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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 08:00
Ashleigh McBain of North Bay, Ontario has just said farewell to her colleagues at the University of Prince Edward Island after spending the summer carrying out research in family literacy. She is one of eleven Undergraduate Summer Research Assistants who received national awards this year from the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRNet). The network supports these awards to...
Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues Tuesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. with John Ibbitson, a political columnist who writes primarily on Canadian federal politics for The Globe and Mail. His presentation "The Burden of Identity" will focus on his thoughts about the emerging conflict between identity and progress within and outside the Canadian experience. Ibbitson has written...
Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues Wednesday, August 16 with Steven MacKinnon. His presentation is entitled "The Changing Canadian Political Landscape." He speaks at 3pm. at the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre on the UPEI campus. The Right Honourable Paul Martin appointed Steven MacKinnon as National Director of the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) on July 7, 2004. MacKinnon is a...
Posted: Monday, August 7, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series resumes Wednesday, August 9th with Dr. David B. Woolner. The presentation is entitled "American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Terrorism" Woolner is Executive Director of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, New York, and Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He...
Posted: Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 08:00
Nine faculty members and students from UPEI presented papers at the 9th Islands of the World Conference in Maui, Hawaii which took place July 28 to August 3. The conference was organized by the Maui Community College with the collaboration of the International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA). The Islands of the World Conference, which was hosted by UPEI in 2002, is the most important...
Posted: Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 08:00
The Community Legal Information Association of PEI (CLIA) has just released "Legal Information for Same-Sex Relationships" written by UPEI student Christopher Gillis. This pamphlet contains information on marriage, common law relationships, adoption/children, divorce, division of property, family violence and end of life issues. "PEI was the second last province in the country to deal with the re...
Posted: Wednesday, August 2, 2006 - 08:00
A special ceremony today at the University of Prince Edward Island honoured Charlottetown resident Eileen (McQuaid) McMillan and her late husband Dr. Joseph (Joe) A. McMillan. Friends and members of the well-known McMillan family joined UPEI staff and faculty, student representatives, and guests for the official naming of the courtyard area of the Student Centre. From now on it will be known as...
Posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 08:00
Professors and instructors from as far afield as the UK and Saudi Arabia, from every province in Canada, and from four US states are taking part in a unique program at UPEI this week. They are attending the Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning and Teaching (FDSI). The only one of its kind in Canada, the five-day FDSI focuses on improving post-secondary teaching and learning by...
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2006 - 08:00
The UPEI Department of English and PEI Writers' Guild will launch a new book by David Helwig, the 2006 recipient of the PEI Council of the Arts Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts. The celebration will be held on Thursday, September 21, at 7:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, at UPEI. The launch will feature David's memoir, The Names of Things, published by The...
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2006 - 08:00
What book featured the character that Mark Twain called, "and#133;the dearest and most moving and delightful child since the immortal Alice"? What book was it that brought hope and inspiration to Japan after WWII? What is the best-selling Canadian book of all time? The answer to all of these questions, believe it or not, is Anne of Green Gables. It may also surprise you to find out that this book...

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