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January 15, 2019

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies committee invites the Campus community to the first Environmental Sciences / Human Biology seminar of the winter series. Pedro Quijon (Graduate Coordinator) will be offering the following talk: "A defense of the thesis defense: Role, concerns and some advice". Everyone is welcome.
 
This event is Friday, January 18 at 12:30 pm in Duffy Science Centre room 204. 

 

Jack Frost Winterfest 20% Discount for UPEI Alumni, Faculty and Staff!

The UPEI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is offering an exclusive 20% DISCOUNT for UPEI ALUMNI, FACULTY and STAFF attending JACK FROST WINTERFEST! 

Help celebrate UPEI’s 50th Anniversary by visiting the UPEI booth in the lobby of the Eastlink Centre on Saturday, February 16 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. 
Say Hello to Pride the Panther and some of his Jack Frost Character Friends, get some Free Swag, Free Cookies, and Enter to WIN some Awesome Prizes!

From January 2 – February 8th register with the UPEI Alumni office to receive your special promotion code for discount on ticket purchases and be automatically entered for your chance to win up to 4 Jack Frost Weekend Passes. 
The lucky winners will be contacted on February 11. 
Contact Sarah today at shastelow@upei.ca or by calling 902-566-0615.

Once you have your promo code you will be all set to purchase your weekend passes.

For tickets and the full schedule visit
jackfrostfestival.com

Please plan to join us on January 16th from 12-1 in room 328 of McDougall Hall for a talk entitled "Teaching iGen: Considerations for the Next Decade of University Instruction," presented by Dr. Dany MacDonald, Department of Applied Human Sciences.

Students currently attending our classes have been named the iGen generation. With them, these students carry many characteristics that affect how they should be taught. This brown-bag lunch session will start by providing an overview of iGen by identifying important considerations regarding this group of students and subsequently outline implications for the classroom. Following a brief presentation, a discussion regarding the impact of iGen in the classroom will take place. 

Individuals interested in reading about iGen can look at the following text. The presentation will be based on the arguments made in the book.

Twenge, J.M. (2017). iGen: Why today’s super-connected kids are growing up less rebellious, more tolerant, less happy – and completely unprepared for adulthood. Simon & Schuster, Inc: New York, NY.

ISBN: 978-1-5011-5198-9

Moodle will be updating its theme as part of the spring update happening this May. A preview of the theme has been set up and faculty are invited to try it out before the May update. 
Feel free to come to the E-Learning Office's drop-in session Tuesday Jan 15 from 10am to 12pm, or Wednesday Jan 16 from 1pm to 3pm. 

If you cannot attend these sessions but are interested in trying out the new theme, please contact moodle@upei.ca for more information.

Fisheries and Seaplants on PEI
The Environmental Studies Book Club Discussion Series

This winter we will be reading and discussing "Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island" (2016). Our discussions will probe into past and present environmental changes on PEI, and how and why the Islanders are particularly sensitive to environmental issues and enmeshed in their landscape in a way that is unique among Canadians.

During our first discussion we will focus on two chapters: “Lines in the Water: Time and Place in a Fishery“ and “The Mermaid’s Tresses: Seaplants in the Culture and Economy of Prince Edward Island”. 

We are thrilled that the authors of these chapters and the book editors, Dr. Edward MacDonald and Dr. Irené Novaczek, will join our discussion. 

Date and time: January 16, 2019 at 5pm
Place: The Fox & Crow

All are welcome!

The e-book is available through the UPEI library. https://library.upei.ca/ 

If have any questions/suggestions, please feel free to contact Dr. Nino Antadze at nantadze@upei.ca

UPEI students, staff, and faculty are you up for a challenge? Test your mental abilities alongside your fellow UPEI colleagues in a problem-solving fun experience – and, you won't be marked on it!

Robertson Library is presenting an escape room in the Library’s LINC, Room 265, this semester – Museum Marauders.

You and your fellow UPEI colleagues are locked in a room! Find clues, solve puzzles, find keys, and open locks to save the missing manuscript. You have 30 minutes. Can you find the manuscript in time?

The Escape Room is limited to UPEI students, staff, and faculty and up to six participants per time. Free admission!

Come and see if you have what it takes to escape! Don’t miss out!

Wednesday, January 30 @ 5 pm & 6:30 pm
Monday, February 11 @ 5 pm & 6:30 pm
Wednesday, March 13 @ 5 pm & 6:30 pm

Sign up at https://library.upei.ca/

All are welcome to attend this week's FSDE Graduate research seminar on Wednesday, January 16 at 12:00pm in FSDE 212.

This week's presenter is: Walid Mazyan, Post-doctoral Researcher with his title, "Supercritical CO2 and Subcritical Water used for Natural Products Extractions."

The Senate of Canada is currently seeking candidates for the Senate Page Program , a unique and exciting opportunity for Canadian undergraduate students to be a key contributor within the Parliamentary system at the Senate of Canada. To learn more details about the program, eligibility criteria, and application process, please click here.  Note that the closing date is January 18, 2019.

January 14, 2019

The Island Lecture Series January lecture is Tuesday, January 15, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, and will feature Dr. Margôt Maddison-MacFadyen speaking on the topic, “To be free is very sweet”: The story of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave.

Admission to the lecture is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The next lecture is scheduled for February 19, 2019. Mark your calendars! 

For more information, please contact Laurie at iis@upei.ca or (902) 894-2881.

Telefilm Canada, UPEI Campus Life, and Robertson Library are presenting the award-winning movie Play Your Gender. The documentary, by Nova Scotia-based filmmaker Stephanie Clattenburg, is about the under-representation of women in the music industry.

“Only 6 women have ever been nominated for a Producer of the Year Grammy and no woman has ever won. In PLAY YOUR GENDER, Juno award-winning producer Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why this disparity exists by speaking to industry stars and veterans about the realities of being a woman in the recording studio.

Play Your Gender features interviews with Sara Quinn of Tegan & Sara, Melissa Auf der Maur of the Smashing Pumpkins, Patty Schemel of Hole, Chantal Kreviazuk, and many more of the music industry’s most talented women.” https://indiecanent.com/2015/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/PLAY-YOUR-GENDER-Synopsis.pdf

Special guest Wayne Carter, Executive Director, FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival will introduce the film and host a Q&A session after the movie.

Free dinner – pizza, drinks, and cookies (while supplies last)! 

Moodle will be updating its theme as part of the spring update happening this May. A preview of the theme has been set up and faculty are invited to try it out before the May update. 
Feel free to come to the E-Learning Office's drop-in session Tuesday Jan 15 from 10am to 12pm, or Wednesday Jan 16 from 1pm to 3pm. 

If you cannot attend these sessions but are interested in trying out the new theme, please contact moodle@upei.ca for more information.

Fisheries and Seaplants on PEI
The Environmental Studies Book Club Discussion Series

This winter we will be reading and discussing "Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island" (2016). Our discussions will probe into past and present environmental changes on PEI, and how and why the Islanders are particularly sensitive to environmental issues and enmeshed in their landscape in a way that is unique among Canadians.

During our first discussion we will focus on two chapters: “Lines in the Water: Time and Place in a Fishery“ and “The Mermaid’s Tresses: Seaplants in the Culture and Economy of Prince Edward Island”. 

We are thrilled that the authors of these chapters and the book editors, Dr. Edward MacDonald and Dr. Irené Novaczek, will join our discussion. 

Date and time: January 16, 2019 at 5pm
Place: The Fox & Crow

All are welcome!

The e-book is available through the UPEI library. https://library.upei.ca/ 

If have any questions/suggestions, please feel free to contact Dr. Nino Antadze at nantadze@upei.ca

How can I promote more class discussion? What kind of questions should I ask or activities should I set up to stimulate more student engagement? This workshop will help instructors create a more engaging class environment. Offered by the E-Learning Office, this workshop will be offered on two separate dates: February 28th or March 5th from 10:30 to 11:30 am in Room 265 of the Robertson Library. REGISTER

Starting on January 14th, UPEI Experiential Education and Work Integrated Learning will be offering drop-in hours in the new Career Studio in Dalton 209.

Drop-in hours will be every week on the following days:
Monday and Tuesday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Students can drop in to meet with a Career Peer Mentor to receive one-on-one help with resumes, cover letters, interview prep, job search, and more. We will also offer to review students' online presence and professionalism with "social media checkups."

2019 Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Graduate Scholarship 
Deadline: noon, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

The SJDAWC is calling for applications from potential graduate students for the 2019 Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Graduate Scholarship. The Scholarship will support the training of researchers at the masters or doctoral level to pursue animal welfare research at the University of Prince Edward Island. Both applied or more fundamental approaches to research pertaining to animal welfare are welcome. Applications for 2019 will be accepted until 12pm (noon) (AST) Friday February 22, 2019, with decisions to be announced in April. Students may take up their award at any time of the year but must do so within 12 months of the date of the letter of offer.
Application info: http://awc.upei.ca/2019-sir-james-dunn-animal-welfare-graduate-scholarship/

Please note: All potential graduate students must identify a graduate faculty member willing to supervise the student should the application be successful. This must be included with the application.

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