Contact usGeneral InformationLocation: Botterell Hall, 18 Stuart Street Queen's University Kingston, Ontario Canada, K7L 3N6Look for Botterell Hall (#64) on the Queen's Campus Map Look for 18 Stuart Street on Google MapsHours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pmPlease note that due to the COVID pandemic, CNS staff are working remotely with limited access to their offices. We would ask you to please email the appropriate contact (found below under administration) for any information or assistance. Fax: (613) 533-6840 (please note there are no staff in the office to pick up faxes at this time)For individual contact information please see the following pages:FacultyAdministrationCNS "Strategy at a Glance" (2018-2023)VisionThe CNS is internationally recognized for ground-breaking inter-disciplinary neuroscience research and teaching, through:Defining and being known for significant achievements in 3-4 research themes where we hold significant expertise and where we continually strive for excellenceBeing a hub in a pan-Canadian neuroscience network linking medical, industry and other partners in collaborative research and teachingProactively engaging faculty across Queen's and in other institutions in collaborative, multi-disciplinary initiativesDeveloping and delivering innovative graduate education programs.By 2023, we will:Recruit new faculty with primary appointments in neuroscienceEnsure financial sustainability with mechanisms in place. Benefactors have been secured and endowments are in placeHave a plan in place to establish a physical research centre, where trainees and faculty can meetHave outstanding public outreach and strong community relationsMeasurementMonitoring ActivityPurposeReportingReality check (Dec 2018)Refine strategic plan and associated objectivesInternalStrategy update (May 2019 and then annual)Review priorities, update objectives and action plansAnnual report to Members, FHSStrategy Renewal (5 years)Full refresh of e-scan, vision, mission, prioritiesMembers, FHS Mission 2019Lay the foundations for a sustainable program of innovative, inter-disciplinary neuroscience research and teaching, and so assure the future success of the Center through:Creating a well governed organization with 2-3 major research themesRaising the profile and accomplishments of the Center and neurosciences activities at Queen's, and enhance the dialogue and collaboration around neuroscience research among Queen's faculty membersEstablishing a plan for a sustainable financial model for the Center's operationsEffectively modifying our graduate programFive Priorities in 2018-20191. Research1.1 Identify the 3 research themes that are the future focal points of the Center's research activities (2018)1.2 Enhance research funding in the Center from tri-council, other sources (2019)1.3 Develop the recruitment plan around our core strengths (2019)1a. Set up committee to evaluate research themes, collate the data, int. Who: Steve1b. CNS research retreat to link basic and clinical researchers Who: Kelly 2. Education2.1 Implement professional development plan for graduate students and post-docs (2018)2.2 Define NSCI 800 b syllabus and who will teach (2018)2.3 Propose NSCI 800b and revised set of courses2.4 Review graduate course offering and propose a new set of courses2a. Define NSCI 800b syllabus, who will be teaching? When: Sept-Dec 2018 Who: Gunnar, Al2b. Review the grad course offerings and identify gaps When: Sept-Dec 2018 Who: Gunnar, Lucy2c. Prof Development guidelines proposal When: Sept-Dec 2018 Who: Gunnar, Al, Lucy3. Profile & Awareness3.1 Colour brochure for the Center (2018)3.2 Director presents CNS to as many faculties & depts. as possible3.3 At least one bbq evening (2018)3.4 Every faculty member at QU aware of CNS and what it does3.5 Increase social media presence with faculty and students3.6 NOP more visible to the general public and Queen's community3a. Present CNS at 6 faculties, schools or departments at QU. When: Dec 30 Who: Roumen.3b. Include links to social media activities in welcome packages When: Sept 2018 Who: Lucy3c. Send regular reminders to faculty/students for items that can be posted on social media When: immediate Who: AJ3d: BBQ night activity When: tbd Who: Kelly3e: Develop a QU comms plan to promote the CNS activities to the greater QU Who: Kelly4. Governance4.1 Org chart and role descriptions finalized (2018)4.2 Finalize/launch membership agreement (2018)4.3 Terms of Ref for committees established (2018)4.4 Determine a calendar of faculty and staff meetings (2018)4.5 Social committee functioning (at least 1 event)4.6 External Advisory Committee populated and has met at least once4.7 Internal Advisory Committee meeting regularly4.8 Program Leads appointed4a. Review & finalize org chart Who: Roumen4b. Create role descriptions for all positions Who: Kelly4c. Finalize membership agreement Who: Roumen4d: Update 5 year strategy at Fall retreat Who: Roumen4e. Determine a calendar of faculty and staff meeting Who: Kelly4f. Organize a social function Who: Kelly / Student members5. Financial Sustainability5.1 Identify alternative elements of a sustainable financial model (2018)5.2 Get on the Queen's priority list for Advancement5.3 Explore and launch at least one revenue-generating professional certificate5a. Meet with VP advancement Who: Roumen, Dean, VPR5b. Meet with relevant Deans, VP Research and Provost. Set up briefings with various units on campus to 'promote' encourage collaboration. Who: Roumen5c. Select a Lead within the next 30 days. Organize a couple meetings and perhaps explore collaborations with the School of Business. Organizational chart Download the CNS Organizational Chart in a high resolution PDF hereTerms of ReferenceExecutive Committee(PDF)Executive Education Committee(PDF)Finance Committee (PDF)Fundraising and Industry Relations Committee (PDF)Graduate Program Committee (PDF)MR Management Committee (PDF)Seminar Lecture Series Committee (PDF)Student Leadership Committee (PDF)Safety Committee (PDF)Code of etiquetteThe Centre’s Code of Etiquette as approved by the Executive Committee on January 20th, 2020. Many thanks to all who took the time to participate in the survey on CNS etiquette.BrandingThis is the official logo of the CNS, to be used for branding purposes: Vector Graphic VersionTo access Queen’s University’s logo please visit here https://www.queensu.ca/identity/logo.