The UPEI Human Performance lab seeks volunteers for a study on the protective effects of Curcumin (an ingredient in some curry spices) against muscle fatigue. Volunteers must be healthy, relatively fit, and between the ages of 18 and 45. The team is examining the effect of Curcumin and inflammation-inducing exercise on recovery after repeated bouts of downhill running. Participants must be able to commit to nine visits to the Human Performance Lab at UPEI over the course of the study.
Congratulations to Island Studies Press and author Katherine Dewar for her book, Those Splendid Girls: The Heroic Service of Prince Edward Island Nurses in the Great War, making into Indigo’s top picks for non-fiction!
This weekend will mark the fourth swimming competition for the UPEI Panthers this season. The meet will be hosted by UPEI at the CARI Complex Aquatics Facility, January 17–18. Teams from Dalhousie, Memorial, Acadia, UNB, and Mount Allison Universities will descend on Charlottetown for the two-day swim competition. The meet is an opportunity for AUS swimmers to test their preparation leading into the AUS Championships, February 6–8, at Dalhousie University.
On Friday, January 16 at 7:30 pm, the UPEI Music Department Recital Series continues with the women's choral ensemble "Sirens" with Songs of the Sea.
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of January 5–11 are Anne Kiberd, Women’s Basketball; and Tyler Scott, 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. Scott was also selected as this week's AUS Male Athlete of the Week. Congratulations, Tyler!
Linden MacIntyre, distinguished Canadian journalist, broadcaster, and novelist, will read from his new novel, “Punishment,” on Monday, January 19, at 7:30 pm in the chapel of The Mount on Mt. Edward Road in Charlottetown.
As part of the UPEI Music Department Recital Series, cellist Julia MacLaine returns home to PEI to present “Fairy Tales and Fantasy,” on Sunday, January 11 at 2:30 pm in UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall.
The organizing committee of the Salon du livre de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (Prince Edward Island Book Expo) announced today that its second edition will be held here at UPEI, June 3-7, 2015. The Salon du livre de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard gives the Acadian, Francophone, and Francophile population the opportunity to access a wide variety of French language literary works and meet authors and illustrators.
In 2010, Newfoundland-raised fiction writer Kathleen Winter embarked on a journey through the Northwest Passage from Greenland to Nunavut, including parts of the doomed Franklin Expedition’s route. Boundless, the chronicle of her journey, blends travelogue and memoir, history, and nature writing.
Once again this year, UPEI hosted another successful New Year's Day Levee as UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-Al-Aziz greeted approximately 350-400 levee-goers. Faculty, staff, and students were on hand to join President Abd-El-Aziz in wishing warm greetings for the New Year. A group of international students in particular provided a helpful hand as they welcomed attendees and helped to collect and hang up coats.
The University of Prince Edward Island congratulates its student-athletes who have earned Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadian status for the 2013–14 season. UPEI received 75 awards, which represents 44 per cent of UPEI’s total student-athlete population of 182 athletes; this percentage is amongst the top in the nation!
The University of Prince Edward Island announced it will host the first annual “UPEI Panther ‘Ho Ho Give and Go’ High School Basketball Showcase” this Friday, December 19, at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, game time 5:30 pm.
The University of Prince Edward Island Men’s Hockey Panthers are adding size and talent to its lineup for the second half of the season, with the addition of centre-man Mitchell Theoret.
Mr. Henry Tam, proud UPEI alumnus (BBA ’73), scholarship donor, and chair of UPEI’s Alumni and Friends Toronto Chapter, will be on campus next week to deliver a presentation about his life altering experience as a student at UPEI.
A research team at the University of Prince Edward Island is looking for Islanders to participate in an online health survey. The team is looking for men and women aged 40-65. The survey is confidential and takes approximately half an hour to complete.