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November 25, 2018

Drop in November 28 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre and create some art! Bring your own supplies and take a few minutes for yourself! No prior experience necessary, and you do not need to be creative to participate, but just have an interest in expressing yourself. Your ideas and suggestions for future Art for the Soul meetings are welcome. Open to faculty, staff, and students.

November 23, 2018

The Charlottetown Christmas Parade parade will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018, beginning on University Avenue at 5:00 pm in front of the University of Prince Edward Island. As a result, there will be traffic restrictions along the UPEI Perimeter Road as the staging of the parade floats will take place on campus. Floats will begin to arrive at 11:00 am and should be fully departed by 6:00 pm. The float line-up begins at the UPEI Turf Field and extend back towards Belvedere Avenue.

To ensure the safety of Parade participants and members of the campus community, only one-way travel will be permitted between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:00 pm on the UPEI Perimeter Road.

At 4:00 pm, the UPEI Perimeter Road will close to all traffic until floats have fully exited onto University Avenue (this coincides with the closure of University Avenue at Enman Crescent). Vehicles that are parked in the MacLauchlan Arena lot, and Parking Lots C, RC, DR, B, and VTH will be allowed to exit along the UPEI Perimeter Road in a one-way southward direction towards the Belvedere Avenue entrance, until the Parade line-up begins to move towards University Avenue at 4:30 pm, at which time parking lot traffic will not be permitted to exit until Parade floats have completely departed the campus. Vehicles parked in the Aquatics Facility parking lot, as well as those in Visitor Metred Parking lots in front of YSC, HSB, MSC, and MCDH will not be permitted to exit from 4:00 pm until the Parade floats have completely departed.

November 22, 2018

The Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Pathology and Microbiology present Dr. K. Bedard, Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University as part of its seminar series on November 27 at 3:30 pm in AVC 205N - Lecture Theatre B. Dr. Bedard will discuss "Identifying causal genetic variants in dominant disorders." All are welcome.

Are you confused how to get quickly to the full text of scholarly articles, on campus or off campus? This half-hour session will take you through the tricks and tools to get to a full text article.

Tuesday, November 27, 3-3:30 pm in the LINC Classroom in Robertson Library

Please RSVP to Melissa Belvadi Also feel free to share this with your students. If you want to attend but can't make this time, contact Melissa to arrange another time.

The Faculty of Education invites you to public presentation by Dr. Linda Caisse, Associate Professor in the Gerontology Department at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB on Friday, November 23 at 12 noon in the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre, Room 212.

Dr. Caisse will present her work examining baby boomer women who are the first group of women to have participated in large numbers in the paid workforce since retirement has become institutionalized. Using in-depth, semi-structured interviews and focus groups, this research explored baby boomer women’s process of leaving the paid labour force, what retirement means to them, and how their life has changed since retirement.

From November 1 to April 30, winter restrictions on overnight campus parking are enforced. Parking Lot “A” is the only lot where overnight parking is permitted for the winter season. Residents of Andrew Hall and Bernardine Hall may park overnight in the Andrew Hall lot, provided that their vehicles are moved to Lot “A” during storm conditions and until the lots have been plowed after a storm.

If vehicles are left in any parking lot other than Lot “A” during storms or before snow removal is complete, the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. Facilities Management appreciates your co-operation to ensure parking lots are cleared safely. If you have any questions or concerns regarding winter parking, contact Mark Pharand, Manager, Security Services, at

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement to join communities together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others. For the 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign, UPEI has chosen to highlight the Atlantic Veterinary College’s Wildlife Clinical Care Fund, PEI’s only wildlife rehab centre.

The AVC Wildlife Service is a non-revenue-generating program supported by the College through time and expertise provided by clinicians, students, and staff. Being able to offer humane care for wildlife is a duty and a privilege for staff and students at the AVC. From urban foxes to bald eagles and everything in between, the AVC Wildlife Service provides volunteer support to rehabilitate sick and injured wild animals. Donations to the AVC Wildlife Clinical Care Fund are gratefully accepted.

The UPEI Laboratory Safety Manual Committee would like to inform all UPEI stakeholders that the 2018-19 Edition of the UPEI Laboratory Safety Manual is now available electronically on the UPEI website at:

Please take the time to review applicable sections of this manual that will provide valuable information to protect your health and safety while working in the following areas:  research laboratory, teaching laboratory, clinic, field site (on or off Island), and/or animal holding facilities.


UPEI Laboratory Safety Manual Committee Members

Do you have library fines? Would you like to help a fellow student or family on campus?

Bring non-perishable food or grocery items (e.g. canned goods, pasta, light bulbs, toilet paper, etc.- please no damaged, expired, or opened goods) for the UPEI Food Bank to the Service Desk at the Library from Saturday, November 24 to Saturday, December 15, 2018 and we’ll deduct $2.00 per item from your library fines.

And, if you don't have any Library fines??? We will gladly accept your items (as mentioned above) to support the UPEI Food Bank.

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk, 902-566-0583.

Panther Fitness has just announced the January Fitness Class and Small Group Training schedules.

We also have a limited number of $75 fitness training subsidies for UPEI staff and faculty (current employees) and current full-time UPEI students. Applications are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only a limited number of subsidies, so apply quickly. The subsidies can be applied towards specialty fitness classes and/or cycle classes or small group training. Subsidy credits will be used towards the total cost of program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you had received a subsidy in the Fall of 2018, you can apply again.

For more information please contact Angela Marchbank, Coordinator Fitness and Wellness at

Our UPEI Student Food Bank is donation-driven and is open during the academic year. Several groups and individuals have been very generous over the last 3 months. Unfortunately, today, the cupboard is bare. Spaghetti, sauce, tuna, rice, noodles, peanut butter, jam, healthy soup, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap. All is welcome!

The Office of the President cordially invites you to attend the MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing Celebration. Please join members of the MacLauchlan family, guest speaker Dr. Laurie Brinklow, and the UPEI community on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall to celebrate the writing achievements of UPEI students and faculty and staff.

The Faculty of Education formally announces the upcoming PhD defence by Olive Bryanton. Olive will be defending her dissertation titled "Pioneers in Aging: Voices of women 85 years and older aging in place in rural communities." All are welcome to attend Olive's public presentation, taking place on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:00 pm in the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre (NRC building #28), room 212.

Please join Dr. Janet Bryanton, MN Graduate Studies Coordinator, and current Master of Nursing students for an Open House-Information Session on Thursday, November 29, from 6:00-8:00 pm in Room 106 HSB.

Drop-in November 28 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre and create some art! Bring your own supplies and take a few minutes for yourself! No prior experience necessary, and you do not need to be creative to participate, but just have an interest in expressing yourself. Your ideas and suggestions for future Art for the Soul meetings are welcome. Open to faculty, staff, and students.


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