News in brief

Feedback wanted for draft statement

Saturday, Nov. 8 is the deadline for the Queen’s community to submit feedback on the University’s draft statement on responsible investing.

Developed through a group of Queen’s senior administrators and the Investment and Pension Committees of the Board of Trustees, the purpose of the

statement is to set down the principles governing investments at Queen’s and to provide details on the process by which non-financial factors will be considered in investment decisions.

Suggestions and comments from the Board of Trustees and from the university community will be gathered, considered and integrated into the draft statement, collectively with those from the Investment Committee and the Pension Committee. The statement will be finalized and brought to the Board of Trustees for final approval in December.

To see a copy of the draft statement on responsible investing, go to queensjournal.ca.

Send comments and suggestions to the Office of the Vice-Principal (Operations and Finance),  

vpof@queensu.ca, 613-533-6263 (fax) or 113 Dunning Hall, Queen’s University, K7L 3N6.

—Jane Switzer

Queen’s professors reach for the top

Three Queen’s professors are nominees in TVO’s Big Ideas Best Lecturer Competition IV.

Robert Lovelace (Global Development), Jordan Morelli (Engineering, Physics and Astronomy) and Dean Tripp (Psychology) are three of 160 Ontario professors who were nominated by students and alumni for their excellence in teaching and ability to engage students.

For the competition, nominees will submit a tape of their lecture for consideration. Following the review of these tapes, 20 semifinalists will be chosen, and the number will be narrowed down to 10 finalists by a panel of judges. Finalists will be asked to deliver complete lectures on TVO’s Big Ideas beginning Feb. 28.

The winner will receive a $10,000 TD Insurance Meloch Monnex scholarship for their school.

—Jane Switzer

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