UPEI’s Department of Athletics and Recreation celebrated the 2014–15 season at the 46th annual UPEI Athletic Awards Gala on Saturday, March 28, recognizing outstanding student athletes who have excelled in sport, the classroom, and serving the community. The UPEI Alumni Association’s Outstanding Athlete of the Year awards went to women’s basketball star Amy Gough and to co-winners, men’s basketball standout, Tyler Scott, and dual athlete Cole MacMillan (men’s soccer and hockey).
National Phase 3 clinical trials have begun for the most promising new stroke treatment in decades. Paramedics at five hospitals across the country are testing NA-1: a drug that had some of its most important early testing right here at UPEI by a team including Dr. Tracy Doucette, Dr. Catherine Ryan (Psychology), and Dr. Andrew Tasker (Biomedical Sciences).
University of Prince Edward Island women’s hockey coach Bruce Donaldson is excited to announce Korean national hockey team member Ye Eun Park has committed to join the team for the 2015–16 season.
Park, who plays defence, is from Seoul, South Korea, and currently plays on the Korean national hockey team. She soon will be attending the World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
The third annual UPEI Mental Health Week held March 9-13 was a great success, reinforcing the University and the UPEI Student Union’s commitment to wellness among students, faculty, and staff.
“UPEI recognizes that all members of our University community are affected by mental health issues,” says President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. “I thank all those involved in organizing Mental Health Week, as it is important to work together to improve awareness and the resources available on campus for students, staff, and faculty.”
A group of ten UPEI graduate students will compete this Thursday evening to see who can best cram years of learning into just three minutes! The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a skills development activity which challenges thesis-based graduate students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The competition is Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm in the Wave. First place wins $200 and a trip to Concordia University to compete in the Regional 3MT. Second place wins $100. Third place wins $50.
The Steering Committee for the 10th North Atlantic Forum is pleased to announce that this year’s conference, “Building Community Resilience: Innovation, Culture, and Governance in Place,” will be held from September 16 to 19, 2015 in Summerside, PEI. The North Atlantic Forum is a network of researchers, policy-makers, and development practitioners focused on best practices in social and economic development and governance. We believe in and celebrate the power of small, and the innovations that come out of unlikely places.
Dr. Etienne Côté, veterinary cardiologist at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), has been named a 2015 3M National Teaching Fellow by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada.
A research team at the University of Prince Edward Island is seeking volunteers to participate in an anonymous online survey. There is currently limited research into what influences older adults’ knowledge of the link between oral health and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, aspiration pneumonia, and diabetes.
The team is looking for volunteers over the age of 50. The results of the survey are completely confidential and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
The UPEI Women’s Curling team, skipped by Veronica Smith and including third Jane DiCarlo, second Emily Gray, lead Aleya Quilty, and coach Paul Smith, is off to the 2015 CIS-Curling Canada University Curling Championships at the KW Granite Club at Waterloo, Ontario.
The team delayed their departure by a day due to Sunday’s storm, but begins play on Wednesday, March 18 at 12 noon (EST) versus Thompson Rivers University.
University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Hockey coach Bruce Donaldson is excited to announce that Emily March, with the Etobicoke Dolphins in the Ontario PWHL, and Gabrielle Gray, with the Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA league, have agreed to join the Panthers in September 2015.
Tyler Scott, a guard with the UPEI Men’s Basketball team and Reggie Traccitto, defence with UPEI Men’s Hockey, were both named 2014-15 CIS Second-Team All-Canadians this week.
Scott, a second-year Bachelor of Business Administration student from Halifax, NS, enjoyed a strong season, earning several “The Wave Athlete of the Week” honours and being named an AUS First-Team All-Star. Read CIS release.
The Honourable Allen Roach, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning, signed a proclamation today presented by UPEI co-op student Kylie Ford to recognize next week, March 16 to 20, as National Co-operative Education Week. National co-op week is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Canadian co-operative education students.
A group of graduate students at UPEI want to hear views and perspectives from the public of the educational culture on PEI. They are conducting an online survey to gather opinion in six specific areas: social promotion, large-scale assessment, the role of parents in education, mathematics, aboriginal culture, and leadership.
The online survey can be completed in 15 minutes and can be found here.
2015 is sure to be a year of important elections for both PEI and Canada. In preparation, UPEI’s Vagabond Productions plans to throw its audience a hardball. After going old-school with a Greek classic last year, Vagabond now tackles a controversial Canadian political play called Captives of the Faceless Drummer by George Ryga, best known for The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. When asked about his choice, Dr. Greg Doran, Coordinator of Theatre Studies at UPEI, said, “I chose Captives because it is a bit of a forgotten Canadian classic.
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.