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Posted on Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
Tweet:  2015 Nursing Research Day

UPEI’s School of Nursing and Health PEI held their annual Nursing Research Day at UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall on Friday, May 22, 2015. The theme of this year’s conference was “21st Century Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities in Practice.” Nursing Research Day brings together practicing nurses, academic researchers, and students to hear and share the latest research from their respective fields of practice.

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Posted on Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
Tweet:  Vatican Astronomer Comes to UPEI

Canadian Catholic Campus Ministers host an annual lecture named for their first Episcopal Liaison, Bishop John Sherlock. The 2015 Sherlock Lecture speaker is Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, Vatican Astronomer. The lecture will be Thursday May 28 at 7:00 pm in the Amphitheatre of UPEI’s Duffy Science Centre. Admission will be by a free-will offering to support Brother Guy’s work at The Vatican Observatory.

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Posted on Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI students can register for 2015–16 courses earlier than ever before

Beginning this year, both new and returning UPEI students are able to register earlier for 2015–16 courses than ever before. Registration* for returning UPEI students opens in June as follows:

June 2 – fourth-year students
June 3 – third-year students
June 4 – second-year students
June 5 onward – first-year students, and registration remains open to all students

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Posted on Thursday, 21 May, 2015
Tweet:  Nova Scotia keeper Brett Strba commits to Panthers

University of Prince Edward Island men’s soccer coach Lewis Page is pleased to announce that Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia native Brett Strba has committed to join the Panthers for the 2015-16 season.

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Posted on Wednesday, 20 May, 2015
Tweet:  Climate Change in Culture conference, May 28-31

Climate change, arguably the most pressing issue of our time, is most often discussed and examined from a scientific perspective. A conference hosted this month by UPEI will examine it through the focus of a humanities lens, and will seek to broaden our understanding of the ways in which climate and culture intersect.

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Posted on Wednesday, 13 May, 2015
Tweet:  Guthan an Eilein: Island Gaelic Voices

Everyone is invited to a public talk by Summerside’s Dr. Tiber F. M. Falzett on Scottish Gaelic language and culture as passed down through generations on Prince Edward Island. Hosted by the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI, the presentation is Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:30 pm in the UPEI Faculty Lounge of SDU Main Building.

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Posted on Saturday, 9 May, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI Convocation 2015

A complete list of morning graduates and afternoon graduates are available online. Eastlink TV will rebroadcast the morning ceremony on Saturday, May 16 at 10 am. The afternoon ceremony will be rebroadcast at 2:30 pm.

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Posted on Wednesday, 6 May, 2015
Tweet:  More than 900 UPEI students set to graduate at Convocation 2015!

Years of hard work, study, and creativity culminate at the 2015 convocation ceremonies being held Saturday, May 9 at the University of Prince Edward Island. More than 900 students will be awarded degrees and diplomas at two separate ceremonies: the first beginning at 10:00 am and the second at 2:30 pm at the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.

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Posted on Tuesday, 5 May, 2015
Tweet:  Panther Rugby welcomes Anneke Dykerman

The University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Rugby coach Shannon Atkins is excited to announce that Anneke Dykerman has agreed to join the Panthers in September 2015.

Dykerman currently attends Colonel Gray High School and has been a member of the Colonel Rugby team for three years. During her grade 10 year, Dykerman was selected as a league All-Star/MVP and, in grade 11, a league All-Star. Dykerman has played with the U18 provincial rugby team for two years.

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Posted on Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Tweet:  "Island to island" benefit for Vanuatu

The UPEI Island Studies Student Association (ISSA) and the Institute of Island Studies (IIS) present an "Island to Island Benefit" for Vanuatu at Hot Shots Lounge on Longworth Avenue Saturday, May 2, starting at 8 p.m.

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Posted on Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Tweet:  Convocation 2015 Mass – All are welcome!

Charlottetown, PEI (April 30, 2015)—University of Prince Edward Island graduates, their families, and friends are invited to a gathering to celebrate, in prayer and song, the accomplishments of the Class of 2015.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm (note new time)
Steel Recital Hall, UPEI

Family invitations will not be sent out this year so please help spread the word.

For further information, contact Sister Susan Kidd, CND, Campus Minister at or 902-894-2876.

Posted on Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Tweet:  UPEI awarded funding under new scholarship program

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has been awarded $500,000 from the new federal Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program for a project that aims to improve the nutrition, food security, and livelihoods of smallholder dairy farmers in central Kenya.

One of 37 universities to be awarded funding under this first round, UPEI is partnering with PEI-based Farmers helping Farmers (FHF) and Kenyatta University, the University of Nairobi and Naari Dairy Cooperative Society in Kenya.

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Posted on Monday, 27 April, 2015
Tweet:  Four honorary degrees to be conferred at May convocation

The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that four Islanders will receive honorary Doctor of Laws degrees at Convocation 2015. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon retired business leader and Senator, and former PEI premier, The Honourable Catherine Callbeck; multiple award-winning singer-songwriter Lennie Gallant; retired educator, and former MLA, Leader of the Official Opposition, and Provincial Treasurer Patricia Mella; and beloved pastor, member of the Queens County Fiddlers, retired UPEI professor, and former UPEI chaplain Father Charlie Cheverie.

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Posted on Thursday, 23 April, 2015
Tweet:  The UPEI Panthers Care at SUBWAY today!

UPEI student-athletes are showing that “Panthers care” at SUBWAY® locations across the province today as part of SUBWAY® Cares for Kids Day.

The event is an initiative of SUBWAY® Canada in partnership with Children's Miracle Network. On Thursday, April 23, SUBWAY® Restaurants on PEI will be accepting donations in support of the Maritime’s local Children’s Miracle Network member hospital, the IWK Health Centre.

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Posted on Wednesday, 22 April, 2015
Tweet:  Universities Canada unveils new name and look

The University of Prince Edward Island is proud to be a member of Universities Canada, formerly known as AUCC or the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Today, at its national meeting of university presidents in Halifax, NS, the organization unveiled its new brand.

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