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December 8, 2017

We have a limited amount of UPEI fitness training grants ($75/person) available for small group training or specialty/cycle fitness classes. If you received a grant in the Fall of 2017 you can apply again. The following form must be filled out, and returned via email to amarchbank@upei.ca. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis (according to email date/time received). Please DO NOT take the form to Panther Central desk. Email is the fastest way to secure your application

Since UPEI has switched to using myUPEI, grades are submitted through Moodle. The E-Learning Office has made some slide and video tutorials that are available at this link.

If you need help sending in final grades, there is a workshop on December 19th at 10. You can register for the workshop here.

If you cannot attend the workshop, or need immediate assistance, please contact moodle@upei.ca.

December 7, 2017

The holiday schedule for specific departments, and the pay dates/deadline changes for the month of December have been posted to myUPEI.

Click here to login and access a PDF with the detailed information.

The next deadline for submitting Biosafety applications including new applications, renewals and/or amendments is Tuesday January 2, 2018. These applications will be reviewed at the January 2018 meeting. 
Please ensure that you use the new electronic forms available at http://www.upei.ca/research/forms

Submit the following: 
• one hard copy of the application form with signatures and associated documents to Joy Knight at the Office of Academic and Research, 200 Kelley Memorial Building and 
• one e-copy of all documents to reb@upei.ca

Please note that applications received after this deadline will be reviewed at the February 2018 meeting. For more information, please contact Joy Knight at 620-5104 or reb@upei.ca.

Ethics protocols that involve ‘more than minimal risk’ must be reviewed by the full UPEI Research Ethics Board. The next deadline for submitting these protocols is Tuesday January 2, 2018. They will be reviewed at the January meeting. Protocols involving ‘more than minimal risk’ that are received after January 2 will be reviewed at the February 2018 meeting. 

Other ethics protocol submissions, including new applications that do not involve ‘more than minimal risk’, renewals, and amendments may be submitted at any time. They will be sent for delegated review as soon as all necessary forms are received. 

Please ensure that you download and use the current forms from http://www.upei.ca/research/forms. Use Adobe Reader to complete forms.

Submit the following: 
• one hard copy of the signed application form and associated documents to Joy Knight at the Office of Academic and Research, 200 Kelley Memorial Building and 
• one e-copy of all documents to reb@upei.ca

For more information, please contact Joy Knight at 620-5104 or reb@upei.ca.

Please be advised that the Financial Services Office and the Student Service Zone (located in the Registrar's Office) will be closed between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm on Friday, December 8. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Reflection is the mediator between knowledge and experience and is a vital skill for instructional professionals in order to continuously improve their teaching. Does becoming a more reflective practitioner sound like a good New Year’s resolution? What if it could also help you achieve a professional or personal goal for 2018? If so, then this workshop will be a great way to ensure that that resolution becomes a habit. Participants will be provided with exercises to practice reflection daily over a 30 day period while working towards the creation of at least one goal to achieve in 2018. This is a collaborative learning experience as participants will share between them and comment on their daily reflections. Offered by the E-Learning Office, this workshop consists of two face-to-face sessions (January 8 and February 7, 12:00-1:00 PM, Rm 265 Robertson Library) with the remainder of events, occurring between those sessions, online. Register early as space is limited for this event.

2017 Atlantic Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care.

The Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI seeks nominees who demonstrate:

  • Participation in the community
  • Advancement of the profession
  • The highest values of compassion, leadership, and dedication to the profession
  • Exceptional service and contributions to the profession 

For more detailed criteria and a nomination form, visit upei.ca/avc/community. For information: 902-566-0882 and avc@upei.ca. Nominations are due January 31, 2018.

It’s that time of year again!  As our calendar year comes to an end Human Resources is working on year-end preparations. Here are a couple of changes to note:

1. The 2017 Federal Budget introduced measures that enable employers to issue T4 slips to employees electronically for 2017 and subsequent taxation years. In prior years, electronic T4s were only issued to employees who requested one. This change has significant benefits to employees and the University:

  • Immediate Access Anywhere
  • Increased Security
  • Reduced Carbon Footprint

Eployee’s 2017 T4 will be available on campus login prior to February 28, 2018.  If an employee requires assistance accessing their electronic T4 or would like a printed copy please contact us at payroll@upei.ca.

2. New 2018 Federal and Provincial Personal Tax Credits Return (TD1) forms have been released by the Canada Revenue Agency.  If employees are claiming any additional tax credits on either their Federal or Provincial TD1 forms please submit updated forms to Human Resources as soon as possible.  Please see the link to the updated forms on our HR Portal:

2018 TD1 Forms

3. New address change form located in MyUPEI.  All employees should review their current address on file in campus login.  If there are any changes, please see the address change form on the right hand side of the MyUPEI home page (under UPEI Forms).  Please see the link to the new form:

Staff/Faculty Change of Address Form

December 6, 2017

The monthly meeting of the UPEI & Friends Neuroscience Journal Club will be held on Friday December 8, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the "fishbowl" of the Duffy Research Centre (NRC).

All neuroscience research students as well as faculty, scientists and staff with an interest in neuroscience topics are welcome to attend. For a copy of the paper to be discussed please contact Andy Tasker at tasker@upei.ca.

Click here to view full event listing!

Interested in inviting an international student to your home during the holiday break? Have your kids grown up and you would like to have some company for holiday meals? Every year there is a large number of international students who spend the holiday break alone. Many would love to have an opportunity to share a meal with a local family during the holiday season.

Any UPEI employee that would like to invite a student or students to their home for a meal, please contact Richelle Greathouse at rgreathouse@upei.ca.

Please be advised that the Financial Services Office and the Student Service Zone (located in the Registrar's Office) will be closed between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm on Friday, December 8.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause!

He’s parking his cart and retiring! Please join the celebration for Robert on Thursday, December 7, from 2:00–3:00 pm in The McCain Foundation Learning Commons at AVC. Light refreshments will be served. 

All are welcome!

For the month of December the UPEI department of Development and Alumni Engagement is pleased to offer free shipping on all UPEI degree frames to locations in Canada and the US. To take advantage of the $20 savings, order online by clicking here.

On behalf of the UPEI Health Centre Team, we would like to encourage all campus Faculty, Staff and Students Staff to get the flu shot. The best way to protect yourself and others from the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

Health PEI offers Public Health Nursing Community Flu Vaccination Clinics. These Clinics are provided on a walk-in basis, no appointments are required.

The Flu Clinic Information Line, 1-855-354-4358 (4FLU) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides up-to-date information about flu vaccination clinic dates, time and locations in your area.

Flu vaccinations are also available through your family physician or nurse practitioner and at local pharmacies across the province.

Where can I get more information about the flu?

For more information about the flu, how it spreads, symptoms, or how you can protect yourself and others, visit About Influenza (the flu).

Let's help Prince Edward Island become #FluLess

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