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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 11:38
The University of Prince Edward Island has learned that, for the first time, both male and female Subway Atlantic University Sport Athletes of the Week are UPEI Panthers - and both happen to be hockey goaltenders. A news release issued today from AUS announced that Marie Soleil Deschenes, from the UPEI Women's Hockey team, and Wayne Savage, from the Men's Hockey team, are the top athletes in the...
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 06:38
The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that seasoned sport promoter Bill Schurman will become its new Director of Athletics and Recreation, effective February 4. Schurman most recently has been General Manager of the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce and Management Consultant for the Summerside Storm professional basketball team, but is best known for having worked with the...
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 10:00
Join us Wednesday, January 16 for a celebration of the culture of writing and publishing from UPEI's Faculty of Arts. We'll launch eight new books by six author/editors that were published in 2012. The event begins at 4:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge of UPEI's Main Building. Books will be available for sale and for signing. This year's titles include: •...
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 06:25
Swimmers from six Atlantic Canadian universities will compete in over 23 events at UPEI during the 2013 Subway AUS Swimming Championship, February 8-10. This is UPEI's second time as event host; the first time was in 2010. The swim heats will run each day beginning at 10:00 am with daily finals starting at 6:00 pm. 'Hosting the championship for the second time is a huge...
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 12:42
Twenty-five years ago on January 12, 1988, the University of Prince Edward Island registered its website through the .CA registry. University officials at the time knew they were among the first few to apply, but had no idea they registered the first-ever .CA domain name. The director of UPEI's first computer centre (later known as the computer services department), Jim Hancock, was...
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 08:09
The UPEI women's basketball team will host the Saint Mary's University Huskies on Saturday, January 12 at 4:00 pm at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. The Panthers are excited to host their annual 'Shoot for the Cure' event where fans can purchase pink hair flairs in the lobby from OT Hair Cutters for $10 and pink baked goods through a fundraising bake sale. UPEI pink...
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 07:45
As part of the UPEI Music Department Recital Series, the Toronto-based jazz trio Myriad will perform at Dr. Steel Recital Hall on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm. Myriad was an 'accident.' Chris Donnelly (piano), Daniel Fortin (bass), and Ernesto Cervini (drums) had never played together until a few substitutions and a twist of fate put them on stage together for the first time in late...
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 09:28
On Friday, January 4, the UPEI men's hockey team takes on Dalhousie University at 7:00 pm at the MacLauchlan Arena. The special night-dubbed 'Drew Power Night'-will include a moment of silence prior to the game to honour the former Panther who passed away recently and 'DP14' T-shirts will be on sale for $20 with all proceeds going to the Power family. The...
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 12:32
January Welcome Day is a new event for all students beginning classes in the winter semester. On January 5, new students are invited to the UPEI campus for a welcome and orientation, advisement, campus tours, and a free lunch! January Welcome Day takes place from 9:00 am-3:00 pm with sessions delivered by the UPEI Student Union, The Writing Centre, Pathways to Academic Success (PAS) and...
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 05:47
Engineers PEI held their annual banquet recently with guest speaker UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz who addressed a crowd of nearly 125. Two members of UPEI's staff and faculty, David Taylor and Stephen Champion, received recognition awards for environmental and industry excellence at the dinner. Abd El-Aziz delivered a lively speech emphasizing that engineering is...

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