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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,...
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2005 - 08:00
The Honourable Shawn Murphy, MP for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable David L. Emerson, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), and the Honourable Joe McGuire, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, held a ceremonial event on November 12 to kick-off construction of the new NRC Institute for Nutrisciences and Health (...
Posted: Sunday, October 7, 2001 - 08:00
Apply now to join the conversation about the life and works of L.M. Montgomery by registering for the Fifth Biennial International Conference on L.M. Montgomery being held at the University of Prince Edward Island June 20-23, 2002. The theme is L.M. Montgomery and Life Writing which will involve presenters examining intimate details of Montgomery's life that have not been used before to...

The UPEI Alumni Association presented its annual Distinguished Alumni and Inspiring Young Alumni Awards on Friday, July 26 as part of this year’s summer reunion weekend.
The Honourable J. Armand DesRoches, SDU’63 and J. Paul S. Young, BSc’02, BScR’07, MBA’12 are this year’s recipients.

The Climate Research Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island is offering a new and valuable tool for researchers who require climate projections for anywhere on the planet. The lab has downloaded raw data from 40 global climate models and translated, analyzed, verified, and converted it into a usable dataset for researchers.

Suzanne is greeted by her father after finishing the swim. Photo by the Journal Pioneer.

UPEI congratulates fifth-year student Suzanne Nicholson who conquered the Northumberland Strait on Sunday, August 18. The UPEI swim team member created the fundraiser in hopes of raising $10,000 for the team—and she exceeded that goal!

After raising close to $11,000, Suzanne set out at 7:45 am for the 13+ km swim which took her about 5.5 hours to complete.

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