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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 08:00
Neuroscience researchers may be one step closer to solving the mysteries of the devastating disease of epilepsy, thanks to a new development at the University of Prince Edward Island. Epilepsy is a debilitating neurological disorder that affects over 50 million people worldwide It is characterized by abnormal electrical signalling in the brain that is thought to be due to inappropriate physical...
Posted: Friday, September 15, 2006 - 08:00
Third-year psychology student Sarah Simpson and political studies student Jason Arsenault are two of a growing number of UPEI undergraduates who are enjoying opportunities to study and work in countries around the world. The students left UPEI this week to begin three-month internships in South Africa that they will never forget. Working in conjunction with the University of KwaZulu-Natal in...
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 08:00
Business leaders and academics from a broad range of innovative corporations and institutions in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Switzerland are contributing their expertise to a new organization at the University of Prince Edward Island. As members of the recently-formed Global Associates, they are helping to guide the UPEI School of Business to the forefront of business education and research, and...
Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2006 - 08:00
Dr. Doug Sobey, a retired professor of ecology at the University of Ulster, will present the findings of his newly-published research into the historical records of PEI forests that have survived from the British period at a public lecture on September 8. He will discuss the nature and state of the original forest, including the forest as a natural habitat; the changes that occurred as a result...
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 08:00
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Prince Edward Island has bestowed its highest honour on a professor in the UPEI School of Business Administration. Debbie Good has been elected as a Fellow in the Institute. The prestigious FCA designation is reserved for chartered accountants who have shown exemplary service to their profession, the Institute, and the community. Professor Good is the...
Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues Wednesday, August 23 with former foreign correspondent, Doreen Kays. She will be speaking at 3:00 p.m. in the K C Irving Chemistry Centre Lecture Theatre. Her presentation is entitled "Lebanon: Why Now? What Now?" Kays has achieved worldwide acclaim in broadcast journalism. After receiving her diploma in journalism at the University of King'...
Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 08:00
Ashleigh McBain of North Bay, Ontario has just said farewell to her colleagues at the University of Prince Edward Island after spending the summer carrying out research in family literacy. She is one of eleven Undergraduate Summer Research Assistants who received national awards this year from the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRNet). The network supports these awards to...
Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues Tuesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. with John Ibbitson, a political columnist who writes primarily on Canadian federal politics for The Globe and Mail. His presentation "The Burden of Identity" will focus on his thoughts about the emerging conflict between identity and progress within and outside the Canadian experience. Ibbitson has written...
Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues Wednesday, August 16 with Steven MacKinnon. His presentation is entitled "The Changing Canadian Political Landscape." He speaks at 3pm. at the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre on the UPEI campus. The Right Honourable Paul Martin appointed Steven MacKinnon as National Director of the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) on July 7, 2004. MacKinnon is a...
Posted: Monday, August 7, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series resumes Wednesday, August 9th with Dr. David B. Woolner. The presentation is entitled "American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Terrorism" Woolner is Executive Director of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, New York, and Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He...

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