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November 16, 2017

Although these events are going on during Health and Fitness Week (HFW) 2017, they also happen throughout the school year—check them out!

Click here for more information and a full schedule of events!

The School of Graduate Studies will facilitate a workshop on Intellectual Property. The workshop will be presented by Justin Moores, Chief Executive Officer of Synapse and will be held on Wednesday, November 22, from 1-2 pm in the Health Science Building, Room 106.

Please pre-register by contacting Angela Deighan at by November 20.

Departments of Biomedical Sciences & Pathology and Microbiology Seminar will take place on November 22 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Leacture Theare A, AVC.

Logan Bigelow, Biomedical Sciences, will give a presentation entitled, "Assessment of Cognitive Function and Associated Bio-Markers in a Novel Progressive Model of Parkinson's Disease". 

Contact Suzette Acorn at or more information.

All are welcome!

November 15, 2017

UPEI Health and Fitness Week is next week, here are some exciting events to take in:

Click here for more information and the full schedule of events!

A representative from the Embassy of France will be on campus to present information about opportunities to work and study in France.

Refreshments will be served! For more information click here.

All faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to attend the Journal Club, hosted by Dr. Bonnie Stewart. The article to be discussed at the upcoming meeting is Dr. Stewart's "Collapsed publics: Orality, literacy, and vulnerability in academic Twitter".

For more information, click here.

Mark your calendar! Graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the upcoming GSA Wine and Cheese Social. Join us for refreshments, a silent auction and presentation of faculty and staff awards.

For more information on the annual event, click here.

UPEI continues to offer a variety of printing services on a user-pay basis. When UPEI migrated its networks from Novell to Microsoft Active Directory this past spring, there was an issue with the PaperCut system that collects payments from the printers. In order to maintain printing capabilities and avoid any service disruption, UPEI waived printing fees on a temporary basis.

The issue with PaperCut has now been resolved and UPEI will resume collecting fees on Monday, November 20, 2017.

Students requiring printing services at the UPEI may click here for more information, to ensure they have funds available, or to add money to their PaperCut account.

In June 2017, Dalhousie University hosted the Simulations & Student Learning Symposium. This event brought three internationally renowned experts to Halifax for an intensive workshop on expanding and enriching simulation-based learning.

Now an interdisciplinary team of researchers and instructors is travelling across Atlantic Canada...

For more information about this event, click here.

As an instructor, you’ve set up a syllabus that clearly explains your expectations of where students will end up. Then you set them on the journey to that destination. However, some will get off track along the way. In this workshop, offered by the E-Learning Office...

For more information on this workshop, click here.

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre and the AVC Animal Welfare Club are starting a journal club. The group will meet once a month starting January 19, 2018 to discuss articles in the areas of:

  • animal welfare science
  • animal ethics
  • animal behaviour
  • anesthesia and analgesia

Please email or to be on the e-mail list for future information.

Here is the plan:

  • Meet at lunch hour (12:30- 1:20) the third Friday of the month, starting January 19(Room TBD).
  • Anyone can sign up for the e-mail list. You will then receive an e-mail notice of the upcoming article for discussion about a week before the journal club meets, in which we will tell you who will be presenting the article, the citation of the article, a link to download it, and the abstract (so people can decide if they would like to attend and/or download the full article via UPEI paid access). This is better than attaching the pdf to the e-mail, for copyright reasons.)
  • One article will be presented per session (rotating presenters). The person who has chosen the article will submit it to Alice Crook a week ahead of time so attendees will have the opportunity to read the article before the meeting, but presenters should be aware that not everyone will have had time to read it and should address this in their presentation of the article i.e. begin with a background to the study before the critique.
  • The first 20 minutes or so will be the person who has chosen it taking us through the background to it (and why they chose it – why they think we should know about it) and the study itself (with critique). The next 15/20 minutes will be a group discussion around the subject invoked by the article. e.g. what can we learn from it? What can we do better? Critical appraisal is encouraged.

All are welcome to sign up and join these interesting discussions!

Since 1888, the Estate of Owen Connolly has funded approximately $3 million to help thousands of Prince Edward island students of Irish Catholic heritage gain a higher education, many of them at SDU or UPEI.

Leonard Cusack (SDU ’69) has written the rags-to-riches story of the remarkable man behind the money, Owen Connolly, and we invite you to celebrate this new book at a book launch.

What: Owen Connolly Book Launch

When: Saturday, November 18, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Where: UPEI Development and Alumni offices, 618 University Avenue, Charlottetown

Soft cover and souvenir copies will be available for sale and signing. Owen Connolly: The Making of a Legacy is published by Island Studies Press and the Estate of Owen Connolly.

November 14, 2017

Make sure you’re registered for this exciting event, taking place during Midnight Madness!

Click here to learn more about Yoga and Sound: Elements. Registration deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017.

For the full schedule of events and for more information click here.

The UPEI Faculty of Business will host an information session for those interested in its Executive MBA program. The event will be Wednesday, November 22 at 5:00 pm in the Gallery of The Guild in Charlottetown.

Click here for further details.

Learning is an action that only the student can own and control. As an instructor, what can be done to help a student maximize his/her learning capabilities? In this workshop, instructors will learn about three key skills that contribute to more efficient and effective learning. Those skills are how to take notes, how to read for learning, and how to study effectively.

Offered by the E-Learning Office, this workshop is available on two separate dates. Wednesday, November 22 or Tuesday, November 28 from 1:00-2:00 pm in Rm 265, Robertson Library. Register!


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