Campus Notices

Reminder: Join us in a conversation about online teaching and learning

To get ready for Dr. Terry Anderson's talk next Friday, October 10, we have posted several of his key articles, as well as the link to his recent book "Teaching Crowds: Learning and social media," in the following spaces: Moodle Course: http://moodle.upei.ca/course/view.php?id=4809 and UPEI Projects Blog: http://projects.upei.ca/terrytalks/

Please take a look and share your thoughts on teaching and learning in online spaces. If you haven't already, please express your interest in attending Dr. Anderson's talk here: http://goo.gl/forms/0Z9IxKZwd4.

For further questions, contact Sundi Richard slrichard@upei.ca at the Office of Skills Development and Learning.

Oct 1 2014 - 12:33pm
Yale professor to give public talk at UPEI about web-based treatment for addictions

A prominent American researcher in the field of addictions treatment is coming to Prince Edward Island to give a public talk, and to discuss ways of importing her web-based treatment methods to the Island’s healthcare system. Dr. Kathleen Carroll is a Professor of Psychiatry from the Yale School of Medicine. The public is welcome to her talk on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:00 pm in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, room 242 of UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall.

Dr. Carroll is best known for her work in computer-based training for cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT4CBT, which has received multiple awards and recognitions for its success. CBT4CBT is being implemented within the U.S. healthcare system and has been shown in several sites to nearly double the improvement of treatment success for patients struggling with addictions.

Dr. Carroll comes to Prince Edward Island as a guest of Dr. Juergen Krause, Dean of the School of Business and Director of UPEI’s Centre for Health and Biotech Management Research (CHBMR). Dr. Carroll’s talk will offer more information about this new treatment option for Prince Edward Island and Canada, and will give the public an opportunity to ask questions to learn more.

Oct 1 2014 - 10:58am
Research on Tap presents “I didn’t get married to be a single mother.”

Research on Tap returns for its sixth season of public discussion, debate, and ideas presented by researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island. The series kicks off Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm in the Pourhouse above the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse in Charlottetown. Dr. Christina Murray, assistant professor of Nursing, will lead a discussion entitled “I didn’t get married to be a single mother”, featuring stories of Prince Edward Island women whose husbands work in western Canada.

The 2014-15 season of Research on Tap is presented in cooperation with the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Atlantic Chapter. The RSC is Canada’s national academy and is the senior national body of distinguished scholars, artists, and scientists.

Oct 1 2014 - 8:35am
School of Engineering Associate Dean Search Presentations

UPEI’s new School of Engineering is in the process of searching for its first Associate Dean who will be the academic, administrative, and community leader of the School. Two candidates have been short-listed and have been invited to campus for a public presentation and final interview process. The public presentations will give each candidate the opportunity to express their views to the campus community on “The Role of the Associate Dean in Leading the New School of Engineering at UPEI.” These presentations are scheduled as follows:

Dr. Nicholas Krouglicof, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:30-11:45 am, AVC Lecture Theatre A

Dr. Amarjeet Bassi, Western University
Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:45 am-12:00pm, McDougall Hall, Room 243

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Oct 1 2014 - 8:13am
Research on Tap presents “I didn’t get married to be a single mother.”

Research on Tap returns for its sixth season of public discussion, debate, and ideas presented by researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island. The series kicks off Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm in the Pourhouse above the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse in Charlottetown. Dr. Christina Murray, assistant professor of nursing, will lead a discussion entitled “I didn’t get married to be a single mother,” stories of Prince Edward Island women whose spouses work in western Canada.

The 2014-15 season of Research on Tap is presented in cooperation with the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Atlantic Chapter. The RSC is Canada’s national academy and is the senior national body of distinguished scholars, artists, and scientists.

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

Sep 30 2014 - 10:54am
Reminder: Join us in a conversation about online teaching and learning

To get ready for Dr. Terry Anderson's talk next Friday, October 10, we have posted several of his key articles, as well as the link to his recent book "Teaching Crowds: Learning and social media," in the following spaces: Moodle Course: http://moodle.upei.ca/course/view.php?id=4809 and UPEI Projects Blog: http://projects.upei.ca/terrytalks/

Please take a look and share your thoughts on teaching and learning in online spaces. If you haven't already, please express your interest in attending Dr. Anderson's talk here: http://goo.gl/forms/0Z9IxKZwd4.

For further questions, contact Sundi Richard slrichard@upei.ca at the Office of Skills Development and Learning.

Sep 30 2014 - 10:51am
Animal Welfare in Practice: Mink Farming - October 3-4

Please join us to consider the welfare of farmed mink, with reference to the new NFACC Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Mink 2013. Speakers will include Dr. Georgia Mason, Canada Research Chair in Animal Welfare and Mr. Kirk Rankin, Canada Mink Breeders Association; Chair, Farmed Mink Code Development Committee.

On Friday, October 3, 7:00-8:30 pm, AVC Lecture Theatre A, Dr. Mason will present "Mink farming: Myths and realities." All are welcome to attend. Registration is required for Saturday, October 4. See full program and registration information at awc.upei.ca/mink-welfare-conference-october-2014

Sep 30 2014 - 10:49am
UPEI Iranian Society: Mehregan Festival - October 4

Join the UPEI Student Union's Iranian Society on Saturday, October 4 at 6:30 pm for Mehregan or Jashn-e Mehr (Mehr Festival)—a Zoroastrian and Persian (Iranian) festival to honour the Yazata of "Mehr," which is responsible for friendship, affection, and love. It is also widely referred to as Persian Festival of Autumn. There will be music, games, and more! Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $7 in advance, or $10 at the door (upon availability). To purchase tickets, please contact iraniansociety@upeisu.ca

For more information on the event, please contact Siavash Samei, President, at ssamei@upei.ca

Sep 30 2014 - 10:41am
National Anthem singers wanted!

The UPEI Panthers are seeking faculty, staff, students, and alumni interested in singing the National Anthem at Panther home games. For more information, please contact Ron Annear at (902) 566-0991 or annear@upei.ca

Sep 30 2014 - 10:27am
International Coffee House - October 3

Join the International Relations Office, and the Chinese Knot Club for the first International Coffee House of the 2014-15 year. Enjoy free entertainment, games, BBQ, snacks, and coffee on Friday, October 3 from 5:30-9:30 pm in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. This event is sponsored by the Chinese Knot Club.

Sep 30 2014 - 10:26am
Celebration of Student Success

The Celebration of Student Success (formerly Deans’ Honours Night) for the Faculties of Arts and Science will be held on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. At this prestigious event, arts and science students who are on the Dean’s List for the 2013-14 academic year, will be presented with a certificate recognizing their accomplishments. UPEI faculty and staff are encouraged to attend as we celebrate our first-class standing students. Student awards, with the exception of the Haines Academic Award of Merit, will be presented at another time.

Sep 29 2014 - 10:36am
Celebration of Student Success

The Celebration of Student Success (formerly Deans’ Honours Night) for the Faculties of Arts and Science will be held on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. At this prestigious event, arts and science students who are on the Dean’s List for the 2013-14 academic year will be presented with a certificate recognizing their accomplishments. UPEI faculty and staff are encouraged to attend as we celebrate our first-class standing students. Student awards, with the exception of the Haines Academic Award of Merit, will be presented at another time.

Sep 26 2014 - 11:49am
Panthers, to arms! CLIVE needs your help!

As you may know CLIVE, the 3D coastal erosion tool developed by UPEI's Climate Lab, is in the finals in an MIT Climate CoLab competition. CLIVE has led the public voting for the entire contest, but in the last 24 hours, that lead has shrunk considerably.

Please, if you have green, gold, and rust in your veins, visit: http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300801/planId/1309316

Click "Vote for proposal" -- it will ask you to log in with your Google or Facebook account. If you're on Gmail at UPEI, that account will work just fine.

Please help us out! It would be great to have CLIVE win this award for UPEI. Thanks.

Sep 26 2014 - 10:53am
Departments of Biomedical Sciences & Pathology and Microbiology Seminar - September 30

Dr. Arnost Cepica, Department of Pathology and Microbiology will present a seminar called "Advances in Aleutian mink disease control. The global perspective" on Tuesday, September 30 at 3:30 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre C. Everyone is welcome

Sep 25 2014 - 12:50pm
Presentations by Dr. Barry Smit, SSHRC Gold Medal recipient - September 30

Members of the campus community are invited to attend two presentations on September 30 by Dr. Barry Smit, SSHRC Gold Medal winner for 2013 and international leader in research on the human impacts of climate change. Although Dr. Smit’s research area is within the social sciences, the advice and information that he will present will be applicable to any discipline. In two interactive sessions, Dr. Smit will share his expertise on the following topics:

1) Leading and Managing Interdisciplinary Teams - 11:00 am-12:00 pm in Main Building's Faculty Lounge
2) Securing Research Funding & Preparing Effective Grant Applications - 3:00-4:00 pm in Main Building's Faculty Lounge, followed by a “mix and mingle” session and refreshments from 4:00-5:00 pm.

All are welcome, but in order to assist with planning, please RSVP by September 24 to Rita Stanley at rstanley@upei.ca indicating the session(s) that you will attend. For questions or further information, please contact Leslie Cudmore.

Please view the following link for further details regarding Dr. Smit’s expertise and achievements at http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results-resultats/prizes-prix/2013/gold_smit-or_smit-eng.aspx.

Sep 25 2014 - 12:02pm