Four honorary degrees will be conferred at the University of Prince Edward Island’s two convocation ceremonies on Saturday, May 10. Honorary graduands include well-known Canadian industrialist Robert K. Irving; retired Major-General Matthew Macdonald; music educator and former Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, the Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman; and community visionary and retired educator James C. MacAulay.
UPEI is recruiting volunteers for a nutrition research study who meet the following criteria: overweight, non-smokers, not diabetic, between the ages of 21–65.
If you meet all of the above criteria, you may be eligible to participate in the study whose purpose is to evaluate the health effects of blueberry consumption on indicators of diabetes and heart disease. Study investigators are Dr. Katherine Gottschall-Pass, Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon, and Dr. Kim Stote.
The University of Prince Edward Island has officially named a new terrace located adjacent to Don and Marion McDougall Hall, the Colleen Keefe Malone Terrace, in memory of UPEI alumna, the late Colleen Keefe Malone. The naming took place on Monday, April 21 at an event where a memorial and stonework were also unveiled.
CQDM and CIHR, with five of its institutes, partner in a new collaborative funding program in personalized medicine across Canada, to accelerate drug discovery and drug development.
Complementary to former initiatives in personalized medicine, this new national program offers public and private partners the opportunity to work together to develop new cutting-edge technologies, computational tools and devices which will in turn accelerate R&D in the area of personalized medicine. To be eligible, research must be performed in Canada with at least one researcher based at a university or affiliated research institution or hospital and at least one researcher at a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) or not-for-profit organization with important research activities.
The deadline to submit a letter of intent is June 27th, 2014. For more information, please visit CQDM’s Web site (http://cqdm....
The University of Prince Edward Island extends its condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and devoted readers of UPEI honorary degree recipient Alistair MacLeod. He received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University in 2002. MacLeod passed away on Sunday, April 20 at the age of 77 in Windsor, Ontario.
In the fall of 2013, UPEI created a committee to advise on the future operations of the University’s longstanding and widely respected institute for research and public policy: the Institute of Island Studies. The Institute of Island Studies Futures Committee, in cooperation with UPEI’s Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies, and Interim Vice-President Academic has released its final report, entitled: “One Step Back, and Two Steps Forward,” which is available for download and review.
Innovation PEI Call for Proposals:
Pilot and Discovery Fund
Innovation PEI is looking for new and existing businesses that are in the early stages of developing a new product, service or process to enhance and grow their operations. This program is designed to provide early stage capital to accelerate the research and development phases of your project. Innovation PEI is interested in easing the financial burden of developing a prototype, alpha or beta, pilot scale production or other activity. Final products or services should display a high degree of innovation and have commercial or consumer interest in the final product.
Proposed projects must fit clearly within the strategic sectors of bioscience, value-added food, information and communications technology, aerospace, professional services or manufacturing.
Approved projects are eligible for up to 50% to a maximum of $25,000 in funding for eligible project expenses. Eligible expenses include salaries, direct material, sub-...
UPEI Women’s Hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson is very pleased to announce that Madison Clarke is joining the Panthers for the 2014–15 season. Clarke, originally from Hilden, Nova Scotia, played defence for the past three years with the East Hants Pro Cresting Penguins of the Nova Scotia Midget AAA hockey league. The team won the 2014 Provincial Championship and competed at the Atlantic Championships earlier this month, losing in the championship game against New Brunswick. In the 28-game season, Clarke recorded two goals and three assists along with 28 penalty minutes.
Researchers interested in the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)(Formerly known as the Leaders Opportunity Fund):
UPEI Women’s Rugby Head Coach Shannon Atkins is pleased to announce that Emma Baker is joining the Panthers for 2014–15.
With final exams underway, the UPEI Mathematics and Statistics department introduced a fun way for students to prepare for their exams through its inaugural UPEI Integration Tournament that took place on April 2.
Congratulations to UPEI Panthers Cole MacMillan and Barb Carmichael who received Sport PEI awards at the 40th annual awards ceremony this past weekend.
MacMillan, a dual-sport athlete involved in soccer and hockey at UPEI, took home the Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year award, while Barb Carmichael, UPEI Field Hockey General Manager received the Sport PEI President's Award for her longtime dedication and volunteerism to the sport.
UPEI Men's Hockey Head Coach Forbes MacPherson was also a finalist for Sport PEI's Coach of the Year award.
Congratulations to Jonathan Dingwell, fourth-year business student who took home the $500 grand prize in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The draw took place on Thursday, April 10.
A big thank you to all first - and fourth-year students who participated. UPEI received a response rate of 56%! For those students who have not yet had the chance to complete the survey, it will remain open until early June, so responses are still welcome. Check your UPEI email account today to complete the survey.
On Thursday, April 3, UPEI’s annual Engineering Expo participants educated attendees, including approximately 200 junior high and high school students on their innovative designs, and on the exciting field of engineering. The event was open to the public, with students from the PEI Science Fair also attending for special tours of the event, and to learn more about engineering at UPEI.
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research - Deadline to register extended until Thursday, April 17th.
Please see attached announcement for the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).