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Posted on Friday, 17 January, 2014

 Join us Friday, January 24 at 2:30 pm in the 2nd floor lounge of the Kelley Building to celebrate the first recipients of the Katherine Schultz Research Recognition Awards.

Dr. Schultz, who served as UPEI's first Vice-President Research, established these awards to honour UPEI faculty, staff, and volunteers who play a critical role in supporting research endeavours. The research success of an institution rests fundamentally on the excellence, dedication, and insights of its researchers and their teams of collaborators, trainees, students, and technicians. However, their success also rests on the work of those who might be labelled the “unsung heroes” of the research enterprise – that is, those whose work behind the scenes make it all possible. Without the dedication, professionalism, and commitment of these individuals, our researchers and their research endeavours would be seriously constrained.

Please join us for the awards; a small reception will follow.

For more information, contact Dave Atkinson at 620-5117,

Posted on Friday, 17 January, 2014

 Please see attached notice regarding the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award competition.

UPEI deadline:  February 14, 2014

NSERC USRA Eligible Supervisors 2014 Competition

NSERC USRA Poster 2014

Posted on Thursday, 16 January, 2014
Tweet:  Graduate Research on Tap - January 21

At the next Graduate Research on Tap, join two UPEI graduate students for discussions about education and the environment. The event begins at 7 pm, Tuesday, January 21 in the Wave in the W. A. Murphy Student Centre at UPEI.

The first discussion will be led by Laura Phalen, an MSc student in Biology. The title of her discussion is "Do the oil sands make fish sick?"
Gabriela Arias de Sanchez, a PhD student in Education, will lead the second discussion, entitled "Cracking the math code: how we talk numbers with young children."

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Posted on Thursday, 16 January, 2014
Tweet:  Conferences benefitting from PEI 2014 Fund to encourage dialogue

The following was distributed by Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014:

Two conferences coming to PEI in 2014 will benefit from a PEI 2014 Fund grant. The 2014 Heritage Canada Annual National Conference and Guardians of Confederation: Leaders of Tomorrow – a special segment of the 2014 Conference on Teaching Canada’s History being hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island, have received large grants.

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Posted on Wednesday, 15 January, 2014
Tweet:  UPEI congratulates women’s hockey player Anja Weisser

The German Olympic women’s hockey program announced today that UPEI defensemen Anja Weisser has been selected to Team Germany’s roster for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Games will take place February 7-23.

The fourth-year UPEI business student from Kaufbeuren, Germany is no stranger to international competition, as she has represented her home country at two U-18 and two senior world championships.

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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

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