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Posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 09:09
The University of Prince Edward Island's Board of Governors recently accepted the recommendation of the search committee for Dean of the School of Nursing. Dr. Rosemary Herbert, Associate Professor and coordinator of UPEI's Master of Nursing program, will begin her appointment immediately. 'I am pleased to announce Rosemary's appointment to the position of Dean of the...
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 09:34
UPEI's International Relations Office was approved as a new member of the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) during its annual general meeting and symposium from June 13-15. The annual event was hosted by the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and it provided an opportunity for the ACIC to select new members, including UPEI...
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 07:30
UPEI's varsity soccer and hockey teams are excited to announce that five-foot-ten Islander Cole MacMillan has committed to attend UPEI in September. MacMillan will join the soccer and hockey Panthers in the fall. Head coach of the men's soccer team, Lewis Page, coached MacMillan on the 2009 Canada Games team and knows him well. 'What makes him a great athlete is his...
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 06:00
Ryan Gallant, UPEI Student Union president from 2005-2007, was recently valedictorian at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Gallant graduated from McGill in June 2012 with a Bachelor of Common Law and Bachelor of Civil Law (LLB and BCL). Gallant's speech was delivered in both English and French, and it highlighted the student population's diversity, universal memories...
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 08:05
UPEI clarinetist and professor Karem J. Simon, in collaboration with percussionist Krista Carruthers, will present multiple performances of 'Cadenzas' by Canadian composer Alexina Louie on Sunday, July 1, beginning at 2:30 pm. In a departure from typical recital protocol, 'Cadenzas' will be performed three times, in three separate campus venues. The recital will...
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 07:14
The Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing project (AIRS) will hold its fourth annual regional workshops June 25 and 26 in UPEI's Don and Marion McDougall Hall, Room 246, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. AIRS is an exciting seven-year research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada. More than 70 researchers from around the world contribute to the project...
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 10:03
The University of Prince Edward Island today honoured its fourth, and first female president, Dr. Elizabeth ‘Betsy' Epperly, Professor Emerita, by dedicating Epperly Plaza- located at the south entrance to the Robertson Library-in her name. Dr. Epperly served as president from 1995-98. Dr. Epperly's commitment to UPEI dates back to when she was a student-...
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 10:37
The 10th biennial international conference on the life and writings of Lucy Maud (L.M.) Montgomery will be hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island's L.M. Montgomery Institute (LMMI) on June 20-24. This year's theme-cultural memory- will be celebrated by an exciting group of scholars, including presenters from seven countries. Among them will be a new...
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:43
A new online survey panel-PEI Perspectives-is being launched to offer Islanders the opportunity to provide feedback regarding a variety of topics relevant to themselves and PEI. The Tourism Research Centre (TRC) is developing and launching the panel which is exclusive to Prince Edward Island residents. An independent research organization based at UPEI, the TRC has extensive...
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 06:14
UPEI alumnus, Evan O'Connor, successfully defended his PhD thesis on core-collapse supernovae-black-hole formation-at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California. Under the supervision of Caltech's Dr. Christian Ott, O'Connor developed a computational code to simulate core-collapse supernovae and explored which stars are more likely to...

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