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Posted on Thursday, 21 May, 2015
Tweet:  Nova Scotia keeper Brett Strba commits to Panthers

University of Prince Edward Island men’s soccer coach Lewis Page is pleased to announce that Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia native Brett Strba has committed to join the Panthers for the 2015-16 season.

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Posted on Wednesday, 20 May, 2015
Tweet:  Climate Change in Culture conference, May 28-31

Climate change, arguably the most pressing issue of our time, is most often discussed and examined from a scientific perspective. A conference hosted this month by UPEI will examine it through the focus of a humanities lens, and will seek to broaden our understanding of the ways in which climate and culture intersect.

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Posted on Wednesday, 13 May, 2015
Tweet:  Guthan an Eilein: Island Gaelic Voices

Everyone is invited to a public talk by Summerside’s Dr. Tiber F. M. Falzett on Scottish Gaelic language and culture as passed down through generations on Prince Edward Island. Hosted by the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI, the presentation is Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:30 pm in the UPEI Faculty Lounge of SDU Main Building.

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Posted on Saturday, 9 May, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI Convocation 2015

A complete list of morning graduates and afternoon graduates are available online. Eastlink TV will rebroadcast the morning ceremony on Saturday, May 16 at 10 am. The afternoon ceremony will be rebroadcast at 2:30 pm.

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Posted on Wednesday, 6 May, 2015
Tweet:  More than 900 UPEI students set to graduate at Convocation 2015!

Years of hard work, study, and creativity culminate at the 2015 convocation ceremonies being held Saturday, May 9 at the University of Prince Edward Island. More than 900 students will be awarded degrees and diplomas at two separate ceremonies: the first beginning at 10:00 am and the second at 2:30 pm at the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

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Posted on Tuesday, 5 May, 2015
Tweet:  Panther Rugby welcomes Anneke Dykerman

The University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Rugby coach Shannon Atkins is excited to announce that Anneke Dykerman has agreed to join the Panthers in September 2015.

Dykerman currently attends Colonel Gray High School and has been a member of the Colonel Rugby team for three years. During her grade 10 year, Dykerman was selected as a league All-Star/MVP and, in grade 11, a league All-Star. Dykerman has played with the U18 provincial rugby team for two years.

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Posted on Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Tweet:  "Island to island" benefit for Vanuatu

The UPEI Island Studies Student Association (ISSA) and the Institute of Island Studies (IIS) present an "Island to Island Benefit" for Vanuatu at Hot Shots Lounge on Longworth Avenue Saturday, May 2, starting at 8 p.m.

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Posted on Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Tweet:  Convocation 2015 Mass – All are welcome!

Charlottetown, PEI (April 30, 2015)—University of Prince Edward Island graduates, their families, and friends are invited to a gathering to celebrate, in prayer and song, the accomplishments of the Class of 2015.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm (note new time)
Steel Recital Hall, UPEI

Family invitations will not be sent out this year so please help spread the word.

For further information, contact Sister Susan Kidd, CND, Campus Minister at sukidd@upei.ca or 902-894-2876.

Posted on Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI awarded funding under new scholarship program

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has been awarded $500,000 from the new federal Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program for a project that aims to improve the nutrition, food security, and livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers in central Kenya.

One of 37 universities to be awarded funding under this first round, UPEI is partnering with PEI-based Farmers helping Farmers (FHF) and Kenyatta University, the University of Nairobi and Naari Dairy Cooperative Society in Kenya.

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Posted on Monday, 27 April, 2015
Tweet:  Four honorary degrees to be conferred at May convocation

The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that four Islanders will receive honorary Doctor of Laws degrees at Convocation 2015. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon retired business leader and Senator, and former PEI premier, The Honourable Catherine Callbeck; multiple award-winning singer-songwriter Lennie Gallant; retired educator, and former MLA, Leader of the Official Opposition, and Provincial Treasurer Patricia Mella; and beloved pastor, member of the Queens County Fiddlers, retired UPEI professor, and former UPEI chaplain Father Charlie Cheverie.

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Posted on Thursday, 23 April, 2015
Tweet:  The UPEI Panthers Care at SUBWAY today!

UPEI student-athletes are showing that “Panthers care” at SUBWAY® locations across the province today as part of SUBWAY® Cares for Kids Day.

The event is an initiative of SUBWAY® Canada in partnership with Children's Miracle Network. On Thursday, April 23, SUBWAY® Restaurants on PEI will be accepting donations in support of the Maritime’s local Children’s Miracle Network member hospital, the IWK Health Centre.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 April, 2015
Tweet:  Universities Canada unveils new name and look

The University of Prince Edward Island is proud to be a member of Universities Canada, formerly known as AUCC or the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Today, at its national meeting of university presidents in Halifax, NS, the organization unveiled its new brand.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 April, 2015
Tweet:  Public talk: Innovation—at the core of value creation

UPEI’s Executive MBA Program, in partnership with Island Advance and the PEI BioAlliance, is hosting a public talk by Jacques Dénommée, a founding partner of AXIAStrategists, a collaborative platform of strategic advisors with more than 30 years of experience in team management. The talk is entitled “Innovation: at the Core of Value Creation” and takes place at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 29 in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, room 242 of UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall. The event will also include a Q & A session.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 April, 2015
Tweet:  AVC labs granted ISO-17025 accreditation

 The Atlantic Veterinary College’s (AVC) Regional Diagnostic Virology Services (RDVS) Laboratory and the Toxicology and Analytical Services (TAS) Laboratory have achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation with the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

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Posted on Friday, 17 April, 2015
Tweet:  Bus service added for UPEI students writing exams Sunday, April 19

T3 Trius Transit has added a one-time bus service on Sunday, April 19 to assist students writing exams at the University of Prince Edward Island. University Avenue Express route (#1), that travels between the Confederation Centre of the Arts and the Charlottetown Mall, will operate from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm, following the Saturday schedule.

Buses will leave the Confederation Centre every half hour at the top and bottom of the hour, and leave the Charlottetown Mall every 30 minutes, at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, with stops at UPEI both ways.

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