The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) network and Irving Shipbuilding announced yesterday more than $1.8 million of support for research projects to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate and respond to marine risk. Among the projects is one lead by Dr. Adam Fenech, director of UPEI’s Climate Research Lab.
The UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for the week of February 8-14 are Anne Kiberd, Women’s Basketball, and Tyler Scott, Men’s Basketball. On a weekly basis, UPEI Athletics and Recreation recognizes these talented student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to their respective sports.
A video produced by the government of Prince Edward Island features the expertise of Jeff Collins, a sessional lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Prince Edward Island.
The UPEI Department of Music will present Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” February 26 and 27 in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall of UPEI’s Steel Building, 7:30 pm.
The topic of local governance is the focus of an upcoming public symposium, “The Geography of Governance,” sponsored by UPEI’s Institute of Island Studies, in conjunction with UPEI Research Services. The symposium begins at 7 pm, on Thursday, February 25, in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium (room 242), UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall.
The 2016 Dr. Frances Gray Performance Competition finals were recently held at the UPEI Department of Music. The judges for the final competition, Alan Reesor, Kelsea McLean, Kirsten MacLaine, Natalie Williams-Calhoun, and David MacDonald, are all well-known musicians and educators in PEI.
The Institute of Island Studies Lecture Series continues Tuesday, February 23, with a talk by Dr. Tiber F.M. Falzett, research associate at the Institute. His public lecture, “Mar bhlàth an fheòir” (“like the flowering grass”), focuses on the oral and written interfaces in local Scottish Gaelic song composition on Prince Edward Island. The lecture takes place in UPEI’s SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge at 7 pm.
The UPEI English Department is thrilled to announce that Children's literature and creative writing professor Deirdre Kessler has been named PEI's Poet Laureate.
AVC’s Diagnostic Services Unit has received funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food to develop new diagnostic tests that are more effective, more sensitive, and less expensive for detecting bovine and swine viruses.
UPEI is accepting nominations until Friday, February 12 for the inaugural Diamond Awards. The Diamond Awards celebrate students’ personal development and achievement outside the classroom by recognizing positive contributions to campus life and the external community.