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Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - 08:00
The public is invited to attend an astronomy lecture at UPEI on Monday, May 9 by Dr. Davis Philips on "Large Optical Telescopes." The talk will outline his experiences in the early 80s as the first American observer to use the Soviet Union's six-metre reflector in the Caucasus. He will detail the history of large telescopes, those currently being built, and some of what is planned for the future...
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 08:00
A special program introduced at UPEI two years ago to enhance first-year accomplishment is proving popular with students who have taken a break from their formal education as well as those whose high school grades did not reflect their true academic potential. The Transition Program strengthens writing, research, reading, study and computer skills; provides academic and personal support; and...
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 08:00
The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance, in conjunction with the Department of Family and Nutritional Sciences at UPEI, have developed a nutrition resource called the School Healthy Eating Toolkit. The toolkit, currently being distributed to all elementary schools across PEI, was designed to help schools as they implement new healthy eating policies. The Eastern School District has recently adopted...
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2005 - 08:00
The provincial government's recent announcement of a $500,000 fund to assist and encourage research and development in the province has been well received by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). The University's emphasis on new knowledge development, and on partnerships with the private sector, has increased substantially in recent years. The new fund has the potential to provide a...
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 08:00
The Harvey Moore Wildlife Fund has awarded its latest scholarships, bringing its total to over 75, since being established in 1961. The scholarships are aimed at students at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) who have a strong wildlife conservation focus in their programs. These awards honour Harvey Moore, a naturalist from Milltown Cross, PEI who is best known for his bird sanctuary,...
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 08:00
President Wade MacLauchlan, on behalf of the Board of Governors of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), is pleased to announce the extended appointment of Dr. Tim Ogilvie as Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC). The Board approved the unanimous recommendation of the Dean's Search Committee to extend the appointment of Dr. Ogilvie for another three years. Dean of AVC for the...
Posted: Monday, April 4, 2005 - 08:00
Future scientists and innovators will once again exhibit their skills and knowledge Thursday, April 7, bringing the best of PEI school science to the 30th Annual PEI Science Fair in Charlottetown. The PEI Science Fair draws students from across the Island, all eager to present their projects, experiments and innovations to judges and the public. Up to 240 projects will be on display throughout...
Posted: Friday, April 1, 2005 - 08:00
Island high school students entering the Bachelor of Arts program at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) this fall will have access to a new award. Through an endowment of $50,000, this perpetual award has been created as a tribute to the memory of Doris MacPherson Caseley, formerly of Kelvin Grove. Her family believes that assisting someone to obtain an education is an ideal way to...
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 08:00
A team of students from the UPEI School of Business has carried off second prize in EXCALIBUR, the Canadian University Tournament in Human Resources. Students from 17 universities competed over two days recently to determine the top three teams in Canada. Conducted by the Human Resource Association of Quebec, EXCALIBUR, evaluates the students' knowledge of HR concepts, as well as their ability to...
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI was one of 78 colleges and universities across Canada celebrating National Co-operative Education Week from March 21-25. A highlight of the week was the selection of Co-op Students of the Year, one in Computer Science and one in Business. The University has announced that Lindy Bryanton and Anne Shaw are this year's award winners. Lindy Bryanton comes from Kensington. She studied civil...

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