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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 08:00
A research project at the University of Prince Edward Island will help educators and parents across Canada to identify the most successful ways to include children with special needs within regular classrooms. The Canadian Council of Learning has awarded $70,000 to Vianne Timmons, UPEI Vice-President of Academic Development, and Kim Critchley, UPEI Dean of Nursing, along with collaborators from...
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 08:00
Jody Misener, a fourth-year nursing student at the University of Prince Edward Island has been recognized nationally for her outstanding clinical performance. The Canadian Nursing Students' Association has awarded her the Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing Scholarship for Student Clinical Excellence. Nursing students from across Canada compete for this annual scholarship...
Posted: Friday, January 5, 2007 - 08:00
The PEI Home Economics Association donated copies of its new book today to all Island schools that offer home economics courses. The 350-page book documents the evolution of home economics in Prince Edward Island during the past century. Entitled "Who We Are: Our Heritage and Horizons," it includes stories of home economists and over 260 photographs. The book was written by members of the Home...
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2007 - 08:00
Today, the University of Prince Edward Island hosted a welcome reception for the two Canada Research Chairs (CRC) within the Faculty of Scienceand#151;Drs. Russell Kerr and Michael van den Heuvel. "UPEI and Prince Edward Island benefit from the intellectual leadership that comes with the appointment of Dr. Kerr and Dr. van den Heuvel," says Wade MacLauchlan, President of UPEI. "Their strong...
Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2007 - 08:00
Island writer and UPEI English Department sessional lecturer Deirdre Kessler has been selected by the Tasmanian Writers' Centre for the 2007 Tasmanian-Prince Edward Island island-to-island writers' exchange. During the month-long residency Kessler will stay at a writers' retreat in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Deirdre Kessler teaches creative writing, children's literature, and composition with...
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 08:00
An anthropology graduate from East Bay, Cape Breton who is an intern with the Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island, in collaboration with the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI, has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with the Williche people in Chile. With the support of the Canadian International Development Agency, and the Atlantic Council of...
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 08:00
Early childhood educators now have an opportunity to advance their studies and enhance their careers, thanks to the launch of the new Bachelor of Child and Family Studies degree offered jointly by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Holland College. "In the past, graduates of the Early Childhood Care and Education program at Holland College who wanted to go university, had to start...
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2006 - 08:00
Island Studies Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2006 is now available online. This journal issue packs 100 pages of information, consisting of three academic articles, a review essay, and an extensive book reviews section. Article and review essay contributors are included from Tasmania, Finland, Fiji, and Canada. One essay of particular interest to PEI readers relates to strategies for effective 'cold...
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2006 - 08:00
Today the School of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island celebrated the progress made on its new state-of-the-art facility that has been under construction since early October. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, dignitaries and friends attended a morning reception at the Faculty Lounge. UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan and School of Business Dean Roberta MacDonald offered remarks,...
Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 08:00
Once again UPEI has moved up in the annual Maclean's rankings of the country's 21 primarily undergraduate universities. This builds on an upward trend that has seen UPEI climb steadily from 18th position in 2000 to the 8th position it has held during the past two years. Now it ranks number five in Canada. The annual Maclean's rankings released this week place UPEI number one in the country for...

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