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Posted on Sunday, 30 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI installs eighth chancellor Dr. Don McDougall

The University of Prince Edward Island installed its eighth Chancellor, Dr. Don McDougall, during a ceremony today at McMillan Hall in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. McDougall was unanimously selected and replaces UPEI’s seventh Chancellor William E. “Bill” Andrew who served from 2005–2013.

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Posted on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014

 Registration to 2014 Foundation Scheme Pilot


Registration to the 2014 Foundation Scheme 1st Live Pilot competition will open this Monday, March 24, 2014 and will close on June 23, 2014. CIHR has incorporated an extended registration period for this competition to allow additional time for planning as we transition to the new scheme. Complete registration instructions can be found online.


Information on all Program Leaders involved in the application will be collected, however please note that the Program Leader who opens the Foundation registration in their ResearchNet account will be identified as the one who is administratively responsible for the grant. The Program Leader will need to confirm their eligibility to apply to this competition, eligibility that will be validated by CIHR...

Posted on Monday, 24 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI team runner-up in 2014 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition

The Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) UPEI team travelled to Halifax earlier this month to compete in the 2014 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition. The team received second place in the Scotiabank EcoLiving Challenge for its ‘Treeternity’ project, which focuses on education and the development of tree planting. UPEI students Brandon Higginbotham and Josh Mohan presented the team’s project.

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Posted on Monday, 24 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Wind Symphony presents Rumpelstilzchen

The UPEI Wind Symphony will perform its final recital of the academic year on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 pm at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall. This has been a particularly busy and musically rewarding year for the Wind Symphony with highly successful performances throughout the fall and winter.

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Posted on Monday, 24 March, 2014

 Researchers interested in the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

(Formerly known as the Leaders Opportunity Fund): 

Please complete the attached UPEI Expression of Interest Form
Submission deadline: April 15, 2014
The JELF allows institutions to provide individuals or small groups of researchers (up to three) with research infrastructure (equipment) necessary to conduct their research program. This is an institutional initiative and managed through Research Services.

If you are considering submitting an application to CFI for funding, please complete and return this Expression of Interest. Research Services will use the responses to determine how UPEI’s funding envelope will be allocated.

For detailed information, consult the program description:
and CFI’s policy and program guide:

Posted on Friday, 21 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI expresses condolences to family of Dr. David McKenna

The University of Prince Edward extends its condolences to the family and friends of Dr. David McKenna, member of the UPEI Board of Governors, alumnus, and well-respected Island optometrist, who passed away suddenly this week while travelling in New Zealand.

Dr. McKenna served as Chair of the Board of Governors Appeals Committee as well as on a number of other Board committees.

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Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Jazz Ensemble in Performance

The University of Prince Edward Jazz Ensemble will present its end of semester concert on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm in UPEI's Dr. Steel Recital Hall. The "Big Band" sound of Count Basie will be featured on jazz standards including "Shiny Stockings," "April in Paris," and "The Spirit is Willing."

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Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Tweet: hits 2500 sightings

The PEI Urban Red Fox Research Project recently hit a major crowd-sourcing milestone when it received its 2500th fox sighting to its website Since the fall of 2012, Islanders have been logging on to to report their sightings of red foxes. These reports provide researchers with an important source of data that helps them better understand the fox population and how it interacts with humans on Prince Edward Island.

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Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Creative Writing Master Class Showcase

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, creative non-fiction, and playscripts.

The featured writers are Damon Ansems, Chris Bailey, Keith Burgoyne, Michael Conway, Angela Deighan, Sarah Glassford, Ben Hartley, Ruby Madigan, Lori Mayne, Olivia Robinson, Justin Shaw, Toni Timmins, and Ken Williams.

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Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Panther Reggie Traccitto Selected as CIS All-Canadian

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) announced last night at the Men's Hockey Championship banquet in Saskatoon that UPEI defencemen Reggie Traccitto had been selected as a CIS Men's Hockey 2nd Team All-Canadian. Traccitto, who enjoyed a strong AUS season garnering 10 goals, and 19 assists for 29 points, was the 10th overall leader and second amongst AUS defencemen, and was also among the top three finalists for the 'CIS Defencemen of the Year Award.'  Traccitto was recently selected to the AUS Men's Hockey 1st All-Star team.

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Posted on Tuesday, 18 March, 2014

 Please see attached announcement for the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

SPUR 2014

Undergraduate students working on a summer research project are invited to participate!
Students will hear presentations by faculty members, learn about resources and be exposed to
valuable information about careers in research.

To register or for more information, email   

Leslie Cudmore
Research Grants Coordinator
Research Services
University of Prince Edward Island
phone: 902-566-0709
fax: 902-620-5092
Posted on Tuesday, 18 March, 2014
Tweet:  Gordon commits to UPEI Women’s Hockey team

UPEI Women’s Hockey Head Coach Bruce Donaldson is very pleased to announce that Kristen Gordon is joining the Panthers for the 2014–15.

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Posted on Tuesday, 18 March, 2014

 2015 Competition deadline: 15 May 2014

Applications are made online through this website.

The Canada Council for the Arts is now accepting new applications.

In order to submit an application you must acquire a user name and password from the Killam Program staff atKillam@canadacouncil.caYou must do this even if you have applied previously as user names and passwords are not retained for more than one competition.

Please check the eligibility criteria first.

Please note:

  • These are release-time fellowships.
  • Retired professors are not eligible to apply. If you are close to retirement, sufficient time must remain to permit completion of the research project prior to...
Posted on Monday, 17 March, 2014

 Please note that the deadline for CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award applications has now been extended to March 24th, 2014.

Eligible programs at UPEI have been updated as follows:

- Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition

- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  Other program details remain the same (see call for applications below).
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Leslie Cudmore <>
Date: Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Subject: Call for applications: CIHR Health Professional Student Research Awards

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Health Professional Student Research Awards

Two (2) awards are...
Posted on Monday, 17 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI women's curling team off to nationals

The UPEI women's curling team is off to Regina this week to compete in the 2014 CIS/CCA University Curling Championships, March 19-23. The event, hosted by the University of Regina, will take place at Regina's Callie Curling Club.

The UPEI team consisting of skip Veronica Smith, lead Aleya Quilty, third Jane DiCarlo, and second Emily Gray. and coach Paul Smith will take on the University of Alberta and University of Toronto on Wednesday, March 19, the first day of national curling action.

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