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October 5, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:27

The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts invite members of the campus community - students, faculty and staff - to attend a public presentation by Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw, candidate for a multi-disciplinary tenure-track position in Indigenous Education. Presentations by candidates for this position will focus on issues of Indigenous Education being integrated in to the daily life, and work, of the University, and their teaching and program of research related to the areas of focus within the Facilities of Education and Arts.

Dr. Wāhpāsiw’s presentation takes place on Friday, 06-Oct-2017, from 9:00am to 10:00am in Memorial Hall 308. For further information, contact Karen-Anne O'Halloran at kohalloran@upei.ca.

*Please note the location of this presentation. It has been listed incorrectly for the last few days. It will be held in MH 308.

 

Speaker: Kami Harris, Pathology and Microbiology
Title: A smorgasbord of Borrelia: The genetic diversity of the Lyme-causing bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi in New Brunswick.
When: Wednesday, October 11, 3 pm
Where: AVC Lecture Theatre A

UPEI’s Department of History and the UPEI Faculty of Arts will present the documentary film Nasser's Republic, the Making of Modern Egypt at a screening Thursday, October 12 at 7 pm in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, room 242 of Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Director Michal Goldman will be on hand to present the film and field questions after the screening.

Nasser's Republic, the Making of Modern Egypt is the first film for North Americans to focus on Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the Arab world’s most transformative and controversial leaders. In 1952, as an unknown young Egyptian colonel, Nasser led a coup that became a revolution. Over the next 18 years, he reshaped the Arab world, facing deep divisions among the Arabs and emerging as a titanic figure—a champion of Arab progress and African liberation. But what he could not offer was democracy; instead, he established the region’s first and much emulated military authoritarian regime. A man of enormous charisma and ambition, Nasser became caught in the coils of his own power, dying at 52 with his revolution uncompleted. The Arab Spring and its aftermath are his legacy.

Michal Goldman is an American documentary filmmaker. Her interest in Egypt goes back to the 1990s when she lived in Cairo for several years to produce her film “Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt.” Several of her films have been nominated for Academy Awards. Her love for PEI dates back to 1970, when her parents bought a small farm in Mermaid.

All are welcome!

October 4, 2017

Precision Agriculture Technologies to Improve Crop Productivity and Mitigate Environmental Risks

Aitazaz Farooque, assistant professor

Knowledge of spatial variability in soil, crop, and yield attributes can establish the basis for efficient nutrient management on an as-needed basis. Currently, crop management practices within agricultural fields are implemented uniformly with inadequate attention being given to substantial variations in soil properties, crop characteristics and yield, which not only increase cost of production but also poses a serious threat to the environment.

The map and sensor based precision agriculture (PA) technologies are capable of encountering these spatial variations, to allocate nutrients site-specifically based on need. The concept of delineating management zones (MZs) based on proper characterization and quantification of soil and crop variability using sensors, has been proposed as a solution to more efficiently apply agricultural inputs in variable rate (VR) fashion to ensure sustainability of agricultural resources.

The geo-referenced soil and crop attributes significantly affecting the crop yield can be used to develop MZz for site-specific nutrient management. The combined approach of using sensor and map based PA technology, in conjunction with statistical, geo-statistical and geographical information system (GIS) can aid in developing MZs without prior knowledge of productivity with the internal homogeneity and external heterogeneity. The MZs can be incorporated into the VR technology for site-specific applications to ensure economic and environmental sustainability.

The event runs Thursday, October 5 at noon in room 212 of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering.

All are welcomed to attend this weekly seminar. Learn about the innovative research and collaborations the faculty and graduate students are leading at the School of Sustainable Design Engineering!

Today, October 5, in AVC 286A N from 12:00-1:00, Kim Mears and Melissa Belvadi from the Robertson Library will present a Lunch-and-Learn session entitled "Predatory Journals: How Not to Get Tricked." This session will introduce you to the concept of predatory journals and give some tips on how to recognize them, so you can avoid inadvertently giving your scholarly works to them. All are welcome!

The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts invite members of the campus community - students, faculty and staff - to attend a public presentation by Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw, candidate for a multi-disciplinary tenure-track position in Indigenous Education. Presentations by candidates for this position will focus on issues of Indigenous Education being integrated in to the daily life, and work, of the University, and their teaching and program of research related to the areas of focus within the Facilities of Education and Arts.

Dr. Wāhpāsiw’s presentation takes place on Friday, 06-Oct-2017, from 9:00am to 10:00am in Memorial Hall 308. For further information, contact Karen-Anne O'Halloran at kohalloran@upei.ca.

*Please note the location of this presentation. It has been listed incorrectly for the last few days. It will be held in MH 308.

October 3, 2017

In July 2011, the family of Harry and Marjorie MacLauchlan of Stanhope, PEI made a further leadership gift to UPEI to create a substantial awards program to honour H. Wade MacLauchlan’s twelve years of service as UPEI president and vice-chancellor, and to recognize the importance of effective writing as a foundational skill for academic success and lifelong learning. The MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing are valued at $500 each, with up to 57 prizes available annually for returning undergraduate students who produced outstanding written work in the previous academic year (September 1 – August 31), and up to 3 prizes available for faculty or staff members, who have shown exceptional leadership in the development of writing among students at UPEI.

Please share this program with students or recommend a colleague via the following links. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 6:

MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing (Coursework) – up to 35 prizes 
MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing (Community) – up to 11 prizes 
MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing (Webster Centre) – up to 11 prizes 
MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing (Staff/Faculty) – up to 3 prizes 

For more information, contact Adrienne in Scholarships and Awards at amontgomery@upei.ca.

Precision Agriculture Technologies to Improve Crop Productivity and Mitigate Environmental Risks

Aitazaz Farooque, assistant professor

Knowledge of spatial variability in soil, crop, and yield attributes can establish the basis for efficient nutrient management on an as-needed basis. Currently, crop management practices within agricultural fields are implemented uniformly with inadequate attention being given to substantial variations in soil properties, crop characteristics and yield, which not only increase cost of production but also poses a serious threat to the environment.

The map and sensor based precision agriculture (PA) technologies are capable of encountering these spatial variations, to allocate nutrients site-specifically based on need. The concept of delineating management zones (MZs) based on proper characterization and quantification of soil and crop variability using sensors, has been proposed as a solution to more efficiently apply agricultural inputs in variable rate (VR) fashion to ensure sustainability of agricultural resources.

The geo-referenced soil and crop attributes significantly affecting the crop yield can be used to develop MZz for site-specific nutrient management. The combined approach of using sensor and map based PA technology, in conjunction with statistical, geo-statistical and geographical information system (GIS) can aid in developing MZs without prior knowledge of productivity with the internal homogeneity and external heterogeneity. The MZs can be incorporated into the VR technology for site-specific applications to ensure economic and environmental sustainability.
 

The event runs Thursday, October 5 at noon in room 212 of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering.

All are welcomed to attend this weekly seminar. Learn about the innovative research and collaborations the faculty and graduate students are leading at the School of Sustainable Design Engineering!

The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts invite members of the campus community - students, faculty and staff - to attend a public presentation by Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw, candidate for a multi-disciplinary tenure-track position in Indigenous Education. Presentations by candidates for this position will focus on issues of Indigenous Education being integrated in to the daily life, and work, of the University, and their teaching and program of research related to the areas of focus within the Facilities of Education and Arts.

Dr. Wāhpāsiw’s presentation takes place on Friday, 06-Oct-2017, from 9:00am to 10:00am in HSB 308. For further information, contact Karen-Anne O'Halloran at kohalloran@upei.ca.

October 2, 2017

The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, is pleased to host eminent animal welfare scientist Professor David Mellor, University of Massey, New Zealand, in October.

During his visit, Dr. Mellor will give a public lecture entitled “Thriving, not merely surviving: A fresh perspective on animal welfare” on Tuesday, October 17, at 7:00 pm, in Lecture Theatre A, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI.

Dr. Mellor will look at both negative and positive emotions in animals and how these emotions affect behaviours. He will offer a fresh perspective on animal welfare management through promoting positive states and minimizing negative ones, and consider the interaction between them. Much of his pioneering and well-recognized work in the field of animal welfare is on animal emotions and behaviour, and the promotion of positive welfare states in companion animals, farm animals, and others.

This lecture is part of AVC’s annual community workshop series. For information, contact Janice MacWilliam at jmacwilliam@upei.ca or (902) 566-0589.

Join UPEI's Graduate and Professional Program Advisor along with staff from the Faculty of Education for an information session on the Bachelor of Education and the Bachelor of Education - Français Langue Seconde programs at UPEI! Topics covered will include: admissions information, application process, program information including practicum duration and travel opportunities, and more!

October 11, 2017.
10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Don and Marion McDougall Hall, room 248 

The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts invite members of the campus community - students, faculty and staff - to attend a public presentation by Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw, candidate for a multi-disciplinary tenure-track position in Indigenous Education. Presentations by candidates for this position will focus on issues of Indigenous Education being integrated in to the daily life, and work, of the University, and their teaching and program of research related to the areas of focus within the Facilities of Education and Arts.

Dr. Wāhpāsiw’s presentation takes place on Friday, 06-Oct-2017, from 9:00am to 10:00am in HSB 103. For further information, contact Karen-Anne O'Halloran at kohalloran@upei.ca.

This course will explore how to create a culture of respect and trust in the workplace. Through lectures and exercises (which may include role plays), participants will:

Examine the characteristics of a respectful workplace;
Explore the causes and consequences of incivility and disrespect in the workplace;
Examine discriminatory and personal harassment in the workplace (laws, policies and impact);
Explore the meaning of trust and the characteristics of a high trust workplace;
Learn how trust can be eroded and the behaviours that can be used to build and repair trust in the workplace;
Assess their own workplace culture and explore how each individual can contribute to a climate of respect and trust.

To register go to http://www.upei.ca/professionaldevelopment/course/creating-workplace-respect-and-trust

September 29, 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.

NEW! Every Tuesday and Thursday, we will be hosting a Pop-Up Chef's Table at the MicroMarket featuring an affordable meal that you can easily enjoy on the go! Swing by the MicroMarket from 11:30-12:30 for $5.99 Taco Tuesdays and Pita Thursdays.

A ton of lunch options are available at our locations everyday including chef-made lunch specials at the AVC Cafe, classic grill meals at the Courtyard Cafe, our all-you-care-to-eat dining program at the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall, and all of our retail options like salads, sandwiches, and soup. View our dining map and this week's menus online at http://dineoncampus.ca/upei/menus/

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