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September 18, 2018

The UPEI Department of Modern Languages is proud to welcome its first ever French Writer-in-Residence Dominic Langlois, poet and young-adult novelist. He will lead a writing workshop on Saturday, September 22 at 1:00 pm (in UPEI Dawson Lounge, SDMB 520), and give a public reading on Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 pm (in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, SDMB 201). He will also meet with Dr. Sanda Badescu’s and Dr. Scott Lee’s students to discuss various topics related to poetry and the use of slang in French.

Dominic Langlois’ visit and the UPEI French Writer-in-Residency program are sponsored by the UPEI Department of Modern Languages, the Dean of Arts, the Dean of Education, the Vice-President Academic/Research, with generous support from Arts NB.

For more information, including how to sign up for the workshop, see the full press release

September 17, 2018

The Faculty Development Office at UPEI invites new and experienced faculty members to participate in the annual Teaching Mentorship Program. In this program, each interested new faculty member is matched with an experienced member of the UPEI faculty. This informal mentorship program offers a rewarding experience with very little commitment of time.

New faculty members can benefit tremendously from casual interaction with seasoned teachers and researchers, who in turn will also enjoy and profit from the experience. Whether you are a new faculty member who would like more information or an experienced faculty member who would like to volunteer to be a mentor, please write to Gerald at the Faculty Development Office:

Celebrate University of Prince Edward Island

Homecoming 2018

Thursday, September 27th – Sunday, September 30th

Calling all alumni, students, staff, faculty, and panther fans to campus!

Join us in one or more of the many events and  celebrate UPEI's proud past and and bright future.

For the full schedule of events visit

Dr. Gene Huber, University of Calgary will be giving a seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 19/18 at 12:30 pm in DRC212. The topic of his talk is "Anatomy of an Enzyme: How lacZ B-Galactosidase Works".
All are welcome.

Environmental Studies Program and Robertson Library Talks invite the members of the UPEI community to participate in the Environmental Studies Book Club discussion series. The aim of the Environmental Studies Book Club series is to facilitate the campus-wide discussion about various environmental issues, and provide an informal learning opportunity to university students. 

This fall we will be reading Justin Farrell’s book Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict (2015). Farrell’s book is an illuminating and engaging account of environmental conflicts that have been raging in the iconic Yellowstone National Park for the past two centuries. “The Battle for Yellowstone asks why it is that, with the flood of expert scientific, economic, and legal efforts to resolve disagreements over Yellowstone, there is no improvement? Why do even seemingly minor issues erupt into impassioned disputes? What can Yellowstone teach us about the worsening environmental conflicts worldwide?” (

The discussion series will be of interest to anybody who would like to exchange opinions and learn more about the history and present day of nature conservation, conflict over natural resources, discourses and narratives about nature, and the role of spirituality and values in shaping human-environment interaction.

The e-book is available through the UPEI library. Just go to and search in the catalogue for Battle for Yellowstone. Click on the link and begin reading! Contact a librarian if you have questions.

The discussions will take place in Robertson Library—Reading Room, 2nd Floor. 

September 26th, noon-1pm
Chapter 1: Believing in Yellowstone: The Moralization of Nature and the Creation of America’s Eden

October 17th, noon-1pm
Chapter 3: Buffalo Crusaders: The Sacred Struggle for America’s Last Wild and Pure Herd

November 7th, noon-1pm
Chapter 4: Between Good and Evil: The Science, Culture, and Polarization of Wolf Conflict

November 28th, noon-1pm
Chapter 5: Drilling Our Soul: Moral Boundary Work in an Unlikely Old-West Fight against Fracking

If you are interested in joining/leading the discussions or have any questions/suggestions, please feel free to contact Dr. Nino Antadze at

Did you know that when changing your password be sure to update your device FIRST. By doing so your device will connect automatically to the new password saving you the trouble of being locked out of your account. If you need help updating your phone, tablet or laptop drop by the ITSS helpdesk email: or call us on 902 566 0465, we’re here 8-4 Mon-Fri. Have a great Tuesday.

Accessibility Services would like to communicate an update in positions in terms of testing accommodations. The main point of contact for test and exams in Accessibility Services will be Amanda Gallant-Squires, She will be scheduling and arranging proctors for all tests and exams. 

The faculty is asked to send all tests and exams (with instructions if required) directly to Amanda ( 

Faculty will continue to address any specific questions regarding accommodations to the students' Case Managers (Nicole Wadden Garland, Michelle Dalton, or Jaclyn Borden). The Case Manager will be indicated in the accommodation letter sent to Faculty. Amanda will only be coordinating testing with Accessibility Services.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Coordinator of Accessibility Services, Nicole Wadden Garland,, 902-628-4364.

Calling all dog owners! Do you have a well-behaved, pure-bred or a recognized mixed breed (labradoodle- or cockapoo-type) dog? Consider entering your dog in the Parade of Dog Breeds at the 2018 AVC Open House on Saturday, September 29, from 10 am to 2 pm!

AVC Open House is a fun event for people of all ages—a chance for us to showcase our College to the public! And the Parade of Dog Breeds at 12 noon is a great way for people to learn about different breeds.
If you are interested or if you know someone who is, please email AVC student Kelly Yoo at for details.

Students in Kinesiology 3430 are looking for participants to perform a 4-week personalized exercise training program. No previous training experience is required. The program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Kinesiology Teaching Lab (Steel 128). For information, please contact Travis Saunders (

Keep your eyes peeled--the UPEI Co-operative Education program will be selling potatoes across campus the week of September 17-21 for UPEI’s first ever Potato Roll.

What is a potato roll?

Just what it sounds like—the potato that rolls the farthest distance down the hill wins half of the money from the potato sales for its owner. The other half of the money raised will be donated to the UPEI Campus Food Bank.

How to be a “partici-tater”?

Potatoes can be purchased for $2 each from Co-op students. On Friday, October 5 at noon the potatoes will roll! You’re welcome to be a spec-tater at the roll, but it is optional. Winners who are not present will be contacted via the contact information they wrote on their potato at the time of purchase.

For more information or to request students stop by your office, please contact

Note—sales are being tracked by faculty, with a prize being awarded to the Faculty with the highest potato sales.

September 14, 2018

New and returning students, come and take a tour of your Library! 
Learn how to use the library website, how to contact your subject librarian for research help, and where to go for writing and IT help.
Discover the best places to study in the Library, learn how to book group study rooms, find out about library computers, printers, laptops, 3D printing, Wi-Fi, and much more!
Not only will you learn about your Library's services and resources by attending a Library Orientation Tour, your name will be entered in a draw to win a $100 or a $50 gift card to the UPEI Bookstore!
Tours start on Wednesday, September 5 and are available throughout the month. 
Tours leave from the Service Desk, last 30-40 minutes, and are limited to 6 people per tour so be sure to book early!
Let us help you with your academic journey! We have resources and information for all students! And, we'd love to show you around!
Book your tour at

Please join us on Thursday, 20 September at 7:00 pm 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 will be held in the Pourhouse of the Old Triangle.


Staff and Faculty are invited to the 28th annual 
Distinguished and Inspiring Young Alumni Awards!

We are excited to announce this year’s award recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards
Jo-Anne Doyle Knysh BBA ‘80
Thilak Tennekone Med ‘06
Inspiring Young Alumni Awards
Laura Archer BScN ‘01
Peter Hooley BSc ‘00
September 27, 2018, 6:30 pm
Department of Development and Alumni Engagement
618 University Avenue, UPEI
RSVP to 
Kathy Weatherbie, Alumni Engagement
(902)-566-0687 or

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.


Check out the Stars! A stargazing event outside the Robertson Library!

Robertson Library and the UPEI Department of Physics are celebrating Science Literacy Week, September 17 to 23, by co-sponsoring a stargazing event on Sunday, September 23 at 8:30 pm.

Megan Glover, UPEI Department of Physics, will give a presentation on navigating the night sky and how to set up and use the Library’s Dobsonian telescope. You will discover how to find objects in the sky using star maps and learn stargazing tips! In the case of a rainy or cloudy evening, the presentation will be held inside Robertson Library.

Check out the stars @ home! You can borrow the telescope from the Service Desk in the Robertson Library with your UPEI Campus Card. The telescope can be borrowed on a 7 day loan.

Part of Science Literacy Week - follow #scilit on twitter!


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