News In Brief


White papers called

The Strategic Enrolment Management Group (SEMG) has released a new white paper that discusses Queen’s plans for future enrolment numbers. The paper encourages members of the university community to be involved in the planning process.

Alan Harrison, provost and vice-principal (academic), said that planning needs to be centered on more than just spacing concerns. Factors such as student programs and services need to be discussed, and how program expansion would be funded.

The original report, released by SEMG in May 2013, outlined plans Queen’s can develop for the near future regarding enrolment.

The report focused on the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

The recently-released white paper discusses a more long-term plan for the future of enrolment at Queen’s.

Harrison said that the main focus of the paper is to encourage community involvement in planning, and to predicate a future 10-year proposal by SEMG.

The Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD) will be holding town halls regarding the paper to encourage the university community to voice their opinions.

These town halls will take place in Richardson Hall in room 340, on Sept.

24 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

— Olivia Bowden

Queen’s prof wins Vimy award

Don Macnamara, Queen’s professor and retired Brigadier-General, has received the Vimy Award for 2013.

The Vimy Award is given to a candidate who promotes Canadian values of democracy, and contributes to the security and defence of the country. It’s presented every year by the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA).

Macnamara was a part of the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as the Canadian Forces for 37 years before he became a professor at the Queen’s School of Business.

Macnamara also did extensive work with the Bader International Student Centre (BISC). He directed the startup of the Centre as its executive director, and oversaw the creation of many programs there.

Most notably, he organized a visit to Vimy Ridge for the students who study at BISC.

Macnamara was also the President of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, and oversaw the establishment of the Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Centre. Currently, he chairs the Board of Governors at Royal Military College.

— Olivia Bowden

Nipple biter charged

Matthew Johnson, 25, was charged with assault on Monday for biting the nipple of a doorman at The Spot nightclub, after drinking there.

On Aug. 23, Johnson, who was intoxicated, bit the man around midnight after fighting with two doormen who previously removed him from the venue.

According to the victim, Johnson broke the skin and caused bleeding on the man’s chest.

Johnson apologized to both of the doorman for the incident.

— Olivia Bowden

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