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April 11, 2018

If you have difficulty carving out uninterrupted time for writing, if you struggle with motivating yourself to write, or if you would simply like the supportive collaboration of a writing retreat, consider Time to Write, UPEI's faculty writers retreat.

When: Wednesday, May 16 to Sunday, May 20

Where: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Cost to participants: $200, which includes four nights accommodation, meals and snacks

Your project must be at a stage where sustained writing time makes sense. Your research and/or data collection and analysis must be completed to the point that you are ready to write. You must also be prepared to commit to the full program: a total of 3½ days focused on writing.

The retreat is open to tenured and tenure stream University of Prince Edward Island faculty in any Department/Faculty/School.

Email Research Communications Officer Dave Atkinson,, with a brief summary of the project you plan to work and your writing goals for the retreat. There is room for six participants at Time to Write.

The Faculty of Arts, Island Studies wishes to announce that Simone Webster-Stahel, a Master’s student, will be defending her thesis entitled, “Looming Health Crisis on Small Islands: The Nexus Between Ecosystem Health and Human Health - A Case Study of the Island of Dominica”. It will take place Friday, April 13th, 9:00-11:00am in the AVC Bldg., Rm. 286A North. All are welcome.

A reminder that final grades for Winter 2018 are submitted with Moodle. If you haven't submitted final grades through Moodle please check out our online resources ( or join the E-Learning Office for a Final Grade submission workshop (Register here:

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! Step into the Zone to relax and have some fun.

Play a game, colour, get crafty, smile for a selfie fashion shoot, get creative with Lego, or just unwind in our beloved bean bag chairs. 

The Stress Free Zone is now open and continues until April 24th.

Are you a graduate student at UPEI? Consider submitting an abstract to present your research in a poster or an oral presentation at the upcoming UPEI Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference (UMGRC) on August 9 & 10, 2018. 

The presentation abstract should not be greater than 300 words. The abstract should be double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 13, 2018.

Abstracts should address the following items:
(a) Purpose of study
(b) Research framework, methods, and/or techniques
(c) Data sources
(d) Results, conclusion, implications
(e) Importance of study

If you have any questions, please email Brittany Jakubiec and Ashley McKibbon at

Starting Monday, April 9th - 13th, Chartwells UPEI will be giving away free used coffee grounds for your gardens, available at Samuel's Cafe and the AVC Cafe. To save on packaging waste, we kindly request you to bring your own reusable container to collect any coffee grounds. 

For more info contact or call 902-566-0720

Dr. Robin Quantic, Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Education, will present his work on the incarceration of Indigenous people. The presentation, "The Correctional Service of Canada and the case of the Flying Fish - Indigenous Justice Paradigms," flows from research that examines the role, place and function of Elders who lead healing programs in Correctional Service Canada institutions. The presentation takes place at 4:00pm in MCDH 242 this Thursday 12-Apr-2018.

Public Presentation by Dr. Matthew Pauley, Entrepreneurship Faculty Candidate for the Faculty of Business will give his public presentation on Friday, April 13 at 10 am, in MCDH 243. The tile of the presentation is Entrepreneurial Exit: Evidence of the Entrepreneur's Exit Process from Micro and Small Businesses'. All are welcome to attend.

This is a reminder that in order to accommodate changes to software installed on computers in the student computer labs for the fall semester, we must receive requests including any installation media (CD’s, DVD’s, etc.) and any related licensing information such as serial numbers before June 1st, 2018. 

NOTE: Software should be Windows 7 and 10 compatible and emailed links to software will no longer be accepted. 

Email all requests to and media can be dropped off to ITSS. Any requests received after June 1st, 2018 will be applied in the next round of software updates. All software installations are required to be licensed as network installations and not single workstations only.

This deadline is necessary to allow us sufficient time to properly plan and implement the installation of new and upgraded software in order to ensure that our students have the software resources that they need. 

In order to ensure that your requested software is configured to meet your course requirements and specifications, please test your software after it has been installed before August 21st, so that we can make any necessary adjustments.

The Faculty of Science wishes to announce KIMBERLY MACDONALD, masters student, will be defending her thesis entitled "Barriers and Enablers to Implementing and Adhering to the Healthy Eating Guidelines for PEI Early Years Centres."

The defense will take place on April 12, 2018 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm in the Health Sciences Building, 3rd Floor Boardroom

Everyone welcome!

The University of Prince Edward Island's School of Sustainable Design Engineering (SSDE) annual Student Design Expo on April 20 will showcase the best in student, sustainable, and green engineering in Atlantic Canada.

Student projects will be set up for public viewing at various stations around the first floor of the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering Building. Each project is the result of collaboration between UPEI SSDE students and an industry or community partner. Students were tasked with designing and creating solutions to their partners’ unique challenges.

The Student Design Expo begins with a short ceremony at 1:00 pm. Projects are available for viewing through the afternoon, with the Student Award Ceremony beginning at 4:00 pm, and a brief panel discussion about opportunities for design engineering graduates beginning at 4:30 pm.

April 10, 2018

IT Systems and Services has completed the rollout of a new antivirus and workstation security application, ESET Endpoint Security, which has replaced the previous product, Kaspersky. 

If you have a UPEI Windows workstation and still have the old Kaspersky application installed (indicated by a red “K” icon by the clock) you will need to restart your computer to complete the installation process (which runs automatically). Please ensure your computer is connected to the wired UPEI network before restarting your PC. 

If you run into any issues with the ESET installation please contact the ITSS Help Desk at or 902-566-0465. If you use a UPEI Mac workstation, please submit a request to the ITSS Help Desk requesting to have ESET installed on your Mac.

How do you know if you have ESET installed? You will see a blue & white “e” icon on your system tray (by the clock). If you still have the old Kaspersky antivirus you will see a red “K” icon instead.

It is very important that you update your antivirus and security applications, otherwise your computer will be susceptible to viruses and other security breaches, which can also spread to other computers throughout the university.

Courtyard Cafe in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre
Regular hours of operation until Friday, April 20: 
Monday to Thursday: 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Starting April 23 to August 31 the operational hours will be:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

AVC Cafeteria
No change in operational hours for the summer: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Samuel's in the Robertson Library
Will close on Friday, April 13 at 3:00 pm until Tuesday, September 4 at 8:00 am

Micro Market in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering
Will close on Thursday, March 29 at 3:00 pm until Tuesday, September 4 at 8:00 am

Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall
Monday to Friday: 700 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
Continental Breakfast - 9:30-10:30 am
Hot Meal Service - 10:30 am-9:00 pm

Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall will end the academic year dining program at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 21.

Summer hours of operation for the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall will be advertised at a later date.

Catering Services will continue without interruption.

Thank you,

Angela MacKenzie
Chartwells Food Service Director

Do you have library fines? Would you like to help a fellow student or family on Campus?

Bring non-perishable food or grocery items (e.g. canned goods, pasta, light bulbs, toilet paper, etc.- please no damaged, expired, or opened goods) for the Campus Food Bank to the Service Desk at the Library from Friday, April 6th to Friday, April 27th, 2018 and we’ll deduct $2.00 per item from your library fines.

And, if you don't have any Library fines? We will gladly accept your items (as mentioned above) to support the Campus Food Bank.

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk, (902)566-0583.

The Faculty of Arts, Island Studies wishes to announce that Simone Webster-Stahel, a Master’s student, will be defending her thesis entitled, “Looming Health Crisis on Small Islands: The Nexus Between Ecosystem Health and Human Health - A Case Study of the Island of Dominica”. It will take place Friday, April 13th, 9:00-11:00am in the AVC Bldg., Rm. 286A North. All are welcome.


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