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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 08:00
The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies and Research Day takes place on Thursday, March 22. Graduate students in Biology and Chemistry will present their research on a range of topics including the effects of cranberry extracts on inflammatory enzymes, corn borer larval infestation in potatoes, a possible animal model of schizophrenia, and the ecology of the sharp-tailed grouse in Prince Edward...
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 08:00
UPEI will celebrate Co-operative Education Week March 19and#150;23 as part of a national celebration for all post-secondary institutions in Canada. The goal is to let high school and university students know that they can travel the province, the country, and the world through co-op programs. Since 1996, UPEI students have completed more than 1,000 work placements locally, nationally, and...
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2007 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island is in search of future leaders, and it's prepared to give generously to find them. The university has announced the "Leaders of Tomorrow" scholarships, $2,000 entrance scholarships for students who have proven through their work in school and community that they have leadership skills and potential. It's a new approach to scholarships for the university,...
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 08:00
Today, March 8, is International Women's Day and no day could be more fitting to pay tribute to Doris Anderson, the powerful, inspirational, and warm-hearted woman who served as the Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island from 1992 to 1996. Members of the UPEI community were deeply saddened to learn that Ms Anderson had passed away on March 2 in Toronto at the age of 85. "I have...
Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island has signed a new agreement with a university in Egypt for faculty and student exchanges. This is the first such agreement between UPEI and a university in the Middle East. The new exchange is with Misr International University (MIU) in Cairo. MIU is a leading university in the Egyptian private university system. Its areas of specialization include Business...
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 08:00
David McMurray, a Canadian professor of Humanities and Intercultural Studies from the International University of Kagoshima (IUK) in Japan, met recently with students and faculty at UPEI to share information about an exchange program between the two universities. The International University of Kagoshima is located in southern Kyushu, south west of Japan's main island of Honshu. With...
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...

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