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.
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.
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.
When UPEI Men’s hockey coach Forbie MacPherson offered Ryan MacKinnon the chance to don the famed green and white Panthers jersey , the Summerside native felt an overwhelming sense of pride.
“Obviously, growing up in PEI and watching the Panthers makes you wish to someday put on that jersey,” said MacKinnon, who starred in his final major junior season last year with the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL. “It is an amazing opportunity and I feel very privileged for the chance to play at UPEI.”
The UPEI Men’s Hockey Panthers are pleased to announce that winger Carter Rigby will join the team for the upcoming season.
University of Prince Edward Island Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick is excited to announce that Samy Mohamed from Toronto, Ontario has committed to join the Panthers.
Mohamed is transferring from Algoma University after three seasons in the OUA, therefore, as per CIS rules, will redshirt the 2015–16 season to be eligible for 2016–17.
The UPEI International Relations Office (IRO) is recruiting volunteer Conversation Partners for its summer programs. The IRO hosts an English Language Summer Camp where students participate in English Academic Preparation (EAP) courses in the morning and fun, educational activities during the afternoon. The camps will be ongoing through the summer from July 24 through August 28. For more information, please visit http://projects.upei.ca/englishsummercamp/.
The Department of English at UPEI and the PEI Writers’ Guild will co-host much-loved author Sheree Fitch as Writer in Residence during June 21-28.
Sheree is a children’s author, poet, and novelist with more than 25 publications. She has received numerous awards and given presentations and workshops on many topics in Canada and abroad. Her writing for both children and adults has been described as “exuberant, joy-filled and wise.” Her readings are “magical” and her workshops “inspirational.”
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men, with one in seven developing the disease in his lifetime. An average of 65 Canadian men are diagnosed every day, and 11 of those men will die from it. 90% of cases can be cured thanks to medical advances, but early detection is the key.
Richard Nowakowski will talk games in a public lecture on Friday, June 5 at 5 pm as part of the Canadian Mathematical Society’s Summer Meeting at the University of Prince Edward Island.
“Games in general have very nice mathematical formulas,” said Nowakowski. “It may look like there are a number of possible moves, but mathematical analysis focuses on just a few.”
Beginning this year, both new and returning UPEI students are able to register earlier for 2015–16 courses than ever before. Registration* for returning UPEI students opens in June as follows:
June 2 – fourth-year students
June 3 – third-year students
June 4 – second-year students
June 5 onward – first-year students, and registration remains open to all students
As many readers will be aware, a number of CVER members, including our current Director, have had long-standing collaborations with colleagues in Kenya, with whom they have carried out a range of research projects, particularly focused around issues of importance to smallholder dairy farmers. A successful proposal which obtained funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) earlier this year, has led to the extension of animal health research into the neighbouring East African country of Ethiopia.
The IDRC project entitled, “Evaluation of a smartphone app to improve disease diagnosis, surveillance and treatment of cattle in rural Ethiopia”, involves colleagues from Vets Without Borders (VMB) and a commercial partner, Cojengo Ltd; together with researchers from Addis Ababa and Dalhousie Universities, as well as local AVC...
The Department of Athletics and Recreation is inviting applications for the position of head coach for the UPEI Women’s Basketball team as Mark English has accepted a position in St. John’s, N.L.
Director of Athletics and Recreation Chris Huggan accepted English’s resignation earlier this week.
Krishna Thakur, supervised by Javier Sanchez and Crawford Revie, successfully defended his PhD (thesis title: Simulation Models for between Farm Transmission of PRRS Virus in Canadian Swine Herds)
The University of Prince Edward Island released its 2015-16 Operating Budget today after it was approved at a meeting of the Board of Governors last night. The balanced budget, which is just under $107 million, includes a tuition increase of three per cent, keeping it among the lowest in the Maritimes, and sustains core program and services as well as UPEI’s workforce.