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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 06:01
Sociology students at the University of Prince Edward Island are translating into action the lessons they are learning in the classroom. On Friday, March 28, students in Professor David Varis' Sociology 102B course will host a kitchen party to raise awareness about poverty and funds to fight it. The party will be held in the courtyard of the W.A. Murphy Student Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. Varis...
Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 06:23
The latest book published by Island Studies Press, an imprint of the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI, will be launched on Thursday, March 20, in the Province House Lecture Theatre, Charlottetown, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Entitled “Pulling Strings: Policy Insights for Prince Edward Island from other Sub-National Island Jurisdictions,” the book is based on research emerging from a project on...
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 07:01
Starting in the fall of 2008, the University of Prince Edward Island will offer an executive-style Master of Business Administration program designed for people in the workforce who are interested in pursuing graduate studies. Offered through the university’s School of Business Administration, this exciting new program is directed at people who currently work, or who want to work, in a...
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008 - 07:29
The University of Prince Edward Island is maintaining its student enrolment levels in a highly competitive environment for Maritime universities. Statistics from the 2006–07 academic year just released by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission show declining enrolments at most major universities across the region but an overall increase at UPEI. Its enrolment numbers grew for full-...
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 12:19
The UPEI women’s soccer program, in conjunction with SOS Children’s Villages, will host the longest-ever continual soccer match held on Island soil in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre on Saturday, March 15, starting at 10 a.m. The women’s soccer team hopes to raise over $2,500 during its fourth annual 12-hour, co-ed soccer game. All proceeds raised for this event will go to SOS Children’s...
Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 10:38
The Tourism Research Centre (TRC) at the School of Business of the University of PEI today announced the release of a report profiling visitors from the Maritime Provinces from the summer of 2007. The report is the second in a series of short reports based on data presented in 'Overall Results of the 2007 Exit Survey' for the main tourism season of June 27 to September 30. The PEI...
Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 08:48
The University of Prince Edward Island will hold its annual Graduate Studies and Research Days from March 11 to 14. Open to the public, this event showcases the work of graduate students from the faculties of Arts, Science and Veterinary Medicine. The Faculty of Arts research day takes place on Tuesday, March 11, in the Main Building Faculty Lounge, with presentations by students in the Master...
Posted: Monday, March 3, 2008 - 11:10
For the second time in three years, first- and fourth-year students at UPEI are being given the opportunity to have a direct impact on their university education through the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), a national study that asks about the student experience inside and outside the classroom. UPEI is one of three dozen Canadian universities that take part in the survey. In 2006...
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 09:19
The newly renovated study area in the Robertson Library was the location for a special UPEI book celebration recently. Three professors from the Faculty of Arts presented excerpts from their latest books and led a public discussion about ideas that ranged from the evolutionary dynamics of interpersonal relations, to female migration, to the link between mental health and architecture. Malcolm...
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 12:10
When the University of Prince Edward Island's new 48,000 square foot School of Business Administration opens later this year, one of the facility's main features will bear the name of one of the Island's most prominent business families. The business school's dramatic, two-level entrance will be called the Schurman Market Square in recognition of the contribution made...

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