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Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 08:00
Founders' Day at the University of Prince Edward Island was a double celebration this year. In addition to honouring Jack Blanchard, Kay Martell, Georgina Mulligan, and Jim Rigney for their significant contributions to the development of UPEI and its founding institutions, the University announced that Chancellor William E. (Bill) Andrew and his wife, Denise Andrew, have donated $310,000 to the...
Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island is rolling out the welcome mat for students who have been displaced by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. "At this time of need we all have to help out in whatever ways we can," says UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan. "These students have had their lives disrupted enough in the past week; we want to ensure that they don't lose their academic year too." UPEI...
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 08:00
Wayne MacKinnon, a political studies lecturer at UPEI, has just released a book about the legacy of PEI's longest serving Premier. It was 40 years ago this fall that Alex B. Campbell, a young political rookie from Summerside, announced his intention to seek the leadership of the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island. He was just 31 years old, and had been elected to the Legislature in a by-...
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 08:00
Dr. Vianne Timmons, Vice-President of Academic Development, is pleased to announce that Barb Campbell is the new Director of the Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Faculty Development Office. Barb is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. She was a nurse for 25 years before coming to UPEI in 1999. She has served as chair of the National Registered Nurses Exam, as a...
Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 08:00
Premier Pat Binns was on campus today for his annual participation in the kick-off of Shinerama. The Premier was joined by a large contingent of UPEI students in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. At the event, Binns praised the students who have committed time and effort to shining shoes for a donation for CF research. "Your participation demonstrates the commitment of each and every one...
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 08:00
The Atlantic Canada Network on Bioactive Compounds (ACNBC), a regional coalition based within the Faculty of Science at UPEI, hosted an information workshop on the health benefits of natural products on August 22 in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre, UPEI campus. It was sponsored by the Natural Health Products Directorate, a division of Health Canada. The purpose of this one-day event was to...
Posted: Friday, August 5, 2005 - 08:00
Charlottetown - The Board of Governors of St. Dunstan's University (SDU), one of the University of Prince Edward Island's two founding institutions, has strengthened its longstanding commitment to enable PEI students to explore catholic beliefs and teachings within a rigorous academic environment. The SDU Board will contribute approximately $1.37 million over the next five years to the new Centre...
Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2005 - 08:00
Twelve service and research projects that will benefit companion animals, horses, and wildlife recently received a total of $240,000 in funding through the Atlantic Veterinary College's (AVC) Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the University of Prince Edward Island. Since the Animal Welfare Centre was established in 1994, more than a hundred projects have together received more than...
Posted: Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:00
The high quality of teaching at the University of Prince Edward Island has been recognized for the second time in two months. The Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) has just selected Dr. Wendy Shilton, an Associate Professor in the UPEI Department of English, as the 2005 winner of the Anne Marie MacKinnon Instructional Leadership Award. This follows the Society for Teaching and Learning...
Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 08:00
The UPEI Athletic Department has teamed up with Basketball PEI in a new partnership between the University and the community to present a series of summer camps for male and female basketball players from Grades 4 to 12. They have joined forces with Basketball 101 Development Schools to provide four basketball camps, beginning in mid-August. The staff line-up for Basketball 101 Development...

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