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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 08:00
Once again UPEI has moved up in the annual Maclean's rankings of the country's 21 primarily undergraduate universities. This builds on an upward trend that has seen UPEI climb steadily from 18th position in 2000 to the 8th position it has held during the past two years. Now it ranks number five in Canada. The annual Maclean's rankings released this week place UPEI number one in the country for...
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2006 - 08:00
Dr. Cecilia Moloney, NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Atlantic Region, will be speaking at UPEI on Thursday, November 23. Her talk entitled "Thinking Yourself into a Scientist or Engineer" will be followed by an open discussion and refreshments. All interested members of the community are invited to attend. It takes place in the Atlantic Veterinary College...
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Department of English and the Prince Edward Island Writers' Guild are very pleased to host Dennis Bock for a public reading and reception. The event will be held on Thursday, November 2, at 7:00 at the Reading Well Bookstore, 87 Water Street, Charlottetown. Dennis will be reading from his new novel, The Communist's Daughter, published in 2006 by Harper Collins Canada. Currently...
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI and the City of Charlottetown are teaming up this weekend to present a jam-packed sports schedule at the university that will highlight some of the best student athletes in the province and offer an exciting opportunity for Islanders to show their support. "We invite the public to come and enjoy an incredible line-up of games and some extra special events as well," says Ron Annear, UPEI...
Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 08:00
Rima Mananta, an indigenous Indonesian community leader, and Inda Fatinaware, a long-time environmental campaigner with Friends of the Earth Indonesia will arrive in Atlantic Canada next week to bear witness to the decades-long struggle of communities with the Canadian-owned INCO nickel mine and smelter in Sorowako, in the island archipelago of Indonesia. Presentations on INCO in Indonesia...
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2006 - 08:00
Island native David Hickey will launch his first poetry collection, In the Lights of a Midnight Plow, published by Biblioasis, on Thursday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, at UPEI. The public is invited to celebrate the emergence of this talented writer on the Canadian literary scene. The launch is hosted by the UPEI English Department. David grew up on PEI, in...
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2006 - 08:00
"Fast Optimization of the Radiation Therapy of Tumours- the Impossible Possible" is the title of a presentation by Dr. Pedro Goldman taking place at UPEI on Thursday, November 9, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Duffy Amphitheatre. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend. Dr. Goldman is Director of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Physics and Chair of the Physics Department at...
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI Mathematics students brought home three of four top prizes from the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APICS) 30th annual Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Conference hosted recently by Cape Breton University. The annual APICS conference brings together top Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science students from Atlantic universities to present their own research to...
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 08:00
This year UPEI is celebrating 50 years of international students. In 1956, four students from Hong Kong came to PEI to study. International students have been an integral part of UPEI's campus life and the PEI community. With a large group of new international students entering UPEI this year, there is an opportunity for the PEI community to actively welcome and support these students from around...
Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 08:00
PEI will now be home to a one-stop resource for tourism information and market intelligence thanks to the creation of a new Tourism Research Centre. The Tourism Research Centre will increase Prince Edward Island's tourism research capacity and help industry stakeholders take full advantage of tourism research findings. The centre will operate as an independent agency located within the University...

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