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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2005 - 08:00
The Honourable Joe McGuire, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) today announced a $1.69 million contribution to the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) for the establishment of the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (CEE). The physical structure will involve a 20,000-square-foot facility adjoining the UPEI School of Business Administration. Key features will...
Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island held its 36th Convocation exercises on Saturday, May 14 in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. A record-setting 717 diplomas, undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees were awarded during two ceremonies. This year the graduate list included students from 17 different countries, reflecting the increasing number of international students now attending UPEI...
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2005 - 08:00
Dr. Brian Wagner, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, has been selected for a prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada. The 3M is Canada's exclusive national award for university teaching and leadership. Faculty members from the University of Prince Edward Island have carried off four 3M awards in the last five years, which...
Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - 08:00
The public is invited to attend an astronomy lecture at UPEI on Monday, May 9 by Dr. Davis Philips on "Large Optical Telescopes." The talk will outline his experiences in the early 80s as the first American observer to use the Soviet Union's six-metre reflector in the Caucasus. He will detail the history of large telescopes, those currently being built, and some of what is planned for the future...
Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - 08:00
Anne of Green Gables and Prince Edward Island will be the focus of a special theme day on May 5 at the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. Kate Macdonald Butler, granddaughter of author L.M. Montgomery, and Duncan McIntosh, member of the L. M. Montgomery Institute's International Advisory Board, representing Prince Edward Island, will attend "Anne Day" at Expo 2005 and will announce...
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 08:00
A special program introduced at UPEI two years ago to enhance first-year accomplishment is proving popular with students who have taken a break from their formal education as well as those whose high school grades did not reflect their true academic potential. The Transition Program strengthens writing, research, reading, study and computer skills; provides academic and personal support; and...
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 08:00
The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance, in conjunction with the Department of Family and Nutritional Sciences at UPEI, have developed a nutrition resource called the School Healthy Eating Toolkit. The toolkit, currently being distributed to all elementary schools across PEI, was designed to help schools as they implement new healthy eating policies. The Eastern School District has recently adopted...
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2005 - 08:00
The provincial government's recent announcement of a $500,000 fund to assist and encourage research and development in the province has been well received by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). The University's emphasis on new knowledge development, and on partnerships with the private sector, has increased substantially in recent years. The new fund has the potential to provide a...
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 08:00
The Harvey Moore Wildlife Fund has awarded its latest scholarships, bringing its total to over 75, since being established in 1961. The scholarships are aimed at students at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) who have a strong wildlife conservation focus in their programs. These awards honour Harvey Moore, a naturalist from Milltown Cross, PEI who is best known for his bird sanctuary,...
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 08:00
President Wade MacLauchlan, on behalf of the Board of Governors of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), is pleased to announce the extended appointment of Dr. Tim Ogilvie as Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC). The Board approved the unanimous recommendation of the Dean's Search Committee to extend the appointment of Dr. Ogilvie for another three years. Dean of AVC for the...

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