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November 30, 2017

The UPEI Music Department Recital Series 2017-2018 is pl eased to present the UPEI Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Margot Rejskind on Saturday December 2 at 7:30 PM at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Charlottetown. Tickets for adults are $15 and $10 for students. Available at the door, online, by emailing music@upei.ca, or by calling 902-566-0507.

The choir will be performing pieces by Martini, Biebl, Schubert, Hildegard of Bingen, Victoria, Mendelssohn, Britten and others.

All are welcome! 

He’s parking his cart and retiring! Please join the celebration for Robert on Thursday, December 7, from 2:00–3:00 pm in The McCain Foundation Learning Commons at AVC. Light refreshments will be served. 

All are welcome!

November 29, 2017

At the Chaplaincy Centre, thoughts are with the students during exam time, their success, and yes, of course, the chili dinner. On December 6 and 7, between 11:30 am–1:30 pm, a chili lunch is served at the Chaplaincy Centre, free for the students.

About 300 students show up each day with smiles and conversation on this busy week.

Sister Sue would like to extend her gratitude to the staff, faculty, and Student Union that stepped up to help ensure this tradition continues. This year's menu is healthier, generate less waste, and reflects the international diversity of the campus. 
 
Staff and Faculty who would like to volunteer for a shift and help facilitate this annual event can sign-up here.

Students, staff and faculty, are welcome to come by the Campus Life Lounge in Student Affairs, W.A. Murphy Student Centre, on Thursday, November 30 between 11:30 and 1:30 for some cake and hot chocolate. Bring along your phone/camera, your friends and colleagues, and your best smile to take a picture with Santa!

For more information, please contact Anne Bartlett at ambartlett@upei.ca or 902-894-2835.

Please note the following changes to hours of operation for the food services retail locations on campus:

December:

  • Friday, December 1: the Micro-Market (School of Sustainable Design Engineering) closes for the holidays
  • Friday, December 8: Samuel's Cafe (Robertson Library) closes at 3:00 pm until after the holidays
  • Friday, December 22: the AVC Cafeteria closes at 3:00 pm until after the holidays.
  • Sunday, December 17: Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall, with the exception of special functions and catering services, closes for the holidays at 12:00 pm.

Beginning Monday, December 11, The Courtyard Cafe (W.A. Murphy Student Centre) hours of operation will be:

  • 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
  • 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, Fridays
  • Friday, December 15: this location will close at 3:00 pm for the holiday break

Please note that Tim Horton's and On-the-Go products will be available at the Courtyard Cafe. However, the Grill will be closed until after the holidays

Tuesday, January 2:

  • The Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall will resume regular hours of operation beginning at 4:00 pm
  • AVC Cafeteria will resume regular hours of operation (Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm)
  • The Courtyard Cafe will be open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wednesday, January 3:

  • The Courtyard Cafe will resume regular operations with new daily hours (Monday to Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm)
  • Samuel's will resume regular hours of operation (Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Monday, January 8:

  • Micro-Market will resume regular hours of operation (Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm)

The staff of Ancillary Services and Chartwells would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

November 28, 2017

An updated version of the UPEI Tobacco-use policy went into effect on September 1, 2017. This is a reminder that tobacco products are not to be used on University property. For more information regarding campus boundaries or cessation supports and services, please click here.

Students, staff and faculty, are welcome to come by the Campus Life Lounge in Student Affairs, W.A. Murphy Student Centre, on Thursday, November 30 between 11:30 and 1:30 for some cake and hot chocolate. Bring along your phone/camera, your friends and colleagues, and your best smile to take a picture with Santa!

For more information, please contact Anne Bartlett at ambartlett@upei.ca or 902-894-2835.

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

Please note: this week's rhearsal will take place on Thursday, November 30 and it will be the final gathering of the year. Stay tuned for details regarding rehearsals in the new year.

Refreshments will be served following the rehearsal. All are welcome!

Tuition Waiver forms for the Winter 2018 semester must be submitted to Human Resources by no later than December 19, 2017. When completing the form, please include all of the required information (Course name, time, start and end date, cost and the number of semester hours) to avoid any delays in processing the waiver. Please submit original forms directly to Human Resources (lower level Kelley building, room #143).

Click one of the following to access the tutition waiver form:

If you have any questions please contact Heather Walsh at: (902) 566-0514 or hwalsh@upei.ca.

The Department of Development and Alumni Engagement and the UPEI Alumni Association invite you to attend their Sweets and Swag Open House on Monday, December 4, 11:00 am -1:00 pm.

Haven't had the chance to visit the department's new home at 618 University Avenue? Come check it out and enjoy music, yummy sweets, delicious hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, and leave with some FREE UPEI swag! 

Click here to view full event listing.

On behalf of the UPEI Health Centre Team, we would like to encourage all campus Faculty, Staff and Students Staff to get the flu shot. The best way to protect yourself and others from the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

Health PEI offers Public Health Nursing Community Flu Vaccination Clinics. These Clinics are provided on a walk-in basis, no appointments are required.

The Flu Clinic Information Line, 1-855-354-4358 (4FLU) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides up-to-date information about flu vaccination clinic dates, time and locations in your area.

Flu vaccinations are also available through your family physician or nurse practitioner and at local pharmacies across the province.

Where can I get more information about the flu?

For more information about the flu, how it spreads, symptoms, or how you can protect yourself and others, visit About Influenza (the flu).

Let's help Prince Edward Island become #FluLess

November 27, 2017

On November 28 UPEI will hold a reception to dedicate a plaque in Rocky Paquet's honour and potentially launch a new student award in his memory.

This is the first year UPEI is embracing #GivingTuesday and its motto of rallying for favourite causes and thinking of others. Join UPEI in honouring Rocky's legacy of dedication and heart by contributing to the potential creation of an award in his memory.

Click here to view full event listing.

Mark your calendar! Graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the upcoming GSA Wine and Cheese Social. Join us for refreshments, a silent auction and presentation of faculty and staff awards.

For more information on this annual event, click here.

As an instructor, you’ve set up a syllabus that clearly explains your expectations of where students will end up. Then you set them on the journey to that destination. However, some will get off track along the way. In this workshop, offered by the E-Learning Office...

For more information on this workshop, click here.

Please join Dr. Shannon Murray, Department of English, as she leads a discussion entitled Why I Don't Do Learning Outcomes (but it's OK if you do).

"Many universities—and indeed whole provinces—have moved to requirements for Learning Outcomes, either for individual courses or for whole programs"...Learn more about this brown-bag lunch by clicking here.

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