Campus Notices

Biosafety Training Session for Summer Students

There will be a Biosafety Training Session for Summer Students on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. It will be held in the AVC Learning Commons, Room 286A at 10:30 am. Topics to be covered include biosafety and biosecurity principles and how they relate to those working in and around biohazard containment labs.

Please register by contacting Pam by email at pjharris@upei.ca or by phone: 902-566-0945. Provide your name, email address, ID number, Department, and the name of your supervisor for the summer. If you have any questions on this training session, please contact Pam or the Biosafety Officer, Rhoda Speare (rspeare@upei.ca, 902-620-5071)

May 5 2015 - 12:47pm
Bookstore open for Convocation

The Bookstore will be open Saturday May 9 from 9:00am - 4:00pm for Convocation.

May 5 2015 - 12:46pm
Candidate Presentation - Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education would like to invite the campus to a public presentation for the tenure-track position in Science Education.
Christina Phillips-MacNeil will present on Friday, May 8, 2015, at 1:30 pm in Memorial Hall, Room 417. The presentation will be on the topic "Science Education for the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges." Everyone is welcome to attend.

May 5 2015 - 12:45pm
Canada Moodle Moot 2015

Canada Moodle Moot is in Montreal from October 21st - 23rd.

http://moodlemoot.ca/pluginfile.php/7636/mod_label/intro/Affiche_EN_V2.pdf

Deadline for proposals is May 15th and early bird registration deadline is May 30th.

For more information go to http://moodlemoot.ca/.

May 5 2015 - 12:44pm
Celebration of Colleagues, Monday, May 11, 2015

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the “Celebration of Colleagues” on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 2:00–4:00 pm, in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Come early to socialize as we celebrate the achievements of our friends and co-workers at UPEI. Refreshments will be served!

At 2:30 pm, the 25-Year Service Awards and The Presidential Awards of Merit will be presented.

For further details on the awards, please visit: http://www.upei.ca/president/presidential-recognition-awards-merit

May 5 2015 - 12:44pm
Mindfulness Meditation for Reducing Stress and Enhancing Peace and Happiness

When: May 11, 9:30-11
Where: UPEI Chaplaincy Centre

Meditation has been the new trend of many peace-loving people today as it teaches the way of living in the present moment. Also, meditation is a scientific investigation of oneself and the world. The habit of our mind is generally wandering in the past or the future. As a result, we often become worried and frustrated about life. Therefore, people are unable to enjoy the beauty of life right now. What is the method of being at the present moment which enable us to makes happiness and peace.

Bhante Jinananda, a well known Buddhist educator, is a resident Buddhist Monk from the Ottawa Hilda Jayewardenaramaya Buddhist Monastery and meditation centre. Bhante J has been in North America for nearly eight years and has been a qualified meditation master for decades in Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Bhante J will facilitate a meditation session and speak on Mindfulness meditation for reducing stress and enhancing peace and happiness

All are Welcome!

May 4 2015 - 11:55am
Candidate presentations for tenure-track positions in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering

During May 5-8, a number of candidates for tenure-track positions in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering will be visiting campus. The School encourages members of the campus community to attend the public presentations as per the following schedule:

Dr. Soheil Shahidinejad – Tuesday, May 5, 2:45-3:45 pm, McDougall Hall Room 246
Sustainable Smart Cities - A Design Approach

Professor Libby Osgood – Wed, May 6, 2:45-3:45 pm, McDougall Hall Room 246
The Spectrum of Active Learning in Engineering Education

Dr. Kristin Domike – Thurs, May 7, 2:45-3:45 pm, McDougall Hall Room 246
Cases in Design Engineering

Dr. Fidel Khouli – Fri, May 8, 2:45-3:45 pm, McDougall Hall Room 243
Design Evolution, Testing and Certification of an Ultra-Long Range Business Jet: Structural Dynamics and Aeroservoelasticity Perspective

A full list of descriptions of the events can be found on the UPEI Campus Calendar: http://ic.upei.ca/events/

May 4 2015 - 11:07am
Candidate presentations for tenure-track positions in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering

During May 5-8, a number of candidates for tenure-track positions in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering will be visiting campus. The School encourages members of the campus community to attend the public presentations as per the following schedule:

Dr. Soheil Shahidinejad – Tuesday, May 5, 2:45-3:45 pm, McDougall Hall Room 246
Sustainable Smart Cities - A Design Approach

Professor Libby Osgood – Wed, May 6, 2:45-3:45 pm, McDougall Hall Room 246
The Spectrum of Active Learning in Engineering Education

Dr. Kristin Domike – Thurs, May 7, 2:45-3:45 pm, McDougall Hall Room 246
Cases in Design Engineering

Dr. Fidel Khouli – Fri, May 8, 2:45-3:45 pm, McDougall Hall Room 243
Design Evolution, Testing and Certification of an Ultra-Long Range Business Jet: Structural Dynamics and Aeroservoelasticity Perspective

A full list of descriptions of the events can be found on the UPEI Campus Calendar: http://ic.upei.ca/events/

May 1 2015 - 1:25pm
Presentation Schedule for Permanent Track Position - Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian - Robertson Library

The Robertson Library would like to invite the campus to presentations by candidates for the Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian position. All will be in the Don and Marion McDougall Hall (MCDH) room 242. The presentation topic is the same for all, “Considering the range of resources and services that the academic community needs from libraries today, how do academic libraries ensure they will continue to be relevant in the next 10 years?" Everyone is invited to attend.
Schedule:

Robert Soulliere on Tuesday May 5 at 3:00pm
Courtney Matthews on Friday May 8 at 3:00pm
Rosemary Le Faive on Wednesday May 13 at 3:00pm
Contact Name: Melissa Belvadi
Contact Phone: 566-0581

Contact email: mbelvadi@upei.ca

May 1 2015 - 12:54pm
"ISLAND TO ISLAND" BENEFIT FOR VANUATU

The UPEI Island Studies Student Association (ISSA) and the Institute of Island Studies (IIS) present an "Island to Island Benefit" for Vanuatu at Hot Shots Lounge on Longworth Avenue Saturday, May 2, starting at 8 p.m.

The island nation of Vanuatu was recently hit by Cyclone Pam, destroying much of its infrastructure and housing. UPEI faculty member Dr. Jean Mitchell (Anthropology) has spent time researching on those islands, working with youth and locals. ISSA and the IIS want to connect Islanders here with Islanders there, to show our support and solidarity. Funds raised will support a youth project on the island of Tanna.

Says ISSA Acting President Katharine MacDonald, "After this winter, we know as Islanders how harsh weather can be. This season has been rough for Vanuatu as well. The students, faculty and staff in Island Studies want to show solidarity and support from Islanders to Islanders, and build some long-lasting relationships there. Dr. Mitchell has worked closely with the Cultural Centre on Tanna, and we're excited to help it support its community again."

Acts include Bonnie LeClair; Mike Mooney, Laurie Brinklow and Sean Kemp; Aster; Iain McCarvill; Pete Forbes and band; and Mitch Schurman.

Cover is by donation ($5 suggested); everyone nineteen and over is welcome!

Apr 30 2015 - 10:30am
Reception to welcome the new UPEI SU Executive

UPEI Student Union President, Lucas MacArthur cordially invites you to join
in the welcoming of the incoming UPEI SU Executive.

Reception to be held in the Credit Union Day Lounge of the WA Murphy Student
Centre on Friday May 1 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

To RSVP please contact Candice at admin@upeisu.ca

Apr 30 2015 - 10:30am
Convocation 2015 Mass – All are welcome!

University of Prince Edward Island graduates, their families, and friends are invited to a gathering to celebrate, in prayer and song, the accomplishments of the Class of 2015.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm (note new time)
Steele Recital Hall, UPEI

Family invitations will not be sent out this year so please help spread the word.

For further information, contact Sister Susan Kidd, CND, Campus Minister at sukidd@upei.ca or 902-894-2876.

Apr 30 2015 - 10:29am
Presentation Schedule for Permanent Track Position - Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian - Robertson Library

The Robertson Library would like to invite the campus to presentations by candidates for the Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian position. All will be in the Don and Marion McDougall Hall (MCDH) room 242. The presentation topic is the same for all, “Considering the range of resources and services that the academic community needs from libraries today, how do academic libraries ensure they will continue to be relevant in the next 10 years?" Everyone is invited to attend.
Schedule:
Robert Soulliere on Tuesday May 5 at 3:00pm
Courtney Matthews on Friday May 8 at 3:00pm
Rosemary Le Faive on Wednesday May 13 at 3:00pm
Contact Name: Melissa Belvadi
Contact Phone: 566-0581
Contact email: mbelvadi@upei.ca

Apr 29 2015 - 1:23pm
Reception to welcome the new UPEI SU Executive

UPEI Student Union President, Lucas MacArthur cordially invites you to join in the welcoming of the incoming UPEI SU Executive.

Reception to be held in the Credit Union Day Lounge of the WA Murphy Student Centre on Friday May 1 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

To RSVP please contact Candice at admin@upeisu.ca

Apr 29 2015 - 1:22pm
Faculty Recognition Night

Faculty Recognition Night will be held Wednesday, May 6, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (Reception: with live music, 6:30 p.m.) at the Culinary Institute. This event honours the winners of the Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching and the UPEI Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement as well as those FA Members who are retiring. Tickets are $50.00 each (with a subsidized price of $25.00 for FA members and their guests), and can be pre-ordered at the Faculty Association Office, SDU Main Bldg., Room 315, Ext. 0438. Deadline for reserving tickets is Friday, noon, May 1st . Faculty Recognition Night is co-sponsored by the U.P.E.I. Faculty Association and the Office of the President.

Apr 29 2015 - 1:20pm