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Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2005 - 08:00
Researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), together with colleagues and students from the University of the South Pacific (USP), were prominent participants in The Global Symposium on Gender and Fisheries which took place in Penang, Malaysia, recently. UPEI and USP have been working together to train South Pacific fisheries researchers and support their research on gender...
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI is pleased to announce that Dr. Irene Novaczek of Breadalbane, PEI has been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Island Studies. She brings to this position a rich international experience in marine science, coastal resources management, and community development on small islands. Dr. Novaczek replaces Jane Ledwell who has taken a position with the PEI Council on the Status of...
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2005 - 08:00
Wayne Gretzky has said that nothing beats hard work except hard-working talent. Steve McOrmond, a UPEI English graduate raised on PEI, is the latest unbeatable literary talent from the Island. He will be launching and reading from his first book, Lean Days, at Confederation Centre Library on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 pm. McOrmond earned his Masters in Creative Writing and English at the...
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2005 - 08:00
For Dr. James Lovering of Charlottetown, education has always played an essential role in his life, both his own learning, and the learning of others. The retired agricultural economist demonstrates this commitment to education in a variety of valuable ways at the University of Prince Edward Island. His most recent contribution involves an intensive tutoring program with two Chinese students...
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island has won a major international contract to provide English language training to student teachers from the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIE). UPEI was one of just two successful bidders selected from high-profile universities in Britain, Europe, Australia and Canada to deliver these highly specific and demanding programs. "UPEI is very proud to be...
Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 08:00
A $45,000 grant from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and PEI Business Development will allow thirty PEI small- and medium-sized businesses to undergo the Jump Start Your Business process developed by Doug Hall, founder and chair of the famous Eureka! Ranch in Cincinnatti. The training will be run by ProfitLearn PEI, a unit within the Centre for Life-Long Learning at the University of...
Posted: Friday, January 28, 2005 - 08:00
The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC)launched Pets, Professors, and Politicians: The Founding and Early Years of the Atlantic Veterinary College on January 27 in Charlottetown. Written by Marian Bruce, it tells the story of the people and political wrangling behind the building of AVC. This includes people like PEI's former premiers Alex Campbell, "who had sown the seeds [for AVC in the 70s]" and...
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 08:00
During the first week in February, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) will celebrate International Development Week, which is held each year to increase Canadians' awareness of their role in international development, and to learn more about life in developing countries. UPEI has chosen to highlight issues in Africa, and has organized several events for the week. On Monday, January 31...
Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 08:00
PEI Premier Pat Binns joined Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) Chapter President Shari Gass on January 14 to present University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) students with the CCFF's "Best Secondary Fundraiser" award. The award honours UPEI students for their creativity in raising money for the Foundation's Shinerama campaign, Canada's largest post-secondary school fundraiser involving...
Posted: Monday, January 10, 2005 - 08:00
A bright new star on the Canadian fiction horizon is Elizabeth Hay, whose latest novel, Garbo Laughs, was a fiction finalist for the Governor-General's Award. She will give a public reading in Charlottetown at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, at Confederation Centre Library. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, in 1951, she attended the University of Toronto, and worked for CBC Radio in Yellowknife,...

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