News in briefs

Woolf reappointed

Principal Daniel Woolf will remain principal and vice-chancellor of Queen’s for another five years.

At a meeting on March 15, the University’s Board of Trustees reappointed Woolf to serve a second term effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019.

The decision was based on the recommendation from the Joint Board-Senate Committee chaired by Chancellor David Dodge. The committee reviewed more than 100 submissions from faculty, students, alumni, donors and key external stakeholders.

Woolf was appointed to his first five-year term in Sept. 2009 and announced he would be seeking reappointment in January of this year.

During his second term the Board will continue to assess Woolf’s progress against his eight objectives set during his first term, which are outlined online. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve Queen’s for the second term as Principal,” Woolf told the Queen’s News Centre. “This is a time of great challenges for Canadian universities, and great opportunities for Queen’s to lead the way as one of the nation’s top institutions.”

— Styna Tao

QTV management restructured

Queen’sTV recently underwent a management restructure in order to fulfill its goal of “moving towards a more news-oriented service,” incoming Executive Producer Travis Rhee told the Journal via email.

QTV Live will be replaced with humour videos that will be overseen by a single manager. News will be divided into four segments — student life, arts and entertainment, politics/Kingston and sports — which will be managed by the news director. As well, the social media and marketing manager positions will be combined into one.New positions include the live stream associate producer, who will assist with Athletics and Recreation livestreams, and the communications manager, who will oversee the website and blog.

“This is a step towards making us a media network,” Rhee said of the latter position.

— Holly Tousignant

Poker club hosts tournament

More than 70 students participated in a recent poker tournament fundraiser, hosted by Queen’s Poker Club (QPC) and the Queen’s Federation of Charitable University Students (F.O.C.U.S.)

The event, held last Friday in the JDUC, raised $400 for the Kingston Youth Shelter.

This was the second tournament hosted this year by the QPC. The first, held in January, also raised approximately $400 for Queen’s Project on International Development.

Eddie Kim, the QPC public relations officer, said he was pleased with the second tournament and felt that it had run even smoother than the first thanks to additional support from F.O.C.U.S.

“It can be stressful running these tournaments but with the help of F.O.C.U.S. during our second tournament it was a lot smoother and easy going,” he told the Journal via e-mail.

The QPC is hoping to expand their club next year to involve more students who are interested in playing poker and fundraising for a good cause, Kim said.

— Shannon Hill

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