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Eight projects that will benefit companion animals, horses, and wildlife recently received funding through the 2008 competition of the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at UPEI's Atlantic Veterinary College. More than 110 projects representing $2.8 million in funding have been supported by the Centre since it was established in 1994. “We are very grateful to the Friends of the...
 
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Approximately 200 world-class scientists from around the world will attend the International Conference on Biodiversity and Natural Products at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown from July 13 to 18. This is the first time that the conference, sponsored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), has been held in North America. It is chaired by Dr. Russell Kerr...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island’s annual International Student Award has been renamed in honour of Dr. Vianne Timmons, past vice-president of Academic Development at UPEI and now president-elect of the University of Regina. During her tenure at UPEI, Dr. Timmons worked to enhance international development and education at UPEI. In 2002, an award was set up as part of the university’s...
 
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Fish health and the evolving role of aquatic animal health management on a global scale will be examined by 150 aquaculture, fish health, and bioscience experts from around the world during the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society annual meeting. The meeting will be hosted by the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in Charlottetown, Prince...
 
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The University of Prince Edward island was the site of a news conference on Saturday, July 5, to announce over $7.6 million in funding for Canada Games facilities in the City of Charlottetown, including the new $6.8 million state-of-the-art Athletic Complex now under construction on campus. A number of Charlottetown-area facilities will be upgraded and modernized to host various events during...
 
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The Tourism Research Centre (TRC) at UPEI’s School of Business released a report on July 3 that profiles international visitors to PEI. This is the eighth report released based on data collected during the main season (June 27 to September 30) in 2007. “The Exit Survey was designed so results could be cross-analyzed to provide a depth of data for further analysis. With this in mind, we were...
 
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President Wade MacLauchlan was named a Member of the Order of Canada by Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on Canada Day, July 1. "It's an extra special way to celebrate Canada Day, and an honour that I consider to be shared with everyone at UPEI," says President MacLauchlan. President MacLauchlan is recognized for 'his...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Ryerson University and Seno Medical Instruments of Texas have teamed up to form an exciting research partnership that has great potential to benefit human and animal health. Through this collaboration, UPEI and Ryerson University will develop new biomedical applications for Seno Medical’s technology called opto-acoustic imaging, with applications...
 
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Sarah MacAulay, of the UPEI women's field hockey and hockey teams, has been named to the senior women's national field hockey team. MacAulay has been awarded a development card and will report for team training on July 3 with the rest of the national squad in British Columbia, the home base for the national team. The players will train until September 5, with a two-week break at the end of July...
 
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The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island officially opened its state-of-the-art $20 million Research Complex on Friday, June 20. Within the 57,000 square foot (5,300 square meters) research facility, researchers from the Atlantic Veterinary College will further health and wellness research related to both animals and humans. "This Government knows...