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A Toronto family with connections to Prince Edward Island has made a substantial commitment to assist undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts at UPEI. Beginning this fall, students entering their second year of the four-year BA program have access to two new $15,000 scholarships established by Nona Macdonald Heaslip and Bill Heaslip. The first Heaslip Scholars have just been chosen. They...
 
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The Honourable Mr. Justice James C. MacPherson, one of the judges who presided over the landmark decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal finding that the prohibition of same sex marriage was unconstitutional, will be guest lecturer at the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law on September 29. His lecture, open to the public, is "The Same Sex Marriage Case - The Intersection of Law...
 
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Joanne McCabe, Coordinator for Accessibility Services at UPEI for the past five years, has received a Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of Canada's National Education Award. "Joanne has shown superior leadership in education and has made significant contributions to persons with Learning Disabilities (LD) throughout many Canadian provinces. She has been an exceptional advocate for LD and...
 
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UPEI's Centre for Life-Long Learning has launched a new series of evening courses called "The Well-Lived Life." The first course, The Fun of Being a Retired Entrepreneur, takes place 7:00 - 9:00 pm, October 13, 20, and 27, 2005. It offers insights into entrepreneurship as a retirement lifestyle and is instructed by Ken Pierce. Dr Clive Keen, Director of the Centre for Life-Long Learning, said...
 
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With a renewal of funding support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the University of Prince Edward Island's School of Business Administration will continue to deliver a successful international trade internship program. "Small-and-medium-sized businesses in Atlantic Canada who are entering the export market or looking to diversify or grow their export markets must explore the...
 
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On Thursday, September 8, a new work reflecting on UPEI's founding and early development was launched, in conjunction with the 6th annual Founders' Day ceremony. Utopian U: The Founding of the University of Prince Edward Island, 1968-1970 by Dr. Alan MacEachern is a 48-page booklet about UPEI's early beginnings, told in a lively style that is sure to inform and entertain. "It is time, almost...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island has announced that former UPEI hockey Panther captain, Dylan Taylor, has been selected as the new head coach of the men's hockey team. Taylor played for UPEI from 1997 to 2001 and was captain the last two seasons. He subsequently played for the Central Hockey League's Indianapolis Ice. Previous to playing for UPEI, he played in the Ontario Hockey League...
 
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Founders' Day at the University of Prince Edward Island was a double celebration this year. In addition to honouring Jack Blanchard, Kay Martell, Georgina Mulligan, and Jim Rigney for their significant contributions to the development of UPEI and its founding institutions, the University announced that Chancellor William E. (Bill) Andrew and his wife, Denise Andrew, have donated $310,000 to the...
 
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The University of Prince Edward Island is rolling out the welcome mat for students who have been displaced by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. "At this time of need we all have to help out in whatever ways we can," says UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan. "These students have had their lives disrupted enough in the past week; we want to ensure that they don't lose their academic year too." UPEI...
 
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Wayne MacKinnon, a political studies lecturer at UPEI, has just released a book about the legacy of PEI's longest serving Premier. It was 40 years ago this fall that Alex B. Campbell, a young political rookie from Summerside, announced his intention to seek the leadership of the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island. He was just 31 years old, and had been elected to the Legislature in a by-...