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July 16, 2018

UPEI recently announced that it will switch to TELUS Mobility for its cellphone service, effective July 25, 2018. Faculty and staff who have UPEI-issued cellphones will need to swap their current Bell SIM card for a new TELUS SIM card. To assist UPEI cellphone users with converting their phones, ITSS and Telus will hold clinics on Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the AVC Learning Commons, 285 North. An additional clinic for AVC and Veterinary Teaching Hospital faculty and staff will take place on Thursday, July 19, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the same location.

If you are unable attend one of these clinic dates, please make arrangements with Peggy Court to arrange an alternate time to convert your phone. Peggy can be reached at mcourt@upei.ca.

ITSS will be conducting network maintenance during our regular maintenance window on July 18, starting at 8pm Atlantic Time until 12 midnight. There may be some intermittent network disruptions during this time. If you have any questions or concerns please contact ITSS at 902-566-0465 or helpdesk@upei.ca

The UPEI Faculty of Education cordially invites you to attend the PhD proposal presentation of Suha Alhothali, entitled, "Female faculty members at King Abdulaziz University: The effect of gender preformativity on opportunities for leadership." All are welcome to attend the presentation and public discussion that will take place Thursday, July 19 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in room 306 of the Sustainable Design Engineering building.

The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering invites the UPEI community to attend a special summer research seminar on "Soil Health, Carbon Farming, and Fixing our Nitrogen Problem," on Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30 pm in room 202 of Sustainable Design Engineering building. Dr. David Burton, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Dalhousie University, will be presenting as part of his research collaborations with Dr. Aitazaz Farooque of the FSDE. All are welcome!

Abstract: Agriculture is being challenged on multiple fronts to improve its environmental footprint - reducing its impact on surrounding ecosystems and providing environmental goods and services in addition to traditional role of food production. Potato production in PEI provides an excellent case study to examine how this transition can be achieved. Fortunately agricultural production systems provide the opportunity not only to “do good” for the neighbours, but also improve our capacity to produce a safe nutritious food product. This requires a rethink of how we do agriculture with greater emphasis on long-term goals of sustainable production. Three research initiatives will be discussed to build “Soil Health”, store carbon in agricultural soils, and improve nitrogen use efficiency in potato production systems in PEI.

July 13, 2018

Reflection is the mediator between knowledge and experience and is a vital skill for instructional professionals in order to continuously improve their teaching. In this workshop, participants will be provided with exercises to practice reflection daily over a 30 day period. This is a collaborative learning experience as workshop participants will share between them and comment on their daily reflections. This workshop consists of two face-to-face sessions (July 31 and August 31, 12:00-1:00 pm, Rm 292 Robertson Library) with the remainder of events, occurring between those sessions, online. Register early as space is limited for this workshop. REGISTER

The Faculty of Education, UPEI cordially invites you to attend the PhD Proposal Presentation of Suha Alhothali:
 
"Female faculty members at King Abdulaziz University: The effect of gender preformativity on opportunities for leadership"
 
All are welcome to attend the presentation and public discussion.
 
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: UPEI Campus 
FSDE 306
9:00 am - 11:30 am

ITSS will be conducting network maintenance during our regular maintenance window on July 18th, starting at 8pm Atlantic Time until 12 midnight.

There may be some intermittent network disruptions during this time.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact ITSS at 902-566-0465 or helpdesk@upei.ca.

Join us at our Library Talks to chat about PEI author Michael Hennessey’s book The Betrayer, a fictionalized account of the crimes leading up to the last hanging to take place on Prince Edward Island, in 1941. Two condemned men are led to the gallows - but was the crime committed by "the third man"?

Meetings will be held on Thursdays @ 3pm in the Early Women Plaza, between Kelley Building and the Chaplaincy Centre. Rain location is in Robertson Library. The introductory meeting will be held on Thursday, July 19th, and meetings will continue weekly until August 23rd.

A limited number of copies of the book are available from the Service Desk in the Library – first come, first served. Check out a copy and join the group. Everyone is welcome!

And, in August, we’ll go on a walking tour of Charlottetown to discover where the gruesome murder took place!

The FSDE invites the UPEI community to attend a special summer research seminar on Soil Health, Carbon Farming and Fixing our Nitrogen Problem.

Dr. David Burton, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Dalhousie University, will be presenting, as part of his research collaborations with Dr. Aitazaz Farooque of the FSDE.

Abstract: 
Agriculture is being challenged on multiple fronts to improve it’s environmental footprint - reducing it’s impact on surrounding ecosystems and providing environmental goods and services in addition to traditional role of food production. Potato production in PEI provides an excellent case study to examine how this transition can be achieved. 

Fortunately agricultural production systems provide the opportunity not only to “do good” for the neighbours, but also improve our capacity to produce a safe nutritious food product. This requires a rethink of how we do agriculture with greater emphasis on long-term goals of sustainable production. I will discuss three research initiatives that I am involved in to build “Soil Health”, store carbon in agricultural soils and improve nitrogen use efficiency in potato production systems in PEI.

The deadline for Animal Care Protocol Submissions (new, renewal, or amendment) is Friday, August 3 for the August meeting. 

Ensure you download the current forms from http://www.upei.ca/research/research-services/research-certifications/animal-care, use the most current Adobe Reader to complete forms (only current forms will be accepted).

Both the signed hard copy and electronic protocol submission must be submitted by the deadline date.
• Submit one copy of original protocol with signature to AVC - North Annex, Biomedical Sciences Dept., Rm 2302
• Submit an electronic copy to animalcare@upei.ca 

Those protocols received after the deadline will be reviewed the following month. The Committee requires at least one month for processing applications.

For more information, please contact Sherri Pineau, ACC Administrative Assistant at 902-566-0973.

Until further notice, ITSS will prioritize fulfilling orders for computers for new employees (who do not have an existing system available to use) and those whose computers are completely non-functional. All other new requests for system upgrades under this program will be held for the time being.

With regards to existing, outstanding requests for computers which have been slated to be replaced under the new Computer Deployment and Replacement process for 2017/2018, IT Systems and Services (ITSS) is receiving quite a number of inquiries regarding the status of individual requests. ITSS thanks you for your patience as we continue working through these requests as quickly as we can (trying to catch up to the demand), with priority being given to new employees (who do not have an existing system available to use) and those whose computers are completely non-functional. As systems are ready ITSS will be contacting you to schedule a time to receive your equipment.

ITSS apologizes for this inconvenience and appreciates your continued support and patience.

UPEI recently announced that it will switch to TELUS Mobility for its cellphone service, effective July 25, 2018. Faculty and staff who have UPEI-issued cellphones will need to swap their current Bell SIM card for a new TELUS SIM card. To assist UPEI cellphone users with converting their phones, ITSS and Telus will hold clinics on Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the AVC Learning Commons, 285 North. An additional clinic for AVC and Veterinary Teaching Hospital faculty and staff will take place on Thursday, July 19, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the same location. 

If you are unable attend one of these clinic dates, please make arrangements with Peggy Court to arrange an alternate time to convert your phone. Peggy can be reached at mcourt@upei.ca.

 

July 12, 2018

UPEI will be offering it's next ASIST Workshop on Monday/Tuesday July 23 & 24. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. 

This workshop has a limited capacity, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email kjlawlor@upei.ca to request to join the workshop.

 

The UPEI Faculty Association Office will be closed from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 27, inclusive. The office will re-open on Monday, July 30.
If you require immediate assistance, please contact FA President Nola Etkin at netkin@upei.ca or FA Vice-President Michael Arfken at marfken@upei.ca.

The next deadline for submitting Biosafety applications including new applications, renewals and/or amendments is Friday July 27, 2018. These applications will be reviewed at the August 2018 meeting. 
Please ensure that you use the new electronic forms available at http://www.upei.ca/research/forms. 

Submit the following: 
• one hard copy of the application form with signatures and associated documents to Joy Knight at the Office of Academic and Research, 200 Kelley Memorial Building and 
• one e-copy of all documents to reb@upei.ca

Please note that applications received after this deadline will be reviewed at the September 2018 meeting. For more information, please contact Joy Knight at 620-5104 or reb@upei.ca

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