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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI is hosting its 14th annual Graduate Studies and Research Days from May 16 to 19. This annual event showcases the work of graduate students from the faculties of Science, Veterinary Medicine, Arts, and Education. "The University of Prince Edward Island is a very rich research environment, with results making a difference in the lives of Islanders and those around the world," says Dr. James...
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island held its 37th Convocation exercises on Saturday, May 13 in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Over 780 diplomas, certificates, undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees were awarded during two ceremonies. "Our graduating students have worked hard to arrive at this day, and they have good reason to celebrate, along with their families, friends, and the...
Posted: Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 08:00
The PEI chapter of Canadian Parents for French (CPF-PEI) has recognized the University of Prince Edward Island and l'Universitand#233; de Moncton for their support of linguistic duality and Canadian unity. Both universities are recipients of the Lieutenant Governor of PEI Leading the Community Award which was established in 2005 in the name of the Honourable J. Land#233;once Bernard to celebrate...
Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island held a special ceremony on Thursday, May 4 to celebrate the official reopening and rededication of the Duffy Science Centre. Since November 2004, the centre has undergone a complete $6.9 million renovation. The Duffy Science Centre is home to the departments of Biology and Physics. The renovations have added first-class research laboratories as well as...
Posted: Monday, May 1, 2006 - 08:00
A Nova Scotia family well known for its commitment to quality and integrity in business has created a new student scholarship at UPEI. A $100,000 endowment from the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation will allow the University to award $2,500 every year to a student entering the Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Degree program. The two-year renewable award will be known as the...
Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 08:00
Norman Webster, former Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island, will be honoured during the 2006 Convocation ceremonies to take place on May 13. In recognition of his outstanding service from 1996 to 2005, and his ongoing commitment to the University, he will be receive the distinguished title of Chancellor Emeritus. "UPEI uses the title of Chancellor Emeritus to honour people who...
Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that it will confer five honorary degrees at two 2006 Convocations to take place on Saturday, May 13. The honorary graduates will be Elaine Campbell, Suzanne Land#233;vesque, David W. Rodd, Joseph Fenwick (Fen) Watkin, and Patterson (Pat) Webster. Pat Webster will deliver Convocation address in the morning and Elaine Campbell will...
Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 08:00
The federal government announced the latest round of Canada Research Chair appointments today in Quebec City and the list included a Tier 1 Chair in Marine Natural Products Chemistry for the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Russell Kerr from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida Atlantic University will join the UPEI Faculty of Science on August 1. The long-term objective...
Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:00
Federal-provincial agreements signed today will allow international students to work off-campus while they are studying in Canada. Education Minister Mildred Dover advised that a new agreement signed today between Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the government of Prince Edward Island and post-secondary institutions, will allow eligible foreign students at UPEI, Holland College and Sociand#233...
Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island celebrated three of its top Co-op students at this year's Co-op Student of the Year awards presentations on Thursday, April 27 in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Every year, they are awarded to a Co-op student in each of Business Administration, Computer Science, and Physics based on employer recommendations. The recipient of the award for Business Co-op...

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