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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 10:35
After almost two decades in animal care, long-time animal lover and humanitarian, Dr. Leland Thomas of Saint John, New Brunswick is trading in his stethoscope for a well deserved retirement. Leland Thomas has been saving lives of the animal kind for close to 18 years. Vaccinations, examinations and surgeries have filled Thomas' days since he and his wife Janice opened All Creatures Veterinary...
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 10:10
Matt Cassidy, a second-year student in the School of Business at UPEI, has won the prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business. Cassidy is one of only six university students in Atlantic Canada to receive this honour. The award, which is valued at $10,000, recognizes business students who have excelled academically, and demonstrated a commitment to extracurricular and...
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 06:24
Fiction writer Kathy Page will give a public reading on January 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building, during her tour of the Maritime provinces this month. Born in London, England, Page was a rising British literary star when she moved to Salt Spring Island, B.C., in the 1990s. She is best-known for her recent novels, The Story of My Face, long-listed for the 2002 Orange...
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2007 - 07:57
UPEI staff member Cathy Gillan accepted the 2007 UPEI Staff Achievement Award from President Wade MacLauchlan during the university's annual Christmas social recently. Gillan, who has worked at UPEI since 1989, is currently coordinator of UPEI's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program for international students. Under her leadership, the program has grown from 21 students...
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2007 - 06:46
Members of the University of Prince Edward Island's history and religious departments are featured in a P.E.I.-produced television series that is being broadcast on the Canadian Learning Television (CLT) at 9 p.m. AST on Monday nights this winter. 'Voices in Time: Great Speeches of the 20th Century' is a 13-part, half-hour television series focused on the people, events and...
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007 - 08:09
The Sierra Club of Canada, one of Canada’s largest and most reputable environmental organizations, has awarded two of its five annual prizes to a student and a professor at the University of Prince Edward Island, in part for their work on the “Sustainable UPEI” project. Joshua S. Darrach, a fourth-year student majoring in philosophy with a minor in environmental studies, received the Sierra...
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2007 - 07:34
UPEI's School of Business Administration will begin offering executive education programs in January 2008, in partnership with York University's Schulich Executive Education Centre. Programs will be tailored to suit the needs of today's entrepreneurs and executives, emphasizing 'just-in-time' learning that is focused, practical and immediately applicable. '...
Posted: Friday, December 7, 2007 - 12:02
Richard Lemm, an award-winning author and a professor of Canadian and English Literature and Creative Writing at UPEI, has released his first collection of short stories. Entitled Shape of Things to Come, the book traces Lemm’s journey from the west coast to the east. The eleven stories run readers through the gauntlet of sexual tensions and emotional conflicts, where people are forced to...
Posted: Friday, December 7, 2007 - 11:11
With funding from ACOA and Technology PEI, UPEI will establish a video game programming stream within the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. The courses offered will be among the first in Canada at the undergraduate level. The university will receive $426,245 from ACOA, through its Business Development Program, and $445,000 from Technology PEI for the project....
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 06:55
The University of Prince Edward Island’s Computer Science and Information Technology department has received national accreditation for its degree programs for the first time from the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS). Gerald Caissy, president of the CIPS-Charlottetown Section, made the announcement at a professional development event held by the local group recently. On behalf of...

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