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Students enrolled in the first-ever graduate-level course taught in Inuktitut offered by UPEI’s Faculty of Education and the Government of Nunuvut
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 13:42

The University of Prince Edward Island’s (UPEI) Faculty of Education is partnering with the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Department of Education to offer the first-ever graduate-level course to be taught exclusively in the Inuktitut language. ED512 Educational Leadership: Engaging Nunavut Parents, Elders, and Community focuses on the development of collaborative relationships, positive communication, and empowerment of parents, elders, and community members who lead, support, and guide education in Nunavut. The course is offered July 15–20 in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

 
Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 14:10

The L.M. Montgomery Institute and the University of Prince Edward Island are launching an exhibit that marries technology and history in an exciting and dynamic way. 

Dr. Melissa "Misty" Rossiter
Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 14:00

The Dieticians of Canada recently honoured Dr. Melissa “Misty” Rossiter at the 2017 National Conference Award Ceremony in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 13:38

The University of Prince Edward Island congratulates Dr. David Hickey, Assistant Professor, Professional Writing and Digital Rhetoric in the UPEI Department of English, on receiving the 2017 Pat Rogers Poster Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Dr. Hickey was recognized for his poster, Sounding Off: Soapboxes for the University Classroom, at the recent STLHE annual conference in Halifax. 

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:54

The entire University of Prince Island Island community was saddened to hear of the passing of historian and UPEI sessional lecturer Boyde Beck on Tuesday, July 18, from complications associated with pancreatic cancer. He died at his summer home in Cable Head East at the age of 56.

Beck was a historical research officer with the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and a long-time lecturer with UPEI’s Department of History.

 
Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 08:24

The University of Prince Edward Island is thrilled to announce a $30,000 funding grant through the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Access4All Program, a Canada 150 Signature Initiative aimed at breaking down barriers for people living with disabilities.

Members of the Class of 1990 chat with Dean Greg Keefe at their 25th reunion.
Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 16:13

AVC’s big reunion celebration is almost here! On Friday, July 14, Dean Greg Keefe will host an All-Year’s Reunion at 7:00 pm, in The McCain Foundation Learning Commons. Two classes are celebrating milestones—the Class of 1992 its 25th anniversary at the All-Years’ Reunion, and, on Monday, July 17, the Class of 2007 its ten-year anniversary in the Commons at 5 p.m. 

Dr. Greg Keefe (left) presents Allan Keoughan with a Dean's Award of Excellence. Looking on is Dr. Jeanne Lofstedt, who nominated Allan for the award.
Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 16:03

AVC celebrated the contributions of its faculty and staff at the College's annual ice cream social on June 29.

Rocky Paquet, Pride the Panther, and Sister Sue at Welcome Day.
Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 14:28

The entire University of Prince Edward Island community was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death on July 2 of Robert “Rocky” Paquet, a long-time service worker with UPEI’s Facilities Management department who always had a smile and glint in his eye. Although always hopeful, in recent weeks, he had become adversely affected by a heart condition and was in Halifax seeking treatment at the time of his death. Rocky would have turned 61 years old later this month.

Dr. Etienne Côté (right) teaches veterinary students during a cardiology rotation. Looking on is Dr. Jonathan Lichtenberger (centre), cardiology resident.
Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 13:04

 Dr. Etienne Côté, professor of cardiology at AVC, was named 2017 Continuing Educator of the Year--Small Animal during the 89th Western Veterinary Conference in March.

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