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February 4, 2010

The next UPEI on-site training session in animal use and care will be held Thursday, March 4. 1:00 - 4:00 pm Duffy Amphitheatre - Rm 135 This will be a 3-hour training session with handout, based on CCAC Recommended Syllabus (exam included). The Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC) requires that all personnel involved with the use of animals in research, teaching and testing take this course. (A refresher course is required every 5 years.) Please notify me by e-mail animalcare@upei.ca by 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 18, if you or any of your staff will be attending this session. Sherri Pineau, ACC - Admin. Assistant
Bake Sale Friday 11:30 am-1:30 pm in the WA Murphy Student Centre Pink T-shirts also on sale at the bake sale or by emailing wbball@upei.ca. Reminder that all proceeds go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The 2010 UPEI Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is drawing near! Many thanks to those of you who have signed up as donors, volunteers and teams! For those of you who haven't had the chance to donate or participate yet, it's not too late! How to register... The Relay Committee will hold an on-campus registration day on Tuesday, February 9, from 12:30-1:30 pm in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre (look for the Relay for Life banners!) Or register online at http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?fr_id=6633&pg=entry If you prefer not to register directly online, contact Christopher Vessey (cvessey@upei.ca) and he will be happy to facilitate the registration process for you. All you need is the $10 registration fee. A bit about the Relay... The second annual UPEI Relay for Life will take place on March 12, in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, from 6 pm to 6 am. Walk with us in this inspirational 12-hour overnight event as we come together and fight to make cancer history. Our goal this year is to exceed last year’s total of $20,000 to fund cancer research and support services for people living with cancer. Join us as we celebrate, remember and fight back! Christian Lacroix (Chair, 2010 UPEI Cancer Society Relay for Life)
The tournament will be held on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6 at Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Tournament is for UPEI students, staff and faculty. There will be female and male divisions. Whether you are an experienced player or not, come out and have some fun and interact with your peers and colleagues. To register contact the Sports Centre front desk at 566-0368 or Janice Robertson at 566-0305. No fee.
The Graduate Students Association's Haiti Relief Challenge continues -- with more than $8,500 raised and donations still rolling in, the $10,000 target is in sight! There's still time to get involved: simply give your cash donation or cheque, made payable to the Red Cross, to Ben Perry, GSA VP Finance (bperry@upei.ca). With your help, we can make a difference. Jessica Livingston-Thomas
Students interested in finding out more about improving their French language skills this summer are invited to an information session on Thursday, February 18 at 4:30 pm in room 340 Main. The program EXPLORE is a national initiative where students travel to francophone regions of Canada for a 5-week period to learn the French language and experience the francophone culture. EXPLORE le Canada en français! Venez apprendre plus sur les programmes des langues officielles! Il y aura une session d'information le jeudi 18 février à 16h30 à 340 MAIN.

February 3, 2010

Please join us on Friday, February 5, 12:30-1:20 pm, in Lecture Theatre C, for presentations by 3 graduate students who have begun PhD projects through the SJDAWC, and will present information on their previous work: "Welfare assessments of working equines in India and discussion of causes of welfare issues " Cyril Roy "Survey of methods used for euthanasia in animal shelters in Canada" Niamh Caffrey "Correlates of behavioural anxiety and stress in wild male olive baboons in Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria" Jackie Ellis All are welcome.
Do you have back problems or soft tissue injuries? Soft Tissue Injury Prevention Information Session - February 25 Two sessions of Soft Tissue Injury Prevention will be offered by Chris Johnston, Occupational Therapist from CBI Health Centre, on February 25 at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm in the AVC Faculty Lounge. Anyone who is involved with physical work either at home or on campus should attend. The trainer will refresh us on proper lifting/moving techniques and how to prevent back injuries and other soft tissue injuries. If you would like to attend the training, please contact Debbie McKie, Human Resources at 566-0605 or dmckie@upei.ca. Training costs will be covered by the Health and Safety Budget.
The Search Committee for Vice-President Academic invites feedback on candidates Dr. Robert Perrins, Dr. Jim Randall, Dr. Rosemary Herbert and Dr. David Docherty. The candidates’ presentations are available online at http://www.upei.ca/home/vice-president-academic-candidate-videos Their cvs can be found at http://www.upei.ca/humanres/curriculum-vitae-vice-president-academic-development-candidates Please send comments to president@upei.ca, by 4 pm on Friday, February 5. The Search Committee appreciates the broad-based participation by colleagues and the University community in the search process. The candidates were also impressed, and appreciative. Thank you.

February 2, 2010

The recital brochures advertizing the UPEI Music Student Junior, Senior and Directed Studies recitals is now available. They will be circulating in campus mail in the next few days. If you/your department don't receive a copy but would like one, please call Susan 0507 or e-mail music@upei.ca.
We have two candidates coming in to give talks on campus for a position in the Economics Department. The first one is Ling Sun (University of Toronto). Her paper is "Delayed Output Response to Technology Shocks in a Monetary Search Model" on Thursday, February 4 in Main Building 020 at 4:00 pm. The second one is Kai "Jackie" Zhao (University of Western Ontario), Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00 pm in Main 020. His topic is: "The Rise in Health Spending: The Role of Social Security and Medicare". Everyone welcome Velma E. Affleck Tel: (902) 566-0370
The UPEI Music Department Recital series is pleased to present several recitals in its ongoing series. The recitals all take place at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall, UPEI Campus: On Friday, February 5 at 1:40 p.m. a Lunchtime Recital featuring UPEI Music Majors in Performance. Admission FREE On Saturday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. a Faculty Recital, featuring Frances Gray, piano; Morgan Saulnier, flute; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Rick Covey, piano; Andrew Zinck, piano; Jacqueline Sorensen, piano; June Countryman, piano; Karem J. Simon, clarinet; Gregory B. Irvine, tuba; Jim Dickson, guitar; and guests, Greg Doran, clarinet; and Natalie Williams-Calhoun, cello performing works by Haydn, Covey, Brahms, Moszkowski/Wolff, Martin, Uber, Albeniz and Steinmetz. Tickets are $15 ($12 students and seniors), available at the door. On Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. Kevin MacLean, saxophone, assisted by Frances McBurnie, piano, tickets $15/$12 available at the door. On Friday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. a Senior Recital featuring Duncan Allison, highland bagpipes. Admission FREE On Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. Romantic Music for Valentine’s Day featuring David Parker, horn, Lisa Roy, soprano and Richard Boulanger, piano performing works by Berlioz, Gounod, Chausson, Schubert, Schumann, and Strauss. Tickets $15/$12 available at the door.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Men's Hockey host STU 7pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Women's Basketball Team will host a Pink Bake Sale and T-shirt Sale in the WA Murphy Centre from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm All proceeds go to the Shoot for the Cure which goes towards Breast Cancer Research

February 1, 2010

You are invited to engage with the students from the UPEI Executive-style Master of Business Administration Program in exploring the topic of local food. This event will take place this Saturday, February 6 in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, UPEI School of Business/McDougall Hall. From 9:30-11:00 am, there will be a presentation of the local food challenge by an expert panel consisting of Tim Carroll, Phil Ferraro, and Rob Paterson, moderated by former CBC reporter, Ian Petrie. From 11:00 am-12:00 noon: a chance to share your views on local food with our MBA students; 3:00-4:30 pm: come see the MBA students present their response to the local food challenge. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Grace McCourt at (902) 566-6474 or email mba@upei.ca . Please come and join us!
Due to the forecasted cold temperatures tomorrow, the Snowman-Building Contest will be held on Thursday, February 4 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, outside the W.A. Murphy Building, near Main Building. Hot Chocolate and cookies will be provided free, courtesy of UPEI Wellness and the Student Union.

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