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January 25, 2010

As part of International Development Week activities (February 8 to 12), the Campus community is invited to the University Luncheon in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, on Tuesday, February 9 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Dr. Jennifer Taylor will moderate a panel discussion on the topic of Access to Quality Food. Panelists will be Roy Van der Maar, a local quality food advocate; Nancy Clement from the PEI Association for Newcomers, and Reg Phalen, an organic grower and supporter of VIa Campesino, the largest organization of small producers in the world. The event will be catered by Eat Well, and the cost is $7. Please contact Suna Houghton at shoughton@upei.ca to reserve a ticket.
Today is your last chance to buy tickets to the SIE (Specialization in International Education) banquet and silent auction taking place on Friday, January 29. Tickets are $25.00. Contact education students Cynthia Lahey at clahey@upei.ca or Lindsay Gorman at lgorman@upei.ca. This event will take place in McMillan Hall, WA Murphy Student Centre. Doors open at 6 pm, with the banquet and silent auction taking place from 6:30-10 pm.
Dr. James Randall, Former Acting Vice-President Academic and former Dean of the College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia. On campus January 25 and 26. Public Presentation on Tuesday, January 26, 11:30 am-12.30 pm, in AVC Lecture Theatre B.  

January 22, 2010

The latest edition of the UPEI Campus Directory is now available. To receive it, you must call Central Printing at 566-0558, and place an order for the number of copies your department requires. To make corrections or additions for the next edition, please contact the Campus Directory Manager in your department. Thank you. 
Mike Ciaramella, Pathology and Microbiology will give a seminar entitled "Quality assessment of the American lobster, Homarus americanus" and Jennifer Cuillerier, Biomedical Sciences will give a seminar entitled "Heterologous production of bioactive terpenoids"   Thursday, January 28 at 10:30 am in AVC, Lecture Theatre "C" Everyone is welcome.
Weight Loss Program Experience a varied exercise menu including cardio, strength, flexibility, balance and agility with this eight-week program. Your trainer will help keep you motivated and committed with a variety of activities focused on helping you reach your goals safely. Participants will have their height, weight and body fat assessment completed during the first and the last session. Train Monday and Wednesdays 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm. Start Date: February 8 End Date: March 3. Minimum 8, Maximum 10 participants Location: UPEI Fitness Centre. Fee: Sports Centre Members $150 per person, UPEI Students $140 per person Dumbbell-Body Weight Fusion Program The program will focus on using dumbbells and body weight to tone and sculpt your body. With a new workout each week, you’ll finish with eight (8) workouts that can be used in the gym or at home. Train Wednesdays Noon - 1:00 pm. Start Date: February 10 End Date: March 31. Minimum 8, Maximum 10 participants Location: UPEI Fitness Centre. Fee: Sports Centre Members $80 per person, UPEI Students $70 per person Women’s Self-Defense Program The paradox of self-defense is that the more prepared you are, the less likely you are to need it. When you can recognize and respond effectively to potentially dangerous situations, you are more confident in your everyday activities. You are also less likely to become a target of crime. The program will provide an introduction to basic techniques for self-defense and awareness. The students will have opportunities to participate and practice with others in a safe and supportive group environment. The program will allow participants to practice full-force self-defense on an actual trained person. Participants will see and experience what a real-life situation is like and realize that they have the strength to fight back. Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Start Date: February 9 End Date: March 30. Minimum 10, Maximum 16 participants Location: UPEI Fitness Centre Fee: Sports Centre Members $80 per person, UPEI Students $70 per person To register for any of the programs above, please visit the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre front desk. Registration is on a first-come, first-pay basis. Deadline for program registrations is Friday, February 5. For more information contact Angela Marchbank at 566-0606 or amarchbank@upei.ca Thomas Dalziel, UPEI Personal Trainer will lead all of the programs. Thomas has over 9 years' experience in fitness and martial arts training. He is currently a CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer, 1st Degree Blackbelt in Kajukenpo Chuan Fa Kung Fu with 6 years' teaching experience, Bluebelt in Submission Grappling and an amateur kickboxing competitor/coach.  

January 21, 2010

The UPEI Music Department Recital Series presents several concerts in its ongoing concert series: On Tuesday, January 26 at the home of the Lieutenant Governor, Her Honour, Barbara Hagerman, a Fanningbank Recital featuring UPEI Music Majors at 7:30 pm. ADMISSION FREE AND On Thursday, January 28, the series is pleased to present the 2010 Music Performance Competition Finals Concert. The concert, to take place in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall at 7:30 pm and will feature the six finalists: Sara Arsenault, clarinet; Kelly Leighton, mezzo-soprano; Nathan Keoughan, bass; Troy Martin, clarinet; Echo Lau, piano; and Nicole Schieck, alto saxophone. A few of the performers will be assisted by Frances McBurnie, piano. This year's competition category is music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and our competitors will be performing works by Dubois, Opperman, Barber, Louie, MacLean and Kovacs. Tickets for this concert are $8 ($5 for students and seniors) and will be available at the door. AND On Friday, January 29 at 1:40 pm in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall a Lunchtime Recital featuring UPEI Music Majors in Performance. Admission FREE
Donnie Cameron, Chemistry MSc student will present a seminar on Friday, January 29 at 12:30 pm. The presentation is entitled: "Renewable Polymers: CO2-Epoxide Copolymerization”. The seminar will be held in Room 128 in the KC Irving Chemistry Centre.  Janette Paquet Department of Chemistry 566-0314  
  Dr. Karen Samis of the UPEI Biology Department will present a talk entitled: "From the center to the edge – Why variation across a geographic range matters” Dr. Samis’ presentation will be held on Tuesday, January 26 at 10:00 am in the Duffy Science Centre, Room 204. Sharon Martin, Administrative Assistant 902-566-0301  
This weekend: Friday, January 22 Women's Basketball host UNB at 6 pm As part of Diversity Week, the Eagle Island Singers will perform at half time Saturday, January 23 W-Basketball host UNB 4:00 pm W-Hockey host MTA 7:00 pm in Souris at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex In addition,  the UPEI Womens' Basketball are holding their Shoot for the Cure event on February 5. Pink T-shirts are now on sale for $12 by contacting wbball@upei.ca. There is only a limited number, so get your shirt early.
The second annual UPEI Diversity Week is wrapping up with three events on Friday.   Sound-Off At 4:00 pm in the Wave, students, staff and faculty will be sounding off on the subject of "Can We Ever Really Be Equal?" Each of the participants will have 3-5 minutes at the mike to state their case. Those taking part include: Mike Arfken, Julie Bull, Colleen MacQuarrie, James Reddin, Malcolm Murray, Fiona Papps, Sarah Mutch, Joy Ikede, and Kevin Walker. Anyone in attendance is welcome to have their say as well. Everyone welcome.   Eagle Island Singers The Eagle Island Singers (an aboriginal drum group) will be performing at half-time during the Women's Panther Basketball Team game against UNB at the Sports Centre. Game start is 6:00 pm   Moccasin Joe Stand-up comedian Moccasin Joe (aka Leonard Dick) will be giving a free performance in McMillan Hall, WA Murphy Student Centre at 8:00. Everyone welcome to attend. Funding for this performance is provided by the Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI, the PEI Native Council, and UPEI Student Services. 
Two sessions of Respiratory Protection Training will be offered by AllTech Environmental Services on January 25 at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm. These sessions will provide the learner with valuable information regarding the care, selection and use of respirators. Whether you currently have a respirator or if you think you may need one for certain work tasks, then you should attend one of these sessions. This is also an important educational opportunity for those who supervise work involving individuals who may need respiratory protection. Training costs will be covered by the Health and Safety Budget. Respiratory Fit Testing is required for anyone who uses a respirator. Respiratory fit testing will take place on January 26 & 27. Please book a 20 minute slot through Debbie. Individuals must take their respirator or purchase one (a supplier will be available to sell respiratory protection) for the fit testing. As per the CSA Standard, faces must be clean shaven in order to have a respiratory fit test. Note that fit testing and respiratory supplies are departmental costs. To register for a session and/or a fit test time slot please contact Debbie McKie at dmckie@upei.ca or 566-0605. To view the Respiratory Protection Program please see Section 4.9 in the UPEI Laboratory Safety Manual. http://www.upei.ca/humanres/safety/lab-safety
Title: Private Lives of Public Keys: An Introduction to Public Key Cryptography Speaker:  Dr.  Aleksandar Jurisic, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia    Date: January 27, 2010   Time: 3:00 pm Place: Main 030   We will discuss elliptic curves (Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman key agreement and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) and some implementation issues (bases in the characteristic 2 finite fields), cryptographic protocols and finally some specific applications. The talk is intended for a Math, Computer Science and Engineering audience.   For more information please contact: Dr. Shafiqul Islam: sislam@upei.ca

January 20, 2010

An introductory course in Drupal is offered from 10:00 am-12:00 noon Monday, January 25 in the computer lab, second floor Robertson Library. Please contact Shawn Arsenault (shwarsenault@upei.ca) if you have any questions. Go to: http://www.upei.ca/webtraining to register. 
Professor Pekka Pyykkao, from the University of Helsinki, Finland will present a seminar on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm. Dr. Pyykkao’s presentation is entitled: "Predicting New, Simple Inorganic Molecules”. The seminar will be held in Room 128 in the KC Irving Chemistry Centre.

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