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Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017 - 09:05

In 2017, a new University Closure Policy was approved by the UPEI Board of Governors and endorsed by the University Senate. The policy and associated University Closure Procedures to help guide senior management in making decisions about storm closures and how to communicate them.

Executive assistant Michelle Arbing and President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz greet and serve a student at the Festive Coffee and Cookie Break
Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 00:07

December is one of the busiest months in the academic year for students, filled with final assignments, exams, and presentations. A number of activities are being held across the campus to offer students some relief from the stress of studying and meeting deadlines.

Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:18

The following statement was issued to the UPEI campus community by Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor in observance of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada.

Today, December 6, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, the day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

(L-R): UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, guest speaker Dr. Ed MacDonald, student readers Stephanie Cairns and Lindsay MacGregor, and the Hon. Wade MacLauchlan
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 - 09:55

Forty-eight UPEI students were recognized for effective writing skills at the sixth annual MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing celebration held in Don and Marion McDougall Hall on Friday, November 24.

Using a model of a dog’s teeth, Dr. Michael West shows clients x-ray equipment used in dentistry at the VTH.
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 14:44

Clients of AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) got a “behind-the-scenes” look at some of the specialty services offered by the hospital earlier this month, including dentistry, oncology, theriogenology, and CT scanner technology, during the College’s second annual Client Appreciation Reception.

Zoe Grutzner, AVC Animal Resources
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 14:33

Congratulations to Zoe Grutzner, AVC Animal Resources, on winning the 14th annual Lab Products Technician Award for Canada from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). This award provides a deserving animal care technician from each of the eight AALAS districts and Canada with the opportunity to attend their first AALAS national meeting. Zoe received her award at the national AALAS meeting in Austin, Texas, in October.

Gwen MacLean and Gary Kennedy look on as Fiep de Bie, AVC Wildlife Service, releases a northern saw-whet owl that was treated at AVC.
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 13:59

After spending a month at AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a northern saw-whet owl was released into the woods in southern Kings County in late October.

Dr. Basil Ikede, retired professor and chair, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 13:47

Dr. Basil Ikede, retired professor and chair, AVC Department of Pathology and Microbiology, contributed to the 11th edition of Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Pigs and Goats, published recently by Elsevier. 

Dr. Ian Gradner, CERC in Aquatic Epidemiology
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:31

Dr. Ian Gardner, a professor of epidemiology and Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College, is being honoured with the prestigious Calvin W. Schwabe Award for lifetime achievement in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine.

Michaela Wipond reads the citation for honorary degree recipient, professor emerita, and past-president Dr. Betsy Epperly at Convocation 2017
Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:54

The Avery Award is a very real, new award at UPEI, established in appreciation of the legacy of Montgomery, and its very first recipient is Michaela Wipond, a third-year English major from Calgary, Alberta.

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