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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2005 - 08:00
John and Barbara Poole, an Edmonton couple with PEI roots, have generously donated $50,000 to the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), for a new graduate research scholarship. The Ernest E. and Gertrude Annear Poole Memorial Scholarship will assist UPEI research graduate students studying watershed integrity. This year's recipient of the $2,000 scholarship is Pamela MacDonald. Watershed...
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 08:00
Anne Compton, an alumna of Prince of Wales College (PWC'69), has been awarded the Governor General's Literary Award in Poetry for 2005. The winners were announced in Montreal on November 16. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michand#228;elle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will present the awards at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, November 23. In describing Anne Compton's award-winning book,...
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2005 - 08:00
Amy Connolly and Ryan Anstey were named CIS Soccer Players of the Year this past weekend. Connolly, a fifth-year sociology and English major from Charlottetown, received the Chantal Navert Memorial Award, presented annually to the most outstanding player. She travelled to Edmonton to receive her award. The Panthers co-captain scored four goals for the second consecutive season in 2005. She was at...
Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 08:00
Bill LeClair is a successful Calgary real estate lawyer who has never forgotten his Prince Edward Island roots. Although it is 35 years since he graduated in Business from UPEI, he is still immensely proud of the institution that gave him his first degree. So much so that for the past eight years he has been energetically raising funds to support UPEI students. "I've been working with Islanders...
Posted: Monday, November 7, 2005 - 08:00
Today, November 7, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) confirmed arrangement for an and#145;ultimate gift' from Donna and Richard Hassard. The Hassards, AVC campaign co-chairs presented the College with a generous donation of $12,000 per year, a portion of which will be used for life insurance premiums on a $1-million policy. The proceeds of the...
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2005 - 08:00
The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island recognized its students, faculty and staff on November 3 at the Annual AVC Recognition Night. More than 200 people gathered to honour the hard work and dedication of those who received awards. "Our Recognition Night is a chance to acknowledge the hard work our students, staff, and faculty in all that they do here at the...
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2005 - 08:00
The major AUS soccer awards were released on November 3. UPEI players captured three out of six major awards. Male AUS Soccer MVP is Ryan Anstey, Female AUS Soccer MVP is Amy Connolly, and Female AUS Soccer Rookie of the Year is Tessa Roche. See details below: Women's Soccer Major Awards Announced-Two Panthers UPEI-Amy Connolly - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2005 women's...
Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI continues to establish itself as one of the top undergraduate research universities in Canada. Research Infosource Inc., a consulting firm which monitors Canadian universities' success in research development, has released the figures from its Top 50 Research Universities List 2005. The report designates UPEI as one of three "Research Universities of the Year." "These full-service...
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that Aliant has signed on to be the presenting sponsor for the 2005 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Men's Soccer Championship, scheduled for November 10-13 at UPEI. This is the first year for UPEI to host the Championship games which will be played on the new synthetic turf field. "We are very proud to serve as the presenting...
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2005 - 08:00
As Parliament begins discussing bill C-407, which calls for the legalization of assisted suicide, a provocative new book by an internationally-acclaimed Canadian historian of medicine is bound to inform the coming debate. In Life, Death, God, and Medicine: A Concise History of Euthanasia (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2005), UPEI history professor Ian Dowbiggin exposes the many disturbing...

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