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September 13, 2018

Dr. Stevan Springer, assistant professor in the UPEI Department of Biology will present the next talk in the ESC-HUB Seminar Series. The title of his talk is "Molecular tests of adaptation: Darwin in full genetic resolution. It will take place on Friday, September 14 at 12:30 pm in Duffy Science, Room 204.

The monthly meeting of the UPEI & Friends Neuroscience Journal Club will be held on Friday September 14, 2018 from 3-4 pm in the lecture theatre (note the change of location) 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 Joel Ross (pjross@upei.ca) or Andy Tasker (tasker@upei.ca)

Drop in Art - bring your own supplies and take some time to create. The event is Wednesday, September 19 from noon until 2:30 pm in the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre.

No prior experience necessary.

Any medium welcome- Crayons, colouring books, knitting needles, acrylics, pencils.. you bring it, you create it! 

This is an open event, bring your own art supplies and take a few minutes for yourself. Come and go as you please. You do not need to be creative to participate, just have an interest in expressing yourself! 

This is the first event - bring your ideas and suggestions for future Art for the Soul meetings. Open to Staff, Students, Faculty.

Dr. I. Dowbiggin, Department of History will present a seminar titled "Towards the Therapeutic State: Or, How Trump Anxiety Disorder Became a Reality".

This event is Tuesday, September 18 at 3:30 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre B. All are welcome.

 

The next deadline for submitting Biosafety applications including new applications, renewals and/or amendments is Friday September 28 2018. These applications will be reviewed at the October 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 November 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 (REB). The next deadline for submitting these protocols is Friday September 28 2018. They will be reviewed at the October meeting. Protocols involving ‘more than minimal risk’ that are received after September 28 will be reviewed at the November 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

The Department of Psychology welcomes faculty, students, and the campus community to join us at our next Fiona Papps Colloquium Series event entitled "Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Psychology: A Psychology Department Roundtable Discussion". The discussion takes place on Friday, September 28th at 1:30pm in MCDH 243. Hope to see you there.

Through a partnership between UPEI and Synapse, a number of registrations are available, at no cost, for faculty and students to attend Invest Atlantic 2018, an entrepreneurial educational and networking event that is being held at various locations in downtown Charlottetown on Wednesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 20. Representatives from more than 200 start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors and post-secondary institutions in the region will be attending this event that includes keynote speakers, public "pitch sessions" by selected start-ups to potential investors, and plenty of opportunities to network in a social setting. Please share this opportunity with students and colleagues who wish to learn more about the growing entrepreneurial community in the Atlantic Region.

Names and email addresses of those who are interested in attending should be submitted directly to Kelly Mullaly, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Synapse at kelly@synapsepei.com by no later than 12:00 midnight on Friday, September 14. Confirmation of those selected to attend will be sent out on Monday, September 17. For more information about this opportunity, contact either Kelly Mullaly or Justin Moores.

September 12, 2018

Journalist, broadcaster, and historian Gwynne Dyer returns to UPEI for a lecture on the return of nationalism as a movement around the world. Dyer will present “The Populist Revolt: its causes and cures” at 7:30 pm, Thursday, September 13 in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall at UPEI. The lecture is free and is presented by the SDU Institute for Christianity and Culture.

Read more in the event press release.

Registration for the "Reigniting Curiosity and Inquiry in Higher Education: A Working Conference" being held at UPEI November 2-4th, 2018 is now open! Spots are limited!

Are you interested in reigniting your students’ desire and ability to inquire“? Are you interested in being part of a group of SoTL researchers actively investigating Issues of curiosity and inquiry in the university classroom? This working conference will bring together teaching professors/researchers from across North America to discuss effective ways to increase and maintain student inquiry in our higher education classrooms and explore how to help our students to transfer those attitudes and skills to other academic learning experiences, the workplace, and beyond. During the three day working conference, attendees will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and learn from those of others, participate in the creation of professor and student curiosity and inquiry materials, and form research interest groups which will begin actively collaborating on curiosity and inquiry research questions particular to higher education.

Please register by clicking on the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/curiosity-and-inquiry-conference-tickets-49645194112

Cost of registration for this conference is only $75 for professors/researchers and $25 for graduate students. Thanks to our sponsers (SSHRC, UPEI and the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary) this includes morning/afternoon snacks and lunch on all three days of the conference.

Dr. Michael Moore, Director, Marine Mammal Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Cape Cod, will give a public lecture called “Food for Thought: How we all kill whales” on Friday, September 14, at 7 p.m., in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI. 

Human activity in the marine environment is increasingly having an impact on cetaceans—whales, dolphins, and porpoises—sometimes resulting in the unintentional entanglement and death of animals. Dr. Moore will discuss these pressing issues, which concern Canada and other nations that have substantial fishing and shipping industries in marine environments. There is no charge to attend Dr. Moore’s lecture. All are welcome to attend.

Dr. Moore's presentation is part of AVC's 2018 Animal Welfare in Practice conference, which is focusing on the timely topic of whale stranding. The conference will take place at the University of Prince Edward Island from September 14 to 15.

Dr. Bill Whelan (Professor and Chair, Department of Physics) will host an informal session on tips for applying for NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) funding. In addition to being a Co-Investigator on a successful RTI grant application, Dr. Whelan has served as a member of the NSERC Grant Selection Committee GSC-29 (General Physics) and numerous other grant review panels for NSERC, CIHR, and the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute. All are welcome, but please note that RTI applicants and co-applicants must each currently hold or be applying for an eligible NSERC research grant at the time of application, such as a Discovery Grant or Collaborative Research and Development Grant. 
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Date: Sept 13, 2018
Location: Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering 301

Please join us on Thursday 20 September, as the Saint Dunstan's University Institute of Christianity and Cultures kicks-off its 2018-19 Theology on Tap Programme. Dr. Patrick McBrine, Bishop's University, will be the featured speaker. Dr. McBrine, author of Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England, will speak on "'Nearer to God:' Imagining Satan and Eve in the Biblical Epic." Dr. McBrine is a dynamic speaker, and this event is not to be missed! The event begins at 7:00 pm in the Pourhouse of the Old Triangle Pub in Charlottetown. 

Dr. Stevan Springer, assistant professor in the UPEI Department of Biology will present the next talk in the ESC-HUB Seminar Series. The title of his talk is "Molecular tests of adaptation: Darwin in full genetic resolution. It will take place on Friday, September 14 at 12:30 pm in Duffy Science, Room 204.

The monthly meeting of the UPEI & Friends Neuroscience Journal Club will be held on Friday September 14, 2018 from 3-4 pm in the lecture theatre (note the change of location) 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 Joel Ross (pjross@upei.ca) or Andy Tasker (tasker@upei.ca)

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