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August 30, 2010

The Campus Card ID Station is operational. Please feel free to direct any students and staff who require a Campus Card to the front desk of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Thank you. Jonathan Oliver, Acting Director, Ancillary Services 566-0570

August 27, 2010

The Office of Student Services will be closed Monday, August 30 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm. The office will reopen Tuesday, August 31 at 8:00 am. Sorry for any inconvenience!

August 26, 2010

Dean Richard Kurial will be off campus until Tuesday, August 31. Dr. Doreley Coll will be Acting Dean of Arts in Dr. Kurial's absence. Should you require the Dean's assistance, please contact Dr. Coll directly (566-0603; Please copy Jane McKay, Faculty of Arts Administrative Assistant, on any correspondence. Carla McNally 566-0307
UPEI went out to public tender for the contract to supply the University with propane. Superior Propane was the successful supplier. For the past number of years, the supplier has been Irving; therefore, we are in the process of changing all of the propane tanks on campus to Superior tanks. The tank for the W.A Murphy Student Centre and the Regis & Joan Duffy Research Centre were changed Wednesday, August 25. The tanks for the Atlantic Veterinary College, Duffy Science Centre and KC Irving Chemistry Centre will be changed Monday, August 30. The Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall tank will be changed Wednesday, September 1. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jackie MacPhail at 6034 or
An introductory course in Drupal is offered from 10:00 am-12:00 noon Monday, August 30 in the computer lab, second floor Robertson Library. Contact Shawn Arsenault ( if you have any questions. Please register at
The first annual Palmer Conference on Public Sector Leadership gets under way today at UPEI with a bevy of leaders in attendance from Canada’s public and private sectors including Kevin Lynch, former clerk of the Privy Council, who is this year’s conference chair. John Manley, former deputy prime minister and chief executive officer, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, will deliver the opening keynote address and former federal cabinet minister, David Emerson, will be the luncheon speaker. Taking place over August 26-27, this invitational, national conference brings together a diverse group of leaders from across Canada to address issues of high priority to the public sector. The theme for the 2010 Palmer Conference is 'Public Servants and Their Relationships with Politicians and the Media.'

August 25, 2010

Starting the first week of September, UPEI Fitness presents the first fall sessions of spin classes. We still have some spaces for the Tuesday 12:05-12:50 pm ssession which starts September 7, and will be led by fitness instructor Anna Lacroix. The Thursday morning spin class is now full. Fees for each session (6 classes/session): UPEI full-time student $35 + gst/person; Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre member & part-time UPEI student $45 + gst/person; non-members $55 + gst/person. To register, visit the Sports Centre front desk. All participants must pay in order to secure their spot. We have only 10 spots/session. For more information, go to If you have questions, please contact Angela Marchbank, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator at 566-0606 or

August 24, 2010

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 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 September 8, 10:30 am-1:30 pm in the AVC Learning Commons, room 287N. Lunch will be provided! For more information, contact

August 23, 2010

WHEN: Every Wednesday until September 2, 2010, 2 pm to 2:45 pm EDT WHAT: Review a selection of the many projects to promote the acquisition of global career skills to students, faculty or alumni with The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas Online. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This webinar is designed for anyone involved in promoting the usefulness and importance of The BIG Guide Online and global career skills. Taking this webinar will help you use the tools we provide to increase usage of The BIG Guide Online on campus, as well as enhancing your efforts to help students build their international credentials. HOW TO SIGN UP: Register at
The site work for the School of Nursing/FNS project has been awarded and the construction fence is now being installed. The digging required for the building foundation will begin this week. In order to accommodate the new building, the fire lane on the north side of Main Building will need to be relocated. In order to relocate this walkway and to prepare the nursing site for construction, 12 trees will be affected. We have consulted the University-contracted arborist to create a tree management plan. The result of this plan is that 8 evergreens will be relocated to new locations on campus, 4 linden trees will be removed, and 8 new trees will be planted. The relocation and removal of the trees will occur later this week. Work will begin on the new fire lane/walkway in an attempt to have it completed in early September. In the meantime, a temporary walkway will be installed. Questions can be directed to Jackie MacPhail at Greg Clayton Director of Facilities Management
The Centre for Life-Long Learning at UPEI is your first point of contact as an adult learner. Offering dynamic academic and student support, flexible programming to fit your schedule, and small class sizes, the Centre will help you with all your education and training needs. For the second year, the Centre has released an insert in The Guardian for adults who are considering coming back to school. An electronic version of the insert at or call 566-0336 for more information.
Are you interested in recruiting student volunteers for this coming school year but aren’t sure how to go about it? Why not set up a table at this year’s Community Connector being held September 29 from 10:00 am -3:00 pm. It’s a great opportunity to connect with and create awareness in students about different on-campus volunteer options. Visit for more information.

August 16, 2010

"An Evening With Local Talent" featuring winners from the Provincial Music Festival Hosted by Lieutenant Governor Barbara A. Hagerman Tuesday, August 31 at 7:30 pm Free Admission Susan Karel Stensch; 566-0507;
Please be advised that off-campus housing is now administered by the office of the Student Union. Phone 902-566-0530 or email Melissa Morrow
AVC Lecture Theatre A Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm Biomedical applications of ultrasound and photoacoustics: from 1 to 1000 MHz Dr. Michael C. Kolios Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director Department of Physics, Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario) Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Applications of Ultrasound Dr. Kolios’ work focuses on ultrasound imaging and tissue characterization, high frequency ultrasound clinical and pre-clinical imaging, acoustic microscopy, opto-acoustic imaging and optical coherence tomography. Photon mayhem: probing tissue structure and composition with polarized light Dr. Alex Vitkin Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute & University Health Network Professor, Dept. of Medical Biophysics & Radiation Oncology, U. of Toronto Medical Physicist, Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital Dr. Vitkin’s work focuses on laser-tissue interactions, optical coherence (and Doppler) tomography, polarized light-tissue studies, opto-thermal therapy and transfer in tissues, and radiation oncology physics.


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