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September 25, 2018

AVC’s 30th annual Open House will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 10 am until 2 pm. Hosted by AVC students, faculty, and staff, this family-friendly event offers the community an opportunity to get an inside view of a busy veterinary college. This event features something for everyone—different kinds of animals, a parade of dog breeds at 12 noon, demonstrations and exhibits, our popular teddy bear clinic and other children’s activities, and much more.

Come and tour AVC and learn more about our facilities, our equipment, and what we do every day. We respectfully ask that members of the public refrain from bringing their pets to this event. For more information, please call (902) 566-0589.

Dr. Peter Denton, Living Close to Home, 2018 Dr. Eric Green lecture

Friday, Sept 28, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, 329 Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI

Author of Live Close to Home (2016); Technology and Sustainability (2014); Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World (2012), Dr. Denton will present a lively and dynamic discussion on Living Close to Home: Local Choices for a Sustainable Future.

About Dr. Denton:

Dr. Peter Denton works in the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of technology in multi-disciplinary contexts. He chairs the Policy Committee of the Green Action Centre and has been involved in UN Environment since 2012 as a civil society representative and as a contributing author to the GEO 6 North American Regional Assessment (2016). Dr. Denton is a principal consultant at, inc., and holds multiple degrees, including a PhD in Religion and the Social Sciences from McMaster University. He is also an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada. He currently teaches history of technology at the University of Winnipeg and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada.

This event is co-sponsored by UPEI Environmental Studies Program and the Kirk of St. James. It is a free, public event. All are welcome.

On Wednesday, September 26th from 8 p.m. until 12:00 am (4 hours), ITSS will be performing maintenance on UPEI’s myUPEI portal and Colleague systems.

During this time, faculty, staff and students may be unable to access the myUPEI portal at

If you receive an error message while logging in to a service, please wait at least 15 minutes and try again until you are successful.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITSS Help Desk at 566-0465.

Join us for the first PEI History of Medicine Society talk of 2018-19. Dr. Jock Murray will speak about his discoveries while writing his recently published book that charts the history of the Dalhousie Medical School. The stories of medical education at Dalhousie will cover the remarkable beginning of the medical school, the early acceptance of women, some outstanding doctors and some outrageous and criminal characters, the ill-fated separation from the university, the impact of a school teacher’s critical report, the role of medical students in the Halifax Explosion, and how medical education and medical admissions have changed over the years. The event is Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge of SDU Main Building. 

Graduating soon and looking for a job? The Master in Global Affairs will be hosting a presentation on the Advanced Policy Analyst Program (APAP). The APAP is a federal recruitment program that offers recent graduates an unparalleled development opportunity in the federal public service. The APAP develops high potential individuals for policy roles in the Government of Canada by offering recent master's-level graduates the opportunity to establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in federal public administration.

We invite all interested students to attend a presentation on the program where APAP alumni will discuss their experiences and the program: Wednesday September 26, 4:00-5:00 pm Faculty Lounge; light refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact Dr. Doreley Carolina Coll, Master in Global Affairs Coordinator,, 566-0603

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites the UPEI community to the next seminar of the Environmental Sciences/Human Biology Series: Dr Angela Riveroll (PIHCI Network, Applied Human Sciences) will be presenting a talk entitled "Precision health: A personalized approach to active health management".

This event is Friday, September 28 at 12:30 in the Duffy Science Centre room 204. 

Today’s events:

• Safety Fair – Drop in to the W.A. Murphy Student Centre between 10:00 am. and 2:00 pm for all things safety related. Lots of interactive booths and prizes to be won.
• Fire Extinguisher Training – Drop in between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in our outside the Student Centre and learn to use a fire extinguisher. 
This activity only takes a few minutes and you will be entered to win a fire extinguisher for personal use for participating. This activity is presented by the Charlottetown Fire Department as part of the Safety Fair. 
• Snacks with Security – Today’s location is between the Health Sciences Building, SDU Main Building and the W. A. Murphy Student Centre between – 2:30 to 3:00 pm 
• Test of the UPEI Emergency Alert System – this will happen between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm – Sign up to receive these notices via text to your phone or for more information visit

Don’t forget about the Safety Week Scavenger Hunt. Use #UPEISafetyWeek on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to submit your photos or follow the fun. A meal for 4 at The Fox & Crow Campus Pub is available to be won.

Check out the full schedule of events and hunt details here:

The UPEI Health & Wellness Centre is offering two mass immunization clinics in partnership with Public Health Nursing at our clinic, second floor, Murphy Centre North (above the book store). The clinics will be held on October 22nd 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and repeated on November 1st from 12:00 - 5:00 pm and no need for an appointment - just drop in. Flu shots are free and available to all faculty, staff, and students. Ask about other immunizations that you might need such as tetanus booster - we could make a follow-up appointment.

All are welcomed to attend this week's FSDE Graduate research seminar on Wednesday, September 26 at 11:30 am in FSDE 212.

This week's presenters are:
Ankita Shrestha – MSc Student with her title, "Sea Lettuce to Biocarbon and Biogas with Recovery of Nutrients"


Haley Butler – MSc Student, with her title, "Development of starch-chitosan scaffolds for engineering neural tissues"

All are welcome!

Back four our fourth year, Soup for the Soul resumes TODAY, Wednesday September 26 11:30 - 1:00 (or until we run out). Cream of Chicken soup and Lentil with Black Bean (vegan) soup are available with a dinner roll from Buns & Things. Come and taste how the Faculty of Education puts on the spread! Departments and other offices looking to host a soup event should contact Sister Sue soon as dates are filling up.

September 24, 2018

President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz cordially invites members of our campus and Prince Edward Island communities to attend the nineteenth annual Recognition of Founders Ceremony. Each year, UPEI honours people who have contributed to the University in an exceptional way as Founders, instilling a sense of heritage and community.

Please join us Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall to honour the 2018 Founders for their contributions to the University: Mr. Daryl Guignion and Dr. Ian MacQuarrie, and the Honourable Eugene F. Whalen Green Hat Award winner, Dr. Pierre-Yves Daoust, for his contributions to the Atlantic Veterinary College.

Members of our campus community are encouraged to provide feedback on the draft UPEI Strategic Plan Renewal document. Your feedback can be shared through email at until October 2, 2018.

Thank you!
UPEI Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

Calling all alumni, students, staff, faculty, and panther fans to campus!

Celebrate all things UPEI at Homecoming 2018, from Thursday, September 27 – Sunday, September 30. Join us in one or more of the many events and celebrate UPEI's proud past and and bright future. For the full schedule of events visit

Environmental Studies Program and Robertson Library Talks invite the members of the UPEI community to participate in the Environmental Studies Book Club discussion series. The aim of the Environmental Studies Book Club series is to facilitate the campus-wide discussion about various environmental issues and provide an informal learning opportunity to university students.

This fall we will be reading Justin Farrell’s book Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict (2015). Farrell’s book is an illuminating and engaging account of environmental conflicts that have been raging in the iconic Yellowstone National Park for the past two centuries. “The Battle for Yellowstone asks why it is that, with the flood of expert scientific, economic, and legal efforts to resolve disagreements over Yellowstone, there is no improvement? Why do even seemingly minor issues erupt into impassioned disputes? What can Yellowstone teach us about the worsening environmental conflicts worldwide?” (

The discussion series will be of interest to anybody who would like to exchange opinions and learn more about the history and present day of nature conservation, conflict over natural resources, discourses and narratives about nature, and the role of spirituality and values in shaping human-environment interaction.

The e-book is available through the UPEI library. Just go to and search in the catalogue for Battle for Yellowstone. Click on the link and begin reading! Contact a librarian if you have questions.

The discussions will take place in Robertson Library—Reading Room, 2nd Floor. 

September 26th, noon-1pm
Chapter 1: Believing in Yellowstone: The Moralization of Nature and the Creation of America’s Eden

October 17th, noon-1pm
Chapter 3: Buffalo Crusaders: The Sacred Struggle for America’s Last Wild and Pure Herd

November 7th, noon-1pm
Chapter 4: Between Good and Evil: The Science, Culture, and Polarization of Wolf Conflict

November 28th, noon-1pm
Chapter 5: Drilling Our Soul: Moral Boundary Work in an Unlikely Old-West Fight against Fracking

If you are interested in joining/leading the discussions or have any questions/suggestions, please feel free to contact Dr. Nino Antadze at

Students in Kinesiology 3430 are looking for participants to perform a 4-week personalized exercise training program. No previous training experience is required. The program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Kinesiology Teaching Lab (Steel 128). For information, please contact Travis Saunders (


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