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Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 08:00
Bill LeClair is a successful Calgary real estate lawyer who has never forgotten his Prince Edward Island roots. Although it is 35 years since he graduated in Business from UPEI, he is still immensely proud of the institution that gave him his first degree. So much so that for the past eight years he has been energetically raising funds to support UPEI students. "I've been working with Islanders...
Posted: Monday, November 7, 2005 - 08:00
Today, November 7, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) confirmed arrangement for an and#145;ultimate gift' from Donna and Richard Hassard. The Hassards, AVC campaign co-chairs presented the College with a generous donation of $12,000 per year, a portion of which will be used for life insurance premiums on a $1-million policy. The proceeds of the...
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2005 - 08:00
The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island recognized its students, faculty and staff on November 3 at the Annual AVC Recognition Night. More than 200 people gathered to honour the hard work and dedication of those who received awards. "Our Recognition Night is a chance to acknowledge the hard work our students, staff, and faculty in all that they do here at the...
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2005 - 08:00
The major AUS soccer awards were released on November 3. UPEI players captured three out of six major awards. Male AUS Soccer MVP is Ryan Anstey, Female AUS Soccer MVP is Amy Connolly, and Female AUS Soccer Rookie of the Year is Tessa Roche. See details below: Women's Soccer Major Awards Announced-Two Panthers UPEI-Amy Connolly - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2005 women's...
Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI continues to establish itself as one of the top undergraduate research universities in Canada. Research Infosource Inc., a consulting firm which monitors Canadian universities' success in research development, has released the figures from its Top 50 Research Universities List 2005. The report designates UPEI as one of three "Research Universities of the Year." "These full-service...
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that Aliant has signed on to be the presenting sponsor for the 2005 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Men's Soccer Championship, scheduled for November 10-13 at UPEI. This is the first year for UPEI to host the Championship games which will be played on the new synthetic turf field. "We are very proud to serve as the presenting...
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2005 - 08:00
As Parliament begins discussing bill C-407, which calls for the legalization of assisted suicide, a provocative new book by an internationally-acclaimed Canadian historian of medicine is bound to inform the coming debate. In Life, Death, God, and Medicine: A Concise History of Euthanasia (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2005), UPEI history professor Ian Dowbiggin exposes the many disturbing...
Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 08:00
The Health Council of Canada has donated $20,000 for a full-tuition scholarship at the University of Prince Edward Island. This scholarship has been created to acknowledge J. Camille Gallant, a Charter Member of the Health Council of Canada from Prince Edward Island, and to recognize his Acadian background and work in health care. The scholarship will be granted to a full-time bilingual student...
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 08:00
Sue Goyette, this year's UPEI Writer-in-Residence, will read from her fiction and poetry on Thursday, November 10, at 7:30 in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, at UPEI. Anyone interested in meeting the Writer-in-Residence and hearing one of Canada's most animated, warm, insightful, moving, and engrossing writers is welcome to attend. Admission is free. As Writer-in-Residence, Sue will be working...
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 08:00
Ryan Palmer, a third-year business student at UPEI, was recognized recently by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation with an Excellence Award valued at $8,000 over two years. This award is given to students who demonstrate academic success and a significant contribution to the community, and who show leadership and commitment to innovation. "I am thrilled to congratulate Ryan on this...

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