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November 22, 2018

The UPEI Laboratory Safety Manual Committee would like to inform all UPEI stakeholders that the 2018-19 Edition of the UPEI Laboratory Safety Manual is now available electronically on the UPEI website at:

Please take the time to review applicable sections of this manual that will provide valuable information to protect your health and safety while working in the following areas:  research laboratory, teaching laboratory, clinic, field site (on or off Island), and/or animal holding facilities.


UPEI Laboratory Safety Manual Committee Members

Do you have library fines? Would you like to help a fellow student or family on campus?

Bring non-perishable food or grocery items (e.g. canned goods, pasta, light bulbs, toilet paper, etc.- please no damaged, expired, or opened goods) for the UPEI Food Bank to the Service Desk at the Library from Saturday, November 24 to Saturday, December 15, 2018 and we’ll deduct $2.00 per item from your library fines.

And, if you don't have any Library fines??? We will gladly accept your items (as mentioned above) to support the UPEI Food Bank.

If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk, 902-566-0583.

Panther Fitness has just announced the January Fitness Class and Small Group Training schedules.

We also have a limited number of $75 fitness training subsidies for UPEI staff and faculty (current employees) and current full-time UPEI students. Applications are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only a limited number of subsidies, so apply quickly. The subsidies can be applied towards specialty fitness classes and/or cycle classes or small group training. Subsidy credits will be used towards the total cost of program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you had received a subsidy in the Fall of 2018, you can apply again.

For more information please contact Angela Marchbank, Coordinator Fitness and Wellness at

Our UPEI Student Food Bank is donation-driven and is open during the academic year. Several groups and individuals have been very generous over the last 3 months. Unfortunately, today, the cupboard is bare. Spaghetti, sauce, tuna, rice, noodles, peanut butter, jam, healthy soup, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap. All is welcome!

The Office of the President cordially invites you to attend the MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing Celebration. Please join members of the MacLauchlan family, guest speaker Dr. Laurie Brinklow, and the UPEI community on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall to celebrate the writing achievements of UPEI students and faculty and staff.

The Faculty of Education formally announces the upcoming PhD defence by Olive Bryanton. Olive will be defending her dissertation titled "Pioneers in Aging: Voices of women 85 years and older aging in place in rural communities." All are welcome to attend Olive's public presentation, taking place on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:00 pm in the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre (NRC building #28), room 212.

Please join Dr. Janet Bryanton, MN Graduate Studies Coordinator, and current Master of Nursing students for an Open House-Information Session on Thursday, November 29, from 6:00-8:00 pm in Room 106 HSB.

Drop-in November 28 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre and create some art! Bring your own supplies and take a few minutes for yourself! No prior experience necessary, and you do not need to be creative to participate, but just have an interest in expressing yourself. Your ideas and suggestions for future Art for the Soul meetings are welcome. Open to faculty, staff, and students.

Depending upon the work requirements of University departments, the holiday schedule will be in effect from December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019, inclusive. With Christmas Eve falling on Monday this year, the University will designate Monday, December 24, 2018 as an additional gift day for this coming Christmas season. This is the practice we followed in 2007 and 2012 when Christmas Eve fell on a Monday. Office and regular business hours will resume on January 2, 2019. Please note the pay date deadlines below.

Click here to sign into with your credentials for additional information regarding the Christmas Holiday Schedule.

December Pay Dates - Deadline Changes
All pay changes, PTFs, overtime submissions, paper timesheets, etc., must be received by Human Resources by noon:

  • November 28, 2018 for the December 14, 2018 payroll
  • December 5, 2018 for the December 28, 2018 payroll
  • December 19, 2018 for the January 11, 2019 payroll
  • Electronic timesheet deadline – December 17, 2018 at 10:00 am for the December 28, 2018 payroll

November 21, 2018

The Charlottetown Christmas Parade parade will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018, beginning on University Avenue at 5:00 pm in front of the University of Prince Edward Island. As a result, there will be traffic restrictions along the UPEI Perimeter Road as the staging of the parade floats will take place on campus. Floats will begin to arrive at 11:00 am and should be fully departed by 6:00 pm. The float line-up begins at the UPEI Turf Field and extend back towards Belvedere Avenue.

To ensure the safety of Parade participants and members of the campus community, only one-way travel will be permitted between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:00 pm on the UPEI Perimeter Road

At 4:00 pm, the UPEI Perimeter Road will close to all traffic until floats have fully exited onto University Avenue (this coincides with the closure of University Avenue at Enman Crescent). Vehicles that are parked in the MacLauchlan Arena lot, and Parking Lots C, RC, DR, B, and VTH will be allowed to exit along the UPEI Perimeter Road in a one-way southward direction towards the Belvedere Avenue entrance, until the Parade line-up begins to move towards University Avenue at 4:30 pm, at which time parking lot traffic will not be permitted to exit until Parade floats have completely departed the campus. Vehicles parked in the Aquatics Facility parking lot, as well as those in Visitor Metred Parking lots in front of YSC, HSB, MSC, and MCDH will not be permitted to exit from 4:00 pm until the Parade floats have completely departed the campus.


The public is invited to the Harry Baglole Memorial Public Symposium in Island Studies, “Measuring Quality of Life on Prince Edward Island,” on Thursday, November 22, 7-9 p.m., at UPEI’s MacKinnon Auditorium, Room 242, McDougall Hall. This event is sponsored by UPEI’s Institute of Island Studies, in conjunction with UPEI Research Services. 

The principal speaker will be Gwen Colman, who, in 1997, along with her husband Ron, founded Genuine Progress Index (GPI) Atlantic, a pioneering research organization in creating new measures of wellbeing and progress. Gwen will be speaking about GPI’s work in collaborative development of wellbeing measures with communities in Bhutan, New Zealand, Thailand, and Nova Scotia. Recently, GPI has worked with a network of universities and NGOs in Southeast Asia, developing a methodology for collaborative development of wellbeing measures at the community level. She will speak about recent work in two communities in Thailand, and about previous work with the creation of Community GPIs in two communities in Nova Scotia. Gwen will identify the elements for creating successful community partnerships to measure wellbeing and their resultant impact. 

Joining Gwen Colman are panelists Dr. Jim Randall and Wendy MacDonald, who will address the relevance of GPIs to the health and prosperity of this island.

The Symposium series is being newly renamed after Harry Baglole, the Institute of Island Studies' first Director, who passed away in May. Harry was the architect of many Public Symposia over the years, born out of his passionate vision for strong, Prince Edward Island-made, public policy frameworks.

For more details, go to, e-mail, or call 902-894-2881. 

Please join Dr. Janet Bryanton, MN Graduate Studies Coordinator, and current Master of Nursing students for an Open House-Information Session on Thursday, November 29, from 6:00-8:00 pm in Room 106 HSB. 

The Faculty of Education formally announces the upcoming PhD defense by Olive Bryanton. 

Olive will be defending her dissertation titled "Pioneers in Aging: Voices of women 85 years and older aging in place in rural communities". 

All are welcome to attend Olive's public presentation, taking place on Friday November 23, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:00 pm in Duffy Research Centre room 212 building #28- the building beside AVC building (not the Duffy Science Centre).

Accessibility Services would like to communicate the following to students who receive exam accommodations: 

With final exams approaching, registration can begin on Access Deck under the "Final Exams" section. Please be sure to input your exam requests in the final exams section and not the midterm/test section. All final exam requests MUST be submitted by Wednesday, November 28th to secure accommodations. Requests that come in after this date may not receive accommodation.

As always, exam requests will be verified 3-4 days before the exam to provide time for professors to submit exams to Student Affairs. Please check your Access Deck Login page for information regarding exam start time, exam location, and proctor. You must have a piece of photo ID with you for each of your final exams.

For questions regarding exam requests or accommodations, please contact Amanda Squires, our Accessibility Support Facilitator at or 902-566-0668. Thank you!

The UPEI Health & Wellness Centre welcomes
Health Canada's Know More campaign to the W.A. Murphy Centre on Wednesday,
November 21 & Thursday, November 22 from 11-3. This interactive experiential tour is open to everyone to raise awareness of Canada's opioid crisis.
Participants will learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose. We look forward to seeing you there!



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