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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...
 
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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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The Atlantic Regional Training Centre (ARTC) is breaking ground in Atlantic Canada in terms of health services research. The ARTC offers a Master's degree in Applied Health Services Research that is the first degree of its kind in Canada. After four years of programming, funding for the ARTC has been renewed, without condition, for the remaining six years of the program. The renewed funding was...
 
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The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation has awarded in-course scholarships to three UPEI students. Third-year arts student Christopher Gillis and third-year business student Ryan Palmer received second-level renewable scholarships valued at $8,000 over two years. The Foundation awarded a first-level renewable scholarship, valued at $10,000 over two years, to Colin MacDonald who is a third-...
 
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Ron Annear has worked at every level of the UPEI athletics program, from student-athlete to Acting Director. Now the UPEI Board of Governors has appointed him to the position of full-time Director of Athletics. The appointment takes effect immediately and will last until April 2009. The announcement comes at the end of an exciting fall season for the soccer Panthers that saw UPEI carry off three...
 
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John and Barbara Poole, an Edmonton couple with PEI roots, have generously donated $50,000 to the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), for a new graduate research scholarship. The Ernest E. and Gertrude Annear Poole Memorial Scholarship will assist UPEI research graduate students studying watershed integrity. This year's recipient of the $2,000 scholarship is Pamela MacDonald. Watershed...
 
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Anne Compton, an alumna of Prince of Wales College (PWC'69), has been awarded the Governor General's Literary Award in Poetry for 2005. The winners were announced in Montreal on November 16. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michand#228;elle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will present the awards at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, November 23. In describing Anne Compton's award-winning book,...