Campus Notices

CIBC will be hosting an employment information session for Atlantic Canadian students to share insider details on becoming a Commercial Banking Associate. All interested UPEI students are encouraged to attend. 

There will be an information session for students from across the region, and then a breakout room exclusively for UPEI students where you will have a chance to chat more informally with a CIBC Executive. 

Date: Thursday, January 28th
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm AST
Location: Virtual

In order to be eligible for the program you must be:
• An undergrad student in a business or related field (Accounting, Finance, Commerce, etc.)
• 3rd/ 4th year student available for a full-time role in 2021
• Have an interest in both a Sales & Analytical Role

To reserve your spot, please sign up here by Friday, January 22nd.

Questions? Email jengaudet@upei.ca

The UPEI Experiential Education Department will continue to offer virtual drop-ins for students for career help this semester. 

Hours

The Career Studio drop-in hours this semester will be held on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

How to reach us

To reach us during the drop-in hours, students can email us at experientialed@upei.ca or message us on Facebook (ExperientialEd UPEI) and get an immediate reply. 

What we help with

During these drop-ins, we offer help with:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Job search strategies
  • Job interview preparation
  • Digital presence consultations

Questions? Contact us at experientialed@upei.ca or 902-566-0336

On Wednesday January 27, ITSS will be conducting routine updates on the Colleague system and related services from 8 pm to 12 am midnight. During this time, the following services will be unavailable:

  • MyUPEI Portal
  • Colleague UI
  • Self-Service
  • Tuition and Deposit Credit Card Payments

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.

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

Our friendly and helpful Writing Centre tutors are ready support you with your writing assignments and presentations!  Consult with a tutor at any stage of the writing or research process, including how to get started.  It's best to visit us early.  Give yourself time to apply revision suggestions.

To see our schedule and make an appointment, go to upei.mywconline.com. (First-time clients will need to register.)  Once you've made an appointment, a tutor will contact you by email to arrange an online meeting to discuss your work.

Questions or problems registering? E-mail Jarmo at jjpuiras@upei.ca.

 

The virtual "networkshop" series on entrepreneurship launched by seven Atlantic Canadian universities in fall 2020 is continuing this winter. What is a networkshop? It is a hybrid event that is part networking and part workshop. The series is free, and UPEI students are welcome to register for any of the networkshops.

Registration links are below with the event times/dates:

  1. How Do I Entrepreneur – Jan 28 at 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/how-do-i-entrepreneur-26a80fea-6c2c-444a-9aeb-666d620bdc96
  2. Women Leading Startups: Fireside chat #1 Feb 2 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/women-leading-startups-fireside-chat-5125e5b8-0447-4391-8a43-4ecc5d99a776
  3. Tacking Climate Change – Feb 18 at 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/tackling-climate-change
  4. Women Leading Startups: Fireside chat #2 March 2 at 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/women-leading-startups-fireside-chat-f4acdc6a-4534-4684-a73f-a3216e27d4c6
  5. Beyond the Canvas w/ Ash Maurya – March  11 at 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/beyond-the-canvas-w-ash-maurya
  6. Women Leading Startups: Fireside chat #3 April 6 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/women-leading-startups-fireside-chat-928d4979-db16-47a0-8273-a12f4ee2c25b

The Island Lecture Series January session will feature Irish researcher Dr, Rory McCabe (Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland Galway) joining us live from Clare Island, Ireland, to discuss music-making as a fundamental part of island community life and an important measure of island vitality. Following his presentation, Rory will be joined in conversation by Dr. Laurie Brinklow (Institute of Island Studies, UPEI), with an opportunity for questions from the audience. This session will be held virtually via Zoom on January 19, 2021, at 1 p.m. AST. Full details are available at islandstudies.com/islandlectureseries

This virtual event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be hosted on Zoom, and advance registration is required—please visit bit.ly/islandlectureseries to reserve your spot.

For more information about the Island Lecture Series, please visit islandstudies.com/islandlectureseries or contact Maggie Henry (Interim Coordinator, Institute of Island Studies)

Thank you for your generous response to our call for volunteers. Experience has taught us that one volunteer enough for each time slot. I will not turn volunteers away but we need to respect physical distancing rules.  Other needs include collecting empty egg cartons and networking with local community groups for donations.  Thank you.

Sister Sue

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 January 29, 2021.

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.

As of June 1, all research compliance applications, including Research Ethics Board application forms must be submitted through the Researcher Portal. The new online process and system is paired with electronic approvals to replace the hard-copy signatures process.

Earlier versions of the application forms will not be accepted.  

Information about the Researcher Portal, including instructions for using the site, is available at https://www.upei.ca/research-services/forms. Contact researcherportal@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 Joy Knight (Compliance Coordinator) at mknight@upei.ca

The next deadline for submitting Biosafety applications including new applications, renewals and/or amendments is Friday January 29, 2021. These applications will be reviewed at the February 2021 meeting.

As of June 1, all research compliance applications, including Biosafety application forms must be submitted through the Researcher Portal. The new online process and system is paired with electronic approvals to replace the hard-copy signatures process.

Earlier versions of the application forms will not be accepted.  

Information about the Researcher Portal, including instructions for using the site, is available at https://www.upei.ca/research-services/forms. Contact researcherportal@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 Joy Knight (Compliance Coordinator) at mknight@upei.ca

Our friendly and helpful Writing Centre tutors are ready support you with your writing assignments and presentations!  Consult with a tutor at any stage of the writing or research process, including how to get started.  It's best to visit us early.  Give yourself time to apply revision suggestions.

To see our schedule and make an appointment, go to upei.mywconline.com. (First-time clients will need to register.)  Once you've made an appointment, a tutor will contact you by email to arrange an online meeting to discuss your work.

Questions or problems registering? E-mail Jarmo at jjpuiras@upei.ca.

 

UPEI Procurement Services is currently taking bids on some used fitness equipment. Available to bid on is: one Cybex Leg Press, one Cybex Smith Machine, and one Ping Pong Table. 

Bids are being accepted in the University's e-tendering portal Bonfire until January 28, 2021  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/view/37664

 

Today is the last day to sign up as a mentor for the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay PEI Program. If you're a professional who wants to support our region’s graduating international students, we would be lucky to have you!

If you're interested, please sign up here: https://atlanticcanadastudyandstay.com/atlantic-canada-study-and-staytm-prince-edward-island

Across the Island, there are 55 selected international students this year who would benefit from developing professional relationships with a volunteer mentor.

Mentors help our international students better understand workplace culture, improve their soft skills, and develop more connections on PEI. As a mentor, you'll be meeting with your assigned student 4–6 times between January 2021 and July/August 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings will be conducted online. 

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

The deadline for Animal Care Protocol Submissions (new, renewal, or amendment) is Friday, February 5th for the February meeting.

Please note that as of June 1, 2020 all animal user protocols must be submitted through UPEI Researcher Portal at https://upei.researchservicesoffice.com/Romeo.Researcher/

For new protocols select ‘applications’ and for renewal or amendment protocols select ‘events’.

To view any UPEI ACC SOPs and Codes of Practice, they can be accessed through myUPEI at https://portal.upei.ca/facultystaff/administrativeservices/AVCAnimalCare/Pages/default.aspx

Those protocols received after the deadline will be reviewed the following month.  The Committee requires at least one month for processing applications.

Compute Canada Federation will be offering an introductory digital research series for humanities and social sciences researchers.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/compute-canada-federation-humanities-and-social-sciences-series-winter-2021-tickets-133111483029

About this Event

This is an introductory, beginner-level digital research workshop series for humanities and social sciences (HSS) researchers. Advanced digital tools available through the Compute Canada Federation will be discussed, as well as some out-of-the-box tools available to Canadian researchers, and additional information and techniques relevant for digital research projects. Registrants can attend as many or as few of the 8 sessions as they wish. Sessions will all be delivered in English, but those indicated with an asterisk will have presentation materials available in French and attendees will be able to ask and receive answers to questions in French.

The 8 sessions are as follows:

  • *Introduction to Compute Canada for HSS Researchers, 16 February, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
  • *Cloud Applications for HSS, 16 February, 2:30–3:30 pm ET
  • *Data Management Plans for HSS, 17 February, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
  • *Project Management for HSS, 17 February, 2:30–3:30 pm ET
  • *Out(side) of the Box - Online Tools for HSS, 18 February, 12:00–1:00 pm ET
  • *Taming the Command Line, 18 February, 2:30–5:30 pm ET
  • Introduction to Photogrammetry, 19 February, 12:00–1:30 pm ET
  • Introduction to Web Scraping, 19 February, 2:30–4:00 pm ET

Course details and materials for each sessions can be found here: https://hss-series.netlify.app/

Participants must register using their institutional email address. Personal/gmail addresses will not be accepted.

The registration form will ask you to indicate which courses you plan to attend.

For further information, please contact lydia.vermeyden@ace-net.ca or megan.lobay@ubc.ca

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Cette série de huit ateliers s’adresse aux chercheuses et chercheurs qui veulent utiliser des outils numériques dans leur projet de recherche en sciences humaines et sociales. Nous décrirons les ressources et services offerts par l’infrastructure nationale de la fédération Calcul Canada et vous présenterons des outils en ligne que vous pouvez utiliser dès aujourd’hui. Nous aurons aussi des trucs et astuces pour bien préparer et mener votre projet. Vous pouvez vous inscrire à autant d’ateliers que vous voulez. Les présentations se feront en anglais. Toutefois, dans le cas des ateliers marqués d’un astérisque (*), le contenu sera traduit et vous pourrez poser vos questions en français.

Les huit ateliers sont :

  • * La fédération Calcul Canada au service de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales, mardi, 16 février, 12 h 00 - 13 h 00 HE
  • * L'infonuagique pour la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales, mardi, 16 février, 14 h 30 - 15 h 30 HE
  • * Un plan de gestion des données pour la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales, mercredi, 17 février, 12 h 00 - 13 h 00 HE
  • * Gestion des projets de recherche en sciences humaines et sociales, mercredi, 17 février, 14 h 30-15 h 30 HE
  • * Des outils conviviaux pour la recherche en humanités numériques, jeudi, 18 février, 12 h 00 - 13 h 00 HE
  • * Apprivoiser la ligne de commande, jeudi, 18 février, 14 h 30 - 17 h 30 HE
  • Introduction à la photogrammétrie, vendredi, 19 février, 12 h 00 - 13 h 30 HE
  • Introduction au moissonnage du Web, vendredi, 19 février, 14 h 30-16 h 00 HE

Vous trouverez les détails et le matériel pour les ateliers sur https://hss-series.netlify.app/

Vous devez vous inscrire en utilisant votre adresse de courriel avec votre établissement ou organisation. Les demandes d’inscription faites avec une adresse de courriel personnelle seront refusées.

Indiquez dans le formulaire les ateliers auxquels vous voulez participer.

Pour plus d’information, écrivez à pier-luc.st-onge@calculquebec.ca

The virtual "networkshop" series on entrepreneurship launched by seven Atlantic Canadian universities in fall 2020 is continuing this winter. What is a networkshop? It is a hybrid event that is part networking and part workshop. The series is free, and UPEI students are welcome to register for any of the networkshops.

Registration links are below with the event times/dates:

  1. How Do I Entrepreneur – Jan 28 at 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/how-do-i-entrepreneur-26a80fea-6c2c-444a-9aeb-666d620bdc96
  2. Women Leading Startups: Fireside chat #1 Feb 2 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/women-leading-startups-fireside-chat-5125e5b8-0447-4391-8a43-4ecc5d99a776
  3. Tacking Climate Change – Feb 18 at 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/tackling-climate-change
  4. Women Leading Startups: Fireside chat #2 March 2 at 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/women-leading-startups-fireside-chat-f4acdc6a-4534-4684-a73f-a3216e27d4c6
  5. Beyond the Canvas w/ Ash Maurya – March  11 at 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/beyond-the-canvas-w-ash-maurya
  6. Women Leading Startups: Fireside chat #3 April 6 12-1pm AST: https://hopin.com/events/women-leading-startups-fireside-chat-928d4979-db16-47a0-8273-a12f4ee2c25b

The deadline for Animal Care Protocol Submissions (new, renewal, or amendment) is Friday, February 5th for the February meeting.

Please note that as of June 1, 2020 all animal user protocols must be submitted through UPEI Researcher Portal at https://upei.researchservicesoffice.com/Romeo.Researcher/

For new protocols select ‘applications’ and for renewal or amendment protocols select ‘events’.

To view any UPEI ACC SOPs and Codes of Practice, they can be accessed through myUPEI at https://portal.upei.ca/facultystaff/administrativeservices/AVCAnimalCare/Pages/default.aspx

Those protocols received after the deadline will be reviewed the following month.  The Committee requires at least one month for processing applications.

Happy New Year, Panthers! We're so thrilled to welcome you back to our units. Our dining hours are as follows:

Tim Hortons
Monday–Friday | 8:00 am–2:00 pm

AVC Cafe
Monday–Friday | 8:00 am–3:00 pm

Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall
Monday–Friday | 7:00 am–9:00 pm
Weekends and Holidays | 9:30 am–9:00 pm

We are also running a few promos at Tim Hortons to get you buzzing on this first week back. From January 11–15, avail yourself of a free espresso shot with your purchase of a hot drink. We are also giving away a limited edition Tim Hortons holiday mug to the first 10 people who purchase a gingerbread muffin. 

Visit dineoncampus.ca/upei for contact information, meal plans, menus, and more!

The deadline for Animal Care Protocol Submissions (new, renewal, or amendment) is Friday, February 5th for the February meeting.

Please note that as of June 1, 2020 all animal user protocols must be submitted through UPEI Researcher Portal at https://upei.researchservicesoffice.com/Romeo.Researcher/

For new protocols select ‘applications’ and for renewal or amendment protocols select ‘events’.

To view any UPEI ACC SOPs and Codes of Practice, they can be accessed through myUPEI at https://portal.upei.ca/facultystaff/administrativeservices/AVCAnimalCare/Pages/default.aspx

Those protocols received after the deadline will be reviewed the following month.  The Committee requires at least one month for processing applications.

Happy New Year, Panthers! We're so thrilled to welcome you back to our units. Our dining hours are as follows:

Tim Hortons
Monday–Friday | 8:00 am–2:00 pm

AVC Cafe
Monday–Friday | 8:00 am–3:00 pm

Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall
Monday–Friday | 7:00 am–9:00 pm
Weekends and Holidays | 9:30 am–9:00 pm

We are also running a few promos at Tim Hortons to get you buzzing on this first week back. From January 11–15, avail yourself of a free espresso shot with your purchase of a hot drink. We are also giving away a limited edition Tim Hortons holiday mug to the first 10 people who purchase a gingerbread muffin. 

Visit dineoncampus.ca/upei for contact information, meal plans, menus, and more!

IT Systems and Services is preparing virtual student computer lab applications for the Winter 2021 Semester. We kindly ask that all faculty members and/or lab facilitators who require access to virtual lab applications for their courses to please submit their requests via the form provided here.

Please complete this form if you are facilitating a course in the upcoming Winter 2021 Semester and your students will require virtual lab access to complete their course.

Please note that any access previously provided for Fall 2020 Semester courses were removed on December 23, 2020. If your students still require access during the Winter 2021 semester, please re-submit the above form.

In some specialized cases there may be costs and approvals associated with provisioning virtual labs, and in these cases ITSS will contact you to discuss next steps.