Campus Notices

Important documents lost near AVC

On Thursday afternoon, March 5, Dr. Kehar Singh inadvertently dropped his work permit and two study permits (for Akanksha and Akshita Drotch) while walking on campus near the AVC building. If anyone happens to see these important documents, please return them to Security Services or call Kehar Singh (902-213-4353), AVC 343N.

Mar 5 2015 - 4:50pm
REMINDER: Mental Health Week Kick-off—March 9

Help us kick-off Mental Health Week with a keynote presentation entitled: "Our Story," by Mr. Darin Meek, on Monday, March 9 at 1:30 pm in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Cenre. Stick around for an exciting announcement from the
UPEI Student Union!

Darin’s daughter, Chalyce, would have been a third-year university student this year had she not lost her battle with anxiety and depression. On January 13, 2012 Chalyce took her own life at the age of 17. Listen to her family’s story and how they, through support of each other and support from family, friends, and the community, have moved forward. Darin’s inspirational story will show us all how we can help one another in making our Island community a healthier and more supportive environment by taking action in addressing mental health issues and breaking down the stigma.

This event is free for UPEI students, staff, and faculty. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Mar 5 2015 - 3:17pm
Let’s Listen – Mental Health Week Wrap-up

Take part in the Mental Health Week Wrap-up on Friday, March 13 at 3:00 pm at The Wave, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. The event will feature a safe-listening and non-judgemental environment where various students, staff and faculty members will share their stories and encounters with mental illness. These stories will provide us with an opportunity to learn, care, and be inspired to help ourselves and those around us living with mental illnesses, and remind us all, that Relationships Matter. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend!

Mar 5 2015 - 3:14pm
The PEI History of Medicine Society presents 1902: The 10th Canadian Field Hospital

John Nicholson will present the last of this year's public talks in the History of Medicine series on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00 pm at the Health Sciences Building, room 301.

This is a photographic history of the 10th Canadian Field Hospital from January to July of 1902. The photographs were taken by 20 year old William Alexander McKee from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He along with over 900 other Canadians enlisted with the last Canadian contingent to see active service in the South African Anglo/Boer War. The contingent consisted of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, the 10th Canadian Field Hospital and a team of 8 Nursing Sisters. All are welcome at attend!

Mar 5 2015 - 3:09pm
Vagabond Productions Goes Political with Upcoming Production

Vagabond is presenting the controversial Canadian political play "Captives of the Faceless Drummer" by George Ryga, best known for "The Ecstasy of Rita Joe." The play opens in a near-future dystopian Canada. Harry, a respected diplomat, is hostage to a violent revolutionary cell led by the enigmatic Commander. The action bounces between past and present and offers glimpses into Harry and the Commander’s memories as they struggle to find common ground, despite overwhelming differences between them. The show runs in the Faculty Lounge of SDU Main Building, March 10 to 14.

The doors open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm curtain. There are no advanced ticket sales and admission is pay-what-you-can. The play deals with mature subject matter and includes mature language, so it may not be appropriate for everyone. For more information, you can call 902-566-6013 or email

Mar 5 2015 - 2:55pm
Mathematics and Statistics Seminar—March 11

Join Tofigh Allahviranloo from the Department of Mathematics at Islamic Azad University, Iran, for a seminar titled "Introduction to Fuzzy Differential Equations," on Wednesday, March 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in Don and Marion McDougall Hall, room 328.

In this talk we discuss Fuzzy differential equations (FDEs) and their applications. The talk starts with a background of the fuzzy numbers and their properties, fuzzy difference and fuzzy derivative. Fuzzy differential equations (FDE) ere considered as first order differential equations with fuzzy initial values. The solutions are of FDEs considered in analytical and numerical case. Finally, some real applications of FDE are presented for more illustration. For more information, please contact Shafiqul Islam at

Mar 5 2015 - 11:45am
Training in Animal Use and Care—March 26

The next UPEI on-site training session in animal use and care will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in AVC, Lecture Theatre A. This will be a three hour training session with handouts, 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 Sherri Pineau by e-mail at by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 if you or any of your staff will be attending this session.

Mar 5 2015 - 11:18am
Departments of Biomedical Sciences & Pathology and Microbiology Seminar—March 10

The following graduate students will present a seminar on Tuesday, March 10 at 3:00 pm in AVC, Lecture Theatre C.

Dr. Sarah Malek, Department of Biomedical Sciences will present a seminar called "Candidate wet biomarkers in canine osteoarthritis." Michel Arsenault, Department of Biomedical Sciences will present a seminar called "Unraveling the Sox of Urogenital Development." Everyone is welcome to attend.

Mar 5 2015 - 11:07am
Mental Health Movie Night—March 12

Take part in a showing of "A Beautiful Mind," a biopic of John Nash and his experiences with schizophrenia, starring Russell Crowe and directed by Ron Howard on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm in the Duffy Science Centre, room 135. Immediately following the movie, there will be a discussion facilitated by Dr. Jason Doiron, and Michael Matusiewicz. This event is free and popcorn will be provided!

Mar 4 2015 - 4:21pm
Yoga Nidra—March 12

Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity to the body and will be offered on Thursday, March 12 from 12:45 – 1:30 pm in the Chaplaincy Centre, as part of Mental Health Week. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight. All are welcome to attend.

Bring a mat, pillow, blanket and any additional props.

Mar 4 2015 - 4:19pm
Mental Health: An International Perspective

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a discussion on mental health and what it means to our international community here at UPEI, on Thursday, March 12 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Pit, Robertson Library. This session will be led by Marion Clorey, counsellor, and Erica Stanley, international student advisor. All guests are welcome to bring their lunch. Sweets and coffee will be provided.

Mar 4 2015 - 3:51pm
Open Class Day—Friday, March 6

Open Class Day will be taking place Friday, March 6 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (Storm Date - March 20). Visiting high school students will have the opportunity to attend sample lectures and sessions throughout the day in various areas of arts, business and science. Incoming first year students will also have the opportunity to register for classes in the afternoon. We know this can be overwhelming for students, so we ask faculty and staff to be there to support students during this time of transition. To facilitate this, we are inviting faculty and staff to join us at any time through out the day, particularly during the registration sessions from 12:30 - 4:30 pm. The schedule can be found here:

Check out the schedule and find out more about Open Class Day:

For more information, contact Nicole Wadden Garland at or 902-894-2896.

Mar 4 2015 - 3:34pm
Energy, Canadian Dollar, and Interest Rates—March 9

Join Shane Jones, ScotiaMcLeod Chief Investment Officer for a presentation titled "Energy, Canadian Dollar, and Interest Rates," on Monday, March 9 at 3:00 pm in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium (room 242), Don and Marion McDougall Hall.

Shane has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years. Shane brings a strategic mind-set to portfolio management; he has a proven track record as a portfolio manager and is a respected and familiar face in the industry, regularly visiting investment advisors and financial planners across the country. Shane is regarded as an expert in the financial services industry and maintains strong relationships with the sector’s leaders and innovators.

This event is presented by the UPEI School of Business.

Mar 4 2015 - 2:53pm
Rescheduled Workshop: Time Management: Making Time Work for You

Are you under some kind of pressure to produce results; however feel as though the day is not long enough?

This session offers helpful strategies to:

*Understand the importance of prioritization.
*Develop an effective to-do list based on your priorities.
*Discuss techniques for managing interruptions and overcoming

This workshop has been rescheduled for this Friday, March 6 at 12:00 pm in the Kelley Building, Room 237.

We have several spots available. If you are interested please pre-register by contacting Megan at by Thursday, March 5.

Mar 4 2015 - 11:38am
Human Biology and Environmental Sciences research seminars—March 6

The Human Biology and Environmental Sciences research seminars continue on Friday, March 6 at 12:30 in the Duffy Science Centre, room 204 with graduate students Julia McKenna and Travis James presenting the following talks:

Julia McKenna MSc (HUB) – supervised by W. Montelpare will present "Head Games: HRV and CAS TEOAE as tools in concussion evaluation," followed by Travis James MSc (ESC) – supervised by M. van den Heuvel, who will present "Halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: Following the Fish."

All are welcome to attend.

Mar 4 2015 - 10:29am