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Two interns with the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) will talk about their recent experiences in India and Chile on Friday, April 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge. Lori Crawford, from P.E.I., worked as an intern with Rescue Mission Canada in Prince Edward Island. She did the international portion of her internship in Bangalore, India,...
 
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Three UPEI faculty members were recently recognized for their outstanding teaching and research achievements at a reception and awards banquet sponsored by the UPEI Faculty Association and the Office of the President. Dr. June Countryman, Department of Music, won the Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Dr. Donna Giberson, Faculty of Science, and Dr. Malcolm Murray, Faculty of Arts,...
 
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Dr. Vianne Timmons, UPEI's vice-president of academic development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Kielly, from the University of Northern British Columbia, to the position of registrar effective July 1, 2008. 'We are thrilled that Ms. Kielly is taking on this very important position,' says Timmons, who is currently acting registrar. 'Our focus is on...
 
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The Tourism Research Centre (TRC) at UPEI's School of Business today announced the release of a report profiling Quebec visitors to P.E.I. during the summer of 2007. Results show Quebec providing the third-highest volume of visitors after Ontario and the Maritime provinces. According to the data, visitors from Quebec tend to take shorter holidays than other non-Maritime visitors, but spend...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island has appointed Dr. Donald L. Reynolds (DVM, PhD, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists) to the position of Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Reynolds' six-year term will begin in August 2008. "The UPEI community is very pleased to welcome Dr. Reynolds to our campus and...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island’s women’s Panthers volleyball team will feature two new up-and-coming athletes in the 2008–2009 season. Coach Lynn Boudreau is thrilled that she successfully recruited Lena Pitsanuk, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Olivia Dolphin, of Elmwood, Prince Edward Island, for the team. Pitsanuk plays volleyball for Dakota Collegiate where she is also a scholar-...
 
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An Atlantic Canada research project called 'Retention of Aboriginal Students in Atlantic Canada's Post-secondary Institutions: An analysis of the supports available to Aboriginal students' has been initiated by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in partnership with the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). The Canadian Council on Learning will provide $55,000 in...
 
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During a recent visit to PEI, Gerald Keddy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and to the Minister of International Trade, toured the new School of Business and Centre for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at UPEI. Faculty and staff are planning to move into the new building at the end of April. UPEI aims to offer the first classes in the new...
 
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With the recent establishment of the $2,000 George Coles provincial bursary, Prince Edward Island undergraduate students entering first-year full-time studies have more reason than ever to attend UPEI. The new bursary program was announced in the P.E.I. Throne Speech earlier this month. Premier Robert Ghiz announced more details, including the eligibility criteria, on April 17. In addition to...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island will confer honorary degrees on four outstanding citizens, Wayne D. Gray, Nona Macdonald Heaslip, James Carter and Joe Ng, at two convocations on Saturday, May 10, in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Carter and Gray will receive their honorary degrees during the morning ceremony, which will start at 10 a.m. Macdonald Heaslip and Ng will be awarded their...