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Posted on Thursday, 19 February, 2015
Tweet:  Climate Diary training sessions, March 3 and 30

UPEI’s Climate Research Lab and Nature PEI are partnering to offer two training sessions for Islanders interested in participating in the Climate Diary project. The Climate Diary is a printed journal for Islanders to keep record of the changes in the environment as they occur year to year. Rosemary Curley of Nature PEI will provide training on plant and bird identification on Monday, March 3 from 9:00 am to noon, and again on Tuesday, March 30 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. To register for either session, contact climate@upei.ca. The sessions are free.

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Posted on Wednesday, 18 February, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI Athletics and Recreation announces Athletes of the Week, February 9–15

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of February 9–15 are Tamara Tompkins, Women’s Basketball and Bradley States, Men’s Basketball. 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: Tamara Tompkins, Women’s Basketball, and Bradley States, Men’s Basketball

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Posted on Wednesday, 18 February, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI adds teaching days to end of semester

At a regular meeting of Senate on February 13, 2015, a motion was passed by a majority vote to extend the number of teaching days in the current semester (January–May 2015) due to recent storm/weather closures.

As a result, please note:

Classes will now end on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (instead of Wednesday, April 8, 2015) providing instructors with 4 additional teaching days if needed: Thursday, April 9; Friday, April 10; Monday, April 13; and Tuesday, April 14.

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Posted on Wednesday, 11 February, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI Athletes of the Week, February 2–8

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of February 2–8 are Amy Gough, Women’s Basketball, and Marcus Power, Men’s Hockey. 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: Amy Gough, Women’s Basketball and Marcus Power, Men’s Hockey

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 February, 2015
Tweet:  Research on Tap in Summerside, February 17

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

Research on Tap, the successful series of public discussions featuring research and ideas from the University of Prince Edward Island, is hitting the road in 2015. The first stop is Tuesday, February 17 at 7 pm at Brothers 2 Restaurant in Summerside.

The tour will kick off with a bit of patriotic zeal to Uncle Sam and friends. Dr. Richard Kurial, associate professor of history at UPEI, will lead a discussion entitled: The Debt of Western Civilization to the United States of America.

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Posted on Tuesday, 10 February, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI offers free skate on Islander Day

The UPEI Alumni Association invites all UPEI alumni and Island community members to a free family skate on Islander Day, Monday February 16 from 10:00 –11:00 am at the MacLauchlan Arena B. Hot chocolate and prizes will be provided. For more information, contact:

For more information, contact:
Sarah McInnis
UPEI Alumni Office
(902) 566-0687, smmacinnis@upei.ca

Posted on Monday, 9 February, 2015
Tweet:  Deirdre Kessler launches latest book for children

A new book by celebrated Island author and teacher Deirdre Kessler was recently launched at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery as part of the P.E.I. Literacy Alliance’s Family Literacy Day. “Born! A foal, five kittens, and Confederation” is published by the Acorn Press in both English and French.

Watch a video of “Born!” here:

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Posted on Monday, 9 February, 2015
Tweet:  Changing Places: Prince Edward Island and Tasmania Writers’ Exchange

 Prince Edward Island writers are invited to submit an “Expression of Interest” for this year’s Writers Exchange with Tasmania. The successful applicant will be offered a three-week residency in Hobart this September.

Writers must have:

  • a high calibre of published work in any genre(s);
  • a background in teaching creative writing;
  • public speaking skills; and
  • the ability to travel to Tasmania in September, 2015.

Applicants must submit:

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Posted on Monday, 9 February, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI Climate Research Lab to host Living Shorelines Training

 The Climate Research Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island is hosting a day of Living Shorelines Training with Kevin M. Smith of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The training takes place Wednesday, February 19 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Registration is required.

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Posted on Thursday, 5 February, 2015
Tweet:  UPDATE: Murphy wins Sport PEI Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year

Sport PEI named UPEI Men's Soccer player Jared Murphy as "Intercollegiate Male Athlete of the Year" at its amateur sport awards presentation last night at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. The provincial sport federation also presented the UPEI Men’s Soccer team with the "SCORE! Team of the Year" award, as was announced previously.

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Posted on Thursday, 5 February, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI Panther Swimming team attends AUS championship

The University of Prince Edward Island swimming team leaves for Halifax today to compete at the 2015 Subway AUS Swimming Championship.

The UPEI Panthers varsity swimming team has had a strong year and looks to perform well at the three-day championship meet being hosted by Dalhousie University at DALplex, February 6-8th. Six teams will compete: UPEI, Dalhousie, Acadia, University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison, and Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Posted on Tuesday, 3 February, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI Athletes of the Week—January 26–February 1

The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of January 26-February 1 are Kiera Rigby, Women’s Basketball, and Ellis Ffrench, Men’s Basketball. 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: Kiera Rigby, Women’s Basketball, and Ellis Ffrench, Men’s Basketball

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Posted on Monday, 2 February, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI’s eighth annual ‘Shoot for the Cure’, Friday, February 6

UPEI Athletics and Recreation has scheduled the eighth annual Shoot for the Cure fundraiser for Friday, February 6 with a series of activities leading up to, and during, the UPEI women’s basketball game starting at 6:00 pm versus the Acadia Axewomen.

Shoot for the Cure is a fundraising initiative by the CIS Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) and other related charities.

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Posted on Friday, 30 January, 2015
Tweet:  Winners of the 2015 Dr. Frances Gray Music Performance Competition

The UPEI Music Department's "Dr. Frances Gray Music Performance Competition Finals" were recently held at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. The six music students chosen from the preliminary round to perform in the finals were: Rebecca Apps, soprano; Jillian Clow, mezzo soprano; Leah Inman, piano; Lucas MacPhail, alto saxophone; Kailey Norris, clarinet;  and Hannah Rollwage, mezzo soprano.

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Posted on Friday, 30 January, 2015
Tweet:  Women’s Hockey Panthers confirm recruits for fall 2015

The University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Hockey Panthers have received commitments from two recruits for the 2015 season.

Coach Bruce Donaldson announced today that he has signed Ashtyn Bartlett and Andie Boeckman.

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