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January 18, 2018

Please join us for our first Theology on Tap of 2018! Dr. David Sabapathy will speak on “The Unexamined Life of Public Health.” Presented by the SDU Institute of Christianity and Culture, 25 January 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Pourhouse at 189 Great George Street. 

All are welcome!

Have you ever wondered what major world religions teach about women and their role in our world? Do you want to challenge assumptions and pre-conceived notions about this topic? Join the discussion on Sunda, January 21 at the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for insightful discussions.

Panellists will field questions from the audience and refreshments are to follow.

Click here to view full details on the UPEI Events Calendar.

Faculty, staff, students and community leaders, who are interested in helping with SHAD UPEI are invited to attend an information session on January 24, 9:30-10:20 am in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Room 212 (CAD Lab). Commitments can be small or large: delivering a seminar on a relevant topic that you’re passionate about; leading a workshop or tour; mentoring the students on their DE projects for a few hours over the course of the program; or living in residence with the students as a paid member of the SHAD team.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the opportunities, please join us for an information session, or contact Kaaren May, Program Co-Director, at You could also visit for the latest updates.

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The next NFB documentary to be viewed at the Robertson Library Movie Talks is Finding Dawn; a “compelling documentary that puts a human face” to the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada over the decades. The panelists for Finding Dawn are Gulrose Jiwani, PhD, RN; Jo-Ann MacDonald, PhD; and Sherri Russell.

Click here to view full details on the UPEI Events Calendar.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

UPEI is forming its first Rotaract Club, and will meet on Friday, January 19, 4:00-5:00 pm in Don and Marion McDougall Hall Rm 227. Stop by the first meeting of 2018 to find out more about Rotary and how you can become involved in this global community.

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

Light refreshments provided. Anyone is welcome to join! 

Have a great idea for a course resource? The E-Learning Multimedia Development Grant is a new opportunity for faculty members to create a multimedia resource with the help of the Instructional Multimedia Specialist over the Winter 2018 semester. Find out more about the grant and download the application form. If you have questions related to your multimedia project, please contact Kristy McKinney at

Closing date for applications is January 21, 2018 and completed application forms can be sent to with the subject line "E-Learning Multimedia Development Grant Application."

Please join us for a Brown-Bag Lunch on Wednesday, January 24 from 11:30-12:30 in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge. Dr. Debbie MacLellan will lead a discussion on the phenomenon of the "helicopter professor".

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All are welcome to join the discussion!

January 17, 2018

The Faculty Development Office is offering two afternoon workshops and consultations for anyone interested in creating or updating a teaching dossier: for promotion, tenure, or teaching awards. The workshops will be facilitated by Shannon Murray, and participants will have the opportunity for individual consultations in the weeks after the workshops. The two sessions are:

  • Introducing the Teaching Dossier (2:30-4:00, February 2 – location TBA)

After a brief introduction to the history and purpose of a teaching dossier, a panel of colleagues experienced in working with teaching dossiers will share their advice about what to do and what to avoid. The rest of the session will look at the requirements and the options for documenting your teaching practice.

  • Starting a Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2:30-4:00, February 9 – location TBA)

A statement of teaching philosophy is an essential opening for most teaching dossiers: and it signals the central beliefs and practices that the rest of the dossier will demonstrate. This workshop will take participants through a variety of strategies for crafting an effective statement, looking at examples from across disciplines. Participants will leave with a sound basic structure for their STPs.

You may attend either or both, but please register with Gerald Wandio ( by January 26. 

Do you have plans yet for the winter break? How about taking part in some interesting professional development?

For two full days on February 20th and 21st, attend a workshop that focuses around the concept of practice teaching. A small group of peer instructors get together to teach short lessons in front of each other from a prepared lesson plan in order to gain feedback on their teaching in a low-stakes and collegial environment. Sessions will also be video-recorded and participants will be provided with a copy of their sessions for later review. Co-sponsored by the E-Learning Office and the Faculty Development Office, the workshop is designed to help enhance the teaching effectiveness of new and/or experienced educators at UPEI. Participants will also have the opportunity to work at the process of giving and receiving feedback.

A light breakfast and coffee/snack breaks will be provided each day. Lunch is on your own. For more information and to register, click here.

The Faculty of Education formally announces the upcoming PhD defense by Mary MacPhee. Mary will be defending her dissertation titled "The Experience of Non-Francophone Parents with Children in Minority-language French Schools in Prince Edward Island: A Mixed Methods Study".

The PhD defense presentation is open to the public and will take place on Thursday February 22 from 10:00 to 10:30 am in the Health Sciences Building.

All are welcome!

Bernard Haché, NSERC Research and Innovation Development Officer, will be giving a presentation focusing on NSERC Engage Grants and their strategic use. The presentation will take place today from 11:30 to 12:20 in the UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering, Room 306.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend!

Please join us for our first Theology on Tap of 2018! Dr. David Sabapathy will speak on “The Unexamined Life of Public Health.” Presented by the SDU Institute of Christianity and Culture, 25 January 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Pourhouse at 189 Great George Street. 

All are welcome!

How is my course going and how am I doing? With the semester nearing the half way point, these are great questions to ask your students since there's still time to make minor changes that could have a major impact on overall student learning outcomes. In this workshop you will learn what kinds of questions to ask to help you get the feedback you need from your students. You will also learn how to create a quick online survey for your questions that will make data collection and analysis easy. Offered, by the E-Learning Office, you can choose to attend this workshop on one of two dates.

The workshop will be offered on January 25, 1:00-2:00 pm and again on January 29, 10:00-11:00 am. Robertson Library, Room 265 will be the location. Register!

January 16, 2018

All members of the University community are invited by UPEI and Bell Let's Talk to a special announcement about mental health on campus today at 10 am in The McCain Foundation Learning Commons, AVC.

Read the full UPEI event calendar listing.

How can I make the shift from lecturer to facilitator in order to promote more class discussion? What kind of questions should I ask or activities should I set up to stimulate more student engagement? How do I get students to take an active role in their learning? This last question sums up the aim of this workshop. Instructors do the teaching. Students do the learning. If the two are to mesh successfully then students must take, and be encouraged to take, a more active role in their learning.

Offered by the E-Learning Office, this workshop will help instructors create a more engaging class environment. This workshop is offered on two separate occasions. January 23, 10:30-11:30 am or February 1, 1:00-2:00 pm. The location for each is the Robertson Library, Room 265. 



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