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March 14, 2019

The Department of Companion Animals at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, will be interviewing candidates to fill a newly-created, tenure-track faculty position in Zoo, Exotic & Wildlife Animal Medicine. Each candidate has been asked to present two (2) thirty-minute seminars; one a topic of their choosing that should be geared toward 3rd year DVM students and aimed at delivering “core” information for veterinary students (i.e., information that a new graduate will need to possess to be successful on Day 1); and the other on their vision for building/expanding an exotic animal practice at the AVC.

Our first candidate will be on-campus Monday and Tuesday of next week.
March 18th & 19th, 2019

Dr. Lara Cusack (AVC ’05) has completed an Exotics, Wildlife & Zoo Animal Medicine Veterinary internship at WCVM (2007); a Wildlife, Aquatic Animal & Zoo Animal Medicine Veterinary internship at St. Matthews University, Grand Cayman (2011) and a Zoological Medicine Residency at the University of Georgia, Georgia Aquarium (2013-2016). She is currently working for the Florida Panther Project as part of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute.

Exotic Animal Medicine: Triage, Restraint & Examination
Vision for Building/Expanding an Exotic Animal Practice at AVC
Tuesday, March 19th @ 12:30pm, Lecture Theatre ‘A’, AVC

Any interested faculty / staff are invited to attend. A copy of the candidate’s CV and letter of application are available by contacting Laurel Fisher ( in the Department of Companion Animals.


The Island Lecture Series March lecture is Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, and will feature Jocelyn Plourde speaking about his Island Studies master’s research in Samsø, Denmark.

Admission to the lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

This is the last lecture of the season. The series will start up again in the fall.

For more information, please contact Laurie at or (902) 894-2881. See the calendar entry for a full description

The E-Learning Office is hosting some workshops on using Moodle for quizzes. 
On Tuesday, March 19th is a session on importing your your questions into Moodle and setting up graded online quizzes
On Wednesday, March 20th is a session on using Moodle to create paper quizzes that can be scanned and graded. 

For more information about these sessions, or to register please view this form (

For more E-Learning Office workshops check out

March 13, 2019

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites the campus community to a presentation by Nino Antadze (UPEI Environmental Studies) entitled: "Energy justice, hydropower and climate change: Insights from the Republic of Georgia".

This event is Friday, March 15 at 12:30 pm in Duffy Science Centre room 204. 

Everyone is welcome.

UPEI's Executive MBA program hosts Information Session

UPEI’s Executive MBA program offers a high-quality learning experience for working business professionals. The program is designed for those working in, or aspiring to work, in a management or leadership position. Classes are offered bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays with the option to complete the program in 20 months.

Central to the program design is an evidence-based management approach which helps students develop the skills and knowledge to make better-informed and well-supported decisions both in the program and in applied situations in their workplaces.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity in business graduate studies, UPEI’s School of Business invites you to attend the following information session. Learn more about the program and application process, have your questions answered, and meet with staff from the School of Business.

Thursday, March 14
The Gallery, The Guild
5:00 pm

We encourage you to call (902) 566-6474 or email: to reserve a seat. For more information about UPEI’s Executive MBA program, please visit: or contact the MBA Coordinator at (902)566-6474.

History of Agriculture on PEI
The Environmental Studies Book Club Discussion Series

This winter we will be reading and discussing "Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island" (2016). Our discussions will probe into past and present environmental changes on PEI, and how and why the Islanders are particularly sensitive to environmental issues and enmeshed in their landscape in a way that is unique among Canadians.

During our third discussion we will talk about the history of agriculture on PEI and will focus on the chapters “The Fertile Crescent: Agricultural Land Use on Prince Edward Island, 1861-1971” by Dr. Joshua MacFadyen and “Agriculture and the Environment on Prince Edward Island, 1969-2014: An Uneasy Relationship” by Mr. Jean-Paul Arsenault. 

We are thrilled that the authors, Dr. Joshua MacFadyen and Mr. Jean-Paul Arsenault, will join our discussion. 

Date and time: March 14, 2019 at 4pm
Place: The Fox & Crow, W.A. Murphy Student Centre, UPEI campus.

All are welcome!

"Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island" is available as an e-book at 

If have any questions/suggestions, please feel free to contact Dr. Nino Antadze at

The University of Prince Edward Island is excited to partner with Madrid's Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) to deliver a joint one-year master's degree.

To learn more about this exciting program, please join us for an information session on Monday, March 18th, from 3:00-4:30 pm in the Dawson Lounge Room 520 in the SDU Main Building (building 5).

The Faculty of Education invites members of the campus community - students, faculty and staff - to attend a public presentation by Dr. Kathy Snow, candidate for a tenure-track position in Educational Leadership & International Education. A public presentation on prospects and challenges for the future of International Education and Educational Leadership at UPEI will take place on Thursday, 14-Mar-2019, from 9:00am to 10:00am in Memorial Hall 308. For further information, contact Karen-Anne O'Halloran at

As part of the MMS Seminar Series, Dr. David Palmer from the University of Saskatchewan will be presenting on " Lessons from nature in catalysis and inhibitor design". HIs presentation will take place in Friday, March 15 in DRC 212 and will be followed by a pizza luncheon in Room 200, the Chemistry Student Lounge in the KC Irving Chemistry Centre. All are welcome to attend.

Join CLA & past Study Abroad participant, Kara Lamont, in the Campus Life Lounge for Coffee with a Stranger: Study Abroad Edition.

We will have snacks and drinks while talking about what it's like to participate in an international experience.

This event is today between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm in the Campus Life Lounge of Dalton Hall. 

The Oral History of Mi'kma'ki with Stephen Augustine, Hereditary Chief of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council and Associate Vice President Indigenous Affairs and Unama'ki College, Cape Breton University

9:30-11 am Monday March 18, 2019

Dr. Steel Recital Hall.

UPEI's 2nd Teaching Community Conference will be held May 7th, 2019 and is calling for presentation proposals. 
All UPEI teaching and learning proposals are welcome, but last year's faculty participants indicated interest in these following topics:
•Decolonization/Indigenization of Education/Implementing TRC recommendations in the classroom 
•Inclusive education and accessibility 
•Blended and Online teaching practice and strategies 
•Experiential education 

To submit a proposal please complete this form: (Teaching Community Conference Call for Proposals 

Proposals are due 4:30 PM March 29, 2019

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact

Relay for Life is a community-based fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society, where participants walk around the track, partake in various activities (ie Swing Dancing and Minute to Win it), and join together in the fight against cancer! The first ever combined UPEI/Holland College event is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 15th 2019 from 6pm until midnight in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

Visit today!

It's time for another event in the series of discussions about indigenization and decolonization being presented by the Faculty Development Office and the Indigenous Education Advisory Circle's faculty development committee. On Wednesday, March 20, from 3:00-4:00 in HSB 106, Gary Evans will present on and lead a discussion about “Indigenization at Other Universities.” Come out and join the conversation!


The UPEI Department of Music Student Recital Series is pleased to present the following student recitals:
Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall.  Joanna McKearney, alto saxophone, accompanied by Frances McBurnie, piano will be performing her senior recital with works by Bach, Lantier, Pascal, Noda and Dubois. Admission is FREE.
Sunday, March 17, 2:30 PM at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall.  Ian Soloman, tenor and Gaige Waugh, baritone in collaboration with Frances McBurnie, piano; Ryan Drew, snare drums and Henry Orford, trumpet will be performing their junior recitals with works by Bach, Handel, Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Schumann, Mozart, Debussy and more. Admission is FREE.
All are welcome



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