The UPEI Men’s Hockey Panthers’ 2014–15 season includes an opening-night at the Eastlink Centre; 15 returning players and seven new recruits; games in all three PEI counties; partnering in a hockey doubleheader; and its annual Alumni Day.
Research on Tap returns for its sixth season of public discussion, debate, and ideas presented by researchers from the University of Prince Edward Island. The series kicks off Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm in the Pourhouse above the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse in Charlottetown. Dr. Christina Murray, assistant professor of nursing, will lead a discussion entitled “I didn’t get married to be a single mother,” featuring stories of Prince Edward Island women whose husbands work in western Canada.
The UPEI Music Department Concert Series continues in a “big” way at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall on Friday evening, October 10 at 7:30 pm with Big Band Jazz featuring UPEI alumni and friends. The 20-piece band will be comprised of well-known PEI musicians and several coming home to UPEI to participate in this concert. Under the direction of Roger Jabbour, the band will feature music graduates from the 1970s to 2014.
The UPEI Music Department is pleased to present pianist Willem Blois on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 pm at the UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall. Last spring, Blois was chosen from five accomplished competitors at the Atlantic Young Artist Competition to perform as the 2014 Atlantic Young Artist. Blois will be performing works by Haydn, Prokofiev, Poulenc, Chopin, and Canadian composer François Morel.
The University of Prince Edward Island held its fifteenth annual Recognition of Founders ceremony today to acknowledge those who have contributed to the University in a significant way. Prior to this special ceremony, UPEI’s second annual Donor Picnic recognition event was held to celebrate and thank its many donors who have significantly contributed to the University.
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 15–21 are Lauren Chamberlain, Women’s Rugby; and Adam Lowther, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.
Who: Lauren Chamberlain, Women’s Rugby; and Adam Lowther, Men’s Soccer
The fourth annual UPEI Kitchen Party will be held on Saturday, September 27 in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre’s McMillan Hall in support of the UPEI Panthers varsity sport programs. A reception and silent auction will be held at 5:00 pm, followed by a delicious lobster dinner served by UPEI athletes at 6:15 pm.
The UPEI community congratulates Verne Helene Lorway, the first PhD student in the Faculty of Education to defend her dissertation. Lorway’s dissertation is titled ‘Disrupting the “maestro”: Tuneful youth insights for engaged music education.’
The Time Travelling Trombone featuring Dale Sorensen will be presented at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall on Sunday, September 28 at 2:30 pm. Sorensen will be accompanied by Jacqueline Sorensen Young, piano; Frances McBurnie, piano; Richard Covey, piano; David Parker, horn; and Gregory Irvine, tuba.
Harry Thurston is one of Atlantic Canada’s premier nature and environmental writers, and also one of the region’s finest poets. Thurston has collaborated with New Brunswick poet and songwriter-musician Allan Cooper on their new book and poetic conversation, “The Deer Yard.” Cooper has played a key role in the region’s literary scene as founder of Owl’s Head Press and editor of Germination magazine.
Dynamic international speaker and consultant Martin Rutte treated UPEI business students and special guests to a lecture on spirituality in the workplace on Wednesday, September 17. Rutte motivated and challenged the audience by telling his story, what led him to the consulting world, and his thoughts on spirituality and business.
Ged Martin, author of “John A. Macdonald: Canada’s First Prime Minister,” graduate of Cambridge University, and UK’s first Chair of Canadian Studies at Edinburgh University will deliver the keynote address at UPEI’s Versions of Canada 2014 Conference held September 25–28. Martin will deliver his address on Friday, September 26 at 3:30 pm in Room 142, Bill and Denise Andrew Hall.
Canadian journalist and author Gwynne Dyer will speak at UPEI on Monday, September 22 as part of his cross-Canada university and college tour. The event will take place in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Room 242, Don and Marion McDougall Hall at 7:00 pm.
Sponsored by the UPEI Faculty of Arts, Dyer’s lecture entitled “What the First World War Taught Us” will examine Canada’s role in the First World War and the lessons that our nation learned from it.
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 8–14 are Megan Larkin, Women’s Rugby; and Trevor White, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports. UPEI Athletes of the Week are also nominated to Atlantic University Sport and Canadian Interuniversity Sport for possible recognition in the region and/or country.
Who: Megan Larkin, Women’s Rugby; and Trevor White, Men’s Soccer
The Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers scholarships to qualified international students who take part in an international short-term study. Nathan Donohue from UPEI, and Naoko Suzuki from the University of Tsukuba in Japan were two of this year’s grateful recipients.
The JASSO scholarship offers both students approximately $8,500 Canadian for a 10-month stay abroad. Donohue departed for his stay in Japan in late June, while Suzuki arrived in Prince Edward Island in late August.