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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 08:00
The Atlantic Canada Network on Bioactive Compounds (ACNBC), a regional coalition based within the Faculty of Science at UPEI, hosted an information workshop on the health benefits of natural products on August 22 in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre, UPEI campus. It was sponsored by the Natural Health Products Directorate, a division of Health Canada. The purpose of this one-day event was to...
Posted: Friday, August 5, 2005 - 08:00
Charlottetown - The Board of Governors of St. Dunstan's University (SDU), one of the University of Prince Edward Island's two founding institutions, has strengthened its longstanding commitment to enable PEI students to explore catholic beliefs and teachings within a rigorous academic environment. The SDU Board will contribute approximately $1.37 million over the next five years to the new Centre...
Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2005 - 08:00
Twelve service and research projects that will benefit companion animals, horses, and wildlife recently received a total of $240,000 in funding through the Atlantic Veterinary College's (AVC) Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the University of Prince Edward Island. Since the Animal Welfare Centre was established in 1994, more than a hundred projects have together received more than...
Posted: Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:00
The high quality of teaching at the University of Prince Edward Island has been recognized for the second time in two months. The Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) has just selected Dr. Wendy Shilton, an Associate Professor in the UPEI Department of English, as the 2005 winner of the Anne Marie MacKinnon Instructional Leadership Award. This follows the Society for Teaching and Learning...
Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 08:00
The UPEI Athletic Department has teamed up with Basketball PEI in a new partnership between the University and the community to present a series of summer camps for male and female basketball players from Grades 4 to 12. They have joined forces with Basketball 101 Development Schools to provide four basketball camps, beginning in mid-August. The staff line-up for Basketball 101 Development...
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 08:00
One of the world's leading interpreters of Buddhism has made a generous gift to the University of Prince Edward Island. Two copies of each of 60 books written by Dr. Daisaku Ikeda were presented recently to the Robertson Library and the L.M. Montgomery Institute. Dr. Ikeda is president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist association of more than 12 million members in 190 countries...
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2005 - 08:00
Beginning the week of July 11, 156 12- to 14-year-olds will attend the Atlantic Veterinary College's (AVC) Vet Camp 2005. Throughout July, campers will gain veterinary experience that will include learning to properly handle exotic animals like an albino gopher snake, perform first aid on a dog, as well as go on rounds in the AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital, observe surgeries and read animal x-...
Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2005 - 08:00
The 2005 UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues on Wednesday, July 6 with a presentation by Geoff MacDonald CFA, MBA, Vice-President, AIM Trimark Investments entitled, The risks of investing with the crowd. As the lead manager for Trimark Canadian Endeavour Fund, Trimark Income Growth Fund, and Trimark Global Endeavour Fund, Geoff MacDonald manages over $9.7 billion in assets. These...
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 08:00
Students following the Master of Arts Programme in Island Studies (MAIS) at UPEI are presenting their research in international and regional conferences and starting to have their research published. Graduate student Kathy Stuart recently presented an academic paper at the 11th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference in Helsinki, Finland. Her paper, "The impact of scale...
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 08:00
On June 28, at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island, Donna and Richard Hassard, AVC fundraising chairs, will kick off a campaign to raise $7.5 million for the expansion and renovation project slated to break ground this fall. "We are excited to have leaders of this cailbre forging the way for our fundraising efforts. Donna and Richard's professional and...

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