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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2007 - 08:00
INTRODUCTION As a result of the efforts of an extraordinary cross-sectoral partnership involving the university, federal and provincial levels of government, and the private sector, a new world-class centre of discovery and development is now operating on the UPEI campus. Its work will build on existing research strengths at UPEI and those of the broader PEI biosciences cluster. On Friday,...
Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 08:00
An award-winning English professor at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has been elected as the new representative for Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and PEI on a national association that is dedicated to the improvement of post-secondary teaching and learning. Dr. Shannon Murray is the first UPEI professor to represent the region on the steering committee of Canada's Society for...
Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 08:00
Social sciences and humanities students and researchers in PEI will soon have direct access to many of the world's leading electronic journals and resources through the Robertson Library at UPEI. More than half of all academic researchers and students in Canada are engaged in the social sciences and humanities. Their work is recognized as having an enormous impact on all aspects of Canadian...
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 08:00
The UPEI Alumni Association and the UPEI Student Union are once again partnering on their annual winter fundraising dinner for student bursaries. The 2007 Winter Banquet will be held on Thursday, February 15 in McMillan Hall of the W.A. Murphy Student Centre and the evening will be highlighted by the energetic improv group, 4 Skit's Sake, comprised of current UPEI students Derek Bondt and Colin...
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is giving 15 students the chance to snorkel over Bahamian coral reefs and explore the ocean for marine organisms. Taking a field course in the chemistry and biology of drug discovery from marine organisms, students will study for two weeks in The Bahamas under UPEI Faculty of Science researchers, Dr. Russell Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Marine...
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 08:00
Faculty, staff, students and clients of the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island gathered in Charlottetown on February 14 to participate in the launch of Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, a book by award-winning teacher, researcher, and clinician Dr. Etienne Cand#244;tand#233;, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology, Small Animal Internal Medicine). Dr. Cand#244;tand#...
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 08:00
Three UPEI students were presented with Millennium Excellence Awards by Dr. Vianne Timmons, UPEI Vice-President, Academic Development, on February 9. Lauren Keefe of Summerside, third-year Business, received a $4,000 award. Jaclyn O'Brien of Charlottetown, third-year Chemistry, received $5,000, renewable for a second year. And Waylon Wiseman of Kippens, NL, third-year biology, received $4,000....
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 08:00
Professors from the University of Prince Edward Island are applying their skills as educators and researchers to assist the Ampara District of Sri Lanka. They are working with Canadian and local organizations to improve living conditions for people in the area whose lives were devastated by the tsunami two years ago. Dr. Vianne Timmons, Vice-President of Academic Development at UPEI, is...
Posted: Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 08:00
After winning the Nationals last year for junior design in engineering, UPEI students Caleb Curtis, Gabriel Landry, Daniel Palmer and Hannah Sutherland will get the chance to do it again. They took first place in junior design at the Atlantic Engineering competition held this past weekend and will be heading off to Saskatoon for the Canadian Engineering Competition, March 8-11. The team was given...
Posted: Monday, February 5, 2007 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island is holding its 6th Annual International Development Week, February 5 - 9, 2007. This year the theme is Middle Eastern Affairs. There are activities throughout the week that culminate with a luncheon on Friday, February 9 at the Rodd Royalty Inn from noon to 2 pm. The week begins on Monday, February 5 with a panel including Frank Zakem, Nawal Abdallah, and...

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