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The University of Prince Edward Island held a special ceremony on Thursday, May 4 to celebrate the official reopening and rededication of the Duffy Science Centre. Since November 2004, the centre has undergone a complete $6.9 million renovation. The Duffy Science Centre is home to the departments of Biology and Physics. The renovations have added first-class research laboratories as well as...
 
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A Nova Scotia family well known for its commitment to quality and integrity in business has created a new student scholarship at UPEI. A $100,000 endowment from the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation will allow the University to award $2,500 every year to a student entering the Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Degree program. The two-year renewable award will be known as the...
 
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Norman Webster, former Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island, will be honoured during the 2006 Convocation ceremonies to take place on May 13. In recognition of his outstanding service from 1996 to 2005, and his ongoing commitment to the University, he will be receive the distinguished title of Chancellor Emeritus. "UPEI uses the title of Chancellor Emeritus to honour people who...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that it will confer five honorary degrees at two 2006 Convocations to take place on Saturday, May 13. The honorary graduates will be Elaine Campbell, Suzanne Land#233;vesque, David W. Rodd, Joseph Fenwick (Fen) Watkin, and Patterson (Pat) Webster. Pat Webster will deliver Convocation address in the morning and Elaine Campbell will...
 
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The federal government announced the latest round of Canada Research Chair appointments today in Quebec City and the list included a Tier 1 Chair in Marine Natural Products Chemistry for the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Russell Kerr from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida Atlantic University will join the UPEI Faculty of Science on August 1. The long-term objective...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island celebrated three of its top Co-op students at this year's Co-op Student of the Year awards presentations on Thursday, April 27 in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Every year, they are awarded to a Co-op student in each of Business Administration, Computer Science, and Physics based on employer recommendations. The recipient of the award for Business Co-op...
 
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Federal-provincial agreements signed today will allow international students to work off-campus while they are studying in Canada. Education Minister Mildred Dover advised that a new agreement signed today between Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the government of Prince Edward Island and post-secondary institutions, will allow eligible foreign students at UPEI, Holland College and Sociand#233...
 
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Nine undergraduate researchers from Professor Stacey Nairn's social psychology classes at UPEI are getting ready to enjoy a remarkable opportunity; one that is rarely offered so early in a student's academic career. They have been invited to share their research findings with professional psychologists from across Canada. The students are preparing to make presentations at the prestigious...
 
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On April 28, university researchers and community members from an innovative project that aims to improve the health of children and youth in six rural communities will meet at UPEI to share the results of their work. For the past three years, they have been taking part in a research program entitled "Engaging the Community: Knowledge Translation as Transformation in the Lives and Children and...
 
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This Saturday, April 22, UPEI will be hosting a public reception to showcase the success of its Engineering students. The reception will take place at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The event will begin with recognition of UPEI's team of second-year students who won both the Atlantic and National engineering design competitions this spring. Caleb Curtis, Gabriel Landry, Daniel...