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Posted on Friday, 11 July, 2014
Tweet:  Centre for Life-Long Learning changes name

With the adoption of the UPEI Strategic Plan 2013-2018 earlier this year, the University is poised to become a leader in offering experiential learning opportunities. UPEI has looked at a variety of ways to best support students in seizing these opportunities and has decided to group several existing functions under a centralized office.

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Posted on Thursday, 3 July, 2014
Tweet:  New recruit for UPEI Women’s Rugby team

UPEI Women’s Rugby Head Coach Shannon Atkins is pleased to welcome Island native Alysha Corrigan to the Panther rugby program for the 2014–15 season.

“Alysha was the top scorer in the PEI high school league this spring, and I am very excited to add her speed and agility to the Panthers,” said Atkins. “It will be nice for her to play with her sister Sidney again, too.”

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Posted on Wednesday, 2 July, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Men’s Basketball announces Islander Noah Giddings

UPEI Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick is pleased to announce local Charlottetown Rural High School hoops star Noah Giddings will be joining the Panther roster in September.

Giddings is a six-foot-four forward, starter, and key contributor to the Raiders in the last two consecutive PEISAA championships. He has also represented PEI at Nationals with the U-15 and U-17 programs, including the 2013 Canada Games team.

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Posted on Friday, 27 June, 2014
Tweet:  Andrews Hockey Growth partners with UPEI on concussion research

The University of Prince Edward Island announced a partnership today with Andrews Hockey Growth Programs Inc. The Memorandum of Understanding gives youth who are attending the internationally-known, Charlottetown-based hockey school the opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking research study that investigates the several areas of concussion assessment and return to play after a concussion injury.

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Posted on Friday, 27 June, 2014
Tweet:  Panther Women’s Soccer coaches look forward to 2014 season

UPEI Women’s Soccer coaches Graeme McDonald and Glenn Smiley are looking forward to officially kicking off the 2014 AUS season on September 5 against Acadia in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

“We are excited to introduce a new attacking philosophy, incorporating a system with patterns of play to be more creative and score more goals,” said McDonald.

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Posted on Wednesday, 25 June, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI appoints Dr. Christian Lacroix as Vice-President Academic

The University of Prince Edward Island Board of Governors recently accepted the recommendation of the Search Committee for the Vice-President Academic and has appointed Dr. Christian Lacroix for a term through to June 30, 2016.

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Posted on Monday, 23 June, 2014
Tweet:  PhD student wins Silver at CIHR National Student Research Poster Presentation

A PhD student from the University of Prince Edward Island took home a silver award at the CIHR National Student Research Poster Presentation at the 2014 Canadian Student Health Research Forum in Winnipeg. Michel Arsenault’s poster outlines his research into the factors that contribute to the development of a healthy kidney.

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Posted on Friday, 20 June, 2014
Tweet:  Goalie Connor Wilkinson joins Men’s Hockey Panthers

UPEI Men’s Hockey Head Coach Forbes MacPherson is pleased to announce the addition of goaltender Connor Wilkinson for the 2014–15 season. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 18 June, 2014
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The Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research (CVER) at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, was very pleased to host the 2014 meeting of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (CAVEPM) on June 9-10th. For more on the CAVEPM conference, please visit CAVEPM 2014.

Posted on Friday, 13 June, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI men’s hockey Panthers host rival UNB in Season Opener

The UPEI men’s hockey Panthers will host archrival UNB Reds for their 2014–15 season home opener on Saturday, October 11, as released by the AUS earlier this week.

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Posted on Friday, 13 June, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI research project needs your photos of Prince Edward Island lupines

As Prince Edward Island’s iconic lupine flowers burst into blooms of pink, purple, and white, snap a photo and send it to researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Karen Samis, assistant professor of biology, is using photos from the public to help answer questions about genetic diversity and distribution—and why it is that purple flowers are much more abundant than white or pink.

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Posted on Friday, 13 June, 2014
Tweet:  On the road with CLIVE: PEI’s coastal erosion visualization tool

Dr. Adam Fenech, director of UPEI’s Climate Research Lab, will tour Prince Edward Island communities this July to give demonstrations of the Coastal Impacts Visualization Environment tool, better known as CLIVE. Dr. Fenech will lead discussions about coastal erosion and sea-level rise, and the risk to homes, cottages, roads, and communities.

CLIVE allows users to manipulate a 3-D map of Prince Edward Island with a video game controller. It simulates erosion and sea-level rise over the next 90 years, and shows their impact on Prince Edward Island infrastructure.

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 June, 2014
Tweet:  Reflections on Anne Shirley and Conflict: 2014 LMMI Conference

For a gal who has been in the public eye since 1908, Anne Shirley is certainly getting a lot of attention lately. If it isn’t legendary singer, Aretha Franklin, asking for her address, it’s Canadian readers who just recently voted her as “Canada’s most iconic character” after a four-week online poll on While Anne’s story is obviously well known, readers may be surprised to learn how much more there is to the story. L.M. Montgomery and her iconic redhead have connections to more than you think.

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

 Dear CAURA member,


Mitacs is pleased to announce significant research funding and training for postdoctoral fellows and faculty members. We would appreciate your help in distributing the call for proposals below to your community.



Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Two-year fellowship valued at $115,000 (plus $15,000 non-cash value in training)
  • Customized training in professional and R&D management skills
  • Long-term research project with a private-sector partner
  • Open to all disciplines
  • Letter of Intent Deadline: August 6, 2014, at 5:00 pm PST
  • Application Deadline: August 19, 2014, at 1:00 pm PST
Posted on Thursday, 5 June, 2014
Tweet:  CARI Complex celebrates 10th Anniversary

The CARI Complex is celebrating 10 years since the opening of PEI's most comprehensive recreation facility. The facility was officially opened on June 5, 2014 and since that date they have hosted many events and been a hub of recreation for many in the Capital Area. In celebration of this anniversary, the CARI Complex will be hosting a Family Fun Day this Saturday, June 7 from 11:00 am- 4:00 pm.

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