UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman is proud to launch the UPEI Panther Academy. “We have some of the best athletic facilities and talented staff in the country,” he said. “We are positioning the Panther Academy to attract people of all ages, from everywhere, to enjoy a high performance experience and excellent customer service in all of our offerings.”
The Panther Academy will become the umbrella organization for all UPEI Athletics and Recreation programs including day/week camps; fitness classes; training; leagues; developmental, high performance, and travel clinics that are offered externally to individuals, groups, and teams. Participation in these activities will be targeted to all ages including the local Island community, Atlantic Canada, across Canada, and around the world.
Panther Academy participants will build...
UPEI’s faculty of education would like to congratulate Carolyn Francis on receiving the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. This award recognizes the contributions of volunteers from across the country. Francis, coordinator of practice teaching in the faculty of education, has been committed to connecting her province with people in developing countries.
As an educator, Francis has been closely involved in teacher development and training through the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and Uganda Teachers’ Union project; Teachers’ Action for Girls (TAG), to enable Ugandan girls to remain in school; as well as a twinning program that links schools in Kenya with those in Prince Edward Island in conjunction with Farmers Helping Farmers. She has also served on the board of Camp Abegweit.
“It is an honour and a privilege to work and learn...
The UPEI Panther Academy soccer program is opening its training sessions to all PEI soccer club coaches looking for additional training and coaching techniques.
“This is a great way for coaches to absorb more information to bring back to their own teams,” said Panther Academy soccer leader Lewis Page. “Coaching is about acquiring more and more knowledge to incorporate into technical training and tactical strategies, and new ways to present concepts and deliver practices.”
Clubs coaches can observe Panther Soccer Head Coach Lewis Page and members of both the men’s and women’s soccer teams put the players through seven weeks of spring training. Sessions will include 1vs1 attacking and defending, passing and receiving, crossing and finishing, as well as tactical principles of play taught in small-sided games. Club coaches can...
UPEI women’s hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson is pleased to welcome Trenton, Ontario native Amy Mountenay to the Panther program for the 2013-14 season.
“Amy’s leadership will be a great addition to the program,” said Donaldson. “And while she will be joining our program as a forward, her previous experience as a defenceman provides versatility and really adds to the depth of the overall program.”
Currently attending Trenton High School, Mountenay played this past year for the Kingston Ice Wolves of Ontario’s Provincial Women’s Hockey League. She was the team captain and played as a defenceman earning 12 points—four goals and eight assists in league play.
“We are pleased to welcome Amy to the University of Prince Edward Island,” said UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman....
The UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre is inviting the Island community to an open house on Saturday, May 4, 9:00 am–2:00 pm. The day will be jam-packed with something for everyone. Bring the family and see what the Sports Centre has to offer.
The event will kick off at 9:00 am with a motivational presentation entitled “Finding your Butkus” by Emmy award-winner Bob Mueller. The presentation is Mueller’s life story and has won him the 2008 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature from NFL Films. Mueller’s NFL and NHL art has been featured in a number of shows including the Superbowl 42 Gala and for a combined 2011 NFL Hall of Fame Art Show in Ohio with then president of NFL Films, the late Steve Sabol.
Mueller, a former national and international martial arts teacher, has developed his story and art into a presentation designed to...
The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Holland College announced a new agreement today to work together to administer resources in the areas of research and development, and commercialization. A memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed by Dr. Audrey Penner, Holland College’s Director of Applied Research, and Dr. Robert Gilmour, UPEI’s Vice-President Research, outlines the terms of the agreement.
“This is an important step in the growth of research at both institutions,” said Dr. Gilmour. “The university and college have made giant leaps in the last decade in terms of R&D and commercialization of new technology. That growth requires resources for proper management and administration. It only makes sense that we work together.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Holland College and UPEI will cooperate in partnerships with...
UPEI alumni who graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree are invited to participate in the National Baccalaureate Graduate Outcomes Survey, which is being conducted by Mosaic Research Solutions, on behalf of a consortium of over 30 Canadian universities including the University of Prince Edward Island.
Emails were sent earlier this month to these graduates to invite them to participate. According to UPEI’s institutional research officer, Dr. Yuqin Gong, she’s pleased with the responses received so far but hopes that more individuals will complete the online survey before it closes on May 10.
“We want to reassure those who have received the invitation that UPEI is conducting the survey and that we appreciate those who have already completed it as it’s of huge benefit to the University,” said Gong.
The survey provides...
The UPEI Panther Golf Classic will have a new look beginning this summer after securing Stewart McKelvey, one of Atlantic Canada’s leading law firms and the largest law firm on the Island, as a presenting sponsor for the next three years.
“The UPEI Panther Golf Classic is one of the premier golf tournaments held on the Island each summer and we are very pleased that Stewart McKelvey has agreed to be the presenting sponsor for the next three years,” said UPEI Director of Athletics and Recreation Bill Schurman. “This is a wonderful commitment to the UPEI Panthers by a valuable member of our corporate community.”
“Stewart McKelvey shares a long, rewarding relationship with UPEI,” said Spencer Campbell, Stewart McKelvey Charlottetown’s managing partner. “Many of us are UPEI alumni, have worked and taught at...
The University of Prince Edward Island’s IT Systems and Services (ITSS) department announced this month that UPEI is now a member of the federated network access service, “eduroam.”
eduroam, a worldwide educational and research institution initiative provides “education roaming” or a simple way for students, faculty, and staff to get instant and secure access to the Internet while visiting other participating institutions. eduroam participants simply enter their own institution’s login credentials to gain access to the eduroam service while visiting other campuses.
“We are very pleased to participate in eduroam which serves to break down barriers to wireless network access among participating institutions,” said Blair Vessey, director of UPEI’s ITSS department.
eduroam is a secure, worldwide...