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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 08:00
The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance was recently recognized as the Atlantic region recipient of the Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award for the "School Healthy Eating Toolkit." "The School Healthy Eating Toolkit is a nutrition resource manual to assist elementary schools as they implement nutrition policies," says Dr. Jennifer Taylor, Chair of UPEI's...
Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 08:00
Representatives of Pfizer Animal Health were in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island today to announce a $80,000 commitment to the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at UPEI to recognize innovation in teaching. The Pfizer Innovative Teaching Methodology Fund will provide $20,000 a year for the next four years for AVC faculty in support of developing and utilizing innovative teaching and/or...
Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 08:00
The 10th International Conference for the Centre for the Study of the Literatures and Civilizations of the River Plate (Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay) will take place at the University of Prince Edward Island from July 6 to 8. The conference will be opened by His Excellency Arturo G. Bothamley, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in Canada. The Centre for the Study of the Literatures and...
Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 08:00
Poesand#237;a Diaria, a selection of commemorative tributes published by the families of the 30,000 Argentinians and#145;disappeared' and kidnapped during the military junta dictatorship, 1976-1983, will have its second viewing in Canada at UPEI, July 6 to14, as a part of the 10th International Conference for the Centre for the Study of the Literatures and Civilizations of the River Plate (...
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 08:00
A unique painting by well-known Canadian artist James Lumbers was unveiled at UPEI today as part of the international L.M. Montgomery conference. It has been donated to the UPEI Permanent Collection. The painting captures the magical essence of the beloved home of L.M. Montgomery at the homestead of her Macneill grandparents in Cavendish. The work was commissioned last year by Montgomery...
Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 08:00
Since the first symposium in 1994, the L.M. Montgomery Institute's biennial conferences at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) have brought together scholars, researchers, students, and Montgomery enthusiasts to explore the world and the works of PEI's most famous author. This year's conference on the theme of "Storm and Dissonance" is no exception, having attracted registrants from...
Posted: Friday, June 16, 2006 - 08:00
Eight projects that will benefit dogs, cats, and horses recently received a total of $240,000 in funding through the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI. More than 100 projects have been funded by the Centre since it was established in 1994. "We are very grateful to the Friends of the Christofor Foundation for their ongoing support of the Sir...
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 08:00
It all started nearly 20 years ago with a lobster supper that the Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club prepared for over 800 veterinarians. The Lions cleared $5000 from the supper and decided to donate the proceeds to UPEI to create an endowment fund for scholarships. Since then the club has donated enough money to the University each year to substantially increase the size of the endowment. This level...
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 08:00
Killam Properties, a professional management company that has recently purchased town houses in Brown's Court across from UPEI, is introducing a new Academic Scholarship Program as part of its initiative to improve Brown's Court to make it a safe and comfortable place to study and live. "At Killam we want to encourage UPEI students in their studies. That is why we are pleased to offer good...
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 08:00
The final report from a key study to identify the current and future skills and knowledge required by Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) on Prince Edward Island has just been released. Respondents to the study identified a high need for formal and informal continuing education, indicating nurses' commitment to maintaining competence in their profession. The study was...

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