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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006 - 08:00
Internationally acclaimed novelist Catherine Bush will give a public reading from her fiction on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, UPEI. A book-signing and reception will follow. Her reading is co-sponsored by the UPEI English Department and the PEI Writers' Guild. Bush's second novel, The Rules of Engagement (2000), was a New York Times Notable Book, and a...
Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 08:00
A team of students from the UPEI School of Business has carried off fifth place in EXCALIBUR, the Canadian University Tournament in Human Resources (HR). Students from 24 universities competed over two days recently to determine the top teams in Canada. Maritime universities submitted six teams but UPEI was the only team to place in the finals. Conducted by the Human Resource Association of...
Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 08:00
This summer, seven of UPEI's thirty physics majors are heading to British Columbia to take job placements in two high-profile research labs. Three will be employed by the TRIUMF particle accelerator facility, one of only three such facilities at this level in the world. Four students will work at the National Research Council - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (NRC-HIA). The Institute manages...
Posted: Monday, April 10, 2006 - 08:00
Between January 2007 and May 2008, nine students from the Faculty of Arts at UPEI will have the opportunity to study for a semester each at universities in Italy, Greece and Malta. Simultaneously, UPEI will receive a complementary number of students from the Mediterranean universities. Funding for this opportunity has been awarded through the EU/Canada Cooperation Programme in Higher Education...
Posted: Friday, April 7, 2006 - 08:00
The 2nd Annual Lieutenant Governor's Award in Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine was presented during a gala dinner April 7 by Her Honour, The Honourable Myra A. Freeman, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. This year's award, which is sponsored by the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI, was presented to Dr. Bob Curtis before a gathering of approximately 200 veterinarians, veterinary industry...
Posted: Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island and the UPEI Faculty Association have reached an agreement that will see students return to classes on Thursday, April 6 following a two-week faculty strike. "We welcome this new five-year agreement as a platform for UPEI's continued success," said UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan. "The crucial factor in this success, and in this agreement, is a talented...
Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 08:00
Aboriginal students attending UPEI have access to a new award this year. The J. Elmer Hynes Aboriginal Student Achievement Award has been established by Elise Hynes in memory of her late husband to honour his deep commitment to the advancement of Aboriginal people. It will recognize students who distinguish themselves through leadership and academic accomplishment. A maximum of two awards of $...
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 08:00
The Prince Edward Island Population Secretariat, along with Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino, Canada Research Chair in Island Studies at UPEI, released today a report on Recent Immigrants to Prince Edward Island (PEI). Dr. Baldacchino (himself an immigrant from Malta) compiled information from 320 individuals who settled on Prince Edward Island between 1998 to 2003 and who have, so far, stayed on the...
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI's four-member team from the Department of Engineering has won this year's Canadian Engineering Competition, beating out eight other teams from across the country. Daniel Palmer, Hannah Sutherland, Caleb Curtis, and Gabriel Landry took first place in the junior team design category of this national competition held in Montreal March 9 to 12. The teams had to construct a machine that would...
Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 08:00
University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) student Adam Arsenault is one of 20 outstanding Canadian university students who will travel to Botswana in May to participate in a six-week workshop on HIV/AIDS in the Southern African country. Originally launched in 1948 by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the International Seminar is delivered through Uniterra, a joint program of WUSC and the...

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