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September 6, 2018

PEI Energy Systems has notified Facilities Management of necessary maintenance work that is required on the district heating lines. 

This work will require a shutdown of the heating system and domestic hot water for the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering Building and the Bell Aliant Centre. Cold water will not be impacted. 

The shutdown is scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2018 beginning at 7:00 am and is expected to take approximately 24 hours to complete. 

Facilities Management apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jackie MacPhail at jmacphail@upei.ca or 902-566-6034.

September 5, 2018

The annual Volunteer Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 12th, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm in McMillan Hall, in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. 

All students are welcome. If you are a student, stop by the fair to find out about volunteer opportunities in our community! If you are staff or faculty, encourage your students to come by the fair and get involved!

For more information and a list of organizations who will be at the fair, please visit http://www.upei.ca/experientialeducation/upei-volunteer-fair

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites new and prospective graduate students and faculty to an orientation session offered by Pedro Quijon, the current Graduate Coordinator. Senior undergraduate students in Science are encouraged to attend and participate as well. This event begins 12:35 pm Friday, September 7 in room 204 of the Duffy Science Centre. 

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites new and prospective graduate students and faculty to an orientation session offered by Pedro Quijon, the current Graduate Coordinator. Senior undergraduate students in Science are encouraged to attend and participate as well. This event begins 12:35 pm Friday, September 7 in room 204 of the Duffy Science Centre. 

For classical music aficionados, the UPEI Department of Music's Clarinet Specturm Series will present one of the seminal avant garde works of the 20th century—Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time—on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. UPEI Clarinet Professor Karem J. Simon will collaborate with Jennifer King, piano; Karen Graves, violin; and, Natalie Williams Calhoun, cello in the presentation of this monumental masterpiece. The evening will proceed with a brief introduction followed by the performance of this fifty-minute piece in its entirety. Admission, at $20 adults and $10 students, may be acquired at the door.

It's September, which means it's time that all students register once again with Accessibility Services for the Fall 2018 semester. Remember that we do not carry over registrations from one semester to the next; therefore if you would like to continue to receive classroom accommodations, testing and exam accommodations, and supports from our area, you must register with us every semester.

If you are a returning student to Accessibility Services, all you need to do to re-register for your accommodations is complete this form found on your myUPEI homepage. If you need to review, change or discuss accommodations for the upcoming semester, you can request a meeting through this form, or by calling 902-566-0488, or emailing studentserv@upei.ca to make an appointment with a member of our team.

If you have never registered with Accessibility Services before and would like to, please call 902-566-0488, or email studentserv@upei.ca to make an appointment with a member of our team. Be advised that medical documentation is required to register with Accessibility Services.

Please complete any of the following forms if they apply:

Request a note taker: https://goo.gl/forms/d8ujWQc9Fg2lovHs1 

Request alternate forms for textbooks (pdf/audio): https://goo.gl/forms/8UZy9H4RBdW9JjIM2

Registration for the "Reigniting Curiosity and Inquiry in Higher Education: A Working Conference" being held at UPEI November 2-4th, 2018 is now open! Spots are limited!

Are you interested in reigniting your students’ desire and ability to inquire“? Are you interested in being part of a group of SoTL researchers actively investigating Issues of curiosity and inquiry in the university classroom? This working conference will bring together teaching professors/researchers from across North America to discuss effective ways to increase and maintain student inquiry in our higher education classrooms and explore how to help our students to transfer those attitudes and skills to other academic learning experiences, the workplace, and beyond. During the three day working conference, attendees will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and learn from those of others, participate in the creation of professor and student curiosity and inquiry materials, and form research interest groups which will begin actively collaborating on curiosity and inquiry research questions particular to higher education.

Please register here.

Cost of registration for this conference is only $75 for professors/researchers and $25 for graduate students. Thanks to our sponsers (SSHRC, UPEI and the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary) this includes morning/afternoon snacks and lunch on all three days of the conference.

September 4, 2018

UPEI is excited to announce a new graduation process that will provide eligible graduates with the option to apply to graduate and have their credential(s) awarded at the end of the semester in which their program requirements have been fulfilled. Convocation will remain an annual celebration each May and will continue to encompass the successful achievements of all graduates within the previous year. Further details are available by logging in to your myUPEI and can be found in the ‘Announcements’ (my.upei.ca).

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites the UPEI community to the presentation and defense of Ebtehal El-Ghezlani's PhD thesis, entitled "Design of biologically active macromolecules based on Ferrocene and Arene complexes”. The event begins at 12:30 pm in room 212 of the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre. 

Everyone is welcome.

The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee invites new and prospective graduate students and faculty to an orientation session offered by Pedro Quijon, the current Graduate Coordinator. Senior undergraduate students in Science are encouraged to attend and participate as well. This event begins 12:35 pm Friday, September 7 in room 204 of the Duffy Science Centre. 

New and returning students, come and take a tour of your Library! 

Learn how to use the library website, how to contact your subject librarian for research help, and where to go for writing and IT help.

Discover the best places to study in the Library, learn how to book group study rooms, find out about library computers, printers, laptops, 3D printing, Wi-Fi, and much more! Not only will you learn about your Library's services and resources by attending a Library Orientation Tour, your name will be entered in a draw to win a $100 or a $50 gift card to the UPEI Bookstore!

Tours start on Wednesday, September 5 and are available throughout the month. Tours leave from the Service Desk, last 30-40 minutes, and are limited to 6 people per tour, so be sure to book early!

Let us help you with your academic journey! We have resources and information for all students! And, we'd love to show you around!

Book your tour at library.upei.ca/tours

On September 6, be sure to join Carly at the AVC Cafe as she serves up her delicious meal starting at 11:30 am as part of her dietetic internship with Chartwells UPEI! Check out the menu Carly created at the AVC Cafe, on Facebook, or Twitter, and also on our website at dineoncampus.ca/upei.

On September 6th, be sure to join Carly at the AVC Cafe as she serves up her delicious meal starting at 11:30AM as part of her dietetic internship with Chartwells UPEI! Check out the menu Carly created at the AVC Cafe, on Facebook or Twitter, and also on our website at dineoncampus.ca/upei

 

Today, Tuesday, September 4th, is Let's Talk Teaching Day 2018! Please join us from 1:00-5:00 pm in HSB 104. Join in on discussions about indigenizing the curriculum and decolonizing the academy; our new Academic Integrity Portal; and what's happening with Experiential Education at UPEI. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, write to Gerald at the Faculty Development Office: fdo@upei.ca.

August 30, 2018

On September 6, be sure to join Carly at the AVC Cafe as she serves up her delicious meal starting at 11:30 am as part of her dietetic internship with Chartwells UPEI! Check out the menu Carly created at the AVC Cafe, on Facebook or Twitter, and also on our website at dineoncampus.ca/upei

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