Campus Notices

Seminar: Surgical Approaches to the Thoracic Cavity—March 31

Dr. Shiori Arai will be interviewing for one of two open, tenure-track faculty positions in small animal surgery in the Department of Companion Animals at the Atlantic Veterinary College on Tuesday, March 31 at 12:30 pm in AVC, Lecture Theatre A. The title of the seminar is: “Surgical Approaches to the Thoracic Cavity.”

She graduated with a BSc. from the Tokyo University of Agriculture in 1998; received her DVM from Azabu University School of Veterinary Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan in 2003 and a PhD from Colorado State University in 2009. In 2012 she joined the Department of Companion Animals and is finishing the final year of her Surgery Residency Program.

As part of the interview process, Dr. Arai has been asked to present a 50-minute lecture suitable for third year DVM students. Any interested faculty/staff are invited to attend. A copy of her CV and letter of application will be available from Laurel Fisher (fisher@upei.ca) in the Department of Companion Animals.

Mar 26 2015 - 8:39pm
Senior Recital—April 7

UPEI vocal major and Islander Olivia Barnes will take to the stage for her Senior Recital, on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 pm, at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall, with piano accompaniment by Frances McBurnie. Graduating in May, Olivia is in the final semester of her fourth year and studies with Professor Sung Ha Shin-Bouey.

Olivia will present an eclectic mix of music including Schumann, Bernstein, Poulenc, Bach, Gluck and Novello. Admission is free and a reception will be held following the performance.

Mar 26 2015 - 8:21pm
Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit (nomination deadline extended)

The deadline for nominations for the Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit has been extended to Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Categories include:

Faculty:
Teaching
Scholarly Endeavours
Service
Combined Achievements

Staff:
Exemplary Service
Campus Spirit
Volunteer and Community Service
Support and Student Success

For further details on the awards and the nomination process, please visit:upei.ca/presidentialawards.

Please take this opportunity to say thank you to a colleague or co-worker by submitting a nomination.

Mar 26 2015 - 8:14pm
Mental Health Week Wrap-up Survey

This year's events included something for staff, faculty, undergraduate, graduate and international students. To provide your feedback on this year's events and initiatives, please complete the 2015 Mental Health Week survey by following this link: https://docs.google.com/a/upei.ca/forms/d/1i5PJjgvGKg7FH4np-ODr0DVFzJ-oj2c0X8qcmD9xZNc/viewform.

Mar 26 2015 - 10:37am
Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit (nomination deadline extended)

The deadline for nominations for the Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit has been extended to Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Categories include:

Faculty:
Teaching
Scholarly Endeavours
Service
Combined Achievements

Staff:
Exemplary Service
Campus Spirit
Volunteer and Community Service
Support and Student Success

For further details on the awards and the nomination process, please visit: upei.ca/presidentialawards.

Please take this opportunity to say thank you to a colleague or co-worker by submitting a nomination.

Mar 26 2015 - 10:01am
Jazz Ensemble Concert—March 31

The UPEI Jazz Ensemble will present their spring concert on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 pm at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall, UPEI. Under the direction of David Shephard the band will once again be joined by singers from the UPEI vocal studio.

Featured vocalists will be Olivia Barnes, Alexandra Smith, Leah Inman, Travis Boudreau, Jillian Clow and Parker Clements. Band members who will be featured as soloists are trombonist Dan MacDonald on Someone to Watch Over Me and saxophonist Emily Proude will be the soloist on the jazz standard Lover Man.

Other tunes will include When You’re Smilin’, Mack the Knife, Send in the Clowns, Somewhere from West Side Story and hits from the 1970’s Knock on Wood and Send in the Clowns.

Admission is $10 for adults and seniors/$5 for students. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.upeirecitals14.bpt.me or by calling 902-566-0507.

Mar 26 2015 - 9:59am
Faculty of Education MEd Thesis Defence

Donna R. MacCormac will present her Master of Education Thesis Defence on Thursday, April 2 at 10:00 am in Memorial Hall, room 308. The title of her thesis is: "On Writing and Transformation: One story at a time." All are welcome to attend.

Mar 26 2015 - 8:53am
Notice from Security Services

For key requests or card key access inquiries please send the details via EMAIL to security@upei.ca. Secuirty Services appreciates your co-operation with this as we need to keep our phone lines open for emergency calls. This will also provide us all the details to look into your request in an efficient manner. Thank-you.

Mar 26 2015 - 8:46am
Departments of Biomedical Sciences & Pathology and Microbiology Seminar—March 31

Denise Happ, Biomedical Sciences, will present a seminar entitled "Signaling pathways mediating α7 nicotinic/NMDA receptor interactions in the hippocampus," followed by a presentation by Jessica Hawkins, Biomedical Sciences, entitled "Characterization of alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in organotypic hippocampal slice cultures,"
on Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre C. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Mar 26 2015 - 8:41am
Office of Skills Development and Learning - Upcoming Courses

The Office of Skills Development and Learning are offering the below courses:

*Managing Conflict in the Workplace - April 15 (Summerside) & April 23 (Charlottetown)
*Essentials of Workplace Writing - April 21(Charlottetown)
*Understanding and Resolving Conflict Through Personality Type - May 5 - 7 (Charlottetown)
*Communication Skills to Handle Difficult Conversations - June 10 (Charlottetown)
*Grammar Refresher: Build Your Writing Confidence - June 4 & 11 (Charlottetown)

For more information visit http://www.upei.ca/skillsdevelopmentandlearning/2014-2015-course-schedule or contact sdl@upei.ca, 902-566-0336.

Mar 26 2015 - 8:30am
Research Presentation: Evolving culture of Education on PEI

Join us Thursday, March 26 at 4:30 pm in room 242 of UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall for a presentation about the evolving culture of education on PEI. A group of graduate students in Dr. Tess Miller’s Quantitative Statistics course will present their findings from a broad-reaching survey of Islanders about social promotion, large-scale assessment, the role of parents in education, mathematics, aboriginal culture, and leadership.

Mar 25 2015 - 12:54pm
Canadian Association of Physicists-Science Atlantic Physics Lecture

Pablo Bianucci, Department of Physics, Concordia University will present a lecture on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm. The presentation is entitled “Tightly Squeezing Light in Small Spaces?" The seminar will be held in the Duffy Science Centre, room 204. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Mar 25 2015 - 10:54am
Reminder to Submit Your Ideas to the Campus Connector—Deadline March 26

You're invited to submit stories, announcements, or departmental updates to UPEI's newsletter, the Campus Connector. The submission deadline for the next edition is Thursday, March 26 by 5:00 pm. Submissions must follow these
guidelines:

-be emailed to communications@upei.ca
-sent in a Microsoft Word or plain text document
-be no longer than 250 words
-maximum one photo per story

The editors reserve the right to edit content, will not consider incomplete submissions, and cannot guarantee that all submitted materials will be published. If you have any questions or comments, please contact communications@upei.ca.

Not receiving the Campus Connector? To subscribe, please email communications@upei.ca to get your email address on the list!

Mar 24 2015 - 7:43pm
Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit (nomination deadline extended)

The deadline for nominations for the Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit has been extended to Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Categories include:

Faculty:
Teaching
Scholarly Endeavours
Service
Combined Achievements

Staff:
Exemplary Service
Campus Spirit
Volunteer and Community Service
Support and Student Success

For further details on the awards and the nomination process, please visit: upei.ca/presidentialawards.

Please take this opportunity to say thank you to a colleague or co-worker by submitting a nomination.

Mar 24 2015 - 7:34pm
Spring Daffodil Sales to Support Canadian Cancer Society

Spring Daffodil Sales to support the Canadian Cancer Society are available at UPEI. Bunches of 10 daffodils are $8.

Bunches can be purchased by stopping by Kelley Building, room 205 and visiting either Bernadette or Kathryn between 8:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26. They will also be sold (pending availability) in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre from 12:00-1:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

Daffodils are a great way to brighten your day and support a great cause. Or even surprise someone else with some floral sunshine! If you have questions, contact Kathryn Harrison at 902-566-0623 or kharrison@upei.ca.

Mar 24 2015 - 7:30pm