Campus Notices

Members of the campus community are invited to join Ashok Somalraju for the presentation of a PhD Thesis Defense on "Potato Germplasm Development through EMS- Mutagenesis and Crop Bio-Fortification for Enhanced Plant Defense and Nutritional Quality." 

All are welcome to attend. 

The Healthy Campus Committee is providing a 45 minute class that offers meditation and gentle yoga stretches. The meditation segment of the class creates more calm, inner peace and balance that benefits both your emotional wellbeing and overall health.This is a class for all fitness levels. The class will be held on Thursdays at 12:30 pm - 1:15pm.   Yoga Instructor: Pam Harris. The classes will be held in 4 week blocks.   First Rotation: September 19 - October 10.  Second Rotation: October 17 - November 7. Third Rotation November 14 - December 5. Its free but pre-registration required and individuals will be put on wait lists. Please contact Angela Marchbank, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at amarchbank@upei.ca to reserve your spot.

Registration is now open for the Atlantic Universities' Teaching Showcase, to be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on October 19.  Early-bird registration ends on September 26, so register soon!  On the site --

http://projects.upei.ca/au-showcase-2019/  

-- you will also now find abstracts for all the sessions. We look forward to seeing you in October! If you have any questions, please write to Gerald at fdo@upei.ca

The next talk in the Franklin (Frank) Pigot Memorial Lecture Series at UPEI will explore how the spirit of the 1960s shaped the University. On Thursday, September 26, Dr. Alan MacEachern will present “A Child of the ’60s: Creating the University of Prince Edward Island” at 7:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge of SDU Main Building. 

The PEI government began pressing for a single Island university in the spring of 1968. By spring 1970, UPEI was not merely up and running, but was holding its first graduation. The whirlwind nature of UPEI’s founding—with long-term decisions made in the very short-term—meant the new university was a product of its time: a time of visionary planning and respect for tradition, of religious authority and rising secularism, of student alienation and student power.

As part of UPEI’s 50th anniversary, the Robertson Library is presenting a lecture series to celebrate the historical roots of higher education on Prince Edward Island and its future. The series is named after educator Frank Pigot, honoured as a UPEI Founder for his work building the Library’s PEI Collection and University Archives. 

Dr. Alan MacEachern is the author of Utopian U: The Founding of the University of Prince Edward Island, 1968–1970. He is a professor of history at Western University.

Welcome to Soup for the Soul Year 5. Each event needs hosts who will shop, chop, cook, serve, and clean up.  Previously departments have volunteered or other groups on and off campus. Dates this semester have been set for Wednesdays Sept 25, Oct 30 and Nov 20. Let me know if you are interested and we can help with questions and costs.

Thank you

Sister Sue

The UPEI Department of Music Recital Series begins its 2019-2020 season on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 pm at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall featuring its new piano professor, Magdalena von Eccher, in collaboration with clarinettist Karem J. Simon. 

The program will feature a diverse collection of chamber works for piano and clarinet. It will begin with “Five Bagatelles” by English composer Gerald Finzi. These were completed over a five-year period during World War II and are among his most famous works. Finzi aptly brings out the expressive and technical qualities of the clarinet. Following will be a performance of Brahms’ Sonata for Piano and Violin Op. 100, No. 2 (transcribed for clarinet). This is a lyrical and virtuosic work in which Brahms’ considerable craftsmanship as a composer is on full display. Francis Poulenc’s Sonata dates from 1962 and was commissioned by jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman, who, with Leonard Bernstein, gave its premier in 1963. The program’s finale will be James David’s Historias y Danzas, a composition commissioned by Dr. Simon. It is an engaging collection of short works inspired by Latino culture.

Tickets for this performance $25 Adults & $15 Students may be acquired at the admissions desk prior to the performance.

Daily Mass at the Chaplaincy Centre has begun for the fall semester. We will gather for prayer on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:05 pm. All are welcome.

On Wednesday September 18, 2019, IT Systems and Services will be performing maintenance on the upei.ca web servers between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm. 

There may be intermittent delays while browsing the upei.ca website during this time frame.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITSS Help Desk at 902-566-0465.

9:00am to 10:00 am, Bystander Training 

Join Student Affairs in Andrew Hall, 142, in learning how “Bringing in the Bystander” empowers bystanders to prevent sexual violence safely and effectively. We all have a role to play in ending sexual violence!

10:00 am to  11:30 am, Splatter Painting 

What comes to mind when you think of consent? What colour do you envision? Come by the Quad and have fun with some paint!

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm,  First, Let me Get a Pizza that Consent! 

Everyone loves pizza, right? Well, stop by the Concourse in the Student Centre to get some free pizza and learn how we can look at consent like pizza.

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Free Weaving Session 

Self-care time! Meet a new friend in the Zen Zone (Day Lounge of the Student Centre) and learn how to weave a beautiful creation to take home for your own! Workshop and supplies provided by the talented Haley Thompson! 

2:00 to 3:00 pm, Realizations Play and Talk Back

Sit back, relax, and watch some scenes from the Realizations play written and directed by two former UPEI students: Kandace Hagen and Rory Starkman, followed by an interesting “Talk back” about the play moderated by our own SV-PRO! This play touches on the topics of consent, heteronormativity, sexual orientation, rape culture and many other relevant topics to University life!

With each event you could enter a ballot to win a Fitbit Watch! Don't miss out! 

Please note that the HR/payroll deadlines have changed effective immediately. Payroll calendars have been updated and posted to the HR Portal on MyUPEI. The payroll deadline will be three weeks in advance of the pay date. Any paperwork for hiring, contract extension, or payroll related changes received after this deadline will be processed on the next pay period. 

Please remember that all required signatures must be on the form and/or PTF before it will be accepted in HR for processing. For your reference, please refer to the Approval Process Guidelines posted on the HR Portal on MyUPEI.

We appreciate your attention to this change and adherence to the new payroll deadlines. Please forward this email to any individuals within your department/unit as appropriate. 

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact payroll@upei.ca.

The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island will hold its 31st annual Open House on Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Members of the public are invited to attend this free and fun family event where they can see all kinds of demonstrations and exhibits.  View a painted horse and cow;  see different dog breeds during the Parade of Dog Breeds; visit some farm animals;  learn how to dress for surgery, and much more. Children can bring their most loved stuffed toys for a check-up and treatment at the Teddy Bear Clinic. And they can have their faces painted and choose their favourite balloon animal. 

Organized and run by AVC students, AVC Open House is one of the largest, most successful open houses in Atlantic Canada. The event is one of many activities taking place during Homecoming Weekend (upei.ca/alumni/homecoming), celebrating UPEI’s 50th Anniversary, September 25-28.

For more information:  (902) 566-0589.

Welcome to Soup for the Soul Year 5. Each event needs hosts who will shop, chop, cook, serve, and clean up.  Previously departments have volunteered or other groups on and off campus. Dates this semester have been set for Wednesdays Sept 25, Oct 30 and Nov 20. Let me know if you are interested and we can help with questions and costs.

Thank you

Sister Sue

Daily Mass at the Chaplaincy Centre has begun for the fall semester. We will gather for prayer on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:05 pm. All are welcome.

The UPEI Department of Music Recital Series begins its 2019-2020 season on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall featuring its new piano professor, Magdalena von Eccher, in collaboration with clarinetist Karem J. Simon. The program will feature a diverse collection of chamber works for piano and clarinet. 

Tickets for this performance $25 Adults & $15 Students may be acquired at the admissions desk prior to the performance.

Further information is available at https://buzzpei.com/event/upei-dept-of-music-recital-series/

Members of the campus community are invited to join Dr. Linyuan Guo-Brennan and Dr. Charlene VanLeeuwen for a research presentation community-based learning and international students.  The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes followed by a 10 minute question period.  

Increased global mobility has allowed more and more students to pursue graduate education overseas, and many are engaged in community-based learning (CBL) through formal or informal educational opportunities.

Based on a mixed-methods case study conducted in the context of UPEI's M.Ed with Global Perspectives Program, the presentation shares the impact of CBL on international students’ academic, sociocultural, personal, and professional development and discusses the benefits and challenges unique to international students in community-based learning.

All are welcome!

The UPEI Department of Music Recital Series begins its 2019-2020 season on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 pm at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall featuring its new piano professor, Magdalena von Eccher, in collaboration with clarinettist Karem J. Simon. 

The program will feature a diverse collection of chamber works for piano and clarinet. It will begin with “Five Bagatelles” by English composer Gerald Finzi. These were completed over a five-year period during World War II and are among his most famous works. Finzi aptly brings out the expressive and technical qualities of the clarinet. Following will be a performance of Brahms’ Sonata for Piano and Violin Op. 100, No. 2 (transcribed for clarinet). This is a lyrical and virtuosic work in which Brahms’ considerable craftsmanship as a composer is on full display. Francis Poulenc’s Sonata dates from 1962 and was commissioned by jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman, who, with Leonard Bernstein, gave its premier in 1963. The program’s finale will be James David’s Historias y Danzas, a composition commissioned by Dr. Simon. It is an engaging collection of short works inspired by Latino culture.

Tickets for this performance $25 Adults & $15 Students may be acquired at the admissions desk prior to the performance.

The 2019 Volunteer fair will be held today, Wednesday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the W. A. Murphy Student Centre, McMillan Hall. 

The annual UPEI Volunteer Fair welcomes local organizations who are seeking volunteers to campus, so they can engage with students and recruit new volunteers. This year's fair has sold out with over 30 organizations seeking student volunteers. Please help us encourage students to attend and start volunteering. It's a great way to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills and connect with the community.

If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at careerservices@upei.ca or 566-0336.

 

Daily Mass at the Chaplaincy Centre has begun for the fall semester. We will gather for prayer on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:05 pm. All are welcome.

In celebration of UPEI’s 50th anniversary, join us for a series of inspiring talks by alumni from all eight faculties. Speakers will tell their stories of success and how UPEI changed their lives.

On September 11, from 5–7 pm in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall, the Faculty of Business presents Kevin Ladner, BBA 1985, who is Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton.

For more information about Mr. Ladner and his extensive accomplishments, read the news story.

The Indigenizing and Decolonizing reading group is starting up again! Co-organized by the FDO and the IEAC faculty development committee, this reading group is open to anyone on campus, for any or all of the sessions. Our first gathering this academic year will be on Wednesday, Oct 2, at 12:30 pm, in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge. We'll be taking a cue from Pam Palmater's reconciliation book club and reading her first suggestion there: Whose Land is it Anyway? -- available online at https://fpse.ca/sites/default/files/news_files/Decolonization%20Handbook.pdf. Read the book, grab a colleague, and come join others in the ongoing discussion about indigenizing and decolonizing the university.