Campus Notices

Montreal Exchange University Partnership: Trading Simulation for undergraduate students - Deadline September 19

UPEI faculty and staff are encouraged to remind undergraduate students to sign up for the Montreal Exchange University Partnership: Trading Simulation. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 19. Students interested in the securities market have the opportunity to get involved in an options trading simulation with a grand prize of $10,000, second place prize of $5,000, and third place prize of $2,500. Students are asked to build a team (one to four students) and sign up for an eight-week simulation held during the 2014 fall term. A UPEI classroom session will be held for registered teams on Wednesday, September 24, location TBD. To register, visit www.m-x.ca/sim

This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop a better knowledge of options and discover securities trading. The best performing team at each university, as well as the top 50 teams registered, having fulfilled the mandatory components, will receive a certification of participation. No experience is required (education session will be available for students) and the simulation is free to register! For more information, please contact Ling Chen, Student Ambassador of the Montreal Exchange at upei.mx.ambassador@gmail.com

Sep 16 2014 - 12:52pm
Celebration of Student Success

The Celebration of Student Success (formerly Deans’ Honours Night) for the Faculties of Arts and Science will be held on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. At this prestigious event, arts and science students who are on the Dean’s List for the 2013-14 academic year, will be presented with a certificate recognizing their accomplishments. UPEI faculty and staff are encouraged to attend as we celebrate our first-class standing students. Student awards, with the exception of the Haines Academic Award of Merit, will be presented at another time.

Sep 16 2014 - 12:25pm
PhD Dissertation, Presentations and a Celebration!

We have our first Faculty of Education PhD dissertation defence happening this week! Please take a look at the highlights for information concerning the actual defence, guest speakers, and the celebration. We hope you can join us.

Highlights:

Thursday, September 18
Dr. Ruben Gaztambide-Fernandez will present "The Problem of "Method" in Youth Participatory Action Research" from 10:00-11:30 am in the Young Lives Research Lab in Dalton Hall.

Friday, September 19
Verne Lorway's Dissertation Defence - Please join us for the public component of the defence beginning at 10:00 am in AVC room 286A N. Title: "Disrupting the "maestro:" Tuneful youth insights for engaged music in education."

Dr. Ruben Gaztambide-Fernandez will present "Why the Arts Don't do Anything: Towards a New Logic of Cultural Production." This presentation will take place from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building.

After the presentations, please join the Faculty of Education in celebrating Verne Lorway and the first doctoral defence in the PhD in Educational Studies program from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building.

Sep 16 2014 - 12:22pm
Notice from Accessibility Services

​Accessibility ​Services at UPEI has approximately 300 students with disabilities who are registered for various types of accommodations, both physical and academic. These disabilities are often invisible, and can include mobility impairments such as back, knee or soft tissue injury, MS, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, lupus, and other disorders.

There is an increased need for chairs and tables in the classrooms to accommodate the needs of these students. Accessibility Services asks for your assistance in not moving or using the chairs/ tables that are designated for these students. The tables have a wheelchair symbol on them, and need to be kept on an accessible level, especially if the classroom is theatre style; the chairs will be marked with a Reserved sign. We thank you for your assistance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cathy Rose at crose@upei.ca or (902) 628-4364.

Sep 16 2014 - 12:19pm
Reminder: Join us in a conversation about online learning and teaching

This week we are looking at Dr. Terry Anderson's article "The Distant Crowd: Transactional Distance and New Social Media Literacies." It explores different social spaces in which we interact and learn. It would be great to hear more about how these spaces are being used or how they are perceived by those of us here at UPEI.

As a great way to explore two different social spaces, you can share your thoughts in the Moodle course: http://moodle.upei.ca/course/view.php?id=4809 or on the open UPEI blog: http://projects.upei.ca/terrytalks/

Sep 16 2014 - 12:18pm
UPEI Multicultural Choir and Song Circle - September 17

This Wednesday, September 17 the UPEI Multicultural Choir and Song Circle will meet in the Steel Building from 4:30-5:30 pm to SING! Last Wednesday was the group's first meeting, and it was a great success with 20+ students, a few faculty and staff members, and a few people from the community! The choir encourages both experienced singers and new singing enthusiasts to join in sharing world music and song from different countries and cultures. Rehearsals will take place on Wednesdays in the AIRS/CMTC Multimedia Room 104, basement of the Robertson Library. For more information and to join the email list, please contact Shannon Moore at smmoore@upei.ca. All are welcome!

Sep 16 2014 - 8:28am
Next deadline for submission of Research Ethics Board Protocols - October 3

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 October 3. They will be reviewed at the October meeting. Protocols involving ‘more than minimal risk’ that are received after October 3 will be reviewed at the November 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 one hard copy of the signed, original protocol and associated documents to 200 Kelley Memorial Building and send one e-copy of all documents to reb@upei.ca

For more information, please contact Joy Knight at 620-5104.

Sep 15 2014 - 11:07am
Next deadline for submission of Biosafety Protocols - September 26

The next deadline for submitting Biosafety Protocols including new applications, renewals and/or amendments, is Friday September 26. These protocols will be reviewed at the October 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 one hard copy of the original protocol with signatures, and associated documents to 200 Kelley Memorial Building and send 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.

Sep 15 2014 - 11:02am
Recognition of Founders Ceremony - September 25

Students, staff, and faculty are invited the Recognition of Founders Ceremony on Thursday, September 25 at 2:00 pm in the Quadrangle outside of SDU Main Building, to honour the 2014 Founders: Ms. Joy Ikede, Ms. Dulcinea Andrews, Dr. Frances Gray, and Dr. Ian Dohoo, Honourable Eugene F. Whelan Green Hat Award. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall (rain location).

RSVP by September 22 to Rebecca Gass, (902) 566-0949 or rjgass@upei.ca

Sep 15 2014 - 11:00am
Upcoming scholarship deadlines

First Semester Award Cycle - deadline OCTOBER 1
Over 40 scholarships, awards, and bursaries to apply for based on criteria such as program, year of study, campus/community activities, and financial need.
Application Form: First Semester Award Cycle: http://files.upei.ca/scholarships/award_cycle-first_semester.pdf
*students only need to submit ONE application form with their package - just check off all awards that apply to you!

MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing - deadline OCTOBER 6
Over 50 prizes available for returning undergraduate students based on effective writing excellence in the previous academic year
Application Form: MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing - For Course Work: http://files.upei.ca/scholarships/maclauchlan_effective_writing_upei_course.pdf
Application Form: MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing - For Community Audience: http://files.upei.ca/scholarships/maclauchlan_effective_writing_external.pdf
Application Form: MacLauchlan Effective Prizes for Writing - Webster Centre: http://files.upei.ca/scholarships/maclauchlan_effective_writing_webster_centre.pdf

Sep 15 2014 - 9:49am
Tree Maintenance Update

As part of our ongoing tree pruning, maintenance and inspection program, we have detected Dutch Elm disease in three Elm trees on campus. One of the Elm trees is located near Steel Building and the others are along Elm Allee. Unfortunately, these trees have to be removed and properly disposed of immediately to help avoid the spread of this disease to other Elm trees. There are also a few trees around Bill and Denise Andrew Hall and Blanchard Hall that are either dead or dangerous that have to be removed. This removal is scheduled to take place on Saturday, and Sunday, September 13 and 14. Each tree removed will be replaced with two new trees in either the existing locations or at new locations on campus.

While the contractors have been instructed that the work be executed with the least possible interference or disturbance to the campus community, a certain amount of disruption is inevitable. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jackie MacPhail at 6034 or jmacphail@upei.ca.

Sep 12 2014 - 2:56pm
CLIVE is in the lead in the MIT Climate CoLab competition, but it needs your votes to stay there!

CLIVE, the coastal erosion visualization tool created by UPEI’s Climate Research Lab and the Spatial Interface Lab at Simon Fraser University, has reached the FINALS in MIT’s Climate CoLab Communicating Coastal Risk and Resilience contest. Now it needs your votes to help it win the Popular Choice award. register to vote at the contest website.

Nearly 600 projects were submitted to MIT’s Climate CoLab for this year’s competition. CLIVE made it through several rounds of competition and broke through to the finals against two other projects. It’s eligible for the Popular Choice, as determined by online voting, and for the Judges Choice Award, based on the project’s merits as determined by a panel of judges.

Voting is currently open and runs until September 30. Log on and vote to support this great co-initiative with SFU and UPEI!

Cast your vote here: http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300801/planId/1309316

Sep 12 2014 - 9:57am
Reminder to Submit Your Ideas to the Campus Connector! - Deadline September 15

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, September 15 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!

Sep 11 2014 - 12:47pm
UPEI Music Department - 2014-15 Concert Series

The UPEI Department of Music is pleased to begin its 2014-15 Concert Series at Steel Recital Hall on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 pm with David Braid and the Maritime Brass Quintet performing Braid’s works for jazz piano and brass quintet and Gershwin's “Rhapsody in Blue.” Throughout this season, the Music Department will be celebrating its students, alumni, and PEI musicians returning home, by featuring them in fifteen of the seventeen concerts presented in the series. This first concert includes UPEI alumni
Eric Mathis and Bob Nicholson as part of the brass quintet. Tickets are $15/$10 for students and seniors, and are available at the door or in advance by calling 566-0507 or by email at music@upei.ca.

Sep 11 2014 - 12:46pm
Like gardening, cooking, and working with kids? Volunteer with the Starts with a Seedling project!

A research project at UPEI is looking for volunteers who enjoy gardening, cooking, and working with children. Dr. Lyndsay Moffatt, assistant professor of education at UPEI, is looking for 23 elders (50+), and 23 young adults (16-30) or adults (30-50) who are willing and able to meet approximately once a month during the school year to plant seeds, make food, sing, talk, and tell stories with Kindergarten students.

Dr. Moffatt is studying how this kind of intergenerational project can support the kindergarten language and literacy curricula. To participate in “Start With A Seedling,” volunteers will need an up-to-date police record check. This police record check is free if you present a letter from Dr. Moffatt that outlines the study.

Interested? Contact Dr. Moffatt at lemoffatt@upei.ca or (902) 620-5177.

“Start With A Seedling” is supported by a Joint Education Research Grant (JERG) from the Prince Edward Island English Language School Board, UPEI’s Faculty of Education, and the PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, as well as a Charlottetown Micro-grant.

Sep 11 2014 - 9:33am