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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...
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 08:00
UPEI Mathematics students brought home three of four top prizes from the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APICS) 30th annual Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Conference hosted recently by Cape Breton University. The annual APICS conference brings together top Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science students from Atlantic universities to present their own research to...
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 08:00
This year UPEI is celebrating 50 years of international students. In 1956, four students from Hong Kong came to PEI to study. International students have been an integral part of UPEI's campus life and the PEI community. With a large group of new international students entering UPEI this year, there is an opportunity for the PEI community to actively welcome and support these students from around...
Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 08:00
PEI will now be home to a one-stop resource for tourism information and market intelligence thanks to the creation of a new Tourism Research Centre. The Tourism Research Centre will increase Prince Edward Island's tourism research capacity and help industry stakeholders take full advantage of tourism research findings. The centre will operate as an independent agency located within the University...
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 08:00
The Government of Canada today announced $2 million in funding as a capital contribution toward the development of the National Research Council Institute for Nutrisciences and Health (NRC-INH) on the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) campus. Within the facility, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists and technicians will collaborate with UPEI and NRC scientists to identify...
Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - 08:00
A new study led by Dr. Eric Richards of the UPEI Department of Psychology is challenging some of our stereotypes about the capacity of older people to change. His research team has found that although our ability to carry out several activities at the same may diminish with age, multi-tasking can actually be re-learned through practice. The findings were published this week in the online edition...

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