Announcements

  • Family medicine professors among top-20 pioneers
    Published Wed Aug 12th 2015

    [Drs. Birtwhistle and Rosser]
    Richard Birtwhistle, left, and Walter Rosser of the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University are included in the College of Family Physicians of Canada's list o...

  • Dr. Ross Walker reappointed Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
    Published Tue Aug 4th 2015

    Dr. G. Ross Walker appointed Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences



    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Ross Walker as Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Ed...

  • FHS scientists receive millions in funding
    Published Wed Jul 29th 2015

    Seven Queen’s University researchers have been awarded $8.8 million in operating grants. Their research is studying everything from colon cancer to depression to better treatment methods for serious burns. The funding was announced today by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Open Operating Grants Program.

    Leading the way with $5.7 million over five years is Daren Heyland

  • Dr. Anne K. Ellis appointed James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases & Allergy Research
    Published Wed Jul 15th 2015

    Dr. Anne K. Ellis appointed James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research, Faculty of Health Sciences

    Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anne K. Ellis as the James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences. This appointment is for a five-year period from May 1, 2015 t...

  • Alice Aiken honoured by Veterans Affairs
    Published Tue Jul 14th 2015

    Alice Aiken receives her award from Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin O'To...

  • Head, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
    Published Tue Jul 7th 2015

    Applications are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University and its fully affiliated teaching hospitals, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care. We are searching for an academic physician with proven administrative experience and leadership skills who, as Head, will develop and manage teams that will fo...

  • Dr. Ruth Wilson named to the Order of Canada
    Published Thu Jul 2nd 2015

    Ruth Wilson, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s, was named today as a Member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston (Law’66), Governor General of Canada, for her contributions to improving primary care in Ontario and for her leadership in family medicine.

    Dr. Wilson follows in the footsteps of her mother Lois Wilson, a Companion of th...

  • Diana Hopkins-Rosseel receives Life Membership from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
    Published Fri Jun 19th 2015

    Professor Diana Hopkins-Rosseel received a Life Membership Award today from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. This is one of the two highest honours that can be awarded to a physiotherapist in Canada. It was awarded for her tireless efforts volunteering for the profession and her clinical leadership in cardiorespiratory therapy internationally. Congratulations!

  • IMPACT Award funds First Nations diabetes research partnership
    Published Tue Jun 16th 2015

    A new research project that will take a closer look at diabetes within Ontario’s First Nations peoples and help develop new programs and policies has received funding that will allow it to move ahead.

    Denis Bourguignon appointed CFO of the Faculty of Health Sciences
    Published Wed Jun 10th 2015

    Denis Bourguignon appointed Chief Financial Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences

    Denis Bourguignon

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the appointment of Denis Bourguignon, MBA, CPA, CGA, as Chief Financial and Administration Officer (CFAO) for the Faculty of Heal...

  • Soniya Sharma wins CMA Award for Young Leaders
    Published Fri Jun 5th 2015

    Soniya Sharma 
    CMA Award for Young Leaders (Student category)

    Soniya Sharma stands out for her experience and accomplishments in medical politics, academics, research and extracurricular activities while a student.

    When embarking on her medical studies at Queens University in 2011, she was elected to the executive council of the Aesculapian Society and represented Queen&rsq...

  • Dr. Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof appointed Sally Smith Chair in Nursing
    Published Thu Jun 4th 2015


    Dr. Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof appointed Sally Smith Chair in Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences

    Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof as the inaugural Sally Smith Chair in Nursing for the Faculty of Health Sciences...

  • Dean Richard Reznick reappointed for a second five-year term
    Published Tue Jun 2nd 2015

    Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf recently announced the reappointment of Richard Reznick as dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences for a second five-year term effective July 1, 2015.

    “The Faculty of Health Sciences has developed a considerably broader profile in the health sciences community under Dr. Reznick’s leadership,” Principal Woolf says. “I am pleased that Dr. Reznick will...

  • Dr. Steven Archer secures nearly $4-million for research in cardiology
    Published Mon Jun 1st 2015

    Over $16 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) 2015 Innovation Fund will support research projects in dark matter, cardiology, chemistry and nanotechnologies at Queen's University.

    “Thanks to the grants from the CFI’s Innovation Fund, four researchers from Queen’s and their teams will be able to take their research activities to the next level and advanc...

  • Deborah Brown appointed as Special Assistant to the Dean
    Published Wed May 27th 2015

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Deborah Brown as Special Assistant to the Dean in the areas of industry engagement and commercialization. 

    Ms. Brown earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph in 1984. She later pursued her Master of Business Administration at the Richard Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario, graduati...

  • Dr. Leah Smith wins the 2014-15 CIHR Rising Star of the Year Award
    Published Wed May 6th 2015

    Recognizing emerging health services and policy researchers

    The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) is pleased to announce that Leah Smith has received the 2014-15 CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star of the Year Award.

    The Rising Star Award Review committee selected this year’s winners for their excellence in research and/or knowledge tr...

  • Dr. Heidi Cramm receives grant from the Health Research Foundation
    Published Wed May 6th 2015

    Dr. Heidi Cramm

    It can be a surprise when peopl...

  • Dr. Danielle Martin speaks at Queen's May 13th
    Published Mon Apr 27th 2015

  • 2nd Annual Department of Medicine Day
    Published Wed Apr 22nd 2015

    2nd Annual Department of Medicine Day

    Wed May 13th 2015, 8:00am - 4:30pm Add this program to your calendar
  • Patient Safety Education Program Conference 2015
    Published Wed Apr 22nd 2015

    Saturday, August 15th - Sunday, August 16th, 2015 Kingston, ON


    Built upon a train the trainer model, PSEP – Canada is one response to the challenges that remain in integrating fundamental patient safety practices into the delivery of healthcare. With an emphasis on an interprofessional team approach, executive sponsorship support and peer to peer...

  • FHS students conquer National Health Care Team Challenge
    Published Wed Apr 1st 2015

    A team of health students beat out competitors from across the country this month to win the 2015 National Health Care Team Challenge.


    The winning team included (l-r): Jason Kwok, Jessica Pang, faculty supervisor Dr. Lu...

  • Dr. Steven Brooks brings PulsePoint to Canada
    Published Tue Mar 24th 2015

    Queen’s University researcher Steven Brooks, working with the City of Kingston, Kingston Fire and Rescue and a number of other community partners, is launching PulsePoint, a mobile app that can save lives. This marks the first PulsePoint launch in Canada.

    Working with the Kingston Fire and Rescue dispatch system, the app will alert users trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitatio...

  • 2nd Queen's Africa Day Symposium on March 26th
    Published Tue Mar 24th 2015

    When: March 26, 2015, Conference @ 9:00am-5:30pm; Banquet @ 6:00pm-8:30pm.

    Where: Conference @  Annual Queen's Heart & Stroke lecture on April 13th

    Published Mon Mar 16th 2015

    Heart & Stroke lecture poster

  • Karen Yeates receives $1m for Tanzanian pregnancy health program
    Published Fri Mar 6th 2015

    Queen’s University researcher Karen Yeates has received $1 million in funding to develop a mobile platform to record and monitor the health of pregnant women. The five-year project will implement and test ways of improving the monitoring of pregnant women in Tanzania for preeclampsia-eclampsia and other important health outcomes.

    Dr. Yeates is working with Graeme Smith (Department of Obstetrics and Gyn...

  • CIMVHR launches Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health
    Published Thu Mar 5th 2015

    The Canadian Institute for Military & Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) announces the launch of the Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health - available online and open access. Check out Volume 1 here.

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    Published Wed Mar 4th 2015

    Queen’s recently celebrated individuals and groups on campus that support the advancement of equity, human rights, accessibility and inclusion within the university community.

    Access Champions accepted the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award for its efforts to provide accessibility assistance to anyo...

  • The JACO Robotic Arm seminar
    Published Tue Mar 3rd 2015

    The School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Rehabilitation Science program, is pleased to welcome an industry rep and product specialist, Neil Hardie, from Kinova Robotics (a Montreal company) to our Thursday seminar.  His talk will be:

    The JACO robotic arm - enhancing quality of life

    Time and Location:  3 – 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 in Louise D. Acton, 31 George...

  • National Health Care Team Challenge & Conference
    Published Tue Mar 3rd 2015

    Putting the Care Back into Healthcare: Facilitating Positive Experiences for both Patients & Providers

    The Queen’s Health Interprofessionals Student Society (QHIP) is hosting the National Health Sciences Students’ Association annual conference on March 6 and 7, 2015. QHIP consists of students from multiple professions i...

  • Optimizing Research in CIHR Pillars 3 & 4
    Published Mon Mar 2nd 2015


    TOWN HALL MEETING
    Wednesday, March 4th @ 1:00 – 2:30 PM

    University Club, Lower Level Conference Room

    Draft recommendations will be circulated in advance of the meeting. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Shari Scanlan as soon as possible so that we may plan appropriately. ...

  • Donnelly to receive Excellence in Teaching Award
    Published Mon Feb 23rd 2015

    Catherine Donnelly (Rehab’95, PhD’13) will be presented with the 2014 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Queen’s University Alumni Association Gala Awards on March 28. She was recently acknowledged in front of Queen’s Senate Committee members by Principal Daniel Woolf for the award.

    “I was completely shoc...

  • Drs. Yeates, Smith and Thayade Awarded Collaboration grant with the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania
    Published Mon Feb 23rd 2015

    Dr. Karen Yeates, Dr. Graeme Smith and Dr. Chandra Thayade competed in the partnered CIHR/International Development Research Centre (IDRC) grants process last fall for the Stephen Harper Initiative.   A link to the Grand challenges video can be seen here

    The prop...

  • At the leading edge of heart and stroke care
    Published Fri Feb 20th 2015

    Advances in recent years have drastically changed the outlook for those suffering from cardiovascular disease. A host of new technologies, medications and procedures have increased survival rates and have smoothed out many of the bumps that were once a common part of the recovery process.

    “Cardiovascular disease is no longer the number one cause of death in Canada...

  • Nursing's past inspires the present
    Published Wed Feb 18th 2015

    With its 75th anniversary less than a year away, Queen’s School of Nursing has developed an online project to connect the past with the present.

    The school will profile a different Queen’s nursing graduate every Wednesday throughout 2015. In the blog posts, the alumni will share their memories of studying nursing at Queen’s and ...

  • Queen's Medicine Health Talks on Smoking Cessation
    Published Thu Feb 12th 2015

    In collaboration with KFL&A Public Health, Queen's Medicine Health Talks is excited to introduce “Let’s Talk Tips to Quit,” a talk focused on smoking cessation.  As usual the talks are free of charge and everyone is welcome. Join us Thursday, February 19th at KFL&A from 6-7pm located at 221 Portsmouth Avenue.

    Please RSVP to this event at: 2015 Economics & Healthcare Speaker Series

    Published Wed Feb 11th 2015

    The Monieson Centre for Business Research in Healthcare proudly presents the third Economics and Healthcare Speaker Series. Drawing three noted scholars from leading business schools and economics departments, this series introduces forward-thinking economic theory to challenges in healthcare. 

    January 30: Transparency and Negotiated Prices, by Matthew Grennan
    February 13: Insurer Competition and N...

  • Dr. David M. Berman appointed Director, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute
    Published Tue Jan 27th 2015

    David Berman has been appointed Director, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute for an initial term from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020. Dr. Berman succeeds Dr. Roger Deeley who has held the appointment since August 1, 2003. This appointment is made by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) on the recommendation of Richard Reznick, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. 

  • Funding fuels cancer research
    Published Mon Jan 26th 2015

    With an eye on improving survival rates and the quality of care for cancer patients, the Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) $3.8 million as part of its Major Science Initiatives.

    The funding provides infrastructure support to the NCIC CTG operations and statistics office at Queen’s Univers...

  • Stopping cancer in its tracks
    Published Mon Jan 26th 2015

    Researcher Andrew Craig understands the importance of stopping metastasis, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. And with an innovation grant of $193,798 from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), Dr. Craig and his team hope to get one step closer.

    “Metastasis – or the spread of cancer from its primary tumour site to another l...

  • Cutting-edge technology comes to Medicine & DBMS
    Published Wed Jan 21st 2015

    Eight researchers at Queen’s University have been awarded $1.3 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Among them are two researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences: Stephen Archer (Cardiology) and Neil Renwick (Pathology and Molecular Medicine).

    Dr. Archer is using his fundin...

  • Queen's Health Policy Change Conference Series
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Managing a Canadian Healthcare Strategy is the third in a series of three focused annual conferences, presented by Queen’s University, to initiate transformational change in Canadian healthcare.

    Crafting a national strategy for Canada’s complex, multi-jurisdictional system requires a multi-faceted perspective, clarity, and a ...

  • Caring for a troubled world
    Published Mon Jan 19th 2015

    Emergency room doctors and their staff work are on the front lines of health care, addressing the urgent needs of patients with everything from critical illness and injury to the routine afflictions of daily life. They’re experts at triage and decision-making in a fast-moving, unpredictable environment.

    Susan Bartels, an emergency room phys...

  • Inviting comments on the Centre for Studies in Primary Care
    Published Mon Jan 12th 2015

    Advisory Review Committee established for the Centre for Studies in Primary Care (CSPC)

    In accordance with the Senate Policy on Procedures Governing the Establishment, Reporting and Review of Research Centres, Institutes and other Entities at Queen’s University, Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice Dean (Research), Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the membership of the Advi...

  • Meds alumni named to the Order of Canada
    Published Thu Jan 8th 2015

    Four Queen’s alumni – from the fields of medicine, politics and media – have been appointed to the Order of Canada.

    Dr. Brenda Gallie (Meds'69) is an ophthalmologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto who has conducted ground...

  • Three new chairs take their seats
    Published Thu Jan 8th 2015

    Three brand new chair positions in the Faculty of Health Sciences have been filled by esteemed leaders in the fields of health policy, surgery and ophthalmology.

    Michael Green (Public Health Sciences, Family Medicine) has been appointed the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy, John...

  • Dr. Susan Phillips earns honorary doctorate
    Published Fri Dec 19th 2014

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Phillips (Professor, Department of Family Medicine) has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University in Sweden. Dr. Phillips is recognized internationally for her work on gender, diversity and equality in health, medical care and medical education. She has been invited to share her expertise related t...

  • Family Medicine faculty & alumni win OCFP awards
    Published Fri Dec 19th 2014

    Ontario College of Family Physicians Community Teacher of the Year

    Dr. Michael Ward, Assistant Professor, Queen's University Department of Family Medicine

    Dr. Michael Ward attended medical school at the University of Toronto and graduated from the Family Medicine Residency Program at The Scarborough Hosp...

  • Dr. Alberto Neder's research helps people breathe easier
    Published Mon Dec 15th 2014

    Few of us would equate the household chore of vacuuming with quality of life. But for people with heart and lung disease, quality of life often comes down to having the breath, to carry out those simple, everyday tasks.

    “There is a close relationship between your physical capacity and your quality of life,” says Alberto Neder, a Queen...

  • School of Medicine Building recognized with award
    Published Mon Dec 15th 2014

    Queen’s recently received awards for two of its new buildings – the School of Medicine Building picked up an Award of Merit in the City of Kingston’s Livable City Design Awards while the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts was recognized by the Frontenac Heritage Foundation at the 2014 Heritage Conservation Awards.

    The Livable City Design Award...

  • Dr. Hall Barber: A health-care champion
    Published Fri Dec 5th 2014

    Queen’s assistant professor Karen Hall Barber (Family Medicine) and physician lead of the department’s multidisciplinary Queen’s Family Health Team (QFHT) recently received an honour from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for her dedication to health care quality and safety.

    Dr. Hall Barber landed on the Honour Roll &nda...

  • Major funding boosts military health research
    Published Thu Nov 27th 2014

    The Queen’s-based Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) has received a $10 million funding boost from Health Canada and the True Patriot Love Foundation.

    The announcement, made by Minister of Health the Honourable Rona Ambrose and Vice-Chair of the True Patriot Love Foundation, Michael Burns, at CIMVHR’s...

  • Meds 16 student publishes essay on advocacy
    Published Tue Nov 25th 2014

    Queen's Meds '16 student Yan Xu was recently published in the online healthcare publication Healthy Debate:

    Why doctors must be advocates

    by Nina Nguyen & Yan Xu

    The federal government Dr. Glenville Jones to be honoured for outstanding work

    Published Tue Nov 18th 2014

    The university will recognize the 2014 Queen’s Prize for Excellence in Research recipients at fall convocation ceremonies this week.

    Recipients this year include Stephen Hughes, Glenville Jones, John Kirby, Ian Moore and Christine Overall.

    “Queen’s is proud to celebrate the achievements...

  • Dr. Martin W. ten Hove appointed as holder of the Ernie and Edna Johnson Chair in Ophthalmology
    Published Wed Nov 12th 2014

    Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Martin ten Hove as holder of the Ernie and Edna Johnson Chair in Ophthalmology as of April 1, 2014.

    Following the receipt of his MD from Queen’s University in 1989 and the completion of his postgraduate training in neuroophthalmology as a McLaughlin Fellow at the U...

  • Dr. Michael Green appointed as holder of the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy
    Published Wed Nov 12th 2014

    Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University has appointed Michael Green as holder of the Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy as of November 1st, 2014.

    Dr. Green completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of British Columbia in 1993 a...

  • Dr. John F. Rudan appointed as holder of the Britton Smith Chair in Surgery
    Published Wed Nov 12th 2014

    Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed John Rudan as holder of the Britton Smith Chair in Surgery as of June 1, 2014. 

    After graduating from Queen's with a BSc in Life Sciences in 1976 and an MD in 1981, Dr. Rudan completed postgraduate training in orthopaedics at Queen's and as a McLaughlin Fellow at th...

  • Cutting-edge cancer trial announced
    Published Wed Nov 12th 2014

    Queen’s University announced today that the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) has developed and will lead an international clinical trial of a new class of cancer drug aimed at curing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients who have had surgery and chemotherapy for disease confined to the lung. The academic-led trial will impact lung cancer patients following standard treatment.  Lung cancer is...

  • Dr. Rylan Egan appointed Director, Office of Health Sciences Education, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Published Wed Nov 5th 2014

    Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Dr. Rylan Egan has been appointed as Director, Office of Health Sciences Education effective Monday October 27, 2014. Reporting to the Vice Dean Education, the Director is responsible for the Office of Health Sciences Education and will play a pivotal role in ensuring the FHS is a world leader in teaching and learning. Rylan will lead staff in working with faculty and...

  • Dr. Chris Booth earns Canada Research Chair
    Published Fri Oct 24th 2014

    Christopher Booth (Oncology) has been named the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care. Dr. Booth is a medical oncologist with Kingston General Hospital, a clinician-scientist at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and an associate professor at Queen’s. The focus of Dr. Booth’s research program is to evaluate the effectiveness of new therapies in the general population and the ...

  • Let's talk vaccinations: Queen's Medicine Health Talk - Oct 28
    Published Thu Oct 23rd 2014

  • Champions for access
    Published Thu Oct 23rd 2014

    [Ellen Flanagan]
    Ellen Flanagan (OT’14) developed the Access Ch...

  • Dr. Napoleone Ferrara to give Gairdner Lecture - Oct 28
    Published Tue Oct 21st 2014

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Student Outreach Program Lecture 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Gairdner Faculty Lecture 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    2014 Travill Debate - Oct 22
    Published Thu Oct 16th 2014

  • The puzzle of the human brain
    Published Wed Oct 15th 2014

    Queen’s professor Gordon Boyd, an intensive care specialist and clinician scientist in the Kingston General Hospital Research Institute (KGHRI), is researching a puzzle. Why does a critical illness, such as cardiac arrest, affect t...

  • “Man vs. Microbe: Are We Winning the War of the Genomes?” - Oct 21
    Published Wed Oct 15th 2014

  • Dr. Duncan Sinclair emeritus inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
    Published Wed Oct 8th 2014

    Queen’s University professor emeritus Duncan Sinclair has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF).
  • Basmajian Award Presentation and Lecture on October 2, 2014
    Published Thu Sep 18th 2014

    FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
    2013/2014 MIHRAN AND MARY BASMAJIAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH RESEARCH
    Presentation and Lecture

     

    OCTOBER 2, 2014 - 5pm
  • A. Britton Smith donates $10 million to Queen's
    Published Thu Sep 18th 2014

    Even though he did not attend Queen’s, A. Britton Smith, QC, has supported the university for many years because of the many connections and ties he has with the institution. Mr. Smith’s most recent gift to Queen’s is a $10-million donation that includes $9 million for the School of Nursing and Department of Surgery and $1 million towards the current project to revitalize Richardson Stadium.

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  • Nine professors named Royal Society Fellows
    Published Wed Sep 17th 2014

    Nine Queen’s University faculty members have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, the highest number of inductees the university has had in one year. Fellowship in the RSC is one of the highest recognitions for Canadian academics in the arts, humanities, and the social and natural sciences.

    The nine new Royal Society members are: Erwin Buncel...

  • Mixing medicine with art and literature
    Published Wed Sep 17th 2014

    By Andrew Stokes, Communications Officer

    An unusual course in the School of Medicine asks questions other classes leave off the syllabus.

    Medicine and Literature, an elective course offered to first- and second-year medical students, has participants discuss readings on the patient experience, gender and medicine, medical mistakes and a number of other topics.

    Medical students create hands-on surgical skills program
    Published Wed Sep 17th 2014

    Second year Queen’s medical students had a special opportunity during their first two weeks of summer break to practice their surgical skills.

    A year in the making, the Surgical Skills and Technology Elective Program (SSTEP) was an idea proposed by second-year medical students Jennifer Siu and Stefania Spano to give students the opportunity to build and reinforce foundational knowledge and skills, in a...

  • HG Kelly Visiting Lectureship: Sept 22
    Published Wed Aug 27th 2014

  • Chris Simpson ready to tackle complex health-care issues
    Published Thu Aug 21st 2014

    Chris Simpson will take over leadership of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) on Aug. 20 after serving as president-elect for the past year. In addition to his advocacy Dr. Simpson is a professor and chief of cardiology at Queen’s and the medical director of the cardiac program at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu. Dr. Simpson recently spoke about the CMA presidency in an email exchange with&nb...

  • ePre-Health at Queen's University
    Published Tue Aug 12th 2014

    ePre-Health is a fully online Bachelor of Science degree program (BSc or BScH) soon to be offered by Queen's University for students seeking a foundational education that prepares them to apply to a variety of healthcare professional programs. Courses can be completed at your own pace, from anywhere around the world, as long as you have an Internet connection.

    For more information about this exciting...

  • Dr. Jennifer M. Medves reappointed Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Nursing
    Published Thu Jun 26th 2014

    Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce that Jennifer Medves has been reappointed as Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director of the School of Nursing for a second five-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2019.

    Dr. Medves began her career in England as a certified midwife and registered nurse while serving as an officer in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Cor...

  • Dr. Lois E. Shepherd appointed Interim Head, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
    Published Thu Jun 26th 2014

    Lois Shepherd has been appointed Interim Head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care for a one-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2015. These appointments are announced by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen's, and Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, Chairs of the Boar...

  • John F. Rudan reappointed Head, Department of Surgery
    Published Thu Jun 26th 2014

    John Rudan has been reappointed as Head of Surgery at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care Centre for a second five-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2019. These reappointments are announced by, Alan Harrison, Provost of Queen's University; Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, Chairs of the Boards of Directors for Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingsto...

  • Award-winning prof values student involvement
    Published Tue Jun 24th 2014

    By Mark Kerr, Senior Communications Officer

    Catherine Donnelly (OT’95, PhD’13), the first female recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching in 15 years, refers to a Chinese proverb to summarize her teaching philosophy: “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”

    “The quotation embodies my deep value...

  • 2013 Sinclair Lecture: Dr. Samir Sinha
    Published Mon Jun 23rd 2014

    CHSPR is pleased to announce the details of this year's Sinclair Lecture: 

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 4:30 PM
    Grant Hall, Queen's University
    Refreshments Available @ 3:30 PM

    Canada's Coming of Age: How Ready Are We to
    Meet the Needs of Our Aging Population?

    Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD...

  • $15 million to boost cancer trials collaboration
    Published Fri May 30th 2014

    The NCIC Clinical Trials Group (CTG) at Queen’s University has been awarded $15 million in funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health through the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) to strengthen its work leading major cancer clinical trials in Canada. The funding allows the NCIC CTG to increase its collaborations with the U.S. NCI and its National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN).

    This funding...

  • Mental Health Week: Dr. Heather Stuart talks about mental illness and stigma
    Published Thu May 8th 2014

    Dr. Heather Stuart, Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, gave a presentation to the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association on May 7, 2014 in honour of Mental Health Week.

    For more information, please see: Stigma around mental ...

  • Queen's experts to help millions of chronic pain suffers
    Published Fri Apr 25th 2014

    Queen’s is collaborating with the University Health Network (UHN) on a province-wide initiative to provide better care for 2.7 million Ontarians living with chronic pain. Full story at: http://www.queensu.ca/news/articles/queens-experts-help-millions-chronic-pain-suffers

  • New Division of Dermatology launched
    Published Wed Apr 16th 2014

    The shortage of dermatologists in the local area is about to end. Today the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University is launching a new academic Division of Dermatology. The clinics will be based at Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario.

    “Canadian Dermatology Workforce Survey documents indicate that the clinical needs of an area with the population of Southeaste...

  • Researcher finds gaps in care for high-risk cancer patients
    Published Mon Apr 14th 2014

    Christopher Booth (Queen’s Department of Oncology and Kingston General Hospital) has found that chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer is not commonly used in routine clinical practice despite the fact that it is shown to improve long-term survival by five per cent. He is now using those findings to better understand the barriers to using chemotherapy, with the goal of implementing a pl...

  • Queen's earns four new Canada Research Chairs
    Published Wed Apr 2nd 2014

    Four Queen’s University professors have been named new Canada Research Chairs and one professor’s current chair position is being renewed. The five chairs are Canadian leaders in their respective research fields.

    Developed in 2000, each year the CRC program invests up to $265 million to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Queen’s will receive $200,0...

  • The Vision of CIMVHR:
    Published Wed Apr 2nd 2014

    The health and well-being of Canadian military personnel, veterans and their families is maximized through world-class  research resulting in evidence-informed practices and programs.

    Mission
    To optimize the health and well-being of Canadian military personnel, veterans  and their families by harnessing and mobilizing the national capacity for high-impact research, knowledg...

  • Faculty Survey on Acommodating Students with Mental Health Disabilities.
    Published Wed Mar 26th 2014

    This is an open invitation to Faculty:
     
    I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study dealing with providing academic accommodations for students with mental health problems/disabilities.  This study is being carried out jointly by Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Mike Condra, Director of Health, Counselling and Disability Services...

  • Queen's Nursing showcasing state-of-the-art simulation equipment
    Published Wed Mar 19th 2014

    Queen’s School of Nursing is organizing a conference in Toronto to showcase the new clinical simulation equipment that 13 Ontario nursing programs have purchased following a $5.8 million investment from the Ontario government’s Productivity and Innovation Fund (PIF).

    “Blue Sky: Innovations in Patient Safety and Teaching and Learning” is running March 24 and 25 and will focus on enhanc...

  • Creating Strategic Change in Canadian Healthcare
    Published Fri Mar 7th 2014

    Presented by Queen's University, Creating Strategic Change in Canadian Healthcare is the second in a series of three focused annual conferences aimed at transformational change in Canadian healthcare. 

    Approximately 150 senior-level participants, the conference draws together healthcare, government, academe and business. Engage with international perspectives on change; thematic panels (Pharmacare, H...

  • "Cold-hearted" protein protects saltwater fish from freezing
    Published Thu Feb 20th 2014

    A team of researchers at Queen’s University led by Peter Davies (Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) has uncovered a unique protein in winter flounder called Maxi, which prevents the fish from f...

  • Blouin to receive national award from AFMC
    Published Thu Jan 30th 2014

    Danielle Blouin (Emergency Medicine) has been announced as the 2014 recipient of The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada from the Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada (AFMC). Dr. Blouin will receive the award at the 2014 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (Ottawa, Ontario), April 26 - 29.

  • Blouin to receive national award from AFMC
    Published Wed Jan 29th 2014

    Danielle Blouin (Emergency Medicine) has been announced as the 2014 recipient of The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada from the Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada (AFMC). Dr. Blouin will receive the award at the 2014 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (Ottawa, Ontario), April 26 - 29.

  • Margaret Angus Research Fellowship 2014
    Published Tue Jan 21st 2014

    The Museum of Health Care will accept proposals for a resident 16-week summer research fellowship (May-September), which will investigate a topic relevant to the history of health and health care (any discipline) utilizing the Museum's collections, reference materials, exhibits, and/or educational programs.

    The Fellow will work on-site to produce a manuscript that will become part of the Museum’s colle...

  • New workplace mental health program certified by the Faculty of Health Sciences to be delivered at Bell Canada
    Published Fri Jan 17th 2014

    Workplace mental health received a boost today with the announcement of a progressive new training program designed to support employees. Developed by Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Morneau Shepell, Canada’s largest human resource...

  • CPD Spring 2014 Program Schedule
    Published Thu Dec 19th 2013

    The Office of Continuing Professional Development is pleased to offer our lineup of Spring 2014 programs including:

    General Internal Medicine – Wednesday, February 26th 
    Metamorphosis – Thursday, March 27th
    Wound Care Clinic Day  Monday, March 31st
  • Queen's Nursing leading $5.8 million province-wide initiative
    Published Fri Dec 13th 2013

    A School of Nursing-led partnership to substantially advance nursing education has received a $5.8 million grant from the Government of Ontario’s Productivity and Innovation Fund. Thirteen of Ontario’s university nursing programs, in colla...

  • New scientific director focuses on improvement in health care for seniors
    Published Thu Dec 12th 2013

    With a growing population of elderly people in Canada, advances in medical care and technology are critical for the care of the seriously ill, frail elderly. John Muscedere (School of Medicine) is the new scientific director of TVN (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network), whose mission is to fill unmet research needs for that segment of the population.

    Archer's mitochondrial research offers new targets to fight serious diseases
    Published Thu Dec 5th 2013

    Department of Medicine Chair, Stephen Archer’s research has revealed that in serious human diseases (such as pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, cardiac arrest and neurologic disease) the cell’s power source, known as mitochondria, displays an abnormal structure. Post-Doctoral Opportunity

    Published Wed Dec 4th 2013


    We have a post-doctoral position available for The Caring Campus - An Intervention Project. This exciting new project will use a multi-level intervention to prevent and reduce substance use (drugs and alcohol) in male university students across three universities in order to improve their mental healt...

  • Leslie Flynn appointed Vice-Dean Education, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Published Mon Nov 18th 2013

    Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), is pleased to announce that Leslie Flynn has been appointed as the inaugural Vice-Dean Education for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University for an initial term from November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018.  Dr. Flynn had been the Interim Vice-Dean Education for the Faculty since August 2012.

    Following the receipt of Bachelor and Master&...