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October 12, 2010

Wear your Jersey to Work Day! ‑Wednesday, October 13. All UPEI students, staff & faculty wear your favourite teams jersey to work and have a chance to win some great prizes!! Just stop by the UPEI Recreation office (across from the main desk at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre) between 10 am and 2 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 13 and you'll receive a ballot to win some great prizes. If you have any questions, contact Angela Marchbank at amarchbank@upei.ca or 566‑0606.
This is a reminder that the deadline for Animal Care Protocols (new, renewal, or amendments) are to be submitted by Friday, November 5 for the November meeting. Please 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.
Know a senior high school student with an interest in science? Tell them about the 2010 Gairdner Student Lecture at UPEI on Friday, October 15 at 9 am in Main 117. Dr. Dave Sackett will lead a lecture and discussion entitled, "Do you want to be a medical detective?" Dr. Sackett is a medical doctor who does a lot of "medical detective" research in order to find out better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat illnesses such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, and more. As a "medical detective," Dr. Sackett's team was the first to ask whether aspirin could prevent strokes and heart attacks (yes it can!). Dr. Sackett will present students with one or two cases his group was asked to solve. Senior high school students who register to attend will be treated to a campus tour and free lunch. Call 566-0488 to register. For more information, visit: http://www.upei.ca/research/blogs/2010/10/07/hey-senior-high-school-students-want-become-medical-detective
Three Oaks Innovations Inc. & UPEI & DiscoveryGarden invite you to a celebration in recognition of the new spin-off company, DiscoveryGarden, spearheaded by Mark Leggott and Joe Velaidum on Friday, October 22, 3:00 pm at the DiscoveryGarden Office, Sims Office Suites, 118 Sydney St (3rd Floor) Charlottetown. A reception will follow after a brief presentation by keynote speakers. RSVP by Friday, October 15 to Krista Macdonald, (902)894-2878, or krdmacdonald@upei.ca
You are invited to the 2010 Gairdner Lecture at UPEI, “The tribulations of not doing randomized trials: helping smart doctors stop prescribing dumb treatments” on Friday, October 15, at 1 pm in Room 104, KC Irving Chemistry Centre. Dr. David Sackett, OC, FRSC, MD, ScD, FRCP (Ottawa, London, Edinburgh), and Professor Emeritus at McMaster University, is the former Director of the NHS R&D Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford, and founder of the Trout Research & Education Centre where he reads, researches, writes and teaches about randomized clinical trials. He has written 10 books, contributed chapters to some 50 others, and has penned more than 300 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals. The 2010 Gairdner Lecture is made possible by the generous support of the PEI Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning and the PEI BioAlliance.
Fred Hyndman, Chair, UPEI Board of Governors, & H. Wade MacLauchlan, CM, UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor cordially invite you to attend the unveiling of a series of portraits of our past-presidents — Dr. Ronald J. Baker, Dr. Peter P.M. Meincke. Dr. C.W.J. Eliot, and Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly — to acknowledge our University’s rich history of leadership. The unveiling takes place on Thursday, October 14, at 4:00 pm in the Robertson Library. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Linda Callaghan at lmcallaghan@upei.ca

October 8, 2010

Anil Kalupahana, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, will give a seminar entitled "Characterization of a putative reovirus isolated from incidents of wild bird mortality in Canada" on Thursday, October 14 at 10:30 am in Room 286/287, AVC Learning Commons. Everyone is welcome.
Facilities Management will accept key and access card requests at any time. Requests are generally processed on Tuesday of each week. Security Services staff will advise the recipient when the key(s) or card key is ready for pick-up. Keys and access cards may be picked up at Security Services, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. After hours pick-up is possible if pre-arranged.
The Women's Rugby Team meets Acadia this weekend on home soil for the last home game of the season. It takes place on MacAdam field at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place -- 4:00 pm. Come on out!

October 7, 2010

Everyone is invited to a live webinar tomorrow, October 8, a 11:00 am. Topics covered will include an introduction to elearning ventures at UPEI and an introduction to our first micro course "Open and Connected learning online". Please go to http://elearning.upei.ca/open‑and‑connected‑teachinglearning‑online and register in the blue registration box in the middle of the page.
In preparation for the UPEI Blood Donor Clinic scheduled for the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre on October 28, an information booth will be set upin the W. A. Murphy Centre concourse on October 14, 11:00 am ‑1:00 pm. Please drop by. Canadian Blood Services staff will be on hand to provide information, answer questions, and make appointments for the October 28 clinic. Be a Donor ‑ Save a Life. -- Allen Veale, UPEI Clinic Facilitator,566‑0988.
There will be a seasonal flu vaccination clinic on Wednesday, October 20 at the UPEI Health Centre (above the bookstore) in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. The cost is $10. Call for an appointment at 566-0616.
The Centre for Christianity and Culture will host well-known Globe and Mail contributor and University of Toronto political science professor, Clifford Orwin, for the first installment of its Christianity in the Modern World Lecture Series. Orwin will present Princess Diana and Mother Teresa: Compassion vs Christian Charity on Friday, October 8 at 4:00 pm in Don and Marion McDougall Hall, Room 243. Orwin is a fellow of St. Michael's College, and director of the program in political philosophy and international affairs at the University of Toronto. He teaches the history of political thought, with emphasis on classical, early modern, and Jewish political thought. He is also the author of several books. Other lectures in the series include Asceticism and Abundance: Flannery O’Connor and the Communion of Saints, October 21; Does Liberalism Need Christianity, February 3; and A Role for Religion in Modern Culture,March 1. Mark your calendars!
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October 6, 2010

In order to provide online information to the general public on the activities of universities in the Atlantic region, UPEI is participating in the Atlantic Common University Data Set project. This data set includes standardized information on a variety of aspects of university life, including enrolment, student satisfaction, library collections and student fees. The data set for UPEI is available at upei.ca/acuds. As of November 1, you will be able to access the same information from all participating Atlantic universities through the website of the Association of Atlantic Universities at atlanticuniversities.ca

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