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March 12, 2019

UPEI's 2nd Teaching Community Conference will be held May 7th, 2019 and is calling for presentation proposals. 
All UPEI teaching and learning proposals are welcome, but last year's faculty participants indicated interest in these following topics:
•Decolonization/Indigenization of Education/Implementing TRC recommendations in the classroom 
•Inclusive education and accessibility 
•Blended and Online teaching practice and strategies 
•Experiential education 

To submit a proposal please complete this form: (Teaching Community Conference Call for Proposals - 

Proposals are due 4:30 PM March 29, 2019

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact


The Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging, and Diversity (ARGEIAD), in Partnership with  University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), PEI Association for New Comers (PEIANC), PEI Immigration Partnership (PIP), and MacKillop Centre for Social Justice Presents:
Friday, March 15, 2019, from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm. All are welcome to attend and there will be no cost.
Lunch and refreshments are provided. However, RSVP REQUIRED. Please contact 902-213-6106 (call/text) or

The Healthy Campus Committee is providing a 45 minute class that offers meditation and gentle yoga stretches. The meditation segment of the class creates more calm, inner peace and balance that benefits both your emotional wellbeing and overall health. This is a class for all fitness levels. The class will be held on Mondays at 12;10 pm - 12:55 pm in Fitness Studio #2, March 18. Free but pre-registration required as we only have space for 12. Please contact Angela Marchbank, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator at to reserve your spot.

Stretch and Move with Stephanie Knickle and Travis Saunders! Come learn about we should be getting up ans sitting less during the day. Travis will share information about the negative health effects inactivity can have on us and Stephanie will give participants examples of how people can get extra strength and stretching exercises in while you are at work! Every little bit counts!

Session will be held on Wednesday, March 13 from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm, room #212 Sports Centre. Session is free for UPEI employees and brought to you by the Healthy Campus Committee, Employee Wellness Strategy. Please register by emailing Angela Marchbank at to reserve your spot.


Join us Wednesday, March 13th for this year's Career and Summer Job Fair!

This event is free to attend for all post-secondary Students, and offers a great opportunity to meet with employers and recruiters to start networking, find a summer job, or kick start a career. Be prepared to present yourself professionally.

The event will take place in MacMillan Hall in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre, and will run from 10:30am until 3:00pm with a storm date on Thursday, March 14th.

This year's fair will be co-hosted by UPEI Career Services and the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering and will feature employers from various industries across PEI and the Maritimes. 

For more information and to see what organizations will be present at this year's fair, visit

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at


Dr. Charlie Pye, veterinary dermatologist at AVC, will give a public workshop on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 pm, on common medical conditions that can cause excessive scratching in our canine companions and explain what treatments can be used to treat them. The workshop will take place in Lecture Theatre A at AVC.

Everyone is welcome. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For information, contact (902) 566-0589 or


How can we help learners learn more of what they are taught? Students must gather information, decide when to pay attention and what to pay attention to. Next, in order to make the information stick learners must be able to combine the new information with what they already know, making it personal and meaningful. And last but not least learners must be competent at retrieving that stored information from their heads in a way that shows you they now know what you’ve taught them. This workshop aims to help instructors help students with all of those things. The workshop takes place on Tuesday, March 19th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am in Room 265 of the Robertson Library. REGISTER

A hackathon takes a creative and collaborative problem solving approach to addressing a real issue. In May-June, 2019, the Province of Prince Edward Island will be hosting the second annual public service hackathon, a 6-week case competition designed as a professional development opportunity that brings together multi-disciplinary teams of federal, provincial, municipal and private sector professionals working in PEI. In recognition of the value of experiential learning, the planning committee is offering one space on each of the ten teams to a UPEI student as an unpaid internship opportunity. The hackathon/internship carries 3-semester credit hours. Students must apply by March 31, 2019 by registering in ARTS 1050-1. For more information email


The University of Prince Edward Island is excited to partner with Madrid's Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) to deliver a joint one-year master's degree.

To learn more about this exciting program, please join us for an information session on Monday, March 18th, from 3:00-4:30 pm in the Dawson Lounge Room 520 in the SDU Main Building (building 5).


Another week, another article posted to get us all thinking together about issues of equity and inclusion. "How to make your social justice events accessible to the disability community" addresses the often invisible ways in which assumptions about ability permeate our everyday activities and practices, and provides a long list of ideas to move us to reconsider some of those assumptions. Head on over to and click on the 'discussions' button. And share with your colleagues too.


The Faculty of Education invites members of the campus community - students, faculty and staff - to attend a public presentation by Dr. Kathy Snow, candidate for a tenure-track position in Educational Leadership & International Education. A public presentation on prospects and challenges for the future of International Education and Educational Leadership at UPEI will take place on Wednesday, 14-Mar-2019, from 9:00am to 10:00am in Memorial Hall 308. For further information, contact Karen-Anne O'Halloran at


Expert and novice instructors alike find it challenging to write effective statements for assessment of learning. This workshop will provide you with some evidence for what is relevant and effective. It will provide you with a systematic approach for writing statements. And it will provide you with an alternative method to the standard learning outcome or objective. The workshop takes place on Tuesday, March 26th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in Room 265 of the Robertson Library. REGISTER

A free trial for a great service you really need is brilliant. Until you forget to cancel before the deadline and the subscriptions kick in. Does this sound familiar? Amazon prime, Disney, cable sports channels etc etc. These services keep charging until you TELL them to stop. Its easy...On your phone go to Google Play - Menu- Subscriptions - Manage - Cancel. DONE.
iOs (little harder) Settings - Apple ID - iTunes & App Store - Apple ID (again) - View the ID to get to the a/c info and scroll to subscriptions. Little more complicated but worth the $avings. 
ITSS can help with any tech queries Mon-Fri 8-4.


The deadline for Animal Care Protocol Submissions (new, renewal, or amendment) is Friday, April 5th for the April meeting. 

Ensure you download the current forms from, use the most current Adobe Reader to complete forms (only current forms will be accepted). To view any UPEI ACC SOPs and Polices, they can be accessed through myUPEI at

Both the signed hard copy and electronic protocol submission must be submitted by the deadline date.
• Submit one copy of original protocol with signature to AVC - North Annex, Biomedical Sciences Dept., Rm 2302
• Submit an electronic copy to 

Those protocols received after the deadline will be reviewed the following month. The Committee requires at least one month for processing applications.

For more information, please contact Sherri Pineau, ACC Administrative Assistant at 902-566-0973.


AS part of the Molecular and Macromolecular Sciences Seminar Program, Anayet Kabir will be giving a presentation on "Diatoms Loaded Self-assembled Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery". 
A rapidly expanding field that utilizes nature-inspired materials to create novel and functional biomimetics is known as “Biotemplating”. The diatomaceous earth is an exceptional template for drug delivery applications, owing largely to its highly-ordered pores, large surface area, species specific architecture, and flexibility for surface modifications. Diatomaceous earth have been studied in a wide range of biomedical applications but their potential as the next frontier of drug delivery has yet to be fully exploited. Diatoms are porous silica-based materials obtained from single cell photosynthetic algae. We are evaluating the potential of diatomaceous earth (DE) microparticles for the duel delivery of drugs as cancer therapeutics. The study described the self-assembly of adamantine modified diatomaceous earth in β-cyclodextrin architecture to prepare thixotropic gels of varying mechanical properties. The gels produced exhibit excelled drug absorption capacity and colloidal stability under different pH. The co-encapsulation of drugs in diatomaceous earth containing thixotropic materials is studied and their in vitro anticancer activities are evaluated. 

This event is Wednesday, March 13 at 12:30 pm in KC Irving Chemistry Centre room 104.


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