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Posted on Friday, 25 July, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI celebrates its distinguished alumni

The UPEI community honoured three graduates yesterday with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award and the Inspiring Young Alumni Awards. Since 1990, the UPEI Alumni Association has been awarding the Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize graduates who have made an outstanding contribution to knowledge, the arts, the community, the University, or have made a special contribution to an area of service to humanity.

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Posted on Tuesday, 22 July, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI hosts Kent Stetson’s Master Class Writing Workshop

Kent Stetson, a distinguished Island author, will offer a two-tiered, sixteen-hour workshop at UPEI for writers of drama and prose fiction at various stages of their practice. Stetson is a Member of the Order of Canada, Governor General’s Award laureate, and this year’s recipient of the UPEI Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Posted on Tuesday, 22 July, 2014
Tweet:  Mark Carragher joins Panther coaching staff

UPEI Men’s Hockey Head Coach Forbes MacPherson is pleased to welcome Mark Carragher to the Panther coaching staff.

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Posted on Tuesday, 22 July, 2014
Tweet:  Summer Reunion Weekend 2014 at UPEI, July 24–27

UPEI, SDU, and PWC alumni will reunite this weekend through a variety of events during Summer Reunion Weekend 2014, July 24–27.

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Posted on Tuesday, 22 July, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI research project seeks young participants for concussion study

The Concussion Injury Research and Evaluation Clinic at UPEI is looking for participants between the ages of 9 and 25 who are physically active and/or involved in organized sport to participate in research that investigates concussion and return-to-play. Study participants must be available for two (2) hour-long testing appointments spaced at least two weeks apart.

Visit upei.ca/concussion for more information. Email concussion@upei.ca for inquiries or to schedule an appointment.

Posted on Tuesday, 22 July, 2014
Tweet:  See CLIVE in North Rustico, Charlottetown, Summerside, Alberton

How will coastal erosion affect your community? UPEI’s Climate Research Lab is touring Prince Edward Island Communities this month to demonstrate its Coastal Impacts Visualization Environment tool, better known as CLIVE. Dr. Adam Fenech will lead discussions about coastal erosion and sea-level rise, and the risk to homes, cottages, roads, and communities.

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Posted on Monday, 21 July, 2014
Image:  CF324-09S-Cameron-Maggie-04-MPH.jpg Dr. Marguerite Cameron has recently started her post doc research here at CVER after successfully completing her PhD. Her area of study for her PhD was the Evaluation of a 3M Petrifilm on-farm milk culture system for use in selective dry cow therapy. She is now working for Dr. Greg Keefe and Dr. Javier Sanchez and researching bovine mastitis, dairy herd health, antimicrobial resistance. Welcome back Marguerite!
Posted on Monday, 21 July, 2014
Dr. Carrie Lavers has commenced her post doctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Greg Keefe. Her area of research is Dairy cattle health and production (Johne's disease, water consumption, BVD, milk components (casein). Dr. Lavers completed her PhD in 2013 and her thesis was titled: Evaluation of diagnostic tests for detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis at the herd-level and cow-level. Dr. Lavers is a busy Mom of three, who has also previously obtained her DVM. Welcome back to the AVC Carrie!
Posted on Monday, 21 July, 2014
Image:  Omid Nekouei.jpg CVER would like to pass on best wishes to Dr. Omid Nekouei on the completion of his comprehensive exam for his PhD candidacy. His area of research is titled: "Study of Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Impact of Enzootic Bovine Leucosis in Canadian Dairy Farms" and his supervisor is Dr. Greg Keefe. Other supervisory committee members are Drs. John VanLeeuwen, Henrik Stryhn, Javier Sanchez, Paul Hanna & David Kelton. Previously, Omid obtained his DVM at the University of Tehran. Dr. Nekouie has not finalized his future plans yet but hopes to pursue a 'postdoc' in his field of interest, Epidemiology.
Posted on Monday, 21 July, 2014
Image:  CVER_navy-trans.300px wide.JPG CVER would like to congratulate Dr. Shauna Richards on passing her comprehensive exam for her PhD candidacy. Her thesis is titled: Nutrition and Welfare Interventions of Smallholder Dairy Cattle in Kenya and her supervisors are Dr. John Vanleeuwen, Dr Jeff Wichtel, Dr Collins Kamunde,Dr Fabienne Uehlinger, Dr George Gitau and Dr Shawn McKenna. Shauna has previously completed her DVM in 2010 at the AVC. Currently, Shauna is working with dairy farmers in Kenya to help improve milk production through nutrition and cow comfort interventions. By providing interventions on farms in Kenya in a cost-effective manner she hopes to be able to show local farmers that changes can be made that will increase milk production and sales. Following her work in Kenya she hopes to continue to work in international agricultural development to improve the lives of livestock and their owners."
Posted on Monday, 21 July, 2014
Image:  Raphael-2013.jpg In January 2014, Dr. Raphael Vanderstichel joined the CERC team as a Research Scientist. As a quantitative veterinary epidemiologist, Raph brings experience and knowledge in disease surveillance and spatial epidemiology. He has previously collaborated with the salmon industry in Chile, working on disease surveillance with their team in the INTESAL-SalmonChile research institute. Currently he is working on projects with both Government and Industry in British Columbia and the East Coast of Canada to investigate transmission patterns of finfish pathogens through the movement of water and migrating wild fish stocks. In addition to working with finfish and the aquaculture industry in Canada, he will be involved with the lobster fishing industry in the East Coast to identify environmental factors associated with the quality and health of lobsters. Raph is very glad to have joined the CERC team and looks forward to future challenges and opportunities in aquatic health epidemiology. CVER and CERC are...
Posted on Monday, 21 July, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI and the Old Belle River Church present encore performance

The Old Belle River Church and UPEI will present an encore performance of A Solitary Clarinettist on Friday, July 25 at 8:00 pm. Performed by UPEI clarinet professor Karem J. Simon, this performance is unique in that it will feature a diverse selection of music performed by one clarinettist only; no other collaborative musicians will be involved. This recital is an extraordinary experience as it blends the Old Belle River Church’s remarkable acoustics with the comfort, ambiance, and intimacy so desired in the presentation of chamber music.

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Posted on Friday, 18 July, 2014
Tweet:  International student survey - cash prize available!

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.

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Posted on Friday, 18 July, 2014
Tweet:  Panthers add high-scoring OHL defenseman, Armstrong

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.

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Posted on Friday, 18 July, 2014
Tweet:  Sheidow commits to UPEI Panther Women's Rugby

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.”

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