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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Over the next several weeks, a number of candidates for tenure-track positions in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering will be visiting campus. The School encourages members of the campus community to attend the public presentations scheduled for each candidate as per the following schedule:
Dongbing Li – Monday, April 20, 2:45-3:45 pm, McDougall Hall, Room 246
"Process and Product Development Based On Fast Pyrolysis of Forestry Residues"
Engineers PEI, the association of professional engineers on Prince Edward Island, announced the addition of two scholarships and the creation of a new endowment to support students enrolled in UPEI’s new School of Sustainable Design Engineering. This brings the total number awards that Engineers PEI funds from six to nine.
On March 30, CBC’s The National aired an emotional feature story on McGuigan family who lost father and husband, Brendon McGuigan, in a double homicide last summer.
Last November, the Men’s Hockey Panthers held a benefit game for the family in Montague and were so touched by seven-year-old Kayden that they connected the family with New York Islander defenceman Travis Hamonic. Hamonic, who lost his own father at age 10, invites a child whose parent has died, and their family, to be his guest at every Islanders home game.
UPEI’S Centre for Health and Biotech Management Research (CHBMR) is running the first instance in Canada of a web-based addictions treatment program known as CBT4CBT. The pilot program will be run in Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations communities.
CBT4CBT is an award-winning Cognitive Behavioural Therapy developed at the Yale School of Medicine by Dr. Kathleen Carroll. In PEI, CBT4CBT will be run and assessed by a research team from UPEI’s CHBMR, including Dr. Michelle Patterson.
The University of Prince Edward Island’s Board of Governors announced today that Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz has been reappointed to the position of President and Vice-Chancellor of the University for a second five-year term.
UPEI’s Robertson Library and the Canadian Museum of History are proud to announce that the launch of a new website, bowingdownhome.ca, will take place at a series of events across the province in early April. The website is devoted to Prince Edward Island fiddling traditions.
The launch parties, fittingly being held at community halls, will include presentations about the website, refreshments, and ceilidhs, featuring fiddlers whose music appears on the site. Events start at 7:30 pm with doors opening at 7:00 pm:
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.