One of Atlantic Canada’s finest poets and creative writing teachers, Dr. Brian Bartlett, will be UPEI’s writer in residence during March 11–14. Dr. Bartlett has also distinguished himself as an expert on nature writing, especially poetry with an environmental focus, sometimes called ecopoetry.
One of PEI’s most popular literary events, the annual reading by participants in UPEI’s Creative Writing Master Class, will take place on Monday, March 24, at 7:00 pm in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Some of the Island’s most talented new writers will read excerpts from their fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
The UPEI Recital Series continues on Sunday, March 8th at 2:30 pm with “Prelude to Spring for Organ and Brass” at Trinity United Church, Prince Street, Charlottetown.
Organist Ruth Ann Read-Clay’s solo work for this afternoon concert will include the Fantasie in G by J.S. Bach, Prelude by Pierne and works by Canadian composers Healey Willan and Mark Sirrett. The works for organ and brass, arranged by Dan St. Amand and Laura MacLeod, will include works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Charpentier, Albinoni and Jeremiah Clarke.
Case competition teams from UPEI’s School of Business continue to make their mark on the 2015 event circuit regionally, nationally, and now internationally.
The UPEI team of Shanice Sproule, Jeremy MacAulay, Luke Gaudet, and Kaitlyn Lord won the silver medal on Friday, Feburary 20 at the prestigious 20th annual NIBS Worldwide Case Competition, hosted by Carleton University in Ottawa.
University of Prince Edward Island women’s basketball coach Mark English is pleased to announce that Grimsby, Ontario, native Haille Nickerson has committed to join the Panthers for the 2015–16 season.
Beginning this year, both new and returning UPEI students will be able to register earlier for 2015–16 courses than in previous years.
Incoming, first-year UPEI students can register for first-semester classes as early as March 2 through group sessions or individually by appointment with a first-year advisor. Students can also register for courses during “Open Class Day” on March 6.
Maureen Anderson, supervised by Sophie St-Hilaire, successfully completed her PhD comprehensive exams.
Glen Duizer, supervised by Crawford Revie, successfully defended his MSc (thesis title: Syndromic classification through a retrospective analysis of porcine submissions to a regional animal health laboratory.)
Denise Methe, supervised by Jeff Davidson and Thomas Landry, successfully defended her PhD (thesis title: Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica: Productivity and physiology under varying temperature and salinity conditions)
Thitiwan Patanasatienkul, supervised by Crawford Revie and Javier Sanchez, successfully defended her PhD (thesis title: The use of modelling approaches to explore interations in two aquatic host-parasite systems)
University of Prince Edward Island women’s basketball coach Mark English is pleased to announce that Charlottetown native Victoria Barbour has committed to join the team for the 2015–16 season.
Research on Tap returns for its sixth season of public discussion, debate, and ideas presented by researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island. Join our next conversation on Monday, March 2 at 7 pm at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown. Dr. Neb Kujundzic, associate professor of philosophy and dean of the Faculty of Arts, will lead a discussion entitled: What good is a university degree?
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of February 9–15 are Danielle MacDonald, Women’s Basketball, and Tyler Scott, Men’s Basketball. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes 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: Danielle MacDonald, Women’s Basketball, and Tyler Scott, Men’s Basketball
The University of Prince Edward Island and Department of Athletics and Recreation is proud of all members of the UPEI community who are participating at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, British Columbia, February 13 to March 1.
UPEI’s Climate Research Lab and Nature PEI are partnering to offer two training sessions for Islanders interested in participating in the Climate Diary project. The Climate Diary is a printed journal for Islanders to keep record of the changes in the environment as they occur year to year. Rosemary Curley of Nature PEI will provide training on plant and bird identification on Monday, March 3 from 9:00 am to noon, and again on Tuesday, March 30 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. To register for either session, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The sessions are free.