President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz met with the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Cardigan's Member of Parliament and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, Hon. Lawrence MacAulay in Ottawa yesterday. Minister McKenna, who tweeted the photo from her Twitter account @cathmckenna, will be on the UPEI campus in June when she hosts a meeting of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an intergovernmental organization that facilitates environmental cooperation between Canada, Mexico, and the US.
At recent meetings, the UPEI Senate and Board of Governors approved a name change for the UPEI School of Business; effective immediately, the former “School” will now officially be called the UPEI Faculty of Business.
The UPEI and PWC community was saddened to hear that retired professor Dr. Harry Love passed away on January 28, 2017. Dr. Love had a constant and deep appreciation for UPEI. He graduated from Prince of Wales College in 1956 and continued his studies at Dalhousie University, where he completed a Masters and a PhD in mathematics. Dr. Love returned to PEI to teach mathematics at Prince of Wales College and UPEI from 1960 to 1997.
The student-led 2017 UPEI Relay For Life, held at UPEI’s Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre on January 20, raised over $14,000, all of which will be used to help Prince Edward Islanders who are dealing with cancer.
UPEI is rallying behind members of the Muslim community both on campus and across the country.
The University lowered the flags yesterday in front of Kelley Memorial Building to half-mast in honour of the victims of the shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday, January 29.
The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre will hold its 2017 AVC Winter Webinar series, entitled "New Approaches to Old Diseases," in late February and early March.
A team of AVC researchers, led by Dr. Javier Sanchez, associate professor of epidemiology, is investigating antibiotic resistance in cows at the genetic level.
Difficult Dialogues is a biannual student academic conference, that highlights issues that may be considered difficult to have conversations around.
Two teams from UPEI’s School of Business had excellent showings at the recent Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.
Congratulations to Kiera Rigby (Women’s Basketball) and Dut Dut (Men’s Basketball), the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the week for January 23-29!