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September 27, 2017

Orange Shirt Day occurs annually at the end of each September, the time of year when Indigenous children were taken away from their homes and put into residential schools. Phyllis Wedstad was one such child. As a young child on her first day at residential school, Phyllis’ favourite orange shirt was promptly taken from her upon her arrival at the school. Her language and pride in her culture was also taken from her. Orange Shirt Day has been created in honour of Phyllis, and the many other children who attended residential schools. More information on this day can be found online at www.orangeshirtday.org.

This year on September 29, 2017, the Faculty of Education is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to wear orange as an annual opportunity to discuss aspects of residential schools, and to continue discussions year-round.  

Those who are wearing an orange shirt we encourage to come meet us at 12:30 pm outside of Don and Marion McDougall Hall for a group picture. 

Thank you for your support in bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day we hope that many of you will participate in wearing orange!

 

North of 49 Films and Campus Life Program presents Singing to Myself. 

Come join Harmony Wagner, writer/director, and producer Jason Rogerson as they introduce their film, Singing to Myself. Free movie with free snacks - can it get any better? Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie begins at 6:30 pm. The event will be held in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, room 242 of Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Thursday, September. 28. Bring a friend!

 

September 26, 2017

Orange Shirt Day occurs annually at the end of each September, the time of year when Indigenous children were taken away from their homes and put into residential schools. Phyllis Wedstad was one such child. As a young child on her first day at residential school, Phyllis’ favourite orange shirt was promptly taken from her upon her arrival at the school. Her language and pride in her culture was also taken from her. Orange Shirt Day has been created in honour of Phyllis, and the many other children who attended residential schools. More information on this day can be found online at www.orangeshirtday.org.

This year on September 29, 2017, the Faculty of Education is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to wear orange as an annual opportunity to discuss aspects of residential schools, and to continue discussions year-round.  

Those who are wearing an orange shirt we encourage to come meet us at 12:30 pm outside of Don and Marion McDougall Hall for a group picture. 

Thank you for your support in bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day we hope that many of you will participate in wearing orange!

Please join the staff of IT Systems & Services for a retirement celebration for Steve Leath, on Wednesday, September 27 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the AVC Learning Commons. Cake and light refreshments will be served. Look forward to seeing you there! 

North of 49 Films and Campus Life Program presents Singing to Myself. 

Come join Harmony Wagner, writer/director, and producer Jason Rogerson as they introduce their film, Singing to Myself. Free movie with free snacks - can it get any better? Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie begins at 6:30 pm. The event will be held in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, room 242 of Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Thursday, September. 28. Bring a friend!

 

On behalf of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI, all are welcomed to meet Commander Michele Tessier who recently received the honour of a second naval command and will captain the HMCS Margaret Brooke, the RCN’s second arctic offshore patrol vessel starting in 2018. In this talk, she will be speaking on her experience in leadership and sharing points of encouragement for women who lead in innovation and technology.

The presentation begins at 10:00 am, Friday, September 29 in room 212 of the SSDE.

Dr. Paul Bernard
“Early Life Seizures, Long-term Consequences”

DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2017
LOCATION: 286A, AVC Learning Commons
TIME: 11:30 a. m.

LECTURE
Dr. Paul Bernard 

“Introduction to Cardiac Physiology”

DATE: Friday, September 29, 2017
LOCATION: 286A, AVC Learning Commons
TIME: 10:30 am

Dr. Bernard received his PhD in Neuro-Pharmacology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuro Anatomy at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, graduating in 2008. He is currently an Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado. His primary research interest is in the area of long-term consequences of early life seizures. A significant portion of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disability have a history of early life seizures. The impact of early life seizures on long-term neurological outcome is not known. Do early life seizures cause/contribute to long-term deficits or are they simply correlative and a consequence of an underlying pathology?

Dr. Bernard is a candidate for a faculty positon in physiology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

 

The Faculty of Education will host our first Soup for the Soul event of the season today at 11:30 in the Chaplaincy Centre. Soups will be Tuscan White Bean Soup and Hearty Lentil Soup, both made with vegetables grown in our very own Saint Dunstan's Garden on campus. Treat your mental health with a delicious FREE bowl of soup.

UPEI’s Faculty of Education and the Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program invite you to a public talk by TODD LEADER.

Leader is the author of "It’s Not About Us: The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada." A registered psychologist and a registered social worker, Todd is a transformational leader in health services and health promotion with 27 years experience.

This event will be of interest to university and community members on PEI involved in transformational leadership. It will also benefit individuals and groups advocating for mental health and addictions, education, and other public service improvements.

The presentation beging at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 27 in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, room 242 of Don and Marion McDougall Hall. 

Explore the exciting field of engineering! The School of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI invites all Grade 7-10 girls and one parent/guardian to Go ENG Girl Day on October 14. Go ENG Girl Day is an exciting opportunity to spend an afternoon learning about the wonderful world of engineering, meeting women currently studying engineering, learning about some of the amazing things women engineers are doing, and participating in cool hands-on activities. We are excited to be one of 20 other Engineering programs at Canadian universities all holding this event together on the same day!

Registration is FREE, but space is limited. 
Register and learn more here: http://www.onwie.ca/programs/go-eng-girl
The UPEI Go ENG GIRL Site is here: https://sites.google.com/upei.ca/ssde-go-eng-girl 

Deadline to register is October 10, by 12 noon.

The annual Community Connector Volunteer Fair is underway today from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the main concourse of the W. A. Murphy Student Centre. This is a great opportunity to find out more about volunteering, and sign up to volunteer with an organization in our community. 

All students, staff, and faculty are invited - stop by and visit the booths to learn more about how you can become a volunteer!

27 different organizations will be recruiting volunteers at the fair - see the list of organizations by visiting here.
 

The next presentation in the Environmental Sciences and Human Biology (ESC-HB) seminar series will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017.  Dr. Guy Perry, UPEI Department of Biology will present:

“For Cod’s sake: Genes and the Devil in the deep blue sea”

​Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Room: DSC 204

All are welcome

September 25, 2017

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 Cheryl Simon, 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.

Ms. Simon’s presentation takes place on Friday, 29-Sept-2017, from 9:00am to 10:00am in HSB 103. For further information, contact Karen-Anne O'Halloran at kohalloran@upei.ca.

North of 49 Films and Campus Life Program presents Singing to Myself. 

Come join Harmony Wagner, writer/director, and producer Jason Rogerson as they introduce their film, Singing to Myself. Free movie with free snacks - can it get any better? Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie begins at 6:30 pm. The event will be held in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, room 242 of Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Thursday, September. 28. Bring a friend!

 

We are pleased to announce the first of our History of Medicine talks this year, by Dr. Jock Murray: "Noble Goals, Dedicated Doctors: Stories from 150 years of Educating Physicians at Dalhousie Medical School."

The event is Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 pm in room 210 of UPEI's SDU Main Building. 

The stories of medical education at Dalhousie will cover the remarkable beginning of the medical school, the early acceptance of women, some outstanding doctors and some outrageous and criminal characters, the ill-fated separation from the university, the impact of a school teacher’s critical report, the role of medical students in the Halifax Explosion, and how medical education and medical admissions have changed over the years.

Dr. Jock Murray is a neurologist, medical historian, and former Dean of Medicine. His book on the history of the medical school will appear in the fall in anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the Dalhousie Medical School in 2018.

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