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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 08:00
The late Doris Anderson's reputation as a political and social activist is legendary. She challenged national governments, institutions, and the media in her drive to achieve gender equality in Canada. To pay tribute to the inspirational woman who served as Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island from 1992 to 1996, UPEI has created a new student scholarship in her name. As a summer...
Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 08:00
Five faculty members at the University of Prince Edward Island have been recognized for their outstanding achievements as researchers. Dr. John Burka, Dr. Annabel Cohen, Dr. Ian Dohoo, Dr. Kathy Gottschall-Pass, and Dr. Sheldon Opps have each received a UPEI Faculty Association Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement. These awards honour faculty members who have achieved significant and continuing...
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 08:00
Close to 10 per cent of the world's population and#150; 600 million people and#150; live on islands. A quarter of the world's sovereign states consist of islands or archipelagos. At the University of Prince Edward Island, a significant new book has just been published that provides the first global, research-based, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of the study of islands. "A World of...
Posted: Monday, May 7, 2007 - 08:00
Three faculty members at the University of Prince Edward Island have been recognized for their outstanding performance in teaching. Dr. Rabin Bissessur, Dr. Nola Etkin, and Dr. Leigh Lamont have each received a Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching. The awards are supported through an endowment to the University by the Hessian family of Georgetown. Louise Hessian presented plaques and...
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007 - 08:00
Marcus Trenton, UPEI double-major in Mathematics and Computer Science, will travel to Namibia for the month of May and into June to research how different cultures approach and learn from websites. "I'm astounded that I'm going to Africa. I always pictured Computer Science would let me explore the world from my living room. Now, I'm going to Namibia to connect with students there. I'll be...
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island will confer four honorary degrees at two convocations on Saturday, May 12. The honorary graduates will be Paul Giannelia, Donna Jane Campbell, Richard Homburg, and Kay MacPhee. Richard Homburg will deliver convocation address in the morning and Kay MacPhee will deliver the afternoon address. "UPEI Convocations offer a wonderful opportunity to recognize...
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2007 - 08:00
The UPEI Senate Committee on the Enhancement of Teaching, through the Faculty Development Office, is pleased to announce that Dr. Etienne Coo of the Department of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College, has been chosen as the 2007 recipient of the Janet Pottie Murray Award for Educational Leadership. The purpose of this award, created by English professor Dr. Shannon Murray to honour her...
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2007 - 08:00
Fifty-five of the country's most outstanding young musicians will congregate at the University of Prince Edward Island this weekend to begin four days of intensive rehearsals for their Maritime tour as members of the 2007 National Youth Band of Canada. Their first concert takes place at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Tuesday, May 1, beginning at 7:30pm. The National Youth Band of Canada...
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 08:00
UPEI Students Big Winners in Provincial Budget: Tuition to Fall by 10 per cent. Tuition will fall by 10 per cent at the University of Prince Edward Island as a result of the April 10, 2007 provincial budget. "Yesterday's budget means that UPEI undergraduate students and their families will benefit from tuition costs that are $1,200 below the average for Maritime universities," says UPEI President...

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