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Posted on 27 February, 2015

Case competition teams from UPEI’s School of Business continue to make their mark on the 2015 event circuit regionally, nationally, and now internationally.

The UPEI team of Shanice Sproule, Jeremy MacAulay, Luke Gaudet, and Kaitlyn Lord won the silver medal on Friday, Feburary 20 at the prestigious 20th annual NIBS Worldwide Case Competition, hosted by Carleton University in Ottawa.

President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz said, “On behalf of the entire UPEI community, I congratulate Shanice, Jeremy, Luke, Kaitlyn, and coach Mary Whitrow, on this tremendous achievement. These students truly exemplify UPEI’s vision of providing pathways for our students through experiential learning opportunities. I am so proud of their accomplishments at this international competition.”

“Congratulations to Shanice, Jeremy, Luke, Kaitlyn,...

Posted on 27 February, 2015

University of Prince Edward Island women’s basketball coach Mark English is pleased to announce that Grimsby, Ontario, native Haille Nickerson has committed to join the Panthers for the 2015–16 season.

At 5’7”, Nickerson is a standout guard who played with the Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School team for the past four years and was selected for the Niagara High School All Star game this year. She is currently a top player for the No Limit Performance team in the Canadian Youth Basketball League where her team has a record of 7-1, asserting herself as an offensive threat and leader.

Nickerson says, “I'm very excited to be attending UPEI this fall and becoming part of the Panther family. Coach English is building a flourishing basketball program and I can't wait to be a part of it. The tight-knit community of UPEI will make it...

Posted on 27 February, 2015

Beginning this year, both new and returning UPEI students will be able to register earlier for 2015–16 courses than in previous years.

Incoming, first-year UPEI students can register for first-semester classes as early as March 2 through group sessions or individually by appointment with a first-year advisor. Students can also register for courses during “Open Class Day” on March 6.

Open Class Day is an on-campus daylong event that provides incoming UPEI students with an overview of the Arts, Business, and Science programs through a variety of sample lectures along with on-site admissions and first-year advising. Students can sign up to attend at upei.ca/openclassday.

Registration for returning UPEI students opens in June as follows:

June 2 – fourth-year students
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Posted on 26 February, 2015

University of Prince Edward Island women’s basketball coach Mark English is pleased to announce that Charlottetown native Victoria Barbour has committed to join the team for the 2015–16 season.

Barbour, a talented 5’7” guard who is currently enjoying a great season with the successful Colonel Gray Colonels, has been decorated throughout her high school career:

• 2012–2013 MVP, Colonel Gray Colonels
• 2012–2013 All Star, Moncton Ladies Basketball Classic
• 2012–2013 All Star, Capital City Classic Basketball Tournament in Fredericton
• 2012–2014 All Star, PEISAA Provincial High School Basketball (2012–13, 2013–14)
• 2012–2013 member of PEI Canada Games Team
• 2010–2011 Player of the Year, Basketball PEI (U14)
• 2010...

Posted on 26 February, 2015

Research on Tap returns for its sixth season of public discussion, debate, and ideas presented by researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island. Join our next conversation on Monday, March 2 at 7 pm at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown. Dr. Neb Kujundzic, associate professor of philosophy and dean of the Faculty of Arts, will lead a discussion entitled: What good is a university degree?

The 2014/2015 season of Research on Tap is presented in cooperation with the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Atlantic Chapter. The RSC is Canada’s national academy and is the senior national body of distinguished scholars, artists, and scientists.

Research on Tap meets the first Monday of every month from October to April.  

Posted on 25 February, 2015

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of February 9–15 are Danielle MacDonald, Women’s Basketball, and Tyler Scott, Men’s Basketball. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes 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: Danielle MacDonald, Women’s Basketball, and Tyler Scott, Men’s Basketball

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of February 16–22

Where: University of Prince Edward Island

Why: MacDonald, a fifth-year Bachelor of Science student from Sydney Mines, NS, had a career game in...

Posted on 20 February, 2015

The University of Prince Edward Island and Department of Athletics and Recreation is proud of all members of the UPEI community who are participating at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, British Columbia, February 13 to March 1.

“Congratulations to UPEI students and staff who are representing Prince Edward Island at the 2015 Canada Winter Games,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Chris Huggan. “The dedication of these athletes, coaches, and team staff is to be applauded, and our Panther Pride will be showing as we cheer them on!”

The largest representation of UPEI students is with the ringette team, on which nine UPEI students compete and one, Becca Hughes, is a coach. The team ended a winless drought when it won its first game at the Canada Games since 1999 against Saskatchewan on February 16. UPEI Field Hockey student...

Posted on 19 February, 2015

UPEI’s Climate Research Lab and Nature PEI are partnering to offer two training sessions for Islanders interested in participating in the Climate Diary project. The Climate Diary is a printed journal for Islanders to keep record of the changes in the environment as they occur year to year. Rosemary Curley of Nature PEI will provide training on plant and bird identification on Monday, March 3 from 9:00 am to noon, and again on Tuesday, March 30 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. To register for either session, contact climate@upei.ca. The sessions are free. Copies of the Climate Diary will be made available at $10 per copy.

Posted on 18 February, 2015

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of February 9–15 are Tamara Tompkins, Women’s Basketball and Bradley States, Men’s Basketball. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes 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: Tamara Tompkins, Women’s Basketball, and Bradley States, Men’s Basketball

What: UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week

When: Week of February 9–15

Where: University of Prince Edward Island

Why: Tompkins, fourth-year Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology student from Centreville, NB, was a big...

Posted on 18 February, 2015

At a regular meeting of Senate on February 13, 2015, a motion was passed by a majority vote to extend the number of teaching days in the current semester (January–May 2015) due to recent storm/weather closures.

As a result, please note:

Classes will now end on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (instead of Wednesday, April 8, 2015) providing instructors with 4 additional teaching days if needed: Thursday, April 9; Friday, April 10; Monday, April 13; and Tuesday, April 14.

• Instructors have the option of using these additional teaching days or not, but must communicate their plan for end of semester classes to their students by email or through Moodle.

• The exam period will now take place from Friday, April 17, 2015 to Friday, April 24, 2015 (instead of April 13 to 23). A final exam schedule will be produced...

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