Campus Notices

A note from Central Printing

CENTRAL PRINTING WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAYS & FRIDAYS BEGINNING FRIDAY, JULY 3
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Contact Wendy Henderson at 566- 0558 or whenderson@upei.ca

Jun 29 2015 - 11:44am
Notice from Facilities Management

All are welcome to please join us in wishing David Cooper all the best as he transitions from UPEI. A gathering is scheduled for 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in the AVC Learning Commons. Light refreshments will be served.

Jun 29 2015 - 11:28am
Seniors College seeks UPEI researchers to discuss their area of expertise

Seniors College is a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Prince Edward Island and the Office of Skills Development and Learning. It offers non-credit courses for seniors to experience the joy of learning without the pressure of exams or papers.

Seniors College is looking to offer again a program in which UPEI researchers share their area of expertise. It is seeking UPEI professors who are able and willing to give one Friday morning during the months of January and February 2016. Each class would be up to two hours long, with a presentation, lots of time for questions and discussion, and a snack break.

Researchers interested in participating are asked to contact Barb Mullally at mullaly@upei.ca

Jun 29 2015 - 11:23am
Notice from Facilities Management

All are welcome to please join us in wishing David Cooper all the best as he transitions from UPEI. A gathering is scheduled for 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in the AVC Learning Commons. Light refreshments will be served.

Jun 26 2015 - 1:36pm
Jeux de l'Acadie (Acadian Games) arrive at UPEI

UPEI is proud to be a gold sponsor and major venue of the 36th edition of the finals for "les Jeux de l'Acadie", June 26-30. The Acadian Games is a multi-sport and cultural event that celebrates Acadian and francophone culture and includes participants from around the Atlantic provinces aged 11-16 years old. Events taking place on the UPEI campus are: Athletics at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place; Improvisation at the Duffy Science Centre; Mini hand-ball at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre; Battle of the Bands at the W.A. Murphy Student Centre; and Hockey-Kayak at the CARI Aquatic Centre. For the full schedule, visit http://2015.jeuxdelacadie.org/

Jun 26 2015 - 9:40am
UPEI Alumni Association AGM

The UPEI Alumni Association will be holding its annual general meeting on Thursday, June 25 at 4:30 pm at the Next Door Lounge, 56 Water St. Charlottetown. All PWC, SDU, and UPEI alumni are welcome to attend.

for more information please contact Anthony Gill at adgill@upei.ca or 902-566-0761

Jun 24 2015 - 2:20pm
Day of Inclusion Awareness at UPEI

On October 22nd 2015 we will be hosting a Day of Inclusion Awareness at UPEI in McMillan Hall. The day will promote the importance of creating a inclusive environment, with a focus on, but not limited to, LGBTQ, Accessibility/Disability and Cultural Diversity Awareness.

The day will include an Inclusion Fair in MacMillan Hall in the Student Centre from 11am-3pm in which we are looking for societies, departments, groups, companies and organizations who promote diversity and inclusion to participate.

The fair will consist of information booths, games, activities and performances. We are also looking for groups to host various games and activities (we have a list of ideas, or you can come up with your own), as well as perform during the fair.

In the evening we will be having the 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil Against Homophobia and Bullying starting at 6pm, followed by Diversity Trivia hosted by the Student Diversity Office and Get Real UPEI.

If you would like more information please visit the Facebook event group: https://www.facebook.com/events/982745481778163/

Or contact Elyse Cottrell or Zak Court at rainbow@upeisu.ca

Jun 23 2015 - 11:52am
Name that project!

In a few short weeks, we will move away from the moniker "ERP" and unveil a new name for this exciting, cross-campus transformational project. The project deals with the changing of many UPEI processes and the supporting technology that interacts with them. It will especially enable and empower faculty, staff, and students in the areas of Student Information, Human Resources, and Finance.

Since the system and its implementation are cross-functional, we are seeking participation from all members of the campus community to help us name the project. Be creative as well as mindful that the winning name will live on in perpetuity! A few key points about the contest:

Entries are due by July 16, 2015 and should be submitted directly to namethatproject@upei.ca (individual and group entries will be accepted).
A project-naming working group made up of staff, faculty, and student representatives will narrow the contest submissions to three (3) names. The final name will be selected from the three finalists by the Project Executive Steering Team.
An iPod Touch and project-branded gift will be awarded to the winner who will also be recognized publicly for their creative contribution!
Dana Sanderson
Chief Information Officer

Jun 19 2015 - 9:35am
Submission of Research Ethics Board Protocols

Ethics protocols that involve ‘more than minimal risk’ must be reviewed by the full UPEI Research Ethics Board. The next deadline for submitting these protocols is Friday, July 3 2015. They will be reviewed at the July meeting. Protocols involving ‘more than minimal risk’ that are received after July 3 will be reviewed at the August meeting.

Other ethics protocol submissions, including new applications that do not involve ‘more than minimal risk’, renewals, and amendments may be submitted at any time. They will be sent for delegated review as soon as all necessary forms are received.
Please ensure that you download and use the current forms from http://www.upei.ca/research/forms. Use Adobe Reader to complete forms.

Submit the following:
· one hard copy of the signed application form and associated documents to 200 Kelley Memorial Building and
· one e-copy of all documents to reb@upei.ca

For more information, please contact Joy Knight at 620-5104 or reb@upei.ca

Jun 18 2015 - 1:10pm
Next deadline for submission of Biosafety Protocols: Friday, June 26, 2015

The next deadline for submitting Biosafety Protocols including new applications, renewals and/or amendments, is Friday, June 26 2015. These protocols will be reviewed at the July meeting. Please ensure that you download and use the current forms from http://www.upei.ca/research/forms. Use Adobe Reader to complete the forms.

Submit the following:
· one hard copy of the application form with signatures and associated documents to 200 Kelley Memorial Building and
· one e-copy of all documents to reb@upei.ca

Please note that protocols received after this deadline will be reviewed the following month. For more information, please contact Joy Knight at 620-5104 or reb@upei.ca

Jun 18 2015 - 1:09pm
Public Presentation: Foods and Nutrition Candidate - Friday, June 19

The Department of Applied Human Sciences invites members of the campus community to attend public research and teaching presentations by a candidate for a three-year term position in Foods and Nutrition:

Friday, June 19 - Dr. Navita Vivecky

Research Presentation: 10:30-11:30 am, HSB 301
Title: Use of dietary supplements in Long Term Care residents

Meet and Greet: 10:00-10:30 am, HSB 301

Teaching Presentation:1:00-2:00 pm, HSB 301
Title: Inflammation and malnutrition

Everyone is welcome.

Contact: Kate Graham, kegraham@upei.ca 566-0620

Jun 18 2015 - 1:07pm
Computer Surplus Equipment

Reminder to all departments that if you have any surplus computer equipment that you would like to dispose of, please submit a workorder to F​acilitates Management to have the equipment picked up.

Here is the link: http://www.upei.ca/facilities/services/submit-maintenance-request

Jun 17 2015 - 9:25am
A reception for Dr. Donna Giberson

Dr. Donna Giberson, Professor, Biology Department, is retiring from UPEI. The Department of Biology and the Faculty of Science invite the campus community to drop in to wish Donna well as we host a retirement open house, Wednesday June 17th, 3-5 pm in Main Faculty Lounge.

Jun 16 2015 - 10:11am
GSA hosts "UPEI Women in Academia: #DistractinglySexy"

In reaction to Tim Hunt's comments ("The real 'trouble with girls' in labs" http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/tim-hunt-sexism-and-science-the-real-trouble-with-girls-in-labs-1.3110133), the Graduate Students' Association, with the support of the UPEISU, is hosting a reactionary event: "UPEI Women in Academia: #DistractinglySexy." The hashtag comes from a social media uproar that is still ongoing on Twitter. Female scientists are posting pictures of themselves working in the lab, or in the field, and using the hashtag to connect and contribute to an ongoing dialogue around sexism in the academy.

All are welcome to attend the event on Thursday, 12:00 pm, in the SDU Main Building faculty lounge. There will be tea, coffee, and cookies. Professors will be sharing their experiences as women in universities, and then we will hold an open discussion and welcome questions.

If you wish to speak, or submit a #DistractinglySexy picture of you working in your lab or in the field, please email Brittany Jakubiec at gsa@upei.ca.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Jun 16 2015 - 10:10am
Search for AVC Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research

Two candidates, Dr. Michael Cockram and Dr. Larry Hammell recently interviewed for the position of AVC Associate Dean, GS&R. Their presentations are now available at the following link:

https://sites.google.com/a/upei.ca/search-associate-dean-gs-r/

Feedback/comments can be emailed to Melita MacDougall, AVC Dean's Office, at mmacdougall@upei.ca who will remove people's names from the comments before sharing them with the Search Committee. Or they can be emailed directly to members of the Search Committee: Dr. Greg Keefe at gkeefe@upei.ca; Dr. Mary McNiven mcniven@upei.ca; Dr. Spencer Greenwood sgreenwood@upei.ca; Dr. Etienne Cote ecote@upei.ca; Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez jrodriguez@upei.ca

Deadline for feedback is June 15.

Jun 15 2015 - 12:33pm