Campus Notices

Parking Information

Gated Lots B and C- (payroll deduction) faculty and staff who have already been contacted by email about renewal will keep the existing permit and renewal has been completed.

Gated Lots B and C- (non-payroll) faculty and staff will have to renew and activate for the upcoming year. Applications will be available on line August 4, 2015.

General Permits & Designated AVC (small animal)- (payroll deduction) faculty and staff will be contacted later in August for a pick up time in AVC for your application, renewal and
For faculty and staff who are new to campus or have never purchased a parking permit, they will be available for sale starting August 10, 2015. Please drop by The Central Utility Building between 9:30am-3:30pm Monday to Friday to process your Parking Permit Application. You can pre-print your application August 4th, 2015 by visiting UPEI facilities/ parking website. However you will need to go to the new parking location to have it processed.

Please note that there are a limited number of designated parking permits available and they will be sold, first- come first- served bases. If you have a balance owing to UPEI, without a payroll deduction in place, you will be required to clear your balance before purchasing a parking permit.

Payment can be made by credit, debit or cheque. Payroll deductions are required for designated parking lots Gated B & C for Full-Time / Part-Time Permanent Employees
which will begin in September for 26 pay periods. This is an ongoing deduction for permits purchased in Gated Lots B & C.

Parking permits go on sale for students August 26th to September 26, 2015. At that time permit sales will be moved to the Kiosk, main floor of the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Hours of operation 9:00-3:30 Monday to Friday until permits are sold out.

Please contact parking@upei.ca if you have any further questions or you can reach Carolyn Garro at 566-0586.

Jul 31 2015 - 12:36pm
Upcoming UPEI Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference

The UMGRC is a pan-Canadian, refereed, academic conference designed to showcase the work of graduate students at UPEU and beyond. The theme of the conference is, "Emerging Scholars: Illuminating Graduate Research." The conference is being held in MacDougall Hall on August 6, 7, and 8.
(more info: http://www.upei.ca/research/officeofgraduatestudies/graduate-students-association/conference)

On Friday, August 7 at 9:00 am (MCDH 242), please join us for our keynote presentation by Dr. Theresa Bernardo (Michigan State University, UPEI Alumnus 1989, 2012 UPEI Distinguished Alumnus)

On Friday, August 7 at 6:00 pm (lawn outside of MacDougall) join us for a BBQ (to register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-upei-multidisciplinary-research-conference-tickets-16817164592).

Ripped Paper will be performing at 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 7 pm for the musical entertainment. It's a free show, and all are welcome.

Please direct any questions to Brittany Jakubiec (bjakubiec@upei.ca)

Jul 31 2015 - 12:34pm
Taking Control of Identity Online: Digital Agency in the 21st Century

Jim Groom
7pm Wed August 5th
KCI 104

What kinds of questions and opportunities does the open web raise for scholars? How can universities best support academic identity development and open web research among graduate students, faculty, and affiliated scholars?

The University of Mary Washington in Virginia has been providing students, faculty and staff with an innovative, web-based platform that enables them to own, manage and migrate the digital work they create over the course of their academic careers. The initiative, called Domain of One's Own, recognizes and codifies the importance of digital agency for each and every learner on campus, and provides the means of enabling them to truly inhabit the web at scale. The platform undergirding the pioneering work of Domain of One's Own is the open web and it provides the backbone for a broader, curricular-wide push for cross-disciplinary digital fluency.

In a session open to the campus, the public, and the UPEI MultiDisciplinary Graduate Research Conference, Jim Groom, founder of Domain of One's Own, takes up questions of identity and agency for 21st century higher education. An engaging and internationally-recognized keynote speaker, Jim will explore strategies and challenges for scholars looking to take control of their identity online.

Jul 30 2015 - 11:59am
MAHSR Thesis Defence 

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, the Department of Applied Human Sciences will host a Master of Applied Health Services Research (MAHSR) Thesis Defence.

Susan J. Hornby will defend her thesis entitled:

"Heroes and Hooligans: Men’s Experiences of Resilience and Belonging in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Recovery"
August 6, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., Health Sciences Building, Room 301

Everyone is welcome.

Contact: Kate Graham kegraham@upei.ca 902-566-0620

Jul 30 2015 - 10:17am
Please join us: Minister Shea to highlight long-term investment in researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of, and accompanied by, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will highlight a significant investment in research at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Date: Friday, July 31, 2015

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: McCain Foundation Learning Commons, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island

For more information, contact Dave Atkinson, Research Communications, (902) 620-5117, datkinson@upei.ca

Jul 30 2015 - 10:15am
A note from Shipping/Receiving & Mail Services

Due to the Civic Holiday being celebrated on Monday Aug. 3rd , throughout most of Canada, there will be no incoming/outgoing mail and courier service for the day. Normal services will resume on Tuesday Aug. 4th

Jul 28 2015 - 3:51pm
Clickers Discussion - 10am Tuesday, July 28th - Andrew Hall 142

A number of instructors at UPEI use Turning Technology clickers in their classroom. This meeting has been organized to get a better sense of who is using them and how they are being used, talk about any updates, and discuss the differences in using the physical device and the app for both the instructors and the students. Matthew Saunderson the Turning Technology representative for UPEI will be present to introduce updates and answer any questions.

If you use clickers or you are interested in finding out more about them, we welcome you attend. If you have any questions, please write elearning@upei.ca.

Please fill out this short survey if you would like to attend.
http://goo.gl/forms/69SOvQqKd8

Jul 24 2015 - 11:54am
You’re invited to the Staff, Faculty, and "All Years" Mixer, Thursday, July 23

The University, through the Department of Development and Alumni Engagement, hosts Summer Reunion Weekend every July to celebrate our over 23,000 alumni. This year, many of the events focus on the SDU Class of '65, celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the SDU Class of '55.

Faculty and staff are invited to the Staff, Faculty, and “All Years” Alumni Mixer on Thursday, July 23 from 3:00–5:00 pm in Schurman Market Square in Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Senior management is encouraging all to attend. This will be a great opportunity to kick off the weekend, and mix and mingle with a cross section of our campus community, while enjoying some refreshments, and entertainment. Everyone is welcome!

Jul 23 2015 - 1:07pm
Clickers Discussion - 10am Tuesday, July 28th - Andrew Hall 142

A number of instructors at UPEI use Turning Technology clickers in their classroom. This meeting has been organized to get a better sense of who is using them and how they are being used, talk about any updates, and discuss the differences in using the physical device and the app for both the instructors and the students. Matthew Saunderson the Turning Technology representative for UPEI will be present to introduce updates and answer any questions.

If you use clickers or you are interested in finding out more about them, we welcome you attend. If you have any questions, please write elearning@upei.ca.

Please fill out this short survey if you would like to attend.
http://goo.gl/forms/69SOvQqKd8

Jul 23 2015 - 1:06pm
Taking Control of Identity Online: Digital Agency in the 21st Century

Jim Groom
7pm Wed August 5th
KCI

What kinds of questions and opportunities does the open web raise for scholars? How can universities best support academic identity development and open web research among graduate students, faculty, and affiliated scholars?

The University of Mary Washington in Virginia has been providing students, faculty and staff with an innovative, web-based platform that enables them to own, manage and migrate the digital work they create over the course of their academic careers. The initiative, called Domain of One's Own, recognizes and codifies the importance of digital agency for each and every learner on campus, and provides the means of enabling them to truly inhabit the web at scale. The platform undergirding the pioneering work of Domain of One's Own is the open web and it provides the backbone for a broader, curricular-wide push for cross-disciplinary digital fluency.

In a session open to the campus, the public, and the UPEI MultiDisciplinary Graduate Research Conference, Jim Groom, founder of Domain of One's Own, takes up questions of identity and agency for 21st century higher education. An engaging and internationally-recognized keynote speaker, Jim will explore strategies and challenges for scholars looking to take control of their identity online.

Jul 23 2015 - 1:04pm
You’re invited to the Staff, Faculty, and "All Years" Mixer, Thursday, July 23

The University, through the Department of Development and Alumni Engagement, hosts Summer Reunion Weekend every July to celebrate our over 23,000 alumni. This year, many of the events focus on the SDU Class of '65, celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the SDU Class of '55.

Faculty and staff are invited to the Staff, Faculty, and “All Years” Alumni Mixer on Thursday, July 23 from 3:00–5:00 pm in Schurman Market Square in Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Senior management is encouraging all to attend. This will be a great opportunity to kick off the weekend, and mix and mingle with a cross section of our campus community, while enjoying some refreshments, and entertainment. Everyone is welcome!

Jul 22 2015 - 10:41am
Master of Science Defense, July 30

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, the Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Committee will host a Master of Science Defense. Shiv Veer Singh, BSc. will defend his Master of Science thesis entitled:

“Characterization and Stability of Gold Nanocages for Use as Contrast Agents in Optoacoustics”

The seminar will be held on:

Thursday, July 30, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Duffy Science Centre 204

Everyone is welcome.

Jul 22 2015 - 9:26am
Flag Raising Ceremony – PEI Pride

The Department of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Student Diversity Office and the UPEI Rainbow Alliance, will be raising the pride flag on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm at the flag plaza near Kelley Memorial Building.

The raising of the flag is to recognize that UPEI supports all of its students, faculty, and staff and to celebrate PEI Pride Week. PEI Pride will be raising flags that same day at other locations across the province.

Jul 21 2015 - 1:14pm
You’re invited to the Staff, Faculty, and "All Years" Mixer, Thursday, July 23

The University, through the Department of Development and Alumni Engagement, hosts Summer Reunion Weekend every July to celebrate our over 23,000 alumni. This year, many of the events focus on the SDU Class of '65, celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the SDU Class of '55.

Faculty and staff are invited to the Staff, Faculty, and “All Years” Alumni Mixer on Thursday, July 23 from 3:00–5:00 pm in Schurman Market Square in Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Senior management is encouraging all to attend. This will be a great opportunity to kick off the weekend, and mix and mingle with a cross section of our campus community, while enjoying some refreshments, and entertainment. Everyone is welcome!

Jul 21 2015 - 10:06am
Announcements from the UMGRC

1. Upcoming workshops: Thursday August 6, 2015

There will be 8 workshops offered on Thursday, topics ranging from scholarship applications, ethics, publication, mentorship, and more: http://goo.gl/PKCUHv
To register, please click here: https://goo.gl/7Vk3JM. Spaces are limited.

2. Upcoming BBQ with musical entertainment by Ripped Paper: Friday August 7, 2015

The UMGRC is happy to present a BBQ social with musical entertainment by Ripped Paper. To register for the event, click here: http://goo.gl/mdyuJl

3. Upcoming Keynote Speaker: Dr. Theresa Bernardo (Michigan State University, UPEI '86 Alumnus)

On Friday, August 7 at 9:00 am in MCDH 242, Dr. Bernardo will be giving a public keynote address for the UMGRC. All are welcome to attend. For more information on Theresa, watch her TedX video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5MtQs9LGJA

Jul 21 2015 - 9:44am