December is one of the busiest months in the academic year and for students it’s filled with final assignments, exams, and presentations. Eating properly, sleeping, and taking care of one’s physical and mental health become secondary as a student’s time is consumed with studying and the need to meet deadlines. December 2016 saw a host of activities, that were employee-led-and-initiated, geared towards supporting UPEI students.
A team from UPEI’s School of Business took first place at a recent competition that put their stock-trading skills to the test.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11. The reception begins at 11:00 am in the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.
The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that four hockey icons, Jack Kane Sr., his son Jack Kane Jr., Billy MacMillan, and Vince Mulligan, will be inducted into the UPEI Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
Jack Kane Sr., who will be inducted posthumously, was revered as a head coach in the forties and fifties for UPEI’s founding institution, Saint Dunstan’s University. The younger inductees started playing with the Saint Dunstan Saints and then each went on to coach after their playing careers. Jack Kane Jr. coached the Saints from 1965-69, and counted Mulligan and MacMillan on his roster, while Mulligan and MacMillan also both coached, but by then, they led the UPEI Panthers.
The Government of Canada recently announced more than 200 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 48 postsecondary institutions across the country. Among the honourees was Dr. Sophie St-Hilaire, who begins her second, five-year term as UPEI’s Canada Research Chair in Integrated Health Research for Sustainable Aquaculture.
Former UPEI Director of Athletics Barb Mullaly, 70, passed away Saturday in Charlottetown after a brief illness. Her four-decade career as a classroom instructor, coach, and nationally decorated athletic administrator began in 1967 at Prince of Wales College.
Bird Calls is being launched Wednesday evening, December 14 at Upstreet Craft Brewery on Allen St., Charlottetown, at 7:00 pm.
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.
The December Island Studies Lecture features the research of Dr. Sharon Myers, on “The Murderous Mother and Meanings of Minnie McGee.” The lecture takes place Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm in the Faculty Lounge of UPEI’s SDU Main Building.
The UPEI Climate Research Lab will launch its third PEI weather trivia calendar, Some Weather We’re Having!, December 5, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge of UPEI’s SDU Main Building.
The Honourable Richard Brown, Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning delivered a House statement in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island on December 2, 2016 that acknowledged and paid tribute to the many recent achievements of UPEI and of its President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz.