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Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2007 - 08:00
Today, the University of Prince Edward Island hosted a welcome reception for the two Canada Research Chairs (CRC) within the Faculty of Scienceand#151;Drs. Russell Kerr and Michael van den Heuvel. "UPEI and Prince Edward Island benefit from the intellectual leadership that comes with the appointment of Dr. Kerr and Dr. van den Heuvel," says Wade MacLauchlan, President of UPEI. "Their strong...
Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2007 - 08:00
Island writer and UPEI English Department sessional lecturer Deirdre Kessler has been selected by the Tasmanian Writers' Centre for the 2007 Tasmanian-Prince Edward Island island-to-island writers' exchange. During the month-long residency Kessler will stay at a writers' retreat in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Deirdre Kessler teaches creative writing, children's literature, and composition with...
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 08:00
An anthropology graduate from East Bay, Cape Breton who is an intern with the Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island, in collaboration with the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI, has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with the Williche people in Chile. With the support of the Canadian International Development Agency, and the Atlantic Council of...
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 08:00
Early childhood educators now have an opportunity to advance their studies and enhance their careers, thanks to the launch of the new Bachelor of Child and Family Studies degree offered jointly by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Holland College. "In the past, graduates of the Early Childhood Care and Education program at Holland College who wanted to go university, had to start...
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2006 - 08:00
Island Studies Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2006 is now available online. This journal issue packs 100 pages of information, consisting of three academic articles, a review essay, and an extensive book reviews section. Article and review essay contributors are included from Tasmania, Finland, Fiji, and Canada. One essay of particular interest to PEI readers relates to strategies for effective 'cold...
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2006 - 08:00
Today the School of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island celebrated the progress made on its new state-of-the-art facility that has been under construction since early October. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, dignitaries and friends attended a morning reception at the Faculty Lounge. UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan and School of Business Dean Roberta MacDonald offered remarks,...
Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 08:00
Once again UPEI has moved up in the annual Maclean's rankings of the country's 21 primarily undergraduate universities. This builds on an upward trend that has seen UPEI climb steadily from 18th position in 2000 to the 8th position it has held during the past two years. Now it ranks number five in Canada. The annual Maclean's rankings released this week place UPEI number one in the country for...
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2006 - 08:00
Dr. Cecilia Moloney, NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Atlantic Region, will be speaking at UPEI on Thursday, November 23. Her talk entitled "Thinking Yourself into a Scientist or Engineer" will be followed by an open discussion and refreshments. All interested members of the community are invited to attend. It takes place in the Atlantic Veterinary College...
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Department of English and the Prince Edward Island Writers' Guild are very pleased to host Dennis Bock for a public reading and reception. The event will be held on Thursday, November 2, at 7:00 at the Reading Well Bookstore, 87 Water Street, Charlottetown. Dennis will be reading from his new novel, The Communist's Daughter, published in 2006 by Harper Collins Canada. Currently...
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI and the City of Charlottetown are teaming up this weekend to present a jam-packed sports schedule at the university that will highlight some of the best student athletes in the province and offer an exciting opportunity for Islanders to show their support. "We invite the public to come and enjoy an incredible line-up of games and some extra special events as well," says Ron Annear, UPEI...

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