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Posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 08:00
Professors and instructors from as far afield as the UK and Saudi Arabia, from every province in Canada, and from four US states are taking part in a unique program at UPEI this week. They are attending the Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning and Teaching (FDSI). The only one of its kind in Canada, the five-day FDSI focuses on improving post-secondary teaching and learning by...
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Department of English and PEI Writers' Guild will launch a new book by David Helwig, the 2006 recipient of the PEI Council of the Arts Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts. The celebration will be held on Thursday, September 21, at 7:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, at UPEI. The launch will feature David's memoir, The Names of Things, published by The...
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2006 - 08:00
What book featured the character that Mark Twain called, "and#133;the dearest and most moving and delightful child since the immortal Alice"? What book was it that brought hope and inspiration to Japan after WWII? What is the best-selling Canadian book of all time? The answer to all of these questions, believe it or not, is Anne of Green Gables. It may also surprise you to find out that this book...
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2006 - 08:00
Scholars from Brazil, China, the Netherlands, the US and Canada will gather at the University of Prince Edward Island August 4 and 5 to take part in the First Annual Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness being organized by Dr. Scott Greer and the UPEI Psychology Department. The keynote speaker is Dr. Richard Restak, Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington University. His topic...
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 08:00
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has recognized Dr. Miles Turnbull's expertise in French as a second language education (FSL). Dr. Turnbull is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island. The SSHRC peer-review adjudication committee recently selected him as one of two Virtual Scholars-in-Residence for Official Languages...
Posted: Monday, July 24, 2006 - 08:00
Dr. Christian Lacroix has just begun a six-year term as the sixth Dean of Science at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). Dr. Lacroix has been an active professor and researcher in the Department of Biology at UPEI since 1990. "UPEI is fortunate to have Dr. Christian Lacroix as its Dean of Science," said UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan. "He brings an impressive record of contributions...
Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 08:00
The AVC Lobster Science Centre located at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI, will host the 3rd annual Lobster Science Workshop on July 26 and 27 at the Delta Prince Edward hotel, Charlottetown, PEI. The theme of this year's workshop is Marine Ecosystem Health: Crustaceans and their Environment. Keynote speakers and#150; including marine geologist Gordon Fader of the Bedford Institute of...
Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues July 19 with R.Bruce Craig's presentation entitled "Confrontation, Crisis, and the Continuing Struggle for Equality in America." Craig is a historian and a 20th century specialist. He speaks at 3:00 pm in the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre on the UPEI campus. In this presentation, he will assess the successes and failures of various racial,...
Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 08:00
The Honourable Janice MacKinnon will give a presentation called "Canada's Health Care System: Why the Long Waiting Lists and High Costs?" on Thursday, July 20, at 3:30 p.m., at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, as part of the 2006 Dr. Frank MacKinnon Lecture Series. "In a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision," says MacKinnon, "Canada's health care system was criticized for having some of...
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island's W.A. Murphy Student Centre received some welcome news recently. Scotiabank has doubled its financial commitment to the centre. The bank originally pledged $50,000 to the UPEI Building a Legacy Campaign to help fund construction of the student centre. Now it has increased that pledge to $100,000. Scotiabank representatives were on campus in early July to...

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