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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...
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007 - 08:00
Marcus Trenton, UPEI double-major in Mathematics and Computer Science, will travel to Namibia for the month of May and into June to research how different cultures approach and learn from websites. "I'm astounded that I'm going to Africa. I always pictured Computer Science would let me explore the world from my living room. Now, I'm going to Namibia to connect with students there. I'll be...
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island will confer four honorary degrees at two convocations on Saturday, May 12. The honorary graduates will be Paul Giannelia, Donna Jane Campbell, Richard Homburg, and Kay MacPhee. Richard Homburg will deliver convocation address in the morning and Kay MacPhee will deliver the afternoon address. "UPEI Convocations offer a wonderful opportunity to recognize...

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