Media Releases http://news.upei.ca/media/feed/2012/12/20/new-campus-january-sign-welcome-day en Minister of State announces UPEI's successful NSERC grants http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/31/minister-state-announces-upeis-successful-nserc-grants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Minister of State announces UPEI&#039;s successful NSERC grants </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19154/jd8f6mqwzhqjpicuadk9yhmmwrxnqxrhncwtcrx2zim.jpeg" alt="" title="Honourable Ed Holder; Mahmoud Sharaf, PhD student; John Onukwufor, PhD student; Dr. Michael van den Heuvel, Canada Research Chair in Watershed Ecological Integrity" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Canada's Minister of State for Science and Techology, the Honourable Ed Holder, was on UPEI campus to announce the successful recipients of Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). Read the full release <a href="http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1012729">here</a>.</p> Research Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:43:38 +0000 datkinson 19154 at http://news.upei.ca J. S. Palmer Conference set for September 3–4 at UPEI http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/30/j-s-palmer-conference-set-september-3-4-upei <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> J. S. Palmer Conference set for September 3–4 at UPEI </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19153/timoneill.jpg" alt="" title="J.S. Palmer keynote speaker, Dr. Tim O’Neill, founder and president of O’Neill Strategic Economics and former Executive Vice-President and Chief Economist at BMO." class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;What actions will we take now that our descendants will celebrate or regret in 150 years?&rdquo;</p> <p>This question is at the heart of the fourth J.S. Palmer Conference being held at the University of Prince Edward Island September 3-4.</p> <p>&ldquo;Looking toward 2017 and celebrations for Canada&rsquo;s 150th birthday, we have partnered with the Watermark Theatre and their Canada 300 project to address issues of importance to Canadians now, that will have an impact for generations to come,&rdquo; said UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/30/j-s-palmer-conference-set-september-3-4-upei" target="_blank">read more</a></p> University Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:20:49 +0000 nphillips 19153 at http://news.upei.ca BC native Lucas Ross commits to Men's Soccer Panther http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/29/bc-native-lucas-ross-commits-mens-soccer-panther <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BC native Lucas Ross commits to Men&#039;s Soccer Panthers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19152/lucasross.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>University of Prince Edward Island Men&rsquo;s Soccer coach Lewis Page is pleased to announce that Okanagan Valley, BC native Lucas Ross has committed to join the Panthers for the 2015&ndash;16 season.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/29/bc-native-lucas-ross-commits-mens-soccer-panther" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:25:07 +0000 nphillips 19152 at http://news.upei.ca UPEI celebrates Pride Week by raising flag http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/27/upei-celebrates-pride-week-raising-flag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPEI celebrates Pride Week by raising flag </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19151/pridezak151-15n-3650-mp4.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Department of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Student Diversity Office and the UPEI Rainbow Alliance, raised the pride flag on Monday, July 27, 2015 at noon time at the flag plaza near Kelley Memorial Building.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/27/upei-celebrates-pride-week-raising-flag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> University Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:49:36 +0000 nphillips 19151 at http://news.upei.ca UPEI Men’s Hockey Hot Stove Night with NHL coaches set for August 5 http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/22/upei-men-s-hockey-hot-stove-night-nhl-coaches-set-august-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPEI Men’s Hockey Hot Stove Night with NHL coaches set for August 5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19150/upeipantherwordmarkweb0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Plenty of NHL hockey stories, and some from the old rinks of PEI, will be shared by three Islanders now coaching in the NHL during the UPEI Men&rsquo;s Hockey Hot Stove Night on August 5 at Fox Meadow Golf and Country Club in Stratford, PEI.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/22/upei-men-s-hockey-hot-stove-night-nhl-coaches-set-august-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:53:57 +0000 nphillips 19150 at http://news.upei.ca UPEI Women’s Basketball signs Jennifer Newman http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/17/upei-women-s-basketball-signs-jennifer-newman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPEI Women’s Basketball signs Jennifer Newman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19149/upeipantherwordmarkbball.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UPEI Women&rsquo;s Basketball team announced today that Jennifer Newman, a 5&rsquo;10&rdquo; forward from Riverview, New Brunswick, will be joining the Panthers for the 2015&ndash;16 season. She joins the team following a four-year career at Riverview High School where she was the team&rsquo;s MVP this past season, as well as being selected to the NBIAA All-star Team. Jennifer was also a key member of Basketball New Brunswick&rsquo;s Under 15 and Under 17 teams.<br /> <br /> Coach Greg Gould feels Jennifer is the consummate student athlete.<br /> <p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/17/upei-women-s-basketball-signs-jennifer-newman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:13:38 +0000 nphillips 19149 at http://news.upei.ca Public talk: What PEI businesses need to know about sea-level rise http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/16/public-talk-what-pei-businesses-need-know-about-sea-level-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Public talk: What PEI businesses need to know about sea-level rise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19147/johnenglander.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UPEI&rsquo;s Climate Research Lab is hosting a series of public talks by globally respected oceanographer and expert on sea-level rise, John Englander. Englander will present information he believes businesses on Prince Edward Island need to know about the rising sea level.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/16/public-talk-what-pei-businesses-need-know-about-sea-level-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:38:33 +0000 nphillips 19147 at http://news.upei.ca UPEI hosts inaugural graduate research conference, August 6-8 http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/15/upei-hosts-inaugural-graduate-research-conference-august-6-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPEI hosts inaugural graduate research conference </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19146/drbernardo.jpg" alt="" title="Dr. Theresa Bernardo, keynote speaker of the UMGRC" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The inaugural University of Prince Edward Island Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference (UMGRC) is a pan-Canadian, refereed, academic conference designed to showcase the work of graduate students at UPEI and beyond.</p> <p>The theme of the conference is Emerging Scholars: Illuminating Graduate Research. The conference will offer graduate students across Canada the opportunity to present their graduate research with either a poster or a paper presentation, acquire skills and knowledge through workshops, and participate in dialogue and discussion between and within disciplines.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/15/upei-hosts-inaugural-graduate-research-conference-august-6-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Students Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:05:09 +0000 datkinson 19146 at http://news.upei.ca Chris Rauckman hopes to add scoring depth to UPEI Panthers lineup http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/10/chris-rauckman-hopes-add-scoring-depth-upei-panthers-lineup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris Rauckman hopes to add scoring depth to UPEI Panthers lineup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19145/upeipantherwordmarkweb0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chris Rauckman loves to score goals. The 6&rsquo;0, 190-lb left winger put up 80 goals over the past two seasons in junior hockey and he is hoping for continued success as he joins the UPEI Panthers Men&rsquo;s Hockey program in September. </p> <p>&ldquo;Right now I am just training hard to be in the best shape of my life because I know the college hockey on the east coast is as good as it gets,&rdquo; said Rauckman, a native of Red Deer, Alberta. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always prided myself on scoring goals and I am hoping to put my ability to good use to help our team succeed.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/10/chris-rauckman-hopes-add-scoring-depth-upei-panthers-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:47:39 +0000 nphillips 19145 at http://news.upei.ca UPEI research team seeks children 8-12 for physical literacy study http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/08/upei-research-team-seeks-children-8-12-physical-literacy-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPEI research team seeks children 8-12 for physical literacy study </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19144/386333661501199b0e87z.jpg" alt="" title="Photo by &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.flickr.com/photos/linhtinh/&quot;&gt;AngelWings&lt;/a&gt;. Used by Creative Commons." class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UPEI&rsquo;s Physical Activity Research Centre is seeking children aged 8-12 to participate in the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) study. The CAPL is a national study coordinated by the Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute designed to assess physical literacy (the skills and abilities necessary for engagement in lifelong physical activity).</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/07/08/upei-research-team-seeks-children-8-12-physical-literacy-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:27:53 +0000 datkinson 19144 at http://news.upei.ca AVC’s Ian Dohoo honoured by University of Helsinki http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/26/avc-s-ian-dohoo-honoured-university-helsinki <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AVC’s Ian Dohoo honoured by University of Helsinki </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19143/ianhatsword.jpg" alt="" title="Dr. Ian Dohoo in his doctoral top hat and sword from the University of Helsinki" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Ian Dohoo, professor emeritus of epidemiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at UPEI, was honoured recently with an honorary doctorate in veterinary medicine by the University of Helsinki in Finland.<br /> <p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/26/avc-s-ian-dohoo-honoured-university-helsinki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Faculty Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:55:16 +0000 nphillips 19143 at http://news.upei.ca “Building Community Resilience” conference: early bird deadline extended to June 30 http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/19/building-community-resilience-conference-early-bird-deadline-extended-june-30 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Building Community Resilience: early bird deadline extended </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19142/website-cropped-image2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Steering Committee for the 10th North Atlantic Forum conference, &ldquo;Building Community Resilience: Innovation, Culture, and Governance in Place,&rdquo; to be held from 16 to 19 September 2015 in Summerside, is extending the early bird registration deadline until June 30. The early bird rate is $275, which includes conference materials, meals during the conference, conference banquet on September 18, shuttle from Charlottetown Airport, return transportation to Charlottetown, one field trip excursion, and local transportation events in Summerside.<p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/19/building-community-resilience-conference-early-bird-deadline-extended-june-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:26:38 +0000 datkinson 19142 at http://news.upei.ca Gould named head coach of UPEI Women’s Basketball team http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/18/gould-named-head-coach-upei-women-s-basketball-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gould named head coach of UPEI Women’s Basketball team </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19141/gouldgreg-m.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that Greg Gould is returning as head coach of the Women&rsquo;s Basketball team.</p> <p>Gould, originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, coached the Panthers from 2012-14 and prior to that led the coaching staff for the girls&rsquo; basketball team at Riverview High School in New Brunswick. He will begin his post at UPEI immediately to fill the vacancy left by Mark English last month.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/18/gould-named-head-coach-upei-women-s-basketball-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:21:34 +0000 nphillips 19141 at http://news.upei.ca Summerside’s MacKinnon to fill key role with UPEI Men’s Hockey team http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/17/summerside-s-mackinnon-fill-key-role-upei-men-s-hockey-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Summerside’s MacKinnon to fill key role with UPEI Men’s Hockey team </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19140/upeipantherwordmarkweb0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When UPEI Men&rsquo;s hockey coach Forbie MacPherson offered Ryan MacKinnon the chance to don the famed green and white Panthers jersey , the Summerside native felt an overwhelming sense of pride.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Obviously, growing up in PEI and watching the Panthers makes you wish to someday put on that jersey,&rdquo; said MacKinnon, who starred in his final major junior season last year with the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL. &ldquo;It is an amazing opportunity and I feel very privileged for the chance to play at UPEI.&rdquo;<br /> <p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/17/summerside-s-mackinnon-fill-key-role-upei-men-s-hockey-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:44:05 +0000 nphillips 19140 at http://news.upei.ca UPEI Men’s Hockey team adds WHL forward Carter Rigby http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/10/upei-men-s-hockey-team-adds-whl-forward-carter-rigby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPEI Men’s Hockey team adds WHL forward Carter Rigby </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19139/upeipantherwordmarkweb0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UPEI Men&rsquo;s Hockey Panthers are pleased to announce that winger Carter Rigby will join the team for the upcoming season.<br /> <p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/10/upei-men-s-hockey-team-adds-whl-forward-carter-rigby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:09:49 +0000 nphillips 19139 at http://news.upei.ca Samy Mohamed commits to UPEI Men’s Basketball Panthers http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/10/samy-mohamed-commits-upei-men-s-basketball-panthers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samy Mohamed commits to UPEI Men’s Basketball Panthers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19138/samymohamed2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>University of Prince Edward Island Men&rsquo;s Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick is excited to announce that Samy Mohamed from Toronto, Ontario has committed to join the Panthers.</p> <p>Mohamed is transferring from Algoma University after three seasons in the OUA, therefore, as per CIS rules, will redshirt the 2015&ndash;16 season to be eligible for 2016&ndash;17.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/10/samy-mohamed-commits-upei-men-s-basketball-panthers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:43:36 +0000 nphillips 19138 at http://news.upei.ca UPEI International Relations Office is Recruiting Conversation Partners http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/09/upei-international-relations-office-recruiting-conversational-partners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> International Relations Office is Recruiting Conversation Partners </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19137/iro.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UPEI International Relations Office (IRO) is recruiting volunteer Conversation Partners for its summer programs. The IRO hosts an English Language Summer Camp where students participate in English Academic Preparation (EAP) courses in the morning and fun, educational activities during the afternoon. The camps will be ongoing through the summer from July 24 through August 28. For more information, please visit <a href="http://projects.upei.ca/englishsummercamp/">http://projects.upei.ca/englishsummercamp/</a>.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/09/upei-international-relations-office-recruiting-conversational-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:40:06 +0000 datkinson 19137 at http://news.upei.ca Sheree Fitch—UPEI Writer in Residence http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/09/sheree-fitch-upei-writer-residence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sheree Fitch—UPEI Writer in Residence </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19136/sheree-sidebar.jpg" alt="" title="Sheree Fitch" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Department of English at UPEI and the PEI Writers&rsquo; Guild will co-host much-loved author Sheree Fitch as Writer in Residence during June 21-28.</p> <p>Sheree is a children&rsquo;s author, poet, and novelist with more than 25 publications. She has received numerous awards and given presentations and workshops on many topics in Canada and abroad. Her writing for both children and adults has been described as &ldquo;exuberant, joy-filled and wise.&rdquo; Her readings are &ldquo;magical&rdquo; and her workshops &ldquo;inspirational.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/09/sheree-fitch-upei-writer-residence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> University Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:37:45 +0000 datkinson 19136 at http://news.upei.ca TELUS Ride for Dad supports prostate cancer research of UPEI’s Dr. Bill Whelan http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/03/telus-ride-dad-supports-prostate-cancer-research-upei-s-dr-bill-whelan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TELUS Ride for Dad supports prostate cancer research at UPEI </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19135/ridefordad.jpg" alt="" title="Dr. William Whelan demonstrates his research to members of the TELUS Ride for Dad" class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men, with one in seven developing the disease in his lifetime. An average of 65 Canadian men are diagnosed every day, and 11 of those men will die from it. 90% of cases can be cured thanks to medical advances, but early detection is the key.</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/03/telus-ride-dad-supports-prostate-cancer-research-upei-s-dr-bill-whelan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:07:15 +0000 datkinson 19135 at http://news.upei.ca Free public lecture at UPEI kicks off the Canadian Mathematical Society’s Meeting http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/03/free-public-lecture-upei-kicks-canadian-mathematical-society-s-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tweet"> <div class="field-label">Tweet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s all fun and games: free lecture at CMS meeting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://news.upei.ca/files/news/imagecache/media-releases-page/media-release/19134/rjnowakowski-242.jpg" alt="" title="Dr. Richard Nowakowski is a research professor at Dalhousie University." class="imagecache imagecache-media-releases-page imagecache-default imagecache-media-releases-page_default" width="245" height="151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;Richard Nowakowski will talk games in a public lecture on Friday, June 5 at 5 pm as part of the Canadian Mathematical Society&rsquo;s Summer Meeting at the University of Prince Edward Island.</p> <p>&ldquo;Games in general have very nice mathematical formulas,&rdquo; said Nowakowski. &ldquo;It may look like there are a number of possible moves, but mathematical analysis focuses on just a few.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://news.upei.ca/media/2015/06/03/free-public-lecture-upei-kicks-canadian-mathematical-society-s-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Research Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:35:50 +0000 datkinson 19134 at http://news.upei.ca