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									                                               Queen’s University newspaper of record since 1969                                     May 3, 2004                                    Vol. XXXV No. 9




                                           QUEEN’S GAZETTE                                                                   2003 CCAE Gold Medal for best university newspaper


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Two of five Killams go to Queen’s
Two of the five Canadian schol-             awards recognize outstanding          scholars is extremely gratifying,”        The Canada Council will pres-            sity. He is a recurrent visiting pro-
ars awarded prestigious Killam             career achievement in engineer-       says Principal William Leggett.        ent the Killam Prizes at a dinner           fessor in the Nationalism Studies
Prizes for 2004 are from Queen’s.          ing, natural sciences, health sci-    “This is truly an outstanding          and ceremony on Wednesday,                  program at the Central European
   The Canada Council for the              ences, social sciences and            achievement, both for Dr. Kym-         June 2 at the Arcadian Court                University in Budapest. His research
Arts has announced that Will               humanities and are accompa-           licka and Dr. Rowe and for the         in Toronto.                                 focuses on issues of citizenship in
Kymlicka (Philosophy) and Vice-            nied by a $100,000 prize.             university itself, and yet another        A world-renowned political               multiethnic democratic societies,
Principal (Research) Kerry Rowe                “For Queen’s to be repre-         indication of the degree of            philosopher, Dr. Kymlicka holds             and with the challenges of
(Civil Engineering) are among              sented so strongly as part of this    excellence and depth of scholar-       the Canada Research Chair in                nationalism and multiculturalism.
the five being honoured. The               elite group of gifted Canadian        ship at Queen’s.”                      Political Philosophy at the univer-                     See TWO OF FIVE KILLAMS: Page 2




No more                                                                         HOME SWEET YURT                                                                     Student
lecture                                                                                                                                                             aid gets
theatres                                                                                                                                                            funding
ILC OPENS DOORS
ON A NEW WAY                                                                                                                                                        boost
OF LEARNING                                                                                                                                                         By ANNE KERSHAW
                                                                                                                                                                    To gain the greatest benefit from
By KAY LANGMUIR                                                                                                                                                     the second phase of the provin-
The passive learning age of the                                                                                                                                     cial government’s Ontario Stu-
“big, clunky lecture hall” may                                                                                                                                      dent Opportunity Trust Fund
come to an end once engineer-                                                                                                                                       (OSOTF), Queen’s will allocate
ing students experience the                                                                                                                                         undesignated donations to the
hands-on projects and real-                                                                                                                                         university to an internal fund for
world variables of studying                                                                                                                                         matching private donations ear-
in the new Integrated Learn-                                                                                                                                        marked for student assistance.
ing Centre (ILC) due to open                                                                                                                                            The recent decision by the
this month.                                                                                                                                                         Principal’s Advisory Committee
   “It doesn’t have a single, con-                                                                                                                                  on Budget to establish the internal
ventional lecture room and it                                                                                                                                       fund is designed to provide an
doesn’t have a single, conven-                                                                                                                                      extra incentive for donors to par-
tional lab. It has no professors’                                                                                                                                   ticipate in the OSOTF program.
offices, it’s just learning space,”                                                                                                                                      In keeping with the university’s
says Jim McCowan, associate                                                                                                                                         new emphasis on strengthening
dean, (Integrated Learning).                                                                                                                                        graduate programs, a condition for
“Right now we have big, clunky                                                                                                                                      use of the internal funds is that
lecture halls.”                                                                                                                                                     they be used to match gifts desig-
   After two years under con-                                                                                                                                       nated to general graduate awards.
struction, the $26-million                                                                                                                                              “Ensuring that academically
Beamish-Munro Hall at the cor-                                                                                                                                      qualified students have access to
ner of Union and Division                                                                                                                                           a Queen’s education regardless of
streets is set to open its doors.                                                                                                                                   their financial means is a core
And every transparent wall,                                                                                                                                         commitment of this university,”
every natural-light filled space,                                                                                                                                   says Principal Bill Leggett. “This
every team-project room and                                                                                                                                         new round of OSOTF is a brief
every environmental design of                                                                                                                                       window of opportunity for
the building is testimony to a                                                                                                                                      Queen’s to maximize the impact
changing philosophy of teach-                                                                                                                                       of gifts to the university directed
ing applied sciences that aims to                                                                                                                                   to student aid while at the same
turn out a graduate able to hit                                                                                                                                     time furthering our goal of build-
the ground running when they                                                                                                                                        ing on our graduate programs.”
enter the real world.                                                                                                                                                   To be eligible for the internal
   To succeed out there, they                                                                                                                                       match, the donation must be at least
need communication skills,                                                                                                                     STEPHEN WILD
                                                                                                                                                                    $35,000. Once matched by Queen’s
teamwork abilities, and a keen                As part of the first-ever reunion of its Outdoor and Experiential Education Program, the Faculty of Educa-
                                              tion erected a 24-foot diameter yurt April 24 in the Duncan McArthur Hall courtyard. It is a modern adap-             and then fully matched by the
sense of engineering’s social and                                                                                                                                   provincial government, a $35,000
environmental context in soci-                tation of the ancient shelter used by Central Asian nomads. The reunion celebrated more than 35 years of
                                              outdoor and experiential courses the faculty offers – the longest-running at any university in Canada. From           donation translates to $140,000. This
ety – one objective behind the                left are alumna Vicky (Moon) Joyce (visiting from Nunavut), Dean Rosa Bruno-Jofré, 2004 graduate Simon                amount would generate about $6,000
design of the ILC.                            Hocking, coordinator Zabe MacEachren and Sandra McCance (Education).                                                  per year for a graduate student.
    See NO MORE LECTURE THEATRES: Page 2                                                                                                                                               See STUDENT AID: Page 2




Taking the lead in teaching and learning                                                                                                                            Index
By CELIA RUSSELL                           signals the importance the uni-       tral fund and the value is the         of the teaching chairs available            Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Queen’s is showing its commit-             versity places on teaching and        same as that awarded to Queen’s        to the university community at              Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
ment to education excellence by            learning, she said. Believed to be    Research Chair holders.                large, IDC Faculty Associate                Careers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
establishing three chairs to pro-          the first of its kind in Canada,         Dr. Mighty envisions the            Mark Weisberg said in an inter-             Discovery @ Queen’s . . . . . . . 6
mote teaching and learning, says           the program will establish a cul-     chair going out into the univer-       view. “I think it’s quite a signifi-         University Roundup . . . . . . . 5
Instructional Development Cen-             ture of recognizing this excellent    sity community “as an agent            cant thing that Queen’s is setting          Viewpoint and Letters. . . . . . 4
tre Director Joy Mighty.                   teaching.                             beyond the Instructional Devel-        aside the money to do this.”
    “There is a lot of exciting               Senators voted unanimously         opment Centre (IDC).”                     Chairs will be able to use the                For news updates
teaching already taking place at           to approve the program, which            The chair differs from a typi-      money at their discretion to sup-                 visit us online @
Queen’s,” Dr. Mighty told the              includes an annual award of           cal teaching award, which asks         port their teaching activities.
                                                                                                                                                                    www.queensu.ca/newscentre
April 22 meeting of Senate.                $20,000 to support the work of        nothing of its recipient.              This might include purchasing
Adopting the Queen’s University            each chair holder. The money             The goal is to make the             equipment and supplies, books,                Queen’s News Centre
Chairs in Teaching and Learning            comes from the university’s cen-      expertise, talents or the projects                   See TAKING THE LEAD: Page 2
Page 2                                                                                    Queen’s Gazette                                                                              May 3, 2004



IN BRIEF                                  Council to explore new directions
Meet the                                  Queen’s 2004: Reflecting on the
                                          Past – Imagining the Future is
                                                                                  focuses on the future of the uni-
                                                                                  versity in light of its traditions
                                                                                                                        in a Global Society. Featured pan-
                                                                                                                        elists will be Caroline Baillie,
                                          the theme of the 129th annual           and achievements.                     DuPont Chair in Engineering
design team                               meeting of the University Coun-             Councilors will have a chance     Education Research and Develop-
                                          cil this Friday, May 7.                 to learn more about the univer-       ment, David Bevan, executive
The Queen’s and Kingston com-                 The annual awards dinner            sity’s directions in designing aca-   director of the International
munities have a second chance to          takes place that evening at Ban         demic programs and to offer their     Study Centre, Vice-Principal (Aca-
meet the design team recently             Righ Hall. Distinguished Service        input on the distinctive learning     demic) Suzanne Fortier, David
selected for the Queen’s Centre           Awards will be presented to Prin-       experiences that universities in      McDonald, director of Develop-
project. The consortium of Breg-          cipal Leggett, Alexander (Sandy)        general, and Queen’s in particu-      ment Studies and School of Busi-
man+Hamann, Sasaki Associates
and Shoalts & Zaback will meet
                                          Montgomery, Sheila Murray,
                                          Patrick Oosthuizen and Mal-
                                                                                  lar, can provide.
                                                                                      Chancellor Charles Baillie
                                                                                                                        ness Dean David Saunders.
                                                                                                                            At 3:30 pm, the meeting con-           QUEEN’S
with the public Tuesday, May 4
from 7 to 9 pm in the McLaugh-
                                          colm Peat. Donato Santeramo
                                          (Spanish and Italian) will be
                                                                                  will open the session at 8:45 am
                                                                                  with a welcome to council mem-
                                                                                                                        cludes with the principal’s
                                                                                                                        address on The Changing Univer-            GAZETTE
lin Room of the John Deutsch              honoured with the 2004 Alumni           bers. After a follow-up on the        sity and a question period.
University Centre (enter off              Teaching Award.                         2003 annual meeting from Prin-            The Board of Trustees also
Union Street). The team will pres-            The meeting, which takes            cipal Leggett and an introduc-        meets this weekend. Committee                      Editor
ent their experience designing            place in 1101 Biosciences Com-          tion from University Council          meetings take place during the                  Celia Russell
student and athletic centres and          plex, will be Principal Bill            Program Chair Les Monkman, a          day on Friday, with the business          613-533-6000 ext.74498
answer questions regarding key            Leggett’s last as principal. To rec-    panel discussion entitled Prepar-     meeting to take place Saturday            gazette@post.queensu.ca
issues associated with projects of        ognize his contributions, the           ing for the Future: Academic Pro-     morning, May 8.                           Communications Officer
this nature. For more informa-            theme of this year’s meeting            grams for Citizens and Leaders        www.queensu.ca/secretariat                    Lorinda Peterson
tion, call 533-2211 or visit                                                                                                                                            613-533-3234
www.queensu.ca/queenscentre                                                                                                                                       petersn@post.queensu.ca
                                          Two of five Killams                                                                                                    Director, Communications
Student aid                               continued from page 1
                                          His awards and scholarships             tions, including 160 refereed jour-   before her death, in memory of
                                                                                                                                                                     and Public Affairs
continued from page 1                                                                                                                                                  Anne Kershaw
    All smaller gifts will be directed    include the 2002 Excellence in          nal papers and three books. The       her husband, Izaak Walton Kil-            613-533-6000 ext.74038
to a pooled fund established for gen-     Research Prize, Queen’s; a Killam       results of his research have had a    lam. The prizes were created to          kershaw@post.queensu.ca
eral graduate awards and are also eli-    Research Fellowship (2002-2004);        profound impact on both interna-      honour eminent Canadian schol-
gible for the internal match. Gifts for   the 2001 Guiseppe Acerbi Prize          tional research and engineering       ars and scientists actively                  Executive Director
undergraduate awards will be eligible     (Italy); and numerous SSHRC             practice in his field. He has been     engaged in research, whether in               Richard P. Seres
for government matching only.             grants and fellowships.                 recognized by many awards             industry, government agencies or          613-533-6000 ext.77565
    The maximum allotment for                                   Dr. Rowe is a                        including, most    universities.                             seresr@post.queensu.ca
Queen’s internal matching fund                               recognized                              recently,    the      The other Killam Prize recipi-               Advertising
will not exceed $3 million and is                            leader in both                          Rankine Lecture    ents are James Arthur, a leading          613-533-6000 ext.75464
conditional on the university’s suc-                         theory       and                        (to be presented   mathematician in the fields of            gazad@post.queensu.ca
cess in raising this amount through                          practice related                        in London, UK      representation theory and automor-
ongoing annual fundraising efforts.                          to the design of                        in March 2005),    phic forms; Jean-Jacques Nattiez,               Production
    The Ontario government                                   safe waste dis-                         Legget Medal       a pioneer in the branch of musi-           Graphic Design Services
announced this second round of the                           posal sites. He                         (2003), K.Y. Lo    cology known as musical semiol-             Grant Hall Illustration
OSOTF program in June of last year.                          has extensive                           Medal (2003),      ogy (the analysis of music dealing               Greg Black
Under this phase of OSOTF, Queen’s        Rowe               research     and     Kymlicka           Giroud Lecture     with musical meaning, some-
is eligible for $34,271,285 of the                          consulting expe-                         (2002), Keefer     times inspired by structural lin-            The Gazette is published
$400 million being made available         rience in the geotechnical and          Medal (2001) and the Ontario          guistics) and Janet Rossant, a                twice a month (except
in matching funds to colleges and         geoenvironmental engineering            Ministry of the Environment           geneticist whose research inter-            during the summer) by the
universities. With the additional         field. His expertise spans several      Award of Excellence for Research      ests centre on understanding the             Department of Marketing
match from Queen’s, the university        areas, from tunnelling to soil rein-    and Development (1999).               genetic control of normal and                 and Communications,
                                          forcement, geosynthetics and               Inaugurated in 1981, the Kil-      abnormal development in the                      107 Fleming Hall,
has the potential to increase its                                                                                                                                Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
endowment for student assistance          waste management and contami-           lam Prizes are financed through       early mouse embryo using both                        K7L 3N6
by more than $60 million.                 nant containment. He has                funds donated to the Canada           cellular and genetic manipula-
    Eligible for matching are phil-       authored more than 360 publica-         Council by Dorothy J. Killam          tion techniques.                              Submissions are welcome,
anthropic giving (i.e. cash, gifts in                                                                                                                           but the Gazette reserves the right to
                                                                                                                                                                  edit and print contributions as
kind converted to cash, securities,
                                                                                                                                                                      space and time permit.
GIC’s, bonds, bequests), revenue
from fundraising events, student          No more lecture theatres                                                                                                  Subscriptions are $25 per year.
levies, proceeds from raffles,            continued from page 1
advertising and sponsorship and               Other objectives, explains          have now and it’s where we want       you can bring sludge in from                         Schedule
promotional revenue. Not eligible         Dean of Applied Science Tom             to move,” says Dr. McCowan.           outside” for testing and exami-         Noon deadline Publishing date
                                          Harris, include bringing together                                                                                     10 May        17 May
for matching are government                                                           The heart of the building, he     nation.
                                                                                                                                                                7 June        14 June
grants and transfers, operating           students from all the engineer-         explained, is its 42 group rooms,         The active learning centre
research grants and annuities.            ing disciplines to learn alongside      which can be booked by stu-           allows faculty to deliver lectures          For the full schedule, go to
                                          each other, to strengthen the           dents who need a gathering            with the added dimension of                  Queen's Gazette Online:
Taking the lead                           links between theory and prac-
                                          tice, and to increase the effec-
                                                                                  place to brainstorm on projects,
                                                                                  and its “plazas”, which bring
                                                                                                                        audience-voting
                                                                                                                        more commonly seen on TV
                                                                                                                                                technology        qnc.queensu.ca/gaz_online.php

continued from page 1
                                          tiveness of learning by making          together a large portion of the       game shows, which permits the                Queen’s News Centre:
travelling to conferences, provid-        students more responsible for           labs for the different engineering    professor to instantly poll stu-           www.queensu.ca/newscentre
ing funding for bringing collabo-         and more actively involved in           disciplines – mechanical, chemi-      dents and make their responses
rators or speakers to Queen’s.            what they learn.                        cal, design, and civil/structural.    part of the lecture.                            ADVERTISING POLICY
Alternatively, it could buy release           “The ILC provides us with a         By allowing students in the vari-         The teaching studio, with its       The Queen’s University Gazette is
time from part of their depart-           unique facility that will allow         ous disciplines to work alongside     layout of two concentric circles,       a newspaper published by the Uni-
mental obligations.                       students and faculty to engage in                                                                                     versity’s Department of Marketing
                                                                                  each other, students are exposed      allows faculty to move effort-
                                                                                                                                                                and Communications (“Publisher”)
   Appointments are for three years,      teaching and learning in an             to and learn from applications in     lessly from teaching theory in          for the primary purpose of internal
and are non-renewable. The pro-           environment that promotes               other areas, he says.                 the inner circle classroom setup,       communication to its faculty and
gram will be reviewed after five years.    these objectives,” he says.                 Other parts of the ILC are        out to an outer ring of comput-         staff members.
   For further information on the             Although theory and lectures        somewhat experimental, says Dr.       ers and workstations for students           All advertising is subject to the
program and the application               still have their place, engineering     McCowan, such as the teaching         to immediately begin applying           Publisher’s approval. The Publisher
process, contact the IDC at 533-6428      education is increasingly moving        studio, the active learning cen-      what they’ve just learned.              reserves the right to revise, reject,
or     IDCentre@post.queensu.ca.          toward greater use of team-ori-         tre, the design studio with adja-         It’s a layout designed for          discontinue or omit any advertise-
www.queensu.ca/idc                        ented, project-based learning.          cent prototyping facilities, and a    “just-in-time” learning, which          ment, or to cancel any advertising
www.queensu.ca/secretariat/senate             “It’s that kind of space we don’t                                                                                 contract, for reasons satisfactory to
                                                                                  site investigation facility “where    helps students to better assimi-        the Publisher without notice and
                                                                                                                        late theory when they’re under          without any claim for penalty.
                                                                                                                        some pressure to apply it                   The Publisher does not accept
                                                                                                                        immediately, Dr. McCowan                liability for any loss or damage
                                                                                                                        explained.                              caused by any error in accuracy in
                                                                                                                            Dr. Harris says he’s grateful       the printing of an advertisement
                                                                                                                        both for the generous support           beyond the amount paid for the
                                                                                                                        from alumni in driving the proj-        space actually occupied by that por-
                                                                                                                                                                tion of the advertisement in which
                                                                                                                        ect forward, and for the dedica-
                                                                                                                                                                the error occurred.
                                                                                                                        tion of many faculty members                The advertiser agrees to indemnify
                                                                                                                        who contributed to the centre’s         the Publisher for any losses or costs
                                                                                                                        development.                            incurred by the Publisher as a result
                                                                                                                            The building is so different        of publishing any advertisement,
                                                                                                                        that it will require faculty to alter   which is libelous or misleading, or
                                                                                                                        some more traditionally deliv-          otherwise subjects the Publisher to
                                                                                                                        ered course material. Most fac-         liability.
                                                                                                                        ulty members are eager to get in            The Publisher may insert the word
                                                                                                                                                                "advertisement" above or below any
                                                                                                                        the new building, says Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                copy. The Publisher requires that any
                                                                                                                        McCowan. Although there have            advocacy advertisement identify the
                                                                                                                        been “one or two harsh critics,”        advertiser placing the ad.
                                                                                                                        he is confident that the student             The Publisher will not knowingly pub-
                                                                                                                        response to the new facilities will     lish any advertisement which is illegal,
                                                                                                                        be so overwhelmingly positive,          misleading or offensive to its readers.
                                                                                                                        that all faculty will catch the             The Publisher will not knowingly
                                                                                                                        enthusiasm.                             publish any advertisement which vio-
                                                                                                                                                                lates the University’s internal policies,
                                                                                                                            And when another teaching
                                                                                                                                                                equity/human rights policies or code
                                                                                                                        building is planned, Dr. McCowan        of conduct. Further, the Publisher will
                                                                                                                        hopes the designers think twice         not publish any advertisement which
                                                                                                                        about building more lecture             contravenes the best interests of the
                                                                                                                        rooms and take a look at the ILC        University directly or indirectly.
                                                                                                                        first. ilc.queensu.ca
                                                                        IN THE NEWS
May 3, 2004                                                                               Queen’s Gazette                                                                                    Page 3



A champion for human rights SENATE IN BRIEF
THEOLOGICAL                                                                            Over the years, he has served
                                                                                                                          Notes from the                         agreed that other methods, such
                                                                                   as a member and chair of several                                              as mass email could have helped
COLLEGE RECOGNIZES                                                                 local Presbytery, Conference and                                              inform students of the situation
                                                                                   National United Church Com-            April 22 meeting                       (a broadcast voice message to
ELDON HAY                                                                          mittees and Boards, including                                                 dons and house presidents was
                                                                                   Chair of the Children’s Working        Lack of resources a common             used), “compensation would not
WITH HONORARY                                                                      Unit of the national Division of       theme in internal academic             appear to be warranted in this
                                                                                   Mission in Canada and Chair of         reviews: A commitment by fac-          situation.”
DOCTORATE                                                                          the     Maritime      Conference       ulty and staff to a high-quality           In reply to Mr. Saddington,
                                                                                   Archives Committee. He has also        learning environment is evident,       Dean of Student Affairs Bob
Queen’s alumnus Eldon Roy                                                          served as a congregational min-        despite concerns about resource        Crawford said, “I think we made
Hay, who has spent a lifetime                                                      ister and as a prison chaplain at      restraints, says Vice-Principal        the right decision, but I under-
championing the rights of mar-                                                     the Dorchester Penitentiary in         (Academic) Suzanne Fortier. “In        stand what you mean. The better
ginalized groups, will be awarded                                                  Dorchester, New Brunswick. In          spite of that , it’s important to      decision [however,] would have
an honorary degree by Queen’s                                                      2001, he won the Queen’s Uni-          keep in mind the excellent qual-       been not to engage in a massive
Theological College.                                                               versity Alumni Association             ity of these units,” she told sena-    food fight.”
    The Rev. Dr. Hay will receive                                                  Award. In October 2003, he was         tors after they approved internal
an honorary Doctor of Divinity             Eldon Hay                               appointed a Member of the              academic review reports for the        Senate approved:
at the college’s annual convoca-                                                   Order of Canada.                       School of Nursing and depart-          The David Chadwick Smith
tion Wednesday, May 5 at 8 pm              beliefs with courage and strength           The Rev. Dr. Hay was born on       ments of Biology, Philosophy           Chair in Economics. The chair
in Grant Hall. His inspiring lead-         of mind, assuming a significant          a farm in Marvelville, Ontario,        and Psychology.                        honours the memory of David
ership and distinguished service           leadership role by founding and         near Ottawa, and earned his                “This is a common problem in       Smith, who was principal from
extends beyond the church and              leading the Parents, Families,          masters in Philosophy and Bach-        all universities in Canada,” said      1984 to 1994 and served as Eco-
into the community at large.               and Friends of Lesbian, Gay,            elor of Divinity from Queen’s in       Dr. Fortier. Over the past 20 years,   nomics department head from
Throughout his career as an                Bisexual and Transgendered Peo-         1957. With the help of scholar-        there has been a 50-per-cent           1968 to 1981.
ordained United Church minis-              ple (PFLAG) chapters in Monc-           ships from Queen’s Theological         increase in student enrolment             A Bachelor of Arts (Hon-
ter, scholar, professor, author            ton and in nearby Amherst, N.S.,        College, he traveled to Scotland       and a 20-per-cent increase in fac-     ours) with a major concentra-
and counselor, he has had a                and serving as the first president       to pursue his love of learning,        ulty.                                  tion in Health Sciences as a
major impact on laity, col-                of the PFLAG Canada. In 1997            completing his studies with a              Biology Head Peter Boag com-       new program in Arts and Sci-
leagues, students and politicians.         he was awarded the New                  PhD in Theology from Glasgow           mented on huge effort it takes to      ence and Physical and Health
    As a member of the clergy,             Brunswick Human Rights Award            University in 1960. Two years          go through the academic review         Education; a Bachelor of Arts
the Rev. Dr. Hay has faced many            for his tireless efforts in raising     later, he joined the faculty at        process, and how difficult it is to     (Honours) with a medial con-
critics and controversies because          awareness of gay acceptance.            Mount Allison University in            respond to recommendations.            centration in French Linguis-
of his advocacy for minority               Never strident, always thought-         Sackville, N.B., where he taught       “Our support staff complement          tics in Arts and Science; a
groups, especially gays and les-           ful, Eldon Hay is often among           world religion courses and             is about half of what it should        Bachelor of Computing (Hon-
bians. In his quest to foster a            the first people many turn to for        headed the Department of Reli-         be,” he said. “I don’t think we        ours, Computing Science) and
more tolerant and just society,            insight and action when it              gious Studies until his retirement     can underestimate the magni-           a Bachelor of Computing (Hon-
he has stood by his theological            comes to gay rights issues.             as professor emeritus in 1997.         tude of these problems.”               ours, Major-Minor) and Bache-
                                                                                                                              Reports on the internal aca-       lor of Computing (Honours,
                                                                                                                          demic reviews approved by Sen-         Major-General). All programs
                                                                                                                          ate during the 2003-04 academic        are effective September, 2004,
Celebration honours Alfred Bader                                                                                          year will appear in full in an
                                                                                                                          upcoming issue of the Gazette.
                                                                                                                                                                 with the exception of the Bache-
                                                                                                                                                                 lor of Computing (Honours,
                                                                                                                                                                 Computing Science). Senate
Two of the world’s most                    jamin Franklin Medal and the John       Story. His talk takes place in Ellis   April 2 Leonard Cafeteria food         approved a friendly amendment
renowned organic chemists will             Scott Medal Award. His research         Hall Auditorium at 3 pm.               fight: Incoming EngSoc Senator          for this program to commence
help Queen’s benefactor and                seeks out useful new reactivity and        The symposium and lecture           Kenneth Saddington questioned          immediately, to allow some stu-
chemist Alfred Bader celebrate a           general methods for selectively con-    are part of several celebrations       what alternate measures the uni-       dents affected to graduate in
landmark birthday next week.               trolling chemical reactions.            honoring Dr. Bader, Sc’45,             versity might take to feed stu-        spring, 2004, provided that the
    Nobel-Laureate Barry Sharpless             Not many people have had a          Arts’46, MSc’47, LLD’86, who           dents should another incident of       Office of the University Registrar
from Scripps Research Institute and        greater impact on modern                with his wife Isabel are among         this magnitude take place in the       can so arrange it.
Gilbert Stork of Columbia Univer-          organic chemistry than Gilbert          the university’s most loyal and        future. Students were given the           The establishment of the
sity will participate in a public sym-     Stork. His original and profound        generous benefactors.                  option of eating at West Campus        Centre for Water and the Envi-
posium (topics tba) on Wednesday,          intellectual style strongly influ-         In addition to their 1993 gift of   on April 3 and 4 while an exten-       ronment (CWE) as a University
May 12 from 1:30 to 4 pm in room           ence the way organic chemists           Herstmonceux Castle in England         sive cleanup took place. Mr.           Centre. The CWE had received
250 Chernoff Hall, to honour Dr.           now think about synthesis.              as Queen’s International Study         Saddington was commenting on           provisional approval for centre
Bader, who turned 80 in April.                 On Thursday, May 13, Dr. Bader      Centre, their gifts have helped the    a written response from Associ-        status in November, 2002.
    In 2001, Dr. Sharpless received        will discuss the founding and his-      Agnes Etherington Art Centre           ate Dean (Student Affairs) Roxy           Senate dates for 2004-05:
not only the Nobel Prize in Chem-          tory of his firm in a lecture entitled   build one the finest publicly held      Denniston-Stewart to questions         Unless specified, meetings begin
istry, but Israel’s Wolf Prize, the Ben-   The Aldrich Chemical Company            collections in Canada.                 from student Senator Christo-          at 3:30 pm.
                                                                                                                          pher Langford. While it was                        See SENATE IN BRIEF: Page 12




        celebrating the 80th birthday of
                                                                                                                            Mini Medical School
                                                                                                                            12 May-16 June, 2004, 6:30-9:00 pm

                                                                                                                            These sessions, intended for the public, will cover…
                                                                                                                              r infectious diseases
                                                                                                                              r human genetics
                 public lecture by dr. alfred bader (sci’ 45)
                                                                                                                              r the immune system
                 the aldrich chemical company story
                                                                                                                              r the brain & dementia
                 thursday may 13, 2004                                                                                        r cancer
                 3:00-4:00 pm                                                                                                 r hormones: the good – the bad
                 ellis hall auditorium
                                                                                                                            To register call 533-2540 or register online at
                                                                                                                            http://meds.queensu.ca/minimedschool/
                 The Queen’s community is invited to attend this lecture as part
                 of the celebrations to honour Dr. Bader, friend and benefactor                                             Cost:
                 of Queen’s University, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.                                               $100 for 6 sessions
                                                                                                                            $50 students & Seniors
                 A reception to offer birthday wishes to Dr. Bader will follow
                                                                                                                            Where:
                 in the Atrium of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
                                                                                                                            Queen’s University
                                                                                                                            Please call for location.
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                                                                    QUEEN’S FLASHBACK: 1982




                                                                                                                                                             QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES (LISA LOWRY)
   Agnes Etherington Art Centre directors past and present gather at the centre at a reception for an exhibition of works by Maurice Cullen. From left are: Ralph Allen, Robert Swain, Frances
   Smith (seated), Michael Bell and André Biéler. Those with more information about the photo are encouraged to email gazette@post.queensu.ca.




                                                                                 Vic Snieckus (Viewpoint, Gazette, April 6) points out the crucial
VIEWPOINT                                                                     importance of good note taking in the learning process. But given
                                                                              the frustration and disillusionment expressed by my students, I judge
                                                                                                                                                             Letters Policy
                                                                                                                                                             The Queen’s Gazette welcomes let-
                                                                              that we haven’t yet found the right way to promote that.
PETER TAYLOR                                                                     Interactive classes are problematic in large lecture theatres. If a
                                                                                                                                                             ters to the editor from members of
                                                                                                                                                             the university community and
                                                                              good problem has been posed, however, lots of good discussion can
Mathematics and Statistics                                                    take place between students in seats. Then, with a roving mike, the
                                                                                                                                                             other readers about matters related
                                                                                                                                                             to content in the Gazette, the uni-
                                                                              prof can move around and collect ideas.                                        versity or higher education in gen-
                                                                                 Some lecture theatres are                                                   eral. Letters must be original and
                                                                              more suitable for student-prof        Students wanted to                       addressed to the editor. Opinions
                                                                              interaction than others. Ellis,                                                expressed are those of the writer.
                                                                              Dunning, Kingston and Earl            go into an exam                          The Gazette does not publish
                                                                                                                                                             anonymous letters. Please include

My own exit poll
                                                                              work well. Jeffery, Stirling and
                                                                              Chernoff do not, mainly because       with a pretty good                       your name, affiliation and phone
                                                                              of the steepness of the steps. I                                               number. Email or disk is preferable.
                                                                              wait with some trepidation to         idea of the sort of                      Letters should be submitted by
                                                                              see where the computer will                                                    noon to gazette@post.queensu.ca
                                                                              place my MATH 111 next year.
                                                                                                                    things they would                        on the Monday before publication.
                                                                                                                                                             The Gazette reserves the right to


I
     spent the last class in both my courses asking students to talk to          Exams and marks. There             be asked to do.                          edit letters to address style, length
     me about their undergraduate academic experience at Queen’s              was considerable anxiety around                                                and legal considerations.
     to date. One is a large, first-year math service course with stu-         these, much more than I
     dents from many arts and science programs. The other is an               remember from past years. It was generally felt that three-hour
upper-year IDIS course with a mix of 60 students from arts, science           exams were not the place for unexpected questions or the assess-               Viewpoint Policy
and engineering. Even with that spread in experience, the same                ment of creative thought.
points were made repeatedly. I identify two main themes.                         Students wanted to go into an exam with a pretty good idea of the           The Queen’s Gazette welcomes
    Lectures. These should not be primarily concerned with the trans-         sort of things they would be asked to do. On the other hand, the cre-          submissions for Viewpoint from
                                                                                                                                                             members of the university commu-
mission of information. Students really seem to hate going into a             ative and problem-solving aspects of the course should be served with
                                                                                                                                                             nity. Unless otherwise discussed in
class to spend 50 minutes copying notes from an overhead or Power-            challenging assignments. Collaboration should be encouraged in the             advance with the editor, articles
Point presentation. They called it tedious and tiring. It is particularly     execution of these assignments, and joint submissions allowed.                 should normally range between
galling if the information can be (or ought to be) gleaned, as needed,           The students were unanimous that the benefits of such collabora-             600 and 700 words and should
from accessible books or notes. Amazingly enough, the students were           tion far outweighed the danger of weaker students being carried by             address issues related to the univer-
unanimous that most of their courses were like this.                          others. In fact, in my large first-year course I had students come to           sity or higher education in general.
    Lectures should pose an interesting problem, one that generates cre-      me to talk about how they might responsibly “handle” a situation of            Speeches related to issues of inter-
ative thought and discussion, they declared. Then, with an interactive        that type that had arisen in their group – lots of good learning there.        est to the university community are
framework, the problem can be unwound using the necessary technical              Much more anxiety and competitiveness in all corners of the                 also welcome. Email submissions to
skills. They used the phrase “top-down” to describe this approach,            world exists nowadays than when I was a student. With what rem-                gazette@post.queensu.ca. The edi-
pointing out that most of their science courses were “bottom-up.”             nants of the “ivory tower” remain to us, we should do what we can              tor reserves the right to edit or
    Much has been written recently at Queen’s with the same mes-              to moderate that. Most students do not mind the competition per se,            reject any submission that does not
sage. Jonathan Rose (Teaching Issues, Gazette, March 8) describes “the        and they accept the fact that they are not “at the top of the class.”          comply with policy. Opinions
interplay of knowledge among text, professor and student. Good                What upsets them is that they are judged on work that is not their             expressed are those of the writer.
teaching is about reasoning, explaining, questioning and construct-           best. What they ask is that they be given enough gentle time and
ing arguments. It’s a journey.”                                               space (within reason) to show us what they can do. We should pay
    Grant Bishop (Dude, where’s my education? Queen’s Journal, April 1)       more attention to that.
points out that it is in the first year that we have “the most dramatic           Although these comments came from the majority of my stu-
opportunity to rewrite students’ educational paradigm.” It is a mys-          dents, there were exceptions. A few seem to learn best from highly
tery why we have not seized that opportunity more vigorously. It              structured lectures that tell them “what they have to know.” Others
should be a top priority of this institution, particularly this institu-      find exams an ideal venue for creative thought and problem solving.                To inform us of your latest research
tion with its high student quality and distinctive undergraduate tra-         There are no doubt ways to accommodate such exceptions within a                   findings or upcoming journal publi-
                                                                                                                                                                cations, call News and Media Ser-
dition. I know that many faculty members will raise cautionary flags.          system that would work well for the majority of our students.                     vices Writer Nancy Dorrance,
They will argue that lectures often need to be highly “informative,”                                                                                            533-2869, or Communications
especially in the first two years, in order for the students to “learn all     Peter Taylor is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.      Officer Lorinda Peterson, 533-3234.
that they have to know.” There is much truth in this.                         taylorp@post.queensu.ca
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Mature women students                                                                                                      UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                           ROUNDUP
enrich learning atmosphere                                                                                                 Opinions and ownership
“I was unsure, nervous, and feeling                                                (Education). “Many younger stu-         The University of New Hampshire has disciplined a professor
incredibly out of place amongst so                                                 dents may not be aware of the           for “scholarly misconduct” after he plagiarized the governor of
many fresh faces. I was in culture                                                 history of many of the social           Delaware in a column published last year in a newspaper. An
shock. Before attending university I                                               issues that we discuss in class.        associate professor of health management and fervent anti-
felt so “young”. Suddenly I didn’t                                                 Mature women students bring             smoking advocate, Marc Hiller argued in favour of a ban on
feel young any more. I felt really,                                                this history with them…many of          smoking in public places. It was published June 1 in The Union
really old. I had “responsibilities” -a                                            them were there, and many of            Leader, a Manchester, N.H., newspaper. A reader alerted the
family to support. I left a paying job                                             them were active in bringing            newspaper’s editors to similarities between Prof. Hiller’s col-
to do this…and was going into tens                                                 about the very social changes           umn and a letter written by Ruth Ann Minner, Democratic
of thousands of dollars of debt. OH                                                that many younger students may          governor of Delaware, during a legislative debate on smoke-
MY! What had I done?!                     BAN RIGH CENTRE STAFF                    now take for granted and there-         free restaurants. “Letters, editorials and opinion pieces are not
    My worst worry was that I did                                                  fore may not be aware of how            claimed to be original works,” Prof. Hiller said. “I’m sure that
not have what it takes; I was not                     Diversity                    hard women fought for them.             probably a vast majority of letters advocating on issues A, B or
smart enough for university; I was                                                 Mature women students in the            C come from a variety of sources and are not something
not smart enough for Queen’s. What        tre Director Joy Mighty.                 classroom bring the benefit of          claimed to be original work.” The university later issued a more
would I do when I failed? Then, in            “I want to value students’ diver-    their experiences, and the              contrite statement. In it, Prof. Hiller said he had prepared the
front of a brown brick house, I           sity,” says Dr. Mighty. “Every student   insights and perspectives that are      column hastily and had “failed to subject it to my normal stan-
walked by a signboard that asked,         should have the best opportunity to      a product of these experiences.”        dard of scrutiny.”
“Are you a mature woman student?          learn, not just the bright students or       Christine Overall (Philosophy)
The support I found at the Ban Righ       the ones who learn the same way          agrees.
Centre made all the difference.”          the professor teaches.”                      “Mature students bring an                                   The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2
    This is how Laurie Gashinski              Many students entering uni-          openness, flexibility, and com-
described her feelings when she           versity think their own differ-          passion to the consideration of
arrived at Queen’s. Mature                ences may have a negative                difficult issues in ethics and social    New courses in the cards
women students such as Ms.                impact on their learning experi-         philosophy. Often, their own per-
Gashinski are those whose educa-          ences and performance. The uni-          sonal struggles help them to see        Academe’s latest safe bet: Students will sign up for courses on
tions have been interrupted and           versity traditionally serves the         and understand the real range of        gambling. But they’ll be learning how to profit as casino man-
who decide to pursue a university         needs of high school graduates           perspectives on difficult issues. At     agers, not high rollers. The growing popularity of state-spon-
education later in life (22 years         with parental support, a demo-           the same time, they often evince        sored gambling, especially lotteries, has thawed colleges’
and older). Hundreds of them are          graphic set that continues to be         a sensitivity to the complexity of      once-frigid attitudes toward professional training in the field,
currently enrolled in graduate and        the majority. It is important to         peoples’ lives and the demands          says John M. Tarras, an associate professor at Michigan State
undergraduate studies. While they         understand that non-traditional          that people in a variety of life        University’s School of Hospitality Business, who has taught
bring with them unique aca-               students, such as mature women,          roles have to handle.”                  courses about casino gambling since 1991. Creating gambling
demic, social, financial, and per-         need accommodation to break                  With support, non-traditional       courses and majors in traditional academic departments is the
sonal      needs      that    require     down the barriers that they face.        students excel in their programs,       next logical step, he says, as the expanding casino industry
accommodation, they also bring a          Despite obstacles, these students        graduate, attend graduate school        offers increased career opportunities in communications,
wealth of skills, experiences, and        bring to their classmates extraor-       and become leaders in their com-        finance, management and other fields.
perspectives that contribute to the       dinary and diverse life experi-          munities. Their abilities and con-
richness and diversity of the uni-        ences and raise the level and            tributions to the university along                              The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2
versity’s academic and social com-        liveliness of discussion as they         the way are immeasurable.
munities. Recognizing these needs         stretch and challenge themselves,            P.S. Laurie Gashinski is entering
and remarkable contributions of           one another and their teachers.          her fourth year on the Dean’s list.     Safety at night a campus concern
this group of “older than average”            Their impact in the classroom
students is an important step             is best described by the professors                                              Three quarters of female students at British universities do not
                                                                                   Located at 32 Queen’s Cres., the Ban
towards promoting equal learning          who teach them.                          Righ Centre supports the continuing     always feel safe walking around their campuses at night, the
opportunities for all students.               “I consider mature women             formal and informal education of        Sodexho-Times Higher university lifestyle survey has found.
    This step is crucial, says            students to be a definite asset in        women, especially mature women          While students generally feel secure during the day, fewer than
Instructional Development Cen-            the class,” says Magda Lewis,            returning to university.                four in ten feel safe all of the time at night. The picture is par-
                                                                                                                           ticularly worrying for female students: only one quarter of
                                                                                                                           women feel safe all the time on university property at night.
                                                                                                                           The survey, involved more than 2,000 students at 30 universi-


Changing users’ attitudes                                                                                                  ties. While universities across the country strive to teach stu-
                                                                                                                           dents how to protect themselves, crime remains a major
                                                                                                                           problem for the academic sector. Mugging, sexual assault, bur-
                                                                                                                           glary and drink spiking are particular concerns, institutions


toward their computers                                                                                                     report. Recently, a woman was raped on campus at Warwick
                                                                                                                           University, overseas students at Hertfordshire University faced
                                                                                                                           racist attacks and students at Ulster University were threatened
                                                                                                                           with assault by a paramilitary organization.

I do not love computers. But I do                                                  analyze physical data from                              The Times Higher Education Supplement, April 16
see the implicit value computers                                                   Toronto, stored virtually in New
add to our daily lives and society                                                 Brunswick, and compile elec-
in general.                                                                        tronic reports that went to Mon-
    For the past two years, I have                                                 treal. Around this time the             A new way of exploring boundaries
been fortunate to be employed                                                      MS.Blaster worm had just hit the        A half-mile-long line of 20,000 yellow daffodils forms Imag-
as a first-level support advisor by                                                 net, and started propagating            ine/Align, a site-specific, community-based art installation
the ITS Support Centre. I have                                                     through servers and switches            blooming this spring at the University of Michigan Nichols
personally fought the evils of                                                     around the world. So what, you          Arboretum. Conceived by artist Susan Skarsgard, the line of
viruses, fickle Internet connectiv-                                                 ask. Viruses float around all the        daffodils traverses the environment, mapping thought and
ity, printers that don’t print and                                                 time. I believed, as maybe you          inspiring contemplation on the idea of lines, borders and
faulty floppy disks. While the                 PLUGGED IN                          do now, that they were at most a        imposed definition. Last fall, more than 150 people planted
remuneration is more than fair             Farron Hon-Yin Blanc                    minor annoyance. It was not             the bulbs to create the work of art.
and the technical experience                                                       until my thousand colleagues
enlightening, I am startled by                                                     and I were rendered useless for
the attitudes that some people            old messages from our e-mail,            two days because our computers                                             www.umich.edu/news, April 21
have towards computers.                   scan our computers for viruses           didn’t work that I understood
    A typical conversation with a         and look up error messages on            the gravity of the situation. Sure,
client might begin with some              the web for potential solutions.         there are exogenous factors like        Lawsuits settled with land sale
variation of the dreaded “I hate          When compared to other tech-             disgruntled 15-year-old com-
                                          nological inventions, computers                                                  The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has agreed to sell
computers” phrase that any                                                         puter whizzes and slumbering
                                          are easier and cheaper to self-                                                  43 acres of land to Boston College for $99.4 million to cover
technician loathes to hear, but                                                    companies, but the largest rea-
                                          diagnose. Which is easier, rotat-                                                the costs of settling lawsuits involving priests who sexually
usually responds to with a sym-                                                    son why viruses are more preva-
                                          ing the tires on your car or                                                     abused children. The acquisition includes acreage on the arch-
pathetic, although fake, smile.                                                    lent today is because people are
                                          downloading the latest Packman                                                   diocese’s Brighton campus and the former archbishop’s home,
Another common declaration                                                         too inattentive to scan their
                                          update? Yet computers are often                                                  the archdiocese said in a statement. In September, the archdio-
I’ve heard is something along                                                      computers, get the latest Win-
                                          given the notorious reputation                                                   cese settled lawsuits with more than 550 victims by agreeing to
the lines of “I’m bad with com-                                                    dows update or refrain from
                                          of being awkward and compli-                                                     pay $85 million. It took out about $90 million in loans. The
puters” or “computers don’t like                                                   opening questionable e-mail
                                          cated, never working when you                                                    Catholic Church has adopted new rules meant to prevent and
me.” Computers are inanimate                                                       attachments.
                                          really need them. If this were                                                   treat sexual abuse by clergy. The acquisition is a “milestone
objects that do not possess                                                           I’m not asking that everyone
                                          actually true, it would be a sur-                                                event” for the school, said Boston College President William
human emotions, so they aren’t                                                     spend an inordinate amount of
                                          prise that we rely on the tech-                                                  Leahy. “Purchasing this land is a major expenditure. But it
able to like or dislike anybody.                                                   time on problems that are
                                          nology as much as we do.                                                         helps meet our longstanding need for additional space for
As for being bad with computers,                                                   beyond their technical scope.
                                          Computers may initially appear                                                   playing fields and other campus facilities.”
I don’t buy that excuse either.                                                    But if someone fixes your com-
Computers were made for                   to be complicated and intimidat-         puter for you, genuinely say
humans, by humans. It’s not like          ing, but isn’t that the case for         thank you, and try to under-                                        www.universitybusiness.com, April 20
they’re a house-warming present           every new experience?                    stand what is wrong and how
from aliens!                                 The consequences of our con-          you can avoid it in the future.
    All of us, regardless of prior        tinued ignorance are grave. Last                                                 Compiled by Celia Russell
technical sophistication, possess         summer, I worked as an opera-            Farron Hon-Yin Blanc is a member of
the same basic abilities to delete        tions engineer. My job was to            the class of Sc’05.
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                                                    DISCOVERY@QUEEN’S                    Queen’s Gazette                                                                              May 3, 2004



IN BRIEF
Excellence                                    Basic science at work
in economics
Huw Lloyd-Ellis is the 2003 win-
ner of the Economics Depart-
ment Research Prize. Established
in 2001, the prize recognizes the
research achievements of Eco-
nomics faculty.
   Shouyong Shi won in 2001
and Ruqu Wang won in 2002.
Dr. Lloyd-Ellis’ research focuses on
the implications of market-driven
technological and organizational
change for growth, inequality and
cyclical fluctuations, and on the
design of federal government debt
management strategies in the face
of macroeconomic risk.


Art receives
major grant
The Department of Art has
received a $340,000 equipment
grant for art conservation from
the Getty Foundation in Los
Angeles.
   “The application was truly a
team effort,” says department
head John Osborne, in acknowl-
edging the commitment of Fac-
ulty of Arts and Science Dean
Bob Silverman and a number of
people within the department
whose efforts helped to secure
the grant. “This is a great day for
the Art Conservation program,”                                                                                                                                                             STEPHEN WILD
says Dr. Osborne.                        Pharmacology and Toxicology Professor James Reynolds, study leader, and PhD student Umar Iqbal preparing the Morris water maze, used in testing
                                         spatial learning and memory in experimental animals.

Discoveries                              VITAMIN THERAPY                          cue brain function in even a frac-          This means that about 1 per              The guinea pig was chosen as
get funding                              FOR MOMS MAY
                                                                                  tion of the people affected, it will
                                                                                  be one of the most fulfilling
                                                                                                                          cent of children born today have
                                                                                                                          some behavioural or cognitive
                                                                                                                                                                   the animal model for FAS
                                                                                                                                                                   because its pattern of prenatal
                                                                                  things we could possibly do.”           deficit that can be traced to fetal       brain development is much
Two researchers have received            REDUCE BRAIN INJURY                          The team is providing the           exposure to alcohol alone, or in         closer to the human than that of
$100,000 each to further develop                                                  “basic science” component of            combination with other drugs.            any other small animal species.
innovative discoveries in the            IN FETAL ALCOHOL                         this particular study, using the            The Queen’s study is exploring           The two main areas of behav-
fields of cholesterol-related heart                                                guinea pig as an animal model of        what happens at the neurochemi-          ioural and learning ability being
disease and lower back injury.           SYNDROME BABIES                          FAS. A parallel, clinical study is      cal level to the developing fetal        tested are hyperactivity and memory.
    The funding, from the Cana-                                                   being conducted on human sub-           brain exposed to alcohol, and                “At a very early age, and into
dian Institutes of Health Research       By NANCY DORRANCE                        jects at Toronto’s Hospital for         then correlating these biological        adulthood, both animals and
Proof of Principal (PoP) program,        News and Media Services                  Sick Children.                          “markers” with subsequent                humans with FAS show hyperac-
provides early-stage funding to          Queen’s researchers are studying             “We’re looking specifically at       behaviour of the offspring.              tivity,” notes Dr. Reynolds. “We
advance promising inventions             for the first time whether vitamin        brain injury in the developing          “We’ve found in our animal               can quantify this in animals by
and discoveries further along the        therapy administered to drinking         fetus because the brain is the most     model that late in gestation there       putting them in an apparatus
commercial pipeline.                     mothers during pregnancy will            sensitive target for damage caused      is a significant increase in ‘cell sui-   that measures the amount and
    Robert Kisilevsky (Pathology)        reduce the incidence of learning         by prenatal alcohol exposure,”          cide’ in brain regions injured by        type of movement they exhibit.”
will continue his research in cho-       and behavioural problems in              says Dr. Reynolds. While some of        alcohol,” says Dr. Reynolds. “That       Memory in the animal subjects is
lesterol metabolism and new com-         their babies.                            the physical effects associated         type of injury is consistent with        tested with a Morris water maze,
pounds for the treatment of                  Led by Pharmacology and Tox-         with FAS resolve themselves as a        the learning and behavioural             which requires them to learn and
atherosclerosis. Dr. Kisilevsky’s ear-   icology professors James Reynolds        child grows, the brain injury           deficits we see after birth.”             retain details of their environ-
lier work in this field contributed       and James Brien, the Queen’s             appears to be permanent, he                 Having these clear markers will      ment through visual cues.
to the founding by Queen’s tech-         study is part of a large, multi-insti-   notes. “The overall hypothesis for      enable the team to test whether              The Queen’s researchers
nology transfer arm, PARTEQ              tutional New Emerging Team ini-          this research program is that alco-     administering high doses of Vita-        anticipate that their findings will
Innovations, of Neurochem Inc.,          tiative on fetal alcohol syndrome        hol causes oxidative stress in the      mins C and E to mothers during           provide validation at the basic
a company that develops treat-           (FAS), funded by the Canadian            developing fetus, and that this is      pregnancy will protect the fetal         science level for the use of vita-
ments for amyloid-based disorders        Institutes of Health Research and        a key mechanism in the brain            brain against neurochemical              min intervention in reducing
including Alzheimer’s disease.           coordinated by Dr. Brien.                injury which can occur.”                injuries caused by alcohol expo-         the effects of fetal alcohol expo-
    Joan Stevenson (Physical and             “Fetal alcohol syndrome is a             Recent surveys indicate that the    sure, rescue brain cells from com-       sure, and add momentum to the
Health Education) and Ergonom-           devastating health problem in            incidence of FAS is 1-2 per 1,000       mitting suicide, and rescue              Toronto team’s clinical study.
ics Research Group colleagues            Canada, North America and                births. It is estimated, however,       behavioural function in the new-             Also on the Queen’s team are
Tim Bryant (Mechanical Engi-             worldwide, with huge personal,           that the incidence of brain injury      born animals. High doses of these        psychology professors Hans
neering) and Linda McLean                social and financial costs,” says        resulting from maternal consump-        particular vitamins have been            Dringenberg and Cella Olm-
(Rehabilitation Therapy) will            Dr. Reynolds. “If our team can           tion of alcohol, without all the fea-   administered to pregnant women           stead, several graduate and hon-
work with PhD candidate                  come up with an approach to              tures of FAS, is almost 10 per 1,000    in other studies, and are believed to    ours undergraduate students,
Mohammad Abdoli to design,               help reduce that burden and res-         live births.                            be safe for both mother and fetus.       and research associates.
manufacture and test an external,
wearable device that will enable
workers with lower back injury to
safely return to work sooner.            New opportunities for four promising researchers
                                         Four promising young researchers         endeavours and to their contin-             Linda McLean (Rehabilitation         research infrastructure for newly
These Discovery@Queen’s pages            from engineering, science, and           ued contributions.” They are:           Therapy) specializes in the assess-      recruited faculty members in their
highlighting Queen’s research            health science have been awarded             Brian Frank (Electrical and         ment of neuromuscular control.           first full-time academic appoint-
news and developments are elec-          a total of $460,000 from the             Computer Engineering), who is           Her current research program is          ments at a Canadian university.
tronically distributed to our major      Canada Foundation for Innovation         working to develop advanced             focused on assisting people who             The foundation is an inde-
research funding agencies and oth-       (CFI) New Opportunities Fund.            circuitry for use in wireless com-      suffer from repetitive strain            pendent corporation created in
ers upon request.                            Almost $30 million in funding        munication       systems.      This     injuries or urinary incontinence.        1997 by the Government of
                                         to 33 universities across the coun-      research will contribute to the         (CFI contribution: $40,000)              Canada to fund research infra-
                                         try was announced recently by CFI        development of smaller and less             Janet Menard (Psychology)            structure. The CFI’s mandate is
                                         interim president Carmen Charette        expensive wireless components.          studies how fear is reflected in the      to strengthen the ability of
                                         in Fredericton, New Brunswick.           (CFI contribution: $100,000).           brain. The insights achieved             Canadian universities, colleges,
                                             “The Canada Foundation for               Robert Knobel (Physics) is          through this research may facili-        research hospitals, and other
                                         Innovation has recognized the            developing an innovative research       tate the development of improved         non-profit institutions to carry
  To inform us of your latest research
                                         potential of these outstanding           program to measure the properties       drug therapies for people suffering      out world-class research and
  findings or upcoming journal publi-     researchers to advance the lead-         of quantum mechanical systems.          from anxiety disorders. (CFI con-        technology development that
  cations, call News and Media Ser-      ing edge of science and technol-         The resulting data will shed new        tribution: $80,000)                      will benefit Canadians.
  vices Writer Nancy Dorrance,           ogy and to improve the lives of          light on nanoscale science and              These awards are made                   For more information about
  533-2869, or Communications            Canadians,” says Vice-Principal          help to advance developments in         through the CFI’s New Opportu-           New Opportunities funding, see:
  Officer Lorinda Peterson, 533-3234.     (Research) Kerry Rowe. “We look          nanotechnology. (CFI contribu-          nities Fund, which enables eligi-        www.innovation.ca/whatsnew
                                         forward to their success in these        tion: $240,000)                         ble universities to provide              /index.cfm
May 3, 2004
                                                     DISCOVERY@QUEEN’S                      Queen’s Gazette                                                                                 Page 7




Safe drinking water: How can we ensure it?
NEW CENTRE EMBARKS
ON $8-MILLION STUDY
By NANCY DORRANCE
News and Media Services
Research teams from four Canadian
universities, coordinated through
Queen’s newly established Centre
for Water and the Environment
(CWE), are developing less toxic
and more effective ways to safe-
guard community water supplies
“from source to tap”.
    Led by CWE director Kevin
Hall (Civil Engineering), the
provincially funded, $8-million
project encompasses many of the
recommendations of the 2002
Walkerton Report.
    The new approach aims to
eliminate reliance on conven-
tional ways of treating impure
water, which can often lead to the
formation of toxic chemicals. It
will also reduce the possibility of
human error and the time
required to determine if water is
dangerous to people’s health.
    The Ontario Ministry of the
Environment recently released a
white paper on watershed-based
source protection planning, and is
now holding public hearings to
discuss its recommendations.
    “This project is being done by
Queen’s to provide scientific data                                                                                                                                                          STEPHEN WILD
that will support the development        Centre for Water and the Environment researchers Kent Novakowski, Kevin Hall and Ana da Silva, all of Civil Engineering, conduct water quality testing
of policy options for the province,”     in the first phase of new $8-million study to safeguard communities’ water supplies.
says CWE business director Moe
Hussain (Civil Engineering).             “Without the Centre for Water               researchers Dr. Hall, Ana da Silva,      develop models and techniques        ent models currently exist, none
    In partnership with conserva-        and the Environment, this                   and Kent Novakowski, Stephen             to improve detection and assess-     looks at total watershed protec-
tion authorities, municipalities         wouldn’t have been possible.”               Brown (Chemistry, Environmen-            ment of water quality problems       tion: ground and surface water,
and the private sector, the team             An initiative that began in 2001        tal Studies) and Lewis Tomalty           at the source. The tools will be     water intake, impact on health,
will develop tools that are accessi-     and has just received official univer-       (Microbiology & Immunology)              useful to regulators when making     and other aspects of the problem.
ble and easily used by municipal-        sity status, the centre provides            will focus on source water protec-       decisions on issues such as water       Also working on the project are
ities as well as by researchers.         research, education and training in         tion, working at the Tay River           taking, transport of contami-        researchers from the universities of
“We’re identifying areas where           areas of public health and safety           Watershed near Perth, Ontario.           nants through a watershed, and       Toronto and Waterloo, who will
research is lacking, then pulling        related to water, and a scientific              Building on the success of an         tracing the source of pollution.     develop innovative new treatment
together people from different           framework for policy development            earlier $2.5-million study, in              “The tool set we are develop-     processes, and from the University
backgrounds to tackle these large-       in all areas affecting water and its use.   which they created an automated          ing will apply to any watershed      of Ottawa, where the focus will be
scale problems,” says Dr. Hall,              In the first phase of the five-         bacterial detection system specifi-       in any location in the world,”       on the growth of biofilms in the
director of the new centre.              year project, Civil Engineering             cally for E.coli, the team will          says Dr. Hall. While many differ-    water distribution system.



Pesticide use linked to serious illness, disease, report finds
FAMILY PHYSICIANS’                       the effects of pesticides on                                                         The recipient of a Great Lakes       as well as lowering the level of
                                         human health since 1992.                                                             Educational Scholarship grant,       exposures from pesticide use in
REPORT RECOMMENDS                        Among the major health effects                                                       she frequently speaks to the         homes, gardens and public green
                                         identified by the researchers are:                                                    public and to health profession-     space. The college also advocates
REDUCING PESTICIDE USE                   nine types of solid tumours, non-                                                    als about the health effects of      techniques such as:
                                         Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia,                                                        environmental pollutants.            b Researching and implement-
By NANCY DORRANCE                        genotoxic effects, skin diseases,                                                       “With respect to cancer, this        ing alternative organic meth-
News and Media Services                  neurological diseases, and repro-                                                    review provides compelling evi-         ods of lawn and garden care
People should reduce their expo-         ductive effects.                                                                     dence of a link between cancer          and indoor pest control
sure to pesticides, a team of               “We hope the report will                                                          and pesticide use, both occupa-      b Proper use of personal protec-
researchers from the Ontario Col-        contribute to a better under-                                                        tionally and with home use,” Dr.        tion equipment, including
lege of Family Physicians, includ-       standing of this controversial                                                       Vakil notes. “The cancers that          respirators for home and
ing Cathy Vakil (Queen’s Family          topic, inform those who pro-                                                         showed the strongest relationship       occupational exposures
Medicine), strongly recommends.          duce professional and patient                                                        with pesticide exposure include      b Education on safe handling,
    Their report shows consistent        educational materials, and aid                                                       brain, prostate and pancreatic          mixing, storage and applica-
links between pesticide exposure         various levels of government to                                                      cancers, and non-Hodgkin’s lym-         tion when pesticide use is
and serious illnesses such as can-       direct policy on this important                                                      phoma and leukemia.”                    considered necessary
cer – with children being particu-       health issue,” says Dr. Vakil,                                                          Overall, the report recom-           To view the report, visit
larly vulnerable.                        who teaches family medicine to                                                       mends that people reduce occu-       www.ocfp.on.ca/English/OCFP/
    The team reviewed studies on         residents and medical students.                      CHARLOTTE TOWN.CITYFILTER.ORG   pational exposures to pesticides,    Communications/CurrentIssues/



Two students win prestigious U.S. exchange opportunities
By KAY LANGMUIR                          minds. That’s why I chose                   created last year by the Founda-         study at an institution of their     its members negotiate student-
A new scholarship program, part          Queen’s and that is why I look              tion for Educational Exchange            choosing as long as they make        exchange agreements. It also uses
of the foundation that adminis-          forward to a semester at Harvard.”          Between Canada and the United            their own arrangements and           scholarships to promote student
ters the prestigious Fulbright               Mr. Jordan is off to Ithaca Col-        States.                                  ensure that the host institution’s   mobility between developed and
scholarships, has enabled two            lege in New York to study eco-                 “It just came down to asking          credits are accepted by Queen’s,     developing countries. This summer,
Queen’s undergraduates to study          nomics for a year.                          questions,” says Mr. Van Horne,          she says. The university currently   Associate Vice-Principal (Academic)
in the United States next year.              “But Queen’s is such a great            who had spied a small mention            has exchange agreements with 83      John Dixon will host a conference
   Akeens Van Horne of Newmar-           school, it seems a shame to                 of the Killam Fellowships on a           host institutions in 28 countries,   of the consortium at Queen’s.
ket, Ont., and Kyle Jordan of            leave,” he jokingly laments. “I’m           poster during a general infor-           with courses taught in 10 differ-        The Killam Fellowships, a five-
Ottawa, are Queen’s’ first recipients     getting a world class education at          mation session on exchange               ent languages.                       year pilot program begun last
of Killam Fellowships, awards            a quarter of the cost. The tuition          programs.                                   The International Centre also     year, is the result of a partnership
worth $5,000 US per semester for         at Ithaca is $26,000.”                         About 200 students left Queen’s       assists students who are consider-   between Foundation for Educa-
up to a full year of study in the U.S.       The Killam Fellowship pro-              this year to study temporarily at        ing studying elsewhere, with its     tional Exchange between Canada
   “I’m really excited about             gram is the first of its kind at the         another institution, says Maryann        volunteer group of “country rep-     and the United States, which
going to Harvard,” says Mr. Van          undergraduate level between the             Severin of Admissions Services,          resentatives” – students who         administers the Fulbright program
Horne, a student of economics            two countries. It is open to stu-           coordinator of university exchanges      come from a certain country or       and the American Killam Trusts.
and psychology who will spend            dents at participating institutions         and international studies.               studied there, and who can               The pilot program may result in
one semester at the Ivy League           – 11 universities in Canada,                   “We have 200 coming and               advise others considering a study    further expansion of the program
institution next year.                   including Queen’s, and 10 uni-              200 going,” she says.                    term in that location.               to include more host universities.
   “I have always sought to place        versities or colleges in the U.S.              Although most of them are                Queen’s is also a member of the       The foundation expects to
myself in environments saturated             Most students haven’t yet               on exchange programs such as             Commonwealth Universities Study      award 20 fellowships for the
with bright and passionate               heard of the Killam Fellowships,            the Killam, students can also            Abroad Consortium, which helps       2004-2005 academic year.
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Prescription drug-pricing a sensitive, political issue
The sale of prescription drugs across     same way as the prices of other                                                   innovator some degree of market       vent the subsequent erosion of
international borders has been an         products, namely based on the                                                     power over the sale of their inno-    their profits. One of these, which
ongoing issue in recent years. To help    costs of producing them and the                                                   vation, and hence allow the           has already been debated, would
us better understand the economics        degree of competition in the mar-                                                 innovator to gain a return on         be to restrict the flow of drugs to
that fuel the debate about Americans      ketplace. There are, however,                                                     their R&D effort. Although, as a      Canada in the hope of prevent-
buying cheap Canadian drugs and           some important qualifications to                                                   sovereign nation, Canada makes        ing their re-export to the U.S.
hinder initiatives designed to provide    that general observation. Phar-                                                   its own patent laws, these laws       Another is to push for an increase
cheap drugs to those who need them        maceutical drugs are extremely                                                    have been harmonized by inter-        in the price of drugs sold in
in other countries, the Queen’s           R&D-intensive products. Conse-                                                    national agreements, so that, for     Canada. Although both these
Gazette posed these questions to          quently, the total costs of produc-                                               example, the life of a patent in      possibilities have been met with
Roger Ware (Economics), co-author of      ing a new drug are largely the                                                    Canada is 20 years, the same as it    some outrage, they are not a lot
Industrial Organization: A Strategic      costs of research and testing to               ROGER WARE                         is in most developed countries        different, for example, from the
Approach, a textbook analyzing the        gain regulatory approval. Produc-                                                 including the U.S. Second, in         Canadian government attempt-
principles of competition that apply to   tion costs once the drug has been                    Q&A                          Canada we have a regulatory           ing to restrict the export of ciga-
many industries, including those that     brought to market are very low, a                                                 agency, the Patent Medicine           rettes that are subsequently
produce pharmaceutical drugs.             tiny fraction of the total costs of     zero return on their costly R&D           Prices Review Board (PMPRB),          smuggled back into the country
                                          the product. The usual econo-           activities. Prices for Canadian           whose mandate is to regulate,         and sold tax-free.
G: What factors determine                 mist’s prescription, that competi-      prescription drugs are also               albeit in a loose fashion, the
prices for prescription drugs?            tive prices should equal the            affected by two kinds of regula-          prices charged for patented drugs.    G: What policies enable Internet
                                          marginal cost of production,            tion. First, patents that create          The PMPRB applies three criteria      pharmacies to facilitate cross-
RW: In a market-based economy             clearly wouldn’t work in this           intellectual property are a delib-        to the control of drug prices:        border prescription drug sales?
such as Canada’s, prescription            industry, because such prices           erate attempt by governments to           Existing patented drug prices
drug prices are determined the            would give the drug companies           influence pricing. Patents give an         cannot increase by more than the      RW: Although importing drugs
                                                                                                                            Consumer Price Index (CPI);           from Canada and other countries
                                                                                                                            most new patented drug prices         remains technically illegal, the

The scholarship of teaching                                                                                                 are limited so that the cost of the
                                                                                                                            therapy is in the range of the cost
                                                                                                                            of therapy for existing drugs used
                                                                                                                            to treat the same disease; break-
                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Food and Drug Administra-
                                                                                                                                                                  tion has generally ignored the
                                                                                                                                                                  growing practice, and some states
                                                                                                                                                                  are amending their laws in order
In 1990, Ernest Boyer wrote that it                                               decisions and demonstrate the             through drug prices are limited to    to facilitate it. The pricing of pre-
was time “to break out of the tired            SUSAN WILCOX                       validity of knowledge of teaching         the median of the prices for the      scription drugs is a sensitive
old teaching vs. research debate                 Teaching Issues                  they hold, through assessment by          same drugs charged in other           political issue, particularly in an
and define, in more creative ways,                                                 others, including students, peers,        specified industrial countries.        election year. However, all of the
what it means to be a scholar.”           the literature and their own teach-     and administrators.                                                             legal and political maneuvering
    To a large extent, this call has      ing experiences. The knowledge              Phase Two teachers engage             G: Why are prescription drugs         south of the border regarding
been heeded. Many in higher edu-          gained through inquiry is made          disciplinary        colleagues    in      so much more expensive in the         Canadian drug imports has to be
cation have come to view teaching         public so that other teachers can       informed, reflective conversa-            U.S than in Canada?                   considered a short-term or band-
and research as complementary             build upon it. Scholarship may be       tions about teaching and learn-                                                 aid intervention. The real issue
forms of scholarship. Widespread          shared and reviewed through             ing; mentor other teachers in the         RW: Part of it has to do with the     that Americans need to address is
efforts exist to promote a scholar-       grant proposals, presentations or       discipline; provide leadership in         activities of the PMPRB. In addi-     whether and how they want to
ship of teaching that fosters signif-     workshops, publications, teaching       teaching at the disciplinary level        tion, the U.S. health-care indus-     regulate the prices charged by the
icant learning for all students,          dossiers, or peer mentoring and         (e.g., organize department/fac-           try is organized differently from     drug companies within the U.S.
enhances the practice and profes-         review.                                 ulty events) and/or at the univer-        ours. Drug prices are caught up in
sion of teaching, and brings to fac-          Teaching scholarship is a valu-     sity level (e.g., contribute to work      a network of forces; the private      G: Do generic drugs play an
ulty members’ work as teachers            able contribution to the improve-       of the IDC); engage in discipli-          insurance companies, the HMOs         important role in the market
the recognition and reward that is        ment of university teaching, yet not    nary and multidisciplinary teach-         and hospitals are all important       place?
afforded to their research. Queen’s       every teacher will, or need, become     ing associations; demonstrate an          drug purchasers. And U.S. com-
can boast two recent initiatives to       a teaching scholar. It is possible to   understanding of the complexity           panies, such as Pfizer and Merck,      RW: Once a patent on a drug
promote scholarship: the Chancel-         develop as a teacher and yet choose     of teaching and learning.                 engage in political lobbying          expires, generic drug manufactur-
lor A. Charles Baillie Teaching           not to undertake scholarship.               Phase Three teachers draw on          against any initiatives to regulate   ers are allowed to produce and
Award and the Queen’s University              Cynthia Weston and Lynn             literature and research on teach-         or reduce drug prices.                market it. While the resulting
Chairs in Teaching and Learning.          McAlpine (McGill University)            ing to inform their institution and                                             competition drives prices down,
    To determine whether teaching         have proposed a continuum of            the field; publish and make pre-           G: What are some of the factors       the generic drug manufacturers
is effective, we look at a teacher’s      growth toward the scholarship of        sentations about teaching (may or         that make international trade in      are highly profitable companies.
performance and consider how              teaching. Phase One teachers are        may not be based on research);            prescription drugs so problematic?    Interestingly, the original patent
successful that performance is in         concerned with developing per-          obtain funding for research on                                                  holder will often market or
terms of promoting student learn-         sonal knowledge about their             teaching; carry out research on           RW: A common mistake made by          license their own generic brand,
ing. Good teaching involves all           teaching and their students’ learn-     teaching using an appropriate             policy and lawmakers in the U.S.      called a “pseudo-generic,” which
the actions faculty take to support       ing. Phase Two teachers engage in       approach to inquiry; mentor oth-          and Canada is thinking that           helps to retain a sizeable market
the educational missions of their         dialogue with colleagues about          ers in doing research on teaching;        prices of drugs in the two coun-      share and profit for the brand
department and the university,            teaching and learning, developing       demonstrate a comprehensive               tries are set independently. They     name pharmaceutical company,
helping students achieve valued           and exchanging knowledge about          knowledge of the research and lit-        are not. Ultimately, drug compa-      partly by allowing them to con-
learning goals in their chosen pro-       teaching and learning in their dis-     erature on teaching and an under-         nies will require a certain return    tinue to sell the original branded
gram of study. The scholarship of         cipline. Phase Three teachers are       standing of the complexity of             on their investment in R&D, and       product at a high price. In the
teaching also incorporates atten-         concerned with developing schol-        teaching and learning.                    any downward pricing pressure         1980s, Canada had a much more
tion to effective teaching perform-       arly knowledge about teaching               For more information, including       in Canada will either lead to a       generous policy towards licensing
ance, but looks beyond the                and learning. Where do you situ-        how to propose a scholarly teach-         reluctance to supply the Cana-        patented pharmaceutical prod-
immediate teaching situation to           ate yourself on this continuum?         ing project, contact the Instruc-         dian market or to even higher         ucts to generic manufacturers,
engage faculty in the systematic              Phase One teachers reflect on        tional Development Centre, ext.           prices south of the border. More-     which caused friction with U.S.
study of teaching and/or learning.        their teaching; engage in institu-      36428, idcentre@post.queensu.ca.          over, if low-priced Canadian          drug companies, and brought
Teaching scholars develop knowl-          tional teaching development             To join a new network of teachers         drugs are shipped south of the        political charges that Canada was
edge about teaching and learning          activities; engage in innovation        wishing to develop the scholarship        border (a process that economists     “free-riding” on the research
that is significant and useful for         in teaching; intentionally evalu-       of teaching at Queen’s, contact me        call arbitrage, and which several     activities of the U.S. (and world-
others as well as themselves. Their       ate their own teaching to make          at     ext.    75157      or   email      U.S. lawmakers seem to have           wide) industry. It was this politi-
scholarship is informed by the            improvements; read about teach-         wilcoxs@post.queensu.ca.                  recently encouraged) in volumes       cal pressure that led to Canada
scholarly literature of teaching and      ing and learning; develop an                                                      large enough to be more than a        harmonizing its patent protec-
learning and includes critical            understanding of principles             Susan Wilcox is Senior Associate in the   minor irritation, the U.S. drug       tion for drugs with that of other
reflection on the relation between         underlying teaching and learning        Instructional Development Centre.         companies will find ways to pre-       major developed countries.




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Experts in pesticides, obesity and water in the news IN BRIEF
                                         Defence analyst Doug Bland            Recent research by Peter Katz-         Research findings by Mark Sab-
QUEEN’S IN                               (Policy Studies) discusses Cana-
                                         dian defence spending in The
                                                                               marzyk (Physical Health & Edu-
                                                                               cation) linking obesity and lack of
                                                                                                                      bagh (Psychology) that could
                                                                                                                      have implications for the treat-
                                                                                                                                                            Pitching in
THE NEWS                                 Globe and Mail, the National Post,    exercise continues to receive cov-     ment of disorders such as autism      earns win
                                         The Ottawa Citizen, the Edmonton      erage, most recently in the Toronto    are highlighted in The Kingston
                                         Journal, The Leader-Post (Regina)     Sun, The Edmonton Sun, The Cal-        Whig-Standard.                        Efforts to keep the student resi-
Highlights of Queen’s experts in         and the Times Colonist (Victoria)     gary Sun, The Ottawa Sun and the                                             dential area surrounding campus
the media                                and on CHQR radio.                    Brockville Recorder and Times.         The establishment of another          clean all year have garnered
                                                                                                                      Fulbright chair at Queen’s is         some Queen’s groups a munici-
■ April 14–April 27                      Ruth Wilson (Family Medicine)                            John Pliniussen     reported in The Kingston Whig-        pal award. The Chamber of
                                         comments in a Globe and Mail story                       (Business) com-     Standard.                             Commerce awarded Students
The research of Cathy Vakil              about hormone replacement therapy.                       ments extensively                                         Taking Responsible Initiatives for
(Family Medicine), co-author of a                                                                 in a front-page     CIHR funding for researchers          a Viable Environment (STRIVE),
recent study linking exposure to                           James Miller                           Kingston Whig-      Joan Stevenson (Physical and          the Alma Mater Society and
pesticides with serious illnesses, is                      (Religious Stud-                       Standard story      Health Education) and Robert          Town-Gown relations the 2004
covered by the Globe and Mail,                             ies) comments in                       about the TV        Kisilevsky (Pathology) is reported    Pitch-In award for Organization.
The Toronto Star, The London Free                          a Toronto Star                         show ‘The Appren-   in The Kingston Whig-Standard.        The groups were recognized for
Press, The Edmonton Journal, The                           story about the                        tice’.                                                    their work throughout the year,
Daily News (Halifax), The Daily                            founding of the     Pliniussen                             Kerry Rowe (VP Research) is           starting with STRIVE’s Ghetto
News (Kamloops), The Standard                              Canadian Forum                                             interviewed by The Kingston           Green-up       last     September
(St. Catharines - Niagara) and The                         on Religion and     Alan King’s (Education) Phase 3        Whig-Standard and CKWS TV             through to the Moving Madness
Toronto Sun.                                               Ecology (CFORE).    report of the Double Cohort            about his invitation by the           item drop-off and yard sale April
                                         Miller                                Study is highlighted in the            British Geotechnical Association      30-May 2 in the Mackintosh-
                    Arthur Sweet-                                              Ottawa Sun and Toronto Sun.            to deliver the Rankine Lecture,       Corry parking lot. “Pitch-In is
                    man     (Policy      Douglas Reid (Business) com-                                                 one of civil engineering’s highest    not just a day in April, Pitch-In
                    Studies)   dis-      ments extensively about the lat-      Queen’s two-seater solar vehicle,      international honours.                is an attitude,” says Joan Jones of
                    cusses     eco-      est developments in Air Canada’s      the first of its kind in the world,                                           Town-Gown relations.
                    nomic issues of      re-structuring in The Ottawa Citi-    is highlighted in the Ottawa Sun.
                    immigration in       zen, The Calgary Herald, The                                                 Kevin Hall and Moe Hussain
                    Canada in The        Edmonton Journal, The Guardian        John Phelan (Business), mental         (Civil Engineering) are inter-
                    Globe and Mail.      (Charlottetown), The Calgary Sun,     skills coach for the Ottawa Sena-      viewed on CBC Radio regional          A library
                                         The Vancouver Province, The Lon-      tors, is quoted in the Ottawa Sun      news, CBC Ontario Morning and
Sweetman                                 don Free Press, The Gazette (Mon-     about his work preparing the           CKWS TV about new Queen’s-led         thank you
                                         treal) and Vancouver Sun.             team for playoff games.                research to develop more effec-
David Walker (Health Sciences)                                                                                        tive ways to safeguard commu-         The Queen’s Library would like to
comments extensively about the           Will Boyce’s (SPEG) recent study      Ken Wong (Business) comments           nity water supplies.                  thank all those who participated
final report from the expert commit-      into adolescent sexual health         in a Kingston Whig-Standard story                                            in the LibQual+ Survey 2004.
tee on SARS including in The Globe       continues to receive coverage,        about community conflict sparked        Middle East expert Wayne Cox          More than 800 students, faculty
and Mail, The Toronto Star, The London   most recently in the Ottawa Citi-     by the marketing strategy of a local   (Political Studies) participates in   and staff completed the survey
Free Press, The Edmonton Journal, The    zen, The Gazette (Montreal), The      company which includes con-            CBC Radio’s Ontario Today phone-      on how the library can improve
Spectator, The Toronto Sun, and The      StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) and The       structing a more than 10-metre-        in asking listeners what should be    facilities and services. Plans to
Standard (St. Catharines - Niagara).     Kingston Whig-Standard.               beaver in Odessa as a mascot.          the next move for the U.S. in Iraq.   improve services and facilities
                                                                                                                                                            will be posted on the library web-
                                                                                                                                                            site as available. Complete survey
Communism is alive and well – for health reasons                                                                                                            results will be compiled and pub-
                                                                                                                                                            lished later this summer. Michael-
Cinema Kingston presents Good bye,       before the wall came down.                                                                                         James Atkins, BSc (Biology), won
Lenin! Directed by Wolfgang Becker,          Desperate to keep his mother                                                                                   a Sony PDA/MP3 Player for par-
on Sunday, May 16 at 7:30 pm in          from suffering a fatal heart                                                                                       ticipating. LibQUAL+ is a web-
Etherington Hall Auditorium.             attack, Alex (Daniel Brühl) is                                                                                     based survey that measures the
   The film takes place in 1989 and       under doctor’s orders to make                                                                                      quality of library services.
the citizens of Communist East           sure she still thinks Communism                                                                                    library.queensu.ca
Germany have just been dragged           is alive and well.
kicking and screaming (for joy) into         The 2002 film is 121 minutes
the present as, brick by brick and       long and has English subtitles.
chunk by chunk, the wall dividing        Tickets are $8 at the door.
them from the capitalist paradise of         Run by the Department of Film
West Germany is demolished.              Studies and a community advisory
   For Christiane Kerner (Katrin         board, Cinema Kingston endeavors
Saß), though, nothing has                to bring the best and most chal-                                                                                     To inform us of your latest research
changed. This single mother of           lenging of Canadian and world cin-                                                                                   findings or upcoming journal publi-
two and fully-fledged Commu-             ema to Kingston. The book films                                                                                       cations, call News and Media Ser-
                                                                                                                                                              vices Writer Nancy Dorrance,
nist Party supporter doesn’t even        through the Ontario Film Circuit, a
                                                                                                                                                              533-2869, or Communications
realize that the Cold War is over,       subsidiary of the Toronto Interna-                                                                                   Officer Lorinda Peterson, 533-3234.
since she fell into a coma just          tional Film Festival.                 A scene from Good-bye Lenin!



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                                        numerous faculty and university        *If you wish to be considered for    four faculty members (two of
Appointments                            committees. She was a co-coordi-       the following positions apply in     whom will be from the same            Employee Development
Sonja Verbeek appointed                 nator (with Roberta Lamb of            writing to Susan Goodfellow in       faculty, if departmentalized),        Register for the following program
Executive Assistant to the              Music) of the Women’s Studies          Human Resources.                     two students (one of whom will        or obtain further information at
Vice-Principal (Research)               Program from 1991 to 1993, and                                              be a graduate student, if the unit    ext. 32070 or hradmin@post.queensu.ca.
On the unanimous recommenda-            from 1994 to 1997 served as asso-      Senior Secretary                     offers a graduate program),
tion of the advisory committee          ciate dean in Law. In making this      School of Medicine                   and one staff member. All members     Wednesday, May 19
Kerry Rowe announces the                announcement, Principal Leggett        2004-60                              will be external to the unit being    The Happiness Option: What
appointment of Sonja Verbeek            expresses his appreciation for the     Minimum Hiring Salary: $30,072       reviewed. Recommendations             you think is what you get
as Executive Assistant to the           leadership provided by Sue             (Salary Grade 4)                     should be submitted to the dean       During this workshop, you will
Vice-Principal (Research) effective     Hendler during her five-year term       Terms: Full-time term until April    of the faculty/school by May 31,      discover the power of attitude
June 16, 2004. Ms. Verbeek              as head of Women’s Studies.            29, 2005                             2004. Further information about       in determining the quality of your
currently serves as project officer                                                                                  internal academic reviews and         life and how to enhance your
for the Queen’s Family Medicine                                                Coordinator, International                                                 self-esteem. Wendy Lloyd, Human
                                                                                                                    the responsibilities of review team
                                                                               Initiatives Centre
Development Program in the              Staff Appointments                     School of Business                   members may be obtained from          Resources, 10:30 am to noon.
Balkans Bosnia and Herzegovina                                                                                      the Office of the Vice-Principal
                                        Program Assistant 2003-168             2004-61
(BiH), Serbia and Montenegro,                                                                                       (Academic), ext. 32020, or by
                                        Cardiac, Circulatory and Respira-      Minimum Hiring Salary: $35,748
a multi-million dollar project
                                                                               (Salary Grade 6)                     referring to the Senate policy        Milestones
                                        tory Program Pamela Barron
funded by the Canadian Interna-                                                                                     document at: www.queensu.ca
                                                                               Terms: Full-time, one-year                                                 Compiled by Faye Baudoux
tional Development Agency and                                                                                       /secretariat/senate/policies/iarrev
                                        Faculty Development Officer             appointment                                                                If you have a milestone of 5, 10, 15,
directed by Geoffrey Hodgetts.                                                                                      /iarrev.html.
                                        2004-01 Faculty of Education                                                                                      20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years or more of
Ms. Verbeek manages the Kingston                                               Manager, Business Career
                                        Withdrawn                                                                                                         continuous service coming up and
project office and oversees three                                               Services (Commerce Students)                                               you do NOT wish your name to be
local offices in BiH and Serbia.
                                        In-Course Programs Assistant
                                                                               School of Business                   Other Positions                       included in the listing, please contact
She first joined the project in                                                 2004-62
                                        2004-10 Office of the University                                             Research Nurse, Perinatal             Faye in Human Resources at 77791.
1997 as project assistant and was                                              Minimum Hiring Salary: $48,871
                                        Registrar (Student Awards)                                                  Research Unit
appointed project officer in 2000.                                              (Salary Grade 9)
                                        Isabel LeSarge (Student Awards)                                             This is a full time, four-year        Congratulations to those who
Prior to joining the Department                                                Terms: Full-time, two-year
                                                                                                                    contract position.                    reached the following milestones
of Family Medicine, Ms. Verbeek                                                appointment
                                        Administrative Assistant (Toronto)                                          Responsibilities: recruitment         in April 2004
worked for several years in
                                        2004-19 Advancement External                                                of subjects into clinical studies
progressively responsible adminis-                                             *If you wish to be considered for
                                        Services                                                                    of pregnancy complications;           25 years: Susan Anderson , Inter-
trative positions with Empire                                                  the following positions apply in
                                        Christy Fonger (Advancement)                                                collection and processing of          national Centre; Valarie Byford,
Financial Group in Kingston.                                                   writing to Pat Eaton in Human
                                                                                                                    biological specimens; data collec-    Biochemistry
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree                                            Resources.
                                        Executive Assistant 2004-21 Office                                           tion; data entry; and follow -up
and a Master of Public Administra-
                                        of the Vice-Principal (Research)                                            of subjects.                          20 years: Bethany McDonald,
tion from Queen,s and a BA Hon-                                                Employment
                                        Sonja Verbeek                          Programs Assistant                   Requirements: university degree;      Faculty of Applied Science
ours specialization in French
                                        (Department of Family Medicine)        Career Services                      health care experience (preferably
Translation from York University.
                                                                               2004-63                              in Obstetrics); and research/clini-   15 years: Cheryl Lynn Hamilton,
In her new position, Ms. Verbeek’s
                                        Senior Secretary 2004-23 School of     Minimum Hiring Salary: $31,523       cal trial experience.                 Psychology; Jamie Kimmett, Physi-
responsibilities will include human
                                        Physical & Health Education            (Salary Grade 5)                     Minimum Hiring Salary: $45,969        cal Plant Services; William Pearce,
resources and financial planning;
                                        Trish Stenzl (Centre for Automo-       Terms: Term until April 30, 2006     (Salary Grade 8)                      School of Physical and Health
administering research promotion
                                        tive Materials & Manufacturing)        (May 1 until April 30 each year;     Please send resume to Dr. Graeme      Education; Angela Reda, School
and strategic planning initiatives;
                                                                               70% time)                            N. Smith, Department of Obstet-       of Graduate Studies
developing policies and guidelines
                                                                                                                    rics & Gynecology, Kingston
for the administration of research
                                        Staff Vacancies                        Coordinator (Conference              General Hospital, 76 Stuart St,       10 years: Carolyn Heymans, School
centres; and administering the                                                 and Hospitality Services)            Victory 4, Kingston, ON, K7L 2V7      of Computing; Brian Lewis, Institu-
Senate policy for establishing and      Departments requiring casual           Associate Dean                       or email to gns@post.queensu.ca.      tional Research and Planning
reviewing University Research           hourly paid secretarial or clerical    of Student Affairs
Centres and Institutes. In making       assistance should contact Susan        2004-64
                                                                                                                    Technician, Arthritis                 Five years: Peter Auchincloss,
this announcement Kerry Rowe            Goodfellow in Human Resources,         Minimum Hiring Salary: $45,969
                                                                                                                    Research Laboratory                   Mining Engineering; Adrienne
extends his appreciation to             533-2070.                              (Salary Grade 8) plus long hours
                                                                                                                    This is a full-time position          Clarke, University Secretariat;
Marlene Rego for her outstanding                                               Terms: Continuing full-time (40
                                                                                                                    to start summer 2004                  Mandy Daniel, Residences; Larry
contributions to Queen’s as             Requisitions for staff replacement,    hours per week)
                                                                                                                    (exact date negotiable).              Deir, Faculty of Education; Robin
Executive Assistant to the              with appropriate approvals, must
                                                                                                                    Requirements: MSc/BSc or college      Harrap, QGISL; Kirsty Milne, The
Vice-Principal (Research).              reach the Department of Human          Systems and Communications
                                                                                                                    diploma (preferably with 3-5 years    Principal’s Office; Louisa Montesano,
                                        Resources by noon of the Monday        Manager,
                                                                               Registrar (Student Awards)           laboratory experience) in the         Advancement Business Office; Kelly
                                        one week prior to the date of issue.
                                                                               2004-65                              biochemical/biological sciences;      Moore, Centre for Neuroscience
Faculty Appointments
                                                                               Minimum Hiring Salary: $48,871       experience in HPLC and in             Studies; Judith Pang, School of Med-
Beverley Baines appointed               Applications received from
                                                                               (Salary Grade 9)                     handling radioisotopes; other         icine; Nancy Petri, Stauffer Library;
head of Women’s Studies                 internal candidates will be
                                                                               Terms: Continuing full-time          biological/biochemical techniques     April Vuletich, Geological Sciences
Principal William Leggett               acknowledged by the Depart-
                                                                                                                    are an advantage.                     and Geological Engineering; Rebecca
announces that Bev Baines has           ment of Human Resources. The
                                                                               Manager, Student Services            Responsibilities: operating and       Anne Ward, School of Medicine;
been appointed head of Women’s          results of each competition will       Faculty of Applied Science           maintaining HPLC equipment;           Scott Whetstone, Information
Studies for a two-year term com-        be posted under the Gazette            2004-66                              general laboratory maintenance        Technology Services.
mencing July 1, 2004. Dr. Baines        heading “Staff Appointments” as        Minimum Hiring Salary: $48,871       including: ordering of laboratory
holds a BA (Hons) from McGill           soon as possible after the conclu-     (Salary Grade 9)                     supplies; monitoring and disposal
University and an LLB from              sion of the recruitment and            Terms: Continuing full-time          of radioactive and other hazardous    Notices
Queen’s. She was called to the Bar      selection process.
                                                                                                                    chemicals; preparation of             Employee Assistance Program
of Ontario in 1976. She came to                                                Senior Associate                     solutions and other consumables;
                                        Closing date for the following         (Faculty Relations)                                                        For off-campus professional
Queen’s in 1974 as an assistant                                                                                     basic maintenance of laboratory
                                        positions is Tuesday, May 11,          Office of the Vice-Principal                                                counselling call toll free:
professor in Law, and was pro-                                                                                      equipment.
                                        2004 at 4:30 pm. Late applica-         (Academic)                                                                 1-800-387-4765
moted to asssociate professor in                                                                                    Salary: Commensurate with
                                        tions will not be accepted. Please      2004-67                                                                   (francais 1-800-361-5676)
1989. She holds a cross appoint-                                                                                    Queen’s grid for job grade.
                                        submit a letter of application indi-   Minimum Hiring Salary: $56,200                                             24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ment to Women’s Studies and has                                                                                     Apply with resume to Dr. T.P.
                                        cating the specific position desired    (Salary Grade 10)                                                          Further information is available at
taught law courses in Policy Stud-                                                                                  Anastassiades, Dept. Medicine at:
                                        and a detailed resume including        Terms: Term for one year                                                   www.queensu.ca/eap/.
ies since 1992. Dr. Baines has                                                                                      anastass@post.queensu.ca (Room
focused her research on feminist        your employee number.
                                                                                                                    2050, Etherington Hall).
legal issues, particularly on the
constitutional rights of Canadian       Resumes will be accepted from          Committees
women. Her study on “Women,             Queen’s Employees with Internal        Internal Academic Reviews
                                        Status ONLY, unless the position
Human Rights and the Constitu-
tion” was a foundational docu-          specifically invites External
                                                                               Suzanne Fortier, Vice-Principal
                                                                               (Academic) announces the
                                                                                                                        Attention Gazette subscribers
ment for the women who lobbied          applications.                          commencement of internal
for changes to the equality rights
                                                                                                                       Email your address changes to gazette@post.queensu.ca.
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and Freedoms in the early 1980s.        welcomes diversity in the work-        Engineering, German Language
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She has just finished editing (with                                             and Literature, Language and
Professor Ruth Rubio-Marin of the       tions from all qualified                Linguistics, Physical and Health
                                                                                                                       and Communications, 107 Fleming Hall, Stewart-
University of Seville) Constituting     candidates including women,            Education, Spanish and Italian          Pollock Wing, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Women: the Gender of Constitutional     aboriginal peoples, persons with       Languages and Literature. Consis-
                                        disabilities and racial minorities.
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Jurisprudence (Cambridge Univer-                                               tent with the Senate Internal
sity Press, forthcoming Fall 2004),                                            Academic Review policy docu-
                                                                                                                       cheque or money order for $25 (12 months)
a comparative study of the consti-      Job Details for positions adver-       ment, members of the university         payable to Queen’s University.
tutional status of women in 12          tised under ‘Staff Vacancies’,         community are invited to recom-
countries. She is the author of arti-   with the exception of CUPE             mend individuals to serve on the                         If you prefer to read
cles on equality rights, abortion,      Local 229 postings, continue to        review teams, which will be
                                        be available in the HR depart-
                                                                                                                                      the Gazette online, go to
employment equity, multicultural-                                              established by the Internal Acade-
ism, and anti-discrimination            ment and on the HR Website:            mic Review Committee. Each
                                                                                                                                   qnc.queensu.ca/gaz_online.php
issues. Dr. Baines has served on        http://www.hr.queensu.ca/.             review team will be made up of
                                                                 BULLETIN BOARD
May 3, 2004                                                                                  Queen’s Gazette                                                                                 Page 11

                                         Physics, Physiology)                        of Queen’s will use their own gown    Thursday, May 6
Awards and Grants
Queen’s Economics Department
                                         Honorary Graduand:
                                         Gordon Gray, LLD
                                                                                     and hood, however they can
                                                                                     borrow a black gown from the AMS.
                                                                                                                           Petrisor Vatamanu, Chemistry.
                                                                                                                           Atom-Based Integral Equation
                                                                                                                                                                 HELP LINES
Research Prize                                                                       Please present your faculty card      Theories for Chiral Fluids.           Campus Security Emergency
The 2003 Queen’s Economics               Thursday, June 3, 2004, 2:30 pm             for identification.                    Supervisor: N.M. Cann,                Report Centre:
Department Research Prize was            Faculty of Education                                                              515 Chernoff, 2 pm.
recently awarded to Professor Huw        Honorary Graduand: Lewis
                                         Lapham, LLD
                                                                                     Receptions: All receptions are
                                                                                     the responsibility of the Faculty     Wednesday, May 12
                                                                                                                                                                 533-6111
Lloyd-Ellis. The prize recognizes
the research achievements of fac-                                                    or School concerned. You are          Jane Corbett, Art. Painted Science:   Human Rights Office
ulty in Economics. The first two          Friday, June 4, 2004, 9:30 am               encouraged to attend these            Convention and Change in              533-6886
winners, for 2001 and 2002, were         Arts and Science (Communication,            functions and meet with the           Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish     Irène Bujara, Director
Professors Shouyong Shi and Ruqu         Culture and Information Technol-            graduands and their families.         Paintings of Alchemists,
                                         ogy, Computing and Information                                                    Physicians and Astronomers.           Sexual Harassment Complainant
Wang. The research of these out-
                                         Science, Development Studies,                                                     Supervisor: V. Manuth,                Advisors:
standing recipients has con-
tributed greatly to the                  Economics, Geography, Geological            Governance                            210 Ontario, 2 pm.                    Margot Coulter, Coordinator
department and enhanced its              Sciences, Mathematics and                   Honorary degree nominations                                                 533-6629
global reputation.                       Statistics, Psychology, Sociology)          The Senate Committee on Honorary      Tuesday, May 18                       Chuck Vetere – Student Counselling
                                         Honorary Graduand:                          Degrees invites nominations for       Ioulia Savina, Psychology. Theory     533-2893 ext. 77978
                                         Maria Klawe, DSc                            the award of honorary degree at       of Mind in Schizophrenic Patients
Convocation                                                                                                                Treated with Typical Antipsy-         Anti-Racism Complainant Advisors:
                                                                                     the 2005 Convocations. Nomina-
                                         Friday, June 4, 2004, 2:30 pm                                                     chotics or the Atypicals Clozapine,   Stephanie Simpson, Coordinator
Invitation to Spring                                                                 tion forms are available on the web
Convocation Ceremonies 2004              Arts and Science (Art, Canadian             at www.queensu.ca/                    Olanzapine and Risperidone.           533-6886
Faculty members are invited to           Studies, Classics, Drama, English           secretariat/HonDegre.html             Supervisor: R.J. Beninger,            Audrey Kobayashi – Geography,
attend the Spring 2004 Convoca-          Language and Literature, Film               or from the University Secretariat,   228 Humphrey, 1 pm.                   533-3035
tions. Ceremonies will be held           Studies, French Studies, German             B400 Mackintosh-Corry Hall,
                                         Language and Literature, History,                                                                                       Anti-Heterosexism/Transphobia
in the Jock Harty Arena of the                                                       533-6095. Deadline for
Physical Education Centre as             Jewish Studies, Language and                submission of nominations
                                                                                                                           Surplus Items                         Complainant Advisors:

outlined below:                          Linguistics, Music, Philosophy,             is Friday, August 13, 2004.           The Office of V-P (Research)           Julie Darke, Coordinator
                                         Political Studies, Religious Studies,                                             Offers for sale the following item:   533-6886
Thursday, May 27, 2004, 2:30 pm          Russian Studies, Spanish and                                                      1 – IBM Think Pad Laptop              Eleanor MacDonald, Politics
Business, Industrial Relations,          Italian Languages and Literature,           Notices                               computer (2001) with Ultra Base,      533-6631
Public Administration,                   Women’s Studies)                                                                  Pentium III 600 20GB hard drive
                                         Honorary Graduand:                          Physical Education Centre                                                   Coordinator of Dispute Resolution
Urban and Regional Planning,                                                                                               (No CD burner or DVD). Mini-
                                         Gordon Wells, LLD                           Building hours to May 16, 2004                                              Mechanisms:
Policy Studies                                                                                                             mum Bid: $350. For information
                                                                                     Monday to Thursday, 7 am-9 pm                                               Doug Morrow
Honorary Graduand:                                                                                                         or to view, please call Marlene
                                         Assembly: The Academic Proces-              Friday, 7 am - 7 pm                                                         533-6495
Jean Chrétien, LLD                                                                                                         at ext. 75716.
                                         sion will assemble in the Upper             Saturday, 10 am - 4:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                 directs staff, students and faculty to
                                         Lounge of the Physical Education            Sunday - Closed
Friday, May 28, 2004, 9:30 am                                                                                              Submit sealed bids marked             the appropriate campus resources
Applied Science                          Centre thirty (30) minutes prior to                                               “V.P. Research” to Patti George,      for assistance.
                                                                                     Rental listings needed!
Honorary Graduand:                       the Convocation times. If you will                                                Purchasing Services by 4pm
                                                                                     The International Housing Office                                             Sexual Harassment Respondent
Mary Williams, DSc                       be joining the Academic Proces-                                                   on Monday, May 10. Please
                                                                                     is seeking rental listings for                                              Advisors:
                                         sion, please call 533-6095 or e-mail                                              mark bid(s) “CONFIDENTIAL”.
                                                                                      in-coming international students                                           Paul Banfield – Archives
Friday, May 28, 2004, 2:30 pm            at cowperth@post.queensu.ca.
                                                                                     and scholars for the spring/sum-                                            533-6000 ext. 74460
Health Sciences: Medicine,               You are encouraged to complete our                                                Queen’s University is not responsi-
                                                                                     mer, fall and fall/ winter periods.
Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy,         online form prior to May 13, 2004                                                 ble in any way for the condition      Mike Stefano – Purchasing
                                                                                     To submit listings for apartments,
Faculty of Law                           at www.queensu.ca/secretariat                                                     of any item(s) it has made            533-6000 ext. 74232
                                                                                     rooms in either a landlord’s home
Honorary Graduand:                       /convocation/RSVPform.html so                                                     available, nor for any damages        Greg Wanless – Drama
                                                                                     or in shared accommodations
Morris Milner, DSc                       that sufficient seats may be reserved.                                             or injury that may occur due
                                                                                     with other students, please visit                                           533-6000 ext. 74330
                                                                                     www.queensu.ca/quic/housing           to use or removal of the item(s).
Thursday, June 3, 2004, 9:30 am          Queen’s academic regalia:                                                                                               Anti-Racism Respondent Advisor:
                                                                                     and access “Rental Property
Arts and Science, Physical and           Members of the Academic Proces-                                                   Queen’s University has the right to   Ellie Deir – Education
                                                                                     Submission Form” or call
Health Education (Anatomy                sion who do not have a hood or                                                    reject any or all of the bids. ONLY   533-6000 ext. 77673
                                                                                     533-2604 ext. 74650.
and Cell Biology, Biochemistry,          gown should make arrangements                                                     SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WILL BE
                                         with the Alma Mater Society                                                                                             Internal Dispute Resolution
Biology, Chemistry, Community                                                        PhD Examinations                      NOTIFIED.
                                         (located in the Ross Gymnasium)                                                                                         SGPS Student Advisor Program
Health and Epidemiology,                                                             Regular university staff may attend
                                         one half hour before each ceremony.                                                                                     533-3169
Environmental Studies,                                                               PhD oral thesis examinations.
Life Sciences, Microbiology                                                                                                Volunteers                            University Dispute
and Immunology, Pathology,               Note: Members of the Academic                                                                                           Resolution Advisors –
                                                                                     Monday, May 3                         Stroke study
Pharmacology and Toxicology,             Procession who are not graduates                                                                                        Students:
                                                                                     Laura Kikuli, Law. Reproductive       Anatomy and Cell Biology requires
                                                                                     Rights and Women Refugees in          volunteers who have suffered          Please contact Doug Morrow,
                                                                                     Tanzania. Supervisor: S.J. Aiken,     a stroke for a study to assess how    Coordinator of Dispute Resolution
                                                                                     548 Policy Studies, 1:30 pm.          stroke affects upper limbs.           Mechanisms, at 533-6495 for assistance
                                 Direct:          (613) 539-2100                                                           Adults above the age of 60 with       or referral to a Grievance Advisor
                                 Bus:             (613) 384-1200                     Tuesday, May 4                        no known neurological disorders       University Grievance Advisors – Staff:
                                 Toll Free:       1 800 862-4443                     James Wu, School of Computing.        are needed as well for control
                                                                                     Architecting Tools to Support                                               Jane Baldwin – Surgery
                                 790 Blackburn Mews Kingston                                                               experiments in the same study.
                                 martin@royallepage.ca                               Transitions in Workstyle.                                                   533-6302
                                                                                                                           The single session takes about
                                 www.realestatekingston.ca                           Supervisor: T.C.N. Graham,            two and a half hours and              Kathy Beers – Student Affairs
                                                                                     524 Goodwin, 1:30 pm.                 compensation is provided.             533-6944
            M A RT I N E. S P I L C H E N
                                                                                                                           Phone 533-6000 ext. 74590 or          Bob Burge – JDUC
            S A L E S R E P R E S E N TAT I V E
                                                                                                                           email melanie@biomed.queensu.ca       533-6000 ext. 78775
  “I have the keys to your future.”                     ProAlliance Realty, Broker
                                                                                                                           for an appointment or more            Gary Racine – Telecommunications
                                                                                                                           information.                          533-3037

                                                                                                                           Find out more                         Freedom of Information
                                                                                                                           about female
                                                        Confidential                                                        physiology and health
                                                                                                                           The Clinical Exercise Physiology
                                                                                                                           Laboratory needs female subjects
                                                                                                                                                                 and Privacy Protection
                                                                                                                                                                 Commissioner Paul Tetro
                                                                                                                                                                 533-6095

                                                        Anonymous                                                          20-35 years old, who are regularly
                                                                                                                           menstruating, physically active,
                                                                                                                                                                 Employee Assistance Program
                                                                                                                                                                 1 800 387-4765
                                                                                                                           and not taking oral contraceptive
                                                        Non-judgmental                                                     or hormone replacement therapy
                                                                                                                           for a study examining the effects
                                                                                                                                                                 University Chaplain:
                                                                                                                                                                 Brian Yealland
                                                                                                                                                                 533-2186
                                                                                                                           of menstrual cycle on breathing
                                                                                                                           and blood acidity. The study
   Need to talk? Telephone Aid Line Kingston is a crisis, distress,                                                        involves 3 laboratory visits over
                                                                                                                                                                 Rector
                                                                                                                                                                 Ahmed Kayssi
   befriending and information line staffed by trained volunteers.                                                         approximately 2 months. If you        533-2733
                                                                                                                           are interested in participating
   TALK is open from 7pm to 3am every night, and serves the                                                                or would like more information        Student Counselling Service
                                                                                                                           please contact Luba Slatkovska,       533-2893
   entire Kingston community.                                                                                              Study Coordinator, Queens             *Internal numbers may be accessed
                                                                                                                           University, Physical Education         from a touch-tone phone off-campus


                         Call 544-1771
                                                                                                                           Centre, at (613) 533-6284 or by        by dialling 533-6000 + extension number.
                                                                                                                           e-mail at m_c_research@hotmail.com.



        Also seeking volunteers. Leave a message at 531-8529.
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                                       Event                                                                        Computing
Art                                    Meet the artist at an opening
                                                                              Conferences                           http://cs.queensu.ca/seminars
The Agnes Etherington                  reception.                             The Institute of                                                           Special Events
Art Centre                             Wednesday, May 5, 2004,                Intergovernmental Relations           Economics                            Wednesday, May 12
University Avenue                      11:30am – 1 pm and 6- 8 pm.            Democratic Reform Initiatives         http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/pub       Chemistry Symposium
Etherington House, A Legacy,                                                  and Reforming the Institutions of     /calendar/week.html                  Nobel Prize winner Barry Sharp-
ongoing. Our Great Adventure:          Union Gallery                          the Federation:                                                            less, Scripps Research Institute and
The Group of Seven to May 9;           First floor of the Stauffer Library     Exploring the Interdependencies.      GeoEngineering Centre                Gilbert Stork, Columbia Univer-
Frances K. Smith Gallery, Prints,      (corner of Union and University)       Friday, May 14 – Saturday May 15,     at Queen’s – RMC                     sity. Topic tba. 250 Chernoff Hall,
Patrons and Publishers, Stefano        Main Gallery - GRIMACE by              2004. Inquiries: (613) 533-2080 or    www.geoeng.ca/GENG840                1:30 - 4 pm.
Della Bella to May 30. African         Lindsay Fisher, an exhibition of       www.iigr.ca.                          _Schedule.htm
Gallery, Metal Work of West            new paintings on view.                                                                                            Thursday May 13
Africa: a selection from the Justin    Project Room - Through (y)our                                                Human Mobility Research Centre       Public Lecture
and Elizabeth Lang Collection to       I(eyes). 4th year film students         Departmental seminar                  www.hmrc.ca                          Alfred Bader, Aldrich Chemical
July 2005; Bader Gallery, Real and     Rebecca Beardsworth and Candice        schedules
                                                                                                                                                         Company. The Aldrich Chemical
Imagined People, from the Art          Chow-How present two videos                                                  Pharmacology/Toxicology
                                                                              Biochemistry                                                               Company story. Ellis Hall Audito-
Centre’s collection of 16th and        that explore family politics and                                             meds.queensu.ca/medicine/pharm/
                                                                              meds.queensu.ca/medicine                                                   rium, 3 pm.
17th century European painting to      issues of identity using film and       /biochem/seminar.html
June 19, 2005; The Davies Founda-      photography. Both shows run                                                  Physiology                           This symposium and lecture
tion Gallery, Arnaud Maggs,            May 7 - June 4, 2004 with opening                                            meds.queensu.ca/medicine
                                                                              Biology                                                                    are part of the celebrations to
Orford String Quartet to Sept. 6.      receptions on May 7, 6-8 pm.                                                 /physiol/physiol.sem.html
                                                                              biology.queensu.ca/seminars                                                honor Queen’s benefactor
www.queensu.ca/ageth/
                                                                              /dss.html                                                                  Alfred Bader on the occasion
                                                                                                                    Policy Studies                       of his 80th birthday.
The Studio                             Film
                                                                              Business                              localendar.com/public/spscal
(B 144 West end of main lobby
and watch for signs)                   Sunday, May 16                         business.queensu.ca/research                                               Tuesday, May 25
Duncan McArthur Hall,                  Film Studies                           /conferences/index.html                                                    Kingston 2004 Padre Laverty
                                       Good Bye, Lenin! by Wolfgang                                                 Public Lectures                      Award Dinner
Faculty of Education
Landscape Paintings and                Becker, 121 min., English subtitles.   Centre for Neuroscience Studies       Tuesday, May 4                       Reception 6 pm, dinner and
Drawings, Alex Jack. May 4-27,         A satirical look at the effects of     http://queensu.ca/neurosci            Cardiac, Circulatory and             awards presentation 7 pm, Ban
2004, 11:30 am – 1 pm Monday -         American globalization abroad in       /seminar.html                         Respiratory Research Program         Righ Dining Room. Business
Thursday or by appointment.            1989. $8 at the door. Etherington                                            Michelle Bendeck, University         Attire. $45/person by Visa, Master-
Contact Angela Solar at                Auditorium, 7:30 pm. For more          Chemistry                             of Toronto. Collagens and dis-       Card, cheque payable to “Queen’s
solara@educ.queensu.ca                 information: www.film.queensu.ca        http://chem.queensu.ca                coidin domain receptors in the       University”, or internal journal
                                       /cinemakingston or call 533-2178.      /NEWSANDEVENTS/Seminars               pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.     entry. For full details or to register
                                                                              /Seminar02W.PDF                       104 Richardson Labs, 2 pm.           online go to
                                                                                                                                                         alumni.queensu.ca/laverty. For
                                                                                                                    Education                            information or to register offline,
                                                                                                                    Magda Lewis, Sheryl Bond,            please call 533-2248, e-mail
                                        A CASE FOR ART                                                              and Valerie Ashford, Queen’s.        laverty_dinner@tricolour.queensu.
                                                                                                                    Developing an international          ca, or fax 533-6777 on or before
                                                                                                                    e-learning graduate course in        May 13.
                                                                                                                    cultural and policy studies:
                                                                                                                    Michelangelo meets cyberspace.
                                                                                                                    Vernon Ready Room, 4 pm.             Workshops and Courses
                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, June 13 and
                                                                                                                    Wednesday, May 12                    Monday, June 14
                                                                                                                    Jewish Studies                       International Educators Training
                                                                                                                    John Corbett. The Father who         Program (IETP)
                                                                                                                    gives rain. 517 Watson, 7:30 pm.     The IETP offers 6 courses and
                                                                                                                                                         10 afternoon sessions. Broadcaster
                                                                                                                    Saturday, May 29                     and journalist, Ann Medina will
                                                                                                                    Centre for Neuroscience Studies      deliver the keynote address,
                                                                                                                    Kola Oyewumi, Queen’s. Recent        “Terrorists”, Timbuctou,
                                                                                                                    advances in the medication           and the Dog: Lessons in Culture
                                                                                                                    management of first episode           and Perception. For more
                                                                                                                    schizophrenia. 1101 Biosciences,     information call 533 2604, or visit
                                                                                                                    4:45 pm.                             http://www.queensu.ca/quic/ietp


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                                                                                                                       Thursday, Sept. 23, Thursday,     mic Review; Olga Sokolva (stu-
                                                                                                                    Oct. 21, Thursday, Nov. 25,          dent), Susan Cole (faculty), Inter-
                                                                                                                    Thursday, Jan. 27, Thursday,         national Centre; Tka Pinnock,
                                                                                                                    March 3, Thursday, March 31,         Brian Stearns (students), Library;
                                                                                                                    Thursday, April 28, Wednesday,       Vincent Paul Escanlar (student),
                                                                                                                    May 25, 2005 (9:30 am.)              Non-Academic Discipline; Chris
                                                                                                                       Amendments to the Com-            Churchill (student), Operations
                                                                                                                    puter User Code of Ethics to         Review; Andrew Mould (stu-
                                                                                                                    achieve harmony with other uni-      dent), Marie Myers (faculty),
                                                                                                                    versity policies and processes and   QUESSI; Peter Ralevic (student),
                                                                                                                    increase clarity and readability.    Scholarships & Student Aid; Kris-
                                                                                                                       The election of the follow-       tan Aronson (faculty, takes up
                                                                                                                    ing to Senate committees for         responsibilities immediately),
                                                                                                                    terms beginning Sept. 1: Patrick     Mark Skinner (student), Univer-
                                                                                                                    Oosthuizen (faculty), Academic       sity Promotions.
                                                                                                                    Colleague; Chris Jones (student),        Revisions to the Freedom of
                                                                                                                    Academic Development; Beryl          Information Protection of Pri-
                                                                                                                    Pong (student), Academic Proce-      vacy Guidelines to conform to
                                                                                                                    dures; Inara Metcalfe (staff), Ban   federal regulations and that the
                                                                                                                    Righ Board; Kathleen Bingham,        committee continues to review
                                                                                                    CELIA RUSSELL   Kamila Polus (students), Jeanette    the FOIPP guidelines.
   Cold Case, an installation by graduating BFA student Rebecca Greenbury, invites viewer participation.            Parsons (staff), Budget Review;          A report on the review of
   Works by Ms. Greenbury and her classmates were on display throughout Ontario Hall recently as part of            Sylvat Aziz (faculty), Rahim         the Centre for Neuroscience
   “Eviction Notice,” the annual BFA Graduating Exhibition. Cold Case consists of five, open, lined and             Manji (student) Creative Arts        Studies, authorizing the centre
   tagged cases, with mirrors in each of the lids. A display of grooming equipment sits on a table between          and Public Lectures; John Park       continue for an additional five
   them. One case contains a set of plaster casts of human noses; the others contain plaster cast sets of lips,     (student), Health, Counselling       years and that the centre’s revised
   ears and teeth; one contains a set of vials containing hair samples. Each set is said to represent different     and Disability; Adam Szulewski,      constitution be approved.
   ethnic characteristics.                                                                                          Kyle Hodder (students), Sandra       www.queensu.ca/secretariat
                                                                                                                    Olney (faculty), Internal Acade-     /senate

								
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