UPEI’s Office of International Relations, in conjunction with Assistant Professor Melissa MacEachern, is seeking feedback from international students who have either applied, registered, or are currently enrolled at UPEI.
The survey only takes minutes to complete and will establish and confirm the contributing factors as to why students from around the world select UPEI as their post-secondary education destination. Students who fill out the survey are eligible for a $100 cash prize.
UPEI Men’s Hockey Head Coach Forbes MacPherson is pleased to announce the addition of the Peterborough Petes’ Nelson Armstrong, one of the top-scoring defensemen from the Ontario Hockey League, to the Panthers.
Born in Peterborough, Armstrong put together his best season in 2013–14 with 9 goals and 36 assists for 45 points. Armstrong added four assists in the playoffs for the Petes. Along with his strong offensive game, Armstrong is known for being very strong in his own end and prides himself on being a well-rounded player every night.
UPEI Women’s Rugby Coach Shannon Atkins is very pleased to announce that Lauren Sheidow is joining the Panthers for 2014–15.
“Lauren is a powerful player that will add strength to the scrum,” commented Coach Atkins. “It is really important for UPEI to have the top Island players, like Lauren, playing for us to maintain the competition level necessary for success.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPEI Men’s Hockey Head Coach Forbes MacPherson is pleased to announce the addition of goaltender Connor Wilkinson for the 2014–15 season.
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.
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.
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.
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.