Campus Notices

Correction: UPEI Parking Permits

*The phone number listed for Donna Reid was incorrect in the last campus notice. Please see revised contact information below.

UPEI parking permits will be available for sale starting August 4, 2014 exclusively to Faculty and Staff. Please drop by The Central Utility Building between 9:30 am-3:30 pm Monday to Friday to process your Parking Permit Application. You can pre-print your application August 4 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 Permanent Part-Time 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 26 to September 26, 2014. At that time, permit sales will be moved to the Kiosk, main floor of the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Hours of operation are 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday until permits are sold out.

Please contact parking@upei.ca if you have any further questions, or you can reach Donna Reid at 566-0378.

Facilities Management

Jul 28 2014 - 3:02pm
Reminder: Moodle Workshops

The E-Learning Office is offering a variety of Moodle workshops this summer for faculty and staff. There are four weeks of sessions remaining. If you are interested in attending any of the sessions, please fill in the following form regarding which day/days you want to attend. All sessions are in AVC 218S.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18cMRIeO2TbdiTcjwTyKhdEVAyBwd-0Gff_Fpiz-O8yI/viewform?usp=send_form

Jul 28 2014 - 9:10am
UPEI Parking Permits

UPEI parking permits will be available for sale starting August 4, 2014 exclusively to Faculty and Staff. Please drop by The Central Utility Building between 9:30 am-3:30 pm Monday to Friday to process your Parking Permit Application. You can pre-print your application August 4 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 Permanent Part-Time 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 26 to September 26, 2014. At that time, permit sales will be moved to the Kiosk, main floor of the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Hours of operation are 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday until permits are sold out.

Please contact parking@upei.ca if you have any further questions, or you can reach Donna Reid at 566-0378.

Facilities Management

Jul 28 2014 - 9:08am
Reminder to Submit Your Ideas to the Campus Connector! - Deadline August 4

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 Monday, August 4 by 5:00 pm. Submissions must follow these guidelines:

-be emailed to Sheila Kerry at 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!

Jul 28 2014 - 8:56am
Reminder: Pride Flag to be Raised—July 28

The Student Diversity Office in partnership with Student Affairs and ARCPEI will be raising the pride flag at the flagpoles near Kelley Memorial Building on Monday, July 28 at 2:00 pm to recognize PEI Pride Week (July 28-August 2).

A small reception will be held afterwards at the Credit Union Day Lounge, in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. All are welcome to attend.

Jul 25 2014 - 10:06am
Animal Care Protocol Submissions—August 1

The deadline for Animal Care Protocol Submissions--new, renewal, or amendment--is Friday, August 1 for the August meeting.

Ensure you always:

· Download the current forms from http://www.upei.ca/research/research-services/research-certifications/animal-care
· Use the most current Adobe Reader to complete forms and only current forms will be accepted

Both the signed hard copy and electronic protocol submission must be submitted by the deadline date.

· Submit one copy of original protocol with signature to AVC - North Annex, Biomedical Sciences Department, room 2302
· Submit an electronic copy to animalcare@upei.ca

Those protocols received after the deadline will be reviewed the following month. For more information, please contact Sherri Pineau, ACC Administrative Assistant, at 566-0973.

Jul 25 2014 - 10:02am
SDSM Statistical Downscaling Training—August 8

Jerry Jien, Phd Candidate at the University of Toronto, is working for the summer at the UPEI Climate Research Lab.

Jerry is very familiar with SDSM, and has agreed to offer a free one-day training course on Friday, August 8 on the UPEI campus.

Registration is limited so book soon at the link below.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/statistical-downscaling-of-global-climate-models-sdsm-511-tickets-12305017639

Jul 24 2014 - 1:09pm
Public Lecture: Islands as Wetlands—August 1

Eminent scholar and environmental historian John R. Gillis, a longstanding friend of Island Studies at UPEI, will be delivering a lecture entitled "Islands as Wetlands", on Friday, August 1 at 7:00 pm in Don and Marion McDougall Hall, Room 243.

Doctor Gillis is a Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and spent time at UPEI while preparing his most recent book, The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History (University of Chicago Press), a provocative exploration of the rich history of humans' relationship with the seacoast, the vital ecotone where land and sea meet.

The lecture is sponsored by the NiCHE, the Network in Canadian History and Environment. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Jul 24 2014 - 11:48am
UPEISU Closure

The Student Union will be closed on Friday, July 25 to volunteer at the Panther Golf Classic tournament. The offices will re-open Monday, July 28 at 9:00 am.

Jul 24 2014 - 11:43am
Pride Flag to be Raised—July 28

The Student Diversity Office in partnership with Student Affairs and ARCPEI will be raising the pride flag at the flagpoles near Kelley Memorial Building on Monday, July 28 at 2:00 pm to recognize PEI Pride Week (July 28-August 2).

A small reception will be held afterwards at the Credit Union Day Lounge, in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. All are welcome to attend.

Jul 23 2014 - 12:58pm
Staff and Faculty invited to IRO Meet and Greet—July 29

The International Relations Office (IRO) will be holding a Meet and Greet next Tuesday (July 29) afternoon from 2:00-3:00pm at the Faculty Lounge, Main Building. All staff, students, and faculty are welcome to drop in and say hello!

We will be hosting three separate student groups from Japan and Korea from July 28 to August 29 for a summer language camp program. This is an important recruitment initiative for the university and we encourage anyone in the campus community to drop by the IRO to welcome the students during their stay. The students, ages 15-17 years old and ages 18-24 years old, are very excited to come to PEI and study English at the university. The high school students are from a prestigious Anglican girls school in Japan and the university students are from Tsukuba University in Japan and Dankook University in Korea.

Students will have language classes in the morning and participate in fun cultural activities in the afternoons. Anyone interested in becoming a language partner is welcome to volunteer. Please contact MaryEllen O’Brien at the International Relations Office at 566-0576 for more information on how you can volunteer with this extraordinary group of students.

Jul 23 2014 - 12:53pm
Videos of presentations for the Dean of Arts position

The search committee for the Dean of Arts position has recently posted videos of the presentations by Dr. Shannon Murray and Dr. Neb Kujundzic, candidates for the position. The videos can be viewed here:

Dr. Shannon Murray
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnDThgSPXKk
CV: http://files.upei.ca/cv/Murray.cv.2014.pdf

Dr. Neb Kujundzic
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqfKpmA04A8
CV: http://files.upei.ca/cv/Kujundzic.cv.2014.pdf

The committee welcomes feedback on the candidates and requests that it be forwarded by email to vpa@upei.ca by Friday, July 25, 2014.

Jul 23 2014 - 9:01am
Fire Alarm Inspections

Troy Life & Fire Safety are performing fire alarm inspections throughout campus beginning Monday, July 21. As part of the inspections, there will be testing of alarms, however there will be an audible notification stating this is a test at the beginning and when the test is completed. The building occupants are not required to evacuate during the testing period. The ringing of alarms is required to test their function and to ensure the speakers work throughout the building. This will be a small portion (up to 2 hours) of the total time they are in the building.

Day Care Centre - July 21
Chaplaincy Centre - July 21
Main Building - July 21
Don and Marion McDougall Hall - July 22
Kelley Memorial Building - July 22
Steel Building - July 23-24
Cass Science Hall - July 24
Memorial Hall - July 25
AVC - July 28 - Aug 1 (audible alarms Jul 29-30 evenings)
Health Sciences Building - Aug 4
Duffy Science Centre - Aug 5
Dalton Hall - Aug 6
K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre - Aug 7
W.A. Murphy Student Centre - Aug 8
Robertson Library - Aug 15
Alumni Canada Games Place - Aug 18
Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre - Aug 19
Central Utility Building - Aug 20
Tunnel System - Aug 21
Bernardine Hall, Blanchard Hall, Bill and Denise Andrew Hall and Wanda Wyatt
Dining Hall - Aug 25 - 29

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jackie MacPhail at jmacphail@upei.ca or 6034.

Jul 22 2014 - 12:07pm
UPEI Clickers: Turning Technologies

The UPEI Bookstore carries the RF Response Card LCD clickers sold by Turning Technologies. These clickers and Turning Technology's associated software, are the clicker type being used in many UPEI courses. Science students buy clickers for their first year courses. Psychology students could also use Turning Technologies' Response Ware app for mobile devices.

The UPEI administration is aware that many faculty are receiving emails about another company's clicker product, but if you are interested in introducing a clicker response system into your classroom, or have other clicker questions, please contact Matthew Saunderson, msaunderson@turningtechnologies.ca or at 888 522 8689 ext. 204.

Jul 22 2014 - 11:51am
Welcome Day and Orientation Week

Staff and faculty are invited to join the UPEI community in welcoming our incoming class on Saturday, August 30 at 9:00 am, in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Welcome Day launches Orientation Week and students' first official day as Panthers, and we would like to make it as interactive as possible.

This year, Orientation Week is launching “How To…” sessions to help students begin their post-secondary education in a positive way. If you have any suggestions for a “How To…” presentation, or would like to volunteer to lead a discussion, please contact Alix Barry, Orientation Week Coordinator at oweek@upeisu.ca.

Throughout the week, there are meet and greet opportunities with staff, faculty, and peers, as well as fun events and campus tours. All staff and faculty are encouraged to join us at any time throughout the week to welcome our new students! For more information and a schedule of events, please visit www.upei.ca/oweek to find your opportunity to get involved.

Jul 22 2014 - 11:43am