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Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Tweet:  Stanley and Traccitto named UPEI Panther Athletes of the Year

UPEI Athletics and Recreation celebrated its 45th year by recognizing outstanding student athletes at the annual UPEI Athletics Awards ceremony held at the PEI Brewing Company in Charlottetown. The UPEI Alumni Association’s Outstanding Athletes of the Year awards went to women’s soccer star Sarah Stanley and men’s hockey standout Reggie Traccitto.

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Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Pilot and Discovery Fund applications open for 2014 CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- Innovation PEI is seeking applications from businesses who would like support for innovative projects under the Pilot and Discovery Fund, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach.

“This program allows Island businesses and researchers to pursue the pilot stage of their projects,” said Minister Roach. “As the province’s lead economic development agency, Innovation PEI is providing support to help innovators explore the commercial potential of their work.”

Research and development requires up-front costs that can be difficult for small businesses in the Province to cover. In response to this challenge, Innovation PEI released the Pilot and Discovery Fund. This helps bridge the gap between development costs incurred and revenue generation of a commercial-ready product.

Pilot and Discovery Fund support has been offered to 56 projects since the fund was launched in 2008.

Innovators supported under thi s fund have included...

Posted on Thursday, 3 April, 2014

 UPEI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend research ethics training workshops on Tuesday April 22.  The workshops are being hosted by UPEI Research Services and will be delivered by Laura-Lee Balkwill, Policy Analyst from the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, Ottawa.

  The ethics workshop topics to be presented are:   9:00 am – 10:30 am:   Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Ethics 10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Health Sciences and Research Ethics 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:     Research Ethics Board Review: How is it Done?  Putting the TCPS2 into Practice 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm:     Research involving First Nations, Inuit and Metis People of Canada.   There is no charge to attend the workshops and you may attend as many as you like. The workshops will be held on campus, location to be announced.   Please email your name, contact information, department/faculty and the workshops you would like to attend to by Wednesday, April 9.   Please contact Joy Knight at ...
Posted on Wednesday, 2 April, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI hosts 2014 PEI Science Fair

On Thursday, April 3, more than 200 young scientists from 30 schools across the Island will come together in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre on the UPEI campus to participate in the 2014 PEI Science Fair. The theme of this year’s fair is “Science Matters.” For some students, this will be their first science fair experience, but for many, it will be a return engagement. Students from grades 4–12 will showcase their science interests and abilities, and connect with other young scientists from around the province.

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Posted on Tuesday, 1 April, 2014
Tweet:  Research on Tap, POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 8

UPDATE: Please note this event has been postponed due to weather. The discussion will be held Tuesday, April 8 at 7 pm at the Pourhouse, above the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse.

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Posted on Sunday, 30 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI installs eighth chancellor Dr. Don McDougall

The University of Prince Edward Island installed its eighth Chancellor, Dr. Don McDougall, during a ceremony today at McMillan Hall in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. McDougall was unanimously selected and replaces UPEI’s seventh Chancellor William E. “Bill” Andrew who served from 2005–2013.

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Posted on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014

 Registration to 2014 Foundation Scheme Pilot


Registration to the 2014 Foundation Scheme 1st Live Pilot competition will open this Monday, March 24, 2014 and will close on June 23, 2014. CIHR has incorporated an extended registration period for this competition to allow additional time for planning as we transition to the new scheme. Complete registration instructions can be found online.


Information on all Program Leaders involved in the application will be collected, however please note that the Program Leader who opens the Foundation registration in their ResearchNet account will be identified as the one who is administratively responsible for the grant. The Program Leader will need to confirm their eligibility to apply to this competition, eligibility that will be validated by CIHR...

Posted on Monday, 24 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI team runner-up in 2014 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition

The Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) UPEI team travelled to Halifax earlier this month to compete in the 2014 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition. The team received second place in the Scotiabank EcoLiving Challenge for its ‘Treeternity’ project, which focuses on education and the development of tree planting. UPEI students Brandon Higginbotham and Josh Mohan presented the team’s project.

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Posted on Monday, 24 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Wind Symphony presents Rumpelstilzchen

The UPEI Wind Symphony will perform its final recital of the academic year on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 pm at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall. This has been a particularly busy and musically rewarding year for the Wind Symphony with highly successful performances throughout the fall and winter.

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Posted on Monday, 24 March, 2014

 Researchers interested in the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF)

(Formerly known as the Leaders Opportunity Fund): 

Please complete the attached UPEI Expression of Interest Form
Submission deadline: April 15, 2014
The JELF allows institutions to provide individuals or small groups of researchers (up to three) with research infrastructure (equipment) necessary to conduct their research program. This is an institutional initiative and managed through Research Services.

If you are considering submitting an application to CFI for funding, please complete and return this Expression of Interest. Research Services will use the responses to determine how UPEI’s funding envelope will be allocated.

For detailed information, consult the program description:
and CFI’s policy and program guide:

Posted on Friday, 21 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI expresses condolences to family of Dr. David McKenna

The University of Prince Edward extends its condolences to the family and friends of Dr. David McKenna, member of the UPEI Board of Governors, alumnus, and well-respected Island optometrist, who passed away suddenly this week while travelling in New Zealand.

Dr. McKenna served as Chair of the Board of Governors Appeals Committee as well as on a number of other Board committees.

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Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Jazz Ensemble in Performance

The University of Prince Edward Jazz Ensemble will present its end of semester concert on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm in UPEI's Dr. Steel Recital Hall. The "Big Band" sound of Count Basie will be featured on jazz standards including "Shiny Stockings," "April in Paris," and "The Spirit is Willing."

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Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Tweet: hits 2500 sightings

The PEI Urban Red Fox Research Project recently hit a major crowd-sourcing milestone when it received its 2500th fox sighting to its website Since the fall of 2012, Islanders have been logging on to to report their sightings of red foxes. These reports provide researchers with an important source of data that helps them better understand the fox population and how it interacts with humans on Prince Edward Island.

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Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Creative Writing Master Class Showcase

The annual reading by participants in UPEI’s Creative Writing Master Class will take place on Monday, March 24, 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, creative non-fiction, and playscripts.

The featured writers are Damon Ansems, Chris Bailey, Keith Burgoyne, Michael Conway, Angela Deighan, Sarah Glassford, Ben Hartley, Ruby Madigan, Lori Mayne, Olivia Robinson, Justin Shaw, Toni Timmins, and Ken Williams.

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Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI Panther Reggie Traccitto Selected as CIS All-Canadian

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) announced last night at the Men's Hockey Championship banquet in Saskatoon that UPEI defencemen Reggie Traccitto had been selected as a CIS Men's Hockey 2nd Team All-Canadian. Traccitto, who enjoyed a strong AUS season garnering 10 goals, and 19 assists for 29 points, was the 10th overall leader and second amongst AUS defencemen, and was also among the top three finalists for the 'CIS Defencemen of the Year Award.'  Traccitto was recently selected to the AUS Men's Hockey 1st All-Star team.

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