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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 08:00
Early childhood educators now have an opportunity to advance their studies and enhance their careers, thanks to the launch of the new Bachelor of Child and Family Studies degree offered jointly by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Holland College. "In the past, graduates of the Early Childhood Care and Education program at Holland College who wanted to go university, had to start...
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2006 - 08:00
Island Studies Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2006 is now available online. This journal issue packs 100 pages of information, consisting of three academic articles, a review essay, and an extensive book reviews section. Article and review essay contributors are included from Tasmania, Finland, Fiji, and Canada. One essay of particular interest to PEI readers relates to strategies for effective 'cold...
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2006 - 08:00
Today the School of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island celebrated the progress made on its new state-of-the-art facility that has been under construction since early October. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, dignitaries and friends attended a morning reception at the Faculty Lounge. UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan and School of Business Dean Roberta MacDonald offered remarks,...
Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 08:00
Once again UPEI has moved up in the annual Maclean's rankings of the country's 21 primarily undergraduate universities. This builds on an upward trend that has seen UPEI climb steadily from 18th position in 2000 to the 8th position it has held during the past two years. Now it ranks number five in Canada. The annual Maclean's rankings released this week place UPEI number one in the country for...
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2006 - 08:00
Dr. Cecilia Moloney, NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Atlantic Region, will be speaking at UPEI on Thursday, November 23. Her talk entitled "Thinking Yourself into a Scientist or Engineer" will be followed by an open discussion and refreshments. All interested members of the community are invited to attend. It takes place in the Atlantic Veterinary College...
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Department of English and the Prince Edward Island Writers' Guild are very pleased to host Dennis Bock for a public reading and reception. The event will be held on Thursday, November 2, at 7:00 at the Reading Well Bookstore, 87 Water Street, Charlottetown. Dennis will be reading from his new novel, The Communist's Daughter, published in 2006 by Harper Collins Canada. Currently...
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI and the City of Charlottetown are teaming up this weekend to present a jam-packed sports schedule at the university that will highlight some of the best student athletes in the province and offer an exciting opportunity for Islanders to show their support. "We invite the public to come and enjoy an incredible line-up of games and some extra special events as well," says Ron Annear, UPEI...
Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 08:00
Rima Mananta, an indigenous Indonesian community leader, and Inda Fatinaware, a long-time environmental campaigner with Friends of the Earth Indonesia will arrive in Atlantic Canada next week to bear witness to the decades-long struggle of communities with the Canadian-owned INCO nickel mine and smelter in Sorowako, in the island archipelago of Indonesia. Presentations on INCO in Indonesia...
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2006 - 08:00
Island native David Hickey will launch his first poetry collection, In the Lights of a Midnight Plow, published by Biblioasis, on Thursday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, at UPEI. The public is invited to celebrate the emergence of this talented writer on the Canadian literary scene. The launch is hosted by the UPEI English Department. David grew up on PEI, in...
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2006 - 08:00
"Fast Optimization of the Radiation Therapy of Tumours- the Impossible Possible" is the title of a presentation by Dr. Pedro Goldman taking place at UPEI on Thursday, November 9, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Duffy Amphitheatre. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend. Dr. Goldman is Director of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Physics and Chair of the Physics Department at...

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