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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 08:00
When the annual UPEI donor report is published in April it will provide details of more than 40 new student scholarships, bursaries, and awards created by supporters of the Building a Legacy Campaign. Generous families, individuals, and organizations have given close to $1 million to the University to assist academically gifted students and those who are in financial need. In addition to these...
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 08:00
The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has, again, received Full Accreditation status. The American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE) recently voted unanimously to give AVC the highly-esteemed seven years of Full Accreditation. The College has been fully successful in each of their reviews since it was first eligible for...
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2005 - 08:00
John Ibbitson, one of Canada's foremost writers on political affairs, will give a public lecture at UPEI on March 30 entitled, "Regional Challenges in a Six-City Canada." Ibbitson has been a political columnist for The Globe and Mail since 1999. He is recognized for setting the standard for political analysis across the country. Ibbitson joined The Globe and Mail after a decade of writing on...
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College have teamed up again this year to host Labour Market Expo 2005, a career fair that gives youth an opportunity to get the latest information on career trends, employment opportunities, and educational choices. The Expo will take place at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at UPEI on March 16-17, from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on both days....
Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 08:00
William E. "Bill" Andrew, a 1973 Engineering graduate of UPEI, was installed on March 6 as the University's seventh Chancellor. He is President of Penn West Petroleum Ltd., the fifth largest independent oil and gas company in Canada. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. A native of Milton, PEI, he now resides in Calgary but he and his...
Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 08:00
A third-year business student at the University of Prince Edward Island was recognized recently by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation awarded Matthew O'Halloran a top-level in-course scholarship valued at $10,000 over two years. Only 100 Tier 1 awards are given out each year across the country. "These excellence awards are both an investment in the future of our...
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2005 - 08:00
In the heavily populated and culturally diverse country of India, providing equal access to basic education to all children is a major challenge. Across the subcontinent, 90 per cent of India's estimated 40 million children aged four-16 years with physical and mental disabilities are out of school. On February 27, the government of India took a significant step forward in the movement to...
Posted: Monday, February 21, 2005 - 08:00
The Senate of the University of Prince Edward Island has selected the recipients of honorary doctoral degrees to be conferred for the 2004-2005 academic year. Five honorary degrees will be conferred at two convocations on Saturday, May 14. The recipients will be Honourable James Lee, Colin MacDonald, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha, John Joe Sark, and Charles Stewart Scranton. "...
Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 08:00
The public is invited to attend a free Culture Cafand#233; called Small Acts: Island Communities Within a Globalizing World on Wednesday, February 23, at 7 pm, at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. On December 26, 2004, tsunamis caused by earthquakes killed more than 150,000 people around the Indian Ocean, including on Andaman Islands, Hafun, the Maldives, the Nicobar Islands, Phuket, the...
Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 08:00
Student nurses from the University of Prince Edward Island are making a name for themselves at the national level. Over the past few months they have won two awards from the Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) and one from the Canadian Nurses Foundation. "We have excellent students here at the UPEI School of Nursing. The fact that these students are competitive at a national level...

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