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Posted: Friday, December 16, 2005 - 08:00
UPEI is offering a new course in bioinformatics, developed by Dr. Yingwei Wang of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. It will be offered for the first time in the Winter semester, 2006. Bioinformatics merges computer science with molecular biology. Specifically, it is the use of computers to compile, analyze, and present vast amounts of biological data. The...
Posted: Monday, December 12, 2005 - 08:00
Diagnostic Chemicals Ltd. (DCL), a long-standing and generous supporter of student scholarships at UPEI, has committed $100,000 to Building a Legacy, the University's capital campaign to raise $50 million through private donations. The DCL gift is unrestricted which means that UPEI can apply the funds to projects or programs that are top priority. "We are very fortunate to have Diagnostic...
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 08:00
Island author Marian Bruce will be at the Bookmark in Charlottetown on December 17, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm to sign copies of her newly-released book, A Century of Excellence: Prince of Wales College, 1860and#150;1969, published by Island Studies Press and the Prince of Wales Alumni Association. Bruce demonstrates with her natural gift for telling a good story, how religion, politics, tradition, and...
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2005 - 08:00
Island Diagnostic Imaging Associates (IDIA) have created an annual $1,000 scholarship for students entering the Radiography program at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). Island Diagnostic Imaging Associates comprises all physician radiologists practicing in Prince Edward Island. Dr. John Goodwin, Medical Director for Diagnostic Imaging at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital(QEH), noted that...
Posted: Friday, December 2, 2005 - 08:00
The PEI Division of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has pledged $36,000 to continue a graduate student award that it established at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) two years ago. Since 2003, the PEI Division of the CCS has funded a graduate student whose studies have focused on cancer research. The value of the 2005 Canadian Cancer Society Graduate Student Research Award is $18,...
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 08:00
Dr. Miles Turnbull, an associate professor in the Faculty of Education, was elected President of the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) at the CASLT Annual General Meeting held recently in Toronto. Dr. Turnbull is Director of a new joint pre-service program with l'Universitand#233; de Moncton for French second language teaching, with a special focus on teaching French...
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 08:00
Generations of students will benefit from a major scholarship program to honour the memory of one of PEI's best known, community minded, and successful entrepreneurs. The family of the late Harry W. MacLauchlan has created a series of renewable entrance scholarships aimed at exceptional students entering the UPEI School of Business Administration who are planning entrepreneurial careers on Prince...
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 08:00
TD Bank Financial Group has made a $25,000 contribution to the PEI Health Research Institute (PEI HRI) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). The funding will provide support for nurses who are completing a Master's of Nursing program. Since 2004, TD Bank Financial Group has donated a total of $50,000 to PEI HRI through the TD Grants in Medical Excellence program. This year's four...
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 08:00
Russell Fielding, a post-graduate student from the University of Montana who is working at UPEI to examine the effects of the Confederation Bridge on PEI's tourism industry, has been named a 2005 Canada-US Fulbright Fellow, a prestigious title reserved for a select few in Canada and the United States. Fielding's project, "The Effects of Fixed Links on Island Communities," will build on his Master...
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 08:00
A report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) compliments Atlantic Canada universities on the good work they are doing in research and development. The report, Research and Development Funding in Atlantic Canada, examines regional trends in RandD funding. The report indicates that in PEI, total private and public sector expenditures on research and...

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