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November 17, 2010

Do you have library fines? Would you like to help a fellow student or family on campus? Bring 1- 5 non-perishable food or grocery item(s) (e.g. canned goods, pasta, light bulbs, toilet paper, etc.- please no damaged, expired, or opened goods) for the Campus Food Bank to the Circulation Desk at the Robertson Library from Monday, November 29 to Monday, December 20. We’ll deduct $2.00 per item (up to $10.00) from your library fines.
Get your $10 ticket to win $10,000 Draw taking place Friday night at Basketball Home Opener To get a ticket, contact Lynn Boudreau 566-0991 Home Games this Weekend Friday, November 19, 2010 M-Hockey vs STU 7 pm Basketball Home Opener W-Basketball vs UNB 6 pm M-Basketball vs UNB 8 pm Saturday, November 20, 2010 M-Hockey vs UdeM 7 pm W-Basketball vs UNB 4 pm M-Basketball vs UNB 6 pm
Carolyn Simpson will present her MEd thesis defense on Wednesday, December 1 at 9:30 am in Memorial Hall 417. Thesis title: "Do You Hear What I Say? Attending to the Voices of Prince Edward Island Parents." To view a poster that includes the abstract, please go to: http://www.upei.ca/education/masters-thesis-presentations on the Faculty of Education website http://www.upei.ca/education Contact: Kate Graham at 566-0731 or kegraham@upei.ca
Come get it back at the UPEI Annual Health Fair on Thursday, November 18. The Health Fair will be held at Don & Marion McDougall Hall from 11:00 am-2:30 pm. Visit over 30 booths which include finding out your blood type, massages, holistic health practices, just to name a few. There will be prizes and free healthy food!! The Health Fair is brought to you by UPEI Recreation. Special thanks to Sarah MacIsaac, a fourth-year nursing student, who is taking the lead in this project. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Marchbank at 566-0606.
UPEI's Executive-style MBA program is designed for those working, or aspiring to work, in a management or leadership position. Specialized streams of study are offered in Innovative Management and Biotechnology Management & Entrepreneurship. To learn more about this exciting opportunity in graduate studies, UPEI’s School of Business invites you to attend its upcoming information sessions. Learn more about the program and application process, have your questions answered, and meet with staff and faculty from the School of Business. Bray Room, Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Summerside Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. We encourage you to call 566-6474 to reserve a seat. For more information about UPEI’s Executive-style MBA program, visit upei.ca/business/mba or contact the School of Business at (902)566-6474 or by email: mba@upei.ca
The Employee Service Awards will take place on Thursday, Nov 18, following the President's Update at 2:45 in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Please be sure to attend this wonderful event. For more information, contact Karen White at 566-0515

November 16, 2010

UPEI's Executive-style MBA program is designed for those working, or aspiring to work, in a management or leadership position. Specialized streams of study are offered in Innovative Management and Biotechnology Management & Entrepreneurship. To learn more about this exciting opportunity in graduate studies, UPEI’s School of Business invites you to attend its upcoming information sessions. Learn more about the program and application process, have your questions answered, and meet with staff and faculty from the School of Business. Bray Room, Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Summerside Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. We encourage you to call 566-6474 to reserve a seat. For more information about UPEI’s Executive-style MBA program, visit upei.ca/business/mba or contact the School of Business at (902)566-6474 or by email: mba@upei.ca
Yes, the ACCBR is still here and going strong! The ACCBR is a research facility that provides access to equipment, lab space, and training for comparative biomedical research benefitting both human and animal health. As of November 2010, the contact information for the ACCBR has changed slightly. The new lab manager for the ACCBR is Kelly Richard, who can be reached at 628-4326, or at kcrichard@upei.ca. Joy Knight now works at the centre on Fridays, and can be reached at 620-5038, or at mknight@upei.ca. If you are unfamiliar with the ACCBR, please check out our website (http://discoveryspace.upei.ca/accbr/), or pop in to the third floor of AVC’s new research wing, and speak with Kelly in Room 3348N (North Annex).
Up Close and Personal with Psychology IV – Last Colloquium of the Fall 2010 Colloquia Series The Psychology Department is pleased to bring you the third presentation in their Colloquia Series "Up Close and Personal with Psychology IV" this Friday, November 19 from 3:00-4:00 pm in Memorial 215. Our featured speaker for November is Dr. Graeme Haynes. His talk is entitled "'The Ball Don't Lie': How Inequity Aversion Can Undermine Performance in Professional Sports ." A reception and discussion will follow in the Psychology lounge. Come and join us for the third in our series of six talks that explore the varieties and complexities of psychological research and its intersections with other disciplines. For more information, contact Fiona Papps at 566-0966 or fpapps@upei.ca.
Invited Ethnobiologist from Montreal to give next Biology Department seminar Friday, November 19 at 12:30 pm in McDougall Hall 243 (please note location change) Title: “The hidden aspects of ethnobotany” Dr. Alain Cuerrier is an ethnobiologist with the University of Montreal and the Montreal Botanical Garden. His research interests include: Ethnozoology and ethnobotany, Folk classification, Medicinal plants of the First Nations of Canada, Antidiabetic and potentially antioxidant plants, Traditional knowledge of Inuits in Nunavik and Crees in Quebec. Dr. Cuerrier's research team uses an interdisciplinary approach including phytogeography, genetics, nutrition, phytochemistry and social sciences. His talk will appeal to a wide variety of researchers and students at UPEI. For more information on Dr. Cuerrier: http://www.irbv.umontreal.ca/english/cuerrier.htm
Farmers Helping Farmers is joining Ten Thousand Villages in the final sale of the year at the W.A. Murphy Student Centre Tuesday, November 30 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Wednesday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday, December 2 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Beautiful, fairly traded gifts and household items benefitting artisans from more than 30 developing countries. Admission is free. For more information, call John Burka at 367-9343.

November 15, 2010

As part of our continued efforts to make the campus more environmentally friendly, the Bookstore is now using paper bags instead of our traditional plastic bags. We will also continue to sell our reusable cloth bags, which are very popular with those hosting conferences and other events on campus. Also, remember that you can drop off used batteries and ink cartridges at the Bookstore for recycling as well.
Thursday, November 18, 12-12:45 pm Webster Centre Boardroom These old favourites are still the simplest ways to make even a large, lecture-style course active, taking only minutes away from the delivery of content. Come to learn about these adaptable strategies or to talk about how you use them. All are welcome! Please note that the brown bag discussion scheduled for November 30 has been postponed until the spring term. For more information, please write Shannon (smurray@upei.ca).
Third-year chemistry students will give public lectures on Saturday, November 27, 2–4 pm in KC Irving Chemistry Centre 128. The theme is Inorganic Chemistry in Real Life. They will talk about topics that can bring into context a lot of the research done in the chemistry department at UPEI and other institutions around the world. Presentation titles include: Green Chemistry in Inorganic Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry and the Environment; Inorganic Compounds in our Bodies; Electronic Inorganics: Inorganic Chemistry in Batteries and Computers; The Periodic Table and the Elements; Explosives; Transition Metals in Medicine; Hydrogen Fuel Cells: An Energy Source for the Future.
November 16: Dr. Ken Denman, Institute of Ocean Sciences, DFO, Canada, speaking on the topic of "How will marine ecosystems adapt to a future ocean that will be warmer, more stratified, more acidic and less oxygenated?" This talk will begin at 3:30 pm Atlantic (-04:00 GMT) and will conclude around 4:20 pm. It will be broadcast in real time to the UPEI campus via the CMTC's video collaboration classroom (RL104). The AIRS project will be providing the assistance of their information technology coordinator, Jonathan M. Lane, to coordinate the seminar series on the UPEI campus. To register for a talk or to voice any concerns or comments, please contact Jonathan at jmlane@upei.ca or at +1 (902) 566-6023 (campus: x6023). More information on the Coast-to-Coast seminar series can be found on the website: http://c2c.irmacs.sfu.ca/

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