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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 09:40
The global impact of Bitter Crab Disease will be explored by international delegates during a Bitter Crab Disease Workshop being held September 20 to 22 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The workshop is co-hosted by the Atlantic Veterinary College’s (AVC) Lobster Science Centre and the United State’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “To our knowledge, no other disease of a...
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 05:20
Founders’ Day celebrations will take place at 2:45 pm today in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. This is a change of location due to inclement weather. Dennis Clough, Harry Love, and Marion Morrison will be recognized officially by the University as Founders. Dennis Clough was UPEI Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer until his retirement in 1997. His career with the University...
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2007 - 09:34
UPEI has appointed Tamara Leary as Acting Director of Student Services. She replaces Bob Gibson who retired recently after heading the department for eight years. “We are delighted to welcome Tamara Leary as Acting Director,” says Vianne Timmons, Vice-President of Academic Development. “Her experience in several key Student Services positions will be invaluable in this role, especially at a...
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 11:37
The UPEI Student Union Shinerama campaign to support the fight against cystic fibrosis has exceeded all expectations. After raising $17,000 last year, students set an ambitious objective of $20,000 for 2007. The 200+ students who donated their time and energy to fundraising activities as part of New Student Orientation week have raised almost $27,000. There are more activities being planned...
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 10:07
Delegates from around the world will travel to PEI this week to take part in one of the world’s only comprehensive courses dealing with shellfish health. From September 13 to 19, the Mollusc Health and Disease Management Course will be held at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI. The course is coordinated by the Canadian Aquaculture Institute. “This course is one of very few internationally...
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 10:30
At a time when Canada’s health care system is under siege from increased wait times and doctor shortages, researchers in the Atlantic provinces want to find out why so many trained professionals who have immigrated from other countries are unable to practise their profession in Canada. Now a research study entitled Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) on PEI: Why They Come, Why...
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 10:03
The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island has recently welcomed two new members to its leadership team. Dr. Michael Cockram has been appointed to the position of Chair in Animal Welfare and Ms. Joan Masterson has assumed the role of Assistant Dean, Administration and Finance. “AVC is very pleased to have recruited Dr. Cockram and Ms. Masterson. Both...
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 09:09
An innovative Student Success Program (SSP) at the University of Prince Edward Island has caught the attention of academic planners in Egypt. This week, Tamara Leary, who developed the program as part of her work in the UPEI Student Services department, flies to Cairo to share her expertise with students and faculty at Misr International University (MIU). MIU is a leading university in the...
Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 08:00
An innovative Student Success Program (SSP) at the University of Prince Edward Island has caught the attention of academic planners in Egypt. This week, Tamara Leary, who developed the program as part of her work in the UPEI Student Services department, flies to Cairo to share her expertise with students and faculty at Misr International University (MIU). MIU is a leading university in the...
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 08:00
Matthew Rowsell, a trombone major in the Music Department at UPEI, won First Place in the brass instrument category at the National Music Festival held earlier this month in Moncton. Matthew is a native of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and has been studying trombone at UPEI with Dr. Gregory Irvine for the past two years. He performed "Ballade pour trombone et petit orchestre" by Frank Martin and "...

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