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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:43

Trade and commerce, environment and energy, and defence and security are topics that affect all Canadians. As a leader for innovation and social development, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) will host the 2017 Palmer Conference this summer to welcome discussion on these important topics.

Joseph Jabbour safely observes the sun at an event hosted by the UPEI Department of Physics
Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:35

UPEI’s Department of Physics is hosting a viewing event for Monday’s eclipse to help you safely observe the eclipse—and learn a thing or two about astronomy!

Dr. Amy Hsiao and the six girls in the inaugural ProGRES group
Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 14:39

The School of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI has launched a summer program to promote interest in engineering research with girls in high school.

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 13:04

An updated version of the UPEI Tobacco-use policy will go into effect on Friday, September 1, 2017. The UPEI Tobacco-use policy was reviewed from May 2015 to May 2016 by a working group that consisted of students, staff, faculty, and community partners.

Dr. Mark Fast, associate professor at UPEI's Atlantic Veterinary College
Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 15:11

The Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI is participating in a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using genomic and other biotechnologies. The project will equip the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry with the information and tools needed to develop more disease-resistant broodstock and improved vaccines, which will result in a more robust industry.   MUN News Release

Students enrolled in the first-ever graduate-level course taught in Inuktitut offered by UPEI’s Faculty of Education and the Government of Nunuvut
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 13:42

The University of Prince Edward Island’s (UPEI) Faculty of Education is partnering with the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Department of Education to offer the first-ever graduate-level course to be taught exclusively in the Inuktitut language. ED512 Educational Leadership: Engaging Nunavut Parents, Elders, and Community focuses on the development of collaborative relationships, positive communication, and empowerment of parents, elders, and community members who lead, support, and guide education in Nunavut. The course is offered July 15–20 in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

 
Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 14:10

The L.M. Montgomery Institute and the University of Prince Edward Island are launching an exhibit that marries technology and history in an exciting and dynamic way. 

Dr. Melissa "Misty" Rossiter
Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 14:00

The Dieticians of Canada recently honoured Dr. Melissa “Misty” Rossiter at the 2017 National Conference Award Ceremony in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 13:38

The University of Prince Edward Island congratulates Dr. David Hickey, Assistant Professor, Professional Writing and Digital Rhetoric in the UPEI Department of English, on receiving the 2017 Pat Rogers Poster Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). Dr. Hickey was recognized for his poster, Sounding Off: Soapboxes for the University Classroom, at the recent STLHE annual conference in Halifax. 

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:54

The entire University of Prince Island Island community was saddened to hear of the passing of historian and UPEI sessional lecturer Boyde Beck on Tuesday, July 18, from complications associated with pancreatic cancer. He died at his summer home in Cable Head East at the age of 56.

Beck was a historical research officer with the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and a long-time lecturer with UPEI’s Department of History.

 

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