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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 08:00
The AVC Lobster Science Centre located at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI, will host the 3rd annual Lobster Science Workshop on July 26 and 27 at the Delta Prince Edward hotel, Charlottetown, PEI. The theme of this year's workshop is Marine Ecosystem Health: Crustaceans and their Environment. Keynote speakers and#150; including marine geologist Gordon Fader of the Bedford Institute of...
Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 08:00
The Honourable Janice MacKinnon will give a presentation called "Canada's Health Care System: Why the Long Waiting Lists and High Costs?" on Thursday, July 20, at 3:30 p.m., at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, as part of the 2006 Dr. Frank MacKinnon Lecture Series. "In a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision," says MacKinnon, "Canada's health care system was criticized for having some of...
Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues July 19 with R.Bruce Craig's presentation entitled "Confrontation, Crisis, and the Continuing Struggle for Equality in America." Craig is a historian and a 20th century specialist. He speaks at 3:00 pm in the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre on the UPEI campus. In this presentation, he will assess the successes and failures of various racial,...
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island's W.A. Murphy Student Centre received some welcome news recently. Scotiabank has doubled its financial commitment to the centre. The bank originally pledged $50,000 to the UPEI Building a Legacy Campaign to help fund construction of the student centre. Now it has increased that pledge to $100,000. Scotiabank representatives were on campus in early July to...
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 08:00
The Institute of Island Studies (IIS) at the University of Prince Edward Island has a mandate to encourage public discussion on issues that are important to the development of PEI. The Institute has identified the recent move to increase cruise ship tourism as a current issue that deserves more public consideration. To give Islanders an opportunity to hear about the advantages and disadvantages...
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 08:00
The first recipients of two new entrance scholarships to the University of Prince Edward Island have been announced. The Mary C. McInnis Entrance Scholarship in Nursing has been awarded to Sara McAlduff from Bluefield High School and the Wilbert C. McInnis Scholarship in Business is going to David Collins of Montague High School. Both scholarships, valued at $1500 each, were established by Dan...
Posted: Monday, July 10, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues on July 12 with Carlos Reyes-Manzo, an international photojournalist. He will show and discuss his work in a presentation entitled "Impunity" at 3:00 pm in the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre on the UPEI campus. Over more than 30 years as a photojournalist, Mr. Reyes-Manzo has had his work published extensively in newspapers, magazines, and...
Posted: Monday, July 10, 2006 - 08:00
A new prize for students studying Christian Ethics has been created at the University of Prince Edward Island through a $25,000 endowment gift from Alan McIsaac and Joanne (Kamphuis) McIsaac. They established the prize to honour their parents; the late Leo McIsaac and Mary McIsaac and John and Willemina Kamphuis. The McIsaac/Kamphuis Christian Ethics Prize is valued at $1,000 annually. The first...
Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island has selected the new coach of the Men's Basketball Panthers. He is Matthew Davies, formerly the lead assistant coach of McGill University Redmen. Davies spent four years at McGill where he developed strong recruiting, player development, and tactical experience. He was also the head coach for the 16-under Boy's Provincial Team for the Quebec Basketball...
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 08:00
The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance was recently recognized as the Atlantic region recipient of the Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award for the "School Healthy Eating Toolkit." "The School Healthy Eating Toolkit is a nutrition resource manual to assist elementary schools as they implement nutrition policies," says Dr. Jennifer Taylor, Chair of UPEI's...

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