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Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI Business Professor Donald MacCormac has been named the recipient for the 2005 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration by the PEI chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC ). "Throughout his career, Don MacCormac has shown dedication and leadership in the public administration field as a practitioner and as an educator. For all his many...
Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 08:00
After two years of discussions, the University of Prince Edward Island recently signed an agreement with The University of the West Indies (UWI) which will offers students, faculty and staff a wide variety of opportunities for exchanges between UPEI and UWI in Bridgetown, Barbados. The agreement provides for student exchanges at the undergraduate and graduate levels, faculty exchanges, joint...
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2006 - 08:00
This coming weekend, March 3to 5, over a hundred biology and aquaculture students will be on the UPEI campus to take part in their annual research conferences. The Atlantic Universities Undergraduate Biology Conference (AUUBC) and the Atlantic Universities Aquaculture Conference (AUAC) offer the opportunity for students to present their own scientific work as well as gain exposure to other areas...
Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island's first ARTC student, Beverly Gerg, successfully defended her Master's thesis recently. In May, Gerg will be UPEI's first graduating student in the Master of Applied Health Services Research (MAHSR) program, offered through the Atlantic Regional Training Centre (ARTC). Gerg's thesis focused on teenagers with diagnosed intellectual disabilities. Her research...
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 08:00
The four-member team from the UPEI Department of Engineering has won this year's Atlantic Engineering Student Competition, beating out eight other teams from the region. Daniel Palmer, Hannah Sutherland, Caleb Curtis, and Gabriel Landry took first place in the team design category of the competition held in Halifax recently. The challenge was to build a machine that would propel itself off a...
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 08:00
One of the more important documents in the history of higher education in Prince Edward Island has just been added to the PEI Special Collection in the Robertson Library at UPEI. The document is Sister Bernice Cullen's 1941 Bachelor of Arts degree, the first degree ever granted by St. Dunstan's University (SDU). Before 1941, SDU was affiliated with Laval University and degres were granted in the...
Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 08:00
From fan, to volunteer, to financial supporter; Steve Connolly and his wife Marg have created the Steve and Marg Connolly Family Basketball Awards to be presented to members of the UPEI Men's Basketball Team each year. "Marg and I know how difficult it is for student athletes to be at the top of their game while attending to their studies. Our family wants to acknowledge those players who...
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2006 - 08:00
The Behavioral Neuroscience lab at UPEI has developed a promising new animal model for the study of temporal lobe epilepsy. The temporal lobes, part of the brain responsible for emotion and memory, are located on each side of the brain, at about ear level. Seizures arising from this region usually affect consciousness of the victim and are sometimes preceded by warnings of overwhelming feelings...
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006 - 08:00
A celebration to showcase four recent publications by professors in the UPEI Faculty of Arts took place at the University on January 20. The books reflect the significant contributions that UPEI faculty members are making to diverse areas of new knowledge, both nationally and internationally. "The Faculty of Arts is extremely proud of the accomplishments of our scholars, both in terms of...
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 08:00
The first two presentations in a series that explores how Prince Edward Islanders' experiences on small southern islands have influenced their lives and work will take place at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, on January 17 and 18. Islands of the North to Islands of the South is a collaborative effort of Cooper Institute, the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI, and CUSO. The series...

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