The University of Prince Edward Island will host the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Men’s Soccer Nationals, November 6-9, 2014 at the UPEI Turf field. The event will host the best male student-soccer athletes from across the country. UPEI held the CIS Women’s Soccer Championship in 2010.
Two teams will be selected from each CIS conference, for a total of eight teams who will play eleven matches in a single elimination, four-day tournament. The gold medal match will be held on Sunday, November 9 at 1:00 pm.
After receiving the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Student-Athlete Community Service Award last week, fourth-year science student and UPEI rugby player Shanda Mosher-Gallant attended the All-Canadian Rugby Gala in Guelph, Ontario this week where she was further recognized with the CIS national award. She is the first player from UPEI to be honoured with the Student-Athlete Community Service Award since its inception in 2009. Mosher-Gallant is in her third year of eligibility with the UPEI Women’s Rugby Panthers and plays on the wing.
The University of Prince Edward Island has announced that Susan Connolly has been appointed Associate Vice-President Human Resources after an extensive search process.
Susan is a native of Prince Edward Island and holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology (from Mount Allison) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (from Dalhousie). Called to the PEI bar in 2005, she has practised law with Stewart McKelvey since 2007.
The UPEI Music Department is pleased to present soprano Sarah Jo Kirsch, winner the Eckhardt-Gramatté (EGré) National Music Competition, on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 pm.
Veteran broadcast meteorologist Peter Coade will join authors Don Jardine and Adam Fenech for the launch of “Some weather we’re having!” The 2015 PEI Weather Trivia Calendar. The event takes place Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 pm at The Pourhouse, above The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse in Charlottetown. Proceeds from calendar sales go to UPEI’s Climate Research Lab.
A recent forum in Charlottetown brought together students, teachers, and community partners participating in unique research, which examines school-based health promotion projects in Prince Edward Island schools. Dr. Donna Murnaghan and Dr. Jo-Ann MacDonald, researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island’s School of Nursing, received funding from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), for the (S)chools (A)gainst (C)ancer: Using a (K)nowledge to Action Process (SACK) project. SACK is aimed at translating local evidence into school-based health initiatives.
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of October 20–26 are Alysha Corrigan, Women’s Rugby; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.
Who: Alysha Corrigan, Women’s Rugby; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer
Richard Wagamese, award-winning Ojibwa novelist, journalist, and memoir writer will give a public reading on Monday, November 3, at 7:30 pm in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.
His new novel, Medicine Walk, which follows his best-selling novel Indian Horse with its focus on Aboriginal hockey and residential schools, testifies to the redeeming power of love and compassion.
Among his honours are the 2013 Molson Prize for the Arts and 2012 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media & Communications.
On Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31, 7:00-11:30 pm, UPEI music students will be turning the Dr. Steel Recital Hall into a spooky three-story haunted house!
Admission includes a free cup of hot chocolate and is $5.00 per person, and $4.00 for UPEI and Holland College students—please bring a valid student ID. Proceeds for the event go towards music scholarships and awards, and to help support the UPEI Music Department’s large performance ensembles.
All are welcome!
Research on Tap returns for its sixth season of public discussion, debate, and ideas presented by researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island. Join our next conversation on Monday, November 3 at 7 pm at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown. Dr. Ron Srigley, professor of Religious Studies, will lead a discussion entitled: What does a university professor do all day?
UPEI students are going door to door in Charlottetown to collect non-perishable food items on Friday, October 31 from 5:00–7:00 pm in support of UPEI’s food bank. The students will be visiting Queen Elizabeth Drive, Charlotte Drive, Prince Charles Drive, and Goodwill Avenue.
UPEI Women's Hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson and fifth-year player Keirstin Visser were named to the Canadian women's hockey roster for the 2015 Winter Universiade in Granada, Spain. The 27th biennial Games will be held February 4–14.
Donaldson was named an assistant coach alongside Jim Hunter from the University of Windsor, with Jon Rempel from the University of Manitoba leading the team as head coach.
At the Atlantic University Field Hockey Championships last weekend, four UPEI players were named league all-stars, while UPEI Head Coach Charla Currie was named the league’s Coach of the Year.
Throughout October, the Gairdner Foundation hosts a dynamic and interactive speaker series that welcomes the Canada Gairdner Award laureates and past awardees to schools across Canada. The Gairdner Foundation celebrates biomedical science research from coast to coast and prides itself on giving Canadians access to scientists from around the world.
The Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law will take place on Friday, October 31 in Don and Marion McDougall Hall, room 242 at 1:30 pm.