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Posted on Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

 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-...

Posted on Wednesday, 16 April, 2014
Tweet:  Clarke commits to UPEI Panther Women’s Hockey

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.

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Posted on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

 Researchers interested in the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

(Formerly known as the Leaders Opportunity Fund): 

Please complete the attached UPEI Expression of Interest Form
Submission deadline: April 15, 2014
The JELF allows institutions to provide individuals or small groups of researchers (up to three) with research infrastructure (equipment) necessary to conduct their research program. This is an institutional initiative and managed through Research Services.

If you are considering submitting an application to CFI for funding, please complete and return this Expression of Interest. Research Services will use the responses to determine how UPEI’s funding envelope will be allocated.

For detailed information, consult the program description:
and CFI’s policy and program guide:
Posted on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014
Tweet:  Women’s Rugby Panthers announce new recruit

UPEI Women’s Rugby Head Coach Shannon Atkins is pleased to announce that Emma Baker is joining the Panthers for 2014–15.

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Posted on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014
Tweet:  Volunteers needed—nutrition research study

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.

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Posted on Monday, 14 April, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Math and Stats department introduces fun way to study

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.

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Posted on Monday, 14 April, 2014
Tweet:  Panthers MacMillan and Carmichael receive Sport PEI awards

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. 

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Posted on Friday, 11 April, 2014
Tweet:  NSSE survey: congrats and thanks!

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.

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Posted on Friday, 11 April, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Engineering Expo draws large crowds

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.

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Posted on Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

 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).

SPUR 2014

Undergraduate students working on a summer research project are invited to participate!
Students will hear presentations by faculty members, learn about resources and be exposed to
valuable information about careers in research.

To register or for more information, email 
Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Tweet:  Stanley and Traccitto named UPEI Panther Athletes of the Year

UPEI Athletics and Recreation celebrated its 45th year by recognizing outstanding student athletes at the annual UPEI Athletics Awards ceremony held at the PEI Brewing Company in Charlottetown. The UPEI Alumni Association’s Outstanding Athletes of the Year awards went to women’s soccer star Sarah Stanley and men’s hockey standout Reggie Traccitto.

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Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Pilot and Discovery Fund applications open for 2014 CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- Innovation PEI is seeking applications from businesses who would like support for innovative projects under the Pilot and Discovery Fund, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach.

“This program allows Island businesses and researchers to pursue the pilot stage of their projects,” said Minister Roach. “As the province’s lead economic development agency, Innovation PEI is providing support to help innovators explore the commercial potential of their work.”

Research and development requires up-front costs that can be difficult for small businesses in the Province to cover. In response to this challenge, Innovation PEI released the Pilot and Discovery Fund. This helps bridge the gap between development costs incurred and revenue generation of a commercial-ready product.

Pilot and Discovery Fund support has been offered to 56 projects since the fund was launched in 2008.

Innovators supported under thi s fund have included...

Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014

 UPEI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend research ethics training workshops on Tuesday April 22.  The workshops are being hosted by UPEI Research Services and will be delivered by Laura-Lee Balkwill, Policy Analyst from the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, Ottawa.

  The ethics workshop topics to be presented are:   9:00 am – 10:30 am:   Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Ethics 10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Health Sciences and Research Ethics 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:     Research Ethics Board Review: How is it Done?  Putting the TCPS2 into Practice 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm:     Research involving First Nations, Inuit and Metis People of Canada.   There is no charge to attend the workshops and you may attend as many as you like. The workshops will be held on campus, location to be announced.   Please email your name, contact information, department/faculty and the workshops you would like to attend to by Wednesday, April 9.   Please contact Joy Knight at ...
Posted on Wednesday, 2 April, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI hosts 2014 PEI Science Fair

On Thursday, April 3, more than 200 young scientists from 30 schools across the Island will come together in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre on the UPEI campus to participate in the 2014 PEI Science Fair. The theme of this year’s fair is “Science Matters.” For some students, this will be their first science fair experience, but for many, it will be a return engagement. Students from grades 4–12 will showcase their science interests and abilities, and connect with other young scientists from around the province.

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Posted on Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Tweet:  Research on Tap, POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 8

UPDATE: Please note this event has been postponed due to weather. The discussion will be held Tuesday, April 8 at 7 pm at the Pourhouse, above the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse.

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