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Posted: Monday, December 3, 2007 - 07:34
The 2007 Shinerama campaign organized by University of Prince Edward Island students to raise funds for cystic fibrosis was the best in the country according to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Foundation’s national Shinerama awards committee selected UPEI from more than 65 universities and colleges for the top campaign award in Canada. Under the leadership of third-year...
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2007 - 10:59
UPEI alumnus and staff member Leo Cheverie recently received the 2007 Alumni Award by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading Canadian development agency. Involved with WUSC at UPEI for some 20 years, Cheverie is known for his participation in WUSC initiatives on campus, particularly the student refugee sponsorship program. This program allows student refugees from developing...
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2007 - 10:54
Dr. Ray Doiron, of the UPEI Faculty of Education, has been named one of the 2007 recipients of the Champion for Children Award. Premier Robert Ghiz and Dr. David Wong, Chair of the Premier's Council on Healthy Child Development, announced the recipients of the Champion for Children Award on Monday, November 26. A former public school teacher, Dr. Doiron has taught in the Faculty of...
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007 - 09:33
The University of Prince Edward Island is the top university in the Maritime provinces in terms of overall achievement and prospects for success and sustainability, but it faces serious challenges in today’s highly competitive and risky environment for Atlantic Canadian universities, said President Wade MacLauchlan in his annual University Update on November 22. President MacLauchan’s...
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2007 - 11:39
Islanders have been keenly debating the impact of the fixed link before, during and after its construction. The Confederation Bridge's 10th anniversary, celebrated last May, spawned the latest series of reflections, including a scholarly book about the impact of bridging islands on PEI and on other islands around the world by UPEI professor Godfrey Baldacchino. Discussing the pros and cons of...
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2007 - 10:35
UPEI math students Mostafa Fatehi and Jonathan Murley, both of Charlottetown, earned some of the best marks ever by UPEI math students participating in an international math competition during a competition hosted by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University recently. This success comes hot on the heels of their second-place finish at the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences...
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 09:37
Calgary, Alberta -- Wade MacLauchlan, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island, chats with Bill LeClair, founder of the Calgary Friends of UPEI; Bill Andrew, chancellor of UPEI; and George Rogers, a member of the Friends' organizing committee, at the group's annual fundraising event held in Calgary on November 3. Since the Calgary Friends of UPEI began in 1998,...
Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:35
Once again the University of Prince Edward Island has placed in the top ten of the country's 21 primarily undergraduate universities. UPEI was eighth overall in the annual Maclean’s rankings which were released today, November 8. This is the fifth year in a row that UPEI has been in the top ten. Maclean’s magazine introduced a new method of collecting data this year causing some universities...
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 11:29
Sponsored research income at the University of Prince Edward Island totalled $12.7 million in 2006, up a substantial 30.1 per cent over the previous year. UPEI's research accomplishments have placed the University in seventh position out of 20 primarily undergraduate universities across the country. It is the only university from the Maritimes that ranked in the top ten of the undergraduate...
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2007 - 11:58
The University of Prince Edward Island takes centre stage at Calgary’s Glencoe Club on Saturday, November 3, when the Friends of UPEI gather to celebrate their university! This year’s event includes a fabulous dinner, a live and a silent auction, and music and stories by Hedgerow, one of P.E.I.'s best-known entertainment troupes. Since the Friends of UPEI began in 1998, the group has raised...

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