Campus Notices

The Application Review Committee invites members of the campus community to provide feedback on the potential candidate, Dr. Jay Penney, for the Canada Research Chair Tier II tenure-track position in Biomedical Genomic Engineering. The candidate's research seminar was recorded and is available upon request.  Please email mlsteele@upei.ca to receive a link.

The committee welcomes your feedback on this candidate and requests that it be forwarded by email to mlsteele@upei.ca by Friday, May 20, 2022, 4:00 p.m. All feedback is confidential.

Take the pause you need at mid-day to rekindle your spirit. Sister Sue leads a prayer time that includes silence and reflection on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:05 in the Chaplaincy Centre.

Don't forget your mask.

Overview: The Certificate in Mental Health and Well-Being is designed for individuals who endeavour to maintain a strong sense of well-being and good mental health among colleagues and themselves throughout these challenging times. The Mental Health Awareness course will examine topics such as signs and symptoms of weakening mental health, strengthening mental health and well-being, supporting others struggling with mental health and well-being, building resilience, psychological health and safety in the workplace, preventing and managing burnout, and managing time and productivity in order to reduce stress. At the end of the course, participants will be able to improve mental health and well-being for themselves and others around them.

Designed for: People who are looking to monitor and/or improve mental health and well-being at home and at the workplace, among themselves, and with co-workers and colleagues.

Type of Delivery: Virtual.

Duration: Monday, June 20, 2022, from 9 am3:30 pm

Facilitator(s): Jodi LeBlanc

Cost: $449.00

To register, go to https://www.upei.ca/professional-development/certificate/certificate-in-mental-health-and-well-being

The Application Review Committee invites members of the campus community to provide feedback on the potential candidate, Dr. Jay Penney, for the Canada Research Chair Tier II tenure-track position in Biomedical Genomic Engineering. The candidate's research seminar was recorded and is available upon request.  Please email mlsteele@upei.ca to receive a link.

The committee welcomes your feedback on this candidate and requests that it be forwarded by email to mlsteele@upei.ca by Friday, May 20, 2022, 4:00 p.m. All feedback is confidential.

UPEI Procurement Services is currently taking bids on a used 2007 V1765 Carolina skiff with 60HP Mercury motor and 2007 Karavan boat trailer.

Bids are being accepted in the University's e-tendering portal, Bonfire, until May 27, 2022, 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/53431/details

PhD thesis presentation and examination, MMS, via web on Wednesday, May 18, at 1:30 pm

Maysun Benaaisha: "Exploring the Potential of an Organometallic Dendrimer in Materials Science and Biological Applications"

Contact the graduate studies coordinator at gsc@upei.ca for the link.

The Faculty of Education invites members of the campus community – students, faculty and staff – to attend a public presentation by Ken MacKinnon, candidate for a tenure-track position in Education Leadership. Dr. MacKinnon give a public presentation from noon to 1 pm in HSB 106. For further information, contact Karen-Anne O’Halloran.

Take the pause you need at mid-day to rekindle your spirit. Sister Sue leads a prayer time that includes silence and reflection on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:05 in the Chaplaincy Centre.

Don't forget your mask.

5, 12, 19, 26 May, 12:00-16:00 hrs Atlantic

This is a beginner level series that is hands-on, covering the fundamentals of Python including data types, conditional statements, loops and functions, as well as program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. The goal is to teach the practical knowledge needed to start programming, debugging and using Python in everyday tasks.

DETAILS & REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/acenet-introductory-programming-unix-shell-git-and-python-tickets-310552018447

Description of course: Learn how to write for the twenty-first-century workplace. In this five-week Intro to Workplace Writing course, you’ll learn tools and techniques for professional communication. As we navigate work in a digital age, with many operating in a work-from-home culture, you’ll learn updated strategies for enhancing communication. Learn new team communication tools such as Slack, Asana, and Google Docs. Ensuring your message is heard and understood is critical for a smooth workflow. Take your emails into the digital age and learn updated email etiquette strategies—what was acceptable ten years ago no longer is! Learn how to craft a message for an external audience vs an internal one, and employ effective content creation tools such as content calendars and style guides. Brush up on some basic grammar, learn how to recognize your own bias when crafting messages, and educate yourself with inclusive language best practices.

This course is virtual and can be completed independently on your own time over five sessions. Course material will be released weekly each Wednesday. There are videos and short assignments. 

Upon successful completion of the course material and all assignments, submitted on time to your facilitator, you will receive a digital badge and will have the beginnings of a portfolio of your work. 

Designed for: People who want to be or are involved with administrative work or work that involves a great deal of communication within the workplace.

Type of Delivery: Virtual

Duration: One asynchronous virtual session per week for five weeks along with independent readings and assignments

Facilitator: Christine Gordon Manley

Cost: $599.00 plus tax

To register, go to https://www.upei.ca/professional-development/certificates/professional-communications-certificate.

PhD thesis presentation and examination, MMS, via web on Wednesday, May 18, at 1:30 pm

Maysun Benaaisha: "Exploring the Potential of an Organometallic Dendrimer in Materials Science and Biological Applications"

Contact the graduate studies coordinator at gsc@upei.ca for the link.

The Faculty of Education invites members of the campus community – students, faculty and staff – to attend a public presentation by Ken MacKinnon, candidate for a tenure-track position in Education Leadership. Dr. MacKinnon give a public presentation from noon to 1 pm in HSB 106. For further information, contact Karen-Anne O’Halloran.

Everyday thousands of phishing emails attempt to penetrate the UPEI network. Security tools and solutions block the vast majority. But on occasion, a phish gets in and attempts to wreak havoc with the UPEI user community. 

This past week was indicative of this as a phish made its way into some of your email inboxes.  Many of the campus community recognized this as a phish, reported it to ITSS by forwarding the email to phishing@upei.ca and then deleting the phishing attempt. Being cyber aware helped ITSS reduce the impact of this attempt.

Training and education can help strengthen your cyber awareness at work and at home. Cyber awareness training (CAT) is available to the UPEI staff and faculty through Beauceron.

Visit https://go.upei.ca/cybersafe/ to access a series of cyber awareness training modules.

Be Cyber Safe!

Use the CAT to catch a Phish.

Take the pause you need at mid-day to rekindle your spirit. Sister Sue leads a prayer time that includes silence and reflection on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:05 in the Chaplaincy Centre.

Don't forget your mask.

On June 1, 2022, revised Animal Use Protocol forms for research studies (application, renewal, and amendments) will be released. Changes were made to reflect updated Canadian Council on Animal Care guidance in addition to improving clarity and function.

Information sessions will be held to review the changes and answer questions.

Tuesday, May 17, 1:30-2:30 pm

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/erp-tgiu-tmm
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 321-465-5110 and enter this PIN: 204 406 356#.

Wednesday, May 30, 9-10 am

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/iva-vdks-eac

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 219-706-2434 and enter this PIN: 536 143 780#.

 

Recordings from UPEI’s fifth annual Teaching Community Conference are now available if you want to go back to re-listen to the awesome keynote or check out some of the other concurrent sessions you weren’t able to get to. Descriptions of the sessions and links to the recordings are available under the ARCHIVE tab on the Teaching Community Conference website

NOTE: this presentation has been postponed; a new date will be determined later.

The Faculty of Education would like to invite all to attend Yi-Wen (Eva) Lia's public presentation of her MEd research titled: "Narrative Research on Asian Students' Interpretations and Integrations of Their Worldviews Studying in the Master of Education (MEd) program in Canada." Please join us in person in the HSB Room 106 at UPEI or through the Zoom link below.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://upei.zoom.us/j/67066053777?pwd=SDQzOHYvUzlkY0pacUc5K1ZHOXFsZz09

Meeting ID: 670 6605 3777
Passcode: 449659

On June 1, 2022, revised Animal Use Protocol forms for research studies (application, renewal, and amendments) will be released. Changes were made to reflect updated Canadian Council on Animal Care guidance in addition to improving clarity and function.

Information sessions will be held to review the changes and answer questions.

Tuesday, May 17, 1:30-2:30 pm

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/erp-tgiu-tmm
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 321-465-5110 and enter this PIN: 204 406 356#.

Wednesday, May 30, 9-10 am

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/iva-vdks-eac

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 219-706-2434 and enter this PIN: 536 143 780#.

 

Ethics protocols that involve "more than minimal risk" must be reviewed by the full UPEI Research Ethics Board (REB). The next deadline for submitting these protocols is Friday, May 27, 2022.

Other ethics protocol submissions, including new applications that do not involve "more than minimal risk," renewals, and amendments may be submitted at any time. They will be sent for delegated review as soon as all necessary forms are received.

All research compliance applications, including Research Ethics Board application forms, must be submitted through the Researcher Portal. This online system is paired with electronic approvals to replace the hard-copy signatures process.

Information about the Researcher Portal, including instructions for using the site, is available at https://www.upei.ca/research-services/forms. Contact researchcompliance@upei.ca if you have any questions about accessing or using the Researcher Portal.

For more information about the REB review and approval process, please contact the Compliance Coordinator at researchcompliance@upei.ca.

The next deadline for submitting biosafety applications including new applications, renewals, and/or amendments is Friday, May 27, 2022. These applications will be reviewed at the June 2022 meeting.

Please be sure to use the March 2022 update to the application form. Please also note that the IBC has instituted a new category of protocol amendment: biosafety permit minor amendment. This event form is included in the Researcher Portal.

Minor amendments that are strictly limited to changes in personnel and/or funding can be submitted at any time but require up to a two-week review period. They are normally reviewed by the IBC chair or designate, the BSO or designate, and one other voting member of the IBC. If the amendment is approved, then an approval notification will be sent to the PI. Submissions via this route may be sent for full committee review at the discretion of the IBC chair and the BSO.  

All research compliance applications, including biosafety application forms, must be submitted through the Researcher Portal.

Information about the Researcher Portal, including instructions for using the site, is available at https://www.upei.ca/research-services/forms. Contact researchcompliance@upei.ca if you have any questions about accessing or using the Researcher Portal.

For more information about the IBC review and approval process, please contact the Compliance Coordinator at researchcompliance@upei.ca