Principal Patrick Deane to be considered for a second term

Survey available to students to evaluate the current principalship 

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The Board of Trustees will give their final recommendation in March.

Principal Patrick Deane will conclude his current term as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s come June 2024. He has indicated his wishes to be considered for a second term.

The Joint Board/Senate Committee to Review the Principalship, overseen by Chancellor Murray Sinclair, will make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees about the reappointment per the Principalship Review and Search Policy.

As the school’s 21st Principal, Principal Deane started his current term in early July 2019. He previously held the positions of president and vice-chancellor at McMaster University. Deane served as Queen’s Vice-Principal (Academic) until 2010.

In an email Chancellor Sinclair sent to members of the Queen’s community, he said those interested in sharing their thoughts on the principalship can review Principal Deane during his current term via a survey, which closes on Jan. 20 at noon. 

The email noted the University does not permit anonymous responses in these circumstances. However, those interested in providing feedback privately can email in confidence.

“Please be assured that the review process is confidential, and all submissions will be held in confidence by the Committee,” Chancellor Sinclair wrote in the email.

The committee will convene around the end of the fall and the beginning of the new year, and the Board of Trustees will be given the final recommendation this coming March.


Patrick Deane, Principal

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