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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...
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 08:00
One of the world's leading interpreters of Buddhism has made a generous gift to the University of Prince Edward Island. Two copies of each of 60 books written by Dr. Daisaku Ikeda were presented recently to the Robertson Library and the L.M. Montgomery Institute. Dr. Ikeda is president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist association of more than 12 million members in 190 countries...
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2005 - 08:00
Beginning the week of July 11, 156 12- to 14-year-olds will attend the Atlantic Veterinary College's (AVC) Vet Camp 2005. Throughout July, campers will gain veterinary experience that will include learning to properly handle exotic animals like an albino gopher snake, perform first aid on a dog, as well as go on rounds in the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital, observe surgeries and read animal x-...
Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2005 - 08:00
The 2005 UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues on Wednesday, July 6 with a presentation by Geoff MacDonald CFA, MBA, Vice-President, AIM Trimark Investments entitled, The risks of investing with the crowd. As the lead manager for Trimark Canadian Endeavour Fund, Trimark Income Growth Fund, and Trimark Global Endeavour Fund, Geoff MacDonald manages over $9.7 billion in assets. These...
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 08:00
Students following the Master of Arts Programme in Island Studies (MAIS) at UPEI are presenting their research in international and regional conferences and starting to have their research published. Graduate student Kathy Stuart recently presented an academic paper at the 11th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference in Helsinki, Finland. Her paper, "The impact of scale...
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 08:00
On June 28, at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island, Donna and Richard Hassard, AVC fundraising chairs, will kick off a campaign to raise $7.5 million for the expansion and renovation project slated to break ground this fall. "We are excited to have leaders of this cailbre forging the way for our fundraising efforts. Donna and Richard's professional and...
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 08:00
Prince Edward Island researchers and businesses will benefit from a new Atlantic region-wide commercialization network, called Springboard, launched in PEI at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) on June 28. Springboard encourages collaborative work on the transfer of technology among universities in Atlantic Canada and works with universities and the private sector to advance the...
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2005 - 08:00
Internationally-Known Scientists Attract Close to $2 Million for Health and Environmental Research The University of Prince Edward island has added two internationally-known scientists to its rapidly-growing pool of research talent in the Faculty of Science and at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Michael van den Heuvel and Dr. Cai Song have been named Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. Their...
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island has appointed a new Dean of Nursing. Dr. Kim Critchley officially takes over the position on July 1. She joined UPEI in 1996 and has served as Acting Dean of the School of Nursing since August 2004. Her new appointment is for six years. "Kim Critchley has been a fine leader for UPEI's Faculty of Nursing during her year as Acting Dean. Our Faculty is on a...
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2005 - 08:00
The first meeting of the founding board of the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance was held recently in Charlottetown. The BioAlliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building the PEI economy through bioscience products and services. It brings together local bioscience-based businesses, research and academic organizations, and government agencies to create the right conditions for job...

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