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February 28, 2011

Don’t delay, spaces are running out! Register today to compete in the First Annual UPEI Writing Centre Spelling Bee SmackDown. It takes place on Wednesday, March 2, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. HOW TO ENTER: Email your team name, participants' names, and any society, department or faculty affiliation to the Queen Bee at . Teams may consist of two to four people. You may also register individually. The Queen Bee will find you a hive. Visit for more info. SPECTATORS AND CHEERLEADERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!
The University is initiating the process to identify candidates for a funded chair in the area of Human Development and Health. This position would be anchored in UPEI’s Strategic Research Plan’s area of Health and linked to the constellations nested there, including Human Health and Development; Population Health; and Comparative Biomedical Sciences. The position posting and background document for this chair may be found at I would welcome your suggestions for possible candidates for this position and your assistance in recruiting an academic leader to this chair ( / Ext. 0637). Katherine Schultz VP, Research and Development
On Tuesday, March 1, Dr. Jim Randall will deliver a Vice-President Academic’s State of the Academy address to campus entitled "Academic Integrity: Reflections and Actions", 2:30 pm in McDougall Hall 242. All members of the University community are invited to attend. SUMMARY: The term “academic integrity” conjures up notions of plagiarism and cheating by students. However, integrity at universities encompasses much more than dishonesty in the classroom and represents a collective responsibility, including the roles played by faculty and staff. This presentation explores the concept at Canadian universities and seeks to start a dialogue on the state of academic integrity at UPEI.
Mark your calendars to attend the 4th Annual Connecting Aboriginal Cultures workshop on March 15 & 16, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (both days) in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre gym. The theme is “From the Four Directions”. It will include guest lectures and interactive/aesthetic demonstrations. Features: dancing, drumming, singing, storytelling, traditional foods & crafts. Presenters: Judy Clark on Mi'kmaq symbolism; Julie Bull on her personal & educational story; Garland Joe Augustine on the meaning of the drum; and Heidi Langille, National Aboriginal Role Model. It is organized by UPEI’s Mawi’omi Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. Contact Amanda Malley at for more info.
Eat fish? Eat farmed fish? Ever wonder who to believe about whether it's good for you and the environment? Let's talk about "The use and mis-use of science in the ongoing debate around aquaculture" at the next Research on Tap. Research on Tap is Tuesday, March 1 at 7 pm in Mavor's in the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Dr. Crawford Revie, Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Epi-Informatics leads the discussion. Sound interesting? Join us. For more information, visit, or contact Dave Atkinson at, 620-5117

February 25, 2011

An Emergency First Aid and CPR Training Session will be held Monday, February 28 from 9:30 am to 4 pm in the AVC Learning Commons, Room 287 North. If you would like to attend the training session, please contact Debbie McKie ( or ext. 0605.
When: Wednesday, March 2 Time: 11:30 am-1:30 pm Location: K.C. Irving Building Open to all UPEI Science Students Come and learn about PEI health careers from the health professionals themselves. Light lunch provided. Organizations: Recruitment and Retention Secretariat Department of Health and Wellness Cathy Sinclair - 620-3872 Sheila MacLean - 368-6302 PEI Health Sector Council Crystal-Lynn O'Meara - 367-4460 Heidi MacDonald Department of Student Services 566-0738
Depending on who you ask, aquaculture will either destroy or save our oceans. Join us for the next Research on Tap on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 pm at Mavor's in the Confederation Centre for the Arts. Dr. Crawford Revie will discuss "The use and misuse of science in the ongoing debate on aquaculture."Dr. Revie is a Professor of Health Management at UPEI's Atlantic Veterinary College, and Canada Research Chair in Population Health: Epi-informatics Research on Tap is a series of public discussions with UPEI researchers. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson at (902)620-5117,, or visit

February 24, 2011

The grant application deadline for Faculty who wish to apply for the Students Come First Project Grant and the Student Dissemination Engagement Grants is TOMORROW, Friday February 25, 2011. All submissions must be sent to Krystal Mayne,, and received no later than 4pm. For full details please visit the Faculty Development Office website at
The whole campus is a-buzz! The First Annual UPEI Writing Centre Spelling Bee SmackDown takes place on Wednesday, March 2 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Head judge President Wade MacLauchlan, Pronouncer Dr. Anne Furlong, and Hangman Simon Lloyd will join other UPEI bee-list celebrities! Visit us at or on facebook at!/event.php?eid=140412929356699. Teams of four can be made up of any combination of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Spaces are limited! To register, send your team name and list of members to the Queen Bee at
An update to the campus community: Dr. Don Wagner, a candidate for the dean of Business, will be giving his public presentation on Monday, February 28 from 11:30 to 12:30 pm in McDougall Hall 246. The topic for this talk is "Describe your vision and fit for the position of the Dean of the School of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island". The presentation will be recorded. If you are unable to attend, it will be made available for your review. The curricula vitae for all candidates for the dean of Business are available for your review and can be accessed at (when prompted for a username and password, use your campus login information).
Come join the AVC fun curlers as we play on the ice and have those great curling moments when we land on the button or take out our opponents rocks. Contact Shelley Ebbett at, 566-0888, Photography - AVC 246S and sign up individually or as a team. Place : Charlottetown Curling Club, 241 Euston Street Date: March 4 Time: 8 to 10 pm (Come early at 7:30 for instruction) Cost: $7.00 per person Winners get a prize and runners-up have a drink bought for them by the winners. Snacks for all. Wear warm, loose clothing. Brooms and sliders provided. Come one come all.
An introductory course in Drupal is offered from 1.30-3.30 pm Wednesday, March 2 in the computer lab, second floor Robertson Library. Contact Shawn Arsenault ( if you have any questions. Please register at

February 23, 2011

Please review all your department listings from the 2010/2011 Aliant telephone book. If changes are required (departmental name change, phone number, additions or deletions) for the 2011/2012 Aliant telephone book, please contact me. All change requests are to be received no later than March 1, 2011. Peggy Court, Procurement Services,


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