UPEI women’s basketball player Jenna Jones was named the 2013–14 Atlantic University Sport recipient of the Tracy MacLeod Award at tonight’s Subway AUS Women’s Basketball Championship awards banquet at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. Championship play gets underway on Friday, March 6 at UPEI’s Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Championship Website
The University of Prince Edward Island is inviting high school students to attend UPEI classes on Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19 during their March Break.
UPEI Vice-President Academic Christian Lacroix sent invitations to students earlier this month via high school principals, and said, “This is a great opportunity to experience UPEI in the company of friends and classmates. We look forward to welcoming PEI high school students to campus.”
The 2013-14 AUS men's and women's major awards and all-stars were announced yesterday following regular season play. On the men's side, fourth-year defence Reggie Traccitto was honoured as a first team all-star, while UPEI goaltender Wayne Savage and forward Chris Desousa were named as second team all-stars. Traccitto, Savage, and Desousa are studying arts at UPEI.
UPEI business student Alex Davidson has been named PEI’s 2014 Student Entrepreneur Provincial Champion and will represent the Island at Enactus Canada’s Regional Exposition, March 6–7 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The exposition brings together student, academic, and industry leaders to celebrate the achievements of Canada’s future leaders and entrepreneurs.
A short conference entitled “My Island, My Heart” will take place March 14, 1:00-3:00 pm, at UPEI’s Chaplaincy Centre. The conference, led by UPEI arts student Faith Robinson, focuses on three themes—island fragility, island sustainability, and island community.
Last December, Douglas Gibson, Alice Munro’s editor and publisher, was in Norway observing the presentation of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Alice Munro, the first Canadian to receive the award.
UPEI is once again inviting first- and fourth-year students to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). NSSE helps universities understand what students experience in and out of the classroom through a confidential, voluntary survey. UPEI uses the survey information to guide future decisions that will benefit students.
At the next Research on Tap, join us for a discussion about science versus fear. Many companies bank on the popularity of “all things natural” by advertising their products as being chemical free. Dr. Brian Wagner, professor of chemistry at UPEI, will lead a discussion entitled “The myth of the chemical-free beer.”
The event begins at 7 pm, Tuesday, March 4 at The Pourhouse, above The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse in Charlottetown.
UPEI vocal majors Olivia Barnes and Jillian Clow will take to the stage for a joint junior recital on Sunday, March 9 at 7:30 pm at UPEI's Dr. Steel Recital Hall. Barnes and Clow will be accompanied by pianist Frances McBurnie.
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of February 17–23 are Marie Soleil Deschenes, Women’s Hockey; and Donathan Moss, Men’s Basketball. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports throughout the season. 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.
The next UPEI on-site training session in animal use and care will be held....
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
AVC - The McCain Foundation Learning Commons Rm 287N
This will be a 3 hour training session with handout, based on CCAC Recommended Syllabus (exam included).
The Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC) requires that all personnel involved with the use of animals in research, teaching, testing and service take this course. (A refresher course is required every 5 years.)
Please notify me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 if you or any of your staff will be attending this session.
ACC - Admin. Assistant
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Health Professional Student Research Awards
Two (2) awards are available to UPEI undergraduate students through the CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award. These awards are valued at $4,251 each for a term of 13 weeks, and can be increased by the supervisor of the student to a higher stipend or for a longer duration. The purpose of this program is to further strengthen clinical research by providing research training to health professionals and strengthen talent development. These awards are available only to students who have completed at least their first year of study in an eligible professional program by the time the award is taken up, and the student must not already be eligible to hold a health professional license. Students must have achieved a minimum cumulative 75% average.
Eligible programs at UPEI are:
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- Integrated Dietetic Internship
Students should review the CIHR program description to confirm eligibility to apply:...
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of February 10–16 are Ferran Brown, Women’s Hockey; and Reggie Traccitto, Men’s Hockey. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports throughout the season. 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.