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December 7, 2010

Enjoy free hot chocolate and seasonal singing by UPEI Music Department students on Wednesday, December 8 from 2–2:30 pm at Meincke Plaza (in front of the W.A. Murphy Student Centre).
Two sessions of Respiratory Protection Training will be offered by Ron MacIsaac from 3M Canada on December 14th at 9:00-10:30 am and repeated at 1:30-3:00 pm. These sessions will provide information regarding the care, selection and use of respirators. Whether you currently have a respirator or if you think you may need one for certain work tasks, then you should attend one of these sessions on an annual basis. This is also an important educational opportunity for those who supervise work involving individuals who may need respiratory protection. There is no cost to attend this training. Respiratory Fit Testing is required annually for anyone who uses a respirator. Respiratory fit testing will take place on December 15th. Please book a 20 minute slot through Debbie. Individuals must take their respirator or purchase one for the fit testing. We're working on having a supplier available to sell respiratory protection at the end of the training session. As per the CSA Standard, faces must be clean shaven in order to have a respiratory fit test. Note that fit testing and respiratory supplies are departmental costs. To register for a session and/or a fit test time slot please contact Debbie McKie at dmckie@upei.ca or 566-0605. To view the Respiratory Protection Program please see Section 4.9 in the UPEI Laboratory Safety Manual. http://www.upei.ca/humanres/safety/lab-safety
Cramming our communication into byte-sized spaces makes for some interesting use of the English language. At tonight's Research on Tap, we'll discuss whether this is an evolution of the language, or an insult to it. Dr. Anne Furlong, Associate Professor of English at UPEI, will lead the discussion at Mavor's, Tuesday, December 7 at 7 pm. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson at (902) 620-5117, or datkinson@upei.ca

December 6, 2010

This is a reminder regarding the deadline for Animal Care Protocols (new, renewal, or amendments) are to be submitted by Friday, January 7 for the January meeting. Ensure you always download the current forms from the G:\ACC or www.upei.ca/research/acc_forms. Only current forms will be accepted. Both the signed hard copy and electronic Word or WordPerfect protocol submission must be submitted by the deadline date. (PDFs will not be accepted). ∙ Submit one copy of original protocol to AVC - Annex, Biomedical Sciences Dept., Rm 2302 . ∙ Submit an electronic Word or WordPerfect copy to animalcare@upei.ca Those protocols which miss the deadline will be reviewed the following month. For more information, please contact Sherri Pineau at 566-0973.
Please join the Department of Engineering in welcoming Matthew Bolger as our new administrative assistant. Matthew can be reached at 566-0764; mbolger@upei.ca; upeiengineer@upei.ca Matthew is just getting started as an admin assistant. He, and the department, would be grateful if you could please extend him your patience, guidance and direction as he sorts his way through.
Nursing students are holding a BAKE SALE on Tues, Dec 7 from 12-2pm in the Student Centre to raise funds for a classmate travelling to Honduras in February to do an international placement at a small rural clinic. Money made will be used to buy medical supplies to donate to the clinic. Come by to grab some sweet treats or a healthy snack!
On December 21, we are having our annual Visions of Sugar Plums luncheon. We encourage people to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre food bank. A donation bin will be located in the main foyer of the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall during the luncheon.
Please note the following changes to hours of operation for the food services retail locations on campus: - The Courtyard Café (WA Murphy Student Centre) will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 10 for the holiday. - The AVC cafeteria will close for the holiday on Wednesday, December 22 at 3:30 pm. - Beginning Wednesday, December 20, Samuel's (Robertson Library) hours of operation will be 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. This location will close at 4:00 pm on Thursday , December 23 for the holiday. *All locations will resume regular hours of operation on January 4 at 8:00 am. The staff of Ancillary Services and Chartwells would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violence Everywhere) invites the campus community to “Remembering the Past for a Better Future,” Tuesday, December 7, 2010, (that's tomorrow evening) at 7:00 pm, in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Dedicated to both remembering and acting against violence in our lives, the event features the public unveiling of a large purple ribbon and poster to commemorate people who have suffered and died because of violence. There will be a number of speakers, including Dr. Philip Smith and Dr. Ann Braithwaite from UPEI faculty, musical performances by Richard Wood and FACES, a song and slideshow by S.A.V.E. members and UPEI students, and a memorial candle lighting. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Ann Braithwaite, abraithwaite@upei.ca.
Workplace stress can be triggered from many sources, including feeling that there is too much to do with not enough time, worrying about being laid off or dealing with a difficult coworker. When combined with pressures and responsibilities outside of work, it is no wonder that people experience high levels of stress both at work and at home. Some stressful events are commonly experienced across a large group; others are unique to individuals. During this session, you'll learn about the stress and the fight/flight response, identify personal stressors and symptoms and develop strategies to increase personal resiliency. This session will be held on Tuesday, December 14 at the Kelley Memorial Building 210 from noon-1 pm. All staff/faculty who would like to attend this session must pre-register by contacting Angela Marchbank at 566-0606 or amarchbank@upei.ca Space is limited.

December 3, 2010

Departments that submit requests to Security Services for access requirements are asked to do so via email, sent to security@upei.ca. If submitting on the same day as the requirement,please ensure that you send your request early enough so that the email is received by Security Services before 3:00 pm. -- Allen Veale ‑ 0988.
Procurement Services offers for public sale by tender: Vehicle One: (1) 1997 Ford F150 Extended Cab truck, 4X2, 8 ft box, approximate kilometers 202,290, not inspected. Vehicle Two: (1)1997 GM Venture Van, approximate kilometers 170,000, not inspected. Vehicle Three: (1) 1997 Chevrolet Extended Cab truck, 4X2, 8 ft box, approximate kilometers 190,600, not inspected. The vehicles are parked for viewing in the general lot - Belvedere Avenue. Bid form maybe picked up at the Office of Procurement Services. Tender closes 12:00 noon, Monday, December 13, 2010.

December 2, 2010

The International Office reminds faculty, staff and graduate students to go to http://www.upei.ca/internationalization/international-office-e-bulletin for an up-to-date version of its E-Bulletin. The page is a holding spot for information concerning upcoming grants, scholarships, conferences, etc., all of an international nature.
Canada World Youth & Indonesian State Ministry for Youth and Sports Affairs present : A Night In Indonesia Authentic Indonesia dinner, musical instruments, traditional dances, silent auction, and song! Support UPEI students who have been organizing, selling tickets, and helping purchasing/preparing food. Come out and enjoy the evening and see one of our students performing traditional dance! Tuesday, December 7, 6-9 pm Holland College Tourism and Culinary Institute 4 Sydney Street, Charlottetown (doors open at 5:30 P.M, dinner starts at 6:00 pm) Adults (16 & older) : $15 Kids (15 & under) : $5 Tickets can be purchased from Laura Lee, at the Institute of Island Studies, UPEI Main # 205 (566-0377)
The UPEI Student Union will be closing at 11:45 am on Friday, December 3 for their staff Christmas lunch. We will be reopening on Monday, December 6 at 9 am.

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