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Posted on 21 March, 2012

The UPEI Wind Symphony will perform its final recital of the academic year on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 pm at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall. This has been a particularly busy and musically rewarding year for the Wind Symphony with highly acclaimed performances of “The Lord of the Rings” during the fall and winter, a successful concert tour of Nova Scotia, and a nomination for a 2012 Music PEI Award for Achievement in Classical Music.

This recital will feature contemporary works for the modern wind band by American, English, and Australian composers. The acoustics of the Dr. Steel Recital Hall will be put to the test with Ron Nelson’s “Epiphanies.” It is a festive piece of extreme dynamic range that moves from dissonance to consonance, while exploiting the tonal colours of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.  In contrast,...
Posted on 21 March, 2012

 Don't stress about convocation! Come out to an information session on March 22 from 11:00 am–1:00 pm in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. You'll find out everything you need to know about convocation 2012—don't forget to bring your student ID card along.

Attend the session to find out more about grad week activities, Alumni Association benefits, post-graduate studies and scholarships, and more. Feel free to bring your credit card to order your degree frame, or pre-book it for pick-up at convocation, by doing so, you'll receive a 10% discount!

Convocation is a time for celebration, not stress—so come out and get your convocation questions answered. Fabulous prizes to be won as well!

Posted on 20 March, 2012

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and PEI Federal Regional Minister, announced funding today to the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) to help with their efforts to recruit more international students.

“Our Government is pleased to support academic institutions like UPEI, as they continue to expand and bring more people to our region,” said Minister Shea, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and La Francophonie. “By increasing UPEI’s profile in an international market, we are able to grow and strengthen our local economy.”

UPEI will participate in international student education recruitment fairs and tours to help attract more students to the university. Online information and promotional materials will also be developed for potential...

Posted on 20 March, 2012

Students! Faculty! Staff! Grab your lunch and join in the conversation on UPEI’s visioning exercise, Reflections & Future Directions. This is your chance to provide input into the road map that will guide UPEI’s development over the next five years.

Student Brown Bag Sessions (co-hosted by Dr. Tim Ogilvie and PEISU President Rob Livingstone) will be held on March 22 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. 
Faculty and Staff Brown Bag Sessions (Hosted by Dr. Tim Ogilvie) will be held on March 21 from 12:00-1:00 pm in Schurman Market Square, McDougall Hall and on March 26 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building.
All are welcome to attend!
If interested in attending, please contact Lisa MacKinnon-Laybolt at...
Posted on 19 March, 2012

UPEI’s Co-operative Education office is excited to announce it will be celebrating and recognizing the accomplishments of its students during its annual awards ceremony on March 22. The ceremony takes place during the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education’s (CAFCE) National Co-operative Education Week, March 19-23. The national week is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Canadian co-op students. 

UPEI will host its co-op awards ceremony on Thursday, March 22 from 4:30-6:30 pm, in McDougall Hall, Schurman Market Square. The ceremony will recognize UPEI co-op students for their accomplishments during co-op work terms. Specific awards include three Student of the Year honours in business, physics, and computer science, as well as a prestigious Co-op Student of the Year award. Award winners will have demonstrated high academic achievement, a...

Posted on 16 March, 2012

In its second year of competition, teams from UPEI travelled to Halifax to take part in the Atlantic Throwdown Case Competition, March 9–10. With nine student teams, the event pitted rival professors, Sujit Sur (Dalhousie) and Edward Gamble (UPEI), against each other. UPEI teams placed first and third and retained the challenge trophy (awarded to the team with the highest cumulative total points) for the second consecutive year. 

The Throwdown is designed to give third-year students their first taste of competitive case analysis. It is also used as a tryout for the fourth-year case competition class whose members, this year, have been successful in numerous national and international competitions. 

The pressure on students competing for the first time added increased stress levels and the participants certainly were at a fever pitch. This was a baptism...

Posted on 14 March, 2012

Kelly Gillis, third-year psychology student at UPEI, has been selected as one of 12 Canadian students to take part in the 2012 International Seminar in Mali supported by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). The seminar has been offered by WUSC for the past 60 years and is now managed by the Uniterra Program, a joint initiative of WUSC and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI). 

Each year, the International Seminar offers Canadian post-secondary students their first in-depth experience in a developing country through volunteer work in projects that are relevant and important to the host country. This year’s seminar will take place, in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, from June 25–August 5. This year’s theme is “Employability, Health and Well-Being of Youth in Mali,” and students will be supporting the RENAPESS...

Posted on 13 March, 2012

Bruce Donaldson, Head Coach of the UPEI women’s hockey team will be showcased on tonight’s edition of Island View. Donaldson will be accompanied by members of the women’s team to share their memories from the AUS championships where they claimed their first-ever AUS banner. The team will also chat about their experiences from their time at the recent CIS national championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

Watch the show live on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm on EastLink TV’s Island View hosted by Matt Beardsley. If you miss the show tonight, tune in this week as it will be aired at 8:30 am, 12 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm each day. 

Posted on 9 March, 2012

TD Canada Trust’s Charlottetown main branch, located in the downtown Confederation Court Mall, is showing Panther Pride to support the UPEI women’s hockey team. Employees have created posters and are wearing Panther swag as the AUS champions begin play in Edmonton on March 9. 

Bruce Donaldson, UPEI’s Head Coach, has been the Branch Manager of TD since 1999. The bank employees decorated the branch in support of Donaldson and his team’s recent AUS success.

The women’s hockey team travelled to Alberta, earlier this week where they are competing at the CIS championships that kicked off today, and finish up on Sunday, March 11. UPEI’s first game will be on Friday, March 9, at 3:30 pm MST. The Panthers will take on the losing team of today’s match between the #6 Montreal Carabins and the #1 Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks. ...

Posted on 7 March, 2012

Hannah Bell, a student in UPEI’s Executive MBA program (2009 cohort) has been dubbed the PEI “champion” as part of the 2012 Student Entrepreneur National Competition. The competition is put on by the charitable organization, Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) and presented by the John Dobson Foundation. 
Bell is the owner of The Solution Agency Inc., a company that provides sustainable business planning tools and techniques for municipal governments and non-governmental organizations. Some of Bell’s business accomplishments to date include using her creative and innovative problem-solving skills to establish her business, while maintaining a full-time job and completing her studies. 
Dr. Wendy Carroll, EMBA Program Director and UPEI’s Vice-President Student Affairs, believes...

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