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Posted: Friday, May 2, 2008 - 06:53
The University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that Dr. Darren Bardati, from Bishop's University, will take on the role of Director of Environmental Studies in July 2008. As Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Geography, Bardati has taught at Bishop's University since 1996. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Université de Sherbrooke where he...
Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 04:46
The creative work of the UPEI departments of Integrated Promotions and Advancement has been recognized nationally by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE). Judges from the 2008 PRIX D’EXCELLENCE program selected UPEI for a silver award for a flyer that promotes the UPEI Annual Fund campaign to young alumni. The full-colour flyer features graphic design and original...
Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 09:04
AVC Vet Camp has been recognized as the Best Community Outreach Program in Canada by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE). CCAE is a volunteer-led organization that promotes excellence in educational advancement. Its membership is made up of universities, colleges, institutes and independent schools from across Canada. 'We are very proud to receive this...
Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 05:11
Dr. Gisli Sigurdsson, professor of folklore at the University of Iceland, will give a public lecture called “Getting Islanders Back Home” on Thursday, May 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Main Building Faculty Lounge at the University of Prince Edward Island. There is no charge to attend the lecture, and light refreshments will be served with compliments of the Dean of Arts. “We know all too...
Posted: Monday, April 28, 2008 - 10:53
The state-of-the-art bioscience and health research centre at the University of Prince Edward Island has been named the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre in honour of the well-known Island couple. The naming took place at a ceremony on April 28 in the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre, where researchers from UPEI, the National Research Council Institute for Nutrisciences and Health (...
Posted: Friday, April 25, 2008 - 11:23
The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Student Union recognized and thanked its numerous volunteers and staff for their contributions to the success of the organization during its annual awards ceremony held on March 28. Approximately 100 UPEI students, faculty and staff gathered at the event to show their appreciation to those chosen by the union to be honoured. Dr. Ron Collins, of...
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 05:58
A team of researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College has developed the world’s first vaccine that is effective against a destructive microsporidian parasite of salmon. "Although there are many diseases of fish, animals and humans caused by microsporidian parasites, there have been no successful treatment or prevention methods against these...
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 05:49
Two interns with the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) will talk about their recent experiences in India and Chile on Friday, April 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge. Lori Crawford, from P.E.I., worked as an intern with Rescue Mission Canada in Prince Edward Island. She did the international portion of her internship in Bangalore, India,...
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 11:16
Three UPEI faculty members were recently recognized for their outstanding teaching and research achievements at a reception and awards banquet sponsored by the UPEI Faculty Association and the Office of the President. Dr. June Countryman, Department of Music, won the Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Dr. Donna Giberson, Faculty of Science, and Dr. Malcolm Murray, Faculty of Arts,...
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 06:12
Dr. Vianne Timmons, UPEI's vice-president of academic development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Kielly, from the University of Northern British Columbia, to the position of registrar effective July 1, 2008. 'We are thrilled that Ms. Kielly is taking on this very important position,' says Timmons, who is currently acting registrar. 'Our focus is on...

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