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April 19, 2010

Presenter: Brad Potter, BSc Title of Thesis: An Investigation of Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus Phasianellus) in Northeastern Prince Edward Island Date: Monday, April 26 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Duffy Science Centre, Room 204 ALL ARE WELCOME Sharon Martin, Administrative Assistant, UPEI Biology Department, 566-0301
Effective May 1, 2010 Cuba has made it mandatory for visitors to have health insurance coverage from providers who have been approved by the Cuban government. To meet this requirement, travelers are required to have travel insurance which covers medical expenses. The insurance should be taken out in Canada and people traveling to Cuba who do not have medical insurance will be required to purchase a Cuban medical insurance policy upon arrival. Although the Cuban government has not indicated the exact documents required for proof of insurance, based on recent discussions with the Canadian Consulate, we understand that the following documents will be acceptable: A valid Canadian passport Your provincial health care card Your AXA Assistance Card Your Travel Insurance booklet AXA Assistance - GESA Assistance in Mexico, is the provider of emergency assistance benefit for Cuba and we are listed as an approved carrier through Mexico. We will communicate additional details when available. Jennifer Prinz, CHRP | Manager, Employee Services , UPEI | Phone 902.566.0517| fax 902.894.2895 | jprinz@upei.ca

April 16, 2010

Fee for each Session (6 classes/session): UPEI Full-Time Student - $35 + gst/person Sports Centre members - $45 + gst/person Non-members - not available To sign up for spin classes, please see Angela Marchbank at the Sports Centre, office #108. All participants must pay by cash or cheque to secure their spot. Only 8 spots/session. All spin classes are non-refundable and classes cannot be switched to another session once the sessions begin. Session K: Wednesdays 12:05 - 12:50 pm —--- Instructor: Anna Lacroix Start date: May 5 ; end date: June 9 Session L: Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 am —--- Instructor: Tracey Gairns-Brioux Start date: April 22 ; end date: May 27
Publish OR Perish vs Publish AND Perish How to Manage your Academic Responsibilities and your Commercialization Endeavours Three Oaks Innovations, Inc. invites you to a lunch & learn on Thursday, April 29 from 11:30 am–1:00 pm Robert Cowan will present on how to manage your academic publication timing, how to strategically maintain the integrity of your IP and balance your academic responsibilities and your commercialization efforts. Mr. Cowan will also discuss the benefits of taking advantage of the assistance offered by your technology transfer office and what services Three Oaks Innovations Inc can offer to UPEI faculty members. Robert is a partner with McInnes Cooper LLP who practices corporate and business law with a focus on technology and intellectual property. Robert provides advice on ownership, protection, licensing of patents, trademarks and copyright to both private and public sector organizations. He regularly prepares intellectual property agreements related to research and development and licensing. He also offers advice relating to commercial financing and mergers and acquisitions. Drawing from his experience as a former in-house lawyer for Dalhousie University, Robert continues to advise businesses on a variety of activities, including research, education and intellectual property. In previous years, he has taught intellectual property law at Dalhousie Law School. If you are interested in learning, RSVP by April 21 to Krista MacDonald, Office Manager for Three Oaks Innovations Inc. at krdmacdonald@upei.ca.
"Fanningbank Recital Series" featuring UPEI Music Students Hosted by Lieutenant Governor Barbara Hagerman Tuesday, April 27 at 7:30 pm Free admission

April 15, 2010

red earth women presents Beth E. Janzen on Thursday, April 15 in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building. Janzen leads a poetry manuscript course called Chrysalis and gives workshops on aspects of poetry and creativity. 'The Enchanted House' (Acorn: 2006), her first full-length book of poetry, was nominated for the PEI Book Award in 2008, and her chapbook, 'Night Vanishes', was published by Saturday Morning Chapbooks in 2004. The doors open at 7:00 pm and sign-up for the open mic starts at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Phase II of University Avenue Widening Project has been awarded to Island Coastal Services. This project also includes construction of the roundabout at UPEI entrance/Belvedere Ave intersection. Construction will begin on Monday, 19 April, 2010. Construction will begin at the North end of the project (Enman Crescent area) on University Ave proceeding south towards Belvedere Avenue. Watermain construction, storm sewer and underground services will be carried out first. On Belvedere Ave, Maritime Electric will have to relocate a few power poles and this may take a few days before they start construction activities at that location. 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.
“You and I, fortunately, are not being mauled at this moment by a ferocious tiger,” says Dr. Richard Raiswell (http://www.upei.ca/research/profile/richardraiswell), assistant professor of History and co-editor of the newly relaunched journal of the supernatural, 'Preternature' (http://www.preternature.org/). “And so, by medieval reckoning, I could say this desk in front of me prevents tiger attacks..." Visit the ORD blog for the rest of the story: http://www.upei.ca/research/blogs/2010/04/14/beyond-nature

April 14, 2010

The Invitation and Agenda for April 22 Earth Day Climate Change Networking Session can be found at http://www.upei.ca/research/events/earth-day-networking-session-climate-change. To schedule food requirements, we request you register no later than this Friday, April 16. Hope to see you there.
The UPEI Alumni Canada Games track is now open seven days a week to members of the Sports Centre and members of the Walking Club. Weekdays, it is open from approximately 6:30 am until dusk. On Saturdays and Sundays, it is open from 8:00 am until dusk. For information on the cost of Sports Centre and Walking Club memberships, please go to http://www.upei.ca/athletics/sportscentre. NOTE: Organized groups will be booking the track for specific events. At times when it has been booked by an organized group, the track will not be open to other users. For more information, contact Mike Redmond, Outdoor Facility Co-ordinator at 566-6054 or wsoccer@upei.ca.
The remainder of the elevator modernization for Main Building will begin Monday, April 19, therefore the elevator will be closed April 19 and reopen on April 23. The elevator modernization for Kelley Building has been delayed until April 26, therefore the elevator will be closed April 26 and reopen on June 25. The elevator modernization for the Robertson Library will begin on May 3, therefore the elevator will be closed May 3 and reopen on June 11. The remainder of the elevator modernization for the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre will begin April 26, therefore the elevator will be closed April 26 and reopen on April 30. The contract has been awarded to ThyssenKrupp Elevator. This work in some buildings includes the removal and installation of a new hydraulic jack, new controller and refurbishment of the interior and exterior of the cab. 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

April 13, 2010

The Department of Pathology & Microbiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College invites you to attend two seminars given by Dr. Darren Wood on April 21 and 22 at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Wood is a candidate for a faculty position in clinical pathology and is presenting his Teaching Seminar entitled “Regenerative and Non-regenerative Anemias in Veterinary Patients” at 10:30 am in Room 287N in the AVC Learning Commons on Wednesday, April 21. His Research Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at 10:30 am in Room 287N in the AVC Learning Commons and is entitled “Ghosts and Clots: Unravelling the Mysteries of Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs” Everyone is welcome!
The Presidential Search Committee invites the campus community to provide input to the Presidential search process. Open meetings will be held in Robertson Library, Room 235 (Theatre) Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15. Meeting times follow: Staff - Wednesday, April 14, 10:00-11:30 am, or 12:30-2.00 pm. Faculty - Thursday, April 15, 110:00-11:30 am, or 12:30-2.00 pm. Graduate students - Thursday, April 15, 4:30-5:30 pm. Undergraduate students - Thursday, April 15, 5:30-6:30 pm. Colleen Keenan, consultant with Janet Wright & Associates, will be in attendance. Those unable to attend a meeting are encouraged to email input to: pressearch@upei.ca or ckeenan@jwasearch.com For further information on the search process, please visit: www.upei.ca/presidentialsearch
The PEI Food Security Network workshop that was to take place on Wednesday, April 14 at the Farm Centre has been cancelled. This is due to unavoidable changes in the guest speaker’s itinerary. The event may be rescheduled at a later date.
In March of this year, Human Resources hosted presentations on the change of travel benefit carriers from Medavie Blue Cross to AXA. For those employees that were not able to attend the presentation, one was recorded. If you are interested in viewing the presentation, please go to the link below to access it. http://www.upei.ca/humanres/travel-benefits

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