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Queen’s University newspaper of record since 1969 July 14, 2003 Vol. XXXIV No. 12 ZETTE Q U EE 2003 CCA A E Gold Medal for best university newspaper AwMlcioghtyDoublingup e me P Fall admis
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Cancer and public policy NEW COURSE EXAMINES THE POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF CANCER TREATMENT By KAY LANGMUIR Students in the cancer field will be learning public policy lessons in a ground-breaking course this fall that wades into the highly charged area of how public purse strings and decision-making affect cancer patients and communities. Faculty from diverse depart-ments will teach the course, a new element of the post-gradu-ate Transdisciplinary Training Program of the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute. “I think the course is a first in Canada,” says Hugh Walker, coordinator of the course, which is entitled the Canadian Cancer System and Public Policy and will encompass a number of lectures from cancer-related disciplines. The course continues the pro-gram’s big-picture mandate by con-fronting the group of largely health-science students with issues such as management of a cancer CELIA RUSSELL clinic, taking account of the wishes e In r of patients and families, the regula-hDoavwidaLpahy,otoopveorlattaiiocnspamnealnaggeenreraattetshsolatregenaetregdyLteoarpnoinwgerCaenptarier(oIfLCfa),nsshaotwtsheKreencdeanlltFlaourdnechofofthteheAIpLpClisedsoSlcairetneccehSnuolmogmyerprPorjojeeccttouOtfsfiidcee tory process for cancer therapies, Goodwin Hall on Union Street. The four stories of photovoltaic panels will help bring relief to those who endure Goodwin Hall’s seasonal tem-waits for treatment and their signif-perature extremes, and also allow students and researchers to study the renewable energy source. For more sun-powered news, see the page icance, and research priorities. 8 photo on the launch of Canada’s first two-seater solar vehicle, Gemini, which competes this week in the American Solar Challe nge. They will mull over questions such as what do patients know and equitable? Should cancer resources what do they want to know? Is care Queen’ ames five new research chairs be reallocated toward prevention? s n How are new therapies developed? What should the national cancer Five outstanding researchers scholarly activity of selected exceptional level of activity in tionship between social policy strategy be? See CANCER: Page 2 have been named as the univer- faculty members who have their research and scholarly and the powers and processes of sity’s newest Queen’s Research achieved international pre-emi- work, and have achieved inter- linguistic and regional federal-Index ChaWirist.htherecentrecruitmentnencGeiviennthtehirereesxptreectmiveleyfiehlidgs.hfniaetlido.nTalheprfei-restmi1n0encQeRiCnstwheerirerisesme.archDrf.ocuBseasntoinngthseirmecpeanctt Bulletin Board . . . . . . . . . . 12 of five additional Canada calibre of the candidates, the announced last year. of the processes of globalization Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Research Chairs to Queen’s, this competition for these chairs is The Queen’s chairs are for on the welfare state, examining Careers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 is exciting news, says Vice-Prin- very strong,” says Dr. Rowe. five-year, renewable terms, and the extent to which influences Discovery @ Queen s . . . . . . 6 ciCpoalmp(lReesmeeanrctihn)gKtehreryreRcoruwiet.-esTpheecisaellleycticohnalloefntghiinsgr,ouannddwthaseipnecrluydeearanforadrdeisteiaorncahls$u2p0p,0o0rt0.tsiuocnhsoansCNaAnFaTdAaspsloaccieallipomliitcay-ment of outstanding new facul- recipients should be proud of Chair holders are expected to be choices. His work also addresses ty through the Canada their achievements.” involved in teaching, research the role and effectiveness of Research Chairs program, the Established in 2002, the and service to the community. social policy as a unifying force innovative Queen’s Research Queen’s chairs program Keith Banting (School of across diverse ethnic and multi-Queen’s News Centre Chairs enable us to recognize acknowledges distinguished fac- Policy Studies) is one of Cana- cultural communities. and reward the exceptional ulty who are maintaining an da’s top authorities on the rela-See RESEARCH CHAIRS: Page 2
Page 2 Queen’s Gazette Fall admission on track Cancer and public policy continued from page 1 The huge increase is due to Minimum averages at Queen’s capacity of 12 to 15 trainees. the double cohort, resulting went up slightly for the BA pro- The third competition for from the Ontario government’s gram to 82.5 per cent, compared admission recently concluded. move to discontinue Grade 13 to 80 per cent last year. (see box) Each student has two supervi-after this year, which left the In the BSc program, howev- sors from different departments, class of 2003 with nearly twice er, the minimum average was 86 rather than the usual one. And the usual number of graduates. per cent, compared to 82 per although the program does not The number of acceptances cent in 2002. But, the increase grant degrees to its Masters, PhD, suggests that Ontario is on track can be attributed to a keen and post-doctoral participants, to register a normal percentage demand for science programs as its completion enriches the of applicants, says Ross Paul, well as the double cohort., says degrees granted by the students’ who chairs the COU standing Mr. Palmer. various departments, she says. committee on government and “A lot of strong students One of the first students in community relations, and Uni- wanted Queen’s science pro- the program is a molecular biolo-versity of Windsor president. grams, and this is why the mini- gist and a Masters student in the thatIt81ispaelrsocegnrtatioffytihnegsetoapnpoltie-mumaveragemarkwentup,he “If you have a department of pathology. Lilia cants accepted an admission explains. “It would have risen, breadth of knowl d , Antonova’s project studies the even without the double cohort.” e ge relation of stress to breast cancer. Response to admission offers The transdisciplinary program 8 ctohhffoIeirncfersao,dmdhitoeionsenai,ynosfgt.htheaeninrutoomfpfbeterhrreooeffintheSchoolofComputingand tyhoeupcaatniebnett.tertreat “is a great opportunity because a to the International Study Cen- you get to learn about different ose accept tre (ISC) at Herstmonceux has fields.” she says. “Just preparing been exceptionally strong Lois Mulli for this project, I learned so much tahdemirisfsiirostncthooictehewapsroalgrmaomstoafsLatestfiguresshowthat176 gan about epidemiology.” 9 high as last year – 46 per cent students have accepted offers to Talking to one another is also The program has also been a instead of 49 per cent. the School of Computing, what a cross-section of specialists rewarding for the supervising faculty. Some Ontario universities exceeding the target by 28. A have been doing since they “They have had the opportu-total of 120 students have ’ ahhdoavmweiessvspieora,cnehstaalrvefgetetteso,xfciwelleh.dileedotthheerirsacceptedofferstotheISC,sur-ycmeeraorv.ReIedtsseianortpcoehtnihInengsntiaetnwudteQtuheeeaerlcnireseraCttiaohnins-rbnaeittchyaeturosetdhetavhneelyorephmnaaeviwenrtewsoeitaihrnictnhertaarhceeta,irsc8a passing the target of 100. “At Wilfrid Laurier, 3,692 stu- The response to these spe- of the transdisciplinary program own area of specialty, she says. dents (including 3,428 high cialized programs exceeded our within months of each other, But why should researchers school and 264 other applicants) expectations, indicating a were “a combination of wonderful and health professionals care to 5 accepted offers of admission for strong interest from students, opportunities,” says Lois Mulligan, learn about the money and policy September 2003, some 342 over says Mr. Palmer. program co-coordinator. side of the cancer issue? our target of 3,350,” President Jim Cordy, director of the “We often deal with (cancer) like They might want to know who Robert Rosehart states in a mes- School of Computing, is pleased a group of blind men,” she says. are the competitors for research 4 sage to incoming students on with the school’s popularity “But we want to train these students funds, or how long it takes research the university’s website. with incoming students. to recognize the elephant …If you results to show up in clinical practice, “At the meeting of Canadian have a breadth o e intAhceco T r o d r i o n nt g o t S o t a a r ,rtehceenUtnairvteircslie-headsofcomputingacoupleofcanbettertreatthfekpnatoiewnlet.dg,yousaysMDor.nWeaylkear.lsohasdifferents ty of Toronto seeks 600 more weeks ago, it was noted that Dr. Mulligan, a geneticist, effects in different places, he arts students, and has sent out everywhere else has seen a sharp applied to the Canadian Insti- added. Grants for research are a offers to students who were bor- drop (about 25 per cent) in tute of Health Research, a feder- long-term investment, dollars derline a month ago. incoming first-year computing al government agency, to fund for patient care provide imme-The Ontario University’s students over each of the past the program. It was granted diate results, and funding pre-Application Centre has a refer- two years,” Dr. Cordy says. $300,000 annually for five years. vention is the most far-sighted – ral service that lists openings “Queen’s by contrast saw an Two students took part in helping the next generation. still available at Ontario uni- increase of 15 per cent last year the program’s debut last year, “You need all these approaches versities at www.ouac.on.ca/101/ and 100 per cent this year. So and by the fifth year, Dr. Mulli- but there’s a question of what pro-referral.html there is no question that the gan hopes it will be near its portion you’re going to use them in.” A prediction that minimum founding of the school, the new l r- programs, the new Dean’s , ccaeovnehrtoaarggteeaslpswoooinduitlsddsdnouoaetrtmboyattseehrveiaelrdiazoeu.pbelescholarshipsandthemarketing Research chairs ght program are all working.” s as continued from page 1 Examples of minimum average entrance marks offerTshemeQuteheencshRaensceearctohrCehalaliyrRbeetsewaerecnhQCueenetrne,saanpdarKtinnegrssthoipn  m rese 2003 admission to Bachelor of Arts program eBnaenrtgiinzge.Ayfterjuagrcglhi,ngsaaydsmiDnr.-pGreonjeercatlHleoasdpeitral.oHfeiOspaelsroattihneg ate Entrance based on marks alone: 85.6 per cent idstercaatdionIandresearchforoveraRoom2010,whichwhencom-Entrancebasedonmarksandcioustei,mefroercroegsneiazrechhreoawllypirs.e-paldevtaendcedcowmillputbeer-aitdheedompoers-t personal information forms: 82.5 per cent Andrew Daugulis (Chemical ating room in Canada, and one Queen’s Gazette Online: qnc.queensu.ca/ -2002 admission to Bachelor of Arts program Ewnidgienfeoerrihnisg)reisseraerccohginnizbeidocwhoerlmd-oft S h u e s f a ir n st L i e n d e N r or m t a h n A(mPesryiccha.olo-gaz_online.php Entrance based on marks alone: 82.2 per cent iacnaldaintsdacpelplliccualttiuorneetnogineeirionng,tgifyi)cisstaudwyorolfdtlheaedseernisnetohfetsocuiecnh-. 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