Campus Notices

Our EFAP provider, LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell, has created orientation webinars for any Employee, Faculty member, and their dependents that want to know more about how their UPEI EFAP benefits work. These general overview sessions are offered in both English and French at no cost to participants. Dates offered: February 20, April 16, July 16, and October 15.

To register

  1. Click this link to view the brochure
  2. Choose the best date (please note the time zone is listed in EST)
  3. Click the date you want to register for
  4. You will receive an email confirmation. The email will have the log-in and call-in details

EFAP offers a short-term, solution-focused approach to professional counselling to assist you in resolving your concerns and issues. EFAP provides counselling that best suits your needs and busy schedules, whether it is in person, by telephone, or online [E-Counselling] as well as immediate help with crises.  In addition to professional counseling, employees and their eligible family members can access a wide range of programs that provide telephonic consultation with qualified advisors who can help answer questions and clarify concerns that affect us all. 

For EFAP Counselling, WorkLife Programs, and Information Services 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year, call:

English: 1-844-880-9142 

Visit: www.workhealthlife.com

More information on the UPEI EFAP benefit can be found on the MyUPEI website here.

Come join an informal discussion with six directors and officers of non-profit organizations in PEI/Charlottetown, as they talk about the advantages and limitations of working in the non-profit sector, and what brought them to this kind of work.Organized by Diversity and Social Justice Studies, abraithwaite@upei.ca. Free, everyone welcome! 

Public Presentations by Candidates for the Dean of Science

The Search Committee for the Dean of Science is pleased to announce the upcoming public presentations for the two candidates for the position of Dean of Science. Each candidate will deliver a public presentation on Their Vision for the Faculty of Science.

Bill Whelan - January 29, 2020 - 9:30 – 11:00 – Public Presentation in Andrew Hall, Room 142

Nola Etkin - January 30, 2020 - 10:30 – 12:00 – Public Presentation in Lecture Theatre A - AVC 201N

It's a big UPEI Panthers-at-Home weekend, January 24–26, and we invite you to be a part of the excitement! Download the new UPEI Panthers mobile app either from the App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play (for android devices), show your mobile device and employee ID at the door, and you'll receive free admission to all seven Panther home games this weekend!

Friday:
Women’s basketball vs St. FX – 6:00 pm
Men’s hockey vs Acadia – 7:00 pm
Men’s basketball vs St. FX – 8:00 pm

Saturday:
Women’s basketball vs St. FX – 6:00 pm (Shoot for the Cure)
Men’s hockey vs SMU – 7:00 pm
Men’s basketball vs St. FX – 8:00 pm (Shoot for the Cure)

Sunday: 
Women’s hockey vs UNB – 3:00 pm (Pink in the Rink)

The official UPEI Panthers mobile app features the latest information on upcoming games and events, results, and lots more! Go Panthers Go!

SPEAKER: Nicolas Decelles, Pathology and Microbiology

TITLE: Pathologic findings in Northern Gannets collected in Atlantic Canadian waters

Everyone Welcome

Wednesday, January 29, UPEI joins communities all across the country in celebrating Bell Let's Talk Day.  We are looking for volunteers to staff 2 information/photo booths where students, staff and faculty can receive handouts on mental health topics, take a selfie with our Bell Let's Talk props and help promote awareness about mental health.  If you have an hour and would like to volunteer at a booth, please sign up on the attached google form in a time slot that works with your schedule.  We are hoping to have at least 2 people per hour at each booth. If you have time and would like to sign up for more than 1 hour, feel free to do so.

Bell Let's Talk Volunteer Sign-up Sheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SsZ7is8OxTOvjNzZ1fF6N6ZYyvq1L1CkvoRO9A_jtn0/edit?usp=sharing

Seminar Title:  A robust approach to construct coherent risk measures
Speaker:  Dr. Alexander Alvarez, School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (SMCS) at UPEI

Abstract: In this work we consider the problem of constructing robust, coherent financial risk measures.  In particular we construct a general risk measure that is conceptually comparable to the well known Value-at-Risk. Our method is based on a reference subset of possible trajectories of the asset prices, which can be generated in terms of geometric properties of the sample space. This approach can be used when we have full knowledge of the probabilistic model for the asset prices and  also in the context of model uncertainty. We provide numerical results based on simulated data.

All are welcome to attend!

For more information please contact AARMS CRG Seminar Series organizer Dr. Shafiqul Islam sislam@upei.ca

 

UPEI Hackers, start your engines!

This year, Atlantic Water Network is proud to be bringing the AquaHacking Challenge to Atlantic Canada for the first time! Through this competition, we’re launching an ambitious search for the most innovative solutions to tackle urgent water issues on the east coast.

UP FOR GRABS:

  • $50K in cash prizes to jump-start winning teams
  • 360° mentorship & skill-building workshops
  • Secured spot in a local start-up incubator

Join us for this info session to learn how you can put PEI on the map for AquaHacking 2020 in Atlantic Canada!

What we’ll cover in this session:

  • What is AquaHacking and how does it work?
  • Who is eligible to participate?
  • Where and when is the Challenge taking place?
  • How can I get involved?

When: Tuesday, January 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Where: Room 142, Bill and Denise Andrew Hall, University of Prince Edward Island

Food and drinks will be provided.

FREE but pre-registration would be appreciated at: https://bit.ly/2RsTpPu

The competition is OPEN, meaning anyone is invited to participate. Whether you’re a student, young professional or researcher – or just interested in starting a business while making the world a better place – we invite you to join a growing movement of emerging water leaders working to improve the health of our waters. It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in technology, data, engineering, environmental issues or marketing – AquaHacking sets you and your team up for success through round-the-clock mentorship, skill-building workshops and leadership opportunities.
For more information, visit aquahacking.com/en/2020-atlanticcanada/ or contact us at aislin.livingstone@smu.ca.

See you there!

Have you ever thought of completing a Master's degree in, among other things,  island tourism, sustainability, or international relations, all while staying on the Island? If so, you are invited to an information session on UPEI's Master of Arts, Island Studies programs. In addition to the traditional thesis-based option, you are now able to take one of three course and work-study-based Master’s specializing in Island Tourism, Sustainable Island Communities, or International Relations & Island Public Policy. These are going to be delivered using a combination of face-to-face classes,  video link and online, starting in September 2020. Entrance Scholarships for these and the thesis version of the program are available.

This information session will take place on Wednesday, January 29th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Rm. 211 SDU Main Bldg. and again from 6:00-7:00pm. For more information contact the Island Studies Coordinator, Jim Randall, at jarandall@upei.ca or 902-620-5013.

 Jack Frost Winterfest ~ February 14-17, 2020

20% Discount for UPEI Alumni, Faculty and Staff

The UPEI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is offering an exclusive 20% DISCOUNT for UPEI ALUMNI, FACULTY and STAFF attending JACK FROST WINTERFEST!

From January 2nd – February 7th register with the UPEI Alumni office at alumni@upei.ca to receive your special promotion code for discounts on ticket purchases and be automatically entered for your chance to win up to 4 Jack Frost Weekend Passes. The lucky winners will be contacted on February 10th. Once you have your promo code you will be all set to purchase your Weekend Passes!

For tickets and the full schedule visit ~ jackfrostfestival.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a big UPEI Panthers-at-Home weekend, January 24–26, and we invite you to be a part of the excitement! Download the new UPEI Panthers mobile app either from the App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play (for android devices), show your mobile device and employee ID at the door, and you'll receive free admission to all seven Panther home games this weekend!

Friday:
Women’s basketball vs St. FX – 6:00 pm
Men’s hockey vs Acadia – 7:00 pm
Men’s basketball vs St. FX – 8:00 pm

Saturday:
Women’s basketball vs St. FX – 6:00 pm (Shoot for the Cure)
Men’s hockey vs SMU – 7:00 pm
Men’s basketball vs St. FX – 8:00 pm (Shoot for the Cure)

Sunday: 
Women’s hockey vs UNB – 3:00 pm (Pink in the Rink)

The official UPEI Panthers mobile app features the latest information on upcoming games and events, results, and lots more! Go Panthers Go!

On Wednesday January 29, 2020, ITSS will be conducting routine maintenance on the MyUPEI portal from 8 pm to 12 midnight. During this time there may be intermittent access and performance issues with accessing and using MyUPEI.

We encourage students, faculty, and staff who 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.

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

The E-Learning Office is hosting the 3rd UPEI Teaching Community Conference on May 5th, 2020. This is a conference for UPEI faculty and staff to present on their teaching and how they support teaching here at UPEI.

The call for teaching and teaching support proposals is open for 30 minute presentations. If you are interested in presenting, please see our presentation proposal form: https://forms.gle/iXFSS42Ku8Epphqg6. Final deadline for proposals is April 17th, 2020.

SPEAKER: Nicolas Decelles, Pathology and Microbiology

TITLE: Pathologic findings in Northern Gannets collected in Atlantic Canadian waters

Everyone Welcome

There will be a UPEI Biosafety refresher training session:

Wednesday, February 19, 2020  1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
KMB 237

This session is required for those who attended the Basic Biosafety course in 2017 or earlier. It is not a substitute for Basic Biosafety. Topics to be covered include a review of basic biosafety principles, a practical approach to spill cleanup, and an update on what’s new at UPEI in the field of biosafety.

To attend the Biosafety Refresher course, you must pre-register by contacting Dr. Rhoda Speare, before February 11, 2020 by email (
hse@upei.ca) or by phone (902-620-5071). 

Please include your name, department, supervisor’s name (if applicable), email address, and phone number in your email or voice message. 

If you have any questions about this training session, please contact Rhoda.

 

There will be a UPEI Basic Biosafety training session:

Thursday, February 13, 2020  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
AVC 287N


Topics to be covered include basic biosafety principles and how they are applied at the University of Prince Edward Island, as well as biosecurity training. This session is open to everyone including graduate students.

Please note: those who attended training in 2017 or earlier are currently due for the Biosafety Refresher Course.

To attend the Basic Biosafety course, you must pre-register by contacting Dr. Rhoda Speare, before February 11, 2020 by email (
hse@upei.ca) or by phone (902-620-5071).

Please provide your name, department, your supervisor’s name (if applicable), email address, and phone number in your email or voice message. Please indicate if you are a graduate student. 

If you have any questions about this training session, please contact Rhoda.

In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of International Development Week, a Workshop on Promoting Gender Justice with a Social Determinants and Sustainable Development perspective will be held on Wednesday, 5 February in the Home Science Building 104 (HSB 104) at 5:00 pm.

The workshop will be led by Jillian Kilfoil, Executive Director, Women's Network of PEI.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

Coffee and snacks will be served.

Please RSVP (sroy@upei.ca) by 29 January 2020. 

Seminar Title:  A robust approach to construct coherent risk measures
Speaker:  Dr. Alexander Alvarez, School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (SMCS) at UPEI

Abstract: In this work we consider the problem of constructing robust, coherent financial risk measures.  In particular we construct a general risk measure that is conceptually comparable to the well known Value-at-Risk. Our method is based on a reference subset of possible trajectories of the asset prices, which can be generated in terms of geometric properties of the sample space. This approach can be used when we have full knowledge of the probabilistic model for the asset prices and  also in the context of model uncertainty. We provide numerical results based on simulated data.

All are welcome to attend!

For more information please contact AARMS CRG Seminar Series organizer Dr. Shafiqul Islam sislam@upei.ca

 

UPEI Hackers, start your engines!

This year, Atlantic Water Network is proud to be bringing the AquaHacking Challenge to Atlantic Canada for the first time! Through this competition, we’re launching an ambitious search for the most innovative solutions to tackle urgent water issues on the east coast.

UP FOR GRABS:

  • $50K in cash prizes to jump-start winning teams
  • 360° mentorship & skill-building workshops
  • Secured spot in a local start-up incubator

Join us for this info session to learn how you can put PEI on the map for AquaHacking 2020 in Atlantic Canada!

What we’ll cover in this session:

  • What is AquaHacking and how does it work?
  • Who is eligible to participate?
  • Where and when is the Challenge taking place?
  • How can I get involved?

When: Tuesday, January 28 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Where: Room 142, Bill and Denise Andrew Hall, University of Prince Edward Island

Food and drinks will be provided.

FREE but pre-registration would be appreciated at: https://bit.ly/2RsTpPu

The competition is OPEN, meaning anyone is invited to participate. Whether you’re a student, young professional or researcher – or just interested in starting a business while making the world a better place – we invite you to join a growing movement of emerging water leaders working to improve the health of our waters. It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in technology, data, engineering, environmental issues or marketing – AquaHacking sets you and your team up for success through round-the-clock mentorship, skill-building workshops and leadership opportunities.
For more information, visit aquahacking.com/en/2020-atlanticcanada/ or contact us at aislin.livingstone@smu.ca.

See you there!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Atlantic Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care.  The Atlantic Veterinary College seeks nominees who demonstrate:

- participation in the community

- advancement of the profession

- the highest values of compassion, leadership and dedication to the profession

- exceptional service and contributions to the profession

For more detailed criteria and a nomination form, visit upei.ca/avc/community

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2020.