Campus Notices

Master of Nursing Thesis Examination - Today

The Masters in Nursing Graduate Studies Committee will host a Master of Nursing Thesis Examination on Thursday, December 18 at 2:00 pm. Darlene Robison, BScN, will defend her Master of Nursing thesis entitled “The Lived Experience of Dignity in Older Adults Living with Schizophrenia: A Phenomenological Study.” The presentation will be held in the Health Sciences Building, room 105. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Dec 18 2014 - 10:51am
GroupWise maintenance this weekend

Please be advised that the UPEI GroupWise email system will be unavailable from 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 20 until 8:00 am, Sunday morning, on December 21.

This outage is required to perform maintenance and updates to several components of the UPEI GroupWise email system.

Emails being sent to a GroupWise account during this outage will be held and delivered when maintenance is completed. ITSS apologizes for any inconvenience this outage may cause and encourages clients not to use their email during this period for time sensitive conversations.

Dec 18 2014 - 10:32am
Notice from Shipping & Receiving

The last day for outgoing shipments (courier parcels and letters) before Christmas break will be Tuesday, December 23. All items need to be received by 2:00 pm on that day to ensure processing. Shipping & Receiving will be closing at noon on Wednesday, December 24, we will be receiving incoming shipments only on that day. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anne Marie at (902) 566-0875 or amacorn@upei.ca. Thank you!

Dec 18 2014 - 10:14am
Reminder: Academic Plan survey

The Academic Planning Group is a Senate committee charged with developing an Academic Plan for UPEI. This plan will inform our future academic decisions as a campus.
The attached survey is designed to get preliminary feedback from the campus community as to what they think should be included in an Academic Plan. The survey should take between 5-10 minutes to complete. The results are anonymous and will be used by the committee to help shape the plan.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YXQCRNW

If you have any questions about the survey, or the planning process, contact Dave Cormier at davcormier@upei.ca.

Thank you for participating.

Dec 17 2014 - 11:40am
UPEI Athletics and Recreation - Holiday gifts!

The Athletics and Recreation Department has you covered for Holiday Gifts! Their holiday gift guide has promotions for all your gift giving needs:

1. Ultimate Panther Fan Pack: Panther Pride T-shirt or UPEI scarf, clapper, and adult ticket to one varsity home game. Basketball Fan Pack - $20, Women's Hockey Fan Pack - $20, Men's Hockey Fan Pack - $25
2. Buy Two 5-Punch Passes, Get One Free. Access to fitness centre, walking track, squash courts, gymnasium, fitness classes etc. Cost of One 5-Punch Pass is $40 + HST
3. Buy One, Get One 50% Off 1-Year Walking Memberships. One 1-Year Walking Track Membership: $40+HST
4. 25% Off Panther Basketball Season Passes. 8 of 10 Home Games Remaining. Check gopanthersgo.ca box office for regular prices.
5. 20% off Program Design by Personal Trainer. Meet with a certified trainer to discuss your fitness training goals and have a program designed to meet your needs. $36 + HST (Sale Price)
6. Gift Certificates for these promotions, other services or cash values and Prepaid Varsity Game Passes are also available.

To purchase or for questions contact or visit Panther Central. Phone: (902) 566-0368 Email: panthercentral@upei.ca

Dec 17 2014 - 11:25am
Call for Nominations – Honorary Degree Candidates

UPEI invites the nomination of candidates for honorary degrees to be conferred at Convocation in May 2015. Honorary degrees are conferred honoris causa, “for the sake of honour,” and are intended to recognize outstanding provincial, national, and international contributions in any field(s) of endeavour. Contributions should reflect extraordinary
intellectual or artistic achievements or significant service to society at a standard of excellence that merits the University’s highest honour.

Nominations can be made online or a form can be downloaded to mail at upei.ca/nominatehdr. For more information call (902) 566-6780 or email senateassistant@upei.ca. Deadline for nominations is January 2, 2015.

Dec 17 2014 - 10:46am
New Year’s Levee

Together with the Island community, UPEI faculty and staff are invited to attend the University of Prince Edward Island and the UPEI Alumni Association's New Year’s Levee. Again this year, we will celebrate our growing multicultural campus. Join us to celebrate 2015 and wish our UPEI International students a Happy New Year on Thursday, January 1, 2015, 11:30 am-1:00 PM at Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Lunch and cash bar provided. For more information call Sarah MacInnis (902) 566-0687.

Dec 17 2014 - 10:45am
Notice from Shipping & Receiving

The last day for outgoing shipments (courier parcels and letters) before Christmas break will be Tuesday, December 23. All items need to be received by 2:00 pm on that day to ensure processing. Shipping & Receiving will be closing at noon on Wednesday, December 24, we will be receiving incoming shipments only on that day. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anne Marie at (902) 566-0875 or amacorn@upei.ca. Thank you!

Dec 17 2014 - 10:29am
Reminder to Submit Your Ideas to the Campus Connector! - Deadline January 5

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, January 5 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!

Dec 16 2014 - 10:24am
UPEI Student Union Hours

The Student Union will be closing December 17 at 4:00 pm for the holidays, and will reopen January 5 at 9:00 am. Happy Holidays to all!

Dec 16 2014 - 10:15am
Reminder from Accounts Payable - Deadline for Payments to Canadian and US Vendors

Please be advised that the last weekly Canadian cheque run for 2014 will be on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Completed paperwork for any payments required by December 31 to Canadian vendors, must be received in Accounts Payable by 12:00 pm on December 15, 2014.

Please be advised the last bi-weekly US cheque run will be on Friday, December 19. Completed paperwork for any payments required prior to January 5, 2015 to US vendors, must be received in Accounts Payable no later than 12:00 December 12, 2014.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 16 2014 - 10:14am
Notice from Shipping & Receiving

The last day for outgoing shipments (courier parcels and letters) before Christmas break will be Tuesday, December 23. All items need to be received by 2:00 pm on that day to ensure processing. Shipping & Receiving will be closing at noon on Wednesday, December 24, we will be receiving incoming shipments only on that day. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anne Marie at (902) 566-0875 or amacorn@upei.ca. Thank you!

Dec 16 2014 - 10:13am
Call for Nominations – Honorary Degree Candidates

UPEI invites the nomination of candidates for honorary degrees to be conferred at Convocation in May 2015. Honorary degrees are conferred honoris causa, “for the sake of honour,” and are intended to recognize outstanding provincial, national, and international contributions in any field(s) of endeavour. Contributions should reflect extraordinary intellectual or artistic achievements or significant service to society at a standard of excellence that merits the University’s highest honour.

Nominations can be made online or a form can be downloaded to mail at upei.ca/nominatehdr. For more information call (902) 566-6780 or email senateassistant@upei.ca. Deadline for nominations is January 2, 2015.

Dec 16 2014 - 10:12am
New Year’s Levee

Together with the Island community, UPEI faculty and staff are invited to attend the University of Prince Edward Island and the UPEI Alumni Association's New Year’s Levee. Again this year, we will celebrate our growing multicultural campus. Join us to celebrate 2015 and wish our UPEI International students a Happy New Year on Thursday, January 1, 2015, 11:30 am-1:00 PM at Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Lunch and cash bar provided. For more information call Sarah MacInnis (902) 566-0687.

Dec 16 2014 - 10:12am
UPEI on-site training session in animal use and care - January 14

The next UPEI on-site training session in animal use and care will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 1:00-4:00 pm in the McCain Foundation Learning Commons Rm 286B/C, AVC. This will be a 3-hour training session with handout, based on CCAC Recommended Syllabus (exam included).

The Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC) requires that all personnel involved with the use of animals in research, teaching, testing and service take this course. (A refresher course is required every 5 years.) Please notify me by e-mail animalcare@upei.ca by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 if you or any of your staff will be attending this session.

Dec 15 2014 - 12:08pm