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October 16, 2017

Professor Anne Warner La Forest, of the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law, will present the 2017 Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law on Friday, October 20, at 1:30 pm, in The Guild, Charlottetown. Her presentation is entitled “Canada and International Human Rights Law at 150: A Journey in Three Parts.” Co-sponsored by the University of Prince Edward Island and the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law honours Thane A. Campbell, Rhodes Scholar, former premier of Prince Edward Island, and first chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island.

The lecture is free, but seating is limited. All are welcome!

The UPEI Multicultural Choir and Song Circle meets regularly from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Wednesday in the SDU Main Building Lounge. Join students, staff, and faculty from all over the world, share songs of many cultures, relax, have fun. All welcome.

October 12, 2017

The UPEI Department of History and the Benevolent Irish Society invite you to a presentation on "The Origins of Fenianism in Canada", to be delivered by Dr. David Wilson, Department of History, University of Toronto, on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Ed MacDonald at gemacdonald@upei.ca or (902) 894-2805.

UPEI Women's Hockey JV program is hosting an information session on Monday October 16 at 4:30 pm in the Athletics Boardroom 2nd floor Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

For more information, please contact Bruce Donaldson at bdonaldson@upei.ca.

Please join us for a very special presentation by a distinguished visitor from the University of Malta, Dr. Josef Trapani. Dr. Trapani holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Malta and a PhD from the University of Brighton. He is Lecturer in the University of Malta’s Faculty of Health Sciences and is the International Coordinator for that university’s Department of Nursing. His main academic interests include critical care nursing, clinical decision making, evidence-based practice, e-learning, health promotion, qualitative research methodologies, and Maltese linguistics.

On Thursday, October 19th, Dr. Trapani will speak about “Referring in Critical Care: Nurses as Dual Agents”. Research indicates that one of the most frequent nursing decisions is that of seeking help from medical, nursing, or other health care practitioners; yet, there is very limited research around the factors related to, and the actual process of, such referring. Dr. Trapani’s study sought to address this research gap by exploring the factors associated with critical care nurses’ decisions to seek help from doctors, and to explain the process of referral in the context of an intensive care unit by means of a substantive theory derived from the data.

The presentation will take place on October 19 from 2:00-3:00 in the St. Dunstan's University Main Building Faculty Lounge. For more information, please contact Gerald Wandio at fdo@upei.ca.

All are welcome to attend!

How is my course going and how am I doing? With the semester half over, these are great questions to ask your students since there's still time to make minor changes that could have a major impact on overall student learning outcomes. The E-Learning Office is hosting a student feedback survey creation workshop on Tuesday, October 17 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the LINC (Room 265) at the Robertson Library. This workshop is for any interested faculty or instructional staff. In this workshop you will learn what kinds of questions to ask to help you get the feedback you need from your students. You will also learn how to create a quick online survey for your questions that will make data collection and analysis easy.

To register for this workshop email Joel at joelmacdonald@upei.ca. Space is limited!

Dr. Kim Foote, Pathology and Microbiology, will present a seminar entitled "Appropriate Prognosis and Treatment of Horses with Respiratory Disease - Assessing Microscopic Area and Sample Volume of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid" on October 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Lecture Theatre A of the AVC.

All are welcome!

The deadline for November's Animal Care Protocol Submissions (new, renewal, or amendment) is Friday, November 3. Please ensure you download the current forms, and use the most current Adobe Reader to complete forms (only current forms will be accepted). Both the signed hard copy and electronic protocol submission must be submitted by the deadline date.

• Submit one copy of original protocol with signature to AVC - North Annex, Biomedical Sciences department room 2302
• Submit an electronic copy to animalcare@upei.ca

Submissions received after the deadline will be reviewed the following month. The Committee requires at least one month for processing applications.

For more information, please contact Sherri Pineau, ACC Administrative Assistant at 902-566-0973.

After a successful start in September, Research on Tap returns October 19 at 6:30 pm at The Wave, the UPEI campus pub in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Dr. Janet Bryanton, professor in the Faculty of Nursing at UPEI, will lead a discussion about women who seek planned caesareans due to fear of childbirth.

Giving birth is a significant life experience for women. Fear of childbirth is not a new phenomenon, and it can occur at any time before, during, and after birth. Sometimes, the fear of childbirth leads to women asking for a planned caesarean section. Researchers do not have a clear understanding of this experience. Dr. Bryanton explored women’s experiences of fear in relation to their decision to have a planned cesarean birth. In her presentation, Dr. Bryanton will speak about the 16 women who shared their experiences with fear of childbirth.

Research on Tap is a series of public discussions led by UPEI researchers.  For more information, please email gsa@upei.ca

October 11, 2017

Dr. Rankin Sherling will give a presentation on how, when, and why the Gaelic language went "Global" on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Dr. Sherling has been interviewed widely on his commitment to sharing and learning the Gaelic language. For a story on how he helped promote Gaelic in rural Alabama, click here.

For more information, please contact Dr. Rob Dennis at rdennis@upei.ca or 902-566-0774.

Professor Anne Warner La Forest, of the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law, will present the 2017 Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law on Friday, October 20, at 1:30 pm, in The Guild, Charlottetown. Her presentation is entitled “Canada and International Human Rights Law at 150: A Journey in Three Parts.” Co-sponsored by the University of Prince Edward Island and the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law honours Thane A. Campbell, Rhodes Scholar, former premier of Prince Edward Island, and first chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island.

The lecture is free, but seating is limited. All are welcome!

The Environmental Sciences and Human Biology (ESHB) seminar series will continue  on Friday, October 13. Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaa, Mount Saint Vincent University, will present on the topics of: “The skeletons of animal eyes” and "The current status of women in Science in Canada" in room 204 of the Duffy Science Centre at 12:30 pm.

All are welcome!

In honour of the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, Dr. David Wilson, FRSC, Department of History, University of Toronto will give a presentation on "The Hardest Internal Battle:' Thomas D'Arcy McGee and Catholicism" as part of the SDU Institute of Christianity and Culture's Theology on Tap Series. Please join us on Thursday, October 12, 2017 ar 6:30 pm in The Pourhouse, 189 Great George Street. Talk to begin at 7:00 pm, must 19 or older to attend. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Rob Dennis at rdennis@upei.ca or 902-566-0774.

October 10, 2017

North of 49 films and the Campus Life Program present: "Ariyah and Tristan's Inevitable Breakup", a modern day love story(ish) with all the twists and turbulence expected of any 20 somethings coupling. Ariyah (Koumbie) is an ambitious young animator. Tristan (Taylor Olson) is a carefree club photographer. Not exactly a match made in heaven but they give it a chance. Ariyah and Tristan’s Inevitable Break-up follows their relationship and the couple’s pivotal moments, all in Ariyah’s apartment. The drama and the comedy are captured including all the firsts – first fights, first “I love you’s”, an unplanned pregnancy and everything in between.

This film was made for $1000 as part of the Women In Film and Television – 1K Wave contest, that challenged 5 female directors to make a film for $1000. Koumbie is a young female director and actor based in Halifax and she and partner Taylor Olson co-wrote and co-starred in the film. Koumbie is also the director.

We will be giving a $50 UPEI Bookstore gift card to two lucky attendees and every attendee will receive a free Samuel's Coffee & Muffin coupon.

Doors open 6:00, Movie starts at 6:15. All are welcome - bring a friend - free snacks provided!

New cycle fitness class schedule announced! Check out the class descriptions, times and start dates by clicking here. Fee for six classes / sessions: Sports Centre members $51 + hst; non-members $60 + hst. Drop in fee: $12 + hst/person/class.

For more information please contact Angela Marcbhank at amarchbank@upei.ca.

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