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Posted: Monday, January 2, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island's Faculty of Education is spreading its wings across Canada. In February, UPEI will deliver its Master of Education program (MEd) in Leadership in Learning to teachers in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The program provides experienced educators with the knowledge and skills required to become effective educational leaders. Meanwhile, 19 students will be graduating...
Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI has initiated disciplinary action against Professor David Weale to address concerns related to grading practices in History 322, The History of Christianity from the Reformation to the Present. Pending resolution of the matter, Dr. Joe Velaidum, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the UPEI Centre for Christianity and Culture, will be teaching the third-year course. In announcing...
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 08:00
In 1963, Kinkora native Dr. St. Clair Duffy made a substantial leadership gift to UPEI to help construct a new science centre on the campus. Dr. Duffy was an alumnus of St. Dunstan's University (SDU'20). He obtained an MD from McGill Medical School in 1926 and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Dunstan's in 1963. His valuable legacy to generations of PEI science students continues over...
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 08:00
The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, a supporter of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) since 1996, has made another substantial contribution to the university through the Building a Legacy Campaign. The Company has made an unrestricted donation of $100,000, which means that UPEI can apply the funds to projects or programs that are top priority. "The Dominion of Canada...
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI is offering a new course in bioinformatics, developed by Dr. Yingwei Wang of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. It will be offered for the first time in the Winter semester, 2006. Bioinformatics merges computer science with molecular biology. Specifically, it is the use of computers to compile, analyze, and present vast amounts of biological data. The...
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2005 - 08:00
Diagnostic Chemicals Ltd. (DCL), a long-standing and generous supporter of student scholarships at UPEI, has committed $100,000 to Building a Legacy, the University's capital campaign to raise $50 million through private donations. The DCL gift is unrestricted which means that UPEI can apply the funds to projects or programs that are top priority. "We are very fortunate to have Diagnostic...
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 08:00
Island author Marian Bruce will be at the Bookmark in Charlottetown on December 17, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm to sign copies of her newly-released book, A Century of Excellence: Prince of Wales College, 1860and#150;1969, published by Island Studies Press and the Prince of Wales Alumni Association. Bruce demonstrates with her natural gift for telling a good story, how religion, politics, tradition, and...
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2005 - 08:00
Island Diagnostic Imaging Associates (IDIA) have created an annual $1,000 scholarship for students entering the Radiography program at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). Island Diagnostic Imaging Associates comprises all physician radiologists practicing in Prince Edward Island. Dr. John Goodwin, Medical Director for Diagnostic Imaging at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital(QEH), noted that...
Posted: Friday, December 2, 2005 - 08:00
The PEI Division of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has pledged $36,000 to continue a graduate student award that it established at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) two years ago. Since 2003, the PEI Division of the CCS has funded a graduate student whose studies have focused on cancer research. The value of the 2005 Canadian Cancer Society Graduate Student Research Award is $18,...
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 08:00
Generations of students will benefit from a major scholarship program to honour the memory of one of PEI's best known, community minded, and successful entrepreneurs. The family of the late Harry W. MacLauchlan has created a series of renewable entrance scholarships aimed at exceptional students entering the UPEI School of Business Administration who are planning entrepreneurial careers on Prince...

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