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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 08:00
Aboriginal students attending UPEI have access to a new award this year. The J. Elmer Hynes Aboriginal Student Achievement Award has been established by Elise Hynes in memory of her late husband to honour his deep commitment to the advancement of Aboriginal people. It will recognize students who distinguish themselves through leadership and academic accomplishment. A maximum of two awards of $...
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 08:00
The Prince Edward Island Population Secretariat, along with Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino, Canada Research Chair in Island Studies at UPEI, released today a report on Recent Immigrants to Prince Edward Island (PEI). Dr. Baldacchino (himself an immigrant from Malta) compiled information from 320 individuals who settled on Prince Edward Island between 1998 to 2003 and who have, so far, stayed on the...
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI's four-member team from the Department of Engineering has won this year's Canadian Engineering Competition, beating out eight other teams from across the country. Daniel Palmer, Hannah Sutherland, Caleb Curtis, and Gabriel Landry took first place in the junior team design category of this national competition held in Montreal March 9 to 12. The teams had to construct a machine that would...
Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 08:00
University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) student Adam Arsenault is one of 20 outstanding Canadian university students who will travel to Botswana in May to participate in a six-week workshop on HIV/AIDS in the Southern African country. Originally launched in 1948 by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), the International Seminar is delivered through Uniterra, a joint program of WUSC and the...
Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI Business Professor Donald MacCormac has been named the recipient for the 2005 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration by the PEI chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC ). "Throughout his career, Don MacCormac has shown dedication and leadership in the public administration field as a practitioner and as an educator. For all his many...
Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 08:00
After two years of discussions, the University of Prince Edward Island recently signed an agreement with The University of the West Indies (UWI) which will offers students, faculty and staff a wide variety of opportunities for exchanges between UPEI and UWI in Bridgetown, Barbados. The agreement provides for student exchanges at the undergraduate and graduate levels, faculty exchanges, joint...
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2006 - 08:00
This coming weekend, March 3to 5, over a hundred biology and aquaculture students will be on the UPEI campus to take part in their annual research conferences. The Atlantic Universities Undergraduate Biology Conference (AUUBC) and the Atlantic Universities Aquaculture Conference (AUAC) offer the opportunity for students to present their own scientific work as well as gain exposure to other areas...
Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island's first ARTC student, Beverly Gerg, successfully defended her Master's thesis recently. In May, Gerg will be UPEI's first graduating student in the Master of Applied Health Services Research (MAHSR) program, offered through the Atlantic Regional Training Centre (ARTC). Gerg's thesis focused on teenagers with diagnosed intellectual disabilities. Her research...
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 08:00
The four-member team from the UPEI Department of Engineering has won this year's Atlantic Engineering Student Competition, beating out eight other teams from the region. Daniel Palmer, Hannah Sutherland, Caleb Curtis, and Gabriel Landry took first place in the team design category of the competition held in Halifax recently. The challenge was to build a machine that would propel itself off a...
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 08:00
One of the more important documents in the history of higher education in Prince Edward Island has just been added to the PEI Special Collection in the Robertson Library at UPEI. The document is Sister Bernice Cullen's 1941 Bachelor of Arts degree, the first degree ever granted by St. Dunstan's University (SDU). Before 1941, SDU was affiliated with Laval University and degres were granted in the...

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