UPEI Women's Hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson and fifth-year player Keirstin Visser were named to the Canadian women's hockey roster for the 2015 Winter Universiade in Granada, Spain. The 27th biennial Games will be held February 4–14.
Donaldson was named an assistant coach alongside Jim Hunter from the University of Windsor, with Jon Rempel from the University of Manitoba leading the team as head coach.
At the Atlantic University Field Hockey Championships last weekend, four UPEI players were named league all-stars, while UPEI Head Coach Charla Currie was named the league’s Coach of the Year.
Throughout October, the Gairdner Foundation hosts a dynamic and interactive speaker series that welcomes the Canada Gairdner Award laureates and past awardees to schools across Canada. The Gairdner Foundation celebrates biomedical science research from coast to coast and prides itself on giving Canadians access to scientists from around the world.
The Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law will take place on Friday, October 31 in Don and Marion McDougall Hall, room 242 at 1:30 pm.
Prince Edward Island history comes to life in this first ever PEI weather trivia calendar of 365 stories about PEI weather and its impact on Islanders’ everyday lives. Meet the authors, Don Jardine and Adam Fenech, as they visit eleven libraries (and one pub!) across the Island during the month of November.
• Monday, November 3: Murray Harbour
• Tuesday, November 4: Launch Party at The Pourhouse (above the Old Triangle in Charlottetown)
• Wednesday, November 5: Cornwall
• Thursday, November 6: Tyne Valley
Over 115 Prince Edward Island women served as nurses in the First World War. They were full-blooded, complex women living in a tumultuous time in our history, doing their duty on distant battlefields. Their courage, and the courage of all Canadian nurses, is saluted in a powerful new book about wartime nursing called Those Splendid Girls, published by Island Studies Press at UPEI. The book will be launched on Thursday, October 23 at the Carriage House of Beaconsfield at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Join UPEI Chemistry 483 students on Saturday, October 25 as they celebrate Chemistry Week by hosting a chemistry fair. There will be a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities for all to enjoy, including rainbow flames, elephant’s toothpaste, making slime, and testing the pH levels of household materials.
The event will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm in the K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre, room 225. All are welcome to attend; children must be accompanied by an adult.
The University of Prince Edward Island has announced Chris Huggan as its new Director of Athletics and Recreation after a community-based search process.
Huggan will direct the Department of Athletics and Recreation, which includes nine varsity teams, numerous club teams, and intramural and fitness programming, along with the management of state-of-the-art facilities such as UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place, Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, and Artificial Turf Field. UPEI has almost 200 student-athletes competing in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) system.
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of October 13–19 are Katherine Koughan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. 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.
Who: Katherine Koughan, Field Hockey; and Jared Murphy, Men’s Soccer
Ivan Coyote, award-winning author of eight collections of short stories, one novel, three CDs, and four short films will be on campus on Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 pm to present a public lecture. Coyote, also a renowned columnist and sought-after performer will provide a free public talk, Q&A session, and book signing, in UPEI’s K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre, room 104.
On Sunday, October 26 at 2:30 pm, the UPEI Music Department will play host to a “triple header” at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. The “Piano Collective,” a group of four pianists playing eight-hand music on two pianos will make their debut in a performance featuring beloved music of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Glazunov, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, and Bizet.
Heather Taves returns home to PEI and to the UPEI Music Department on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 pm where she will present her solo piano recital, “Come From Away.”
The first case competition of the semester took place at Mount Saint Vincent University as the Nova Scotia institution hosted the 44th annual Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) Conference, September 26–28. UPEI’s dynamic duo of Cody Dawson and Alex Khan took home third place in the ASB Case Competition.
UPEI’s seventh annual Connecting Aboriginal Cultures Festival will take place Monday, October 20–24, in support of Mi’kmaq History Month. The week’s activities will celebrate the Aboriginal and Mi’kmaq culture through singing, traditional drumming and dancing, and learning.
The UPEI Panther Male Athlete of the Week for the week of October 6–12 is Mavric Parks, Men’s Hockey. UPEI women’s varsity teams did not compete in weekend games. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes in order to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. 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.
Who: Mavric Parks, Men’s Hockey