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Posted on Friday, 31 July, 2015
Tweet:  Minister of State announces UPEI's successful NSERC grants

Canada's Minister of State for Science and Techology, the Honourable Ed Holder, was on UPEI campus to announce the successful recipients of Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). Read the full release here.

Posted on Thursday, 30 July, 2015
Tweet:  J. S. Palmer Conference set for September 3–4 at UPEI

“What actions will we take now that our descendants will celebrate or regret in 150 years?”

This question is at the heart of the fourth J.S. Palmer Conference being held at the University of Prince Edward Island September 3-4.

“Looking toward 2017 and celebrations for Canada’s 150th birthday, we have partnered with the Watermark Theatre and their Canada 300 project to address issues of importance to Canadians now, that will have an impact for generations to come,” said UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz.

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Posted on Wednesday, 29 July, 2015
Tweet:  BC native Lucas Ross commits to Men's Soccer Panthers

University of Prince Edward Island Men’s Soccer coach Lewis Page is pleased to announce that Okanagan Valley, BC native Lucas Ross has committed to join the Panthers for the 2015–16 season.

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Posted on Monday, 27 July, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI celebrates Pride Week by raising flag

The Department of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Student Diversity Office and the UPEI Rainbow Alliance, raised the pride flag on Monday, July 27, 2015 at noon time at the flag plaza near Kelley Memorial Building.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 July, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI Men’s Hockey Hot Stove Night with NHL coaches set for August 5

Plenty of NHL hockey stories, and some from the old rinks of PEI, will be shared by three Islanders now coaching in the NHL during the UPEI Men’s Hockey Hot Stove Night on August 5 at Fox Meadow Golf and Country Club in Stratford, PEI.

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Posted on Tuesday, 21 July, 2015
Image:  2015 Epi on Island students and instructors.jpg

Epi-on-the-Island 2015 was held at AVC from July 6 to 16. This year participants from across North America and as far away as Denmark, Finland and Argentina came to participate in the two courses.

The first five-day course, “Time Series Regression,” enabled participants to apply time series methods to biological, public health, and veterinary data. The instructors were Drs. Ben Armstrong (professor in Epidemiological Statistics from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Javier Sanchez and Henrik Stryhn from AVC.

The second 5-day course, “Survival Analysis,” covered the basics of survival analysis and the introduction of more advanced topics such as frailty models and analysis of discrete survival data. The instructors were Drs. Ian Dohoo, Henrik Stryhn, and Javier Sanchez of the AVC. Both courses were filled close to capacity and were very well reviewed by the course participants. Plans for...

Posted on Friday, 17 July, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI Women’s Basketball signs Jennifer Newman

The UPEI Women’s Basketball team announced today that Jennifer Newman, a 5’10” forward from Riverview, New Brunswick, will be joining the Panthers for the 2015–16 season. She joins the team following a four-year career at Riverview High School where she was the team’s MVP this past season, as well as being selected to the NBIAA All-star Team. Jennifer was also a key member of Basketball New Brunswick’s Under 15 and Under 17 teams.

Coach Greg Gould feels Jennifer is the consummate student athlete.

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Posted on Thursday, 16 July, 2015
Tweet:  Public talk: What PEI businesses need to know about sea-level rise

UPEI’s Climate Research Lab is hosting a series of public talks by globally respected oceanographer and expert on sea-level rise, John Englander. Englander will present information he believes businesses on Prince Edward Island need to know about the rising sea level.

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Posted on Wednesday, 15 July, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI hosts inaugural graduate research conference

The inaugural University of Prince Edward Island Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference (UMGRC) is a pan-Canadian, refereed, academic conference designed to showcase the work of graduate students at UPEI and beyond.

The theme of the conference is Emerging Scholars: Illuminating Graduate Research. The conference will offer graduate students across Canada the opportunity to present their graduate research with either a poster or a paper presentation, acquire skills and knowledge through workshops, and participate in dialogue and discussion between and within disciplines.

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Posted on Friday, 10 July, 2015
Tweet:  Chris Rauckman hopes to add scoring depth to UPEI Panthers lineup

Chris Rauckman loves to score goals. The 6’0, 190-lb left winger put up 80 goals over the past two seasons in junior hockey and he is hoping for continued success as he joins the UPEI Panthers Men’s Hockey program in September.

“Right now I am just training hard to be in the best shape of my life because I know the college hockey on the east coast is as good as it gets,” said Rauckman, a native of Red Deer, Alberta. “I’ve always prided myself on scoring goals and I am hoping to put my ability to good use to help our team succeed.”

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Posted on Wednesday, 8 July, 2015
Image:  Krista Simonson and Emily Egan examining a cow with the owner watching

Successful Start to a 4-year Dairy Project with Naari Dairy Co-operative Society in Kenya 

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Farmers Helping Farmers (FHF), a charity based in PEI, have begun an exciting new 4-year chapter in their ongoing efforts to improve the livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers in central Kenya. They were recently successful in obtaining $500,000 from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program which was created in June 2014 in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s 60-year reign. It’s a joint initiative of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (now called Universities Canada), the Rideau Hall Foundation, and Community Foundations of Canada, with financial support from the federal government, provincial governments, and the private sector. The goal of the program is to help commonwealth countries train future leaders in development, known as Queen...

Posted on Wednesday, 8 July, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI research team seeks children 8-12 for physical literacy study

UPEI’s Physical Activity Research Centre is seeking children aged 8-12 to participate in the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) study. The CAPL is a national study coordinated by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute designed to assess physical literacy (the skills and abilities necessary for engagement in lifelong physical activity).

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Posted on Friday, 26 June, 2015
Tweet:  AVC’s Ian Dohoo honoured by University of Helsinki

Dr. Ian Dohoo, professor emeritus of epidemiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at UPEI, was honoured recently with an honorary doctorate in veterinary medicine by the University of Helsinki in Finland.

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Posted on Friday, 19 June, 2015
Tweet:  Building Community Resilience: early bird deadline extended

The Steering Committee for the 10th North Atlantic Forum conference, “Building Community Resilience: Innovation, Culture, and Governance in Place,” to be held from 16 to 19 September 2015 in Summerside, is extending the early bird registration deadline until June 30. The early bird rate is $275, which includes conference materials, meals during the conference, conference banquet on September 18, shuttle from Charlottetown Airport, return transportation to Charlottetown, one field trip excursion, and local transportation events in Summerside.

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Posted on Thursday, 18 June, 2015
Tweet:  Gould named head coach of UPEI Women’s Basketball team

The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that Greg Gould is returning as head coach of the Women’s Basketball team.

Gould, originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, coached the Panthers from 2012-14 and prior to that led the coaching staff for the girls’ basketball team at Riverview High School in New Brunswick. He will begin his post at UPEI immediately to fill the vacancy left by Mark English last month.

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