The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that Mark English has accepted the position of head coach of the UPEI Women’s Basketball program, effective immediately.
The University of Prince Edward Island would like to congratulate former student athlete Tyler Shaw who was asked to write the official song for the U-20 FIFA Women's Soccer World Cup 2014 championships recently held in Moncton, New Brunswick. The video for the song, which appears on YouTube, features Shaw sporting a UPEI Panthers jersey.
Last summer, UPEI Panther Swim team captain Suzanne Nicholson set a goal to swim the Northumberland Strait. Nicholson accomplished her goal and raised over $10,000 for the Panther swim team.
The University of Prince Edward Island’s Board of Governors recently accepted the recommendations of the search committee for the Dean of Arts and the Dean of Education positions. Interim Deans Dr. Neb Kujundzic and Dr. Ron MacDonald were successfully appointed as the Dean of Arts and Dean of Education respectively.
A special dedication ceremony was held recently at the University of Prince Edward Island to recognize St. Dunstan’s University (SDU) and its Board and alumni’s commitment to the University. Main Building will now be officially known as “SDU Main Building.”
Charlottetown, PEI (August 19, 2014)—The Journal of Biomedical Optics recently published a paper by researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island which confirms exciting developments in our ability to detect and learn about certain types of cancer. In optoacoustic imaging, short pulses of light are sent into tissue. Because the pulses are so short, the light is converted into sound by the tissue, rather than heat. Dr. Michelle Patterson and Dr. William Whelan’s research confirms that cancerous tissue emits sound at a different frequency than non-cancerous tissue.
Kent Stetson, distinguished native Islander, Governor General’s Award laureate, member of the Order of Canada, and recent recipient of the UPEI Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award, will offer a two-tiered, sixteen-hour workshop at UPEI for writers of drama and prose fiction at various stages of their practice.
UPEI Soccer is excited to announce the 2014 Mulligan Cup schedule, and introduce the inaugural Mulligan Cup Soccer Festival. UPEI Athletics and Recreation invites the PEI community to come out, have fun, and enjoy the beautiful game of soccer.
UPEI welcomes all new students and their families to campus for the third annual Welcome Day on Saturday, August 30, 9:00 am–2:00 pm in Schurman Market Square, Don and Marion McDougall Hall. Welcome Day is a chance for new students to tour campus, pick up their UPEI student ID card, shop at the Bookstore, pay for tuition and other services, meet staff, faculty, Student Union executives, and new friends, and kick-off O-Week—all before classes start up in September!
UPEI’s Climate Research Lab needs your help to boost one of its projects to the next round in an MIT-sponsored competition about communicating climate risks and coastal vulnerabilities. CLIVE, the coastal erosion visualization tool created by the Climate Research Lab and the Spatial Interface Lab at Simon Fraser University, has reached the semi-finals in MIT’s CoLab Communication Coastal Risk and Resilience contest.
A description of CLIVE, from the team’s submission to the contest:
UPEI Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick is pleased to announce the addition of California Junior College (JUCO) basketball standout Michael Karimu.
Over the past number of years, the University has been exploring the implementation of a new administrative enterprise resource planning system (ERP).
UPEI is calling this endeavour “transformational” as it will bring the University’s human resources, student information, and financial systems to an advanced level that will improve the student experience and set the stage for long-term sustainability.
UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz has released and fully endorsed the recommendations from the independent fact-finding review about the Department of Athletics and Recreation, prepared by Dave MacNeill.
“I have always said my priority would be to spend time with faculty, staff, students, and members of the PEI community to realize key issues of importance from their perspectives. And very clearly, a successful Athletics program at UPEI matters greatly to the community we serve,” commented President Abd-El-Aziz.
John R. Gillis, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, returns to Prince Edward Island to deliver a free public lecture on “Islands as Wetlands” on Friday, August 1 at 7:00 pm in UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall, Room 243.
(L to R): UPEI Student Diversity Office Co-Coordinators Emily King and Nabila Acra; Tyler Murnaghan, Co-Chair of ARCPEI; UPEI Rainbow Alliance co-chair Zak Court; and Treena Smith, Manager of Student Affairs raise the pride flag in recognition and support of the LGBTQQ2T community. Approximately 40 guests attended a special ceremony held at UPEI on Monday, July 28 to kick off PEI’s Pride Week, July 28–August 2.