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Geneva Fellowship House
Geographical Information Systems Laboratory, QueenÂ¥s
Geography, Department of
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Department of
George, The Rev James
George Richardson Memorial Stadium
German, Department of
Gibson, Frederick Wellington
GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Education Centre
Gordon, The Rev Daniel Miner
Governance of QueenÂ¥s
Graduate Studies and Research, School of
Grammar Hot Line
Grant, The Rev George Monro
Graphic Design Services
Grievance Procedures for Non-Unionized Staff
Grievance Procedures for Students and Faculty
Grievance Procedures for Unionized Staff
Gaelic. In the 19th century, it would not have been unusual to hear students speaking Gaelic on campus. Queen's was founded as a Scottish Presbyterian university and for many decades its strongly Scottish student body included many who were fluent in Gaelic, and even a few who counted Gaelic as their first language. Scots were fiercely proud of their traditional tongue and fought to preserve it; it is therefore no surprise that one of Queen's first student societies was the Gaelic Society and that, late in the century, there were several versions of the Ossianic Society, devoted to the memory of the legendary Gaelic warrior and poet. Odd articles in Gaelic even turned up in the Queen's Journal. Several scholarships in the language were established around the turn of the century and, although most have been dormant for years, one was claimed as recently as the 1980s.
Queen's association with Gaelic became a point of pride for students Ã± even those who were not Scottish. When, in the late years of george grant's principalship in the 1890s, students' growing pride in the university flowed forth in an explosion of school songs and poems, students turned naturally to Gaelic as a way of establishing a unique identity for Queen's. The tradition of turning to Gaelic to express Queen's identity has persisted, so that even today many Queen's names and phrases serve as everyday reminders of the university's rich Gaelic legacy, even though they may no longer be properly understood or pronounced. The most familiar are "an clachan" (as in the an clachan apartment complex), which means "village" and is pronounced "an clackan"; "ban righ" (as in ban righ hall), which literally means "wife of the King" or Queen, and is pronounced "ban ree"; "ceilidh" (as in the upper and lower ceilidh in the john deutsch university centre), which refers to an informal gathering for music, dance and storytelling, and is pronounced "kaylee"; cha gheill, which means "no surrender," and is pronounced "kay yee-al"; and oil thigh, which means "long live" (as in Oil Thigh Na Banrighinn, or "Long Live Queen's"), and is pronounced as it is written.
Gazette, Queen's. The Gazette began in 1969 as a weekly on-campus bulletin highlighting administrative announcements. Advances in desktop publishing and an expanding mandate resulted in the paper converting to newsprint tabloid format in 1990. Now published biweekly during the academic year by the Department of Marketing and Communications, the Gazette covers current events, governance and research on campus as well as public service announcements, and a list of upcoming lectures, seminars, exhibits, shows, and job openings. It also publishes a variety of supplements, including many reports of principal's committees. In 1996 the Gazette was supplemented by the Queen's Today website, which provides daily news updates between issues of the Gazette (see Queen's Today entry.)
Geneva Fellowship House. This is the centre of the campus ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. A full-time campus pastor coordinates a variety of activities for interested students. The ministry was established in 1974 and the house in 1987. It is located at 104 queen's crescent.
Geographical Information Systems Laboratory, Queen's. The Lab was established in 1990 with a $1m grant of equipment and software from IBM Canada and with grants of software from Interra Tyday and Autodesk Canada. Geographic information systems are basically intelligent maps on computer Ã± maps that allow users access to stored information about areas or features on the map and to analyze or combine that information in different ways to produce new maps. Queen's GIS lab conducts a wide range of research including areas such as wildlife rabies control, information management and interactive mapping on the Internet. The Lab offers short professional education courses, supports graduate student research from many departments and offers research consulting for faculty and students alike. The Lab has pioneered a suite of 13 new courses in GIS and manages the unique Geographic Information Management Studies medial program at Queen's. In addition to a central teaching laboratory in mackintosh-corry hall, the Lab maintains strong links via software sharing and joint programs with departments/schools such as Biology, Geology. Geography, Community Health and Epidemiology and the School of Urban and Regional Planning. The lab has strong ties with government and public agencies in eastern Ontario Ã± ties which demonstrate the University's commitment to community service, promote research and support many projects for its students. The lab is funded by a combination of funds from research, professional education and the Faculty of Arts and Science, with additional assistance from the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Lab reports to the Dean of Arts and Science via an Associate Dean.
Geography, Department of. Courses in geography have been offered at Queen's since 1954, when Professor D.Q. Innis offered courses within the Department of Political and Economic Science. Geography became a separate department in 1960 under the headship of Richard Ruggles, and accepted its first graduate students in 1965. Today, the department offers courses and conducts research in physical geography, urban and economic geography, historical-cultural geography, and cartography. It is also involved in the development of Bsc program an environmental science in conjunction with the Departments of biology, chemistry, and geological sciences. Since 1990 it has been the site of the Queen's geographic information systems laboratory, which uses computerized map systems to support research and teaching in geography and allied disciplines. The department was originally located in ontario hall and moved to its present site in mackintosh-corry hall in 1974. It has about 20 full-time faculty. The department is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Geological Sciences, and Geological Engineering, Department of. Geology was first taught at Queen's in 1858 by Dr George Lawson, Professor of Chemistry and Natural History. The first specialist in geology at the university was Robert Bell, who arrived at the university in 1861. When the ontario school of mining and agriculture was established in 1893 it included separate departments of geology and mineralogy, headed by professors Willet Miller and William Nicol, both of whom have major buildings at Queen's named in their honour. The two departments moved from carruthers hall to ontario hall in 1903 and to miller hall in 1930. The large Bruce Wing was added to Miller Hall in 1972. The Department of Geological Sciences was formed in 1950 when geology and mineralogy amalgamated. Beginning with just four faculty, the department now has about 20 full-time professors. It has a long tradition of research in the fields of mineralogy-petrology, structural geology, and the geology of mineral deposits, and has more recently developed strengths in sedimentary geology and geophysics. It is administered by the Faculty of arts and science, but offers undergraduate programs in both Arts and Science and the Faculty of Applied Science, where it offers a program in geological engineering with options in mineral exploration, geotechnical engineering, and geophysics. The newest additions to the curriculum are programs in geo-environmental engineering (offered in collaboration with civil engineering) and environmental science (offered with biology, chemistry, and geography). The department also has one of the largest graduate programs at Queen's. It is one of the biggest geology departments in Canada and its Lindsley Memorial Library of geology is second in size only to the library of the Geological Survey of Canada. See also Geographical Information Systems Laboratory, Miller Museum.
George, The Rev James (1801-1870). A Presbyterian minister, George served as Queen's acting Principal from 1853 until 1857, before a series of scandals drove him first from the principalship and then from the university. He was born in Perthshire, Scotland and educated at St Andrew's University and Glasgow University. In 1829 he emigrated to New York state, where he preached for several years. He came to Canada in 1833 as minister of the Presbyterian Church in Scarborough. He was appointed a professor of theology at Queen's in 1846 and became acting Principal in 1853. During his term Ã± prolonged by Queen's inability to find a permanent Principal Ã± he helped to establish the Faculty of medicine (1855) and expanded the range of arts courses, ensuring that Queen's did not become simply a bible college. A genial and generally popular man, he nevertheless resigned as acting Principal in 1857 after a bitter feud with a professor over the admission of a particular student whom George opposed. He left Queen's altogether in 1862 when the same professor Ã± George Weir Ã± accused him of fathering his sister's illegitimate child, a charge which was never fully investigated. He spent the remainder of his life in charge of a parish in Stratford, Ontario.
George Richardson Memorial Stadium. Built in 1971, this stadium on west campus is home to Queen's golden gaels football team and is used for a variety of other university and local athletic events. The original Richardson Stadium was built in 1920 and located on what is now the mackintosh-corry parking lot. That old stadium was home to Queen's great Grey Cup teams of the 1920s and hosted US President Franklin Roosevelt when he received an Honorary Degree from Queen's in 1938. The demolition of the old stadium in 1971 was mourned by many students and alumni who thought that such a central building should remain in the heart of the main campus. The stadium is named after George Taylor Richardson (BSc 1909), a prominent athlete at Queen's who was killed in action in France during the First World War. The original stadium was a gift of his brother, James Armstrong Richardson, Queen's Chancellor from 1929 to 1939. See also football, richardson family.
George Street. This street runs between King Street and stuart street a block west of Barrie Street. It is one of a cluster of five streets on campus named after Archdeacon George Okill Stuart, an Anglican cleric who was the original owner of summerhill, Queen's oldest building. The other streets are arch, deacon, okill, and stuart.
Gerontology Project. The Queen's Gerontology Project (QGP) was established in 1991 and has two broad goals: to establish a network on aging to stimulate a Queen's University and community-wide awareness of aging issues, and to develop a health care teamwork training institute. The current membership of the QGP steering committee includes 11 members representing various disciplines at Queen's University, as well as members of the Queen's community.
German, Department of. Undergraduate courses in German were offered at Queen's as early as 1870 and were taught on a regular basis after 1888 by John Macgillivray, who founded the Department of German in 1902. In 1950, the department became the first academic unit at the university, apart from the School of nursing, to be led by a woman, when Hilda Laird, a former dean of women and long-time German professor, was appointed department head. Today, with six full-time faculty members, the department currently offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate courses in German language and literature and, in conjunction with the Departments of art, history, philosophy, and political studies, also offers an interdisciplinary degree program in German Studies. It is engaged in research in a variety of fields and has a lively graduate program, offering both MA and PhD degrees. The department takes part in a number of exchange programs with German-speaking universities. It is located in kingston hall and is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science. See also Language Laboratory.
Gibson, Frederick Wellington (1920-1992). Gibson capped almost 50 years of association with Queen's, first as a student and then as a popular professor, by becoming the university's official historian. He was born in Kingston and brought up on union street across the road from old richardson stadium. He earned a BA from Queen's in 1942 and an MA in history in 1944. After a brief period of graduate work at Harvard, he worked at the Public Archives of Canada and was selected by Prime Minister Mackenzie King in 1946 as an assistant in sorting his private papers for his memoirs. He returned to Queen's in 1952, where he taught Canadian history until his retirement in 1986. He served as Queen's first Vice-Principal (Academic) from 1966 to 1969 and won the Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in 1985. He was also well known as the university's official historian. In 1975, he and fellow history professor Roger Graham co-edited queen's university, volume I: 1841-1917, after the death of author Hilda Neatby. He wrote the next instalment in Queen's history, queen's university, volume II: 1917-1961, himself. It was published in 1983 and, with Neatby's book, is a familiar sight on bookshelves across campus. He earned an honorary doctorate of laws from the university in 1991 and is survived by his wife, Margaret, a fellow Queen's graduate and editor of the Queen's alumnae memory book.
GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Education Centre. Established in 1972 originally as the Clinical Learning Cenre, this centre teaches health-care students clinical skills in a simulated clinical environment. Traditionally, these skills Ã± including interviewing and making physical and psycho-social assessments Ã± were taught solely at the bedside of actual patients. The centre brings in volunteer "patients" from the community to participate in these sessions, so students can learn in a more manageable environment and without inconveniencing real patients. The centre is used mainly by undergraduate medical, nursing and rehabilitation-therapy students and by graduate medical students. It is funded primarily by the company Glaxo Smith Kline but is administered in part by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing. Its director reports to the Dean of Health Sciences. It also has a senior advisory committee, made up of health sciences teachers, and a student advisory committee.
Golden Gaels. This is the nickname for Queen's interuniversity sports teams. It was coined in 1947 by Whig-Standard sports reporter Cliff Bowering after the football team traded its traditional uniform of red, gold, and blue bands for gold jerseys, gold helmets, and red pants. He first used the term after a game in London, Ontario, when he reported that the "Golden Gaels of Queen's University" were thumped 52-3 by Western. The name caught on and became the familiar term for Queen's teams by the 1950s. "Gaels," of course, is a reference to Queen's scottish heritage. Before 1947, Queen's teams were commonly known as "The Tricolour."
Golden Words. This irreverent student newspaper has been published by Queen's engineering society since 1967. It is primarily humorous in intent, but it also contains a small section of serious news and information relevant to engineering students. The paper, which appears weekly on campus, was infamous in the 1970s and 1980s for its crude sexist and homophobic articles and cartoons, but in recent years it has been toned down to a more politically-digestable form of humour. Prior to its establishment, the Engineering Society ran a column called the "Steam Shovel" in the Queen's Journal. Its offices are located on the second floor of clark hall.
Goodwin Hall.Completed in 1973, this building houses Queen's Departments of Mining Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computing and Information Science. It is named after William Lawton Goodwin, first director of the old ontario school of mining and agriculture (founded 1893) and Dean of Applied Science (1916-1919). It is located on the northeast corner of Union street and Division Street.
Goodes Hall. The new home to the Queen's School of Business, Goodes Hall was established through the Campaign for Queen's and the Ontario Superbuild program. The facility is named after the new school's chief benefactor, Mr. Melvin Goodes, Comm'57. At a cost of over $25 million to build, Goodes Hall occupies the renovated and expanded former Victoria School and features state-of-the-art information technology systems and video conferencing, greatly enlarged lecture halls, a sophisticated architectural design and increased resources. Goodes Hall brings all of the School's faculty, staff and students under one roof for the first time. The sophisticated design preserves the building's heritage while equipping the School with the latest in technological tools. It opened in the fall of 2002. See School of Business
Gordon, The Rev Daniel Miner (1845-1925). Gordon was Queen's eighth principal (1902-1916) and the person who brought about Queen's separation from the presbyterian church after more than 70 years of union. He was born in Pictou County, Nova Scotia and educated at Pictou Academy, Glasgow University (MA 1863, BD 1866, DD 1895), and Berlin University. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1866 and served successively in charges at Truro, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Halifax. In 1880, he wrote the book Mountain and Prairie, an account of a journey from Victoria, BC to Winnipeg, via the Peace River pass. He was an army chaplain during Louis Riel's North West Rebellion of 1885. From 1894 to 1902 he taught theology at the Halifax Presbyterian College. He was appointed Principal of Queen's in 1902 after the death of fellow Pictou native george monro grant. No one could entirely replace the forceful and charismatic Grant. But Gordon was a popular and well-regarded leader who safely led the university through a period of far-reaching change. The most important development of his term was the separation of Queen's from the Presbyterian Church. The move, which took years of effort, was accomplished in 1912, and ensured that the university would get its share of the private and public funding that was increasingly limited to non-denominational colleges. Gordon led Queen's through the trying early years of the First World War, when enrolment and funding both plummeted. He retired in failing health in 1916, aged 73. His papers are held at Queen's archives.
Gordon, Wilhelmina (1886-1968). Gordon was Queen's first female member of faculty. She was born in Winnipeg and began her university education at Dalhousie University. She switched to Queen's when her father, the Rev daniel miner gordon, became Principal in 1902. She earned her BA in 1905 and did post-graduate work at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and Somerville College, Oxford. She began teaching English at Queen's as a tutorial assistant in 1909. She became an assistant professor of English in 1925 and an associate professor in 1930. She retired from teaching in 1950. Among her publications was the biography of her father, Daniel M. Gordon, His Life (Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1941).
Gordon Hall. Completed in 1911, Gordon Hall houses part of the Department of chemistry. The rest is located in two attached wings. The building was a gift of the government of Ontario and its cornerstone was laid by Premier Sir James Whitney in April, 1910. An extra floor was added to the building in 1964. The Gordon Annex, a large wing that projects at right angles from the rear of building, was built between 1947 and 1949. The Frost Wing, attached to the south end of the annex, was built in 1961. Gordon Hall and the annex are named after the Rev daniel miner gordon, Principal of Queen's from 1902 to 1917. The Frost Wing is named in honour of Grenville Barker Frost, professor of chemistry from 1925 to 1956 and head of the department from 1956 to 1960. Gordon Hall is located on union street opposite the john deutsch university centre. The land on which the annex and the Frost Wing are built held grass tennis courts until the 1940s.
Gordon-Brockington House. Built in 1964, this undergraduate residence is one of four residence buildings surrounding leonard field. The others are leonard hall, mcneill house, and morris hall. It has two wings: the north end is Gordon House and the south is Brockington House. Gordon-Brockington was originally intended to house men only; but in 1991, Brockington Hall was made co-ed, followed by Gordon Hall in 1992. It is named after leonard brockington, former chair of the Canadian Broadcasting Company and rector of Queen's (1947-1966), and Donald Gordon, a president of the Canadian National Railway and a trustee of Queen's (1951-1969).
Governance of Queen's. Over its history, the feature of the internal governance of Queen's that has attracted the most attention from outside observers is its decentralized, or "collegial," nature. While internal government at most other universities can be adequately portrayed in a simple hierarchical diagram, at Queen's internal decision-making processes are more complex, with decision-making dispersed among multiple bodies at various levels, and with complex and interlocking relationships between those bodies.
In its basic structure, as established by the Royal Charter, the government of Queen's is bicameral, with a Board of Trustees responsible for overseeing the operation of the University, and in particular its financial operation, and with a Senate responsible for all academic matters. But there is another basic distinction as well Ã± between overall policy-making and day-to-day administration. The Board and the Senate are both policy-making bodies; the other main policy-making bodies are the faculty boards and the departments. Administrative responsibilities lie with the Principal, the Vice-Principals, the Deans, and the Department Heads, although in practice they are still more widely delegated. Policy-making and administration are of course not entirely separate: administrative officers participate in policy-making through their ex officio membership (but as a minority) in the policy-making bodies. Also participating in policy-making bodies, to various degrees according to the function of the body, are the university's other main constituencies Ã± academic staff, students, support staff and alumni.
For more on governance in general, see entries on scottish heritage and Royal Charter. For more detail, see entries on specific governing bodies and officers or refer to the document "Governance of Queen's," written by former Principal Ronald Watts and the late Dean of Law William Lederman. The document is available in the University Secretariat.
Grad Club. This pub, restaurant, and gathering place is located in a red-brick Victorian duplex at 162 Barrie Street, at the corner of union street. All graduate students, MBA students, law students and medical students are automatically members, and the club also welcomes a number of other members who sign up individually. It is officially closed to non-members. The club was established in 1976 by the graduate student society and rents space from the university, but it is officially independent of both: as "Queen's Grad Club Inc" it has autonomous corporate status. It is run by a board of directors composed of elected representatives of its members. The club originally occupied only the southern half of the building, but took over the northern half when the Department of psychology moved out in 1979.
Graduate Residence. Completed in 1962, this residence had room for about 100 graduate students. It was originally meant to house men only, but it became co-ed in the mid 1970s. It had its own entrance between the john deutsch university centre and the physical and health education centre, but is physically a part of the JDUC. This area was closed off as a residence in 2000 and now houses Alma Mater Society clubs' offices.
Graduate Studies and Research, School of. Graduate work at Queen's University at Kingston was established formally in 1889 with the adoption of regulations for the Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees. At that time the degree of M.A. was not a graduate degree, but was given on the completion of honours work in certain courses provided the candidate had first class standing. With the introduction of a new system of studies in 1919, however, a graduate program was set up requiring a year of work beyond the B.A. and prescribing advanced lecture courses and a thesis or other piece of independent work. In 1926 the master' s course was strengthened by making the Honours B.A., or its equivalent, with at least second class standing, the standard of admission, and the regulations stated that the degree was to be given "not on the grounds of general attainment, but in recognition of the candidate' s wide knowledge of a special field of study."
The degree of M.Sc. was given for the first time in 190506. Graduates holding the bachelor's degree could qualify for the M.Sc. by practicing engineering for two years or spending one year at the university. In 192223 a formal course was set up and one year of attendance beyond the B.Sc. was required. Strong emphasis was placed on the research and thesis. The establishment of the Chown Science Research Chair in 1919 and the Miller Memorial Research Chair in 1929 did much to stimulate graduate work in the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Geology, and Mineralogy, increasing the number of graduate students in these fields.The administrative aspect of graduate work was first formalized by the Faculty of Arts which set up a Committee on Graduate Studies in 1941. Other faculties followed this example, and in 1943 the Senate constituted the Queen's University Board of Graduate Studies. This board was reconstituted into the School of Graduate Studies in 1963. The School of Graduate Studies and Research, the School has had the responsibilities for providing recommendations to the Principal and Senate on matters pertaining to university research policy, and for coordinating universitywide aspects of research administration since 1971.
The School of Graduate Studies and Research is constituted to administer the policies of the Senate of Queen's University as they pertain to graduate studies and to coordinate the funding of research except Medicine. The School embraces all the departments and interdisciplinary schools which offer graduate programs except for the MBA program in the School of Business. These departments are grouped into five Divisions which govern the academic programs of the graduate students in the related departments.
Membership of the School includes all faculty members engaged in teaching and supervision of graduate students. The representative body of the membership is the Council of the School. It is responsible for setting the policies for the School as recommended by the Divisions and the following standing committees: Steering Committee, Admissions and Degrees Committee, Fellowship Committee, Advisory Research Committee, and the Student Affairs Committee.
The Office of the Graduate School is responsible for the implementation of the Council's policies and the coordination of the admission and degree programs with the departments. The School is located in the Stewart-Pollock and Jemmett Wings of Fleming hall.
Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Art Conservation (M.A.C.), Master of Industrial Relations (M.I.R.), Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.PL.), Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc., Eng.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Grammar Hot Line. People from inside and outside Queen's can phone the hot line for answers to questions about grammar, punctuation, and correct usage. This service is sponsored by the writing centre, and is available during normal working hours by calling (533)-6294.
Grant, The Rev George Monro (1835-1902). Grant is the most important of all Queen's Principals. More famous in his day that any Queen's Principal before or since, Grant transformed the university in his 25 years of leadership (1877-1902) from a struggling denominational college into a dynamic national institution. He was born into a farming family in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. At the age of eight, he lost his right hand in an agricultural accident, which guaranteed that his future would lie in mental rather than physical labour. He was educated at Pictou Academy, the West River Seminary, and Glasgow University, where he was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1860. From 1863 to 1877 he served as minister of St Matthew's Church in Halifax; one of his parishioners there was Sandford Fleming, who in 1871 was appointed Chief Engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1872, Fleming invited Grant to join him as a member of the CPR's survey party for the trans-Canada railway, and Grant wrote an account of the gruelling cross-country journey in his popular book Ocean to Ocean. That trip deepened Grant's ardent nationalism which, along with his profound religious convictions, formed the basis of his vision for Queen's.
He was selected Principal of the university in 1877. Queen's mission, he believed, should be to join moral and scientific education, sacred and secular knowledge, to produce graduates who would build the growing country in a spirit of dedicated service rather than material gain. To achieve these aims he first had to put the chronically poor university on a firm financial footing. This he did with a series of spectacularly successful fundraising campaigns. Queen's flourished under his leadership. It attracted first-rate faculty and increasing numbers of students; it began a program of graduate studies; and it added new buildings, faculties, and departments - the most important being the Ontario School of Mining and Agriculture, the precursor to the Faculty of Applied Science. Grant also wrote and spoke frequently and forcefully on the main political questions of the day and was one of Canada's most influential shapers of opinion. In his 25 years at Queen's he inspired deep devotion in students, who affectionately called him "Geordie, Our King." In his final years, as his health was deteriorating, they spearheaded a drive for a new stone building to be named in his honour. Grant Hall opened shortly after his death and, with its tall limestone tower, is Queen's best-known landmark. Several of Grant's descendants have also made their mark on Canada. His son, William Lawson Grant, taught history at Queen's from 1909 until the First World War, and co-authored his father's biography Principal Grant with alumnus F.C. Hamilton. His grandson, George Parkin Grant, was one of Canada's most distinguished philosophers and the author of the influential book Lament for a Nation: the Defeat of Canadian Nationalism. The Principal's great-grandson, Michael Ignatieff, is well known in Canada and Britain as an author, television host, Member of Parliament and expert on international affairs.
Grant Hall. With its tall limestone clock-tower, this assembly and concert hall, completed in 1905, is Queen's best-known landmark. Fittingly, it is named after Queen's most important principal, George Monro Grants, a national figure in his own right who gave Queen's, for the first time, a national mission and profile. The hall seats 900 people and is used for public lectures and meetings, concerts, convocation ceremonies, dances, and exams. During the First World War it was used as a military hospital.
The building was originally supposed to be funded by the Frontenac County Council, and named Frontenac Hall. But abstemious county councillors became angry with Grant for his public opposition to their plan to ban the sale of alcohol in the county, and in 1901 they withdrew their support - despite an emotional plea by the now weak and ailing Principal. Such was the devotion that Grant inspired in his students that they stepped into the breach themselves, raising the necessary $30,000 over the winter of 1901-1902 and planning to name the building Grant Hall to honour the 25th anniversary of his principalship in December 1902. But Grant died in May, several months short of that anniversary, and the building was named for him posthumously on its completion in 1905. It was designed in the Victorian Romanesque style by Symons and Rae, an architectural firm from Toronto that also designed Kingston Hall and Ontario Hall. The original tower clock was designed by Nathan Dupuis, a professor of mathematics and other sciences and Dean of Applied Science around the turn of the century. After years of unreliable service, the old clock was replaced in 1993 with an electrical mechanism designed in England and - like the building itself - paid for by students. The old clock mechanism is on display in stirling hall. Grant Hall is located at the south end of university avenue.
Graphic Design Services. This department was first established in 1971 to give Queen's a consistent and striking graphic identity. Since then it has designed the university's familiar crest-shaped Q-symbol (see logo), established standard type-faces, colours and logos for university publications, and done a huge range of other work from designing books, posters and banners to designing the university's outdoor signs and supplying camera-ready artwork for publications. The department also supervises such large university publishing undertakings as the production of faculty and school calendars and convocation programs. In 2000, the department created the Queen's Visual Identity Ã³ a new design that replaces the old Queen's Logo. This department became part of the Department of Marketing and Communications, which in turn is part of the Office of Advancement, responsible to the Vice-Principal (Advancement). It is located in Fleming Hall, Stewart-Pollock Wing.
Greene, Lorne (1915-1987). One of the most famous Canadian-born actors ever, Greene got his start on the stage at Queen's. He was a native of Ottawa and entered Queen's in 1932 to study chemical engineering. He joined the university Drama Guild and switched his major to languages (French and German) so he could have more time for theatre. There are numerous pictures of him on stage in the tricolour yearbooks from that period. After graduating in 1937, he spent two years in New York studying drama and then joined the CBC, where he was chief news broadcaster from 1939 to 1942. His deep, sonorous voice, combined with the gloomy news that he read daily about the war in Europe, earned him the nickname "Voice of Doom." Following military service in the Second World War, he returned to radio and acting work in Toronto. In 1953, he headed to the United States and for five years starred in Broadway plays. Then in 1959 he landed the role for which he is best known: Ben Cartwright on the highly successful TV western "Bonanza," which ran for 14 years. When "Bonanza" came to an end, he continued to appear on television, most notably in his own wildlife show "Lorne Greene's New Wilderness" and the science-fiction show "Battlestar Galactica." He earned an honorary doctorate from Queen's in 1971, and was hooded by retired drama professor William Angus, who is credited with starting his career.
Greenhouse. The Department of biology maintains a large T-shaped greenhouse on the roof of the Biosciences Complex. The facility, which dates from the construction of Earl Hall in 1966, contains hundreds of varieties of plants from all over the world. It has three main sections. The largest of its rooms contains specimens used for teaching. There is also a spacious room for research specimens and, in the stem of the "T," there are numerous "growth chambers" Ã± containers ranging from the size of a refrigerator to the size of a small room in which researchers can grow specimens in highly-controlled conditions. There are also several growth chambers in the basement of the Biosciences Complex.
Grey House. Located at 51 queen's crescent, this centre houses telephone aid line kingston, the sexual health and resource centre, the Queen's women's centre, and the lesbian and gay association. The house, which is owned by the university and administered by the managers of the john deutsch university centre, also provides meeting spaces and informal study areas for use by students and others. The centre is located in the last of the original Victorian houses on queen's crescent. The Grey House was built in 1900 by David Murray, a nephew of Dr John Clarke Murray, a philosophy professor at Queen's from 1862 to 1872 who in 1869 became the first professor at the university to offer courses to women (see women at queen's). The centre reports to the Dean of Student Affairs.
Grievance Procedures. There are several separate processes for addressing grievances at Queen's. See separate entries for sexual harassment complaint procedure, human rights office, grievance procedures for students and faculty, grievance procedures for non-unionized staff, and grievance procedures for unionized staff.
Grievance Procedures for Non-Unionized Staff. The university's grievance procedures for non-unionized staff originated in the early 1970s. The current grievance procedure was updated in the 1990's. The process is coordinated by the Office of the University Secretariat. If a non-unionized staff member has a grievance, he or she can seek confidential advice and support from a variety of sources: from a Staff Advisor; a member of the executive of the Queen's University Staff Association(QUSA); or from a senior member of the Human Resources Department. If the problem cannot be solved informally at this stage through a discussion with the relevant supervisor, a formal grievance can be submitted as Step One to the manager in the area, with copies to the University Secretariat and Human Resources. If the grievance remains unsettled at the conclusion of Step One, the grievor may submit a request to the Associate Secretary of the University for an Appeal Board to be convened (Step Two). Such a board consists of a support-staff member chosen by the grievor, a support-staff member chosen by the respondent, and a Chair chosen by these two nominees from a University list of Chairs. If either party is not satisfied by the decision of the Appeal Board, the matter can be appealed to an external arbitrator, whose decision is final and binding. The process is confidential throughout and operates with clear timelines. Complaints of sexual harassment are dealt with separately, through the sexual harassment complaint procedure.
Grievance Procedures for Students and Faculty. The University's grievance procedures for students and faculty date from the early 1970s, when the University responded to campus radicalism by reviewing and overhauling its procedures for grievance and discipline. Periodic reviews of these procedures have occurred as required. Appeals of academic decisions, such as marks, are dealt with through the appropriate faculty. Academic regulations for all faculties are designed to ensure that academic standards are upheld and that all students are treated fairly and equitably. In the event that extenuating circumstances adversely affect a student’s academic performance, an appeal process is available to reconsider the response of the original decision-maker in light of new information brought forward by the student regarding those circumstances. Subsequent levels of appeal may be made within the faculty, usually relating only to the process by which the previous decision was rendered and not dealing with the merits of the appeal itself. Students dissatisfied with the decision of a faculty board or committee can appeal to the University Student Appeal Board (USAB); refer to the Senate Policy on Student Appeals, Rights & Discipline [web.archive.org]. The USAB provides a final internal appeal process and is intended to have a relatively narrow jurisdiction, ensuring fair procedures have been followed and that there has not been a clear error in the exercise of discretion. In cases of discipline or behaviour not related to the academic work or program of the student, faculty boards will expect the judicial committee of the Alma Mater Society or the Society of Graduate and Professional Students to serve as the initial disciplinary mechanism. Complaints of sexual harassment are dealt with through a separate sexual harassment complaint procedure. The university encourages the informal resolution of disputes, which may be achieved with the assistance of the Co-ordinator of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms at the University Secretariat: Tel (613) 533-6495, e-mail: [email protected] On November 7, 1995, the Ontario Labour Relations Board certified Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) as the bargaining agent for academic staff. QUFA represents full-time, part-time, and sessional faculty, librarians, and archivists at Queen's University. The grievance process for academic staff is found in the collective agreement.
Grievance Procedures for (C.U.P.E.)Unionized Staff. These are spelled out in the university's collective agreements with its three Canadian Union of Public Employees locals. There are slight variations among the three processes. In all cases, the employee must consult with a union steward or a member of the union's Grievance Committee who will represent the employee in all stages of the process. The first step of the grievance procedure is an informal discussion with the relevant supervisor. If that fails, the grievance can be formally submitted in writing to the manager or head of the unit or department, who must meet with the grievor and union steward and then provide a written response to the union within a few days. The last step for all three locals is a hearing with the Manager, Employee Relations or his/her designate, who, along with the appropriate management representatives, will meet with the local's Grievance Committee to discuss the matter, and then issue a written response. If the matter is not settled at the last stage of the grievance procedure, either party may submit the matter to an Arbitration Board, chaired by a professional arbitrator. The Arbitration Board's decision is final and binding.
Groups. In the early 1970s, the senate established official procedures for the formation of research organizations that were less formally structured than research centres or institutes, but which had a similar purpose Ã± to draw faculty members together, often from different disciplines, for research, publication, the organization of conferences, or other activities in a given area of study. These organizations were to be called "groups." Unlike centres and institutes they would not require formal constitutions, but their formation would need to be authorized by the principal, and they would need to submit annual reports to the School of graduate studies and research or, in the case of medical research groups, to the vice-principal (health sciences). In recent years, however, the formal procedures have not always been followed, and a host of different kinds of research organizations in this category have sprung up Ã± "groups," "programs," "units," "laboratories," and "projects." These have varying degrees of formality, both in their structure and their reporting arrangements. Some are interdisciplinary, but a few are intradepartmental. For more on any specific organization, see individual entries.