Campus Notices

Call Out for Proposals: Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program

In 2012, Canada celebrated the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. Support was rallied from government, the private and public sectors to fund an inspiring new scholarship initiative in her honour: the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. This program represents a unique opportunity to activate Canadian students and Canadian universities. With investments made to Canadian universities, this program will facilitate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

As part of this new program, Canadian universities are invited to submit multi-year project proposals seeking funding of up to $500,000 for projects of two to four years to support Queen Elizabeth Scholars. Only AUCC member institutions can apply; universities may submit no more than two proposals to the competition. Universities may partner with one or more AUCC members for a joint proposal.

Groups from UPEI interested in submitting a proposal are asked to please express their intent to Adrienne Montgomery in Scholarships and Awards at or (902) 620-5187 by the end of day on Wednesday, November 5.

Further information on the program: Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program:

Oct 31 2014 - 1:35pm
University 100 program presents Anita Acai, 3M National Student Fellow - November 7

UPEI's University 100 program presents Anita Acai, 3M National Student Fellow on Friday, November 7 in Andrew Hall, Room 142. Anita will present the following sessions: "The Cult of Busy" from 10:30-11:15 am. During this presentation, Anita will discuss how our society has an unhealthy relationship with being busy and challenges "what are you being busy for?" Anita, a 2013 National Student Fellow, will share engaging and meaningful insights about the ubiquitous "cult of busy" and talk to students, staff, and faculty about where the 3M project is at today.

Anita will also present "3M National Student Fellowship Program, Experiences and Application Process" from 11:30 am-12:00 noon. Anita will lead an informal discussion on the 3M National Student Fellowship program which is sponsored by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). She will discuss her participation in the program and the application process. All students, faculty and staff who may be interested in learning more about this prestigious leadership development program are encouraged to attend. For more information about the award,

These lectures are open and free of charge to all UPEI students, faculty, and staff. Anita’s visit to UPEI has been arranged through the UPEI University 100 Program and generously supported by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada.

Oct 31 2014 - 10:33am
Mental Health First Aid for the UPEI Campus

The UPEI Department of Student Affairs is pleased to offer training in Mental Health First Aid. Developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and taught by one of our counsellors, “Mental Health First Aid Canada teaches first aid skills to help someone who is developing mental health problems or is experiencing a mental health crisis. Anyone can benefit from learning mental health first aid.” The 12-hour program will be taught on consecutive Fridays, November 28 and December 5. To optimize learning opportunities, enrolment will be capped at 20 participants – we will be offering another course in the second semester and groups/departments wishing their own offering are welcome to contact us to make arrangements.

Cost for the course is $50 – this includes 12 hours of training, program manuals, coffee and two refreshment breaks per day – participants will be free to make their own lunch plans. This program is open to all UPEI staff, faculty and students. To register, or for more information, please contact Krystal Mayne at or at (902) 566-0488.

Oct 31 2014 - 10:08am
Soprano Sarah Jo Kirsch to perform at UPEI - November 4

The UPEI Music Department is pleased to present soprano Sarah Jo Kirsch, winner of the Eckhardt-Gramatté (EGré) National Music Competition, on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 pm at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall, UPEI. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students and seniors and are available at the door, online at, or in advance by calling (902) 566-0507.

Oct 31 2014 - 9:21am
Central Printing - hours of operation

Central Printing will be CLOSED on the following days: November 5, 12, 19, and 26. Please email or call 0558 for any inquiries.

Oct 31 2014 - 9:19am
The Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law - October 31

UPEI faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law on Friday, October 31 in Don and Marion McDougall Hall, room 242 at 1:30 pm. This lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Prince Edward Island and the Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island. The lecture series was named to honour Thane A. Campbell, Rhodes Scholar, former Premier of Prince Edward Island, and first Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island.

This year's speaker is Mary Anne Waldron, QC, Professor of Law at the University of Victoria and Associate Vice-President Faculty Relations and Academic Administration, who will present her lecture entitled "Equality and Conscience: Can the Law Protect Both?" Waldron's current research relates to questions of freedom of conscience and religion. Her most recent book "Free to Believe: Rethinking Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Canada" was awarded the Canadian Law and Society Association 2014 prize for best book on issues of law and society. This lecture is free and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact (902) 566-0307.

Oct 30 2014 - 1:10pm
UPEI Music Society's Haunted House - October 30 and October 31

On Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31, 7:00-11:30 pm, UPEI music students will be turning the Steel Building into a spooky three-story haunted house. Admission is $5.00 per person, and $4.00 if you show a valid UPEI or Holland College student ID. Admission includes a free cup of hot chocolate. Proceeds from this event will go towards music scholarships and awards, and to help support the large performance ensembles of the Music Department.

Oct 30 2014 - 1:09pm
Trick or Eat - October 31

UPEI students are going door-to-door in surrounding neighbourhoods to collect non-perishable food items on Friday, October 31 from 5:00–7:00 pm in support of UPEI’s food bank.

Trick or Eat® is a youth-led national event that puts a new spin on the annual night of giving – Halloween. Instead of candy, thousands of Trick or Eaters across the country raise money online and go door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items for local food agencies. We also raise awareness about hunger in Canada through household flyers, educational materials, and online resources.

Suggested items include: pasta products/pasta sauce, rice, canned meats and fish, peanut butter, cereal, canned vegetables, dry and canned soups, fruit juices, canned/powdered milk, baby food, diapers, and beans and legumes.

UPEI students, staff, and faculty can drop off any food donations to the Residence Office, Bernadine Hall, 340 (first floor). The office is open from 9:00 am-8:00 pm. All proceeds will support UPEI’s Food Bank.

Interested in canvassing for the campaign? Contact Aaron Patton at or Mitchell McIntosh at

Oct 30 2014 - 1:09pm
Faculty of Education PhD Seminar Series - November 6

Please join us for Dr. Ray Doiron's public presentation on Thursday, November 6 from 1:00-2:30 pm. The presentation is entitled: "Critical Reflections on the Challenges and Dilemmas of International Research." The presentation will be held in the Faculty Lounge, SDU Main Building. All are welcome to attend.

Oct 30 2014 - 8:47am
Departments of Biomedical Sciences & Pathology and Microbiology Seminar - November 4

Stacey Goldberg, Department of Biomedical Sciences will present a seminar called "Molecular Approach to Identify Bioactive Brominated Natural Products from Marine Sponges," on Tuesday, November 4 at 3:30 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre C. Everyone is welcome

Oct 30 2014 - 8:45am
Seminar - Dr. S. Frasca, Adjunct Graduate Faculty Candidate - October 30

Dr. Salvatore Frasca, Adjunct Graduate Faculty Candidate in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology will be presenting a seminar on Thursday, October 30 at 2:00 pm in Room 278N, AVC McCain Learning Commons via Video Conferencing.

His seminar is titled "Pigmented" Fungal Infections of Aquatic Animals: Diagnostic Challenges and Research Investigations.

Everyone is welcome.

Oct 29 2014 - 3:12pm
CBC meteorologist Peter Coade to help launch The 2015 PEI Weather Trivia Calendar

Veteran broadcast meteorologist Peter Coade will join authors Don Jardine and Adam Fenech for the launch of “Some weather we’re having!” The 2015 PEI Weather Trivia Calendar. The event takes place Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 pm at The Pourhouse, above The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse in Charlottetown. Proceeds from calendar sales go to UPEI’s Climate Research Lab.

Prince Edward Island history comes to life in this first ever PEI weather trivia calendar of 365 stories about PEI weather and its impact on Islanders’ everyday lives. Meet the authors, Don Jardine and Adam Fenech, as they visit eleven libraries (and one pub!) across the Island during the month of November.

Come for the launch with Peter Coade, stay for music from singer/songwriter Patrick Bunston.

The 2015 PEI Weather Trivia Calendar brings stories from North Cape to East Point, West Point to Murray Head—and all points in-between over the last 150 years. Calendars are sold at each reading tour event, at all Murphy’s Pharmacies, and online at

Oct 29 2014 - 1:41pm
"Coffee With A Stranger" - November 6

Join UPEI Student Affairs in the Campus Life Lounge (2nd floor, Student Affairs, W.A. Murphy Student Centre) for "Coffee with a Stranger" on November 6 from 6:30-9:00 pm. Pro-Choice PEI's Isaac Williams will share his story and answer any questions attendees have. Come enjoy coffee, tea, cookies and conversation. All are welcome to attend!

Oct 29 2014 - 9:45am
Department of Pathology & Microbiology seminar - November 6

The Department of Pathology & Microbiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College invites you to attend a seminar by Dr. Melanie Buote from The Atlantic Veterinary College on Thursday, November 6.

Dr. Buote is interviewing for a tenure-track faculty position in anatomic pathology and is presenting her seminar titled "Groundhog Day: Are we repeating our mistakes or getting it right in veterinary anatomic pathology?" at 10:30 am in AVC, Lecture Theatre A.

Everyone is welcome.

Oct 29 2014 - 9:37am
AVC Dean search - meet and greets

The search committee for the position of Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College would like to invite faculty and staff to drop in for an informal meet and greet with the candidates. All sessions will take place in AVC 280 N between 12:00-1:00 pm.

Your feedback on the candidates can also be sent to by November 27.

Tuesday, November 4:
Dr. Dan Hurnik
CV can be found at:

Thursday, November 6:
Dr. Jeff Wichtel
CV can be found at:

Wednesday, November 12:
Dr. Greg Keefe
CV can be found at:

Oct 29 2014 - 9:32am