The past and present state of Island land use policy will be the subject of an upcoming public symposium held at UPEI. The event begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 27 in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, room 242 of Don and Marion McDougall Hall.
UPEI’s Robertson Library is pleased to announce that President emeritus Wade MacLauchlan’s new book, “Alex B. Campbell: The Prince Edward Island Premier Who Rocked The Cradle” is now available in both eBook and Audio Book formats. The audio version will be available for MP3 players, as well as CD, and USB versions.
UPEI men's basketball player, Tyler Scott, is this week's CIS male athlete of the week for the week ending November 16, 2014. Scott, a second-year business administration student from Halifax, averaged a remarkable 33 points per game to lead the UPEI Panthers (3-1) to a pair of home wins over the Cape Breton Capers (2-2), ranked sixth in the country going into the doubleheader.
UPEI invites the nomination of candidates for honorary degrees to be conferred at Convocation in May 2015. Honorary degrees are conferred honoris causa, “for the sake of honour,” and are intended to recognize outstanding provincial, national, and international contributions in any field(s) of endeavour. Contributions should reflect extraordinary intellectual or artistic achievements or significant service to society at a standard of excellence that merits the University’s highest honour.
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of November 10–16 are Amy Gough, Women’s Basketball; and Tyler Scott, Men’s Basketball. 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: Amy Gough, Women’s Basketball; and Tyler Scott, Men’s Basketball
UPEI celebrated its third annual MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing event today in recognition of the importance of effective writing as a foundational skill for academic success and lifelong learning. The award—presented to 51 students and two faculty members this year—was established in 2011 by the MacLauchlan family to honour H. Wade MacLauchlan’s contributions to the University and his 12 years of service as UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor from 1999-2011.
A UPEI PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education is seeking non-francophone parents of children in French schools to complete a short survey as part of a research project. The involvement of parents is known to be important for children’s education and social success. For this reason, this project seeks to explore the experience and involvement of non-francophone parents with children in French schools.
To participate, complete the 10-15 minute survey here
The UPEI Wind Symphony will perform its final recital of the Fall semester on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 pm at Zion Presbyterian Church. Given the success of last Fall’s performance at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, the Wind Symphony is establishing a tradition of performing in downtown Charlottetown. The architectural and acoustical beauty at Zion will provide the ensemble and audience with a memorable experience. In addition, the seating capacity will allow for all Wind Symphony supporters to attend.
PEI fans of Michael Crummey, Newfoundland novelist and poet, will welcome the news that his new novel, “Sweetland,” is a finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Crummey will read from “Sweetland” and sign books on Thursday, November 27, at 7:30 pm in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. His reading is sponsored by the UPEI English Department, with the generous collaboration of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.
All are welcome to attend!
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of November 3–9 are Laura Bradley, Women’s Hockey; 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: Laura Bradley, Women’s Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer
Dr. Niorn Ratanapob joined the CVER team last January. She came to us from a faculty position at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, in Bangkok.
Her project here at UPEI will build on her established expertise in small ruminant medicine: she will be investigating the major causes of perinatal mortality in sheep using both epidemiological and laboratory techniques. Her supervisors are Drs. Jeff Wichtel and Shawn McKenna. The PEI Sheep Producers’ Association, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Growing Forward II Program, Kasetsart University, and UPEI fund this project. Niorn is a recipient of a coveted UPEI Regis Duffy Graduate Scholarship.
The Memorandum of Understanding between UPEI and Kasetsart...
We welcome Dr. John Harding to AVC and the CVER group.
John is a Professor of Swine Production Medicine at WCVM in Saskatoon, and is working with Henrik Stryhn during his sabbatical here at AVC.
Congratulations to Babafela Awosile who was awarded a scholarship to pursue the Integrated Training Program in Infectious Diseases, Food Safety and Public Policy (ITraP), funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
ITraP is an interdisciplinary, international training initiative in infectious diseases, food safety and public policy based at the University of Saskatchewan.
Congratulations to Emilie Laurin and Adel Elghafghuf for successfully defending their PhD theses.
Congratulations to the UPEI Men's Soccer team who earned the CIS bronze medal on Sunday, November 9, and made history as the first UPEI Panthers soccer team to win a national CIS competition medal. The Panthers defeated the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Citadins 2-1.