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November 28, 2011

During the winter months, shipping and receiving requires you to have your courier packages delivered to us no later than 2:00 pm. Anything received after the 2:00 pm cut-off might not be processed until the next day due to couriers arriving earlier because of pending winter weather conditions. When in doubt, the earlier the better!

November 25, 2011

Effective 01 November 2011 until 15 April 2012, winter restrictions on overnight campus parking will be enforced. Parking lot "A" (adjacent to Blanchard Hall) is designated as the only general area where overnight parking will be permitted for the winter season. Residents of Bernardine Hall and Andrew Hall may leave their vehicles in the Andrew Hall parking lot, provided that they understand that these vehicles must be moved to lot "A" during storm conditions. AVC VTH duty staff may leave their vehicles in the small animal client lot during storm conditions, with the understanding that their vehicles be moved at the earliest time when conditions allow. This parking policy is to facilitate snow removal operations conducted by the University facilities management department. Drivers who violate this policy may be subject to having their vehicle removed from the campus at their expense. Remember... If storm conditions are forecast, ensure that your vehicle is in lot "A".
Anil Kalupahana, Department of Pathology and Microbiology will give a seminar entitled "Characterization of an avian orthoreovirus isolated from incidents of wild bird mortality in eastern Canada" Thursday, December 1 10:30 am AVC, Lecture Theatre "C". Everyone is welcome.

November 24, 2011

Thank you to all who came out to support the Graduate Student Association at our annual wine & cheese event; despite the weather it was a great success, with excellent attendance! Congratulations to our two award-winners, who were recognized for their outstanding support and contribution to graduate student life: Dr Spencer Greenwood was awarded Faculty Member of the Year, and Rosemary McIver was awarded Staff Member of the Year. Furthermore, Collen Gallant and Brian Wagner of the Office of Graduate Studies were recognized for their unwavering help and support. The evening proved to be a fabulous networking opportunity for faculty, staff, and students from different departments to come together to exchange ideas and share in an evening of food, drink, and merriment. The silent auction and raffle were a huge success, and the GSA would like to thank everyone for their support in our endeavours.
Charge purchases at the Bookstore to your staff account from Monday, November 28 until Friday, December 9. Contact the Bookstore for further details.
The Bookstore is open on Saturday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Take advantage of our annual Christmas sale before the parade on Saturday. Save 20% on clothing, giftware and office supplies.
There will be an introductory course in Drupal training this Wednesday, November 30. Register at: http://www.upei.ca/webtraining The course runs from 1.30-3.30 pm in the computer lab upstairs in the Robertson Library. Email Shawn at shwarsenault@upei.ca with any questions.
The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) returns to PEI for its third year. This year the films will be shown at AVC Lecture Theatre A at 7 pm on Wednesday, November 30 and is hosted by CUPE Local 1870 and other PEI labour unions. Admission is free. The 2011 films include Canadian Film "Breathtaking" “Breathtaking” takes on the asbestos industry through a moving and personal investigation into the deaths of Kathleen’s father from mesothelioma, and the confounding present-day use of asbestos in Canada and other countries that continues to exact a human toll. Valued since prehistory and commercially mined since the Industrial Revolution, asbestos was nicknamed the ‘magic mineral’ for its fabric-like properties and its capacity to protect against fire. It’s been used in everything from brake pads to oven mitts. After it was discovered to be carcinogenic, asbestos use was banned in many countries and limited in others. USA films "Locked Out" and "Triangle: Remembering the Fire" "Locked Out" is a "David and Goliath" story that reveals how 560 unionized miners in California refused to accept wage and benefit cuts by their employer, Rio Tinto, a giant multinational mining company. They were locked out of their jobs and replaced by scab labour. They organized a mass movement of support and after 107 days, Rio Tinto backed down, signed a decent contract and the miners went back to work. "Triangle: Remembering the Fire" “Triangle: Remembering the Fire” marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire, an event that changed the course of history. It is the story of a great uprising of young women, whose protest ended tragically in flames. A cinematic tone poem of remembrance, the films also stands as a cautionary tale about the dangers of returning to the attitudes of the Gilded Age. For more information, go to labourfilms.ca or contact Leo Cheverie at leocheverie62@gmail.com or at 892-4404.
On Saturday, 26 November 2011, participants of the Charlottetown Christmas parade will be using UPEI's Perimeter Road as their form up point. A few floats will be on site at around 1:30 pm, but most of the floats will come in between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. The parade moves off of the campus at 5 pm. Traffic on Perimeter Road will be two lanes until 4:30 pm. From this time until 5 pm, a portion of the road toward the sports fields will be restricted to one lane. There will be 40+ parade staff to assist in vehicle movement and safety. Every effort will be made so the UPEI community is not inconvenienced. Please enjoy the spirit of the event!
To UPEI Faculty and Staff, On behalf of the review committee for the dean of science, I am seeking your input on the possible extension of Dr. Christian Lacroix's term as dean of the faculty of science for a further three years. As part of your input we would encourage you to comment on the recommendation as well as provide information of a formative nature. You may send your thoughts to my confidential email address (vpa@upei.ca) to be received no later than Wednesday, December 7 at 4:30 pm. Your input and name will be kept confidential to the review committee. The review committee members are: Anastasia Smallwood (undergraduate student), Annie Laderoute (graduate student), Dany MacDonald (applied human sciences department), David Horrocks (mathematics & statistics department), James Moran (history department), Nola Etkin (chemistry department), and Rob Hurta (biology Department). Sincerely Jim Randall Vice-President Academic and Chair of the Review Committee

November 23, 2011

"Still Crazy After All These Years: Wayne Wright's PEI Cartoons" is now available for sale at the UPEI Bookstore, or at The Institute of Island Studies on 1st floor of Main. This collection of Island cartoons is the newest offering from Island Studies Press, and features Wayne Wright's best editorial cartoons from the past 33 years of their daily appearance in Summerside's Journal Pioneer newspaper. "Still Crazy" is priced at $19.95. Contact Joan at ispstaff@upei.ca, or at 566-0386 for autographed copies.
Saturday W-Basketball vs Acadia 6 pm M-Basketball vs Acadia 8 pm Sunday W-Basketball vs Acadia 1 pm M-Basketball vs Acadia 3 pm GO PANTHERS GO!
ERP Project announces new campus website. UPEI students/staff/faculty are invited to visit the new campus ERP Project website: upei.ca/erpcentral See calendar of meetings, current work schedules, demo scripts and updated details of the ERP Project. Vendor demo scripts in progress The ERP Project request for proposal was released on Tuesday, September 27. An RFP evaluation team was created to receive, review and evaluate proposals. Proposals were received and are currently being reviewed. An all-day evaluation team meeting is scheduled for November 29 to discuss and decide on a short list of vendors who will be invited to demonstrate their product(s) to UPEI in February 2012. ERP Project teams are developing a series of scenarios (scripts) in order to make the most of vendor demonstration time. Please visit ERPCentral to view draft scenarios in progress. Vendor Demo Evaluation groups will be created consisting of subject matter experts from the administrative areas as well as key campus areas impacted. After the demonstrations, ERP Project teams and executive committees will evaluate the feedback, make a final vendor decision and present a recommendation to the Board. With the Board’s approval, negotiations will proceed. News, updated reports and timelines will be posted to the new campus ERP Project website as the work moves forward. Everyone is welcome to visit often and encouraged to provide comments and feedback to the project teams.
"Research = innovation = success" Hamilton Spectator column mentions UPEI research contribution to Island bioscience cluster http://www.thespec.com/opinion/columns/article/628749--research-innovation-success
Come visit us on the second floor of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre an at the Writing Lounge (Robertson Library room 213) December 1-16 Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm Saturday and Sunday 2-6 pm For more information, contact Treena Smith at trlsmith@upei.ca

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