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October 10, 2018

The monthly meeting of the UPEI & Friends Neuroscience Journal Club will be held on Friday October 12, 2018 from 3-4 pm in the "fishbowl" of the Duffy Research Centre (NRC). All neuroscience research students as well as faculty, scientists and staff with an interest in neuroscience topics are welcome to attend and learn of the exciting neuroscience research projects happening at UPEI.

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites the UPEI community to Jesse Hitchcock's MSc defense entitled "Eelgrass (Zostera marina) responses to natural and anthropogenic gradients in estuaries of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (Canada)."

The event is 2:00 pm, Friday, October 12 in room 204 of the Duffy Science Centre. 

As part of Health and Fitness Week we are having a Plant Party on Wednesday, October 24 at 5:00 pm. Cost is $10 per person. Get your creative juice flowing and join us. We'll provide the succulents and materials. Pre-registration required. Please visit Panther Central desk at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre by Friday, October 19. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Event is for UPEI students, staff and faculty only.

The UPEI Music Department Recital Series 2018-2019 and The Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association are delighted to present the Atlantic Young Artist Concert featuring Andrew Son, piano on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. Admission: Adults $20/Students $10. Tickets will be available at the door.
 

Let us know what you think with our annual Chartwells Customer Feedback Survey for a chance to win a three-course meal for you and five friends or one of two $50 food dollars! In addition, you can avail of a FREE small coffee if you present your completed survey on any device at the AVC Cafe or Samuel's Cafe

Retail Survey: http://surveys.customsurveys.com/s3/Chartwells-Canada-FY19?br=C&unit=77851&loopback=false
Residence Survey: http://surveys.customsurveys.com/s3/Chartwells-Canada-FY19?br=B&unit=72851&loopback=false

Please join us for the second Theology on Tap of 2018-19, sponsored by the Saint Dunstan's Institute for Christianity and Culture. Thursday October 11, at the Pourhouse, 189 Great George Street, 7:00 pm.

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites the UPEI community
to the next seminar of the Environmental Sciences/Human Biology Series: Dr Chistian Lacroix (Department of Biology) will be presenting a talk entitled "A journey to the mind of a journal editor".

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

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?” (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/10517.html)

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 https://library.upei.ca/ 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—2nd Floor.

The discussion for October 17th will be Chapter 3: Buffalo Crusaders: The Sacred Struggle for America’s Last Wild and Pure Herd

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

All are welcome!

The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI invites all Grade 7-10 girls and one parent/guardian to attend Go ENG Girl Day on Saturday, October 27. Go ENG Girl Day is a fun opportunity to spend an afternoon learning about the wonderful world of engineering, meeting women currently studying engineering, learning about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing, and participating in cool hands-on activities. We are excited to be one of 20+ other Engineering programs at Canadian universities all holding this event together on the same day! Registration is FREE but space is limited and closes on Tuesday, October 23 at 12 noon: https://sites.google.com/upei.ca/fsde-go-eng-girl 

http://www.onwie.ca/programs/go-eng-girl

MMS Seminar Series, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm in KCI 104.
Presenter: Mathew Larade, PhD Student, Chemistry Department.
Topic: "Applying neural networks to predict atomic energies in Molecules: Leveraging Data for more efficient calculations".
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Dr. Stacey MacKinnon (UPEI) & Dr Beth Archer-Kuhn (UCalgary) are excited to announce several important additions to "Reigniting Curiosity & Inquiry in Higher Education: A Working Conference" to be held at UPEI, Nov 2-4th, 2018. Seats are limited and going fast so please register soon (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/curiosity-and-inquiry-conference-tickets-49645194112).

In addition to networking with others interested in incorporating more curiosity and inquiry in the classroom and forming research partnerships in these areas, we welcome the following contributors to the conference:

Pat Maher, PhD (Cape Breton University) “Taking risks and trusting the process: Lessons from a process-based pedagogy”

Sarah-Lynn Boyle, PhD student (UGuelph) “Understanding, practicing and transferring inquiry-based learning skills across the undergraduate experience and beyond: The Student Experience”

Mick Healey, PhD (UGloucestershire, UK) "Students as Partners in Inquiry-based learning: An interactive workshop"

Andrew P. Minigan, EdM (Director of Strategy, The Right Question Institute, Boston, MA) "“Teach Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral Students How to Ask Better Questions”

Robin Mueller, PhD (Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, UCalgary)"Building a Inquiry-focused Community of Practice in Higher Education"

For more information please check out http://projects.upei.ca/curiosityandinquiry/2018-curiosity-inquiry-conference/

Speaker: Jordi Segers, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative
Title: Bats in Canada: A story of heroes and wildlife health. 

The event is Tuesday, October 16 at 3:30 in AVC Lecture Theatre A.

The monthly meeting of the UPEI & Friends Neuroscience Journal Club will be held on Friday October 12, 2018 from 3-4 pm in the "fishbowl" of the Duffy Research Centre (NRC). All neuroscience research students as well as faculty, scientists and staff with an interest in neuroscience topics are welcome to attend and learn of the exciting neuroscience research projects happening at UPEI.

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites the UPEI community to Jesse Hitchcock's MSc defense entitled "Eelgrass (Zostera marina) responses to natural and anthropogenic gradients in estuaries of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (Canada)". The event is Friday, October 12 at 2 pm in 204 Duffy Science Centre.

October 9, 2018

UPEI is aligning functional areas that are related to student affairs and the recruitment/registration process into the recently renovated Dalton Hall—our new Student Experience Hub! Student Affairs, Accessibility Services, the Mawi'omi Student Centre, and Recruitment and First-Year Advising Office and International Student Office were relocated in stages during the week of October 1. Starting Tuesday October 9, at 8:00 am, the remaining offices will move as follows:

1. Registrar's Office (from Kelley Memorial Building to Dalton Hall, 3rd floor)
2. Student Financial Services (from Kelley Memorial Building to Dalton Hall, 2nd floor)
3. Student Awards and Financial Aid (from Kelley Memorial Building to Dalton Hall, 2nd floor)
4. Work Integrated Learning and English Language Centre (from Robertson Library to Dalton Hall, 2nd floor)
5. Office of Study Abroad and International Collaboration (from Don and Marion McDougall Hall to Dalton Hall, 3rd floor)

There will be no disruption in services, however, we ask for your co-operation and understanding as we move files and equipment from various buildings to the Student Experience Hub. We will provide more specific updates as required on Campus Notices.  You can subscribe to receive them by clicking here.

Learn more about what services and supports are available at the Student Experience Hub.

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