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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2006 - 08:00
Eight projects that will benefit dogs, cats, and horses recently received a total of $240,000 in funding through the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI. More than 100 projects have been funded by the Centre since it was established in 1994. "We are very grateful to the Friends of the Christofor Foundation for their ongoing support of the Sir...
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 08:00
Killam Properties, a professional management company that has recently purchased town houses in Brown's Court across from UPEI, is introducing a new Academic Scholarship Program as part of its initiative to improve Brown's Court to make it a safe and comfortable place to study and live. "At Killam we want to encourage UPEI students in their studies. That is why we are pleased to offer good...
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 08:00
It all started nearly 20 years ago with a lobster supper that the Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club prepared for over 800 veterinarians. The Lions cleared $5000 from the supper and decided to donate the proceeds to UPEI to create an endowment fund for scholarships. Since then the club has donated enough money to the University each year to substantially increase the size of the endowment. This level...
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 08:00
The final report from a key study to identify the current and future skills and knowledge required by Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) on Prince Edward Island has just been released. Respondents to the study identified a high need for formal and informal continuing education, indicating nurses' commitment to maintaining competence in their profession. The study was...
Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 08:00
The names of the first four students to benefit from a substantial UPEI scholarship program that was established to honour the memory of one of PEI's best-known community-minded and successful entrepreneurs have been announced. In December, the family of the late Harry W. MacLauchlan created a series of renewable entrance scholarships aimed at exceptional students entering the School of Business...
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:00
The L.M. Montgomery Institute is offering a special condensed version of English 333, The Literature of L.M. Montgomery, in June. "L.M. Montgomery: The Journals, the Novels and the Mystery of Creativity" will be delivered jointly by Dr. Elizabeth Waterston, world-renowned Montgomery researcher and co-editor of The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, and Dr. Jennifer Litster, an up-and-coming...
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI is hosting its 14th annual Graduate Studies and Research Days from May 16 to 19. This annual event showcases the work of graduate students from the faculties of Science, Veterinary Medicine, Arts, and Education. "The University of Prince Edward Island is a very rich research environment, with results making a difference in the lives of Islanders and those around the world," says Dr. James...
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island held its 37th Convocation exercises on Saturday, May 13 in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Over 780 diplomas, certificates, undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees were awarded during two ceremonies. "Our graduating students have worked hard to arrive at this day, and they have good reason to celebrate, along with their families, friends, and the...
Posted: Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 08:00
The PEI chapter of Canadian Parents for French (CPF-PEI) has recognized the University of Prince Edward Island and l'Universitand#233; de Moncton for their support of linguistic duality and Canadian unity. Both universities are recipients of the Lieutenant Governor of PEI Leading the Community Award which was established in 2005 in the name of the Honourable J. Land#233;once Bernard to celebrate...
Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island held a special ceremony on Thursday, May 4 to celebrate the official reopening and rededication of the Duffy Science Centre. Since November 2004, the centre has undergone a complete $6.9 million renovation. The Duffy Science Centre is home to the departments of Biology and Physics. The renovations have added first-class research laboratories as well as...

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