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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 12:03
The University of Prince Edward Island officially welcomed Island native and UPEI graduate Dr. William Whelan as Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Biomedical Optics at a reception in the Duffy Science Centre recently. 'We are delighted that Dr. Bill Whelan has joined UPEI as a Canada Research Chair, and that this honour is going to a UPEI graduate,' said UPEI President Wade...
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:13
The public is invited to attend a presentation called 'Access of students with learning disabilities to higher education: Issues and Solutions' by Dr. Carla DiGiorgio on March 7, at 4:30 p.m., in the Main Building, Room 040, at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). The Social Economy and Sustainability Research Network, Subnode 2: Inclusion and Empowerment, based at the...
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:03
UPEI and Holland College will celebrate the achievement of women in sport across Canada at their first Women in Sport dinner, featuring Canadian women's hockey star Cassie Campbell as guest speaker, at the Culinary Institute of Canada, on March 13, at 7 p.m. The dinner, which will be emceed by Matt Rainnie, of CBC Radio's Mainstreet program, will be hosted by both post-secondary...
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 07:15
Faculty of Arts students who are majoring in English at the University of Prince Edward Island have a new opportunity to enrich their educational experience through international study. A joint agreement with the Misr International University (MIU) gives UPEI students the option of completing the final year of their four-year degree in Egypt. English majors from MIU will have a similar...
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 06:18
Lawrence Hill, writer-in-residence at UPEI, will give a public reading on Friday, February 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building. Hill is a novelist, journalist, memoir author and documentary film writer. He will also give a writing workshop on fiction and non-fiction on Saturday, March 8, 1:30-4:45 p.m., in the UPEI Faculty Lounge. Hill's white mother was a civil...
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 05:25
A four-member undergraduate engineering team from the University of Prince Edward Island finished second in the consulting engineering category of the Atlantic Engineering Competition held in Moncton earlier this month. This success earned them a spot in the Canadian Engineering Competition, which will be held at the University of Waterloo from March 6 to 8. At the Atlantic Engineering...
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 10:18
Nova Scotian writer Leo McKay Jr., who reads at UPEI on February 25, was teaching English with his wife Kathy in Japan, when he woke up one morning to the word “Stellarton,” his home town, on the radio. The Westray Mining Disaster had just occurred. That event, fictionalized as the Eastyard disaster at Albion Mines, along with McKay’s lineage as the descendent of miners and his childhood in...
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:42
The UPEI Men's basketball team this past weekend wore red shoelaces in memory of the members of the Bathurst High School boys' basketball team, who died in a tragic accident earlier this year. Members from both the men's and women's UPEI basketball teams went through the stands and collected over $525 for two scholarships set up to honor the memory of the seven boys and teacher Elizabeth Lord...
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 - 10:18
Graham Watts, owner of a company called Nature Trails and a full time business student at UPEI, has been named the 2008 Prince Edward Island Student Entrepreneur Champion by the national charitable organization, Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE). Since 1999 Watts has owned and operated Nature Trails, a company that manufactures walking sticks, twig pencils, bird houses, bat boxes, and...
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 - 09:32
The Tourism Research Centre (TRC) at the School of Business of the University of PEI and the Tourism Advisory Council (TAC) today announced the release of a report profiling the tourism market for “Anne” related activities during the summer of 2007. The report follows closely on the heels of the full exit survey report released two weeks ago and is based on responses to two questions on the...

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