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Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
Tweet:  Addition of Nick Czinder will add size and grit to Panthers attack

The UPEI Men’s Hockey Panthers will soon have a new face in the lineup with the addition of right-winger Nick Czinder from West Bloomfield, Michigan.

At 6'5" and 235lb, Czinder says his game is at its best when he is using his size and strength to create traffic in front of the net, as well as being strong on the puck along the boards in both ends of the rink.

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Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014

The PEI Urban Red Fox Research Project needs Islanders to keep reporting their sightings of red foxes to Each reported sighting helps us better understand our red fox population, and how it interacts with humans on Prince Edward Island.

Since the launch of in the fall of 2012, Islanders have reported more than 1600 sightings of red foxes. With this valuable data, the research team has discovered areas of high red fox activity in urban areas and has identified possible den sites for further research. More data would allow the PEI Urban Fox Research Team to discover even more about this species, including possible public health concerns.

It takes just a few minutes. If you spot a red fox on Prince Edward Island, visit Fill out the simple form, and you've made an important contribution to UPEI research.

To report a sighting by mail, request a form by calling 566-0602.

Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
Tweet:  Keep reporting your fox sightings to

The PEI Urban Red Fox Research Project needs Islanders to keep reporting their sightings of red foxes to Each reported sighting helps us better understand our red fox population, and how it interacts with humans on Prince Edward Island.

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Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
Tweet:  Don Gayton: Ecologist and UPEI Writer in Residence

UPEI’s Winter’s Tales Authors’ Reading Series kicks off the 2014 season with a public reading on February 6 at 7:30 pm in the Confederation Centre Public Library by UPEI writer-in-residence Don Gayton. An ecologist and award-winning nature and science writer, Gayton will be at UPEI from February 3-8, with his residence hosted by the Department of English and the Environmental Studies Program.

Canadian radio broadcaster Stuart McLean describes Gayton as “having the eye of a scientist and the soul of a poet.”

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Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
Student Position AVC Vet Camp Counsellors (5 positions) Dean's Office - Atlantic Veterinary College Competition Number:  03S14


• Booking equipment, set-up and operation of audio-visual equipment, maintenance and cleaning of AV Services spaces and other related duties.


• Basic knowledge of computers and experience with audio visual equipment would be an asset.
• Preference will given to 2nd and 3rd year students, with flexibility in hours available for work, in order to allow efficient scheduling and continuity of workforce.

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week...
Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
Student Position Date of Posting:  Jan 14 2014 Student Research Assistant (Neurobiology) Department of Biology Competition Number:  02S14

 Applications are invited for one undergraduate student research assistant.


• The successful applicant will assist in general laboratory duties including, but not limited to, rodent behavioral testing and histology preparations.


• The position is most suited to a fourth year student with a strong background (i.e. major/major or major/minor combination) in Biology and Psychology.
• Previous experience in a research laboratory environment, a demonstrated interest in neuroscience-related research and training in animal use and handling is essential.
• Completion of four or more neuroscience-...

Posted on Monday, 13 January, 2014
Student Position Date of Posting:  Jan 13 2014 Student Assistant Healthy Campus Committee - Human Resources Department Competition Number:  01S14

 The UPEI Healthy Campus Committee serves to foster and promote a sustainable, integrated and comprehensive people-centered workplace. This committee is seeking to hire a student assistant to assistant with healthy campus initiatives over the next several months. This position will report jointly to the Human Resources office and Athletics department.


• Coordinate Healthy Campus wellness activities including Winter Challenge
• Use social media to promote Healthy Campus initiatives
• Assist with the organizing of the UPEI Health Fair
• Assist with supporting Mental Health week and coordination of Healthy Campus...

Posted on Thursday, 9 January, 2014

 Sent on behalf of the CERC Seed Grants Program.  For questions, please contact Dr. Ian Gardner, 620-5059

The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Seed Grants Program will fund scientifically-valid epidemiologic projectsinvolving aquatic food animals that align with CERC goals and are stakeholder relevant. Please see the attached Request for Application and Mini-proposal Application.  Please note the deadline for submission of the mini-proposal is February 3, 2014.

Posted on Thursday, 9 January, 2014



A reminder: Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, would like to draw your attention to the following three funding opportunities that are currently open. We are looking for Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health. The deadlines for each opportunity are rapidly approaching, so please make sure your proposal is submitted before the dates indicated below. For more information on each of these programs, visit our Open Programs page.


Global Mental Health – Round 3

The Global Mental Health initiative seeks bold ideas for products, services, policies and implementation models that test how to increase the number of people who have access to care, and how to have the greatest measurable and sustainable treatment outcome for each person reached.

Deadline: January 9, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. ET 


Saving Brains – Scaling Impact

The Saving Brains initiative seeks...

Posted on Thursday, 9 January, 2014

 SSHRC is pleased to announce that the revised description of SSHRC’s Aid to Scholarly Journals funding opportunity is now available on our website. The application deadline is June 1, 2014. This competition is open to journals that meet the eligibility criteria, regardless of business model or distribution format.


We expect the application form to be available in February 2014.  For more information please contact: 




Tel: 613-992-8206.




Jean-Francois Fortin, Ph.D.

Director| Directeur

Posted on Thursday, 9 January, 2014

 The CIHR Open Operating Grants Competition – Winter 2014 has been launched.


CIHR Deadlines:


Registration deadline (mandatory): February 3, 2014


Application deadline: March 3, 2014


For more information:


UPEI Deadlines:


January 17, 2014 – UPEI Internal Deadline for Peer Pre-Review Process (optional)

Applicants may submit a...

Posted on Wednesday, 8 January, 2014

 CIHR Reforms Update and Information Session


Dr. Janet Bryanton, UPEI CIHR Delegate, and Leslie Cudmore, Research Grants Coordinator, will host an information session to update the research community regarding CIHR Reforms.

Date & Time:  Tuesday, January 14th 2014 from 10:00-11:30am

Location: AVC 287N


Everyone is welcome to attend.  In order to assist with planning, we would appreciate an RSVP to Leslie ( 

Information on CIHR Reforms:


The current suite of CIHR Open Programs will be replaced by two new funding schemes and a new peer review process.  The transition to the new Open Suite of Programs and peer review processes will occur over a number of years.

Posted on Wednesday, 8 January, 2014

 The next UPEI on-site training session in animal use and care will be held....   

Thursday, January 30, 2014          
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
AVC - Lecture Theatre “A”
This will be a 3 hour training session with handout, based on CCAC Recommended Syllabus (exam included).
The Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC) requires that all personnel involved with the use of animals in research, teaching, testing and service take this course.  (A refresher course is required every 5 years.)
Please notify me by e-mail by 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 23, 2014 if you or any of your staff will be attending this session.

Posted on Wednesday, 8 January, 2014

Planning for the CAVEPM conference and Epi on the Island workshops are now well underway. Registration will open on February 1st, 2014. For more information, please visit our website.

Posted on Tuesday, 7 January, 2014
Tweet:  Athletes of the Week - December 30–January 5

UPEI Athletics and Recreation announced the UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of December 30–January 5. 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: Women’s Curling Team; and Brian Ofori, Men’s Basketball

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