Campus Notices

Power shutdown notice from Facilities Management

Maritime Electric will be on site to perform an inspection on a transformer on campus, Sunday, April 27, therefore we will have a power shutdown beginning at 7:00 am in Robertson Library, KC Irving Building, Andrew Hall, Blanchard Hall, Bernardine Hall, Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall, Dalton Hall, McDougall Hall, Duffy Building, Cass Building, and Memorial Hall. The power is expected to be off for approximately 5 hours. This will be normal power only, emergency power will remain on.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Carolyn Garro at 566-0586 or cgarro@upei.ca

Apr 23 2014 - 12:04pm
Convocation 2014 - Notice to Faculty

All UPEI faculty members who wish to participate in the academic procession for either the morning or afternoon convocation, or both, are requested to confirm their attendance to Eileen Kinch at kinch@upei.ca.

Apr 23 2014 - 10:58am
UPEI Safety Champion of the Year Award - Call for Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual UPEI Safety Champion of the Year Award. Please review the eligibility criteria at http://www.upei.ca/hr/news-and-notices
This award is open to UPEI faculty, staff, and students. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 28, 2014. This initiative is a part of UPEI's 2014 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week activities.

Apr 23 2014 - 8:47am
Upcoming Centre for Life-Long Learning Courses

: Understanding Change - April 30
: Understanding and Resolving Conflict Through Personality Type - May 13-15
: Communication Skills to Handle Difficult Conversations - May 22
: Microsoft Project 2013 - May 27 and 28
: Tools for Respectful Problem Solving - June 6

For more information, visit http://www.upei.ca/lifelonglearning/2013-2014-course-schedule or contact lifelong@upei.ca, 566-0336

Apr 23 2014 - 8:45am
UPEI Alumni Association celebrates launch of its UPEI Alumni and Friends of Calgary Chapter

The UPEI Alumni Association is celebrating the launch of it UPEI Alumni and Friends Calgary Chapter on Wednesday, April 30 at the Delta Bow Valley from 5-7 pm. We would invite faculty and staff to forward this information on to any alumni contacts or friends of UPEI living in the Calgary area. Guests are asked to RSVP to alumni@upei.ca or 902-566-0761 by April 25.

Apr 22 2014 - 12:06pm
Reminder to Submit Your Ideas to the Campus Connector! - Deadline April 28

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, April 28 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!

Apr 22 2014 - 10:52am
Safety Sessions and Awards for NAOSH Week - May 5

This year's North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week events at UPEI will take place on Monday, May 5 in AVC 287 North.

The following events will take place:
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"Speak Up for Workplace Safety!" 1-2:30 pm- Are you looking to challenge the silence that can lead to unsafe practices and conditions? Talking to the boss or a co-worker about safety can be difficult for many workers. This session can help everyone understand why there is often a culture of silence in our workplace and learn ways to overcome it, and will demonstrate a communication technique to bring safety issues to the forefront. Facilitated by Lori Wakelin, Education Consultant.

5th annual UPEI Safety Champion Award presentation/reception 2:30-2:45 pm
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"Employer Strategies for Keeping Young Workers Safe" 2:45-4:00 pm - Do you have young workers on staff, or do you plan to when PEI's finer weather arrives? This session offers helpful direction to employers and supervisors with youth in their midst, and includes ideas for training and supervision, successful strategies for communicating with youth, and youth resources available to PEI employers. Facilitated by Clare Waddell, Youth Education Consultant.

If you would like to attend a session, please pre-register by contacting Debbie McKie at dmckie@upei.ca. ​​Everyone is welcome to attend these NAOSH week events.

Apr 22 2014 - 9:50am
UPEI Bookstore - closures

The Bookstore will be closed on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 for inventory purposes.

Apr 22 2014 - 9:42am
Overindulge on chocolate? UPEI Athletics and Recreation can help!

UPEI Athletics and Recreation has a number of fitness programming including dance fitness, senior fitness, stroller fitness, bootcamp, women on weights, and ultimate circuit starting up soon. Our popular cycle, TRX, and speed training programs will start up in May as well. More details on these classes can be found here: http://ar.upei.ca/recreation/fitness/fitness-programming

We also have to announce a number of recreational programming beginning in May:

Co-ed Soccer - Sundays 4-6 pm, May 11 - August 31
Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee - Sundays 6-8 pm, May 11 - August 31
Co-ed Dodgeball - Sundays 6-8 pm, May 18 - August 31
Co-ed Basketball - Mondays 7-9 pm, May 19 - August 25
Co-ed Badminton - Wednesdays 7-9 pm, May 14 - August 27

These recreational sport programs are FREE for Sports Centre members. For non-members the cost is $20 per sport (May - August) or $5 drop in.
For those new to the Fitness Centre, and wondering how to properly use the equipment, Kris Lutwick, UPEI Personal Trainer will be leading a session on Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 pm. To sign up for this free session, please call 566-6074.

Apr 22 2014 - 9:34am
Homestay Host Families required

New homestay host families are required to accommodate UPEI international students for periods as short as two weeks this summer, and for longer term arrangements. A description of the program, rates, and the HOST Family Application form is available at: http://www.upei.ca/iro/live-homestay-family

If you are interested in learning more, please contact homestay@eastlink.ca, or call Reiko Dolan at 566-3322.

Apr 22 2014 - 9:28am
Master of Arts in Island Studies Thesis Defence - April 28

Emily Thomas will present her Master of Arts - Island Studies thesis defence on Monday, April 28 at 8:45am in Dalton Hall, room 409. The thesis title is: "Sustaining Island Fishing Communities: Policy and Management in Practice in Maine and Newfoundland". Since space is limited in this room, if you wish to attend please contact Dr. Jim Randall, Coordinator of the MA Island Studies program, at 620-5013 or jarandall@upei.ca.

Apr 17 2014 - 2:16pm
REMINDER: Open House for Carole McCarville - April 23

After 25 years with the Department of Companion Animals at the Atlantic Veterinary College, Carole McCarville is retiring. We will be hosting an 'Open House' on April 23 in the AVC Learning Commons at 3:00 pm and everyone is invited to drop by and wish Carole well as she moves onto a new chapter in her life. A guest book will be available for signing. If you are unable to attend on the 23 and would like to sign the book, please stop AVC office (349S) or send an e-mail to fisher@upei.ca and it will be added to the book.

Laurel Fisher
Department of Companion Animals

Apr 17 2014 - 2:09pm
Campus Energy Conservation – Easter Weekend

Please take a few moments before leaving for the long weekend to turn off any unnecessary equipment (e.g. computers, monitors, printers, speakers, etc). The reduced loads improve overall campus energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A period of closure for the University offers a great opportunity to save money on utilities. Past history has shown that very few people occupy the buildings for any substantial time during the holidays. With this in mind, buildings will be heated/cooled according to University Temperature Guidelines (http://www.upei.ca/facilities/sustainability/energy-management/guidelines) during the Easter weekend with the assumption that buildings are unoccupied. The exception will be buildings that contain special collections or sensitive equipment, or buildings that are officially open during the holidays.

Apr 16 2014 - 2:52pm
Reminder: Special seminar for Pathology & Microbiology - April 17

Dr. Daniel Elad from Kimron Veterinary Institute in Israel is giving a seminar Thursday, April 17 in AVC-A, at 9:30 am, titled "Challenges Facing the Israeli Veterinary Services and Highlights of Some Animal Infectious Diseases in Israel." Dr. Elad is Head of the Division of Bacteriology and Mycological Laboratory at Kimron Veterinary Institute. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Apr 16 2014 - 9:34am
AVC Summer Academy application deadline approaching

Interested in going to vet school?

The Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, is offering an exciting, academically based program to help students understand what is involved in veterinary medicine education. The AVC Summer Academy provides participants with a "big picture" of veterinary school through classroom lectures, field trips, and hands-on sessions. Participants explore the curriculum covered in each year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Eligibility is based on those who are currently enrolled in, or who have been accepted into, university. Participants must have a minimum B+ (77%) average or GPA 3.3, and be 18 years of age or older. For more information, please visit upei.ca/avc/summerprograms.

The deadline for applications is May 9, 2014

Apr 16 2014 - 9:33am