A group of ten UPEI graduate students will compete this Thursday evening to see who can best cram years of learning into just three minutes! The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a skills development activity which challenges thesis-based graduate students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The competition is Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm in the Wave. First place wins $200 and a trip to Concordia University to compete in the Regional 3MT. Second place wins $100. Third place wins $50.
The Steering Committee for the 10th North Atlantic Forum is pleased to announce that this year’s conference, “Building Community Resilience: Innovation, Culture, and Governance in Place,” will be held from September 16 to 19, 2015 in Summerside, PEI. The North Atlantic Forum is a network of researchers, policy-makers, and development practitioners focused on best practices in social and economic development and governance. We believe in and celebrate the power of small, and the innovations that come out of unlikely places.
Dr. Etienne Côté, veterinary cardiologist at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), has been named a 2015 3M National Teaching Fellow by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada.
A research team at the University of Prince Edward Island is seeking volunteers to participate in an anonymous online survey. There is currently limited research into what influences older adults’ knowledge of the link between oral health and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, aspiration pneumonia, and diabetes.
The team is looking for volunteers over the age of 50. The results of the survey are completely confidential and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
The UPEI Women’s Curling team, skipped by Veronica Smith and including third Jane DiCarlo, second Emily Gray, lead Aleya Quilty, and coach Paul Smith, is off to the 2015 CIS-Curling Canada University Curling Championships at the KW Granite Club at Waterloo, Ontario.
The team delayed their departure by a day due to Sunday’s storm, but begins play on Wednesday, March 18 at 12 noon (EST) versus Thompson Rivers University.
University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Hockey coach Bruce Donaldson is excited to announce that Emily March, with the Etobicoke Dolphins in the Ontario PWHL, and Gabrielle Gray, with the Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA league, have agreed to join the Panthers in September 2015.
Tyler Scott, a guard with the UPEI Men’s Basketball team and Reggie Traccitto, defence with UPEI Men’s Hockey, were both named 2014-15 CIS Second-Team All-Canadians this week.
Scott, a second-year Bachelor of Business Administration student from Halifax, NS, enjoyed a strong season, earning several “The Wave Athlete of the Week” honours and being named an AUS First-Team All-Star. Read CIS release.
The Honourable Allen Roach, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning, signed a proclamation today presented by UPEI co-op student Kylie Ford to recognize next week, March 16 to 20, as National Co-operative Education Week. National co-op week is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Canadian co-operative education students.
A group of graduate students at UPEI want to hear views and perspectives from the public of the educational culture on PEI. They are conducting an online survey to gather opinion in six specific areas: social promotion, large-scale assessment, the role of parents in education, mathematics, aboriginal culture, and leadership.
The online survey can be completed in 15 minutes and can be found here.
2015 is sure to be a year of important elections for both PEI and Canada. In preparation, UPEI’s Vagabond Productions plans to throw its audience a hardball. After going old-school with a Greek classic last year, Vagabond now tackles a controversial Canadian political play called Captives of the Faceless Drummer by George Ryga, best known for The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. When asked about his choice, Dr. Greg Doran, Coordinator of Theatre Studies at UPEI, said, “I chose Captives because it is a bit of a forgotten Canadian classic.
One of Atlantic Canada’s finest poets and creative writing teachers, Dr. Brian Bartlett, will be UPEI’s writer in residence during March 11–14. Dr. Bartlett has also distinguished himself as an expert on nature writing, especially poetry with an environmental focus, sometimes called ecopoetry.
One of PEI’s most popular literary events, the annual reading by participants in UPEI’s Creative Writing Master Class, will take place on Monday, March 23, at 7:00 pm in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Some of the Island’s most talented new writers will read excerpts from their fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
The UPEI Recital Series continues on Sunday, March 8th at 2:30 pm with “Prelude to Spring for Organ and Brass” at Trinity United Church, Prince Street, Charlottetown.
Organist Ruth Ann Read-Clay’s solo work for this afternoon concert will include the Fantasie in G by J.S. Bach, Prelude by Pierne and works by Canadian composers Healey Willan and Mark Sirrett. The works for organ and brass, arranged by Dan St. Amand and Laura MacLeod, will include works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Charpentier, Albinoni and Jeremiah Clarke.
Case competition teams from UPEI’s School of Business continue to make their mark on the 2015 event circuit regionally, nationally, and now internationally.
The UPEI team of Shanice Sproule, Jeremy MacAulay, Luke Gaudet, and Kaitlyn Lord won the silver medal on Friday, Feburary 20 at the prestigious 20th annual NIBS Worldwide Case Competition, hosted by Carleton University in Ottawa.
University of Prince Edward Island women’s basketball coach Mark English is pleased to announce that Grimsby, Ontario, native Haille Nickerson has committed to join the Panthers for the 2015–16 season.