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Starting in January 2009, the University of Prince Edward Island’s School of Nursing will offer an accelerated nursing degree program for people who have university degrees and want to enter the nursing profession. The provincial government announced funding support for the program in the throne speech on Friday, April 4. Dr. Kim Critchley, dean of the UPEI School of Nursing, is thrilled...
 
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The Tourism Research Centre (TRC) at UPEI’s School of Business today announced the release of a report profiling Ontario visitors to P.E.I. during the summer of 2007. Results show more visitors from Ontario than from all markets outside of CanadaOntario take long vacations and spend a significant portion of this time in P.E.I. Although they had the lowest per-person per-night spending of any...
 
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Over the past few months, over 120 third-year marketing students at UPEI’s School of Business have been learning first-hand the business of bioscience. Working with six local bioscience companies, 25 teams of business students have been designing winning marketing strategies for the companies’ products and services, to be used in their national and international promotion and sales activities....
 
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The Centre for Life-Long Learning (CLLL) at UPEI is bringing solutions to a nationwide trend as it offers a workshop entitled “Inspiring a Multi-Generational Workforce” on April 9 on the campus. Designed for those who seek to learn more about managing a multi-generational workforce, this workshop will bring new approaches to working with teams made up of members from all generations. The...
 
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Members of the public are invited to the launch of the Social Economy and Sustainability Research Network’s report, “Bridging Public Investment and Social Value: An examination of the supports for the Social Economy on Prince Edward Island,” on Monday, April 7, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge. Communications specialist Barbara Groome-Wynne, who was commissioned...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island has appointed Dr. J. Tim Goddard, of the University of Calgary, to the position of Dean of Education for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2008. “It’s a real coup for UPEI and for the entire PEI educational system to attract Dr. Tim Goddard as our Dean of Education,” says UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan. “He was selected through a very competitive...
 
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A “green” chemist at the University of Prince Edward Island who is working to develop vegetation-based plastics to reduce our dependence on petroleum-based products and minimize our impact on the environment has just been recognized by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Dr. Michael Shaver will receive $83,731 towards the cost of essential equipment for his research on the design of...
 
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A new business succession initiative aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship opportunities for people aged 34 years and younger has been developed by the UPEI School of Business and the PEI Department of Development and Technology. As a new initiative, “The Adopted Son or Daughter Program” encourages youth to consider a career as an entrepreneur by removing such obstacles as financing, lack of...
 
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Tim Carroll, Associate Professor at the UPEI School of Business, will give a public lecture called “PEI Agriculture and Flying Frogs” on March 26, from 7-9 p.m., in Lecture Theatre D of the Atlantic Veterinary College. This public lecture will present new ideas for PEI agriculture in terms of financing, environmental sustainability and a local food strategy. A question period will follow Dr....
 
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Graduate students from Arts, Science, and Veterinary Medicine showcased their research March 11 to 14 during the University’s annual Graduate Research Days. Awards were presented by each faculty for the top presentations. Janice Pettit received the Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) award for a student in the beginning stages of research for her presentation, "Seasonal Home-Owners:...