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November 20, 2009

Tickets are still available for "Bright Star", a film about John Keats presented by the English Society on Friday, November 20 at City Cinema. Doors open at 3:30 for 3:45 show. Tickets are $6.00 for City Cinema members and $9.00 non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance through Tracy Johnston, Administrative Assistant, Department of English, in Main 132.
Mickey's Place Coffee Kiosk and The Wave have gift certificates available for purchase. They make great stocking stuffers. Stop by the Student Union office if you would like to purchase one.

November 19, 2009

Wild Greens today at the WA Murphy Student Centre. Come and enjoy a salad made fast and fresh right before your eyes.
Who: Dr. Crawford Revie, Canada Research Chair in Population Health: Epi-Informatics Who: Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Canada Research Chair in Child/Youth Cultures and Transitions When: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 3 pm (refreshments to follow) Where: Schurman Market Square, McDougall Hall Dr. Crawford Revie comes to UPEI from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. As Canada Research Chair in Population Health: Epi-Informatics, Dr. Revie is exploring new ways to use techniques from informatics such as data mining, data-driven modelling, and semantic web technologies to gain a better understanding of disease epidemiology. He is developing new ways to extract and organize the knowledge that currently exists in large and complex databases to gain new insights into disease transmission. Dr. Kate Tilleczek joins UPEI as Canada Research Chair in Child/Youth Cultures and Transitions. She is examining the cultures and experiences of Canada’s young people in comparison with children and youth around the world and at different times in history. Dr. Tilleczek is building new knowledge about how children and youth make important transitions in contemporary contexts and institutions. She works closely with and for young people, parents, educators, health care practitioners, policy-makers, and community leaders. She is examining more effective ways to do research and practice which intersect youth culture and schools, families, digital contexts, communities, and health care settings. The Canada Research Chairs program is part of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development. UPEI is proud to be home to seven Canada Research Chairs. RSVP to Dave Atkinson, UPEI’s Research Communications Officer, (902) 620-5117, datkinson@upei.ca.
Please join the staff of the Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning on November 25 from 3:00-4:00pm in Main Building, Faculty Lounge as they wish Joanne McCabe a fond farewell. Joanne began her career with UPEI 10 years ago and has been an integral part of many accessibility improvements to the UPEI campus.
From Monday, November 23 until Saturday, December 5 save 20% on all regularly priced clothing, giftware and office supplies. As staff and faculty, you can enjoy these savings all year long. We ask you to please pass this along to your friends and family who may want to take advantage at this time of year. Bookstore gift cards make a great gift for students, staff, faculty, family and friends.

November 18, 2009

The UPEI Ten Thousand Villages Sale will be held Dec. 1, 2, and 3 at McDougall Hall. This is a large Fair Trade Craft sale sponsored by UPEI and WUSC helping craftspeople in developing countries build sustainable communities. We are still in need of faculty, staff, or student volunteers to help with the sale, either with set-up Monday evening, during sales (2 hours shifts between 9AM and 8PM), and pack-up Thursday afternoon. If you can spare a few hours, please contact John Burka at burka@upei.ca or 566-0810. Thank you.
Dr. Shannon Murray, "If you only had a week, what would you teach your students?"; November 19, 12-1; Webster Centre Boardroom
Yoga will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:05-12:45 pm in the multi-purpose room at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. The class will be held on November 19, 23, 26, 30 and December 3. Please note the class is available for Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre members only. (Full-time UPEI students are members of the Sports Centre). For a list and description of fitness classes offered at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, please go to upei.ca/athletics/fitness
Dr. Hugh Townsend will present the seminar "Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia of foals - Challenges in Vaccine Development" Tuesday, November 24,9:00 am; AVC Learning Commons - Rms 286-287 Dr. Townsend is visiting the University of Prince Edward Island as part of the PhD examination committee for Dr. Julia (Krause) Montgomery. Dr. Townsend was a founding member and first president of Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the WCVM Equine Health Research Fund. He has worked in large animal medicine in New Zealand, Western Australia, Saskatchewan, and as a research scientist. He is program director of Bacterial Vaccine Development, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VID0/Intervac). Dr. Townsend edits Horse Health Lines, is on the Executive Committee of the Master of Public Health Program, U of S, and is Chair of the PhD Program in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, U of S. His research interests include - Infectious Respiratory Disease of Horses, WNV, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and Vaccine Efficacy. Everyone welcome!!
As part of the external water extension to Mt. Edward Road, the Ring Road will be blocked to through traffic on November 19, 2009 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. This closure will be from the entrance of Parking Lot "C" to the roadway that goes between the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre and the AVC Building. This closure is necessary to enable the contractor to bring in a large piece of equipment. While the contractors have been instructed that the work be executed with the least possible interference or disturbance to the campus community, a certain amount of disruption is inevitable. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jackie MacPhail at 6034 or jmacphail@upei.ca.
The mail room will be closed at 12:00 pm on Thursday, November 19 for the remainder of the day and reopen on Friday, November 20 for regular hours. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Heather Love, General Manager of the UPEI Student Union, would like to offer a Saint Mary's University mug and portfolio as a gift to any Saint Mary's graduate on campus who would like a logo keepsake from their campus. Please contact Heather at studentu@upei.ca or 566-0430 if you are interested.
Please note change in schedule: Muslim congregational prayer is now at 1:00 pm in the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre every Friday. For more information, contact Wasim at wabbasi@upei.ca

November 17, 2009

You are invited to join our international students, the Student Union and the Department of Student Services in this annual fun-filled event. It is time to show appreciation to those who have demonstrated interest in the well-being of our international students and who have assisted them in one way or another during the year. Date: Friday, November 20 Venue: McMillan Hall, WA Murphy Student Centre Time: The festivities will begin at 7:00 pm with a potluck supper. Our international students will be preparing foods from their different countries of origin. Food items should be brought around 6:30 pm. There will be music, dance, a fashion show, and fun for all. We look forward to seeing you there. Please call our front desk, 566-0488 to confirm your attendance, or send an email to pmyers@upei.ca.

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