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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that it will confer five honorary degrees at two 2006 Convocations to take place on Saturday, May 13. The honorary graduates will be Elaine Campbell, Suzanne Land#233;vesque, David W. Rodd, Joseph Fenwick (Fen) Watkin, and Patterson (Pat) Webster. Pat Webster will deliver Convocation address in the morning and Elaine Campbell will...
Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 08:00
The federal government announced the latest round of Canada Research Chair appointments today in Quebec City and the list included a Tier 1 Chair in Marine Natural Products Chemistry for the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Russell Kerr from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida Atlantic University will join the UPEI Faculty of Science on August 1. The long-term objective...
Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:00
Federal-provincial agreements signed today will allow international students to work off-campus while they are studying in Canada. Education Minister Mildred Dover advised that a new agreement signed today between Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the government of Prince Edward Island and post-secondary institutions, will allow eligible foreign students at UPEI, Holland College and Sociand#233...
Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island celebrated three of its top Co-op students at this year's Co-op Student of the Year awards presentations on Thursday, April 27 in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Every year, they are awarded to a Co-op student in each of Business Administration, Computer Science, and Physics based on employer recommendations. The recipient of the award for Business Co-op...
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 08:00
Nine undergraduate researchers from Professor Stacey Nairn's social psychology classes at UPEI are getting ready to enjoy a remarkable opportunity; one that is rarely offered so early in a student's academic career. They have been invited to share their research findings with professional psychologists from across Canada. The students are preparing to make presentations at the prestigious...
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 08:00
On April 28, university researchers and community members from an innovative project that aims to improve the health of children and youth in six rural communities will meet at UPEI to share the results of their work. For the past three years, they have been taking part in a research program entitled "Engaging the Community: Knowledge Translation as Transformation in the Lives and Children and...
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 08:00
This Saturday, April 22, UPEI will be hosting a public reception to showcase the success of its Engineering students. The reception will take place at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The event will begin with recognition of UPEI's team of second-year students who won both the Atlantic and National engineering design competitions this spring. Caleb Curtis, Gabriel Landry, Daniel...
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 08:00
The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) was recently awarded $6 million in research funding through ACOA's Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF). The two highly innovative research and development projects that received funding and#150; the Maritime Quality Milk project and the creation of the Atlantic Centre for Bioproducts Valuation and#150; further...
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2006 - 08:00
Internationally acclaimed novelist Catherine Bush will give a public reading from her fiction on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, UPEI. A book-signing and reception will follow. Her reading is co-sponsored by the UPEI English Department and the PEI Writers' Guild. Bush's second novel, The Rules of Engagement (2000), was a New York Times Notable Book, and a...
Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 08:00
A team of students from the UPEI School of Business has carried off fifth place in EXCALIBUR, the Canadian University Tournament in Human Resources (HR). Students from 24 universities competed over two days recently to determine the top teams in Canada. Maritime universities submitted six teams but UPEI was the only team to place in the finals. Conducted by the Human Resource Association of...

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