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Posted on 29 June, 2011

Maria Scichilone commits to soccer Program

The UPEI Women’s Soccer Panthers have made a huge splash in their recruiting efforts by adding former national team stand-out Maria Scichilone, from Rothesay, New Brunswick, to the team.

“It’s exciting to watch the women’s World Cup on television, knowing that Maria trained and played with the likes of Christine Sinclair and Kara Lang (now retired). She has a skill set that is exceptional, and a wonderful soccer pedigree—she will entertain Island fans to be sure,” said Panthers head coach, Michael Redmond.

Maria has been on UPEI’s radar for several years and it was the approach by the UPEI players and staff that has brought her to the Island. “It is an honour and privilege to come to UPEI. I was attracted by UPEI’s academic and athletic standards and by a program...

Posted on 28 June, 2011

The Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) Research Team will host its third annual AIRS SingingWorkshop on the University of Prince Edward Island campus and at the Confederation Centre of the Arts from July 21 to 22, 2011.

The workshop’s title, “With Voices—We Unite,” sums up the purpose of the event—to cover a variety of topics interconnected within singing. The three themes of AIRS will be highlighted: how singing develops in every person; how singing is taught—its technical aspects and how we can use singing to teach; and how singing impacts on well-being, including its ability to promote cultural and intergenerational understanding. The AIRS team will share the exciting research it is conducting with the regional community that promotes dialogue between the university and...

Posted on 22 June, 2011

Shannon Atkins, head coach of the UPEI Women’s Rugby team, is thrilled to announce that Payson Saunders, from Truro, Nova Scotia, is coming to the University of Prince Edward Island this fall.

Saunders, captain with the Nova Scotia high school championship team, Cobequid Education Centre (CEC), scored over 50 points in the high school season, and was named the team’s most valuable player. She was also named the winner of the Bob Piers Bowl Award for promoting rugby in the Truro area which is based on commitment, having the heart of a champion, hard work, and grace in winning or losing. It was one of the major awards given by CEC during their athletics awards night.

Payson commented, “It was a very tough and overwhelming decision when choosing where to go to university, but the welcoming nature of the UPEI coaching staff and players made the choice...

Posted on 22 June, 2011

All are welcome to join friends, colleagues, and members of the community at a campus social to say thank you and farewell to Wade MacLauchlan, after 12 years of dedicated service as president of the University of Prince Edward Island. Strawberry shortcake and lemonade will be served!

Thursday, June 23, 3:00–5:00 pm
Main Quadrangle, UPEI Campus

(Rain location: McMillan Hall, W. A. Murphy Student Centre)


Posted on 21 June, 2011

University of Prince Edward Island Chancellor Bill Andrew and his wife, Denise (Klarenbach) Andrew, visited campus June 20 to announce their donation of $750,000 for the UPEI School of Nursing/Family and Nutritional Sciences building capital campaign and to meet with students, faculty, and staff who have benefitted from their generosity to UPEI.

In appreciation of this new and generous gift commitment from the Andrews, the University will name the atrium within its new School of Nursing the “Denise (Klarenbach) Andrew Atrium.”

This two-storey space will serve as the main entrance to the School of Nursing and Department of Family and Nutritional Sciences where it will be a prime gathering space for students to mingle and study. The Denise (Klarenbach) Andrew Atrium will also display a portrait by nursing alumna, humanitarian, and artist, Laura Archer, and...

Posted on 20 June, 2011

Citing personal reasons, Matthew Davies announced at a recent team meeting that he would be stepping down as head coach of the UPEI Men’s Basketball Panthers. Davies had completed his fifth season with the program.

UPEI Director of Athletics Ron Annear said, “Matt has made a life change decision to pursue other interests. Certainly it was a tough decision for Matt to make, but one that I respect. Matt has accomplished great things with Men’s Basketball and leaves our program in very good shape. I thank Matthew for all his time and efforts and wish him the very best.”

“I appreciate the opportunity the university provided me to coach the UPEI Men's Basketball team over the past five years,” said Matthew Davies. “The dedication that the student-athletes showed toward improving their academics, giving back to the community, and...

Posted on 15 June, 2011

(The following is jointly released by Certified Management Accountants of Canada and the University of Prince Edward Island.)

Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada), the world leader in shaping strategic management accounting® professionals to
lead successful enterprises in the global marketplace, has awarded for a five-year period the accreditation of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Specialization in Accounting) at the University of Prince Edward Island.

CMA Canada accredits programs at leading academic institutions which provide complete coverage of the CMA® Competency Map Entrance Requirements, equipping students with in-depth knowledge and skills in management accounting, financial accounting, financial management and taxation, strategic management, and risk management and governance. These skills are required for mastering...

Posted on 14 June, 2011

The University of Prince Edward Island is looking for an Island artist who would like to help beautify the Robertson Library by transforming the look of the nine existing cement pillars scattered throughout the current Learning Commons area, on the Library’s main floor.

With that purpose, the Library is sponsoring a ‘Public Art Competition’ in order to acquire works of art for these pillars that will spark the imagination. Entries are encouraged from any artistic medium.

Those interested in participating are asked to submit a letter expressing that interest accompanied by preliminary sketches or a mock-up by September 30, 2011 to:

Robertson Library Arts Competition
c/o Suzanne Jones
Robertson Library, UPEI
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4P3.

Full competition terms of reference...

Posted on 14 June, 2011

Researchers and educators who are interested in using multimedia in education in a cultural context will be able to take part in a conference at UPEI called “Harnessing Images, Text and Sound for Education in the Context of Culture, Multimedia, Technology and Cognition” (Hits for Education: CMTC). The event takes place on the UPEI campus from July 26 to 28.

Participants will share ideas, information, and methods on the uses of audio-visual and text-based technology. The aim is to develop, by the end of the conference, a set of guidelines and best practices that will assist others to make appropriate choices in this rapidly growing educational field.

“Electronic multimedia technologies provide abundant choices for educators,” says UPEI psychology professor, Dr. Annabel Cohen, convener of the conference. “Their choices, however, are based,...

Posted on 14 June, 2011

UPEI graduate and Governor General’s Award Winner for Children’s Literature, Rachna Gilmore, will read from her new book, That Boy Red, on Saturday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. at Confederation Centre Public Library.

The poignant episodic novel is sure to remind readers of another red-haired Island youngster, Anne Shirley, though That Boy Red is set during the Depression. Celebrating and showcasing the strength and spirit of Canadian families living through this era, the novel, like Anne of Green Gables, features a bevy of memorable characters, in particular, eleven year old Red MacRae, a resourceful, stubborn, even pig-headed lad, and his large and lively family.

Gilmore says she was inspired to write this book by her father-in-law’s anecdotes about growing up as a young boy in PEI. “It feels in a strange and satisfying way...

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