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Posted on 8 October, 2009
Jean-Marc Hachey, a leading authority on international careers, will give a presentation about working and studying overseas on Tuesday, October 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Bill and Denise Andrew Hall, Room 142, at UPEI.
 
A best-selling writer, Hachey has shared his international employment strategies with thousands as author of The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas and as the international careers editor and columnist for TransitionsAbroad.com. He has worked overseas for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, World University Service, Canadian Crossroads International, and the German Volunteer Service. Since 1990 he has been mentoring students, recent graduates and others interested in pursuing opportunities abroad. He has presented seminars at more than 160 colleges, universities and career fairs, and for governments and...
Posted on 2 October, 2009
The UPEI women’s soccer program has received a $5,000 award from the national True Sport Community Fund for leadership in community sports development work.
 
UPEI women’s soccer team captain Mandy Lise McKenna will be presented with a certificate of the award prior to the start of the team’s home game against Cape Breton University on Saturday, October 3, at 3 p.m. 
 
“We are very proud of our women’s soccer program,” says coach Michael Redmond. “Our athletes believe strongly in making social change--locally and globally. These young women are wonderful student athletes who represent themselves, and their school, community and country with great pride. They are a wonderful example of what sport should represent.”
 
The True Sport Community Fund is...
Posted on 2 October, 2009
The Tourism Research Centre at the University of PEI is pleased to release a new report on visitors to P.E.I. Using the visitor exit survey from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008, visitors were profiled based on how much they spent while in P.E.I.
 
“Low-spending travel parties tended to be Maritime baby boomer couples who made P.E.I. their primary destination,” said Dr. Paul Lewis, Research Director at the TRC. “Although they spent the least amount of money in P.E.I.--less than $100 per party per night--they were our most frequent guests and stayed longer than the other groups, likely because half of them came to P.E.I. to visit friends and relatives.”
 
Low-spending travel parties were a significant off-season fall and winter crowd. They were by far the most likely of all four categories to visit in...
Posted on 29 September, 2009

 Dr. Stephen Scherer, Director of The Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto, will give the 2009 Gairdner Faculty Lecture at UPEI on Thursday, October 1.

His talk, entitled “What you are and who you are in the era of genome projects,” will take place in the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre’s lecture theatre from 3 to 4 p.m. The lecture is open to the public.
 
Scherer is Director of The Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto. His research examines the composition of the human genome for studies of genetic disease. His recent work characterizes structural variation in the human genome, and examines the role of genetics in autism. Long-standing endeavours include the study of human chromosome 7 as a model of the...
Posted on 29 September, 2009

 A group of fourth-year UPEI nursing students who worked in Kenya this summer will hold a fundraising event on Friday, October 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre’s McMillan Hall on the campus. 

Rianne Carragher, Marley Bruce, Ashley Caulier and Cheryl Edmunds travelled to Kenya as part of the Canadian International Development Agency’s Students for Development Program. 
 
The students will share their 11-week experience at a delicious African meal, slideshow presentation and silent auction in McMillan Hall. Teresa Mellish, of Farmers Helping Farmers, and Dr. Kim Critchley, Dean of Nursing, will be the guest speakers at the dinner.
 
Tickets are $10; only 250 will be sold. For information and tickets, contact Rianne Carragher at rcarragher@...
Posted on 28 September, 2009

The Honourable Thomas Cromwell, of the Supreme Court of Canada, will be the guest lecturer at the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law at the University of Prince Edward Island on Monday, October 5.
 
Cromwell will give a lecture entitled “Atlantic Canada's Contributions to the Supreme Court of Canada” in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium (Room 242), Don and Marion McDougall Hall, at 7:30 p.m. 
 
“Since the Supreme Court of Canada was created in 1875, 12 judges of the Court have been appointed from the Atlantic region, including Sir Louis Henry Davies, an Islander who served as the Chief Justice of Canada,” says Cromwell. “From markedly different backgrounds, they have made significant contributions to the institution and to Canadian jurisprudence. This illustrated lecture will...

Posted on 28 September, 2009
Two of Canada's outstanding poets, John Donlan and Sue Sinclair, will read at the Confederation Centre Library, on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m.
 
Donlan was raised in Ontario's Muskoka lakes district. His father worked with teams of horses hauling logs in the bush; neighbours raised skunks, crows, and porcupines as domestic pets (a neighbour's crow, named for his father, stole clothespins from the wash to tease his mother). Surrounded by some of Canada's most beautiful wilderness celebrated in the paintings of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, Donlan developed a deep sense of belonging in the natural world. Far from Muskoka, he now works as a reference librarian at the Vancouver Public Library in downtown Vancouver, and is a poetry editor with Brick Books. His most recent collection is Spirit Engine.
 
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Posted on 23 September, 2009
Investment expert Sydney Tremayne will give a free public presentation on Thursday, September 24, at 2 p.m. in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre’s McMillan Hall.
 
Tremayne’s presentation, made possible in part by the UPEI Student Business Society and the UPEI Alumni Association, is part of the university’s third annual Homecoming Weekend, which takes place from September 24 to 27.
 
Involved with investments for 55 years, Tremayne has written two bestsellers, Take the Guessing out of Investing (Prentice-Hall Canada, 1987), and Wealth Secrets Revealed: Lunch with Gaffer (Morgan James, New York, 2007). Born and educated in England, he lived in Canada for 46 years and now lives in a mountain village in Panama.
 
He spent 20 years as a journalist in England, Canada and East Africa,...
Posted on 22 September, 2009
As the busy academic year gets underway, the University of Prince Edward Island will take time to celebrate its extensive history and look forward to a bright future at its tenth annual Founders’ Day ceremony on Friday, September 25, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
 
On Founders’ Day, UPEI honours its rich heritage and traditions, acknowledges people who have contributed to it in an exceptional way, and instills a sense of heritage and community in incoming and returning students. Members of the public are invited to share in the excitement at a ceremony in the Alex H. MacKinnon auditorium, Don and Marion McDougall Hall. (Please note this is a new location.)
 
"Founders' Day is a special tradition at UPEI," said University President Wade MacLauchlan. "We welcome the entire community to come to campus and...
Posted on 22 September, 2009
As part of UPEI’s Homecoming Weekend, the UPEI Alumni Association will honour four distinguished alumni at its annual awards luncheon on Thursday, September 24, at noon in the Main Building Faculty Lounge. 
 
Receiving awards this year are Dr. Doris M. Anderson (PWC ’42), George A. MacDonald (SDU ’64 and UPEI ’69), Major-General Matthew G. Macdonald (UPEI ’76) and Dr. Lynne O'Sullivan (UPEI ’88—Atlantic Veterinary College). 
 
A native of St. Peter’s Bay, Doris Anderson studied science at Prince of Wales College from 1940 to 1942 and graduated in 1944 from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in home economics. She earned a Master of Science (Nutrition) degree, with a minor in Education, from Cornell University in 1951. She taught home economics at Prince of Wales...
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