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April 18, 2019

Next meeting of the Animal Welfare Journal Club: Friday, April 26, 12:30-1:15, AVC 343N, to discuss: 
Chatigny F. 2018. The controversy on fish pain: A veterinarian’s perspective. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.

The Animal Welfare Journal Club meets approximately once a month to discuss scientific articles related to animal welfare; for eg in areas of animal welfare science, animal ethics, animal behaviour, anesthesia and analgesia; ethical veterinary practice. Everyone is welcome to attend and to propose articles for future discussion. 

The club is cohosted by AVC’s Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre and Animal Welfare Club. Email or to be on the e-mail list for future information.

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.

PEI historian and folklorist John Cousins will present the second lecture in the series, entitled “The one-roomed schoolhouse on Prince Edward Island.” This illustrated talk will be Tuesday, April 30 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Eptek Centre in Summerside.

Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

Please submit requests for updates for student computer labs for the fall semester by June 1st. In order to accommodate changes to software installed on computers in the student computer labs and/or classrooms, we must receive requests including any installation media (CD’s, DVD’s, etc.) and any related licensing information such as serial numbers before this date.
We have further information on the announcement section of our website.
Email requests to

The Faculty of Business will present a public presentation by Accounting Faculty Candidate, Clemence Stanley, CPA/CMA, on Tuesday, April 23, in Don & Marion McDougall Hall, Room 328, at 10 am. The presentation topic: From Sustainability to Literacy. All are welcome to attend.

The University of Prince Edward Island is proud to host the Canada 2018 Gairdner International Award winner for the 2019 Gairdner Lectures. Dr. Davor Solter will deliver a public lecture on Monday, May 6 at 9:30 am in the Faculty Lounge of UPEI’s SDU Main Building. A second lecture for high school students will take place immediately after at 10:45 am.

Dr. Davor Solter is an emeritus member and director of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. He is a visiting international professor of the Siriraj Center for Excellence in Stem Cell Research, Mahidol University, and a visiting professor at the University of Zagreb Medical School.

Together, the work of Dr. Solter and Dr. Azim Surani has contributed to the understanding of the developmental consequences and molecular mechanisms of genomic imprinting, starting the field of epigenetics, the study of heritable changes in gene function without changes in the DNA sequence.

In 1984, they released parallel studies that demonstrated the concept of genomic imprinting. All cells in the animal contain two copies of every autosomal gene, one from the mother and one from the father, and in most cases both copies are expressed. However, “imprinted” genes are expressed only from either the maternally or the paternally inherited copy. Genomic imprinting has widespread roles in mammals, affecting embryonic and placental development and transmission of nutrients to the fetus, and regulating critical aspects of mammalian physiology, such as metabolism, neuronal development and adult behaviour. Extensive research based on this discovery led to the identification of numerous imprinted genes whose alleles are differentially expressed depending on the parent of origin.

Faulty imprints can lead to developmental, physiological and behavioural anomalies in mice, and result in diseases in humans. There is growing evidence for the importance of imprinting in disease susceptibility from developmental syndromes like Beckwith-Wiedemann, Angelman and Prader-Willi, to a variety of cancers and neurological disorders and obesity. It also has effects on diverse aspects of mammalian development and physiology, such as stem cells, core body temperature, nutrition and behaviour.

All are welcome to the public lecture. High school classes who would like to attend the student lecture may contact Jane Vessey at

April 17, 2019

The Centre of Veterinary Epidemiological Research (CVER) invites the campus community to a seminar by Michael McIsaac (School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, UPEI) entittled: "Ambient Light at Night and Breast Cancer Risk: A Case-Control Study in Canada"

This seminar is today (April 18) from 3:00 – 3:45 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre B, followed by CVER Coffee Social in AVC 343N.

Come celebrate your fellow colleagues' Academic Achievements at the Faculty Recognition Night on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 @ The Culinary Institute of Canada (2 Sydney Street, Charlottetown) 6:30 pm reception, 7:00 pm dinner.

Faculty Association Award Recipients for 2018-2019 are as follows:
Hessian Recipients:
Charlene VanLeeuwen (Sessional) Science/Applied Human Sciences 
David Hickey (Full-time) Arts/English 
Jennifer Taylor  (Full-time) Science/Applied Human Sciences

Scholarly Achievement Recipients:
Bishnu Acharya - Engineering
Collins Kamunde - AVC/Biomedical Sciences

Outstanding Service Recipients:
Ann Braithwaite - Arts/Diversity & Social Justice 
Shannon Murray - Arts/English

We will also be celebrating the following Faculty Association Retirees:
Mian Ali - Arts/Economics
Tim Goddard- Education
Debra Good - Business
Stephen Howard - Science/SMCS
Gregory Irvine - Arts/Music
James Kemp - Science/Biology
P.Jeffrey Lewis - AVC/Path&Micro 
Geoffrey Lindsay - Arts/English 
David Seeler - AVC/Companion Animals

Ticket Prices: Member $30.00 (members' guests $30.00 each) Non-member $55.00

 * Registration through the FA Office, *  TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for purchase & pickup from Heather or Kate in the FA OFFICE.  Stop in during the hours of 10:00 am - 12:00 noon OR 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  Duffy Science Centre (DSC) Room 415

*Cash or Cheque (made out to the Faculty Association)*


The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering’s annual Design Expo and Awards Ceremony is Thursday, April 18. Student projects will be set up for public viewing at various stations around the first floor of the FSDE building. Each project is the result of collaboration between FSDE students and an industry or community partner. Students were tasked with designing and creating solutions to their partner’s unique challenges. Projects range in scope from advanced optical imaging for use in national defence technology, to technology to capture and re-use energy used to cook lobster in a commercial cannery.
Projects are available for viewing from 1-4 pm on Thursday, April 18. All are welcome!

Another event in the joint Faculty Development Office and Indigenous Education Advisory Circle faculty development group series! Join a group of colleagues from across campus in reading and discussing Bob Joseph's 2018 book, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality. We'll split the book into two parts: April 25, 12:00-1:00 we'll discuss pp 3-63, and May 2, 12:00-1:00, we'll finish with pp 64-105 and Appendix 3, pp 130-161 (the TRC's Call to Action). You're welcome to join in even if you can make only one of the sessions. The book is easily available: the UPEI Bookstore has copies, and it's widely available online too (and perhaps also at other local bookstores). Grab your copy soon and let's read a book together!

T Systems and Services would like to inform the campus community of a new initiative to address potentially leaked credentials for UPEI email and network accounts.
ITSS now subscribes to a service which will notify us of known credential leaks and if any email addresses were included. These leaked credentials are a result of data breaches from third party sites & services, not affiliated with UPEI, but where an individual has used their UPEI email address to create an account with this site or service.
In response to these notices, ITSS will contact you if your email address was used to create an account for a third party site or service which is known to have had a credential leak. 
How do I tell the difference between this email and other, illegitimate, notices that could be a phishing attempt?

These emails will only come from the email address
These emails will never ask you to provide any information back to ITSS or any other party. 
These emails will never include any links to click, or attachments to open or download.
These emails will include a paragraph informing you that your email address was found on a list of leaked credentials.
The only action asked of you will be to reset your UPEI network account password via the MyUPEI page (instructions only, there will not be a link to this page).
These emails will not ask you to respond with any information to keep your account active. The only action is to reset your password via the MyUPEI page.
UPEI ITSS will NEVER send unsolicited requests for passwords or other personal information via email. Messages requesting such information are fraudulent and should be deleted.

The University community is reminded that UPEI’s fiscal year ends on April 30, 2019. Financial Services has issued a detailed memo via UPEI's faculty-staff email ListServ, requesting that UPEI account holders assist in the year-end review of their accounts. If you did not receive the email or have questions about myUPEI or accessing your UPEI account information, please submit a ticket by clicking the big question-mark icon in the top right-hand corner of the myUPEI portal.


The Faculty of Business will present a public presentation by Accounting Faculty Candidate, Clemence Stanley, CPA/CMA, on Tuesday, April 23, in Don & Marion McDougall Hall, Room 328, at 10 am. The presentation topic: From Sustainability to Literacy. All are welcome to attend.

April 16, 2019

Place your order before April 21 and you could win your frame!

Degree framing services are offered by the UPEI Alumni Association. Visit the secure site to view the five models of frames that are available and to order (choose "pick up in store" option). Each frame includes a mat with the UPEI coat of arms embossed in gold. 

Frames may be picked up at the reception in McMillan Hall immediately following convocation ceremonies.

Contact Sarah Hastelow in the UPEI Alumni Office at (902) 566-0615 or with any questions.

Everyone is invited to attend a kid-friendly and fun presentation about BATS on April 27 at 2:00 pm in the Health Science Building 105. Tessa McBurney (Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative) will share some cool bats facts and trivia. There will be a fun bat craft and snacks provided. *This event is open to anyone and everyone!*

The Faculty Development Office and E-Learning Office are partnering to host the 2nd UPEI Teaching Community Conference on May 7th, 2019. This is a conference for UPEI faculty and staff to present on their teaching and how they support teaching here at UPEI. 
The call for teaching and teaching support proposals is open for 30 minute presentations. If you are interested in presenting, please see our presentation proposal form: Final deadline for proposals is April 18th, 2019. 


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