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February 19, 2019

Please note the Summer Catalogue is now available for viewing on myupei. The Catalogue can also be found here: http://www.upei.ca/discovermore/course-catalogue. Registration for students opens on Tuesday, February 19th.

The Search Committee for the University Librarian is pleased to announce the upcoming visit for the final candidate for this position. Each candidate will deliver a Public Presentation on:

Academic libraries have been rapidly changing, and will continue to evolve in the coming years. With this in mind:
a. Speak to a trend in academic libraries that excites you.
b. Speak to a trend in academic libraries that concerns you.

Brad Eden - Wednesday, February 20
11:30 - 12:30 Public Presentation in the Regis & Joan Duffy Research Centre, Room 212 (NRC Building)

All are welcome to attend.

Dr. Jay Penney, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA will present a seminar entitled "Using iPSC-derived microglia to model mutations in the Alzheimer's Disease risk gene TREM2" on Friday, February 22 at 2:00 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre B.

 

The monthly meeting of the UPEI & Friends Neuroscience Journal Club will be held Friday, February 22nd from 3-4 pm in the "Fishbowl" of the Duffy Research Centre (NRC). This will be a "meet and greet" discussion with our special invited speaker, Dr. Jay Penney from MIT, who will present a seminar in AVC Lecture B at 2 pm that day. All faculty, staff and students with an interest in neuroscience research are welcome.

Mental Health Primer for UPEI staff and faculty. Learn some basics around recognizing general mental health issues as well as tools for how to help and respond to someone in need. Please note that this course does not replace the Mental Health First Aid Training currently provided on campus. Les Wagner, Regional Director, Prince County Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division will be leading the Mental Health Primer Course. The 2 hour course is being held on Tuesday, February 26 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am and Thursday, February 28 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. 
To register for one of these dates, please contact Angela Marchbank, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator at amarchbank@upei.ca or 566-0606. Course is free for UPEI Faculty and Staff. Provided by the Healthy Campus Committee as part of the Employee Wellness Strategy.

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: Wednesday, May 15 to Sunday, May 19
 
Where: Stanley Bridge Resort
 
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, datkinson@upei.ca, 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.
 

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites the campus community to Tyler Baker's MSc Thesis Defense entitled "Visual cueing: does it produce an acute improvement in turning in a Parkinsonian sample?". 

This event is Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30 am in Heath Sciences Building room 323.

Everyone is welcome.

February 15, 2019

The Faculty of Education formally announces the upcoming PhD defense by
Brittany Jakubiec titled "Out of the Box: Queerying Identity Development for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Prince Edward Island".

All are welcome to attend Brittany's public presentation, taking place on Tuesday February 26, 2019 from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Irving Chemistry Centre room 104.

Members of the UPEI community are invited by Mayor Philip Brown and members of Charlottetown CIty Council to attend "A Celebration of Heritage Day 2019" featuring a special focus on post-secondary education and UPEI's 50th anniversary. The event will include the City's Heritage Awards Presentation and a short lecture by UPEI's very own Dr. Edward MacDonald, professor of history. Dr. MacDonald will present "The Road to UPEI: Some Reflections on Higher Education in Prince Edward Island. There will also be an exhibit launched called "On Saints and Welshmen: The Evolution of Post Secondary Education in Charlottetown." The festivities begin at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 19 at City Hall, second level, 199 Queen Street. All are welcome.

The next meeting is Friday, February 22 at 12:30 pm in AVC 286B.

Next article to be discussed at the Animal Welfare Journal Club is:
Fawcett A, Mullen S, McGreevy P. 2018. Application of Fraser's"Practical" Ethic in Veterinary Practice, and its compatibility with a "One Welfare" framework. Animal 8, 109; available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6071015/
All welcome!

The Search Committee for the University Librarian is pleased to announce the upcoming visit for the final candidate for this position. Each candidate will deliver a Public Presentation on:

Academic libraries have been rapidly changing, and will continue to evolve in the coming years. With this in mind:
a. Speak to a trend in academic libraries that excites you.
b. Speak to a trend in academic libraries that concerns you.

Brad Eden - Wednesday, February 20
11:30 - 12:30 Public Presentation in the Regis & Joan Duffy Research Centre, Room 212 (NRC Building)

All are welcome to attend.

Dr. Jay Penney, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA will present a seminar entitled "Using iPSC-derived microglia to model mutations in the Alzheimer's Disease risk gene TREM2" on Friday, February 22 at 2:00 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre B.

Dr. Jay Penney, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA will present a seminar entitled "Using iPSC-derived microglia to model mutations in the Alzheimer's Disease risk gene TREM2" on Friday, February 22 at 2:00 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre B.

On February 19th & 20th, Dr. Emilia Bourassi will be interviewing for the open, tenure-track faculty position in small animal internal medicine in the Department of Companion Animals at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC). Dr. Bourassi is currently in the 3rd, and final, year of a combined residency/MVSc. graduate program at the AVC. As part of the interview process, Dr. Bourassi has been asked to present two brief seminars; one suitable for 3rd year DVM students and the other a presentation of her research interests.

TUESDAY, February 19th, 2019
12:30pm, 287N, AVC Learning Commons
Treatment & Management of Hypoadrenocorticism
Research & Clinical Applications of Plasmapheresis

Any interested faculty / staff are invited to attend. A copy of her CV and letter of application will be available from Laurel Fisher (fisher@upei.ca).
 

February 14, 2019

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites the campus
community to a presentation by Megan Jones (Atlantic Veterinary College) entitled: "Wildlife health and environmental change". 

This event is today at 12:30 pm in room 204 of the Duffy Science Centre. 

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