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Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 05:56
As the largest graduating class in the history of UPEI prepared for convocation day, the university's Board of Governors was pleased to approve a balanced operating budget for 2011-12 at its May 5 meeting. Through careful financial management during challenging fiscal times, UPEI has been able to sustain its existing programs and services and support important new initiatives while keeping...
Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 05:05
UPEI Women's Hockey continues to add to its roster and the latest additions are Islanders Samantha (Sam) Sweet and Melanie Matthews. Both women played with the Western Wind in the provincial midget AA female hockey league this past season and for Team PEI at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax. Sam Sweet started her love of hockey after her very first ice session at Dave Cameron's...
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 16:34
The UPEI Wind Symphony has just released its 13th annual compact disc, Freebirds, a compilation of music performed during this past academic year. Overall, this CD is an eclectic mix of a variety of contemporary works for the modern wind band. The title track, Freebirds, is a virtuosic double concerto featuring Wesley Ferreira and Jana Starling, clarinet professors at Mount Allison and Arizona...
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 09:27
Activities are now underway for this year's convocation. Click here for the Convocation 2011 website. On Sunday, May 1, Father Charlie Cheverie, retiring UPEI chaplain, and Father Denis Grecco, Visiting SDU Scholar, con-celebrated Convocation Mass at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre for graduates, family, friends, staff, and faculty. Members of UPEI's Class of 2011 will...
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 12:13
The UPEI Women's Hockey team is excited to announce the addition of three players for the 2011-12 season, Jessie Howard from Kingston, Ontario; Ashley Fitzpatrick from Twin Butte, Alberta; and Margaret Lockyer from Burlington, Ontario. Howard, a 5'8' forward, has played the last three years with Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. This past season, her team was 19-8-1 with Howard...
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 11:28
The Canadian Journal of Education (CJE)/Revue canadienne de l'éducation (RCE) has published its first issue since being housed at the Centre for Education Research at the University of Prince Edward Island. 'The journal provides the opportunity for a variety of scholars and community advocates from across the country to share important educational research findings and ideas...
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 11:06
UPEI alumna and former UPEI lecturer, Dr. Betty Anne Younker has been named the new dean of the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Younker will begin her five-year term on August 1. Younker is currently at University of Michigan, where she is associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of music (music education) in the School of Music, Theatre &...
Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 20:00
The University of Prince Edward Island will soon be launching an exciting new international exchange program that will give student an opportunity to attend universities in the United States and Mexico. A new NAFTA initiative, the ‘Program for North American Mobility' will partner UPEI with five other universities in Canada, Mexico, and the US to create a consortium that focuses on...
Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:24
A recent CD recording of O Canada by the UPEI Wind Symphony is now being played in public schools across Prince Edward Island and is receiving rave reviews. O Canada became part of this academic year's UPEI Wind Symphony programming when they were invited to be part of the inaugural concert at the new Montague Regional High School in October. There, the UPEI group collaborated with the high...
Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 10:29
The Honourable Robert Vessey, minister of Tourism and Culture, UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan, and University Librarian Mark Leggott cut the 'virtual' ribbon today for IslandArchives.ca, the website home of the digitization process and resulting collections maintained by the Robertson Library at UPEI. The website encompasses a number of collections related to Prince Edward Island and...

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