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November 13, 2018

As of December 1, 2018 all employers in Canada must be compliant with the New WHMIS 2015 regulations. Here at UPEI this means that:
- All hazardous products have to be classified to comply with WHMIS 2015 regulations.
- All hazardous products must be labeled according to WHMIS 2015.
- All hazardous products require new Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to comply with WHMIS 2015.
- All UPEI staff, faculty, graduate students, and student employees are required to complete WHMIS 2015 training.
- An inventory of all biological, chemical or physical agents used, produced, or otherwise present at UPEI that may be hazardous to workers must be created and maintained. 

More details, including examples, templates and instructions can be found on the UPEI Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Department’s website under the heading “WHMIS 2015 Transition”. HSE staff are also available to assist you with any questions you may have around WHMIS 2015 and this transition.

Over the summer months UPEI was fortunate enough, with support from the Canada Summer Jobs Program, to hire two full-time students to assist us with labelling and inventorying hazardous products on campus. Unfortunately, they were not able to assist everyone on campus with labeling and inventory and we do not have additional support to provide in completing these tasks. 

If the space you are responsible for has not been inventoried and still needs to have hazardous product labels updated to WHMIS 2015 please review the information at: and use the inventory template found here: as the December 1, 2018 deadline is fast approaching. HSE has obtained a limited supply of peel-and-stick tick-mark labels for workplace labeling of hazardous materials to assist in the labelling process and get you started. If you are interested in using these labels both Central Services at AVC and and the HSE office in KMB have a supply. 

We appreciate your assistance in making this transition to WHMIS 2015 and bringing your space into compliance with the new WHMIS 2015 regulations. Together we are making UPEI a healthy and safe place to work, study and visit. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Robinson at or 902-566-0516.

Robertson Library, WUSC, and the Rotaract Club of UPEI will be presenting the award-winning film What Tomorrow Brings on Thursday, November 15 at 6 pm in Room 312, Robertson Library. 

Directed by Beth Murphy, the documentary showcases the challenges of young Afghan girls in a village recently freed from Taliban control.

The purpose of the film will be to raise money for the Shine A Light Program, an initiative that provides women and girls within refugee camps the opportunity to better their education prospects.

Admission is free, but there will be donations accepted at the door. Any amount can make a difference in someone's life.

All are welcome to attend! Doors open at 5:30 pm.


One of Moodle’s great recent features is access to the open-source content collaboration framework called H5P. H5P allows a user to create vivid online learning experiences that may help enhance learner engagement and interest within the online learning environment. Previous H5P workshops offered by the E-Learning Office have looked at interactive video and drag and drop interactions. In this new workshop we will introduce and show you how to create a few more popular H5P interaction types that feature the use of images. The workshop takes place November 26th from 10:30 to 11:30 am in Room 265 of the Robertson Library. REGISTER

Did you know that it is illegal to travel with dogs, and other companion animals, unsecured in the back of a pickup truck? Are you aware that cosmetic surgery on animals, such as tail docking in dogs, cattle, and horses, or ear cropping in dogs, is prohibited? These regulations—and more—are part of the new PEI Animal Welfare Act, passed into law in 2017.

How does the Act impact Islanders and their animals? Dr. Alice Crook, Coordinator of the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre at AVC, will provide a “big picture” of the Act, focusing on the evolution of a distressed-based model to a standard–of-care model. Dwight Thompson, PEI Department of Agriculture and Forestry, will speak about the rights and responsibilities of owners, and Mike Gilbertson, PEI Humane Society, will focus on how the Society handles animal welfare complaints.

Everyone is welcome. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

For information, contact (902) 566-0589 or This event is Tuesday, November 20 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre A.

Support local dairy and the Dairy Farmers of Canada by purchasing any local dairy product at the AVC Cafe or Samuel's Cafe. Every local dairy product you purchase such as ADL Milk, our 550 Pizza, and our Daily Mac and Cheese and Grilled Cheese lunch specials (November only), you receive $0.10 off a special meal at the end of the month in Support of the Dairy Farmers of Canada! Menus are available online at or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @chartwellsupei

For more information, please contact Via Reyes at

Please join Martha St. Pierre, Provincial Diabetes Coordinator and Diabetes Educator with Health PEI, at the UPEI Health & Wellness Centre on World Diabetes Day, November 14th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Take the CANRISK Tool to determine your risk for developing diabetes. We can do a random blood glucose and provide you with your results at the point of care. The UPEI Health & Wellness Centre is located at the W.A. Murphy Building North, 2nd floor (above the bookstore).

The UPEI Wind Symphony will perform a Recital at the Homburg Theatre this Thursday, Nov 15 at 7:30 PM. Tickets, without the surcharges imposed by the Confederation Centre of the Arts Box Office, may be acquired at the Music Department Office [Steel #203]. Information about this event is available at


All are welcome to attend this week's FSDE Graduate research seminar on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:00pm in FSDE 212.

This week's presenters are:
Rodolfo Nino-Esparza – MSc Student with his title, "Development, validation and application of a fully automated portable and smartphone-operated saliva-based cortisol biosensor"


Kendrew Larkin - MSc Student with his title, "Residual Stress Characterization for Rapid Part Production Using DMLS Additive Manufacturing."


The Animal Care Committee does not meet in December. The deadline for Animal Care Protocol Submissions -- new, renewal, or amendment -- is Friday, January 4, 2019 for the January meeting.

Ensure you always…
• Download the current forms from
• Use the most current Adobe Reader to complete forms and only current forms will be accepted.

To view any UPEI ACC SOPs and Polices, they can be accessed through myUPEI at 

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 

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.

Robertson Library would like to hear from UPEI students!
What do you need? What do you want?

Join us for FREE pizza on Monday, November 19th in the Library LINC, Room 265, from noon – 1:00 pm.

There will be a brief survey and a Q&A group discussion. All UPEI students are welcome!

Pizza while supplies last.

Hosted by WUSC and the Rotaract Club of UPEI, What Tomorrow Brings is an award-winning documentary directed by Beth Murphy. The film tells the story of a group of Afghan girls as they fight to gain an education in a village recently freed from Taliban control.
Education is a powerful tool, but it is something that is unfortunately denied to many. All proceeds from this film will be given to the Shine A Light Project, an initiative that seeks to raise money for the education of girls and young women in refugee camps.
Admission is free, but there will be donations accepted at the door. Any amount can make a difference in someone's life.
This event is Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 in Robertson Library room 312.


There will be a UPEI Basic Biosafety training session:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Room 313, KMB
Topics to be covered include basic biosafety principles and how they are applied at the University of Prince Edward Island, as well as biosecurity training. This session is open to graduate students.
To attend the Basic Biosafety course, you must pre-register by contacting Rhoda Speare, before November 22, 2018 by email ( or by phone (902-620-5071). 
Please provide your name, department, your supervisor’s name (if applicable), email address and phone number in your email or voice message. 
If you have any questions about this training session, please contact Rhoda (

The Island Lecture Series November lecture is Tuesday, November 20, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, and will feature Dr. Joseph Glass speaking about “The Life and Times of Dr. Leo Frank: A Jewish Fox Rancher.”

Admission to the lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
The next lecture is scheduled for December 11. Mark your calendars! 

For more information, please contact Laurie at or (902) 894-2881.

Standard First Aid Training will be held on Monday and Tuesday (November 19 & 20, 2018) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 142 Andrew Hall. The training cost is covered by UPEI for all faculty and staff. Note: Lunch is not provided.
If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please email by November 13, 2018. Space is limited so, register early.


Campus Life Program is partnering with Charlottetown's Start Up Zone to bring an interactive session for our students on mental wellness and youth development. Join us for a panel presentation and Q&A with representation from both on and off campus on a variety of topics exploring the importance of taking care of oneself through stress management and becoming involved with one's community. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is Wednesday, November 14 at 11:00 in McMillan Hall. 


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