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Posted on 16 September, 2014

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 8–14 are Megan Larkin, Women’s Rugby; and Trevor White, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.

Who: Megan Larkin, Women’s Rugby; and Trevor White, Men’s Soccer

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of September 8–14

Why: Larkin, a fifth-year nursing student from Cavendish, PEI played a very strong rugby game against defending AUS Champions, the StFX X-Women this past Saturday in...

Posted on 16 September, 2014

The Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers scholarships to qualified international students who take part in an international short-term study. Nathan Donohue from UPEI, and Naoko Suzuki from the University of Tsukuba in Japan were two of this year’s grateful recipients.

The JASSO scholarship offers both students approximately $8,500 Canadian for a 10-month stay abroad. Donohue departed for his stay in Japan in late June, while Suzuki arrived in Prince Edward Island in late August.

“I feel really grateful and excited to be a recipient of the JASSO scholarship this year,” said Donohue. “I am extremely honoured and privileged to be chosen to receive this scholarship, and I plan on using it to experience as much as I can while in Japan. I would like to thank Professor Toru Yamada from the University of Tsukuba who...

Posted on 15 September, 2014

The University of Prince Edward Island would like to congratulate Dr. Ann Braithwaite, associate professor and coordinator of Diversity and Social Justice Studies on her recent recognition from the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). Dr. Braithwaite was awarded the Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award for her demonstrated commitment to the improvement of university teaching.

Braithwaite joins Dr. Martin Kutnowski of St. Thomas University, and Dr. Peter MacIntyre of Cape Breton University as the 2014 AAU Teaching Award recipients. Only three award winners are chosen each year from the 16 universities represented by the AAU.

“On behalf of UPEI, I would like to extend congratulations to Ann on her recent AAU achievement,” said UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. “This award recognizes Ann’s dedication and...

Posted on 15 September, 2014

The 15th annual Recognition of Founders Ceremony will take place Thursday, September 25 at 2:00 pm in the Quadrangle outside of SDU Main Building.

The Prince Edward Island community is invited to take part in a ceremony to honour UPEI’s rich heritage and traditions by acknowledging individuals who have contributed to the University in an exceptional way.

The 2014 Founders are: Ms. Joy Ikede, Dr. Frances Gray, and Ms. Dulcinea Andrews. Dr. Ian Dohoo will also be recognized as this year’s recipient of the Honourable Eugene F. Whelan Green Hat Award, which honours individuals who have had a positive impact on the Atlantic Veterinary College.

A reception will follow the ceremony in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall (also ceremony rain location). Parking will be available at the CARI Complex.

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Posted on 11 September, 2014

The UPEI Department of Music is pleased to begin its 2014–15 Concert Series at Steel Recital Hall on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 pm with David Braid and the Maritime Brass Quintet performing Braid’s works for jazz piano and brass quintet and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Throughout this season, the Music Department will be celebrating its students, alumni, and PEI musicians by featuring them in fifteen of the seventeen concerts presented in the series. This first concert includes UPEI alumni Eric Mathis and Bob Nicholson as part of the brass quintet. The Maritime Brass Quintet brings the highest calibre chamber music to concert halls, churches, festivals, and schools throughout the Maritimes. The group is comprised of five of Canada’s finest brass players: Curtis Dietz and Richard Simoneau (trumpet), Gina Patterson (horn), Eric Mathis (...

Posted on 10 September, 2014

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 1–7 are Emilie Pelletier, Women’s Soccer; and Logan Dawson, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports throughout the season. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.

Who: Emilie Pelletier, Women’s Soccer; and Logan Dawson, Men’s Soccer

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of September 1–7

Why: Pelletier, a fourth-year science student from Fredericton, New Brunswick had a strong opening weekend for the Panthers. She scored in the Panthers 5-2 loss to...

Posted on 10 September, 2014

 The UPEI soccer program will host “UPEI Alumni Night” on Friday, September 12. All UPEI alumni will be granted free admission to the soccer games; drink and food specials will be available at The Wave prior to, and after the games; and a licensed beer garden will be available during the games. Alumni in attendance will also be entered to win a Panther prize pack from the UPEI Alumni Office.

The evening kicks off with the UPEI Women’s Soccer team facing Mount Allison at 5:00 pm, followed by the UPEI Men’s Soccer game at 7:15 pm. This will be a great chance for UPEI alumni to reconnect with former classmates and teammates, and cheer on this year's UPEI Panther student-athletes. For more information on upcoming games and events, check out www.gopanthersgo.ca.

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Posted on 8 September, 2014

The University of Prince Edward Island signed two articulation agreements with Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. today to provide the opportunity for Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. graduates to gain admission into UPEI’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Child and Family Studies degree programs.

Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. students who complete a two-year diploma in Human Services will now be able to gain admission into the third-year of the Bachelor of Arts program at UPEI; while Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. students who complete a two-year diploma in Early Childhood Education will now be able to gain admission to the third-year of the Bachelor of Child and Family Studies, through the Department of Applied Human Sciences.

These agreements were signed by UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz; UPEI...

Posted on 5 September, 2014

UPEI Women’s Rugby Head Coach Shannon Atkins is very pleased to announce that former rugby player Cassie MacKenzie will join the Panther coaching staff for the 2014–15 season.

MacKenzie, a two-time team MVP, two-time AUS All-Star, during her first season with UPEI, was also selected to play rugby for the U-19 Canadian Women’s Rugby team. MacKenzie is known as a “no-nonsense” scrum half who directed her team on both offensive and defensive strategies. She was admired and respected throughout the league for both her athletic ability, as well as her community involvement, in particular with rugby in PEI.

“Cassie played rugby at UPEI from 2004–08, and received many awards for her contributions on the field,” said Atkins. “Since then, she has gone on to coach both at the high school level (for nine years), and as a...

Posted on 5 September, 2014

A research project at UPEI is looking for volunteers who enjoy gardening, cooking, and working with children. Dr. Lyndsay Moffatt, assistant professor of education at UPEI, is looking for 23 elders (50+), and 23 young adults (16-30) or adults (30-50) who are willing and able to meet approximately once a month during the school year to plant seeds, make food, sing, talk, and tell stories with Kindergarten students.

Dr. Moffatt is studying how this kind of intergenerational project can support the kindergarten language and literacy curricula. To participate in “Start With A Seedling,” volunteers will need an up-to-date police record check. This police record check is free if you present a letter from Dr. Moffatt that outlines the study.

Interested? Contact Dr. Moffatt at lemoffatt@upei.ca or (902) 620-5177.

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