The University of Prince Edward Island is saddened to learn of the recent death of the Honourable Eugene Whelan, PC, OC, LLD, PAg. As Minister of Agriculture for Canada (1972–1979 and 1980–1984), Mr. Whelan was instrumental in the establishment of the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University in 1983.
“On behalf of the University community, I extend my deep condolences to Mr. Whelan’s family,” says Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor. “We are grateful to Mr. Whelan for his leadership and support in bringing the Atlantic Veterinary College to the University of Prince Edward Island.”
Dr. Don Reynolds, Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College, joined President Abd-El-Aziz in extending his sympathy to the Whelan family.
“Through Mr. Whelan’s leadership, dedication and...
UPEI’s Executive MBA program offers a high-quality learning experience for working business professionals. The program is designed for those working in, or aspiring to work, in a management or leadership position. Classes are offered bi-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays with the option to complete the program in 20 months. Central to the program design is an evidence-based management approach which helps students develop the skills and knowledge to make better-informed and well-supported decisions both in the program and in applied situations in their workplaces.
To learn more about the program and to meet with staff, faculty and students from the School of Business, we invite you to attend the following information sessions:
Tuesday, March 5th
Provinces Lounge, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown
Anytime between 4 and 6 pm
The UPEI Athletics and Recreation department has released the following ticket information for games 3 and 4 (if necessary) of the AUS Men's Hockey Semi-finals, UPEI versus UNB, being played at MacLauchlan Arena on Monday, February 25th and Tuesday, February 26th, respectively. Both games begin at 7:00 pm.
The first two games of the best 3-of-5 series are being played at the Aitken Centre in Fredericton where the number one seeded UNB Varsity Reds will host the fifth-seeded Panthers.
Season Seat Ticket Holders
2012/2013 UPEI Men's Hockey season ticket holders can purchase tickets for their season seats being held for Games 3 and 4* at the CARI Box Office during following times:
Friday, February 22, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 23, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
General tickets go...
The following was distributed by the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island:
On Thursday, February 14, UPEI joined activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Over 200 people took part in the campus event.
ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women around the world will be beaten or raped during their lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than 1 billion women and girls. Today marked V-Day’s 15th anniversary where activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men around the world joined together to express their concern, demand change, dance, and rise in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
The local initiative was spearheaded by UPEI staff member Leo...
It’s a big weekend at home for the UPEI Panthers basketball and hockey teams. Basketball starts off the weekend on Friday, February 15, with games against St. FX at 6:00 pm (W) and 8:00 pm (M). The men’s hockey team will take to the ice at 7:30 pm as they host St. FX in game two of their quarterfinal match at 7:30 pm.
From 6-7 pm, all UPEI Panther supporters can mingle in the Molson Saloon, located in the third section of the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre gymnasium, where a cash bar will be set-up and the first 100 men’s hockey ticket holders to show their tickets will receive a free cowboy hat in support of the men’s hockey “cowboys.”
UPEI will take on St. FX again on Saturday night for their last home games with the women’s basketball game at 4:00 pm and the men’s basketball game at 6:00 pm. The women’s...
Canadian journalist and author Gwynne Dyer will speak at UPEI on Monday, February 25 as part of his cross-Canada university and college tour. The event will take place in the Duffy Science Centre room 135 at 7:00 pm.
Sponsored by the UPEI Faculty of Arts, Dyer’s lecture entitled “The Triumph of Non-Violence” is about the revolutions of the Arab spring and what they mean for the region and the world, but it also sets them in a broader context. Non-violent revolution is both more common and more successful in the modern world than the old and bloody version, but few people really understand it. This is an attempt to explain how and why it works.
Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster, and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years, but he was originally trained as an historian. Born in...
First-year engineering students are teaming up with third- and fourth-year history students for the first time on a collaborative project to develop solutions for small mixed farms on PEI. Last month, the students were treated to a lesson in farming where they met with farmers and individuals from the Island farming community to chat about the reality of local farming problems.
UPEI’s “Engineering Design 2: Analysis” course is the first chance engineering students get to work on real social problems. Students work in teams of four to come up with an understanding of a broad problem, then imagine a solution, do detailed design work, and finish off by producing a prototype of something to test and demonstrate.
The engineering students are then matched up with history students who act as consultants to guide the engineering students with lessons on...
The UPEI Healthy Campus Committee in conjunction with the Fair Treatment Office invites all students, staff, and faculty, and the broader community to wear pink on Wednesday, February 27, to raise bullying awareness and help make our campus a respectful and safe place to learn and work.
“Pink Shirt Day” was started by two Nova Scotia high school students after a bullying incident occurred in their school when a male student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. The initiative has since spread to other schools, clubs, workplaces, and has even gone international.
In Canada, anti-bullying is promoted by wearing pink on the last Wednesday of February to symbolize a no tolerance policy on bullying. Last year, 6.4 million people took part in “Pink Shirt Day.” Learn more about Pink Shirt Day by visiting...
Despite the weather, the 2013 Subway AUS Swimming Championship wrapped up on Sunday, February 10 at the CARI Complex. UPEI swimmers were among the top, breaking both UPEI and personal best records.