It’s hot, it’s exciting, it’s a jungle out there — that’s the New Student Orientation theme this year at UPEI — and the sense of anticipation is getting stronger every day. NSO registration is already open, and 70 student volunteers are working feverishly to make sure this year’s program is an unforgettable experience for everyone attending UPEI for the first time.
A new focus within the Master of Education (MEd) program at the University of Prince Edward Island is making it easier for experienced adult educators and leaders to pursue advanced study that relates specifically to the modern community college environment.
UPEI is delivering an executive-style Master of Education through a combination of online courses and face-to-face summer institutes, making it practical for students from across the Atlantic region, and elsewhere, to combine work and study. Most of the participants in the inaugural class come from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and PEI. The class also includes students from communities in Ontario and Manitoba.
The first of three intensive summer institutes for the new MEd cohort was launched at UPEI in early August. It is...
UPEI’s Tourism Research Centre has released a new report profiling differences and similarities between first-time and repeat visitors to PEI. This report is one of many based on Exit Survey results collected between July 2007 and June 2008.
“This report is important as most travel parties to PEI are comprised of visitors who have visited PEI previously,” states Dr. Paul Lewis, Research Director at the TRC. “In fact, only 21 per cent of our guests are on their first visit.”
Where visitors come from has a strong bearing on the likelihood that they will be repeat visitors. Visitors from New Brunswick or Nova Scotia are extremely unlikely to be visiting for the first time, whereas those from international countries outside the US are almost certainly on their first visit to PEI.
Reasons for visiting the Island vary. Most first-time...
Julie Bull, a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island, was named the Canadian recipient of the Hart Hansen Award at a ceremony at the International Union for Circumpolar Health’s 14th international congress held recently in Yellowknife, NT.
Bull received the award from the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health, one of five charter members of the International Union for Circumpolar Health. The Union and its members are dedicated to promoting research, exchanging knowledge, and fostering greater awareness and responsiveness to health issues affecting circumpolar people.
The goal of the Hart Hansen Award is to increase cooperation in circumpolar health research and education by mentoring and encouraging emerging researchers and health-care workers.
Bull received her bachelor of arts (honours) and master of applied health services research degrees...
Jackie MacPhail and Wensley Power, two Facilities Management staff members, display the Communities in Bloom Stone awarded to UPEI by the City of Charlottetown at its recent Make Charlottetown Bloom Awards ceremony.
UPEI received a special recognition award for its commitment to the beautification of University Avenue, improving the safety of the area and enhancing the campus, including the construction of a wrought iron fence along the property fronting University Avenue, the re-establishment of flower beds, and aesthetic improvements to the Main Quadrangle.
The Canada Games PEI Women's Soccer Team and the UPEI Women's Soccer Team will hold a charity co-ed tournament on Saturday, August 1, on the UPEI soccer field to raise funds to help buy myoelectric hands for Mohamed Mara, a refugee from Sierra Leone now living on P.E.I.
During the civil war in Sierra Leone, rebel forces massacred Mara’s mother, father and siblings. Mohamed escaped but was caught later by rebels who cut off his hands.
Alumni from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), St. Dunstan's University (SDU) and Prince of Wales College (PWC) will gather at UPEI from July 30 to August 2 for their annual fun-filled Reunion Weekend.
“Reunion Weekend is a great opportunity for alumni from UPEI and its founding institutions, SDU and PWC, to reconnect with each other, take a trip down memory lane and see the wonderful changes that have taken place on campus,” says Betty Johnston, president of the UPEI Alumni Association.
During the weekend, the classes of ’45,’49, ’55, ’59 and ’69 will renew friendships and trade memories at class events during the weekend. Special anniversaries include 60 years for the Class of ’49 and ’50 for the Class of ’59.
UPEI will honour alumni by raising its new flag for the first time on Thursday...
Everyone is invited to a free public reading by Bill Richardson at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on Thursday, July 30, 7:00 p.m., an event co-hosted by the P.E.I. Writers' Guild, the Friends of the Confederation Centre Public Library, the UPEI Department of English, and the Indian River Festival.
Bill Richardson is a writer and broadcaster. He has contributed to CBC Radio since 1984, and has been the host of a number of programmes, both on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2. His books include Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast, which won the Stephen Leacock medal for humour, Waiting for Gertrude, and After Hamelin, a novel for children and winner of the Silver Birch award. He has also been the recipient of a Vancouver Arts Award, and a gold medal for fiction in the National Magazine Awards.
Bill Richardson hosts CBC Radio Two's flagship classical performance...