This week marks Adult Learners’ Week in Canada and UPEI’s Centre for Life-Long Learning continues to provide mature students with flexible course schedules and support services year-round.
The Centre has many programming options available for adult learners. Whether they are looking for degree, diploma, certificate, or professional development programs, the Centre for Life-Long Learning can help them determine a path that works best.
Recognizing the unique needs of adult learners and their busy schedules and lifestyles, the Centre for Life-Long Learning offers an increasing number of courses after 4:00 pm, as well as online. Pat MacAulay, the Centre’s director, invites mature students to UPEI and notes that “over the past number of years, the University of Prince Edward Island has seen an increase in the number of adults continuing their...
The University of Prince Edward Island would like to congratulate the following UPEI athletes and coaches who were nominated for 2013 Sport PEI awards.
“We are very proud of our UPEI nominees for Sport PEI’s annual awards,” commented UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman. “It’s a wonderful reflection of the quality of our high performance Panther programs. Best of luck to our nominees.”
UPEI swimmer Janet Gamble has been nominated for the “Senior Female Athlete” award. Gamble, a former Olympian, is a swimming sensation who has done something few athletes have accomplished—she is a three-time winner of university female athlete of the year awards (twice at McMaster and once at UPEI). She is the only swimmer in UPEI history to receive the Female Athlete of the Year award. She has been honoured five times...
Two UPEI students, Alexandra Thompson and Jennifer White, took part in a cultural trip to Sri Lanka through the University of Prince Edward Island’s Department of Fine Arts. The following relates some of their insights and experiences.
UPEI’s Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) recently recognized two professors as Island Studies Teaching Fellows—Dr. Palanisamy Nagarajan and Dr. Barry Bartmann. Both have been instrumental to the program in the public eye and behind the scenes.
“This honorific title [Island Studies Teaching Fellow] was created to recognize the long-term, high-quality teaching and mentorship provided to students by dedicated faculty. I can’t think of anyone who is more deserving of this honour than Drs. Nagarajan and Bartmann,” said Dr. Jim Randall, Coordinator of the MAIS program.
Dr. Nagarajan has provided a reputable public face to the island studies program through regular and thought-provoking contributions to local media that assess what kind of society and economy we collectively envisage for our future. Nagarajan is a long-time member of...
On Monday, March 25, UPEI students—Sara Ashnaei, Honeylyn T. Gubalane, Bita Saffary, and Yuki Lee—organized a film showing of “Education Under Fire,” a documentary on the decades-long persecution endured by Iran’s Bahá’í which featured interviews with members of the community and human rights activists. Members of the university community and the general public attended to show support for education equality.
Sara and Honeylyn welcomed the crowd and introduced the international campaign addressing the Iranian government’s continued denial of the right to higher education to its citizens. A brief overview was given in relation to how the Iranian government systematically excludes individuals from pursuing their education as a form of punishment for exercising their right to freedom of expression.
First-and second-year engineering students worked with clients on real-life challenges, and had the opportunity to show off their design skills at the annual UPEI Engineering Design Expo and Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 3.
First-year engineering students worked with the Island farming community to find ways in which they could improve systems and machinery used by small, mixed farming businesses on PEI. The groups produced a range of simple solutions to problems in energy use, building design, and farm equipment. The project prototypes were based on discussions the groups had earlier in the semester with Island farmers and representatives.
Second-year engineering students worked with the following clients on various engineering issues: Laurie MacDuffee, Atlantic Veterinary College; Bill Whelan, Canada Research Chair in Biophysical Optics, UPEI; Bill...
UPEI Athletics and Recreation celebrated their 44th year this evening by recognizing their student athletes at the annual UPEI Athletics Awards ceremony held in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. The Alumni Athletes of the Year Awards went to field hockey’s Marina MacAulay and Jimmie Mayaleh from men’s soccer.
“We are very proud of all of our UPEI Panther student-athletes,” said UPEI Director of Athletics and Recreation Bill Schurman. “It is a real challenge to balance performance in the classroom and high performance sport. This evening we recognized everyone’s efforts as well as those who rose above and achieved even greater success.”
MacAulay began her career with the Panthers by being named AUS Rookie of the Year and ended the season strong as a CIS second team All-Canadian.
“MacAulay is a skilled and...
The University of Prince Edward Island will confer four honorary degrees at this year’s convocation ceremonies on May 11. Honorary graduands include business leader and volunteer Fred Hyndman; humanitarian and community activist Marie Burge; science educator and entrepreneur Regis Duffy; and environmental expert and researcher Diane Griffin.
The University’s Senate approved the honorary graduands at a meeting earlier this year in accordance with University policy that states honorary doctorates of laws will be presented to individuals who display the highest levels of achievement in public and community service.
“I am pleased on behalf of UPEI to be presenting honourary degrees at this year’s convocation to four distinguished individuals who have contributed to our university, our community, and to our country,” said UPEI...
The Atlantic Book Awards Society released this week the shortlists for the 2013 Atlantic Book Awards. Among them, Riptides: New Island Fiction, edited by Richard Lemm, has been listed in the category for Best Atlantic-Published Book.
Dr. Lemm is a professor of English at the University of Prince Edward Island. Working with Acorn Press, Lemm issued an open call in 2011 for fiction from writers with a strong Island connection. The result was Riptides: New Island Fiction, a collection of 23 short stories, published by Acorn Press.
“This honour recognizes the emergence of talented fiction writers on PEI and that there is fictional life on the Island after L.M. Montgomery,” said Dr. Lemm. “As well, the inclusion of UPEI faculty and graduates in the anthology is further evidence of this university as a place where excellence is nurtured and achieved....
The UPEI women’s basketball team is pleased to announce the commitment of top recruit Kiera Rigby for the 2013–14 season. She joins Candace Smith of Horton and Jessica Patenaude of Charlottetown Rural in what is shaping up to be a strong recruiting class.
“Kiera is one of the premier players in Atlantic Canada,” said UPEI head coach Greg Gould. “She is very athletic, has excellent skills, a high basketball I.Q., and is a great team player. She will be able to step in right away and help take our program to the upper ranks of the Atlantic University Conference.”
Rigby has been a member of the PEI under 15 and under 17 provincial teams and has been named Basketball PEI player of the year four times. She was selected to attend the Canadian Women’s Cadet team tryouts in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
“Kiera is a tremendous...