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Neal Connaughton (left), son of Robert Connaughton Sr., presents third-year UPEI business student Colin Trewin with the inaugural Robert J. Connaughton Sr. Memorial Award.
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 15:25

Third-year University of Prince Edward Island business student Colin Trewin is the winner of the inaugural Robert J. Connaughton Sr. Memorial Award.

Some Weather We’re Having! The 2018 PEI weather trivia calendar
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 14:40

UPEI’s Climate Research Lab is proud to launch the 2018 edition of its PEI weather trivia calendar. 

Dr. Lisa Chilton and Dr. Robert Dennis
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:56

The L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History has announced its first-ever list of associates for 2017–2020. Among the first cohort are two distinguished members of UPEI’s Faculty of Arts: Dr. Lisa Chilton and Dr. Robert Dennis.

UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz; Robert K. Irving, President of Cavendish Farms; Ron Clow, General Manager, Cavendish Farms; and Myrtle Jenkins-Smith, Executive Director, UPEI Development and Alumni Engagement
Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 09:03

Cavendish Farms has announced a $2 million donation to the University of Prince Edward Island’s School of Sustainable Design Engineering to support sustainable farming solutions in the agricultural industry.

Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017 - 09:05

In 2017, a new University Closure Policy was approved by the UPEI Board of Governors and endorsed by the University Senate. The policy and associated University Closure Procedures to help guide senior management in making decisions about storm closures and how to communicate them.

Executive assistant Michelle Arbing and President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz greet and serve a student at the Festive Coffee and Cookie Break
Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 00:07

December is one of the busiest months in the academic year for students, filled with final assignments, exams, and presentations. A number of activities are being held across the campus to offer students some relief from the stress of studying and meeting deadlines.

Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:18

The following statement was issued to the UPEI campus community by Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor in observance of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada.

Today, December 6, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, the day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

(L-R): UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, guest speaker Dr. Ed MacDonald, student readers Stephanie Cairns and Lindsay MacGregor, and the Hon. Wade MacLauchlan
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 - 09:55

Forty-eight UPEI students were recognized for effective writing skills at the sixth annual MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing celebration held in Don and Marion McDougall Hall on Friday, November 24.

Using a model of a dog’s teeth, Dr. Michael West shows clients x-ray equipment used in dentistry at the VTH.
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 14:44

Clients of AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) got a “behind-the-scenes” look at some of the specialty services offered by the hospital earlier this month, including dentistry, oncology, theriogenology, and CT scanner technology, during the College’s second annual Client Appreciation Reception.

Zoe Grutzner, AVC Animal Resources
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 14:33

Congratulations to Zoe Grutzner, AVC Animal Resources, on winning the 14th annual Lab Products Technician Award for Canada from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). This award provides a deserving animal care technician from each of the eight AALAS districts and Canada with the opportunity to attend their first AALAS national meeting. Zoe received her award at the national AALAS meeting in Austin, Texas, in October.

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