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Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 08:00
Professors from the University of Prince Edward Island are applying their skills as educators and researchers to assist the Ampara District of Sri Lanka. They are working with Canadian and local organizations to improve living conditions for people in the area whose lives were devastated by the tsunami two years ago. Dr. Vianne Timmons, Vice-President of Academic Development at UPEI, is...
Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 08:00
After winning the Nationals last year for junior design in engineering, UPEI students Caleb Curtis, Gabriel Landry, Daniel Palmer and Hannah Sutherland will get the chance to do it again. They took first place in junior design at the Atlantic Engineering competition held this past weekend and will be heading off to Saskatoon for the Canadian Engineering Competition, March 8-11. The team was given...
Posted: Monday, February 5, 2007 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island is holding its 6th Annual International Development Week, February 5 - 9, 2007. This year the theme is Middle Eastern Affairs. There are activities throughout the week that culminate with a luncheon on Friday, February 9 at the Rodd Royalty Inn from noon to 2 pm. The week begins on Monday, February 5 with a panel including Frank Zakem, Nawal Abdallah, and...
Posted: Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 08:00
Membership of the Seniors College of Prince Edward Island has reached a record 440, a five-fold expansion over the past four years. In addition to the 339 members from Charlottetown, more than 100 members are now taking part in courses in Summerside. The Seniors College of PEI is an independent, board-run organization affiliated to the University of Prince Edward Island. It provides inexpensive...
Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 08:00
Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) is celebrating its 20th anniversary of teaching and igniting young Canadians to create brighter futures for themselves and their communities. As part of its anniversary celebration, the organization is releasing 20 stories about student teams and entrepreneurs involved with ACE who are making an impact on their communities while still attending university...
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2007 - 08:00
A new research and service centre made possible by partnerships formed among governments and the private sector is now open for business on the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) campus. "Canada's New Government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is helping UPEI play a critical role in advancing health care," said the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign...
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 08:00
The winner of a new women's basketball scholarship introduced at UPEI this year is Sharise Richards, a first-year player from Toronto. The scholarship, valued at $2,500, was created by the Charlottetown law firm Carr, Stevenson and MacKay. One of the firm's partners, Barbara Stevenson, is an alumna of UPEI and a former basketball Panther. Sharise Richards graduated from Downsview Secondary...
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2007 - 08:00
Researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island are playing key roles in three of the six projects that attracted investment from the Atlantic Innovation Fund this week. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), announced that up to $15 million will be awarded to projects that support the province's growing...
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 08:00
A research project at the University of Prince Edward Island will help educators and parents across Canada to identify the most successful ways to include children with special needs within regular classrooms. The Canadian Council of Learning has awarded $70,000 to Vianne Timmons, UPEI Vice-President of Academic Development, and Kim Critchley, UPEI Dean of Nursing, along with collaborators from...
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 08:00
Jody Misener, a fourth-year nursing student at the University of Prince Edward Island has been recognized nationally for her outstanding clinical performance. The Canadian Nursing Students' Association has awarded her the Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing Scholarship for Student Clinical Excellence. Nursing students from across Canada compete for this annual scholarship...

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