Campus Notices

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, which takes place every year on December 6, marks the anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989. Read news story on upei.ca

UPEI will observe the day by lowering the flags in front of Kelley Memorial Building and at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place to half-mast. Everyone is encouraged to wear their purple ribbons to raise awareness about violence against women and children here on PEI, across Canada, and around the world while imagining what true safety for all people, of all genders, can look like.

Again this year due to COVID-19, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women will host its annual Montreal Massacre Memorial Service—that honours the lives of women that have been lost to violence, and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls—in a livestream event. The service will be broadcast on Facebook at 12 noon on Monday, December 6: facebook.com/peistatusofwomen

The Doctor of Psychology students at UPEI are inviting 2SLGBTQ+ folks to an exciting night of free beginner yoga on December 8th at 6:30pm located in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, UPEI (ask the front desk for directions if you get lost!).

This exciting event is open to all self-identified 2SLGBTQ+ folks aged 17+ who are interested in connecting socially and trying out yoga (beginners are welcome!). The night will include a 60-minute yoga session led by a certified yoga instructor, followed by a walk to the Fox and Crow for social hangouts (food & drinks will not be provided).

Participants should bring a bottle of water and must show proof of COVID-19 VACCINATION RECORD & ID. To register, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKW5H3S or email us at upei.lgbt.group@gmail.com

Space is LIMITED, so sign up quickly! We look forward to seeing you for what will be a fun event!

Volunteer mentors help our international students in the Study & Stay PEI program better transition to the PEI community and workforce. If you're a working professional at UPEI who wants to support our international students, sign up as a mentor today: https://studypei.ca/.

As a mentor, we only require a total of 4 hours commitment (meeting with your mentee) between February - July 2022. Meetings can be conducted either online via webcam, by phone or in-person (following the public health guidance).

If you have any questions, please contact us at studyandstaypei@upei.ca.

This week's Tea(ching) Break is from the higher education podcast Tea for Teaching. This podcast which started in 2017, covers a wide range of topics relevant to university teaching. In this episode the hosts reflect on their experiences teaching in the Fall 2021 semester and consider lessons learned as they prepare their Winter 2022 classes. You can access the Tea for Teaching podcast here  

The UPEI Music Department is pleased to present the UPEI Choral Concert on December 3 at 7:30 pm at the Kirk of St. James, Charlottetown.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 for adults and seniors. Students pay $10.

Pre-registration is required. Please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJWPC9C.

Vax passes are required to attend this event. Masks must be worn at all times.

 

The UPEI Health, Safety and Environment Department (HSE) is offering Emergency and Standard First Aid/CPR training sessions in December.

Emergency First Aid/CPR 
December 17, 2021
8:30 am–3:30 pm  HSB 104

This basic one-day course offers lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. 

Standard First Aid/CPR
December 15 & 16, 2021
8:30 am–3:30 pm  HSB 105

This comprehensive two-day course offers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need enhanced training as a work requirement (high risk areas such as labs).

Cost of registration will be covered by HSE for all UPEI faculty and staff, Priority will be given to First Aiders in each campus building who need to renew their certification. Please note that lunch will not be provided.

Please contact Melissa Bender at mbender@upei.ca or 902-566-0901. 

Volunteer mentors help our international students in the Study & Stay PEI program better transition to the PEI community and workforce. If you're a working professional at UPEI who wants to support our international students, sign up as a mentor today: https://studypei.ca/.

As a mentor, we only require a total of 4 hours commitment (meeting with your mentee) between February - July 2022. Meetings can be conducted either online via webcam, by phone or in-person (following the public health guidance).

If you have any questions, please contact us at studyandstaypei@upei.ca.

This week's Tea(ching) Break is from the higher education podcast Tea for Teaching. This podcast which started in 2017, covers a wide range of topics relevant to university teaching. In this episode the hosts reflect on their experiences teaching in the Fall 2021 semester and consider lessons learned as they prepare their Winter 2022 classes. You can access the Tea for Teaching podcast here  

More than 20 years ago, the Chaplaincy Centre began hosting free lunches during exams.  This year, we plan to bring the tradition back and host our historic "Free Chili and More Exam Lunch".  Rather than two days, we are planning two serving times on one day,  Tuesday December 14, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 and 5:00 - 6:30.  This event counts on the generosity of staff and faculty who volunteer 30 minutes (or more) to set up, serve and clean up.  Please consider participating in this fun, community building event.  Use this link to sign up.

Thank you to all!

Sister Sue

UPEI Procurement Services is currently taking bids on some used fitness equipment. 

  • LifeFitness 93X Elliptical 2
  • Hammer Strength ground base leg extension
  • Cybex plate loaded leg extension 

Bids are being accepted in the University's e-tendering portal Bonfire until December 6, 2021, at 2:00 pm. This portal requires you to register by creating a username and password as your UPEI credentials are not connected to this system. When registering for the Bonfire portal, please put your name in the Vendor Name and Contact Name fields. You can access the information on this opportunity at the following link:

https://upei.bonfirehub.ca/projects/47389/details

Once again the UPEI Bookstore will be offering Christmas Staff Shopping to all Staff/Faculty. 

Staff/Faculty will be able to charge purchases from the UPEI Bookstore to their personal account between Monday, December 6 and Saturday, December 11, 2021.

Payroll deductions will be from January 21-April 29, 2022. 

Your 20% discount will apply.

Please contact bookstore@upei.ca for any questions.

Beat the New Years Resolution rush and sign up for small group training now.   Small Group Training is a fun and effective way to reach your fitness goals by training in a group of six under the guidance of a certified personal trainer.    We have a variety of options (once/week, two times/week, three times/week) at a great price for UPEI staff/faculty   $50 + hst  for 1 session (12 classes), regular price is $135 + hst.    If you have any questions, please contact Angela Marchbank at amarchbank@upei.ca

For more details visit https://www.upei.ca/ar/fitness-classes

To register for small group training please log into our new online registration site.

UPEI faculty, staff, and students: 

  • You can sign in using your UPEI email address and password at our new portal, recreation.upei.ca
  • After signing in click on the Fitness Programming icon and following prompts.         

The UPEI Music Department is pleased to present the UPEI Choral Concert on December 3 at 7:30 pm at the Kirk of St. James, Charlottetown.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 for adults and seniors. Students pay $10.

Pre-registration is required. Please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJWPC9C.

Vax passes are required to attend this event. Masks must be worn at all times.

 

More than 20 years ago, the Chaplaincy Centre began hosting free lunches during exams.  This year, we plan to bring the tradition back and host our historic "Free Chili and More Exam Lunch".  Rather than two days, we are planning two serving times on one day,  Tuesday December 14, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 and 5:00 - 6:30.  This event counts on the generosity of staff and faculty who volunteer 30 minutes (or more) to set up, serve and clean up.  Please consider participating in this fun, community building event.  Use this link to sign up.

Thank you to all!

Sister Sue

In response to some inquiries, the Teaching and Learning Centre looking for faculty interested in learning about Liquid Syllabi.  If you have a liquid syllabus for one or more of your courses that you are willing to share, or are interested in creating one of your own, email TLC@upei.ca  before Friday Dec. 3 and we'll find a time in the next few weeks to bring folks together. 

The Faculty of Arts welcomes the campus community to two presentations by tenure track candidate for Island Studies, Dr. Tyler DesRoches.  The first presentation is a sample class lecture on Wednesday, December 1st at 12:30 pm in Kelley room 210.  The title of the lecture is "The Concept of Sustainability and Measuring Island Sustainability".

The next presentation is a public lecture on Thursday, December 2nd at 10:00 am in Kelley room 210.  The title of the lecture is "The Arts, Humanities, and Island Studies".

Vaxpass and masks are required for both events.

The UPEI Music Department is pleased to present the UPEI Choral Concert on December 3 at 7:30 pm at the Kirk of St. James, Charlottetown.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 for adults and seniors. Students pay $10.

Pre-registration is required. Please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJWPC9C.

Vax passes are required to attend this event. Masks must be worn at all times.

 

More than 20 years ago, the Chaplaincy Centre began hosting free lunches during exams.  This year, we plan to bring the tradition back and host our historic "Free Chili and More Exam Lunch".  Rather than two days, we are planning two serving times on one day,  Tuesday December 14, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 and 5:00 - 6:30.  This event counts on the generosity of staff and faculty who volunteer 30 minutes (or more) to set up, serve and clean up.  Please consider participating in this fun, community building event.  Use this link to sign up.

Thank you to all!

Sister Sue

On Wednesday December 1st, ITSS will be conducting routine maintenance on the MyUPEI portal and related services from 8 pm to 12 midnight. During this time there may be intermittent access and performance issues with MyUPEI, Self-Service, Colleague & apply.upei.ca sites.

We encourage Students, Faculty, and Staff that may need documents or links located on myUPEI to plan ahead and bookmark or download the resources they may need during this period.

As a reminder, you can access Moodle directly using https://moodle.upei.ca & Outlook email directly using https://outlook.office.com.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITSS Help Desk at 902-566-0465.

Join PEI Community Reads on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 6 pm as we continue discussing the national bestseller, The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, by award-winning author, journalist, and activist, Desmond Cole.

For our virtual meeting in November, we will be discussing chapters the unsettling (july) and here for dafonte (august). Follow our Facebook page for the link to join our Zoom meeting. Discussion questions and resources to help guide you through the chapters are also available through our Facebook page.

We're very excited to announce that we will host a special virtual event featuring Desmond Cole in the spring of 2022! Details will be announced at a later date.

Copies of the book are available at the Robertson Library for a 28-day loan and through the PEI Public Library Service in both hardcover and e-book editions! 

Whether you can make our programming this Tuesday or not, be sure to follow us on social media for updates!

https://www.facebook.com/PEICOMMUNITYREADS

https://www.instagram.com/peicommunityreads/

PEI Community Reads is a joint initiative of the UPEI Robertson Library, UPEI International Student Office, UPEI Student Union, Prince Edward Island Public Library Service, Charlottetown Rotary Club, Rotaract Club of UPEI, and Black Cultural Society of PEI.

Everyone is welcome to join!