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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 08:00
Lots of smiles and laughter will be the order this weekend as over 500 alumni of UPEI, St Dunstan's University (SDU), and Prince of Wales College (PWC) are expected to take part in reunion gatherings during UPEI's Summer Reunion Weekend, July 27-29. The always popular UPEI Alumni golf tournament, with over 140 golfers, tees off at 7:30am on Friday at Fox Meadow Golf and Country Club. The SDU...
Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 08:00
Joy Ikede, International Student Advisor at the University of Prince Edward Island, has received regional recognition for her commitment to student services. At the 2007 Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services Conference she was presented with The Carol's Creed Award. This annual award was established in 2003 in recognition of the outstanding dedication of the late Carol...
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 08:00
July 11, 2007 Researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island are pursuing answers to the challenges presented by invasive species in Island waters. "Over the past two decades, the number of aquatic invasive species has grown in PEI waters," says Dr. Jeff Davidson who leads the shellfish research group at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at UPEI. "Invasive species such as tunicates...
Posted: Friday, July 6, 2007 - 08:00
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" and#150; that famous quote by Winston Churchill is one that retired accounting professor Ab Ferris is fond of repeating. He uses it when he talks about the $100,000 gift that he and his wife Kathleen have just made to the new UPEI School of Business Administration through the Building a Legacy Campaign. Ab Ferris taught in...
Posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2007 - 08:00
The recently-elected government in PEI won't bring its budget down until later this summer but the Board of Governors at the University of Prince Edward Island isn't waiting until then to confirm a major decrease in tuition costs. The Board has just approved tuition cuts of 10 per cent for graduate and undergraduate programs, making UPEI one of the most competitive universities in the region. "...
Posted: Monday, July 2, 2007 - 08:00
Rows and rows of pushpinned insects, collected over the last century, are tucked in drawers or hidden away on shelves at many Maritime museums and universities. These collections hold valuable ecological information that a unique University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) research collaboration is working to get off the shelves and into an accessible online database, supported by a Discovery Grant...
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 08:00
Six projects that will benefit dogs, cats, horses, and marine wildlife recently received a total of $250,000 in funding through the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI. More than 110 projects representing $2.6 million in funding have been supported by the centre since it was established in 1994. "We are very grateful to the Friends of the...
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 08:00
This Wednesday, June 27, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) will host a public forum on Water Quality. Starting at 7 pm in the W. A. Murphy Student Centre, the forum will bring together environmental and water quality experts from Ryerson University, UPEI, and the Island community. It will include presentations and discussions from Michael van den Heuvel, UPEI Canada Research Chair in...
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...

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