Campus Notices

Hockey Day in Prince Edward Island - October 25

Join the UPEI Panthers and the Charlottetown Islanders as they host Hockey Day in Prince Edward Island on Saturday, October 25 at the Eastlink Centre. The UPEI Panthers will take on the StFX X-Men at 3:00 pm, and the Charlottetown Islanders will take on the Quebec Remparts at 7:30 pm. UPEI faculty, staff, and students can purchase a special combo ticket for $10 to enjoy both action-packed games. Live music, free food, face painting, a beer garden, 50/50 tickets, happy hour prices, bouncy castle, and more will be available! To purchase tickets, book them at the Eastlink Centre Box Office (M-F 11:00 am-5:00 pm and on game day 12:00 pm-game time), or by calling (902) 629-6625. For more information, contact Ron Annear at (902) 566-0991 or annear@upei.ca

Oct 22 2014 - 12:05pm
Environmental Sciences and Human Biology Research Seminar - October 24

The Environmental Sciences and Human Biology research seminars continue on Friday, October 24 at 12:30 pm in Duffy Science Centre, room 204, when graduate students Hailey Lambe and Luke MacDougall will present the following talks: Hailey Lambe, MSc (ESC) – supervised by Marina Silva-Opps, "Where Does the Fox Stay? Den Site Selection and Movement Patterns of Charlottetown’s Red Foxes" and Luke MacDougal, MSc (HUB) – supervised by Robert Hurta, "Magnolol inhibits protein expression levels of cellular adhesion molecules in DU145 human prostate cancer cells." All are welcome to attend!

Oct 22 2014 - 11:33am
DOCTalks Panel: Accessing Documentary Funding to Enrich Your Knowledge Mobilization

Saturday, October 25, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Haviland Club, 2 Haviland Street, Charlottetown. No admission charge.

DOCTalks is a new approach to knowledge mobilization that began at St. Thomas University four years ago. It spread to UNB and Memorial University and is now being adopted by university researchers across Canada. DOCTalks creates partnerships between researchers and professional filmmakers to produce documentaries that bring the research to the wider world in a compelling and accessible way.

This in itself is not a particularly new idea. Documentary filmmakers and academics have collaborated since the early days of motion pictures. What is new about DOCTalks is its innovative approach to financing. DOCTalks allows researchers to dramatically increase the money they can use for knowledge mobilization by tapping into the funding sources available to documentary filmmakers in Canada such as the Canada Media Fund.

If you are interested in learning how you can take advantage of this approach for your research projects, you are strongly encouraged to attend the DOCTalks Panel happening this Saturday as part of the annual Island Media Arts Festival.

The panel includes Lloyd Salomone from DOCTalks at St. Thomas University, Dr. Fiona Walton from the UPEI Faculty of Education who has used documentaries very successfully in her work, and Mark Sandiford, a local Gemini-award winning documentary filmmaker.

Oct 22 2014 - 11:06am
UPEI Wellness Activities

UPEI Wellness Activities:

1. Managing Stress presentations and activities: Based on feedback from campus employees, Bethany Marchbank, fourth-year nursing student will be providing seminars, a relaxation room, and a walking activity for UPEI employees. All seminars will be held in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre boardroom from 12:00-12:30 pm. On October 27, "Balance Your Life" session; on November 3, "Handling Stress" session; and on November 12, "Healthy Eating and Physical Activity to Reduce Stress" session.

The relaxation room (12:00-2:00 pm) will be housed in the Chaplaincy Centre's main room. It is a quiet place to relax during your work day. Yoga mats and soothing music provided. Please pre-register by contacting Bethany at bmarchbank@upei.ca. Dates available: October 28, November 4, November 7, and November 14.

Walk the Stress Away - Come walk with us on the Sports Centre indoor track from 12:30-1:00 pm on November 12, 14, 17, 18, and 20. Blood pressure taken and information about blood pressure maintenance will be provided.

2. Halloween Decorating and Costume Contest - Register your office area in our UPEI Halloween Office Decorating and Costume Contest on October 31. We'll be judging offices from 12:00-1:00 pm on this date. Prizes will be given out for best office and group costumes. Contact Angela Marchbank at amarchbank@upei.ca to schedule a visit from the judges.

3. Glucose, Cholesterol, and Blood Pressure Clinic on Wednesday, November 5, 8:30 am-1:00 pm. Learn about the risks associated with increased glucose/cholesterol levels and get your levels tested FREE of charge. Clinic is for UPEI students and employees. Brought to you by the UPEI Healthy Campus Committee. To book your ten-minute appointment, please contact Angela Marchbank at amarchbank@upei.ca

Oct 22 2014 - 9:25am
Notice from Facilities Management

The main entrance on the east side of Kelley Memorial Building will be closed from Monday, October 27 to Friday, October 31. Access during this time will be through the accessible entrance on the east side, or the north entrance. This closure is necessary to do repairs to the soffit. Arsenault Bros Construction will be completing the work.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, if you have any questions or concerns please contact Jackie MacPhail at jmacphail@upei.ca or 6034.

Oct 22 2014 - 8:43am
Singing with war-affected children: Transforming lives in Kosovo, Uganda, and Northern Ireland - October 29

On October 29, 5:45-6:30 pm, in Memorial Hall, room 215, Liz Shropshire with Shropshire Music Foundation presents "Singing with war-affected children: Transforming lives in Kosovo, Uganda, and Northern Ireland" sponsored by UPEI AIRS will take place. Liz Shropshire is the founder of the Shropshire Music Foundation, which has provided instruments and music classes to more than 15,000 war-impacted children in conflict zones including Uganda, Northern Ireland, and Kosovo. After receiving her BMus. from Brigham Young University in Composition and Theory and an advanced graduate degree from the University of Southern California in Composition for the Music Industry, and working in music education and composition for decades, Liz dropped everything to move to a refugee camp in Kosovo where she developed innovative programs using music to redress war trauma in children. Utilizing classes taught by trained teen volunteers, the Shropshire Music Foundation continues to expand and is presently developing new programs for refugee camps around the world.

For more information, please contact Ross Dwyer at rdwyer@upei.ca or (902) 566-6023.

Oct 22 2014 - 8:38am
Vets without Borders-Canada student intern presentation and process- October 24

Veterinarians Without Borders' Student Internships: The experiences of two veterinary students in Kenya and Uganda during the summer of 2014, and how you can get involved!
Join us on Friday, October 24 in Lecture C of AVC at 12:30 pm.

Oct 22 2014 - 8:32am
Candlelight Vigil Against Homophobia and Bullying - TONIGHT

Join the UPEI Rainbow Alliance for their fifth annual Candlelight Vigil Against Homophobia and Bullying TONIGHT at 6:00 pm in the UPEI Quadrangle to raise awareness against suicide caused by bullying and homophobia. All are welcome to attend.

Oct 21 2014 - 12:12pm
Disposal of computer equipment

ITSS is doing a fall clean up, if you have any surplus computer equipment in your department to be disposed of, please create a work order with Facilities Management at https://www.myschoolbuilding.com to arrange for pickup of surplus computer equipment. Do not send this equipment directly to ITSS. If you have any questions as to whether or not an item is considered surplus, please contact Adam Arsenault at ajarsenault@upei.ca.

Oct 21 2014 - 12:08pm
Atlantic Veterinary College Dean Search Presentations

The Search Committee has identified three candidates to be interviewed for the position of Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College. Each candidate will make a presentation via public forum, addressing the topic: "Leading the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island and beyond: a vision for the next 6 years." Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Dr. Jeff Wichtel
Tuesday, October 28, 12:30-1:45 pm
AVC 286A N and 287N
CV can be found at: http://files.upei.ca/cv/CV_Wichtel.pdf

Dr. Dan Hurnik
Monday, November 3, 12:30-1:45 pm
AVC 286A N and 287N
CV can be found at: http://files.upei.ca/cv/CV_Hurnik.pdf

Dr. Greg Keefe
Monday, November 10, 12:30-1:45 pm
AVC 286A N and 287N
CV can be found at: http://files.upei.ca/cv/CV_Keefe.pdf

Oct 21 2014 - 12:02pm
Central Printing - hours of operation for October 23

Central Printing will be closing at 1:30 pm on Thursday, October 23.

Contact Wendy Henderson at whenderson@upei.ca or 0558.

Oct 21 2014 - 11:30am
Domestic Hot Water and Heat Shutdown - October 24

PEI Energy Systems will be making repairs to the heat exchanger in SDU Main Building. To do this repair, they must shut off the domestic hot water and heat in the building, beginning at 7:00 am, Friday, October 24. We expect this work to take until approximately 10 hours to complete. There will be hand sanitizers placed in all washrooms.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jackie MacPhail at jmacphail@upei.ca or 6034.

Oct 21 2014 - 11:29am
Reminder: UPEI Shinerama Spaghetti Dinner - TONIGHT

A reminder that the UPEI Shinerama spaghetti dinner is tonight from 5:00-7:00 pm at Smitty's restaurant. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 each.

For more information, please contact Jennifer at shinerama@upeisu.ca

Oct 20 2014 - 1:06pm
Join Dr. King Holmes for the 2014 Gairdner Lecture at UPEI

Dr. King Holmes, the 2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Laureate, will be on campus Monday, October 27 to deliver the 2014 Gairdner Lecture at UPEI. The lecture begins at 6:00 pm in room 246 of Don and Marion McDougall Hall.

The 2014 Gairdner Lecture is entitled "STI Research: Major progress, current challenges and future opportunities."

Dr. King Holmes is a Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington where he is the Director of Research and Faculty Development, a Professor of Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Epidemiology. He is the Director of the U of W’s Center for AIDS Research, as well as the Chief of Infectious Diseases at Harborview Medical Centre.

The Canada Gairdner Awards were created in 1959 to recognize and reward the achievements of medical researchers whose work contributes significantly to improving the quality of human life. They are Canada’s only globally known and respected international science awards, and Gairdner is the only national organization that consistently brings the world’s best biomedical researchers to Canada to share their ideas and work with scientists across the country. In so doing, it enlarges networks and enhances Canada’s international reputation, while providing a realistic and unbiased benchmark for Canada’s leading scientists.

Oct 20 2014 - 11:53am
Ivan Coyote-Public Reading

Ivan Coyote is an award-winning author of eight collections of short stories, one novel, three CDs, and four short films--and a renowned columnist and sought-after performer. Join the discussion in the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre, room 104 for this free public talk, Q&A, and a book signing. Ivan's presentation/performance will focus on issues of gender/failure. All are welcome to attend!

This event is made possible thanks to: UPEI Student Diversity Office, UPEI Student Affairs, Diversity and Social Justice Studies, and The Action Committee on Sexuality and Gender Diversity.

Oct 20 2014 - 11:10am