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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 07:52
Sarah Haberl, a Grade 11 student at Montague Regional High School, is the winner of the 2008 Pearson College Scholarship for Prince Edward Island. This prestigious award covers full tuition and residence for two years of study at the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in British Columbia. The selection committee for the P.E.I. scholarship was comprised of UPEI's Tamara Leary, acting...
Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 07:10
That iconic red-head, Anne of Green Gables, turns 100 this year, and scholars and fans from around the world will gather in Charlottetown from June 25 to 29 to celebrate her--and her creator--during the L.M. Montgomery Institute's eighth biennial international conference. Island author L.M. Montgomery's first and most famous novel, Anne of Green Gables, was published in 1908 by the...
Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 10:56
To UPEI chemistry professor Russell Kerr, the earth’s oceans have enormous potential to provide raw materials for drugs and pharmaceuticals beneficial to human health. Marine invertebrates, such as corals, jellyfish and worms that have no backbones, are a proven source of new chemicals that often show intriguing and useful biological activities, he says. Scientists have described more than 200,...
Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 05:56
The Board of Governors of the University of Prince Edward Island has asked President Wade MacLauchlan to extend his term for an additional two years, to June 30, 2011. “This extension will enable the University to deal effectively with a number of key leadership transition issues," says Chair of the Board, Fred Hyndman. "The Board is delighted that President MacLauchlan has agreed to...
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2008 - 04:47
Atlantic Veterinary College’s internationally recognized fish pathologist, Dr. David Speare is the featured speaker of AVC’s new Community Workshop Series. Dr. Speare’s presentation, The Downside of Finding Nemo: Environmental and Conservation Issues Within the Aquarium Tropical Fish Industry, will take place on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in AVC Lecture Room A from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.   Ideal for...
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2008 - 04:44
World-famous author L.M. Montgomery drew inspiration for her writing from the beauty of her birthplace of Prince Edward Island. Now, writers at all levels – from the new to the frequently published – can experience the Island’s sea- and landscapes this summer as they explore their craft at the first annual SeaWords creative writing workshop. Supported by the L.M. Montgomery Institute and the...
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 10:10
The Tourism Research Centre (TRC) at UPEI’s School of Business today announced the release of a report profiling United States visitors to PEI during the summer of 2007. “This report really highlights the differences among our American visitors. Those visiting PEI from New England are much more likely to be repeat visitors and are more likely to be ‘doers,’ rather than ‘seers,’” says Dr. Sean...
Posted: Monday, May 26, 2008 - 07:58
Four students from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) will spend the summer working with two women’s groups in Kenya to help them and their communities lead healthier and richer lives. The project is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through its Students for Development Program. Working with Farmers Helping Farmers, the students will help the Ruuju and...
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008 - 07:57
"A Living Archives” website, the end result of an innovative education project that used web-based technology to bring P.E.I. history and heritage to life for students, will be launched at a public event on Monday, May 26, at 10 a.m., in the Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Studio Theatre. During the 2007-2008 school year, grade seven and eight students and their teachers from École...
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008 - 04:05
The Tourism Research Centre (TRC) at the University of PEI and the Tourism Industry Association of PEI (TIAPEI), with funding partners Tourism PEI and ACOA, are proud to announce a new interactive research initiative geared towards tourism operators. While many tourism studies are focused on the demand side of tourism--that is, the tourist, the supply side of the industry is often overlooked....

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