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Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:27
Because of help from generous donors, UPEI's Annual Fund recently replenished the university's nearly empty campus food bank. UPEI Annual Fund coordinator, Rose Barbour, and five UPEI students went on a shopping spree with donations designated for the food bank, filling six shopping carts to stock the food bank's shelves. In addition, the Charlottetown Superstore generously...
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 13:30
UPEI has moved four spots from eighth position to rank fourth overall among ‘primarily undergraduate' universities in this year's Maclean's magazine's annual university rankings. The climb is due in large part to UPEI's strong showing in the ‘student awards' and ‘total research dollars' categories, placing the University in a tie with Alberta...
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 08:57
Dr. Shannon Murray, professor of English and 3M Teaching Fellow at UPEI will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia, tonight to attend the Association of Atlantic Universities' (AAU) annual meeting and dinner, held in conjunction with the AAU Teaching Showcase. Dr. Murray is the recipient of this year's ‘AAU Coordinating Committee on Faculty Development's Distinguished Service Award....
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 08:44
UPEI's Relay for life will take place October 28 at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, giving students, faculty and staff an opportunity to celebrate life and remember those who have survived or died from cancer. The first campus Relay for Life took place in October 2008. The 12-hour overnight event will get underway at 6 pm and run overnight until 6 am, Saturday, October 29. Everyone on...
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 07:38
New anti-inflammatory compound shows promise to be more than the sum of its parts The University of Prince Edward Island today licensed a promising piece of medical technology to Carmel Biosciences, a biomedical company based in Tucker, Georgia. The technology is a 'co-drug' with powerful anti-inflammatory activity. 'This novel compound is derived from naturally occurring...
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:01
Students in two EAP classes held a potluck lunch fundraiser last week to support their entries in this year's Wheel & Win event, taking place on October 20at 4:00 pm at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at UPEI. Wheel & Win, formerly the Rick Hansen Wheelchair Challenge, is a fundraising team relay event for the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) that raises awareness about...
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 14:42
Åsa Warnqvist, a post-doctoral scholar at Stockholm University, is the 2011 Visiting Scholar for the L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island, announced institute chair, Mark Leggott. 'We are pleased to have Åsa join us as our Visiting Scholar,' said Leggott. 'It is encouraging to see the number of young, international researchers who...
Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 12:36
The University of Prince Edward Island is offering a free, five-week course called ‘Experience U' to introduce students to the university experience - and to answer some of the questions often asked by new students. Designed to be a primer that will give students an overview of university and a context for the preparations and decisions they will need to make, the course is...
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 19:46
The second annual ‘Sport Legacy Celebration' took place Thursday at the University of Prince Edward Island honouring Panther Sport - past, present, and future. Former UPEI basketball Panther, Curtis Robinson (1991-96) was inducted into the UPEI Sports Hall of Fame while Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadians from the last varsity season and named financial...
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 12:42
Molly Peacock, internationally-acclaimed poet, anthologist, and author of the best-selling memoir Paradise, Piece by Piece, will read and discuss her work on Monday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building. A reception and book signing will follow. Admission is free. Peacock has published six books of poetry, in the United States, England, and Canada, and her poems...

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