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Posted on 29 January, 2015

UPEI’s Executive MBA program is pleased to announce that it will be offering a one-time special focus on public sector management targeted at provincial, federal and municipal public sector employees. This special focus offering will only be available for the upcoming program intake in September 2015. 

Students who opt for the new public sector focus will take eight core courses in fundamental management topics and four specialization courses, including courses in Innovative Management in the Public Sector, Innovative Culture and Leadership, Public Policy, and Business and Government. In addition, each student will complete a signature project and be encouraged to pursue a topic in an area of public sector management.

The UPEI Executive MBA Program Office has been working with its counterparts in the provincial, federal, and municipal governments and has...

Posted on 27 January, 2015

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of January 19-25 are Darcy Zinck, Women’s Basketball, and Mason Wilgosh, Men’s Hockey. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases talented athletes on a weekly basis 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: Darcy Zinck, Women’s Basketball; and Mason Wilgosh, Men’s Hockey

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of January 19-25

Where: University of Prince Edward Island

Why: Zinck, a fourth-year Bachelor of Arts student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, had a dominant game on Friday night in the...

Posted on 26 January, 2015

Economic impact assessment highlights University’s role in PEI’s knowledge economy

UPEI’s direct expenditures of $137.5 million boosted Prince Edward Island’s gross domestic product by $150.1 million in 2013, representing nearly three per cent of the province’s total GDP, according to a report released today.

“Most are already aware that UPEI is a major contributor to the Island’s economy,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. “But this report demonstrates how significant and far reaching its contributions are, and provides clear evidence that the University is a catalyst for PEI’s knowledge economy. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with our community and government partners in order to pursue more opportunities to further expand this positive impact....

Posted on 23 January, 2015

The UPEI Men’s Soccer team will be awarded "SCORE! Team of the Year," Sport PEI announced this week. The provincial sport federation also announced that UPEI Men’s Soccer player Jared Murphy is a finalist for "Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year". He will find out if he wins the award at the annual Sport PEI Amateur Sport Awards presentation on Wednesday, February 4 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. 

The UPEI Men's Soccer team earned the nod based on its CIS bronze medal performance at last November’s CIS Men’s Soccer National Championship. The team made history as the first Panther soccer squad to win a national CIS competition medal, defeating the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Citadins 2-1.

Murphy, a fifth-year business student from Charlottetown, PEI was one of two Panthers...

Posted on 23 January, 2015

A case team, made up of UPEI business students Trevor White, Luke Gaudet, and Kaitlyn Lord, recently won third place at an international competition at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. The Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.) is Canada’s longest-running undergraduate business case competition.

UPEI’s team competed in the Business Policy category against teams from 26 schools from around the world in the preliminary round of I.C.B.C. in October, 2014. The competitors analyzed a case detailing real-world problems that a business was experiencing and provided a written case analysis. Their strong showing in the preliminary round earned them an invitation to the final round competing against Concordia University, the University of Calgary, the University of New South Wales, Chulongkorn University in Thailand, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University....

Posted on 22 January, 2015


This weekend, UPEI Athletics and Recreation will honour the 1964-65 and 1984-85 Men’s Hockey teams at a pre-game reception, in addition to having players participate in the opening face-off at the UPEI-St FX game on Friday at 7:00 pm. This celebration is in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the SDU 1964-65 Maritime Championship and the 30th anniversary of the UPEI 1984-85 AUAA Championship.

The Friday night events are in the lead up to the annual UPEI Hockey Alumni Night which takes place on Saturday, January 24. For more information on Panther action, visit gopanthersgo.ca.

Read the special to The Guardian written by volunteer Alf Blanchard,...

Posted on 21 January, 2015

The Dr. Frances Gray Music Performance Competition 2015 Finals concert will be held Thursday, January 22nd at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall, UPEI at 7:30 pm. This annual competition was recently renamed in honour of Dr. Gray’s retirement from the UPEI Music Department.

The six students chosen from the preliminary round to perform in the finals are: Rebecca Apps, soprano; Jillian Clow, mezzo soprano; Leah Inman, piano ; Lucas MacPhail, alto saxophone; Kailey Norris, clarinet and Hannah Rollwage, mezzo soprano.

Originally from St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Rebecca Apps is currently in her final year of the Bachelor of Music program at UPEI, majoring in voice under the tutelage of Prof. Sung Ha Shin-Bouey. She holds a Diploma in Musical Theatre Performance from St. Lawrence College (2010). Rebecca has been a featured soloist with the...

Posted on 21 January, 2015

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of January 12-18 are Terrilyn Herrick, Women’s Basketball; and Ellis Ffrench, Men’s Basketball. 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: Terrilyn Herrick, Women’s Basketball; and Ellis Ffrench, Men’s Basketball

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of January 12-18

Where: University of Prince Edward Island

Why: Herrick, a fourth-year Bachelor of Arts student from Kinburn, Ontario, had a solid weekend for the Panthers...

Posted on 20 January, 2015

The Premier of Prince Edward Island, along with the premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, announced on January 19, 2015 that they have signed a ten-year interprovincial funding agreement for the Atlantic Veterinary College.

The Atlantic provinces have agreed to share in the funding for the ongoing operating and maintenance costs of educating students at the AVC. The biggest change in the agreement from past ones is that it is for a ten-year period, which will provide for more consistent and stabilized funding.

Vice-President Academic Christian Lacroix said, “It provides us with a very stable window of funding, long-term funding. And also it's a testimony that our Atlantic provinces continue to support and value the work of the AVC.”

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Posted on 19 January, 2015

The UPEI Human Performance lab seeks volunteers for a study on the protective effects of Curcumin (an ingredient in some curry spices) against muscle fatigue. Volunteers must be healthy, relatively fit, and between the ages of 18 and 45. The team is examining the effect of Curcumin and inflammation-inducing exercise on recovery after repeated bouts of downhill running. Participants must be able to commit to nine visits to the Human Performance Lab at UPEI over the course of the study.

For more information, or to learn about how to participate, contact Matthew Boulter at msboulter@upei.ca or (902) 393-2845.

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