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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2005 - 08:00
As Parliament begins discussing bill C-407, which calls for the legalization of assisted suicide, a provocative new book by an internationally-acclaimed Canadian historian of medicine is bound to inform the coming debate. In Life, Death, God, and Medicine: A Concise History of Euthanasia (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2005), UPEI history professor Ian Dowbiggin exposes the many disturbing...
Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 08:00
The Health Council of Canada has donated $20,000 for a full-tuition scholarship at the University of Prince Edward Island. This scholarship has been created to acknowledge J. Camille Gallant, a Charter Member of the Health Council of Canada from Prince Edward Island, and to recognize his Acadian background and work in health care. The scholarship will be granted to a full-time bilingual student...
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 08:00
Sue Goyette, this year's UPEI Writer-in-Residence, will read from her fiction and poetry on Thursday, November 10, at 7:30 in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, at UPEI. Anyone interested in meeting the Writer-in-Residence and hearing one of Canada's most animated, warm, insightful, moving, and engrossing writers is welcome to attend. Admission is free. As Writer-in-Residence, Sue will be working...
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 08:00
Ryan Palmer, a third-year business student at UPEI, was recognized recently by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation with an Excellence Award valued at $8,000 over two years. This award is given to students who demonstrate academic success and a significant contribution to the community, and who show leadership and commitment to innovation. "I am thrilled to congratulate Ryan on this...
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2005 - 08:00
The Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) hosted a graduation to award the Certificate in Conflict Resolution Studies on October 15. Among the 32 graduates were 19 members of the PEI Aboriginal community. They graduated from the program qualifying them to be Circle Keepers for the Aboriginal Justice Program (AJP). The Certificate program is one...
Posted: Friday, October 14, 2005 - 08:00
The Children's Health Applied Research Team (CHART) at the University of Prince Edward Island is hosting the world-renowned photojournalist, Carlos Reyes-Manzo during a week-long photo shoot on PEI. Mr. Reyes-Manzo will present and discuss his work on Friday, October 28, 1:30 to 3:00 pm in Lecture Room "A" in the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI. All are welcome. Originally from Chile, Reyes-...
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island has an excellent showing of Academic All Canadians. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) recognized 26 outstanding students from UPEI for the 2004-05 academic year. "This is an important opportunity to acknowledge these students who have worked so hard throughout the school year," says UPEI Athletic Director Ron Annear. "University athletes at UPEI...
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 08:00
Well-known Charlottetown native, A. Nora Halloran MacDonald Wonnacott lived to be over 107, passing away only three weeks shy of her 108th birthday in 2004. Her community spirit lives on through a $60,000 donation from her estate to the University of Prince Edward Island to create an annual bursary in memory of her son, Lloyd B. MacDonald who passed away at age sixteen Born in 1896, Nora...
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2005 - 08:00
The Population Secretariat of the Government of Prince Edward Island, in conjunction with the University of Prince Edward Island, today announced the launch of a major study to identify ways to help attract immigrants to the province. The study will focus on those who have immigrated (or returned) to PEI between January 1998 and December 2003, including immigrants from other countries, Canadians...
Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI Chancellor Bill Andrew and his wife Denise have made a series of substantial donations to support university programs and students over the past six months. Now they have created two new renewable scholarships in Education, and one in Engineering, that bring their total gifts to the university to $1 million. The scholarships announcement comes just a week after the Andrew family made a $250,...

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