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Posted on 19 November, 2010

The Senate and Board of Governors of UPEI have both unanimously adopted a common position regarding proposed changes to post-secondary education in the province of Prince Edward Island.

The Board of Governors met Thursday evening for its regularly scheduled meeting and unanimously passed the following resolution:

“Be it resolved that the Board of Governors strongly urges the Minister to allow sufficient time for consultation to take place with all stakeholders before making any changes to the University Act or introducing a Degree Granting Act.”

“The Board of Governors is deeply concerned that amendments proposed to section 38 of the Act have not been thoroughly considered as to their effect on the university’s independence,” said Mr. Frederick E. Hyndman, Chairman of the Board. “We seek time for consultation and careful study...

Posted on 18 November, 2010

Both the UPEI Men and Women Basketball teams hit the court this weekend for ‘double-header’ home openers against the UNB Varsity Reds. 

The women’s team plays Friday, November 19 at 6 pm and November 20 at 4 pm. Read preview.

The men’s team plays Friday, November 19 at 8 pm and November 20 at 6 pm. Read preview.

New look for UPEI Women’s Basketball

The UPEI Women’s Basketball program begins the 2010-11 AUS regular season with just four players from last year – Katie Moore, Carly LaFave, Julia McKenna and Nadine Chomyc. From high schools across the region and country come seven new faces: Jenna Jones, Danielle MacDonald, Amy Gough, Nakita Newman, Kelcy McNally, Laura...

Posted on 17 November, 2010

Dr. Ina Berg, an archaeologist who is visiting UPEI from the University of Manchester, will deliver a public lecture this Monday, November 22 at noon in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building. Her topic will be the sea in prehistoric Greece: its symbolism, meaning and living space.
Dr. Ina Berg lectures in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Manchester, UK. Her main research areas are the Bronze Age Cyclades, island archaeology, ceramic analysis and experimental studies. Her current research joins together her archaeological interest in the prehistoric Cyclades (Greece) with her fascination of island studies to develop a better understanding of past seascapes.
For more information, contact the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI, at 566-0386.

Posted on 16 November, 2010

A recent survey by the Tourism Research Centre (TRC) at UPEI found that many visitors to PEI prefer to spend time in the rural regions of the province and are satisfied with the amenities and experiences available in these areas.

“The survey found that in general, the respondents prefer to travel to rural destinations but when it comes to choosing a place to stay, they prefer to stay in a rural location in close proximity to an urban centre or vice versa. PEI offers the ideal setting for these travellers. Visitors can stay overnight in Charlottetown, for example, and make day trips to other regions. Or, they have the opportunity to stay overnight in a rural area and still be less than an hour’s drive from an urban setting,” says Dr. Sean Hennessey, faculty director of the TRC. 

He adds, “Given PEI’s small size it is not surprising that...

Posted on 15 November, 2010

For the past five years, the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI has been partnering with the Social Economy Research Network to support social justice and environmental projects on PEI, plus produce books and research reports related to that work. The partnership is being celebrated this Wednesday, November 17 at the Farm Centre on University Ave in Charlottetown, from 3 to 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

There will be research displays, book sales, local food vendors, door prizes, a kids' corner, and a speaker's corner. The first 60 people who arrive at the event will receive five dollars in social economy dollars, to put towards food purchases.

Beginning at 3 pm, a round of presenters will each have 15 minutes to speak about various projects. Topics include microenterprise in Chile, immigrant experiences here on PEI, running a local food co-op, and TREC -...

Posted on 15 November, 2010

President Wade MacLauchlan will present UPEI's University UPDATE 2010 on Thursday, November 18, 2:45 pm in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Don and Marion McDougall Hall (242).

UPEI is pleased to invite all students and their families, faculty and staff, retirees, alumni, friends and interested members of the public to attend.

A reception for all attending will follow the presentation.

Copies of the University UPDATE 2010/2011 will be available at the event.

For further information, please contact Linda Callaghan 566-0415 or

We look forward to seeing you on the 18th!

Posted on 11 November, 2010

Two unique programs at UPEI— the University 100 program and the SHARE program—are offering opportunities to alumni to act as mentors for current students.

The University 100 program in the Faculty of Arts introduces students to university-level communication skills, critical-thinking skills, and practical studentship skills. Alumni are being invited to act as mentors, or vocational coaches, to help students with career research papers and community-based learning projects.

The SHARE program (Students Hearing About Real Experiences), through the Career Services Centre at UPEI, connects students with alumni in career fields of interest to the students. SHARE helps students to learn about specific careers and about the experiences that alumni have had in these careers. They find out about the educational requirements for entry into the chosen field, the pros...

Posted on 10 November, 2010

The Faculty of Education invites you to an Open House, 3rd floor, Memorial Hall, Wednesday, November 17, 4:30-7:30 pm. There will be a program presentation at 6:30 pm and displays on the BEd Specializations in Indigenous Education, International Education, French Education, BEd HRD, CAE, MEd and PhD programs. The Open House will include conversation time with students, faculty, and the Admissions Committee.

Posted on 5 November, 2010

Michael Redmond, head coach of the UPEI Women’s Soccer team, has been named the AUS Coach of the Year and was awarded the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEIANC) Outstanding Individual Award for his and his team’s work with the community at the organization’s annual general meeting.

The PEIANC Outstanding Individual Award recognizes an individual in the community who has shown leadership and dedication to welcoming and integrating newcomers to PEI.

The father of three runs soccer programs all year long during the winter, spring and summer for children whose families have just moved to PEI. The team also gets involved and has hosted a sports game day and barbecue for the newcomer families. Redmond gets all the equipment donated or purchases it himself, takes care of transportation for many of them, and treats a busload of the players to a...

Posted on 5 November, 2010

A major contribution from the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation, made in memory of their lifelong friend and respected P.E.I. business leader David W. Rodd, will support human health research facilities at the University of Prince Edward Island's Atlantic Veterinary College. On this floor, researchers work diligently in world-class laboratories to find solutions to human health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, metabolic disorders, epilepsy and kidney disease.

“We thank the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation for this generous gift to UPEI in support of the capital expansion of the Atlantic Veterinary College,” says UPEI President Wade MacLauchlan. “This donation is an excellent illustration of John and Judy Bragg’s philanthropic leadership and their support for...

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