The fourth annual UPEI Kitchen Party will be held on Saturday, September 27 in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre’s McMillan Hall in support of the UPEI Panthers varsity sport programs. A reception and silent auction will be held at 5:00 pm, followed by a delicious lobster dinner served by UPEI athletes at 6:15 pm.
The UPEI community congratulates Verne Helene Lorway, the first PhD student in the Faculty of Education to defend her dissertation. Lorway’s dissertation is titled ‘Disrupting the “maestro”: Tuneful youth insights for engaged music education.’
The Time Travelling Trombone featuring Dale Sorensen will be presented at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall on Sunday, September 28 at 2:30 pm. Sorensen will be accompanied by Jacqueline Sorensen Young, piano; Frances McBurnie, piano; Richard Covey, piano; David Parker, horn; and Gregory Irvine, tuba.
Harry Thurston is one of Atlantic Canada’s premier nature and environmental writers, and also one of the region’s finest poets. Thurston has collaborated with New Brunswick poet and songwriter-musician Allan Cooper on their new book and poetic conversation, “The Deer Yard.” Cooper has played a key role in the region’s literary scene as founder of Owl’s Head Press and editor of Germination magazine.
Dynamic international speaker and consultant Martin Rutte treated UPEI business students and special guests to a lecture on spirituality in the workplace on Wednesday, September 17. Rutte motivated and challenged the audience by telling his story, what led him to the consulting world, and his thoughts on spirituality and business.
Ged Martin, author of “John A. Macdonald: Canada’s First Prime Minister,” graduate of Cambridge University, and UK’s first Chair of Canadian Studies at Edinburgh University will deliver the keynote address at UPEI’s Versions of Canada 2014 Conference held September 25–28. Martin will deliver his address on Friday, September 26 at 3:30 pm in Room 142, Bill and Denise Andrew Hall.
Canadian journalist and author Gwynne Dyer will speak at UPEI on Monday, September 22 as part of his cross-Canada university and college tour. The event will take place in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Room 242, Don and Marion McDougall Hall at 7:00 pm.
Sponsored by the UPEI Faculty of Arts, Dyer’s lecture entitled “What the First World War Taught Us” will examine Canada’s role in the First World War and the lessons that our nation learned from it.
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 8–14 are Megan Larkin, Women’s Rugby; and Trevor White, Men’s Soccer. 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: Megan Larkin, Women’s Rugby; and Trevor White, Men’s Soccer
The Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers scholarships to qualified international students who take part in an international short-term study. Nathan Donohue from UPEI, and Naoko Suzuki from the University of Tsukuba in Japan were two of this year’s grateful recipients.
The JASSO scholarship offers both students approximately $8,500 Canadian for a 10-month stay abroad. Donohue departed for his stay in Japan in late June, while Suzuki arrived in Prince Edward Island in late August.
The University of Prince Edward Island would like to congratulate Dr. Ann Braithwaite, associate professor and coordinator of Diversity and Social Justice Studies on her recent recognition from the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). Dr. Braithwaite was awarded the Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award for her demonstrated commitment to the improvement of university teaching.
The 15th annual Recognition of Founders Ceremony will take place Thursday, September 25 at 2:00 pm in the Quadrangle outside of SDU Main Building.
The Prince Edward Island community is invited to take part in a ceremony to honour UPEI’s rich heritage and traditions by acknowledging individuals who have contributed to the University in an exceptional way.
The UPEI Department of Music is pleased to begin its 2014–15 Concert Series at Steel Recital Hall on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 pm with David Braid and the Maritime Brass Quintet performing Braid’s works for jazz piano and brass quintet and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 1–7 are Emilie Pelletier, Women’s Soccer; and Logan Dawson, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes 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.
Who: Emilie Pelletier, Women’s Soccer; and Logan Dawson, Men’s Soccer
The UPEI soccer program will host “UPEI Alumni Night” on Friday, September 12. All UPEI alumni will be granted free admission to the soccer games; drink and food specials will be available at The Wave prior to, and after the games; and a licensed beer garden will be available during the games. Alumni in attendance will also be entered to win a Panther prize pack from the UPEI Alumni Office.
The University of Prince Edward Island signed two articulation agreements with Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. today to provide the opportunity for Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. graduates to gain admission into UPEI’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Child and Family Studies degree programs.