Important messages, dates and news from the Faculty office.
welcomWelcome Back Message From the Dean 

In case you missed it on social media on Monday, please see the message below from Barbara Crow welcoming you to the winter term. As the Dean's message indicates, we will need to be resilient and work together to meet the challenges created by the COVID-19 situation this term.

A New Year Message from the Dean
A New Year Message from the Dean

Please join Principal Patrick Deane on Monday, January 18 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm EST in a discussion about his recent "Report on the Conversation" which chronicles what he heard from his consultation with the Queen's community about the future of the university. This is your opportunity to hear from Patrick about the direction of Queen's vision and strategy, ask questions or provide your thoughts about some of the findings of the report. This virtual event is open to everyone in the Queen's community. If you wish to provide your feedback in writing, please submit it here. The discussion will be recorded and available afterwards on the Principal's website.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/continuing-the-conversation-town-hall-with-patrick-deane-tickets-136485948145.
feedbackProvide Feedback on Revised Harassment and Discrimination Policy

Queen's faculty, students, and staff are being asked for their feedback on a revised policy and its related procedures to address harassment and discrimination at the university.

Learn more and provide your feedback by January 29 at https://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/policies/consultation-harassment-discrimination
researchersResources for Researchers at Queen's Series

The Office of the Vice-Principal Research in collaboration with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives proudly present: Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity and Responsibility: The "4Rs" of Indigenous Research - a storytelling and Q&A session. Indigenous research is conducted by or with First Nations, Inuit, M├ętis or other Indigenous societies and individuals while engaging with Indigenous knowledge systems in a culturally appropriate manner. In adhering to the principles such as respect, relevance, reciprocity, and responsibility, Indigenous research facilitates the enactment of relational accountability which is fundamental to building strong research partnerships with Indigenous communities. The "4Rs" of Indigenous Research (Kirkness & Barnhardt, 1991) is a useful self-reflection tool that helps researchers lay foundations for meaningful research projects and build relationships in a good way. Listen to Queen's Elder in Residence and staff members engaged in community based research share stories, thoughts and reflections on incorporating the principles of respect, relevance, reciprocity and responsibility into their research practice. Please be prepared to bring Indigenous research-related questions as there will be time allotted for an open Q&A session.

See the full 2021 Series Schedule here.

To learn more and register for the series,  visit the Vice-Principal (Research) website.
contagion
Contagion Cultures Lecture Series
 
This series is a Faculty of Arts and Science collaboration which helps to make sense of this pandemic through the expertise and insights of Arts and Science faculty members.

The series is live-streamed on Zoom every Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST.

Upcoming events:

January 19, 2021 - Responses to COVID-19: Perspectives from a Sino-US Joint Venture University 

James Miller, Department of Interdisciplinary Strategy at Duke Kunshan University 
Speaking from Kunshan, China. Please note that this lecture will take place at 8:00 AM EST.
 
January 26, 2021 - Public Water and Covid-19: Dark Clouds and Silver Linings 

David McDonald, Global Development Studies at Queen's University

For more info on the series and to register please visit: https://www.queensu.ca/sps/events/contagion-cultures.
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