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Queen’s approves revisions to travel reimbursement and expense policy, researchers awarded $449 thousand for maternal child health work 

Queen’s approves revisions to travel reimbursement and expense policy

Effective March 20, Queen’s has revised its policy around university-related business travel. 

The existing Queen’s Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy and Procedure underwent revisions, including the striking of a former requirement that itemized receipts are required for meals purchased while travelling. 

According to a comment in The Gazette from Heather Woermke, associate vice-principal (finance), the revisions reflect some recent changes in governmental regulation and clarifies any lingering ambiguities that had existed before. 

A Broader Public Secctor Expenses Directive came into effect earlier this year, on Jan. 1. As a result to the changes in policy, Queen’s business travellers can be reimbursed for their meals using per diems or original receipts for the actual cost, though they may only use one method per claim. 

Researchers awarded $449 thousand for maternal child health work 

Four researchers from Queen’s and Kingston General Hospital Research Institute have been awarded $449,000 to establish the Queen Elizabeth Scholars Network for Equity in Maternal Child Health.

The project is the first initiative of the ARCH research collaborative for global health, leveraging existing partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Americas and northern Canada. 

The funding will also go to supporting the work of 15 PhD students, post-doctoral fellows or early career researchers in low or middle income countries, as well as Canadians on international exchange.

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