News

Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 08:00
One of the more important documents in the history of higher education in Prince Edward Island has just been added to the PEI Special Collection in the Robertson Library at UPEI. The document is Sister Bernice Cullen's 1941 Bachelor of Arts degree, the first degree ever granted by St. Dunstan's University (SDU). Before 1941, SDU was affiliated with Laval University and degres were granted in the...
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 08:00
From fan, to volunteer, to financial supporter; Steve Connolly and his wife Marg have created the Steve and Marg Connolly Family Basketball Awards to be presented to members of the UPEI Men's Basketball Team each year. "Marg and I know how difficult it is for student athletes to be at the top of their game while attending to their studies. Our family wants to acknowledge those players who...
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2006 - 08:00
The Behavioral Neuroscience lab at UPEI has developed a promising new animal model for the study of temporal lobe epilepsy. The temporal lobes, part of the brain responsible for emotion and memory, are located on each side of the brain, at about ear level. Seizures arising from this region usually affect consciousness of the victim and are sometimes preceded by warnings of overwhelming feelings...
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006 - 08:00
A celebration to showcase four recent publications by professors in the UPEI Faculty of Arts took place at the University on January 20. The books reflect the significant contributions that UPEI faculty members are making to diverse areas of new knowledge, both nationally and internationally. "The Faculty of Arts is extremely proud of the accomplishments of our scholars, both in terms of...
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 08:00
The first two presentations in a series that explores how Prince Edward Islanders' experiences on small southern islands have influenced their lives and work will take place at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, on January 17 and 18. Islands of the North to Islands of the South is a collaborative effort of Cooper Institute, the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI, and CUSO. The series...
Posted: Monday, January 2, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island's Faculty of Education is spreading its wings across Canada. In February, UPEI will deliver its Master of Education program (MEd) in Leadership in Learning to teachers in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The program provides experienced educators with the knowledge and skills required to become effective educational leaders. Meanwhile, 19 students will be graduating...
Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI has initiated disciplinary action against Professor David Weale to address concerns related to grading practices in History 322, The History of Christianity from the Reformation to the Present. Pending resolution of the matter, Dr. Joe Velaidum, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the UPEI Centre for Christianity and Culture, will be teaching the third-year course. In announcing...
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 08:00
In 1963, Kinkora native Dr. St. Clair Duffy made a substantial leadership gift to UPEI to help construct a new science centre on the campus. Dr. Duffy was an alumnus of St. Dunstan's University (SDU'20). He obtained an MD from McGill Medical School in 1926 and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Dunstan's in 1963. His valuable legacy to generations of PEI science students continues over...
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 08:00
The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, a supporter of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) since 1996, has made another substantial contribution to the university through the Building a Legacy Campaign. The Company has made an unrestricted donation of $100,000, which means that UPEI can apply the funds to projects or programs that are top priority. "The Dominion of Canada...
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI is offering a new course in bioinformatics, developed by Dr. Yingwei Wang of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. It will be offered for the first time in the Winter semester, 2006. Bioinformatics merges computer science with molecular biology. Specifically, it is the use of computers to compile, analyze, and present vast amounts of biological data. The...

Pages

Contact UPEI