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October 17, 2017

If you have difficulty carving out uninterrupted time for writing, if you struggle with motivating yourself to write, or if you would simply like the supportive collaboration of a writing retreat, consider Time to Write, UPEI's faculty writers retreat.

When: Friday, November 10 to Tuesday, November 14

Where: The Marshlands Inn, Sackville, New Brunswick

Cost to participants: $200, which includes four nights accommodation, meals and snacks

Your project must be at a stage where sustained writing time makes sense. Your research and/or data collection and analysis must be completed to the point that you are ready to write. You must also be prepared to commit to the full program: a total of 3½ days focused on writing.

The retreat is open to tenured and tenure stream University of Prince Edward Island faculty in any Department/Faculty/School.

Email Research Communications Officer Dave Atkinson,, with a brief summary of the project you plan to work and your writing goals for the retreat. There is room for six participants at Time to Write.


October 16, 2017

The UPEI Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Task Force was struck by the University and the Student Union and began meeting this semester. The task force is conducting its first round of campus consultations on Wednesday, October 18 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in McMillan Hall, located in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. 

This important group will host a round-table discussion open to UPEI students, staff, faculty, and greater community members. Bring your thoughts and opinions on Wednesday - we want to hear them - refreshments will be served!

For more information on the group's work, please click here

With autumn in full swing, Mickey's Place is serving Pumpkin Spiced Lattes in the Murphy Student Centre! We now proudly serve Receiver Coffee and Lady Baker tea.

Remember, if you bring your own reusable mug a coffee or tea is only $1.75!

The UPEI Music Department Recital Series 2017-2018 is pleased to co-present, along with Debut Atlantic, the Bouey-Doucet Duo featuring Christina Bouey, violin and Pierre Andre Doucet, piano on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. Admission: Adults $20/Students $15 at the door; by emailing; or online by clicking here.

The UPEI Department of Music's Afternoon Recital Series will return on Friday, October 27 at 12:40 pm in Dr. Steel Recital Hall. Please note that the afternoon recital originally scheduled for Friday October 20 has been cancelled.

All are welcome to attend!

Catholic Mass times at the Chaplaincy Centre are as follows:

  • Sunday 6:00 pm and Monday 12:05 pm
  • Thursday 12:50 pm is a new time to accommodate student participation

For more information, please contact Sister Susan Kidd at or 902-894-2876.

Support current BEd students traveling abroad for international placements by attending the annual BEd International Dinner and Silent Auction on Sunday, November 26 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Jack Blanchard Hall, 3 Pond Street, Charlottetown, PEI. The evening will feature Chef Emily Mills from Local 343 and The Mill.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Carolyn Francis at or 902-894-2813. 

The Wave, located in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre, is proud to announce a new, healthier menu including vegetarian, gluten friendly and vegan options! Featuring daily specials designed by Chef Ilona Daniel, you can check out the full menu on Facebook or stop by Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to close. 

Time Management and Organizational Skills will be offered on November 20, 2017.

In this dynamic session, participants will learn to prioritize their TO-DO list, limit interruptions, delegate tasks more effectively, and become more aware of activities that waste time. The facilitator will review the basics of such organizational skills as: attention to detail, decision making, problem solving and multi-tasking. Ways to enhance these skills and incorporate them more strongly into your work life will be explored.

There will be hands-on exercises, role plays, discussions, and self-reflection. The day will be fun and interactive and provide practical, concrete methods to improve your time management and organizational skills.

Click here to register. For more information call Jennifer Hogan at 902-620-5216.

How is my course going and how am I doing? With the semester half over, 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. The E-Learning Office is hosting a student feedback survey creation workshop on Tuesday, October 17 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the LINC (Room 265) at the Robertson Library. This workshop is for any interested faculty or instructional staff. 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.

To register for this workshop, or if you cannot attend but would like to learn more, please email Joel at  Space is limited!

Your on-campus dining service team, Chartwells, is dedicated to providing a great food experience. We need your help and feedback to ensure we are getting it right! Show us that you've filled out the survey at Samuel's Cafe or the AVC Cafe and get your coffee on us. You'll also get a chance to win a three-course meal for you and five friends OR one of two $50 food giftcard prizes.

Fill out the survey that most applies to you: Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall or Retail Kiosks Survey.

Professor Anne Warner La Forest, of the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law, will present the 2017 Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law on Friday, October 20, at 1:30 pm, in The Guild, Charlottetown. Her presentation is entitled “Canada and International Human Rights Law at 150: A Journey in Three Parts.” Co-sponsored by the University of Prince Edward Island and the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law honours Thane A. Campbell, Rhodes Scholar, former premier of Prince Edward Island, and first chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island.

The lecture is free, but seating is limited. All are welcome!

The UPEI Multicultural Choir and Song Circle meets regularly from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Wednesday in the SDU Main Building Lounge. Join students, staff, and faculty from all over the world, share songs of many cultures, relax, have fun. All welcome.

October 12, 2017

The UPEI Department of History and the Benevolent Irish Society invite you to a presentation on "The Origins of Fenianism in Canada", to be delivered by Dr. David Wilson, Department of History, University of Toronto, on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Ed MacDonald at or (902) 894-2805.

UPEI Women's Hockey JV program is hosting an information session on Monday October 16 at 4:30 pm in the Athletics Boardroom 2nd floor Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

For more information, please contact Bruce Donaldson at


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