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UPEI Student Union Vice-President Finance Will McGuigan, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Engagement Myrtle Jenkins-Smith, former Cadre Editor-in-Chief Lorelei Kenny, President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 19:02

Students, faculty, and staff gathered on January 10 to celebrate the newly refreshed office of a UPEI-student-run online news publication. Third-year Arts student Lorelei Kenny, former editor-in-chief, led the initiative to revitalize the space by applying to the Annual Fund Projects Program, which has supported renovation projects in the past like the W.A. Murphy Student Centre Credit Union Day Lounge and the Dawson Lounge in SDU Main Building.

 

Ken Clark (centre) presented a $1 million gift on behalf of the estate of his aunt Ruth MacDonald to UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz and Executive Director of Development and Alumni Engagement Myrtle Jenkins-Smith
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 15:59

The University of Prince Edward Island has received a $1 million gift from the estate of Ruth MacDonald to establish the Roderick Stirling MacDonald Scholarship Fund. “I am grateful to be able to represent our family today in the awarding of this gift,” said Ken Clark, who is Roderick and Ruth’s nephew.

 

 
Carolina Del Santo and Cody Payne
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 15:07

Congratulations to Caroline Del Santo and Cody Payne, the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for January 1–7!

Steven Heighton
Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 - 14:47

This winter’s UPEI writer-in-residence will be Steven Heighton, award-winning novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist.

The late Frank Pigot, a UPEI retiree, was named a UPEI Founder in 2004.
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 18:16

The University of Prince Edward Island community, and especially the UPEI Robertson Library, was saddened to learn of the recent death of UPEI Founder Franklin L. (“Frank”) Pigot.

“Students, faculty, and researchers near and far continue to benefit from Frank’s work with our archival and special collections,” said Donald Moses, University Librarian.

UPEI employee and alumna Freya Qi and student Jiahiu Huang welcomed guests at UPEI's New Year's Day Levee. UPEI music students, seen in the background, sang carols as levee-goers waited to greet members of the receiving line.
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 15:23

The University of Prince Edward Island and UPEI Alumni Association continued their time-honoured tradition of hosting a New Year's Day Levee on January 1. UPEI’s version of the social event—held at the School of Sustainable Design Engineering—proved yet again to be a popular stop for levee-goers.

A group of international students and alumni provided a helpful hand as they welcomed members of the community, wrote out presentation cards, and helped to collect and hang up coats while several UPEI music students, attired in Victorian dress, sang seasonal carols.

Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:10

Both UPEI hockey teams are returning from the holiday break with new energy and feeling optimistic about the second half of the season. 

Sapphire MacPhee, AVC's wellness facilitator, and Dr. Tammy Muirhead, director of wellness programming
Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 08:48

For the first time, the Atlantic Veterinary College has hired a wellness facilitator. Sapphire MacPhee has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Dalhousie University and has worked in the areas of preventing problem gambling and family violence. She is very interested in health and wellness and is currently working on a certificate in this field.

Don and Marion McDougall Hall
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 09:31

Teams from the UPEI Faculty of Business had a tremendous showing at the eleventh annual Montreal Exchange’s Options Trading Simulation. 

AVC interns Dr. Marika Wagner (left) and Dr. Shelly Shamir (right) with Larry and Lisa Walsh, and Lupina
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 15:42

Christmas came early for Larry and Lisa Walsh, of Second North River, New Brunswick, when their dog, Lupina, recovered the use of her legs after suffering a severe neck injury seven weeks ago.

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