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The Institute of Island Studies (IIS) at the University of Prince Edward Island has a mandate to encourage public discussion on issues that are important to the development of PEI. The Institute has identified the recent move to increase cruise ship tourism as a current issue that deserves more public consideration. To give Islanders an opportunity to hear about the advantages and disadvantages...
 
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The first recipients of two new entrance scholarships to the University of Prince Edward Island have been announced. The Mary C. McInnis Entrance Scholarship in Nursing has been awarded to Sara McAlduff from Bluefield High School and the Wilbert C. McInnis Scholarship in Business is going to David Collins of Montague High School. Both scholarships, valued at $1500 each, were established by Dan...
 
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A new prize for students studying Christian Ethics has been created at the University of Prince Edward Island through a $25,000 endowment gift from Alan McIsaac and Joanne (Kamphuis) McIsaac. They established the prize to honour their parents; the late Leo McIsaac and Mary McIsaac and John and Willemina Kamphuis. The McIsaac/Kamphuis Christian Ethics Prize is valued at $1,000 annually. The first...
 
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The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues on July 12 with Carlos Reyes-Manzo, an international photojournalist. He will show and discuss his work in a presentation entitled "Impunity" at 3:00 pm in the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre on the UPEI campus. Over more than 30 years as a photojournalist, Mr. Reyes-Manzo has had his work published extensively in newspapers, magazines, and...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island has selected the new coach of the Men's Basketball Panthers. He is Matthew Davies, formerly the lead assistant coach of McGill University Redmen. Davies spent four years at McGill where he developed strong recruiting, player development, and tactical experience. He was also the head coach for the 16-under Boy's Provincial Team for the Quebec Basketball...
 
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The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance was recently recognized as the Atlantic region recipient of the Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award for the "School Healthy Eating Toolkit." "The School Healthy Eating Toolkit is a nutrition resource manual to assist elementary schools as they implement nutrition policies," says Dr. Jennifer Taylor, Chair of UPEI's...
 
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Representatives of Pfizer Animal Health were in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island today to announce a $80,000 commitment to the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at UPEI to recognize innovation in teaching. The Pfizer Innovative Teaching Methodology Fund will provide $20,000 a year for the next four years for AVC faculty in support of developing and utilizing innovative teaching and/or...
 
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Poesand#237;a Diaria, a selection of commemorative tributes published by the families of the 30,000 Argentinians and#145;disappeared' and kidnapped during the military junta dictatorship, 1976-1983, will have its second viewing in Canada at UPEI, July 6 to14, as a part of the 10th International Conference for the Centre for the Study of the Literatures and Civilizations of the River Plate (...
 
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The 10th International Conference for the Centre for the Study of the Literatures and Civilizations of the River Plate (Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay) will take place at the University of Prince Edward Island from July 6 to 8. The conference will be opened by His Excellency Arturo G. Bothamley, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in Canada. The Centre for the Study of the Literatures and...
 
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A unique painting by well-known Canadian artist James Lumbers was unveiled at UPEI today as part of the international L.M. Montgomery conference. It has been donated to the UPEI Permanent Collection. The painting captures the magical essence of the beloved home of L.M. Montgomery at the homestead of her Macneill grandparents in Cavendish. The work was commissioned last year by Montgomery...