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Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 08:00
A third-year business student at the University of Prince Edward Island was recognized recently by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation awarded Matthew O'Halloran a top-level in-course scholarship valued at $10,000 over two years. Only 100 Tier 1 awards are given out each year across the country. "These excellence awards are both an investment in the future of our...
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2005 - 08:00
In the heavily populated and culturally diverse country of India, providing equal access to basic education to all children is a major challenge. Across the subcontinent, 90 per cent of India's estimated 40 million children aged four-16 years with physical and mental disabilities are out of school. On February 27, the government of India took a significant step forward in the movement to...
Posted: Monday, February 21, 2005 - 08:00
The Senate of the University of Prince Edward Island has selected the recipients of honorary doctoral degrees to be conferred for the 2004-2005 academic year. Five honorary degrees will be conferred at two convocations on Saturday, May 14. The recipients will be Honourable James Lee, Colin MacDonald, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha, John Joe Sark, and Charles Stewart Scranton. "...
Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 08:00
The public is invited to attend a free Culture Cafand#233; called Small Acts: Island Communities Within a Globalizing World on Wednesday, February 23, at 7 pm, at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. On December 26, 2004, tsunamis caused by earthquakes killed more than 150,000 people around the Indian Ocean, including on Andaman Islands, Hafun, the Maldives, the Nicobar Islands, Phuket, the...
Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 08:00
Student nurses from the University of Prince Edward Island are making a name for themselves at the national level. Over the past few months they have won two awards from the Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) and one from the Canadian Nurses Foundation. "We have excellent students here at the UPEI School of Nursing. The fact that these students are competitive at a national level...
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 08:00
A groundbreaking agreement that will improve the way training is delivered to federal and provincial public servants in PEI was signed on February 8 by representatives of government and academia. The agreement, the first of its kind in Canada, will bring accessible, affordable and relevant learning to public servants in Prince Edward Island On hand for the signing were: Wade MacLauchlan,...
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 08:00
Every minute of every day another baby boomer turns 55 in Canada. The Atlantic provinces have more seniors per capita than any other part of the country, and that number is growing faster than anywhere else in the country. How will governments in the Atlantic region handle this challenge? That is the focus of a new almost $1.2 million research project out of Mount Saint Vincent University in...
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2005 - 08:00
Researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), together with colleagues and students from the University of the South Pacific (USP), were prominent participants in The Global Symposium on Gender and Fisheries which took place in Penang, Malaysia, recently. UPEI and USP have been working together to train South Pacific fisheries researchers and support their research on gender...
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI is pleased to announce that Dr. Irene Novaczek of Breadalbane, PEI has been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Island Studies. She brings to this position a rich international experience in marine science, coastal resources management, and community development on small islands. Dr. Novaczek replaces Jane Ledwell who has taken a position with the PEI Council on the Status of...
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2005 - 08:00
Wayne Gretzky has said that nothing beats hard work except hard-working talent. Steve McOrmond, a UPEI English graduate raised on PEI, is the latest unbeatable literary talent from the Island. He will be launching and reading from his first book, Lean Days, at Confederation Centre Library on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 pm. McOrmond earned his Masters in Creative Writing and English at the...

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