Campus Notices

Master of Arts in Island Studies Thesis Defence - April 28

Emily Thomas will present her Master of Arts - Island Studies thesis defence on Monday, April 28 at 8:45am in Dalton Hall, room 409. The thesis title is: "Sustaining Island Fishing Communities: Policy and Management in Practice in Maine and Newfoundland". Since space is limited in this room, if you wish to attend please contact Dr. Jim Randall, Coordinator of the MA Island Studies program, at 620-5013 or jarandall@upei.ca.

Apr 17 2014 - 2:16pm
REMINDER: Open House for Carole McCarville - April 23

After 25 years with the Department of Companion Animals at the Atlantic Veterinary College, Carole McCarville is retiring. We will be hosting an 'Open House' on April 23 in the AVC Learning Commons at 3:00 pm and everyone is invited to drop by and wish Carole well as she moves onto a new chapter in her life. A guest book will be available for signing. If you are unable to attend on the 23 and would like to sign the book, please stop AVC office (349S) or send an e-mail to fisher@upei.ca and it will be added to the book.

Laurel Fisher
Department of Companion Animals

Apr 17 2014 - 2:09pm
Campus Energy Conservation – Easter Weekend

Please take a few moments before leaving for the long weekend to turn off any unnecessary equipment (e.g. computers, monitors, printers, speakers, etc). The reduced loads improve overall campus energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A period of closure for the University offers a great opportunity to save money on utilities. Past history has shown that very few people occupy the buildings for any substantial time during the holidays. With this in mind, buildings will be heated/cooled according to University Temperature Guidelines (http://www.upei.ca/facilities/sustainability/energy-management/guidelines) during the Easter weekend with the assumption that buildings are unoccupied. The exception will be buildings that contain special collections or sensitive equipment, or buildings that are officially open during the holidays.

Apr 16 2014 - 2:52pm
Reminder: Special seminar for Pathology & Microbiology - April 17

Dr. Daniel Elad from Kimron Veterinary Institute in Israel is giving a seminar Thursday, April 17 in AVC-A, at 9:30 am, titled "Challenges Facing the Israeli Veterinary Services and Highlights of Some Animal Infectious Diseases in Israel." Dr. Elad is Head of the Division of Bacteriology and Mycological Laboratory at Kimron Veterinary Institute. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Apr 16 2014 - 9:34am
AVC Summer Academy application deadline approaching

Interested in going to vet school?

The Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, is offering an exciting, academically based program to help students understand what is involved in veterinary medicine education. The AVC Summer Academy provides participants with a "big picture" of veterinary school through classroom lectures, field trips, and hands-on sessions. Participants explore the curriculum covered in each year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Eligibility is based on those who are currently enrolled in, or who have been accepted into, university. Participants must have a minimum B+ (77%) average or GPA 3.3, and be 18 years of age or older. For more information, please visit upei.ca/avc/summerprograms.

The deadline for applications is May 9, 2014

Apr 16 2014 - 9:33am
Campus Energy Conservation – Easter Weekend

Please take a few moments before leaving for the long weekend to turn off any unnecessary equipment (e.g. computers, monitors, printers, speakers, etc.). The reduced loads improve overall campus energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A period of closure for the University offers a great opportunity to save money on utilities. Past history has shown that very few people occupy the buildings for any substantial time during the holidays. With this in mind, buildings will be heated/cooled according to University Temperature Guidelines (http://www.upei.ca/facilities/sustainability/energy-management/guidelines) during the Easter weekend with the assumption that buildings are unoccupied. The exception will be buildings that contain special collections or sensitive equipment, or buildings that are officially open during the holidays.

Apr 15 2014 - 4:29pm
Department of Biomedical Sciences Seminar - April 17

Dr. Richard Kostrzewa will present a special seminar entitled "L-DOPA Effects on Striatal Microdialysate Levels of Hydroxyl Radical in Parkinsonian Rats" on Thursday, April 17 at 10:30 am in AVC, Lecture B. Dr. Kostrzewa is currently Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. He received his PhD in Pharmacology at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science and his Dr.h.c. in Pharmacology at the Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. His research concentrates on the mechanistic role of 1) dopamine D1 and D2 receptor supersensitivity and 2) serotoninergic modulation of dopaminergic systems. All are welcome to attend.

Apr 15 2014 - 10:35am
Volunteers needed—nutrition research study

UPEI is recruiting volunteers for a nutrition research study who meet the following criteria: overweight, non-smokers, not diabetic, between the ages of 21–65. If you meet all of the above criteria, you may be eligible to participate in the study whose purpose is to evaluate the health effects of blueberry consumption on indicators of diabetes and heart disease. Study investigators are Dr. Katherine Gottschall-Pass, Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon, and Dr. Kim Stote.

If you are interested in participating, please attend one of the following 30-minute information sessions in Room 310 (dining room), Health Sciences Building, on the UPEI campus:

Wednesday, April 23—12:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 24—12:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Friday, April 25—12:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Monday, April 28—12:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 29—12:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 30—12:00 pm and 5:00 pm

For more information, please contact Dr. Kim Stote at kstote@upei.ca

Apr 15 2014 - 10:32am
Emergency First Aid and CPR Training and Workplace Safety Inspection Sessions

Emergency First Aid and CPR Training will take place on Thursday, May 22 from 9:00 am-3:30 pm in AVC 286A North. The training is covered by the Health and Safety Budget. Space is limited so please sign up early. If you would like to attend the training session, please pre-register by contacting Debbie McKie at dmckie@upei.ca.

Apr 14 2014 - 4:34pm
UPEI Safety Champion of the Year Award - Call for Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual UPEI Safety Champion of the Year Award. Please review the eligibility criteria at http://www.upei.ca/hr/news-and-notices
This award is open to UPEI faculty, staff, and students. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 28. This initiative is a part of UPEI's 2014 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week activities.

Apr 14 2014 - 4:33pm
Master of Arts - Island Studies thesis defence - April 22

Krishna Raghavan will present his Master of Arts - Island Studies thesis defence on Tuesday, April 22 at 12:30 pm in Rm. 409 Dalton Hall. The thesis title is: "Evaluating Renewable Energy Options for Small Islands using Emergy Methodology: Case Study of Coconut Biodiesel in the Fiji Islands." Since space is limited in this room, if you wish to attend, please contact Dr. Jim Randall, Coordinator of the MA Island Studies program, at 620-5013 or jarandall@upei.ca.

Apr 14 2014 - 4:32pm
Animal Care Protocol Submission deadline - May 2

The deadline for Animal Care Protocol Submissions -- new, renewal, or amendments -- is Friday, May 2 for the May meeting.

Ensure you always download the current forms from http://research.upei.ca/animal_care and use the most current Adobe Reader to complete forms. Only current forms will be accepted.

Both the signed hard copy and electronic protocol submission must be submitted by the deadline date.
∙ Submit one copy of original protocol with signature to AVC - Annex, Biomedical Sciences Dept., Rm 2302.
∙ Submit an electronic copy to animalcare@upei.ca

Those protocols received after the deadline will be reviewed the following month. For more information, please contact Sherri Pineau at 566-0973.

Apr 14 2014 - 11:04am
Reminder to Submit Your Ideas to the Campus Connector! - Deadline April 14

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 today, Monday, April 14 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!

Apr 14 2014 - 10:20am
Special Seminar: Back to the Future : What's Really New in Teaching and Learning presented by Ken Steele

The Faculty Development Office in conjunction with the VPA is pleased to provide you with more details on Ken Steele's visit to our campus on May 1. You are all invited to attend a presentation on Innovations in Teaching and Learning. This special seminar, "Back to the Future : What's Really New in Teaching and Learning" will be followed by a workshop focusing on the same topic during the afternoon. If you are interested in the workshop portion of the event, you will need to RSVP as soon as possible (fdo@upei.ca or 620-5217). All registered workshop participants will be invited to lunch at the Wanda Wyatt cafeteria to kick off the afternoon session.

Tentative schedule:

Innovations in Teaching and Learning
10:30 am-Noon : Public presentation - open to all (McDougall Hall 242)
Noon-1 pm : lunch for workshop participants - RSVP (Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall)
1-3:30 pm : workshop - RSVP (McDougall Hall 328 and 329).

"Ken Steele has become Canada’s most sought-after campus presenter because he continually synthesizes breaking news, research, data and trends, and delivers ever-changing, fast-paced, dynamic presentations incorporating rich media, great humour, and insights specific to the audience and institution. Ken engages a broad range of campus stakeholders with his unique and comprehensive perspective on higher education – as former academic, entrepreneur, co-founder of Academica Group, editor of Canada’s leading PSE news daily, and consultant to a hundred institutions across the country". Visit: http://eduvation.ca

Apr 14 2014 - 9:51am
Curriculum Planning Committee meeting - April 17

The Curriculum Planning Committee (CPC) meeting will now be held on Thursday, April 17 from 1-2:30 pm in McDougall Hall, Room 242. UPEI students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in town hall meetings on academic planning hosted by the CPC. The meetings will focus on the draft program evaluation instrument, guiding principles and proposed planning process developed by the CPC. We need to hear your ideas on the best path for UPEI to achieve a well structured academic plan.

Please note: The April 15 meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 17 as listed above.

Apr 14 2014 - 9:07am