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.
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.