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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island has an excellent showing of Academic All Canadians. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) recognized 26 outstanding students from UPEI for the 2004-05 academic year. "This is an important opportunity to acknowledge these students who have worked so hard throughout the school year," says UPEI Athletic Director Ron Annear. "University athletes at UPEI...
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 08:00
Well-known Charlottetown native, A. Nora Halloran MacDonald Wonnacott lived to be over 107, passing away only three weeks shy of her 108th birthday in 2004. Her community spirit lives on through a $60,000 donation from her estate to the University of Prince Edward Island to create an annual bursary in memory of her son, Lloyd B. MacDonald who passed away at age sixteen Born in 1896, Nora...
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2005 - 08:00
The Population Secretariat of the Government of Prince Edward Island, in conjunction with the University of Prince Edward Island, today announced the launch of a major study to identify ways to help attract immigrants to the province. The study will focus on those who have immigrated (or returned) to PEI between January 1998 and December 2003, including immigrants from other countries, Canadians...
Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI Chancellor Bill Andrew and his wife Denise have made a series of substantial donations to support university programs and students over the past six months. Now they have created two new renewable scholarships in Education, and one in Engineering, that bring their total gifts to the university to $1 million. The scholarships announcement comes just a week after the Andrew family made a $250,...
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2005 - 08:00
Ross Leckie, Director of Creative Writing and a professor at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, will read from his own poetry on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 in the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown. Ross Leckie is also editor of The Fiddlehead, one of Canada's oldest and most distinguished literary magazines, poetry editor of Goose Lane Editions, and co-editor of...
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2005 - 08:00
Today, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) broke ground for a $32-million expansion and renovation project. The largest part of the funding, $18 million, is from the federal government through a national commitment to Canada's four veterinary colleges. This funding was secured through a cooperative effort amongst Canada's four Veterinary Colleges...
Posted: Friday, September 23, 2005 - 08:00
A Toronto family with connections to Prince Edward Island has made a substantial commitment to assist undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts at UPEI. Beginning this fall, students entering their second year of the four-year BA program have access to two new $15,000 scholarships established by Nona Macdonald Heaslip and Bill Heaslip. The first Heaslip Scholars have just been chosen. They...
Posted: Friday, September 23, 2005 - 08:00
--- Largest single gift ever by a major financial institution --- The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) today announced a $250,000 donation from BMO Financial Group for Graduate Student Research Scholarships. Jim Quigley, Vice-President, New Brunswick and PEI, BMO Bank of Montreal, was on campus to present the leadership gift, the largest single commitment from a major financial...
Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 08:00
The Honourable Mr. Justice James C. MacPherson, one of the judges who presided over the landmark decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal finding that the prohibition of same sex marriage was unconstitutional, will be guest lecturer at the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law on September 29. His lecture, open to the public, is "The Same Sex Marriage Case - The Intersection of Law...
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 08:00
Joanne McCabe, Coordinator for Accessibility Services at UPEI for the past five years, has received a Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of Canada's National Education Award. "Joanne has shown superior leadership in education and has made significant contributions to persons with Learning Disabilities (LD) throughout many Canadian provinces. She has been an exceptional advocate for LD and...

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