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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 10:26
The PEI Health Research Institute’s (PEI HRI) Café Scientifique, postponed due to a major snow storm in December, will be held on Thursday, January 31, from 3-5 p.m., at the Culinary Institute of Canada, Room 246. Members of the public are invited to attend this free event, which will explore ways to improve the health of Canadian youth through discussion and debate. Dr. Colleen MacQuarrie...
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 10:04
The University of Prince Edward Island was recognized for its leadership in research and innovation on Monday, January 21, with the announcement of up to $4.3-million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency's (ACOA) Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) for major projects focusing on cancer treatment and lobster health. The funding was announced on Monday, January 21, by Rob Moore, Member of...
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 11:29
Dr. Alfonso Lopez (DVM, MSc, PhD), a professor within the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI’s Pathology and Microbiology Department and co-ordinator of the College's international programs, was recently awarded the 2007 Innovation in International Education Award by the Canadian Bureau for International Education at a ceremony in Ottawa. The award recognizes outstanding achievement, of...
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 10:50
Applications are now being accepted for this summer's AVC Vet Camp in July. The only camp of its kind in Canada, AVC Vet Camp offers an educational adventure like no other - learn about anatomy, wildlife medicine and animal behaviour, visit our large- and small-animal hospitals, and take a trip to a working dairy farm. Find out what being a veterinarian is really like! Students must be entering...
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 10:35
After almost two decades in animal care, long-time animal lover and humanitarian, Dr. Leland Thomas of Saint John, New Brunswick is trading in his stethoscope for a well deserved retirement. Leland Thomas has been saving lives of the animal kind for close to 18 years. Vaccinations, examinations and surgeries have filled Thomas' days since he and his wife Janice opened All Creatures Veterinary...
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 10:10
Matt Cassidy, a second-year student in the School of Business at UPEI, has won the prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business. Cassidy is one of only six university students in Atlantic Canada to receive this honour. The award, which is valued at $10,000, recognizes business students who have excelled academically, and demonstrated a commitment to extracurricular and...
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 06:24
Fiction writer Kathy Page will give a public reading on January 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building, during her tour of the Maritime provinces this month. Born in London, England, Page was a rising British literary star when she moved to Salt Spring Island, B.C., in the 1990s. She is best-known for her recent novels, The Story of My Face, long-listed for the 2002 Orange...
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2007 - 07:57
UPEI staff member Cathy Gillan accepted the 2007 UPEI Staff Achievement Award from President Wade MacLauchlan during the university's annual Christmas social recently. Gillan, who has worked at UPEI since 1989, is currently coordinator of UPEI's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program for international students. Under her leadership, the program has grown from 21 students...
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2007 - 06:46
Members of the University of Prince Edward Island's history and religious departments are featured in a P.E.I.-produced television series that is being broadcast on the Canadian Learning Television (CLT) at 9 p.m. AST on Monday nights this winter. 'Voices in Time: Great Speeches of the 20th Century' is a 13-part, half-hour television series focused on the people, events and...
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007 - 08:09
The Sierra Club of Canada, one of Canada’s largest and most reputable environmental organizations, has awarded two of its five annual prizes to a student and a professor at the University of Prince Edward Island, in part for their work on the “Sustainable UPEI” project. Joshua S. Darrach, a fourth-year student majoring in philosophy with a minor in environmental studies, received the Sierra...

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