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Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 04:09
Newfoundland author Wayne Johnston, one of Canada's most popular, critically heralded, and internationally successful novelists, will open the 2011 Pen and Inkling Literary Festival in Charlottetown with a public reading at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on Tuesday, September 27, at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. A reception and book signing will follow. Johnston will read from his new...
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 18:58
Global Issues 151 and the Faculty of Education are sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Lloyd Axworthy called "Libya and the Principle of R2P." The former Canadian politician, prominent statesman, Order of Canada recipient, and international leader in the fight against the use of landmines is currently president at the University of Winnipeg. He is in Charlottetown to attend the...
Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 07:41
The partners of BDO Canada LLP (BDO), the fifth largest single national accounting and advisory partnership in the country, recently announced a $56,000 contribution towards an annual accounting scholarship at the University of Prince Edward Island. BDO in Canada's national office, along with local PEI partners, Glen Murray, Wayne Beaton, Jennifer Dunn, and Patrick Trainor in Charlottetown...
Posted: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 12:09
UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, VP Academic Jim Randall, several deans, faculty and staff, and donors and sponsors joined 300 students at the New Student Orientation (NSO) final banquet, September 8, at the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall, to celebrate what was, according to NSO student coordinator Anastasia Smallwood, 'the most spirited NSO week ever at UPEI.' After a number of speeches...
Posted: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 08:59
President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz invites all members of the UPEI and Island communities to take part in any of several ‘Town Hall' meetings being held in The McCain Foundation Learning Commons (285N) at the Atlantic Veterinary College on the following dates: Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Thursday, September 15, 9:30 to 11:30 am Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Join the...
Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 08:20
The Royal Society of Canada has named Dr. Ian Dowbiggin a fellow in the Humanities Division of the Academy of the Arts and Humanities. Dr. Dowbiggin is a professor of history at the University of Prince Edward Island. 'Your election is a telling recognition of your remarkable accomplishments and an invitation to further the leadership you have already shown in advancing knowledge and...
Posted: Friday, September 2, 2011 - 13:20
Even before new student orientation (NSO) officially gets underway, UPEI students, the "UPEI Shiners," are leading the way in online donations for Shinerama, the long-standing university and college fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Shinerama is the largest post-secondary fundraiser in Canada-with 60 university and college campuses that participate- raising more...
Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 08:41
UPEI reoffers free admission to elementary and high school students for all home games The University of Prince Edward Island Panthers kicks off the upcoming varsity season this weekend with the first annual Mulligan Cup, an exhibition tournament featuring the UPEI men's and women's soccer teams versus the Holland College Hurricanes and Mount Allison Mounties. The tournament is named...
Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 08:26
Innovation PEI News Release (re-published with permission) Charlottetown, PEI-- Eight Graduate Students and four Post-Doctorates have been offered support through the Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellowship program implemented by Innovation PEI under the Island Prosperity Strategy, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allan Campbell. 'I have always been amazed at the high...
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 09:12
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced more than $1.2 million in research funding for 10 scientists at the University of Prince Edward Island. The funding covers the purchase of a scanning electron microscope, plus research costs for ten researchers over the next five years. 'UPEI is extremely proud of each of its recipients of NSERC's...

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