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December 5, 2018

The Island Lecture Series December lecture is Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, and will feature Dr. Kate Bevan-Baker speaking about “Space and Place in Musical Identity on PEI: A Sonic Habitus.”

A culture is often defined by its music, language, and traditions that are passed down from one generation to the next. This lecture maps out Irish sonic territories across PEI and explore the musical place and mobility of the music's performers and listeners. Traditional music plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of lifeworlds of Irish settlers and their ancestors. Drawing primarily from Pierre Bourdieu's celebrated Habitus theory, this lecture explores the importance of investigating traditional music within the cultural lifeworlds of its performers in order to achieve a comprehensive understanding of PEI's unique soundscape. Focusing on cultural memory and a collective sense of place, migration history from Ireland to PEI is also explored, concentrating on ethnic fade and the recent surge of musical hybridity and transculturation that presently exists. 

Admission to the lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Laurie at iis@upei.ca or (902) 894-2881.

Tuition Waiver forms for the Winter 2019 semester must be submitted to Human Resources by no later than December 13, 2018. When completing the form, please include all of the required information (Course name, time, start and end date, cost and the number of semester hours) to avoid any delays in processing the waiver. Please submit original forms directly to Human Resources (lower level Kelley building, room #143).

If you have any questions please contact Heather Walsh at: (902) 566-0514 or hwalsh@upei.ca.

For the rest of the semester, when you bring in acceptable donations to the AVC Cafe, Tims UPEI, Samuel's Cafe, or the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall for the UPEI Campus Food Bank, you will receive a ballot to win a free coffee or any hot beverage everyday for a year.* Winner will be randomly drawn on December 14!

For any inquiries, please contact 902-566-0720 or email via.reyes@compass-canada.com.

*only redeemable at the Tim Hortons UPEI location and during operating hours

UPEI students are invited to enjoy a Festive Coffee and Cookie Break on Monday, December 10, presented by the Office of the President. Drop by the concourse in the W. A. Murphy Student Centre between 1 and 2:30 pm where the team from the Office of the President will serve up cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate and UPEI music students will be carolling!

Sunday December 2 - 6:00 pm
Monday December 3 - no mass on campus due to Study Retreat
Thursday December 6 - mass at 12:05
Sunday December 9 - 6:00pm - last Sunday evening mass for the semester
Monday December 10 - no mass due to Chili lunch
Thursday December 13 - mass at 12:05 - last weekday mass for the semester

As part of the Molecular and Macromolecular Sciences Seminar Program, Dr. Chithra Karunakaran will be giving a presentation entitled " Brightest Light for Canadian Science".

This event is Friday at 12:30 pm in room 212 of the Duffy Research Centre. 

December 4, 2018

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women will hold the annual Charlottetown Memorial Service marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women from 12 noon to 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 6 at Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. The theme of the PEI Purple Ribbon Campaign this year is, “Time to step up. Be ready to prevent violence against women.” Candles will be lit in remembrance of the fourteen women murdered in the Montreal Massacre of 1989 and each of the ten Island women murdered since that year. 

UPEI will observe the day by lowering the flags in front of Kelley Memorial Building to half-mast.

All are welcome to attend a presentation by Hope Igboeli on " Project Development of Nutralean Bake Mix" as part of the Molecular and Macromolecular Sciences Seminar Program. This event is Wednesday at 12:30 pm in room 212 of Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre. 

As part of the Molecular and Macromolecular Sciences Seminar Program, Dr. Chithra Karunakaran will be giving a presentation entitled " Brightest Light for Canadian Science". This event is Friday, December 7 at 12:30 pm in the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre, room 212.

The UPEI Faculty Association Office will be closed from Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 inclusive. The office will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd. For immediate assistance, please contact:
FA President, Nola Etkin at netkin@upeifa.org, 566-0693 or 
FA Vice-President Michael Arfken at marfken@upei.ca, 566-0337.
Thank you!

December 3, 2018

The last mass flu clinic will be held at the UPEI Health & Wellness Centre (2nd floor Murphy Bldg, above the bookstore) on December 4th from 12:00 - 5:00 pm. Public Health Nurses will be on hand to provide the flu shot free of charge. All staff, faculty, students and families welcome. We will have the spray for children!!

Feel overwhelmed? Studying getting you down? Do you need to just take a breath? 

Back by popular demand, the Robertson Library is hosting the Stress Free Zone! Relax, play a game, colour, get crafty, smile for a selfie fashion shoot, get creative with Lego, and unwind in our beloved bean bag chairs.

The Stress Free Zone is now open and continues until December 15th.

And, there will be a daily pop-up surprise in the Library for students during the exam period. Study break activities, snacks, etc.??? Check the Library’s social media each day for details or drop by the Library! The pop-up surprise on Saturday, Dec. 1st & 8th is co-sponsored by Chartwells.

President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz invites you to attend the 2018 President’s Holiday Social for Faculty and Staff on Tuesday, December 4 from 12 noon-1:30 pm at the W.A. Murphy Student Centre in McMillan Hall.

Celebrate with your colleagues at this special time of year! Enjoy complimentary appetizers and refreshments, while listening to students from the UPEI Brass Quintet perform songs of the season, and get a sneak peek of our 50th Anniversary plans!

You are encouraged to bring your food and monetary donations for the UPEI Food Bank—the Office of the President will match your support!

Sunday December 2 - 6:00 pm
Monday December 3 - no mass on campus due to Study Retreat
Thursday December 6 - mass at 12:05
Sunday December 9 - 6:00pm - last Sunday evening mass for the semester
Monday December 10 - no mass due to Chili lunch
Thursday December 13 - mass at 12:05 - last weekday mass for the semester

Shipping Receiving and the Mailroom have received a large stack of post cards without postage. We're unable to determine what department they belong to. Could whomever is wanting these sent please contact us at either shipping@upei.ca or 902-566-0396? 

We would like to remind the campus that all personal mail should have postage paid. Also, for department mailings please indicate which department the mailings belong to. Thank you!!

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