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November 3, 2009

Gary Bradshaw, Vice-President, Finance and Facilities, would like you to join him in wishing Rex Coffin, Director, Ancillary Services a fond farewell. Rex, his wife Angela (who was employed in the Accounting Office) and his daughter, Sara, are relocating to Waterloo, Ontario to be closer to family. Rex has accepted employment with the University of Waterloo. A farewell social is scheduled for Friday, November 6 in McDougall Hall Market Square beginning at 3:00 p.m.
UPEI is working with the PEI Department of Health to organize an H1N1 vaccination clinic on campus for students, faculty, and staff. It will take place after clinics for high risk populations are completed. The date and location will be confirmed ASAP. November 12 is no longer the tentative date. Click here http://www.upei.ca/home/h1n1/main for more H1N1 information.

November 2, 2009

The recent UPEI Blood Donor Clinic proved the kindness of the UPEI Community. Ninety-two donors registered resulting in 80 units collected, after deferrals. The beds were never empty. Thank you to the veteran donors, the first time donors and the Holland College Commercial Diving class who also attended. Unfortunately, the need for blood never diminishes. Please mark 14 January 2010 as our next UPEI donor session. (Al Veale 566-0988).
The City of Charlottetown is proceeding with traffic flow improvements to University Avenue along the UPEI campus. The construction contract for earthwork has been awarded to widen the roadbed berm to accommodate 4 lanes between Browns Ct and Enman Cres. This will involve placement and compaction of fill on the west side, and then infill work on the east side of the road. This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 9 and expected to take approximately 6 weeks to complete. Traffic flow is intended to be maintained as two-way with minimal periods 1-way alternating if necessary. Traffic control personnel will be posted on each end of the work site to maintain smooth flow of traffic. Construction of the additional driving surface and final pedestrian sidewalks (both sides) will occur in the 2010 construction season. Although this is not a University project, we will do our best to answer questions you may have. Contact Jackie MacPhail at 6034 or jmacphail@upei.ca.
UPEI's executive-style MBA program is designed for those working in, 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 one of 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. -Studio Theatre, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown; Wednesday, November 4, 2009, between 4 and 6 pm. -Active Communities Inc. Boardroom, 1A Crescent Lane, Montague; Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 5:30 pm. -Bray Room, Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Summerside; Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm. 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 Annual International Development Fair in Faculty of Education aims to showcase the projects that provide students specializing in International Education with an opportunity to learn about ways that they can become engaged in international development and promoting global awareness. This event is an important component of the International Development course offered in Faculty of Education. The fair will be held from 1-3 pm on Friday, November 6th in Memorial Hall 308. All students and staff are warmly invited to participate in this learning event and to exchange ideas on development issues.
Dr. Udo Krautwurst, Department of Sociology and Anthropology will give a seminar entitled "The Third Culture and/as Science at the ACCBR"; Thursday, November 5 at 10:30 am in AVC, Lecture Theatre "C". Everyone is welcome.      

October 30, 2009

Help children and youth discover the importance of science in their daily lives! Let's Talk Science is national science outreach program that pairs science-oriented graduate student volunteers with science teachers at schools across PEI; the common goal is to share the knowledge and passion of science with students. If you want to become a role model, inspire a future scientist, and have a few hours this year to volunteer, come find out more at our information and training session on November 4 at 3-5 pm in the Duffy Science building, Room 423. Pizza will be provided! For more information, contact jmlivingston@upei.ca
Dr. Michael van den Heuvel from the Department of Biology at UPEI will present a seminar entitled: “Environmental androgens: are fishes uniquely sensitive?” Dr. van den Heuvel’s presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at 10:00 am in the Duffy Science Centre, Room 204.
This is to advise that the 2009-2010 UPEI Music Department Recital Series brochures are now available and being distributed across campus. If you don't receive one by end of day Monday, please call Susan at 566-0507 or e-mail sstensch@upei.ca.
Congratulations to all who participated in the UPEI Hallowe'en Costume and Office Decoration Contest. Best Overall (office and costumes) - Registrar's Office Best Office decorations - AVC Dean's Office Best Group Costumre - Associate Dean's Academic & Student Affairs & Graduate Studies & Research Best Individual Costume - Jeffrey Wichtel

October 29, 2009

Due to a family illness the session tonight scheduled in The Wave at 4:30 pm has been cancelled.
Please be advised that the noon hour recital scheduled for Friday, October 30 at 1:40 p.m. in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall has been cancelled. The next recital in the UPEI Department of Music Recital Series will be a noon-hour recital and will occur on Friday, November 6, 1:40 p.m. in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. Admission FREE.
The Island Studies Program at UPEI is pleased to welcome two doctoral candidates who will be sharing aspects of their ongoing research with the UPEI community and interested members of the public. Nand Bardouille - PhD candidate in international relations at York University, Ontario - will deliver a presentation entitled 'Socializing' Island Regions in World Politics: The Case of the Caribbean. Session to be held on Thursday, November 5, in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, from 4 to 6 pm. Tetyana Obasogie Khalepo - PhD candidate at Pierre Mendes University of Grenoble, France - will deliver a presentation entitled Social Capital: Revealing a Hidden Resource (with special emphasis on the islands of St Pierre-et-Miquelon). Session to be held on Tuesday, November 10, in Lecture Room 'C', Ground Floor, Atlantic Veterinary College, from 3.30 to 5.15 pm. Light refreshments, courtesy of the Dean of Arts, will be available at both sessions. For additional information, kindly contact Dr Godfrey Baldacchino at (902) 566-0909 or gbaldacchino@upei.ca All are welcome!
Are you interested in attending a 1-2 full day (8 hour) Basic Spill Response training session on campus? This Basic Spill training session will ensure that all personnel are able to safely react in the event of a spill or emergency. Additionally, personnel will be able to deal with, low threat spills in a safe manner, without initiating a higher level response. More information on the training can be found on the Health and Safety website under Upcoming Training http://www.upei.ca/humanres/safety/upcoming-training If you are interested in this training please contact Debbie McKie at 566-0605 or dmckie@upei.ca before Oct 30/09.

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