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Posted on 20 October, 2014

Ivan Coyote, award-winning author of eight collections of short stories, one novel, three CDs, and four short films will be on campus on Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 pm to present a public lecture. Coyote, also a renowned columnist and sought-after performer will provide a free public talk, Q&A session, and book signing, in UPEI’s K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre, room 104.

Coyote’s presentation will focus on issues of gender failure. This event is made possible thanks to the UPEI Student Diversity Office, UPEI Student Affairs, Diversity and Social Justice Studies, and the Action Committee on Sexuality and Gender Diversity.

All are welcome to attend!

Posted on 16 October, 2014

On Sunday, October 26 at 2:30 pm, the UPEI Music Department will play host to a “triple header” at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. The “Piano Collective,” a group of four pianists playing eight-hand music on two pianos will make their debut in a performance featuring beloved music of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Glazunov, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, and Bizet.

The occasion also marks a celebration for Professor Emerita Dr. Frances Gray who officially retired this year after serving 45 years as Professor of Piano and Theory in UPEI’s Music Department. As a tribute to her years of contribution, the afternoon will launch a music scholarship for outstanding student performers in the Music Department.

Frances Gray is delighted to have formed this “Piano Collective” with three alumnae of UPEI who all studied piano with her in the Music...

Posted on 16 October, 2014

Heather Taves returns home to PEI and to the UPEI Music Department on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 pm where she will present her solo piano recital, “Come From Away.”

Drawing on the stories her parents, and stories her aunts and uncles told about their lives, Taves’ recital at UPEI will trace the history of her family as refugees from Russia in the 1920s to 1968, when her family moved to Prince Edward Island. Her musical journey will include pieces by Chopin, Debussy, Stravinsky, contemporary composer Keenan Reimer-Watts, as well as Taves’ own composition, “My Mom and Glenn Gould: A Two Part Invention.”

Taves performs in classical, contemporary, and folk idioms as a pianist, improviser, and composer. She has recorded five albums. She is also an organic gardener and cook, presents house concerts, and is involved with community...

Posted on 16 October, 2014

The first case competition of the semester took place at Mount Saint Vincent University as the Nova Scotia institution hosted the 44th annual Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) Conference, September 26–28. UPEI’s dynamic duo of Cody Dawson and Alex Khan took home third place in the ASB Case Competition.

The conference, one of Canada’s longest running academic business conferences, attracts close to 100 academics annually from institutions throughout Canada and across the globe. Case competitions have always been, and continue to be, an integral part of the conference, showcasing some of the talent and knowledge of the top business students in Atlantic Canada.

“Case competitions are an integral part of business education. The scenarios provide students with the ability to analyze real-world business situations and make recommendations...

Posted on 16 October, 2014

UPEI’s seventh annual Connecting Aboriginal Cultures Festival will take place Monday, October 20–24, in support of Mi’kmaq History Month. The week’s activities will celebrate the Aboriginal and Mi’kmaq culture through singing, traditional drumming and dancing, and learning.

The UPEI Mawi’omi Centre and community Aboriginal Elders will raise the Mi’kmaq flag to kick off the week’s events on Monday, October 20 at 9:00 am at the flagpoles in front of UPEI’s Kelley Building. The Centre will then host an open house until 4:00 pm in Kelley Building, Room 236.

Other events throughout the week include a Mi’kmaq Legends performance, an art demonstration, a traditional Pow Wow, and “Coffee with a Stranger,” co-hosted by the Campus Life Advisors.

For more information, contact Sheri Russell, Aboriginal...

Posted on 15 October, 2014

The UPEI Panther Male Athlete of the Week for the week of October 6–12 is Mavric Parks, Men’s Hockey. UPEI women’s varsity teams did not compete in weekend games. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order 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: Mavric Parks, Men’s Hockey

What: UPEI Panther Athlete of the Week

When: Week of October 6–12

Why: Parks, a fourth-year arts student from Eganville, Ontario, had a strong game in goal for the UPEI Men’s Hockey Panthers during Saturday’s home opener against UNB. The Panthers lost 3-...

Posted on 15 October, 2014

The Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament presented by Rodd Hotels & Resorts begins on Friday, October 17 with eight basketball teams from across Canada competing in the annual three-day event.

The UPEI Men’s Basketball team will tip off against Saint Mary’s University, Holland College, and Crandall University, while the UPEI Women’s Basketball team will take on the University of Ottawa, Bishop’s University, and Cape Breton University.

“We are very pleased to be hosting our annual Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament this weekend. All of our players are very excited for the opportunity to play in front of the Panther faithful, many for the first time,” said UPEI Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick. “The competition is stiff, and we are looking forward to seeing some great basketball action...

Posted on 15 October, 2014

Over 115 Prince Edward Island women served as nurses in the First World War. They were full-blooded, complex women living in a tumultuous time in our history, doing their duty on distant battlefields. Their courage, and the courage of all Canadian nurses, is saluted in a powerful new book about wartime nursing called Those Splendid Girls, published by Island Studies Press at UPEI.

Author and nursing educator Katherine Dewar, was granted rare access to personal scrapbooks, letters home, private diaries, and wartime photo albums of Island nurses; by combining their voices and experiences with their military records, she delivers this riveting story of mud, blood, and courage that tells the story of Canadian nursing in the First World War.

At war’s end, many Island nurses were unwilling to swap their wartime autonomy and authority for housework or poorly...

Posted on 8 October, 2014

Did you graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from UPEI in 2012? If so, you could fill out a survey to win $500!

Students who have graduated from a Maritime university in 2012 are invited to complete a confidential survey conducted by the independent research firm, Advanis, on behalf of the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, in collaboration with UPEI. Ten prizes worth $500 each are available.

The project is funded by the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. The survey will provide information about graduates’ transitions between education and work, financing education (including student loan repayment), and their opinions about their overall university experience. We encourage you to participate—the results will help universities, governments, and student associations in the region better assist students and...

Posted on 7 October, 2014

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 29–October 5 are Lacey MacLauchlan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order 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: Lacey MacLauchlan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of September 29–October 5

Why: MacLauchlan, a fifth-year field hockey player enrolled in the business co-operative education program from Charlottetown, PEI, led the team both on and off the field...

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