believe it is “hot” to establish college program
    Several Canadian funding agen-         approach for both authors of schol-     search & Learning repository,               information pages on social networking sites. However, only 20 per-
cies are considering policies that         arly works and scholars in develop-                   cent checked out a school on Facebook or MySpace, and just 33 per-
mandate open access to sponsored           ing nations who would otherwise             Queen’s community members               cent used network sites to get in touch with current students.
research output such as publica-           be unable to access those publica-      are encouraged to share their schol-
tions or data sets. This year the          tions. The increasing number of OA      arly output freely by depositing ar-            Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Oct. 2
Canadian Institutes for Health Re-         journals shows suggests that more       ticles, working papers, technical
search (CIHR) and the Social Sci-          and more contributors are recog-        reports, conference presentations,          Pay more for pensions, staff told
ences and Humanities Research              nizing these benefits. As of October    data sets, and other outputs.               Universities believe staff should share more of the cost and risk of
Council (SSHRC) amended their              2007, the Directory of Open Access          Open Access publishing and              pension schemes, according to a report commissioned by the vice-
policies to support open access            Journals (DOAJ) maintained by the       archiving through digital reposito-         chancellors’ group Universities UK, the University and College Em-
publication of peer-reviewed arti-         University of Lund (       ries such as QSpace furthers                ployers Association (Ucea) and GuildHE. The survey of 87
cles.                                      lists 2,860 entries.                    Queen’s strategic objective in inter-       institutions says that “members should be prepared to pay more to-
    Open Access (OA) refers to the             Sceptics point to the relatively    national engagement. By choosing            wards the cost of their pension benefits.” It also found widespread
free and unrestricted availability of      low “Impact Factor” of many of          and supporting open access op-              support among employers for allocating the cost of early retirements
peer-reviewed literature, permitting       these journals as an indicator for      tions, we can further enhance the           to individual institutions, rather than this cost being shared across
users to read, download, copy, dis-        their popularity, reliability and       profile of Queen’s scholars while           all participants.
tribute, print, search, or link to full-   credibility. But the use of citation    strengthening our relationships
text articles without expectation of       counts as a single metric is ques-      with libraries and scholars world-                                     , Oct. 18
payment. The concept is some-              tionable, as the counts are derived     wide.
                                                                                                                               Compiled by Anne Kershaw
times misunderstood and dis-               mainly from publisher databases
missed as second-rate publishing           and often rely solely on publisher      Nasser Saleh is the integrated learning
that bypasses peer-review processes.       content.                                librarian.
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                                        The ABCs of child development
PhD student                             FIRST “VIRTUAL”                         Early Childhood Development
presents cancer                         ENCYCLOPEDIA OFFERED                        It can be viewed in English at
findings                                FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS,                  ca/home.html and in French at:
A PhD student in Pathology & Mo-        POLICY MAKERS                           Originally designed for people who
lecular Medicine is one of 11 re-                                               work with the parents of young
searchers invited to present at the     AND PARENTS                             children (early childhood educa-
Merck Frosst Biology Research Day                                               tors, daycare workers, service
on Friday in Montreal.                  By NANCY DORRANCE                       providers and policy makers), the
   Taran Gujral of the Cancer Re-       The latest findings on children’s       encyclopedia may also be used ef-
search Institute will present his       early development – from aggres-        fectively as a resource by parents.
team’s study related to the discov-     sion and language acquisition to            An advisory committee com-
ery of a novel drug target in thyroid   tobacco, pregnancy and parenting        posed of representatives from both
cancer.                                 skills – are now available online in    non-governmental organizations
   “We have discovered a novel          a unique new “virtual” encyclope-       and provincial, territorial and fed-
pathway which is a critical contrib-    dia written by a consortium of          eral government departments pro-
utor to the development and             Canadian experts.                       vides feedback from the “front
metastasis of human thyroid carci-         Co-edited by Ray Peters, an          lines” on topics to be addressed,
noma,” he says. “Using this infor-      emeritus professor of Psychology,       says Dr. Peters, one of the founding
mation, we may be able to find          the project has been five years in      members of CEECD. And since au-
ways to block this signalling path-     the making.                             thors are asked to update their en-
way and activation of these novel          He is enthusiastic about the re-     tries on a regular basis, the
targets. This will be important for     sults.                                  information remains current.
our ability to develop new inter-          “On any particular topic, several        “Typically it takes about seven
vention strategies.”                    pages of reading will summarize all     years from the time that this type
   Other Queen’s members of the         the thinking that current research      of research is done, to its publica-                                                                         ALISSA CLARK
research team are Douglas Richard-      in the area is able to demonstrate      tion in a major text book,” he            Emeritus professor of Psychology Ray Peters is co-editor of the new virtual
son, Shirley Myers, Jalna Meens,        and support, as well as questions       notes.                                    encyclopedia.
Bruce Elliott and Lois Mulligan, all    yet to be answered,” says Dr. Peters,       “That means that generally
from the Cancer Research Institute.     Director of the Better Beginnings,      speaking, we are often teaching           development, a large number             fessionals and policymakers to help
                                        Better Futures Research Unit based      from [printed] materials that are up      of undergraduate and graduate           them have a positive impact on
                                        at Queen’s. “We have attempted to       to 10 years out of date!”                 students are using it now as a refer-   children’s development.
Profs to edit                           summarize the research in a way
                                        that’s easy to access and that peo-
                                                                                    In a virtual encyclopedia, on the
                                                                                other hand, authors’ changes can
                                                                                                                          ence source,” he says.
                                                                                                                              Based at the Université de Mon-
                                                                                                                                                                     The group produces bulletins
                                                                                                                                                                  summarizing topics for parents and
new journal                             ple will understand.”
                                           More than 270 authors from 11
                                                                                be posted immediately. University
                                                                                students are among the most fre-
                                                                                                                          tréal under director Richard E.
                                                                                                                          Tremblay, the Centre of Excellence
                                                                                                                                                                  early childhood professionals, and
                                                                                                                                                                  also hosts international research
Geography professor Joyce David-        countries have contributed to the       quent users to date, Dr. Peters con-      for Early Childhood Development         conferences,     including     one
son has been named the lead editor      free, online resource, which is         tinues.                                   is a consortium of Canadian organ-      planned on “Best Practices in Early
of a new, interdisciplinary journal     funded by the Public Health                 “Although the encyclopedia is         izations that promote the best          Childhood Learning” to be chaired
on emotion that is already attract-     Agency of Canada and produced           not designed as a primary instruc-        knowledge on early childhood de-        by Dr. Peters in Banff, Alberta in
ing attention from across the hu-       by the Centre of Excellence for         tional tool for courses in child          velopment among the public, pro-        March 2008.
manities and social sciences.
   Called Emotion, Space and Soci-
ety, the journal will be launched in
October 2008 by UK-based Elsevier,
the world’s largest science and
health press, and publisher of the
                                        POP awards: Bringing innovation to market
prestigious Lancet medical journal.     Researchers developing novel tech-                                                                                        Roel Vertegaal (Computing) re-
Joining Dr. Davidson as an editor is    nologies in the fields of environ-                                                                                        ceives $85,000 to complete product
Mick Smith (Philosophy and Envi-        mental decontamination, health,                                                                                           refinements to his eyebox2 long-
ronmental Studies).                     ergonomics and digital advertising                                                                                        range eye-tracking technology,
   The journal’s origins can be         have been awarded a total of                                                                                              which enables the emerging digital
traced to the Second International      $200,000 to advance their innova-                                                                                         advertising industry to measure
and Interdisciplinary Conference        tions to market.                                                                                                          and collect accurate viewership in-
on Emotional Geographies, held at           The grants, ranging from                                                                                              formation. This funding will sup-
Queen’s in May 2006.                    $25,000 to $85,000 each, are the                                                                                          port the completion of validation
   Journal submissions must be re-      first to be awarded to Queen’s re-      Brown             Pollard                 Stevenson         Vertegaal             studies, software optimization, and
ceived by Jan. 15, 2008. For further    searchers under a new, $900,000                                                                                           the development of eye analytics
information, see:      Proof of Principle program fi-          testing of his technology on live         equipment, Dr. Pollard’s invention      software for tracking viewer statis-
/wps/locate/emospa                      nanced by the Ontario Ministry of       chemical warfare agents by a certi-       will give doctors a tool for quanti-    tics.
                                        Research and Innovation and man-        fied, third-party testing facility, a     tatively assessing the effectiveness        “We are excited about the av-
                                        aged by PARTEQ Innovations, the         crucial step towards enhancing the        of current air removal techniques       enues that this funding opens up
Heart study                             university’s technology transfer of-    market readiness of Dr. Brown’s dis-      during surgery.                         for these projects,” says Anne Vi-
                                        fice.                                   covery.                                   Joan Stevenson (Kinesiology and         vian-Scott, PARTEQ Vice-President,
patients                                    The funding enables researchers     Andrew Pollard (Mechanical and            Health Studies) receives $25,000 to     Commercial Development. “We are
                                        to embark on more commercially          Materials Engineering) has devel-         support design modifications to a       continuing to seek projects that
discover results                        oriented development and valida-        oped a method for detecting em-           Personal Lift Assist Device (PLAD),     may fit this commercially focused
                                        tion of their projects. Recipients      boli – potentially life-threatening       a wearable device that offloads         proof-of-concept fund, and we urge
Faculty of Health Sciences re-          are:                                    blockages in arteries that can occur      muscular forces on the lower back       researchers to bring their discover-
searchers held an innovative,           Stan Brown (Chemistry) and              as a result of open-heart surgery.        during lifting tasks, and potentially   ies to us. Researchers frequently
knowledge-sharing session recently      Alexei Neverov, who receive             Dr. Pollard receives $35,000 to in-       reducing a worker’s risk of lower       find that obtaining funding to de-
with more than 75 participants          $75,000 for further work on a           tegrate his emboli detection soft-        back injury. The modifications will     velop commercial applications of
from a cardiac follow-up study.         “green” method for deactivating         ware into hardware in the cardiac         allow the PLAD to meet manufac-         their research is difficult and time-
Principal investigator Joan Tranmer     contaminants such as chemical           treatment centre of Kingston Gen-         turing facility standards, leading to   consuming. This fund enables us to
says she was thrilled with the par-     warfare agents, pesticides and in-      eral Hospital. When combined              a trial at a major Canadian auto-       respond quickly to the commer-
ticipants’ response to the invitation   secticides. The funding will support    with the appropriate ultrasound           motive manufacturer.                    cialization needs of our faculty.”
and the feedback provided.
    The study focused on under-
standing the factors that influence
physical and emotional well-being
in older individuals and their care-
givers, following treatment for
                                        Biochemistry professor wins Basmajian Award
coronary artery disease. A total of     Biochemistry professor Steven                                                     and his team involves understand-       ulty of Health Sciences Education
324 patients and 192 caregivers         Smith is the 2006/2007 recipient of                                               ing the structure of these toxins       Award in 2006, in recognition of
took part in the one-year study.        the Mihran and Mary Basmajian                                                     and the associated complexes they       his teaching excellence.
    Among the findings: Most pa-        Award, presented each year by the                                                 form, as well as how they interact          The Basmajian Award was estab-
tients experienced relief from their    Faculty of Health Sciences in recog-                                              with the infected host. The long-       lished by John Basmajian, former
heart symptoms following treat-         nition of outstanding research.                                                   term goal of his program is to iden-    head of the Department of
ment; they reported a number of             The award will be presented on                                                tify novel compounds that disturb       Anatomy, in memory of his parents
other illnesses influencing their       Wednesday Nov. 7 at 5 pm in                                                       these interactions and slow down        Mihran and Mary Basmajian. It is
quality of life; and few participated   Richardson Laboratories Am-                                                       the progression of gas gangrene.        given annually to a member (or
in formalized rehabilitation pro-       phitheatre, room 104. After the                                                       A Burroughs Wellcome Hitch-         members) of the full-time staff of
grams. During the lively informa-       presentation, Dr. Smith will deliver                                              ings-Elion postdoctoral fellow at       the Faculty of Health Sciences
tion forum, participants identified     the Basmajian Lecture on A Struc-                                                 the University of Oxford from 1998      “judged to have made the most
three key messages: 1) a need for       tural Approach to Understanding                                                   to 2000 and a Canadian Institutes       meritorious contribution to health
more formalized centre-based and        Modular Protein Function in                                                       of Health Research postdoctoral fel-    research during the previous year
outreach rehabilitation programs        Health and Disease.                                    COURTESY OF STEVEN SMITH   low at McGill in 2001, Dr. Smith        or several years.”
or services appropriate for older in-       An expert in the spectroscopy of    Steven Smith                              joined the Department of Bio-               The award consists of a bronze
dividuals; 2) better access to and      proteins, Dr. Smith uses structural                                               chemistry at Queen’s in 2001.           metal, an inscribed piece of silver
range of home care services; and 3)     and biophysical methods to iden-        discovery in toxin research: the              He is the current recipient of a    plate, a copy of Dr. Basmajian’s
implementation of preventive car-       tify how modular proteins interact      ability to form multi-enzyme com-         CIHR New Investigator Award and         book, and a contribution to the re-
diac health programs for older in-      with their biological targets. He has   plexes.                                   a province of Ontario Early Re-         cipient’s research funding in the
dividuals.                              been responsible for a pivotal             Ongoing research by Dr. Smith          searcher Award. He received a Fac-      amount of $1,000.
                                                                         IN THE NEWS
October 22, 2007                                                                          Queen’s Gazette                                                                                           Page 9

Conference chronicles the AIDS struggle                                                                                                                             IN BRIEF
By KAREN RICHARDSON                                                                                                        participate in this event.
A Toronto doctor and leader of a
medical team providing assistance
                                                                                                                               Additional speakers presenting
                                                                                                                           at the conference are:                   Retirement,
to a community ravaged by AIDS
in Africa will be a keynote speaker
                                                                                                                           • Beverley Chalmers, International
                                                                                                                           Health Consultant specializing in        front and centre
for an upcoming Queen’s Health                                                                                             Perinatal Health: Female Genital         Pension reform, the retiring baby
and Human Rights Conference.                                                                                               Mutilation and Obstetric Care in         boom and the challenges of an
Philip Berger, Medical Director of                                                                                         Canada.                                  aging workforce will be discussed at
the Inner City Health Program and                                                                                          • David Matas, lawyer and recent         conference this week in 202 Policy
Chief of the Department of Family                                                                                          recipient of the 2007 Tarnopolsky        Studies.
and Community Medicine at St.                                                                                              Human Rights Award, and M.P.                 Former Bank of Canada Gover-
Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, will                                                                                        Hon. David Kilgour, co-authors of        nor David Dodge – a new member
be speaking on “Lesotho and AIDS:                                                                                          Report into Allegations of Organ Har-    of Queen’s Board of Trustees – is
The Struggle for Survival” on Satur-                                                                                       vesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in   among several experts who will
day, October 27 at 9:30 am.                                                                                                China.                                   lead sessions on the timely topic,
   Dr. Berger is also featured in the                                                                                      • Major Brent Beardsley, Operations      Retirement Policy Issues in Canada,
Canadian film “Tsepong: A Clinic                                                                                           Manager for the UN Assistance Mis-       which is presented by the John
Called Hope,” a documentary                                                                                                sion for Rwanda before and during        Deutsch Institute for the Study of
about the emotional journey of                                                                                             the Rwandan Genocide and co-au-          Economic Policy. It takes place Oct.
Dr. Berger’s team as they struggle to                                                                                      thor of Shake Hands with the Devil.      26 and 27 in 202 Policy Studies
provide medical assistance to a                                                                                            • Joan Lesmond, former President         Building.
community in Lesotho, Africa.                                                                                              of the Registered Nurses Associa-            As well as other universities, rep-
                                                                                                             STEVE SIMON
There will be a screening of the        A family brings a Basotho woman to the Tsepong HIV/AIDS Clinic.                    tion of Ontario and Chief Nursing        resentatives from several organiza-
film on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 pm at                                                                                         Officer at Casey House in Toronto.       tions including Human Resources
the University Club to kick off the     dent-run conference that provides a       and human rights. This year’s theme          For further information, or to       and Social Development Canada,
three-day conference.                   forum for speakers and students           is “Think Globally, Act Locally,” and    register for the conference, visit       the C.D. Howe Institute and in-
   The Queen’s annual Health and        from various disciplines to discuss is-   organizers are extending an invita-          or   email     vestment advisors will take part.
Human Rights conference is a stu-       sues that are relevant to health care     tion to the Kingston community to                        Topics include The Recent U.K.
                                                                                                                                                                    Pension Reform: Lessons for
                                                                                                                                                                    Canada; Recent legal decisions and

Chinese university V-Ps to visit Queen’s                                                                                                                            regulatory changes and their impli-
                                                                                                                                                                    cations for design structure of pen-
                                                                                                                                                                    sion plans; Remain, Retrain or
                                                                                                                                                                    Retire: Options for Older Workers
By CELIA RUSSELL                        about the main trends and strate-         China. Queen’s is seeking designa-       University of British Columbia and       Following Job Loss; Longevity risk
Vice-presidents from 22 Chinese         gies for reform and development of        tion as a preferred destination for      the University of Toronto.               and how to manage it effectively
universities will be visiting Queen’s   modern universities, and the gen-         SAFEA training delegations. This             In addition, the official opening    and Hiring and Retiring in Cana-
Oct. 29-30 for a two-day training       eration, management and deploy-           would enable the university to host      of the China-Queen’s Liaison Office      dian Academia.
session to learn the inner workings     ment of university funds.                 delegations from universities, gov-      in Shanghai takes place Monday,              For more information, contact
of university operations.                   Senior administration will pres-      ernment and enterprises for short-       Nov. 5. Attendees from Queen’s in-       Sharon Sullivan, 613-533-2294, sul-
   “Their visit is an excellent op-     ent sessions to the delegation on         term training programs in fields         clude Dr. Dixon, Dr. Zhang, Law or visit
portunity for us to raise the profile   several topics including the univer-      such as policy studies, urban plan-      Dean Bill Flanagan, Associate Dean
of Queen’s in China,” says Associ-      sity and its history, financial man-      ning, resources (mining and geol-        (International), Faculty of Arts &
ate Vice-Principal John Dixon (Aca-     agement, funding issues, risk             ogy), education, and biology and         Science, Patrick O’Neill, Executive
demic/International). “This same        management, information tech-             environmental science.                   Director, International Study Cen-       Rx for wait times
goal led Queen’s to set up the          nology innovation and collabora-              “These visits will raise the uni-    tre David Bevan, Director, Queen’s
China-Queen’s Liaison Office in         tion, property and facilities             versity’s profile and hopefully lead     School of English Elaine Armstrong       Submissions are invited for an up-
Shanghai, from which our liaison        management, academic quality as-          to new opportunities for research        and International Recruitment Of-        coming conference that aims to de-
officer, Dr. Zhiyao Zhang, is work-     surance and degree-level expecta-         and training collaborations and to       ficer Matthew Reesor of the Office       velop solutions to hospital wait
ing to establish links with selected    tions, research activities, fund-         recruitment of Chinese students to       of the University registrar.             times. Wait Times in Canada: Writ-
Chinese universities to set up aca-     raising and employee relations.           Queen’s,” says Dr. Dixon.                    Queen’s alumni in Shanghai           ing the Script for Success: From Di-
demic and exchange opportunities            The delegation’s visit is under           Sponsored by the Chinese Min-        and Fudan University faculty in-         alogue to Action will take place
for students and identify opportu-      the auspices of the State Adminis-        istry of Education, the group will be    volved with Queen’s Global Devel-        Nov. 26 and 27 at Queen’s.
nities for joint research.”             tration for Foreign Expert Affairs        visiting several Canadian universi-      opment Studies program are also          Through an interactive session,
   The participants hope to learn       (SAFEA) of the People’s Republic of       ties on their trip, including the        expected to attend.                      participants will help us develop
                                                                                                                                                                    practical and concrete solutions
                                                                                                                                                                    and future directions for reducing
                                                                                                                                                                    wait times for medical care in

Ban Righ Centre reaches out to community                                                                                                                            Canada. Solutions will be pub-
                                                                                                                                                                    lished with appropriate credit to all
                                                                                                                                                                    participants in discussion papers
                                                                                                                                                                    after the conference.
By KAY LANGMUIR                         celebrities, and is open to the           climb the stairs to the second floor,       Ban Righ offers these women               For more information or to reg-
The Ban Righ Centre sees more and       Kingston community.                       they also pass walls covered with        the extra support they need: a com-      ister, visit:
more women come through its                “We want to advocate continu-          plaques and photographs of the           puter room where they can get the        /health_conference
welcoming doors every year, partly      ing education for women in what-          men and women who went before            technical help required to complete
because many women seek to              ever ways we can. We believe              them at Queen’s: people who              course work, a nap room upstairs
“share the magic” of the centre
with others, say staff at the home
                                        communities that make educating
                                        women a priority are healthier
                                                                                  fought and worked and gave gener-
                                                                                  ously to found and support the Ban
                                                                                                                           where they can lie down and
                                                                                                                           recharge, guidance on how to find
                                                                                                                                                                    Glacier secrets
away from home for mature               communities; the effects are far          Righ Centre.                             the information and services they        Anthropologist Julie Cruikshank
women students.                         reaching,” says Ms. Webb.                     “A lot of the women here feel        need, and the all-important friend-      will discuss Melting Glaciers and
    Most women who are new to the                                                 they don’t belong,” says Ms. Webb.       ship and understanding of other          Emerging Histories in the Saint
centre come because they have met       “We are visible in                        “To see people who believe that          women.                                   Elias Mountains, Monday, Oct. 22
an ambassador, one of the many                                                    mature women have a place on                “This is a unique place for us,”      at noon in 202 Policy Studies.
regulars at the Ban Righ Centre who     the greater Kingston                      campus means a lot to them.”             says Lyne Peirson, a second-year            Dr. Cruikshank is professor
spread the word about this place,                                                     A more formal expression of          student. “It’s a very homey place        emerita in the Department of An-
inviting someone in for a bowl of
                                        community so that                         that gratitude was unveiled during       where we can come to talk about          thropology at the University of
homemade soup, some lively dis-         women know that                           Homecoming by Principal Karen            our goals and our struggles and          British Columbia, where she also
cussion or a tour of the house, says                                              Hitchcock, in the form of a plaque       how we balance everything.”              held the McLean Chair in Cana-
Lisa Webb, student advisor and pro-     there is a place and                      honoring the pivotal role of the            “I’m 45. I think I would feel un-     dian Studies, 2001-2003. For more
gram planner at the centre.             community for them                        Queen’s University Alumnae Asso-         comfortable if I didn’t have this        than a decade, she lived in the
    The main role of the centre,                                                  ciation in creating the Ban Righ         place. This centre is critical to my     Yukon Territory where she worked
which assists about 200 students a      on campus that is                         Foundation for Continuing Educa-         success at Queen’s. It’s an encour-      with the Yukon Native Language
year, is to provide support and en-     welcoming and                             tion at Queen’s. The plaque is the       aging and positive atmosphere.”          Centre recording oral traditions
couragement to mature students at                                                 gift of one of Ban Righ’s most in-          Third-year student Heather            and life stories with Athapaskan
Queen’s.                                supportive should                         strumental benefactors, Helen            Rathwell says she found it intimi-       and Tlingit elders. Working closely
    However, it has been working                                                  Bracken Anderson (Arts ’47).             dating to sit in large classes where     with those elders, she prepared
hard to build its community pro-
                                        they be thinking of                           Women enter Ban Righ juggling        she was old enough to be her class-      booklets under their authorship
file, with a campus radio show          returning to school.”                     burdens unknown to most of their         mates’ mother.                           documenting family history, place
called Women’s Word, the debut of                                                 classmates: part-time jobs and              “Ban Righ made me feel I wasn’t       names, land use, social history and
a fundraising concert series in                                    Lisa Webb      lengthy commutes, parenthood,            so weird to be going back to             other subjects largely absent from
2006, regular involvement in local                                                managing career changes and life         school,” she says.                       history books.
women’s events, and ongoing                 Once someone finds her way to         changes, and often carrying a full          “There’s a lot of sharing here,
speaking engagements to local           the unassuming brown house on             course load. Some are learning Eng-      even if it’s just ‘How the heck does
women’s groups.                         Bader Street, the karma within usu-       lish and a new culture, or are pro-      an Excel spreadsheet work.”
    “We are visible in the greater      ally does the rest. The yammering         fessionals from other countries             But for all the support the Ban
Kingston community so that              sea of iPod youths fades as the           undertaking retraining.                  Righ Centre gives mature students,
women know that there is a place        doors close behind you, and the               “Queen’s is very good at accom-      the students also give their own
and community for them on cam-          wordless greeting of coffee and           modating students with different         unique gifts to the university. Ms.
pus that is welcoming and sup-          homemade soup, creaking wooden            realities,” says Ms. Webb, citing ex-    Webb says there is increasing feed-
                                                                                                                                                                     To inform us of your latest research find-
portive should they be thinking of      floors, women’s voices, and the           amples of the Writing Centre,            back from professors pleased to           ings or upcoming journal publications,
returning to school,” says Ms.          chatter of cups in the kitchen has a      Learning Commons at Stauffer Li-         have the seasoned perspectives of         call Senior Communications Officer
Webb.                                   way of rubbing away one’s defenses        brary, Disability Services and Career    mature students enriching their           Nancy Dorrance, 613-533-2869, or
    The centre’s free noon hour         like an affectionate cat.                 Counselling Services.                    classes.                                  Communications Coordinator Lorinda
Speakers Program also attracts              When mature students walk                 “It provides a really nice enve-                                               Peterson, 613-533-3234.
many fascinating guests and             through its comfortable rooms, or         lope of support.”              
                                                                        IN THE NEWS
Page 10                                                                                  Queen’s Gazette                                                                                 October 22, 2007

IN BRIEF                                 Experts address student language barriers,
Major gift                               the nursing shortage, traffic signs
will boost
international                            QUEEN’S IN
profile of                               THE NEWS
School of Policy                         Highlights of Queen’s experts in the
Studies                                  ■ Oct. 3 – 16
The School of Policy Studies will be                                             Beach             Brock                Howse                King                      Lamoureux              Murray
bringing a stronger focus to inter-      Globe and Mail
national public policy, thanks to a                                              Janice Deakin (Graduate Studies) –                                                    Kingston Whig-Standard
significant gift from a Queen’s          Scott Lamoureux (Geography) –           The language barriers facing grad
alumnus.                                 International Polar Year research       students in Canadian university                                                       Dale Mercer (Surgery) – Hospital
   Science      graduate      Donald     on Melville Island in the northwest     classrooms.                                                                           wait times and the unavailability of
Mathews has donated $1.25 mil-           Arctic, also in the Toronto Star, Ot-   Stuart Pinchin (Admission Serv-                                                       critical care beds.
lion, the largest gift ever made to      tawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal,         ices) – The importance of high
the school, to establish The             London Free Press, on CBC’s Quirks      school students highlighting their                                                    CBC
Matthews Faculty Fellowship in           and Quarks, CBC Radio-Canada,           leadership skills when applying for
Global Public Policy.                    BBC Scotland, and ABC Australia.        university.                                                                           Guy Narbonne (Geological Sci-
   With an international perspec-        Gerrit Wilde (Psychology) – Traffic                                            Narbonne             Schuklenk                 ences) – ‘Darwin’s Dilemma’ and
tive, the fellowship will enable the     signs and speed limits posted on        Toronto Star                                                                          the world’s oldest-known complex
school to appoint world class, lead-     risky streets.                                                                 Vancouver Sun, on CBC Radio Ot-                fossils on CBC-TV’s “The Nature of
ing edge professors, visiting fellows,   Ken Wong (Business) – London            Kevin Hall (Civil Engineering) –       tawa, and Global TV Vancouver.                 Things.”
and practitioners to teach, lead re-     Drugs as a confident brand; the         The man-made island he and his         Asha Varadharajan (English) – A                Bruce Gilley (Political Studies) –
search and share their experience        success of H.Y. Louie and London        team built to protect Florida resi-    proposal to ban teachers from                  Chinese leader Hu Jintao’s opening
with students and faculty.               Air Services; and the challenges fac-   dents from future storms.              wearing the Islamic headscarf and              address to the Chinese Communist
   “In today’s competitive global        ing Standard Life Assurance Com-        Jim Stotz (Physics) – The giant        other religious symbols while at               Party’s 17th congress on CBC
environment, governments and             pany in implementing a new              magnetoresistance (GMR) technol-       work.                                          Newsworld in Toronto.
those who prepare for public serv-       targeted advertising and marketing      ogy found in the hard drives of lap-                                                  Udo Schuklenk (Philosophy) –
ice need to benefit from the best        campaign.                               tops and iPods that earned two         Ottawa Citizen                                 The implications of a ‘not-guilty’
current practices,” says Director        Elspeth Murray (Business) – The         European scientists a Nobel Prize in                                                  verdict in the tainted blood case on
Arthur Sweetman.                         complications of going into busi-       Physics.                               Ena Howse (Nursing) – The overall              CBC’s Ontario Morning.
   “This means bringing the most         ness with family and friends.           Samantha King (Kinesiology and         nursing shortage in the workforce,
competent, focused, efficient and        Jonathan Rose (Political Studies) –     Health) – The issue of cause mar-      also in the Montreal Gazette, Ed-              International
innovative techniques for govern-        The upcoming referendum and             keting campaigns.                      monton Journal, Victoria Times-
ing to policy studies classrooms         proposed Mixed Member Propor-                                                  Colonist, Vancouver Sun, Windsor               Charles Beach (Economics) – The
and research projects.”                  tional Representation electoral sys-    National Post                          Star, Kingston Whig-Standard, on               Canadian experience with a point
   The fellowship will allow the         tem, also in the Toronto Star,                                        and                   system in immigration policy on
school to benefit from an ongoing        National Post and the Kingston          Ron Peterson (Geological Sciences)     Scott Matthews (Political Studies)             TV2 in Denmark.
series of exciting and fresh ap-         Whig-Standard.                          – The discovery of a newly identi-     – The ability of politicians to move           Philip Jessop (Chemistry) – The
pointments, while also helping to        Kathy Brock (Political Studies) –       fied mineral called meridianiite       public opinion.                                International Conference of Car-
retain and reward strong existing        The Ontario provincial election,        that may also exist on Mars, also in   Hugh Thorburn (Political Studies)              bon Dioxide Utilization in Science
talent, Dr. Sweetman says.               also in the Kingston Whig-Standard      the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal           – Ontario election results, also on            magazine.
                                         and on CHUM Radio Kingston.             Gazette, Vancouver Province,           CHQR-Radio Calgary.

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                                                                            IN THE NEWS
October 22, 2007                                                                            Queen’s Gazette                                                                                     Page 11

Queen’s honours four exceptional luminaries
An award-winning filmmaker, an in-         prestigious CineAsia Best Director                                                                                         between industry and nature, find-
novative photographer, a distinguished     Award – an acclaim awarded to                                                                                              ing beauty and humanity in the
Irish historian and a former lieu-         Steven Spielberg in 2002.                                                                                                  raw elements of mining, quarrying,
tenant-governor with a passion for the        “Water,” the third film in a tril-                                                                                      manufacturing, shipping, oil pro-
arts will receive honorary degrees at      ogy called “elements,” opened the                                                                                          duction, and recycling.
fall convocation ceremonies this           2005 Toronto International Film                                                                                               In 1985, Mr. Burtynsky founded
Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct.         Festival and was released in Canada                                                                                        Toronto Image Works, a darkroom
26. Chancellor Charles Baillie will        in the fall of 2005, grossing over                                                                                         rental facility, custom photo labo-
preside over the ceremony and confer       $2.2 million. The film is Canada’s                                                                                         ratory, digital imaging, and new
the degrees at morning and afternoon       official entry to the Best Foreign                                                                                         media computer-training centre for
ceremonies at Grant Hall.                  Film category for the 79th Annual                                                                                          the local art community.
                                           Academy Awards.                                                                                                               Mr. Burtynsky’s works have
Deepa Mehta                                   On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Ms.                                                                                              been exhibited in solo and group
Director, producer and screenwriter        Mehta will introduce a screening of                                                                                        exhibitions across Canada, the
Deepa Mehta has been described as          her most recent film, “Water,” at                                                                                          United States, Europe, and Asia. His
Canada’s most internationally              the Etherington Auditorium, 94                                                                                             prints are housed in public, corpo-
renowned woman filmmaker. Now              Stuart St., 7:30 pm.                                                                                                       rate, and private collections world-
based in Toronto and Delhi, she            Deepa Mehta will receive her de-                                                                                           wide, and are included in 15 major
was born in India and received a           gree on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 9:30                              NORMAN MCBEATH               COURTESY OF LYNDA HAVERSTOCK   museums around the world, in-
degree in philosophy from the Uni-         am.                                      Roy Foster                              Lynda Haverstock                          cluding the National Gallery of
versity of New Delhi.                                                                                                                                                 Canada, the Bibliothèque Na-
    In 1991, Ms. Mehta produced            Robert Fitzroy Foster                    Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up   in Victoria. She was recently pre-        tionale, the Museum of Modern
and directed her first feature film        Robert Fitzroy (Roy) Foster is con-      in Ireland (2001), which won the        sented with the Distinguished             Art, and the Guggenheim.
Sam & Me, which won the very               sidered as one of the foremost “re-      2003 Christian Gauss Award for Lit-     Canadian Award, and was named                Mr. Burtynsky has received nu-
first Honorable Mention by the             visionist” Irish historians. Professor   erary Criticism and W.B. Yeats, A       one of the University of                  merous awards and fellowships,
Critics in the Camera D’Or cate-           Foster is a well-known critic, re-       Life. I: The Apprentice Mage 1865-      Saskatchewan’s 100 alumni of in-          and has lectured at the National
gory in the 1991 Cannes Film Fes-          viewer and broadcaster, and holds        1914 (1997) which won the 1998          fluence.                                  Gallery of Canada, the Library of
tival.                                     the only endowed chair of Irish          James Tait Black Prize for biogra-      Dr. Haverstock will receive her           Congress, and the George Eastman
    In 1992, she directed a one-hour       History in Britain. He was born in       phy. In 2009, he will deliver the       degree on Friday, Oct. 26 at 9:30         House. His images have appeared
episode of the Young Indiana Jones         Waterford, Ireland in 1949 and           Clark Lectures at the University of     am.                                       in various periodicals, including Art
Chronicles, (the adventures of In-         graduated from Trinity College,          Cambridge, and in 2012 the Ford                                                   Forum, Art in America, Art News,
diana Jones as a boy) produced by          Dublin. He subsequently became           Lectures at the University of Ox-       Edward Burtynsky                          Blind Spot, National Geographic, and
George Lucas for ABC television.           Professor of Modern British History      ford.                                   Edward Burtynsky is considered            the New York Times. He also sits on
“Benares” was filmed on location           at Birkbeck College, University of       Professor Foster will receive his       one of Canada’s most respected            the board of directors for Toronto’s
in Benares, India.                         London, as well as holding visiting      degree on Thursday, Oct. 25 at          photographers. Born in Ontario in         international photography festival,
    Since then she has written, di-        fellowships at St. Anthony’s Col-        2:30 pm.                                1955, Burtynsky is a graduate of Ry-      Contact.
rected and produced many films             lege, Oxford, the Institute for ad-                                              erson University and Niagara Col-            In February, 2005, Mr. Burtyn-
including her 2002 film Bollywood          vanced Study, Princeton, and             Lynda Maureen Haverstock                lege. His early exposure to the           sky spent time at Queen’s as a visit-
Hollywood, which comments on               Princeton University.                    Lynda Maureen Haverstock is rec-        General Motors plant in his home-         ing scholar.
the situation of many Indo-Cana-               In 1991, Professor Foster be-        ognized throughout Saskatchewan,        town inspired his ambition to de-         Mr. Burtynsky will receive his de-
dians caught between family and            came the first Carroll Professor of      Canada and internationally for her      pict global industrial landscapes.        gree on Friday, Oct. 26 at 2:30
tradition and Western culture. The         Irish History at Oxford and was          academic achievements and work          His imagery explores the link             pm.
film opened the Perspective                elected a Fellow of Hertford Col-        in education, her role in provincial
Canada Program at the 2002                 lege. He has received honorary de-       politics and for her commitment to
Toronto International Film Festival,       grees from the University of             the province as Saskatchewan’s
and upon release became one of             Aberdeen, The Queen’s University         19th Lieutenant Governor. She has
the top 10 grossing English Cana-          of Belfast, Trinity College, Dublin,     earned respect for her role in devel-
dian movies.                               and the National University of Ire-      oping education programs for dis-
    In 2003, Ms. Mehta co-wrote            land, as well as an Honorary Fel-        abled     students     and    truant
and directed Republic of Love,             lowship at Birkbeck College,             adolescents, and for her work on
based on the novel of the same title       University of London. In the spring      farm families in crisis.
by the world-renowned author,              of 2002, he was the Whitney Oates           In addition to being an “impas-
Carol Shields, starring Bruce Green-       Fellow at Princeton.                     sioned supporter of the arts,” Dr.
wood and Amelia Fox. In the                    Professor Foster is the author of    Haverstock is admired for her com-
same year, Ms. Mehta won the               many books including The Irish           mitment to good citizenship,
                                                                                    preservation of heritage sites, envi-
                                                                                    ronmental stewardship, promoting
                                                                                    interest in Canadian history and
                                                                                    voluntarism, as well as implement-
                                                                                    ing groundbreaking initiatives like
                                                                                    The Northern Spay and Neuter Pro-
                                                                                       Dr. Haverstock shares her ex-
                                                                                    pertise with many professional and
                                                                                    community organizations, and re-
                                                                                    cently served as Chair of the Lieu-
                                                                                    tenant Governor of Alberta’s Arts
                                                                                    Awards, and acts as Advisor to the
                                                                                    President of the Saskatchewan In-
                                                                                    dian Institute of Technologies.
                                                                                       Dr. Haverstock was recently
                                                                                    named among newly appointed re-
                                                                                    cipients to the Order of Canada
                                                                                    and has received honorary doctor-
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                                                                                                                  CELIA RUSSELL

                                                                                       About 7,000 alumni, family and
                                                                                       friends returned to Queen’s Oct. 12-
                                                                                       14 for Homecoming Weekend. Coun-
                                                                                       terclockwise from above: Mechanical
                                                                                       and Materials Engineering professor
                                                                                       Stephen Waldman and daughter Noa
                                                                                       enjoy the activities on Agnes Beni-
                                                                                       dickson field Saturday. Students cheer
                                                                                       on the Gaels at Richardson Stadium.
                                                                                       Alumni Association President Sarah
                                                                                       Renaud surprises Principal Karen
                                                                                       Hitchcock by swiping the football at
                                                                                       the ceremonial kickoff. Chancellor
                                                                                       Charles Baillie recovers the ball and
                                                                                       charges to the end zone. Alumni par-
                                                                                       ticipate in the half-time parade
                                                                                       around the track. The Queen’s Bands
                                                                                       perform while others make new ac-
                                                                                       quaintances and renew old ones.
                                                                          GREG BLACK

                                                 SEQUENCE BY GREG BLACK                                           CELIA RUSSELL

                              KAREN RICHARDSON                                                                     GREG BLACK

          CELIA RUSSELL                                                                                           CELIA RUSSELL
October 22, 2007                                                                           Queen’s Gazette                                                                                 Page 13

                                                                     GREG BLACK                                                                                                             CELIA RUSSELL

                                                                                  Fun for young,
                                                                                  old and
                                                                                  in between
                                                                                  Clockwise from top left: A cheer-
                                                                                  leader-in-training gets some tips from
                                                                                  the Queen’s squad. Waterloo Warriors
                                                                                  with one of their few ball possessions
                                                                                  against the Gaels, who beat them 45-
                                                                                  0. Buzz Hargrove and Elizabeth May
                                                                                  participate in The Great Debate on
                                                                                  climate change. Artsci’82 alumna
                                                                                  Barb Black shows her spirit. Former
                                                                                  Alumni Affairs Director Murray Gill,
                                                                                  Sc’47, was one of 25 from his class
                                                                     GREG BLACK
                                                                                  who showed up for the reunion –
                                                                                  pretty good for 60 years out. Stu-
                                                                                  dents pose for a photo on the way to
                                                                                  the game. A couple of Superfans in
                                                                                  the crowd cheer on the Gaels.
                                                                                                                                                                                          HARRISON SMITH

                                                               KAREN RICHARDSON                         KAREN RICHARDSON                                                                    CELIA RUSSELL

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Association President Sarah Renaud       groups. Now all of those lines have      Auto Workers Union sold out.             arcade in the tent in Agnes Beni-     Jeff Garrah, Chief Executive Officer,
said of the Oct. 12-14 event. Ms.        dissolved. . . The enthusiasm is so         About 450 people attended this        dickson field which was busy all      for Kingston Economic Develop-
Renaud was elected at Queen’s            electric. . . Everyone plans to come     year, up from 320 last year.             night until 1 am.                     ment Corporation (KEDCO). “We
Alumni Assembly, which took              back at 35 years, even the ones in          “While there was a general con-          “We had four-year-olds right up    have the advantage of a very pow-
place Friday, Oct. 12.                   Australia.”                              sensus to vote for the motion of         to alumni who brought their kids      erful and influential alumni net-
    The Tricolour Guard, which cel-         Alumni also return out of their       moving without delay to meet the         and members of the community,”        work, where their visit to Kingston
ebrates alumni aged 50 and older         love for Kingston, said Ms. Brown.       Kyoto protocols [giving Ms. May          said organizer Nanci Corrigan.        and their experience here is ex-
was also well-attended this year,        “They comment on how much                victory in the debate], Buzz Har-        Street hockey at midnight was also    tremely important – they take back
with close to 400 people. This year      they really appreciate the water-        grove provided some thought-pro-         popular.                              a positive experience to their com-
Charles Baillie celebrated his last      front and the downtown . For oth-        voking arguments to help the                On Oct. 14, a group of Sc’77       panies, because opportunity may
Homecoming as Queen’s Chancel-           ers, it’s about the people. Again and    different sides work together,” said     alumni capped their 30th reunion      emerge at some point.”
lor.                                     again over the weekend I saw ‘per-       debate organizer Melanie McEwen,         celebrations by helping the student       It is important for alumni to see
    “It was very special to have him     sonal reunions’ – people recogniz-       manager, Alumni Education Serv-          group Green Scheme plant trees on     that the city is progressing, said Mr.
at the Tricolour Reunion dinner on       ing each other in the football           ices.                                    Aberdeen Street.                      Garrah.
Saturday night,” said Ms. Renaud.        stands, or hugging people they              At the Alumni Association Gala,          “I am very proud of the stu-           “It’s likely changed a lot from
“He offered some remarks and             hadn’t seen in a long time.”             the highest award for Alumni             dents’ work,” said the group’s fac-   whatever time they were here.”
spent some time reflecting on what          This year’s events for the alumni     Achievement was presented to Ron         ulty advisor Dave Gordon,                 Alumni now have another rea-
the world was like back in 1957.”        seemed particularly well-organized,      McCallum, who traveled from Aus-         internship co-ordinator, School of    son to return to Queen’s. Many are
    Alumnus and Nursing Science          said outgoing Alumni President           tralia to accept thie honour.            Urban & Regional Planning.            expessing early interest for MiniU,
’77 graduate Cathy (Hart) Carpen-        Dan Rees.                                   Mr. McCallum is the Blake Daw-           “The students have built a good    the first-ever education weekend to
ter said 25 of 43 people in her class       “Maybe because it was the 50th-       son Waldron Professor in Industrial      relationship with the Sydenham        be held next May.
returned this year for their 30th re-    year reunion, I certainly noticed        Law and Dean of Law at the Uni-          Ward tenants and the Ratepayers           The weekend will complement
union.                                   that Queen’s was particularly ap-        versity of Sydney, and received his      Association.”                         the fall Homecoming weekend,
    What keeps alumni coming             preciative of alumni this year.”         Master’s of Law degree from                 The event was sponsored by the     said Ms. Brown.
back year after year? The love of           The Great Debate on climate           Queen’s in 1974.                         Kingston Branch of the Alumni As-         “They want to come back and
Queen’s and camaraderie may be           change between Elizabeth May,               The first-annual Night Festival       sociation, which contributed to the   re-experience the things that made
the biggest reason, she said.            Leader of the Green Party of             was also well-attended. More than        cost of the trees.                    them choose Queen’s in the first
    “Back in the day of clinical rota-   Canada and Buzz Hargrove, Na-            1,000 people watched the fireworks          Homecoming is a “great oppor-      place – a source of first-rate educa-
tions, we were divided into small        tional President of the Canadian         near Breakwater park. “We had an         tunity to showcase the city,” said    tion.”
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                                                                   Bulletin Board                          and determine if there is a clear de-
                                                                                                           partmental consensus in favour of
                                                                                                                                                   2:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                   School of Graduate Studies and Re-

 Experience                                                         Submission information
                                                                                                           renewal. University community
                                                                                                           members are invited to comment on
                                                                                                           the present state and future
                                                                                                                                                   Faculty of Arts & Science (Environ-
                                                                                                                                                   mental Studies to Physiology)
                                                                    Please note that appointment
                                                                                                           prospects of the department and the     Faculty of Law
                                                                    submissions will be edited to ad-
                                                                                                           renewal of the present head. Submis-    School of Kinesiology and Health
                                                                    dress style considerations and
                                                                                                           sions will be reviewed by the com-      Studies
                                                                    length. Submissions should be a
                                                                                                           mittee and will become part of the      School of Policy Studies
                                                                    maximum of 200 words.
                                                                                                           record of decision-making. Please ad-   School of Urban and Regional Plan-
                                                                                                           dress comments to the committee         ning
                                                                                                           chair, Associate Dean Cynthia           Honorary Graduand:
                                                                   Committees                              Fekken at or by      Roy Fraser, LLD

             the Scandesign way                                    Headship, Spanish
                                                                   and Italian
                                                                   Jan Mennell’s term as head of the
                                                                                                           fax to 613-533-2067 by Oct. 29.
                                                                                                                                                   Friday, Oct. 26
                                                                                                                                                   9:30 am
                                                                                                           Awards and Grants                       School of Graduate Studies and Re-
                                                                   Department of Spanish and Italian is
                                                                   scheduled to end on June 30, 2008.      Queen’s University Chair in
  TEMPUR                                                           Dr. Mennell is willing to consider      Teaching and Learning                   Faculty of Arts & Science (Political
                                                                                                                                                   Studies to Women’s Studies)
                                                                   reappointment. In accordance with       Nominations are invited for the
  Neck Pillows                                                     Article 41 of the Collective Agree-
                                                                   ment, an abridged headship commit-
                                                                                                           Queen’s University Chair in Teach-
                                                                                                                                                   Faculty of Education
                                                                                                                                                   Honorary Graduand:
                                                                                                           ing and Learning to be awarded in       Lynda Haverstock, LLD
  provide maximum                                                  tee is being formed to consult with     October, 2008. The award recognizes
                                                                   department members to determine if      teachers who have a record as excel-
  pressure relief                                                  there is a clear departmental consen-   lent teachers and as scholars of
                                                                                                                                                   2:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                   School of Graduate Studies and Re-
                                                                   sus in favour of renewal. University
  and support.                                                     community members are invited to
                                                                                                           teaching and learning. Chairs receive
                                                                                                           a three-year appointment and
                                                                                                                                                   Faculty of Applied Science
                                                                   comment on the present state and        $20,000 annual discretionary funds      Faculty of Health Sciences
                                                                   future prospects of the department      to be spent in support of their pro-    School of Business
  Custom order yours                                               and the renewal of the present head.    gram. One award is granted per year.    Honorary Graduand:
                                                                   Submissions will be reviewed by the     All full-time faculty members and
  or choose one from                                               committee and will become part of       continuing adjuncts are eligible to
                                                                                                                                                   Edward Burtynsky, LLD
                                                                   the record of decision-making. Please
  our vast selection of                                            address comments to the committee
                                                                                                           apply. Deadline: Dec. 10. Details:
                                                                                                                                                   All ceremonies take place in Grant
  TEMPUR products!                                                 chair, Associate Dean Gordon Smith,
                                                          or by fax
                                                                                                                                                   Assembly: The academic procession
                                                                                                                                                   assembles 30 minutes before Convo-
                                                                   to 613-533-2067 by Oct. 31.             Convocation
                                                                                                                                                   cation in Kingston Hall. Those join-
                       queen size mattress from      $ 1,999       Headship, Geological Sciences
                                                                                                           Faculty invitation to Fall              ing the procession should contact
                                       SALE PRICE INCLUDES TAXES                                           Convocation 2007                        the Secretariat before Oct. 24 so that
                                                    AND DELIVERY   and Geological Engineering
                                                                                                           Thursday, Oct. 25                       sufficient seats may be reserved.
                                                                   Bob Dalrymple’s term as head of the                                             Complete the online form at
                                                                                                           9:30 am
                                                                   Department of Geological Sciences                                     
                                                                                                           Queen’s Theological College
                                                                   and Geological Engineering will end                                             cation/Fall/RSVPform.html or
                                                                                                           School of Graduate Studies and Re-
                                                                   on June 30, 2008. Dr. Dalrymple is                                               contact Janet Cowperthwaite, cow-
                                                                   willing to consider reappointment.                                     or phone: ext.
                                                                                                           Faculty of Arts & Science (Anatomy
  The TEMPUR Swedish Mattress and Pil-                             In accordance with Article 41 of the                                            77927.
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                                                                   Collective Agreement, an abridged                                               Academic regalia: Queen’s gradu-
  low allows the spine and joints to rest in                                                               Honorary Graduand: Deepa Mehta,
                                                                   headship committee is being formed                                              ates who require a hood or gown
  their natural positions, causing the least                       to consult with department members
                                                                                                                                                   should make arrangements 30 min-
  possible stress on muscles and nerves,
                                                                                                                                                   utes before each ceremony with the
      resulting in a more restful, more                                                                                                            Alma Mater Society (second floor,
          comfortable night's sleep.                                                                                                               Kingston Hall). Only the AMS carries
                                                                                                                                                   Queen’s regalia. Members of the aca-
                                                                                                                                                   demic procession who are NOT grad-

                BALANCE                                                                                                                            uates of Queen’s will need to make
                                                                                                                                                   their own arrangements. However,
                                                                                                                                                   they can borrow a black gown from
                        TEMPUR                                                                                                                     the AMS. Please present your fac-
                                                                                                                                                   ulty card for identification.

            The     Jobri kneeling chair                                                                                                           Receptions: Receptions are the re-
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                                                                                                                                                   concerned. Faculty are encouraged to
            is back at SCANDESIGN                                                                                                                  attend and meet with the graduands
                                                                                                                                                   and their families.

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                                                                      variety of campus organizations for projects benefiting                      dences; Joseph DeGroot, PPS;
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Therapy; Mary Nolte, English; Lynn The site is up-        Leeds; James Johnson, The Univer-        SUNY Plattsburgh; Lisa Young, Uni-
O’Malley, Chemical Engineering.
10 years: Catherine Elliott, NCIC;
                                         dated weekly on Fridays.                  sity of Western Ontario. Review
                                                                                   Team: Keith Banting, Policy Studies,
                                                                                                                            versity of Calgary. Review Team:
                                                                                                                            Melanie Bedore (graduate student),          HELP LINES
Philip Harvey, Physics; Andre Lariv-                                               Betsy Donald, Geography, Tiago Falk      Jenny Corlett (staff), Alfred Fisher,
iere, Telecommunications; Terrence       Internal Academic                         (graduate student), Martin Guay,         Music, Bev Lapham, Economics, Ann
McKenna, Athletics.                      Reviews                                   Chemical Engineering, Hoi T. Lam         Marie Hill, Education, Andrejs Sk-          Campus Security
Five years: Robin Cameron, HCDS;         Vice-Principal (Academic) and Chair       (undergraduate student), Ian Moore,      aburskis, Urban and Regional Plan-          Emergency Report Centre
Kristy Chalovich, Residences; Elaine     of Senate’s Internal Academic Review      Civil Engineering (chair), Hilary Sir-   ning (chair), Thea Whitman
Devlin, Biochemistry; Vernon Dixon,
PPS; Jill Donaldson, English;
                                         Committee Patrick Deane announces
                                         the consultants and review team
                                                                                   man (staff).                             (undergraduate).
Stephanie Everingham, Biochemistry;      members for internal academic re-         Arts and Science                         Health Sciences
Carrie Goudreau, NCIC; Catherine         views to be conducted in the facul-       Department of Global Develop-            Department of Life Sciences and X-          Human Rights Office
Gurnsey, Medicine; Jessica Hogan,        ties of Applied Science, Arts and         ment Studies: Consultants: Kris In-      Ray Technology Collaborative Pro-           613-533-6886
OUR; Carolyn MacKay, Residences;         Science, Health Sciences, Law and         wood, University of Guelph; Jo Beall,    gram: Consultants: Deborah                  Irène Bujara, Director
Christine Molnar, Anatomy and Cell       the School of Graduate Studies and        London School of Economics. Re-          MacLatchy, Wilfrid Laurier Univer-
Biology; Karilene Montgomery, VP         Research in the coming year. Univer-      view Team: Charles Beach, Econom-        sity; David Triggle, State University       Sexual Harassment
(Academic); Morgan Nicholson, HR;        sity community members are invited        ics (chair), Martin Duncan, Physics,     of New York at Buffalo. Review Team:        Complainant Advisors
Raymond Pengelly, ITS; Kerri Regan,      to comment on these units in writ-        Engineering Physics and Astronomy,       Brian Amsden, Chemical Engineer-            Margot Coulter, Coordinator
School of Business; Ronald Reid, PPS;    ing to the chair of the review team.      Marie-Lynn Grenier (undergraduate        ing (chair), Stephen Brown, Chem-           613-533-6629
Giovanna Salamone, PPS; Anne                                                       student), Kevin Hall, Civil Engineer-    istry, Ian Wildgoose Brown                  Chuck Vetere – Student Counselling
Smith, Research Services; Diane Sulli-   Applied Science                           ing, Angela James (staff), Terry         (undergraduate student), Melody             613-533-2893 ext. 77978
van, Chemistry; Matt Tremblay, ITS;                                                Krupa, Rehabilitation Therapy,           Monte (staff), Evelyn Morin, Electri-
                                         Department of Civil Engineering:
Laurie Villeneuve, NCIC.                                                           Stephen Shepherd (undergraduate          cal and Computer Engineering,               Anti-Racism Complainant Advisors
                                         Consultants: Roger Cheng, Univer-
October 2007                                                                       student).                                Cheryl Pulling, Nursing, Sanja              Stephanie Simpson, Coordinator
                                         sity of Alberta; Alex McCorquodale,
25 years: Michael Smith, ITS.                                                      School of Environmental Studies:         Visekruna (undergraduate student).          613-533-6886
                                         University of New Orleans. Review
20 years: Alan Grant, Geological Sci-                                              Consultants: Jean Andrey, University     Department of Community Health
                                         Team: Michael Birk, Mechanical and                                                                                             Audrey Kobayashi – Geography,
ences; Donna Horner, Applied Sci-                                                  of Waterloo; Dan Hornbach,               and Epidemiology: Consultants:              613-533-3035
                                         Materials Engineering, Suzanne
ence; Marilyn Lavoie, Philosophy;                                                  Macalester College. Review Team:         Allan Donner, The University of
                                         Boyle (graduate student), Panagiotis
Margaret O’Reilly, Medicine; Marilyn                                               Rick Boswell (staff), Ben Bradley        Western Ontario; Jeremy M. G. Tay-          Anti-Heterosexism/Transphobia
                                         Katsabanis, Mining Engineering
Redmond, Policy Studies.                                                           (graduate student), James Brien,         lor, University of Michigan. Review         Complainant Advisors
                                         (chair), David Kempson (staff), Huw
15 years: Jo-Ann Brierley, Resi-                                                   Pharmacology and Toxicology,             Team: Estelle D’Souza (graduate stu-        Julie Darke, Coordinator
                                         Lloyd-Ellis, Economics, Connor
dences; Gail MacAllister, Psychology.                                              Megan Ellis (undergraduate student),     dent), Peter Hodson, Biology,               613-533-6886
                                         Langford (undergraduate student),
Five years: Glenda Fralick, Advance-                                               Audrey Kobayashi, Geography,             Heather Jamieson, Geological Sci-           Eleanor MacDonald, Politics
                                         Vince Sacco, Sociology.
ment; Tenay Gunter, School of Busi-                                                Ronald Neufeld, Chemical Engineer-       ences and Geological Engineering,           613-533-6631
                                         Department of Electrical and Com-
ness; Nancy McCormack, Law                                                         ing (chair), Joan Schwartz, Art.         Karina McInnis (staff), Teri Stuckless,
                                         puting Engineering: Consultants:
Library; Micheline Primeau-Foley,                                                  Department of Geography: Con-            (graduate student), James Wilson,           Coordinator of Dispute
                                         Eric Dubois, University of Ottawa;                                                                                             Resolution Mechanisms
Oncology.                                                                          sultants: André G. Roy, Université de    Urology, Iain Young, Pathology and
                                         Kenneth A. Connor, Rensselaer Poly-
                                                                                   Montréal; Susan Smith, Durham            Molecular Medicine (chair).                 Please contact Harry Smith,
                                         technic Institute. Review Team: Craig
Employee Assistance Program                                                        University. Review Team: Mark Dig-                                                   Coordinator of Dispute Resolution
                                         Baker (graduate student), Natalie                                                                                              Mechanisms, at 613-533-6495 for
For off-campus professional coun-        Cann, Chemistry, Pascale Cham-            nam, Physics, Engineering Physics        Graduate Studies and
                                                                                                                                                                        assistance or referral to an advisor.
selling call toll free: 1-800-387-4765   pagne, Civil Engineering, William         and Astronomy (chair), Arash             Research
(français 1-800-361-5676). This serv-    Higginson, Education, Kimberley           Farzam-Kia (graduate student), Lynn      School of Urban and Regional                Sexual Harassment
ice can be reached 24 hours a day,       McAuley, Chemical Engineering             Freeman (staff), Jessica Keyes (under-   Planning: Consultant: Ian Skelton,          Respondent Advisors
seven days a week. Details:              (chair), Laurie Ross (staff), Paul Yang   graduate student), John Kirby, Educa-    University of Manitoba; Hemalata            Paul Banfield – Archives                       (undergraduate student).                  tion, Pradeep Kumar, Policy Studies,     Dandekar, Arizona State University.         ext. 74460
                                         Department of Mechanical and              Katherine Wynne-Edwards, Biology.        Review Team: Richard Chaykowski,            Greg Wanless – Drama
Staff job postings                       Materials Engineering: Consultants:       Department of Political Studies          Policy Studies (chair), Allison Goebel,     ext. 74330
For information on staff job postings    Richard M. Hall, The University of        and Program in Canadian Studies:         Women’s Studies, Susan Greaves,
and staff appointments, visit                                                      Consultants: Christopher Kirkey,                              Continued on page 16   Anti-Racism Respondent Advisor
                                                                                                                                                                        Ellie Deir – Education
                                                                                                                                                                        ext. 77673

                                                                                                                                                                        Internal Dispute Resolution

                                                                                                                Health Fair
                                                                                                                                                                        SGPS Student Advisor Program

                                                                                                                                                                        University Dispute Resolution
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               The Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
           invites members of the University Community to a
                         Farewell Reception
                                                                                                                            2007                                        Please contact Harry Smith,
                                                                                                                                                                        Coordinator of Dispute Resolution
                                                                                                                                                                        Mechanisms, at 613-533-6495 for
                                                                                                                                                                        assistance or referral to an advisor.
                                  for                                                                                For Queen’s Employees
                            Sandra Crocker                                                                                                                              University Grievance
                  Associate Vice-Principal (Research)                                                                                                                   Advisors – Staff
                                                                                                                                                                        Janet Cowperthwaite
                      Tuesday, October 30, 2007
                          4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                                                      Get Connected                                                          University Secretariat
                                                                                                                                                                        ext. 77927
        Elspeth Baugh Fireside Room, Ban Righ Hall, Bader Lane                                                                                                          Bob Burge – JDUC

    RSVP prior to October 25, 2007
                                                                                                and Get Healthy                                                         ext. 78775
                                                                                                                                                                        Gary Racine – Telecommunications
    Phone (613) 533-6000 Extension 78292
    Email:                                                            Wednesday, October 24th, 2007                                                 Freedom of Information and
                                                                                           Doors open from 10am-2pm                                                     Protection of Privacy
                                                                                                                                                                        Diane Kelly, Access and Privacy
                                                                                             McLaughlin and Sutherland Rooms,                                           613-533-2211
                                                                                                                                                                        Accommodation and Wellness
                                                                                                                                                                        Shannon Casteels, Workplace Advisor
                                                                                         Meet representatives from Queen’s                                              ext. 77818

                                                                                           and the Kingston Community                                                   Employee Assistance Program
           Featuring a wonderful selection of LOCAL FARE:
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      Desert Lake Gardens home grown produce                                                  Plus, first 450 employees to the fair                                     Brian Yealland
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                      LOCAL meat and cheeses                                                                                                                            Rector
   Soups, salads, entrees prepared in our Mill Street Café kitchen
                                                                                                Ball Fit and Yoga demonstrations                                        Johsa Manzanilla
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                                                                                                                             Destinations in the JDUC, the Drama         Wednesday, Nov. 7
                               ARENA SOUVENIRS FOR A GOOD CAUSE                                                              office in Theological Hall. Details:
                                                                                                                                                                         David Austin, Alfie Roberts Institute,
                                                                                                                   , 613-533-2104.             Montreal. The Damned of the Earth:
                                                                                                                                                                         Caribbean Civilization, Africa, and the
                                                                                                                                                                         Ideas of Frantz Fanon. 217 Watson
                                                                                                                             Conferences                                 Hall, 7:30 pm. Reception to follow.
                                                                                                                             Friday, Oct. 26 – Saturday,
                                                                                                                             Oct. 27                                     Thursday, Nov. 8
                                                                                                                             John Deutsch Institute                      Policy Studies
                                                                                                                             Economics                                   Canada/China Relations panel dis-
                                                                                                                             Retirement Policy Issues in Canada.         cussion. Moderated by Tom Axwor-
                                                                                                                             202, Policy Studies, 8 am- 4:30 pm.         thy with Hok-Lin Leung, Bruce
                                                                                                                             Details and registration: Sharon Sulli-     Gilley, Queen’s, David Kilgour,
                                                                                                                             van, 613-533-2294,                          human rights advocate and former
                                                                                                                    or visit           Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific. 202
                                                                                                                              Policy Studies, noon.
                                                                                                                                                                         Friday, Nov. 9
                                                                                                                             Monday, Nov. 26 – Tuesday,                  Music
                                                                                                                             Nov. 27                                     David Yearsley, Cornell University.
                                                                                                                             Policy Studies                              Princes of War and Peace and Their
                                                                                                                             Wait Times in Canada: Writing the           Most Humble Court Composer. 124
                                                                                                                             ’Script for Success: From Dialogue to Ac-   Harrison-LeCaine, 12:30 pm.
                                                                                                                             tion. 202 Policy Studies. Details: www
                                                                                                                              Monday, Nov. 26
                                                                                                                                                                         Policy Studies
                                                                                                                                                                         Duncan G. Sinclair Lectureship in
                                                                                                                             Public Lectures                             Health Policy
                                                                                                                             Monday, Oct. 22                             Colleen Flood, CIHR Institute of
                                                                                                                                                                         Health Services on Policy Research.
                                                                                                                                                                         Courts vs. Medicare. Grant Hall, 5
                                                                                                                             Julie Cruikshank, University of
                                                                                                                                                                         pm. Co-sponsored by Policy Studies
                                                                                                                             British Columbia. Melting Glaciers
                                                                                                                                                                         and the Centre for Health Services
                                                                                                                             and Emerging Histories in the Saint
                                                                                                                                                                         and Policy Research.
                                                                                                            CELIA RUSSELL    Elias Mountains. 202 Policy Studies,
   United Way Co-chair Bob Crawford hands a piece of the Jock Harty to second-year student Caroline Crawford                 noon. Details:
   (no relation) at a barbecue lunch last Thursday at Grant Hall to kick off this year’s United Way campaign. In ex-         inar Series/index.asp
   change for a donation to the campaign, people could receive a recognizable piece of the arena and a certificate                                                       Special Events
   of authenticity. The arena was demolished to make way for part of Phase 1 of the Queen’s Centre project. This
   year’s United Way goal is set at $295,000. Watch the progress on the thermometer outside the Engineering and              Wednesday, Oct. 24                          Wednesday, Oct. 24
   Science Library, Union Street side.                                                                                       2007 Gairdner Lecture                       Human Resources
                                                                                                                             Allan Ronald, Gairdner Wightman             Health Fair 2007. More than 30
                                                                                                                             Laureate 2006. The global challenges        vendors. Yoga and fit ball demon-
Queen’s Libraries, John Holmes,            Taunton. Nov. 8: Historic dress with     Friday, Nov. 2                           of HIV prevention. Etherington Hall         strations. Door prizes. McLaughlin
Geography, Ging Wong, Policy Studies,      Dorothy Farr. Nov. 8: Art Matters:       Su Jeon, piano. 2007 Egré Piano Per-     Auditorium, 4:30 pm. Dr. Ronald will        and Sutherland Rooms, JDUC, 10
Colleen Sutton (graduate student),         David de Witt, Bader Curator of Eu-      formance Competition winner. 120         also lecture to students on the topic,      am-2 pm.
Cheryl Sutherland (graduate student).      ropean Art, gives a tour of Enduring     Harrison-LeCaine, 12:30 pm,              Teach Us to Care. Queen’s Cancer Re-
                                           Passion. 12:15 pm.                                                                search Institute, Conference Room           Wednesday, Oct. 31
Law                                        Nov. 15: Tour of current exhibition      Sunday, Nov. 11                          100/101, 10 Stuart St., 2:30 pm. Pre-       Career Services
Consultants: Jeremy Webber, Univer-        highlights. 12:15 pm and 7:15. Free.                                              sented by Queen’s, KGH and CIHR.            Post-Graduate College Programs Fair.
                                                                                    Bach Cantatas. Tafelmusik Baroque
sity of Victoria; Carl Stychin, Univer-    Admission to exhibits: Adults $4,                                                 Host: Roger Deeley,                         Meet representatives from Ontario
                                                                                    Choir conductor Ivar Taurins will
sity of Reading. Review Team: Susan        Seniors $2.50, Gallery Association                                                                colleges and find out about one-year
                                                                                    lead a choir and orchestra of Queen’s
Den Otter, History, Lewis Johnson,         members, students and children free.                                                                                          specialized post-graduate programs.
                                                                                    students. St. James Anglican Church,
Business (chair), Laura Murray, Eng-       Free admission Thursdays and holi-                                                Thursday, Oct. 25                           Lower Ceilidh, John Deutsch Univer-
                                                                                    7:30pm. $6 adults, $3 students and
lish, Margaret Moore, Political Stud-      day Mondays.                                                                      Policy Studies                              sity Centre, 10:30 am-1:30 pm. Com-
                                                                                    seniors, 613-533-2066 or
ies, Trevor Smith (undergraduate                                                                        R.L. Narayan, Indian High Commis-           plete list of post-graduate and
student), Keith Rogers (graduate stu-                                                                                        sioner. Open Society and Open               certificate programs at
                                           Union Gallery                                                                     Democracy in the Age of Globaliza- Details:
dent), Lisa Woodcock (staff).                                                       Wednesday, Nov. 14
                                           Stauffer Library, first floor                                                     tion, 202 Policy Studies, noon.   
                                                                                    Queen’s Performing Arts
                                           Main Gallery: REfuse_reFUSE, an ex-
                                                                                    The Ying Quartet. Grant Hall, 8 pm.
Notices                                    hibition by BFA students Lisa Figge                                               Friday, Oct. 26                             Wednesday, Nov. 7
                                                                                    Tickets: 613-533-2558.
                                           and Anna Elmberg Wright. To Oct. 30.                                              Music                                       Graduate Studies open house. Learn
Lump sum additional
                                           Project Room: 2007 Annual Mini-                                                   Gordon Smith, Queen’s. Music and a          more about graduate studies at
voluntary contributions                                                             Friday, Nov. 16, Saturday,
                                           works Silent Auction. Open Up: Inte-                                              Mi’kmaq Funeral: Blending Tradi-            Queen’s. Presented by the School of
due Nov. 9                                                                          Nov. 17
                                           riors of Space and Mind: An Eclectic                                              tions and Religious Practices, 124          Graduate Studies and supported by
Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP) mem-            collection of small canvasses inspired   Plucked Instrument Festival
                                                                                                                             Harrison-LeCaine, 12:30 pm. Details:        Career Services. Atrium, Biosciences
bers with pensionable earnings             by interiors. On display through No-     Erdem Helvaciglu (Turkey, electroa-
                                                                                                                             613-533-2066,             Complex, 10 am-2:30 pm.
under $130,000 will have the oppor-        vember. Final bidding: Nov. 23, 5 pm.    coustic guitar), James Hill (British
tunity to make a single, lump sum                  Columbia, virtuoso ukulele), Vincea
                                                                                                                             Tuesday, Oct. 30                            Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Friday,
additional voluntary contribution                                                   McLelland (France, classical guitar),
                                                                                                                             Policy Studies                              Nov. 9
(AVC) to their pension accounts in                                                  Lakshmi Ranganathan (Kingston,
November. The deadline for return-         Film                                     classical veena), Robert Simms           Iwan Barankay, Warwick University.          Miller Museum of Geology
ing completed forms and a cheque to                                                 (Toronto, world music). Festival pass:   Title TBA. 27 Dunning, 4 pm.                Annual Gem and Mineral Show and
                                           Wednesday, Oct. 24                                                                                                            Sale. Cut gemstones, natural miner-
the Compensation Unit of Human                                                      $15, single tickets: $10 adults and $5
Resources is Nov. 9 (postdated             Film and Media Studies                   students/seniors. 613-533-2066,          Thursday, Nov. 1                            als and fossils, decorative lapidary
cheques will not be accepted). Con-        Water. Deepa Mehta, writer-director,                                                                    arts. Portion of sales goes to museum
tributions received after this date will   will introduce the screening. Ether-                                                                                          renovations. Geological Sciences and
                                                                                                                             Policy Studies
not be accepted.                           ington Auditorium, 94 Stuart St.,                                                                                             Geological Engineering. Miller Hall,
                                                                                                                             2007 W. Edmund Clark
For more information on AVCs and           7:30 pm.                                 Theatre                                                                              36 Union St. 9 am-5 pm. Details:
                                                                                                                             Distinguished Lecture
how they impact RRSP contribution                                                                                            Avinash K. Dixit, Princeton Univer-         Mark Badham, badham@geol
                                           Monday, Nov. 19                          Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Sunday,
limits, visit                                                                                            sity. Governance Institutions and , 613-533-6767.
                                                                                    Nov. 11
/dept/pension.html                         German                                                                            Economic Development. 202 Policy
                                           Film screening and lecture. Marry        Hope Theatre Projects
                                                                                                                             Studies, 4 pm.
                                           Me! Heirate Mich! Casate Conmigo!        Art, by Yasmina Reza, translated by
Calendar                                   (English subtitles) by Uli Gaulke und    Christopher Hampton. Agnes Ether-
                                                                                    ington Art Centre, University Av-
                                                                                                                             Friday, Nov. 2                                      Submission
                                           Jeannette Eggert. Lecture: María Cari-
Unless specified, all events are free.
                                           dad Cumaná González, University of       enue at Bader Lane, 8 pm nightly, 2      Policy Studies
                                                                                                                             Hubert Saint-Ong, SAINTONGE / AL-
For a full listing, visit                                                           pm. Sundays (no show Nov. 10).
                                           Havana. Taking you away from all                                                                                                    LIANCE. The Conductive Organiza-              The deadline for the Nov. 12
                                           that? The situation of Cuban mi-
                                                                                    Wednesday, Oct. 31 –                     tion: Leveraging Knowledge to
                                           grants abroad, B201 Mackintosh-                                                                                                 issue is at noon on Monday,
                                                                                    Saturday, Nov. 10                        Build Capability. 145 Policy Studies,
Art                                        Corry, 7 pm.                                                                                                                    Nov. 5. Email submissions to
                                                                                                                             noon. Sponsored by the Industrial
                                                                                    Drama                                                                         in the
Agnes Etherington Art Centre                                                                                                 Relations Centre.
                                                                                    LEAR, an adaptation of William                                                         following format: Date,
University Avenue at Bader Lane            Music                                    Shakespeare’s King Lear by J. W.                                                       department, speaker’s name,
                                                                                                                             Monday, Nov. 5
Events: ArtBites: Informal mini-                                                    Fisher. Rotunda Theatre, Theological                                                   affiliation, title, location time.
                                           Wednesday, Oct. 31                                                                History of Medicine
courses for adults Free; space is lim-                                              Hall. Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 8 pm, matinees
                                           MOSAIC. Featuring students enrolled      Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4,     Vivian Nutton, University College,            For news and information
ited. Call 613-533-2190 to register.
                                           in electroacoustic composition           2 pm. Nov. 6-10, 8 pm, matinee           London, UK. Why bother with a                 between issues, visit
Oct. 25: Looking at paintings with
David de Witt. Nov. 1: Contempo-           courses. 120 Harrison-LeCaine,           Saturday Nov. 10, 2 pm. $12, $8          G(r)eek like Galen? 246 Botterell,  
                                           7:30 pm.                                 students/seniors, available at           5:30 pm.
rary art with Pat Sullivan and Carla

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