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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2005 - 08:00
Internationally-Known Scientists Attract Close to $2 Million for Health and Environmental Research The University of Prince Edward island has added two internationally-known scientists to its rapidly-growing pool of research talent in the Faculty of Science and at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Michael van den Heuvel and Dr. Cai Song have been named Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. Their...
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 08:00
The University of Prince Edward Island has appointed a new Dean of Nursing. Dr. Kim Critchley officially takes over the position on July 1. She joined UPEI in 1996 and has served as Acting Dean of the School of Nursing since August 2004. Her new appointment is for six years. "Kim Critchley has been a fine leader for UPEI's Faculty of Nursing during her year as Acting Dean. Our Faculty is on a...
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2005 - 08:00
The first meeting of the founding board of the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance was held recently in Charlottetown. The BioAlliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building the PEI economy through bioscience products and services. It brings together local bioscience-based businesses, research and academic organizations, and government agencies to create the right conditions for job...
Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 08:00
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada recently announced that UPEI was successful in its proposal to take part in the Canada Corps University Partnership Program. This program is financed by the Canadian International Development Agency, and "is a way for Canadians to work together to promote good governance and institution-building in developing countries." Working in...
Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 08:00
Two new scholarships will be available at the University of Prince Edward Island thanks to the generosity of a local farming family. The Minto and Vina Foster scholarships are aimed at graduate science students exploring plants that are important to the economy. In accordance with Mr. Foster's wishes, the award recipients will be students born and raised in Prince Edward Island. Minto and Vina...
Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 08:00
President Wade MacLauchlan, on behalf of the Board of Governors of the University of Prince Edward Island, has announced the extended appointment of Dr. Katherine Schultz as Vice-President of Research and Development, and of Dr. Vianne Timmons as Vice-President of Academic Development. They are key members of the UPEI Senior Management Group and have played pivotal roles at the university during...
Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2005 - 08:00
The 2005 UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues on Wednesday, July 13 with an intriguing presentation by Dr. Bruce Craig, author of Treasonable Doubt: The Harry Dexter White Spy Case, published by the University Press of Kansas. His presentation, "Lives of Lies: Espionage, Treason, and the Making of a Spy" will focus on Britain's Anthony Blunt of the famed Cambridge spies, Canada's...
Posted: Friday, June 3, 2005 - 08:00
The work of three researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island has been recognized by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Awards with a combined total of over $200,000 have been made to UPEI professors Jean Mitchell, Annabel Cohen, and Elizabeth de Freitas. In announcing the award-winners from 77 universities and colleges across Canada, Marc Renaud,...
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2005 - 08:00
The Master of Arts Programme in Island Studies (MAIS) and the Institute of Island Studies (IIS), both at UPEI, are pleased to host a public lecture on the theme of Local and Global Heritage in Island Cultures. The event will be held in the Faculty Lounge, ground floor, Main Building, UPEI on Wednesday June 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The presentation will be led by Dr Philip Hayward, Chair of the...
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 08:00
Dr. Vianne Timmons, UPEI Vice-President of Academic Development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Buchanan as the University's new Registrar. Alan Buchanan was born and raised in Belfast, PEI, where he still lives. He obtained his BA from UPEI and his MA in Political Studies from Queen's University. He has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of PEI and as a Cabinet...

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