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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2007 - 08:00
Students from the University of Prince Edward Island have won graduate scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) at a success rate of 100 per cent. All ten of the applications that UPEI was permitted to submit were successful, with six students winning the top awardand#9472;the Canada Graduate Scholarship. These NSERC scholarships allow students to pursue...
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 - 08:00
Innovative health research at the University of Prince Edward Island is receiving support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This includes research on: attitudes towards smoking and quitting smoking among pregnant teens, by Dr. Colleen MacQuarrie; nutrition policies in Prince Edward Island elementary schools, by Dr. Jennifer Taylor; and the natural substance berberine, a...
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 - 08:00
A new report entitled "Two Years On: A Survey of Class of 2003 Maritime University Graduates" released today contained some impressive information about the satisfaction level and employment success of UPEI graduates. The report by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission provides detailed information on graduates' university experience, what they do after completing their degree, and...
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2007 - 08:00
The Honourable Raymond E. Wyant, Chief Judge of the Manitoba Provincial Court, will be the guest lecturer at the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law on Thursday, June 7 at the University of Prince Edward Island. His presentation, which is open to the public, is called "Undergoing a Front End Alignment and#150; The Experience of Manitoba's Provincial Court." It will focus on ways to...
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 08:00
The PEI Health Research Institute at UPEI is hosting its annual Health Research Forum at Rodd's Crowbush Resort, Lakeside, May 17-18. The Forum attracts representatives of the PEI health research community: academic researchers, students, community groups, health and education professionals, clinicians, and policy makers. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Pierre Chartrand, Vice President, Canadian...
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island held its 38th Convocation exercises on Saturday, May 12, in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. A total of 798 diplomas, certificates, undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees were awarded during two ceremonies. "Convocation is a proud day, for our graduates, their families and the many members of the UPEI family who have played an integral role in their...
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 08:00
The late Doris Anderson's reputation as a political and social activist is legendary. She challenged national governments, institutions, and the media in her drive to achieve gender equality in Canada. To pay tribute to the inspirational woman who served as Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island from 1992 to 1996, UPEI has created a new student scholarship in her name. As a summer...
Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 08:00
Five faculty members at the University of Prince Edward Island have been recognized for their outstanding achievements as researchers. Dr. John Burka, Dr. Annabel Cohen, Dr. Ian Dohoo, Dr. Kathy Gottschall-Pass, and Dr. Sheldon Opps have each received a UPEI Faculty Association Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement. These awards honour faculty members who have achieved significant and continuing...
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 08:00
Close to 10 per cent of the world's population and#150; 600 million people and#150; live on islands. A quarter of the world's sovereign states consist of islands or archipelagos. At the University of Prince Edward Island, a significant new book has just been published that provides the first global, research-based, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of the study of islands. "A World of...
Posted: Monday, May 7, 2007 - 08:00
Three faculty members at the University of Prince Edward Island have been recognized for their outstanding performance in teaching. Dr. Rabin Bissessur, Dr. Nola Etkin, and Dr. Leigh Lamont have each received a Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching. The awards are supported through an endowment to the University by the Hessian family of Georgetown. Louise Hessian presented plaques and...

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