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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...
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 06:49
The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to enhancing inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities through a multi-year project that will see improved exterior and interior access to buildings and facilities on campus. University officials launched the “Plan For Inclusion: A Response to the UPEI Accessibility Audit” at an event in the Duffy Science Centre on Monday,...
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 07:50
Wade MacLauchlan, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island, congratulates third year arts student Caitlin Brown (left), of Richmond, PEI, and third year music education student Deidre Gallant (right), of O’Leary, on winning Millennium Excellence Awards. Brown and Gallant each received a $4,000 award. The Millennium Excellence Awards are awarded based on academic...
Posted: Monday, December 3, 2007 - 07:34
The 2007 Shinerama campaign organized by University of Prince Edward Island students to raise funds for cystic fibrosis was the best in the country according to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Foundation’s national Shinerama awards committee selected UPEI from more than 65 universities and colleges for the top campaign award in Canada. Under the leadership of third-year...
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2007 - 10:59
UPEI alumnus and staff member Leo Cheverie recently received the 2007 Alumni Award by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading Canadian development agency. Involved with WUSC at UPEI for some 20 years, Cheverie is known for his participation in WUSC initiatives on campus, particularly the student refugee sponsorship program. This program allows student refugees from developing...
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2007 - 10:54
Dr. Ray Doiron, of the UPEI Faculty of Education, has been named one of the 2007 recipients of the Champion for Children Award. Premier Robert Ghiz and Dr. David Wong, Chair of the Premier's Council on Healthy Child Development, announced the recipients of the Champion for Children Award on Monday, November 26. A former public school teacher, Dr. Doiron has taught in the Faculty of...
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007 - 09:33
The University of Prince Edward Island is the top university in the Maritime provinces in terms of overall achievement and prospects for success and sustainability, but it faces serious challenges in today’s highly competitive and risky environment for Atlantic Canadian universities, said President Wade MacLauchlan in his annual University Update on November 22. President MacLauchan’s...
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2007 - 11:39
Islanders have been keenly debating the impact of the fixed link before, during and after its construction. The Confederation Bridge's 10th anniversary, celebrated last May, spawned the latest series of reflections, including a scholarly book about the impact of bridging islands on PEI and on other islands around the world by UPEI professor Godfrey Baldacchino. Discussing the pros and cons of...

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