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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...
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 08:00
The Government of Canada today announced $2 million in funding as a capital contribution toward the development of the National Research Council Institute for Nutrisciences and Health (NRC-INH) on the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) campus. Within the facility, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists and technicians will collaborate with UPEI and NRC scientists to identify...
Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - 08:00
A new study led by Dr. Eric Richards of the UPEI Department of Psychology is challenging some of our stereotypes about the capacity of older people to change. His research team has found that although our ability to carry out several activities at the same may diminish with age, multi-tasking can actually be re-learned through practice. The findings were published this week in the online edition...
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2006 - 08:00
A new Bachelor of Education Degree in Human Resource Development offered jointly by Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island will prepare students to teach in the field of Adult Education. The degree is unique, in that the skills and resources of both institutions have been blended to develop the curriculum and to deliver the program. The BEd (HRD) program, which starts this...
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 08:00
The much anticipated book, Chinese Islanders: Making a Home in the New World, by Hung-Min Chiang will be launched on Saturday, September 30 at Memorial Hall in the Confederation Centre of the Arts, from 7 to 9 pm. Dr. Hung-Min Chiang, originally from Taiwan, came to Prince Edward Island with his family in 1967. A student of world renowned 20th century psychologist Abraham Maslow, Dr. Chiang...
Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 08:00
Neuroscience researchers may be one step closer to solving the mysteries of the devastating disease of epilepsy, thanks to a new development at the University of Prince Edward Island. Epilepsy is a debilitating neurological disorder that affects over 50 million people worldwide It is characterized by abnormal electrical signalling in the brain that is thought to be due to inappropriate physical...
Posted: Friday, September 15, 2006 - 08:00
Third-year psychology student Sarah Simpson and political studies student Jason Arsenault are two of a growing number of UPEI undergraduates who are enjoying opportunities to study and work in countries around the world. The students left UPEI this week to begin three-month internships in South Africa that they will never forget. Working in conjunction with the University of KwaZulu-Natal in...
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 08:00
Business leaders and academics from a broad range of innovative corporations and institutions in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Switzerland are contributing their expertise to a new organization at the University of Prince Edward Island. As members of the recently-formed Global Associates, they are helping to guide the UPEI School of Business to the forefront of business education and research, and...
Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2006 - 08:00
Dr. Doug Sobey, a retired professor of ecology at the University of Ulster, will present the findings of his newly-published research into the historical records of PEI forests that have survived from the British period at a public lecture on September 8. He will discuss the nature and state of the original forest, including the forest as a natural habitat; the changes that occurred as a result...
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 08:00
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Prince Edward Island has bestowed its highest honour on a professor in the UPEI School of Business Administration. Debbie Good has been elected as a Fellow in the Institute. The prestigious FCA designation is reserved for chartered accountants who have shown exemplary service to their profession, the Institute, and the community. Professor Good is the...

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