Category Archives: Senate’s Jurisdiction

Two Motions concerning the new “Time to Completion” policy in the School of Graduate Studies (16 April 2013)

As sent to the Senate Agenda Committee 15 April 2013.  Update, 30 April:  the first of these, urging the GSEC to suspend its new policy and find practical ways of facilitating timely completions, passed.  The second was stalled by technical … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, The Meaning of Justice Iacobucci’s Advice to Senate (16 November 2012)

Link sent to Senators and other campus lists, 16 November 2012. Dear Queen’s Senators and Colleagues: Queen’s Secretariat has released Justice Frank Iacobucci’s legal opinion (dated Nov. 12) “Re: The Senate’s role in Queen’s University Governance.” 

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Justice Frank Iacobucci, Opinion Re: The Senate’s role in Queen’s University governance (12 November 2012)

As made available to Queen’s Senators on Qshare, 14 November 2012,  pursuant to the motion approved in Queen’s Senate, 28 February 2012,  That the Senate obtain independent legal advice from a law firm with experience dealing with public law issues … Continue reading

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Five Questions Submitted to the Agenda Committee for September Senate (10 September 2012)

1. Question for the Provost concerning the Provost’s Investigation.  Submitted by Senator Morelli. What is the state of the Provost’s investigation into the allegations of research misconduct by HEQCO and Queen’s?

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Mark Jones, Comments on the Principal’s Announcement re Legal Advice for Senate (17 April 2012)

As delivered in Senate, 17 April 2012, under “Business Arising from the Minutes” of 27 March 2012. Links have been added. The relevant text from the Minutes is given below. I have three comments concerning the Principal’s announcement that “Justice Frank … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Principal Woolf: Materials for Justice Iacobucci’s Consideration in Reference to the Authority of Senate (30 March 2012)

As emailed to Principal Woolf by Mark Jones and Jordan Morelli (as movers of the motion to get Senate legal advice on its own academic authority), and copied to all Senators, on 30 March 2012. The Principal responded on 30 … Continue reading

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Legal Advice for Senate: Questions for Principal Woolf (13 March 2012)

As submitted to the Senate Agenda Committee by Mark Jones, Faculty Senator for Arts and Science, on 13 March 2012, for Question Period in the 27 March meeting of Senate.  The same questions were sent to the Principal on 8 … Continue reading

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Queen’s Journal: Lawyer to revisit BFA decision (2 March 2012)

By Savoula Stylianou. As published in Queen’s Journal, 2 March 2012. University will hire lawyer to examine Fine Art suspension [photo caption:] Students and members of Occupy Queen’s protested outside Senate on Tuesday in support of the BFA program as Principal Woolf walks … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Senate Passes Motion to Get Legal Advice (29 February 2012)

As emailed to campus lists, 29 February 2012: Dear Colleagues: Senate passed a motion to get legal advice concerning its own authority on academic decisions by a vote of 28 – 20 at yesterday’s meeting, thanks to very strong student support both in … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Queen’s Governance: The Case for Legal Advice for Senate (28 February 2012)

At its meeting of 28 February 2012, Queen’s Senate passed a motion concerning Senate authority on academic decisions by a vote of 28 – 20. What follows is the opening argument for it as delivered in Senate. This motion simply proposes that … Continue reading

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SGPS Council Supports Senate Motion Concerning Senate Authority on Academic Decisions (14 February 2012)

PDF file emailed to Queen’s Senators on 14 February 2012.  Refers to the Motion Concerning Senate Authority on Academic Decisions, which is on the Senate Agenda for February 2012.  SGPS Letter Supporting Senate Motion re Senate Authority Excerpt: we, the Council of the … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Notice of Motion that Senate Obtain Legal Advice (10 January 2012)

As filed with the Secretariat by Mark Jones, Faculty Senator for Arts and Science, on 10 January 2012, and included in the January Agenda for Action on 28 February:

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Daniel Woolf on the Academic Plan and the “Domain of Senate” (excerpt from a Letter to William Young) (posted 7 October 2011)

A letter written by Principal Woolf to the Chair of the Board of Trustees on 25 June 2011, laying out “Annual Goals and Priorities” for 2011-12, was leaked sometime in July and discussed widely on campus and in the national … Continue reading

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