Power of Team Work
When I was away from campus on academic leave (sabbatical) between January and June this year, Dr. Chris Simpson served as the acting dean, and he kept me updated on all the major developments in the Faculty of Health Sciences. In our conversations, I was always pleased to hear how well things were going. Our new educational programs were launching successfully. Our faculty members were conducting impactful research. And our student satisfaction levels continued to be extraordinarily high.
Queen’s University has, for many decades, been known for its phenomenal student experience. But in recent years, there has been a big collective push to realize our goal for a balanced academy by combining that excellent student experience with an intensified research environment. There is a general appreciation around campus that what’s needed most, notwithstanding increasing challenges in the funding environment, is a redoubled focus on fortifying our research endeavours.
Our Faculty of Health Sciences has long been committed to the notion that we are an essential contributor to the university’s research mission. Success in that mission is measured, in part, by research revenues.