The 15th annual Recognition of Founders Ceremony will take place Thursday, September 25 at 2:00 pm in the Quadrangle outside of SDU Main Building.
The Prince Edward Island community is invited to take part in a ceremony to honour UPEI’s rich heritage and traditions by acknowledging individuals who have contributed to the University in an exceptional way.
The UPEI Department of Music is pleased to begin its 2014–15 Concert Series at Steel Recital Hall on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 pm with David Braid and the Maritime Brass Quintet performing Braid’s works for jazz piano and brass quintet and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
The UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of September 1–7 are Emilie Pelletier, Women’s Soccer; and Logan Dawson, Men’s Soccer. UPEI Athletics and Recreation showcases these talented athletes to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective sports throughout the season. 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: Emilie Pelletier, Women’s Soccer; and Logan Dawson, Men’s Soccer
The UPEI soccer program will host “UPEI Alumni Night” on Friday, September 12. All UPEI alumni will be granted free admission to the soccer games; drink and food specials will be available at The Wave prior to, and after the games; and a licensed beer garden will be available during the games. Alumni in attendance will also be entered to win a Panther prize pack from the UPEI Alumni Office.
The University of Prince Edward Island signed two articulation agreements with Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. today to provide the opportunity for Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. graduates to gain admission into UPEI’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Child and Family Studies degree programs.
UPEI Women’s Rugby Head Coach Shannon Atkins is very pleased to announce that former rugby player Cassie MacKenzie will join the Panther coaching staff for the 2014–15 season.
A research project at UPEI is looking for volunteers who enjoy gardening, cooking, and working with children. Dr. Lyndsay Moffatt, assistant professor of education at UPEI, is looking for 23 elders (50+), and 23 young adults (16-30) or adults (30-50) who are willing and able to meet approximately once a month during the school year to plant seeds, make food, sing, talk, and tell stories with Kindergarten students.
As UPEI is busy with the first week of classes and welcoming new and returning students to campus, its focus remains on upcoming priorities around delivering high quality educational programs, strong student experiences, a growing exploration and discovery agenda, long-term sustainability and building vibrant communities.
CLIVE, the coastal erosion visualization tool created by UPEI’s Climate Research Lab and the Spatial Interface Lab at Simon Fraser University, has reached the FINALS in MIT’s CoLab Communicating Coastal Risk and Resilience contest. Now it needs your votes to help it win the Popular Choice award. Register to vote at the contest website.
UPEI is pleased to announce a program that will enhance its student support services. Through a partnership with Shepell, UPEI will now offer a Student Support Program (SSP) for all students, effective September 1, 2014.
Students will have access to many different professionals 24/7, 365 days a year, including counsellors, nutritionists, lawyers, financial experts and others. Students can receive support on a variety of topics including relationships, childcare, landlord/tenant issues, and health and financial issues. These services are available in over 200 different languages.
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 a poetic dialogue about the natural world.
Thurston and Cooper will read from their new book The Deer Yard on Monday, September 22, at 7:30 pm in UPEI’s Faculty Lounge, SDU Main Building. They will also read on Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm in the Summerside Rotary Library.
The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that Mark English has accepted the position of head coach of the UPEI Women’s Basketball program, effective immediately.
The University of Prince Edward Island would like to congratulate former student athlete Tyler Shaw who was asked to write the official song for the U-20 FIFA Women's Soccer World Cup 2014 championships recently held in Moncton, New Brunswick. The video for the song, which appears on YouTube, features Shaw sporting a UPEI Panthers jersey.
Last summer, UPEI Panther Swim team captain Suzanne Nicholson set a goal to swim the Northumberland Strait. Nicholson accomplished her goal and raised over $10,000 for the Panther swim team.
The University of Prince Edward Island’s Board of Governors recently accepted the recommendations of the search committee for the Dean of Arts and the Dean of Education positions. Interim Deans Dr. Neb Kujundzic and Dr. Ron MacDonald were successfully appointed as the Dean of Arts and Dean of Education respectively.