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The 2008 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) Humane Award was presented to Dr. Norma Guy, Animal Behaviourist with the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island during the CVMA annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 29. The national award is presented annually to an individual whose work is determined to have contributed...
 
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Carol Bruneau will join Anne Simpson at a public reading from their works on August 20, at 6 p.m. in the Confederation Centre Public Library. Karen Connelly, who was previously scheduled, will be unable to participate. Ann-Marie MacDonald will read on Thursday, August 21, at 7 p.m. in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. The three are members of the faculty for SeaWords, which takes place...
 
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The First-Year Advisement Centre at UPEI has been bustling this summer with hundreds of new students taking advantage of a wide array of advisory services designed to make their transition to UPEI as smooth as possible. The centre organizes campus tours, assists with applications to UPEI, arranges meetings with deans and professors, and provides one-on-one help to students who need guidance on...
 
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UPEI is offering two information sessions for adult learners on August 6 and 7. University representatives will answer questions about the new Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree. They will provide information about getting credits for prior learning, and on how to apply to UPEI as a mature student. The first session takes place Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, in the Holland College...
 
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The second biennial Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness, featuring world-renowned experts in the field of consciousness, will take place at the University of Prince Edward Island from August 7 to 9. Presented by UPEI and organized by Dr. Scott Greer, of the Psychology Department, the conference will involve scholars from the Netherlands, the United States and Canada. The keynote speaker...
 
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Most people love to raise their voices in song, whether they can carry a tune or not. But few stop to think about the impact that singing has on their lives and the society they live in from a social, cultural and health perspective. Dr. Annabel Cohen, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island, is a leading researcher in the field of auditory perception and music...
 
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The Tourism Research Centre (TRC) at UPEI’s School of Business today announced the release of a report profiling PEI visitors by travel party type. This is the ninth report released based on data collected during the main season (June 27 to September 30) in 2007. “The Exit Survey was designed so results can be structured to look at our visitors in many different lights,” explains Dr. Sean...
 
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Alumni from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), St. Dunstan's University (SDU) and Prince of Wales College (PWC) will gather at UPEI from July 24 to 27 for the annual fun-filled Summer Reunion Weekend. “Reunion Weekend is an opportunity for former students to reunite with classmates and other alumni, as well as to visit the campus, which is undergoing significant rejuvenation,” says...
 
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Professor Paul Wiegert, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, will give a public presentation about meteorites on Friday, July 25, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Duffy Science Centre, Room 204, at the University of Prince Edward Island. During his talk, entitled Meteorites and The Danger from Impacts, Wiegert will discuss the properties of known meteorites, along with...
 
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Retired Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) Faculty Member, Dr. Amreek Singh accepted the 2008 Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Distinguished Alumnus Award on June 21 at Guelph University. The OVC Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented to an alumnus who has made significant contributions of leadership and service to their country, community, science, education and profession. Former student of...