Campus Notices

UPEI Bookstore

The UPEI Bookstore annual Back to School Super Sale is on August 12-23. 

Enjoy 20% off all UPEI and AVC crested clothing and giftware as well as 30% off all backpacks!

Please note we will be closed August 16 for Gold Cup.

M & M Resources has been awarded the contract to complete various paving repairs around campus.  They will begin on Monday, August 19. It is anticipated to take approximately four (4) days to complete the work.

Parking lot and road closures:

The roadway between the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre and the Atlantic Veterinary College will be closed for the day on Monday, August 19 to complete the paving repairs.

Parking Lot G Closure: this parking lot will be closed on Monday, August 19 to complete paving repairs on the roadway leading to this parking lot, all permit holders for Parking Lot G are required to park in Parking Lot A, D, or E for this day only.

Steel Building Metered/Barrier Free Parking Lot Closure: this parking lot will be closed on Monday, August 19 to complete the paving repairs. All users of this parking lot are asked to park in other locations for the day.

Parking Lot C Closure: paving repairs will be completed on Tuesday, August 20. All permit holders for Parking Lot C are required to park in Parking Lot A, D, or E for this day only.

This schedule is weather-dependent and could change. Updates will be provided if changes occur. While the contractor has been instructed that the work should be executed with the least possible disruption to the campus community, a certain amount is inevitable. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we proceed with these repairs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jackie MacPhail at 902-566-6034 or jmacphail@upei.ca.

M & M Resources has been awarded the contract to complete various paving repairs around campus.  They will begin on Monday, August 19. It is anticipated to take approximately four (4) days to complete the work.

Parking lot and road closures:

The roadway between the Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre and the Atlantic Veterinary College will be closed for the day on Monday, August 19 to complete the paving repairs.

Parking Lot G Closure: this parking lot will be closed on Monday, August 19 to complete paving repairs on the roadway leading to this parking lot, all permit holders for Parking Lot G are required to park in Parking Lot A, D, or E for this day only.

Steel Building Metered/Barrier Free Parking Lot Closure: this parking lot will be closed on Monday, August 19 to complete the paving repairs. All users of this parking lot are asked to park in other locations for the day.

Parking Lot C Closure: paving repairs will be completed on Tuesday, August 20. All permit holders for Parking Lot C are required to park in Parking Lot A, D, or E for this day only.

This schedule is weather-dependent and could change. Updates will be provided if changes occur. While the contractor has been instructed that the work should be executed with the least possible disruption to the campus community, a certain amount is inevitable. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we proceed with these repairs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jackie MacPhail at 902-566-6034 or jmacphail@upei.ca.

Our learners face many demands for their attention, so getting them to actively engage in their learning can be a challenge. How do you choose the best pedagogies? Today, lectures and active learning have been cast as competing opposites. In fact, they can be quite effective when used together. Interactive lectures combine engaging lecture segments with selected active learning methods. 

This intensive two-part workshop series, offered by the E-Learning Office, aims to give instructors the opportunity to experience first-hand the components necessary for creating interactive lectures.

Part one, titled Better PowerPoints for Better Lectures, focuses on slide design and the creation of study handouts. Part two, titled Action-Oriented Learning Design, focuses on interactions that can be created in PowerPoint and on active learning techniques that will connect and solidify lecture materials.

Part one will be offered on Monday, August 9th and repeated again on Thursday August 26th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in Room 210 of the Robertson Library. Part two will be offered on Tuesday, November 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in Room 265 of the Robertson Library. Interested individuals can register for either part on its own or for both parts. REGISTER

AVC Cafe
11.99

My name is Andrea Furlotte and I am the dietetic intern at Chartwells UPEI this year. As part of my placement, I will be preparing and serving up a special meal which will be taking place this Thursday, August 15th at 11:30 am in the AVC Café for $11.99, taxes in. 

The menu will be as follows: 

Summer salsa and southwest wonton cups, sweet chili-lime grilled chicken breast

or

Mediterranean baked sweet potato, corn on the cob, broccoli salad.

Dessert will be coconut blueberry cake with lemon glaze

For more information, please feel free to reach me at afurlotte@upei.ca.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you there!

SDE 202

Promoting Girls in Research in Engineering and Sustainability (ProGRES) 2019

This summer the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering have had eight Grade 11 and 12 high school women work with engineering faculty and students. 

All are welcomed to attend their final presentations on Thursday, August 15, starting at 2:00 PM in FSDE 202.

HSB 104

Let’s Talk Teaching Day 2019: Obstacles to Teaching: Hidden and Visible

10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tuesday, September 3

HSB 104

Teaching is thrilling, scary, challenging, and rewarding. Everybody does it differently; however, in any institution, we are all bound by certain rules, restrictions, guidelines, obligations, and constraints. We are all aware of them, but we don’t necessarily acknowledge and discuss them, foreground them as aids or obstacles to teaching the way we really want to. What kind of classroom are you in – a tiered lecture theatre or a small room with movable tables and chairs?  What time of day do you teach? How long are your classes? How do you use technology – and does it usually work? Are your classrooms too hot or too cold, too bright or too dark?  Join us at Let’s Talk Teaching Day to discuss these and other questions about matters that affect us every day of the academic year. Lunch and snacks will be provided, and you don’t need to register – just show up!

outside FSDE entrance

The Department of Physics is continuing its series of summer solar viewings. The campus community and members of the public are invited to view the Sun through a telescope on Wednesday, August 14, 1:30-2:30pm. The telescope will be set up outside the FSDE Building main entrance (across from the MacLauchlan arena entrance). Drop by to see the features of the Sun safely and learn about our nearest star. For a full list of viewing dates and to find updates about the event status related to weather, visit our website at
http://projects.upei.ca/astronomy/2019/05/31/solar-viewings-for-summer-2019/

AVC Bldg., Rm. 278 North
Free

Ms. Emerald Naylor, a student in the Master of Arts, Island Studies program, will be defending her thesis entitled "More than sun and pineapples: A look into the culture of astronomical sciences in Hawai'i." The defence will take place on Thursday, August 15th, 2:00pm, in Rm. 278 North, AVC Building. The public is welcome. However, please reserve a seat by contacting the program coordinator at jarandall@upei.ca

outside FSDE entrance

The Department of Physics is continuing its series of summer solar viewings. The campus community and members of the public are invited to view the Sun through a telescope on Wednesday, August 14, 1:30-2:30pm. The telescope will be set up outside the FSDE Building main entrance (across from the MacLauchlan arena entrance). Drop by to see the features of the Sun safely and learn about our nearest star. For a full list of viewing dates and to find updates about the event status related to weather, visit our website at
http://projects.upei.ca/astronomy/2019/05/31/solar-viewings-for-summer-2019/

Central Printing is closed August 12 to 15, 2019

UPEI Campus

Annual Fire Alarm Inspections

Troy Life & Fire Safety will be performing the annual fire alarm inspections throughout campus beginning Monday, July 8, 2019. As part of these inspections, there will be testing of alarms. There will be an audible notification stating this is a test at the beginning of testing and again when the testing is completed. The building occupants are not required to evacuate during the testing period. The ringing of alarms is required to test their function and to ensure the speakers work throughout the building. This will be a small portion (up to 2 hours) of the total time they are in the building.

Memorial Hall – July 8

Chaplaincy Centre – July 8

Duffy Science Centre – July 9

School of Sustainable Engineering Building –July 10

Don and Marion McDougall Hall – July 11 - 12

Alumni Canada Games Place – July 12

Health Sciences Building – July 15

K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre – July 15

Steel Building – July 16

Chi Wan Young Sports Centre – July 17

Daycare Building – July 17

Regis & Joan Duffy Research Centre – July 18

W.A. Murphy Student Centre –July 19

Cass Science Hall – July 22

SD Main Building – July 22

AVC Rodent Facility – July 22

Robertson Library – July 23 –24

Kelley Memorial Building – July 24

Central Utility Building – July 25 - 26

618 University Avenue – July 26

Atlantic Veterinary College – July 29 – August 2

Tunnel System – August 5

Bill & Denise Andrew Hall – August 19 -20

Bernardine Hall – August 21

Blanchard Hall – August 22

Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall – August  23

 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jackie MacPhail at jmacphail@upei.ca or 6034.

Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

This year’s conference, hosted at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), will focus on The Future of Work — the challenges and opportunities “emerging” and “disruptive” technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation are having on labour and consumption.

Those interested in attending can register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/palmer-conference-on-public-sector-leadership-tickets-61229167087

AVC Bldg., Rm. 278 North
Free

Ms. Emerald Naylor, a student in the Master of Arts, Island Studies program, will be defending her thesis entitled "More than sun and pineapples: A look into the culture of astronomical sciences in Hawai'i." The defence will take place on Thursday, August 15th, 2:00pm, in Rm. 278 North, AVC Building. The public is welcome. However, please reserve a seat by contacting the program coordinator at jarandall@upei.ca

Human Resources developed a new online Employee and Spouse/Dependent Tuition Waiver fillable form. These forms can be found on the main page of MyUPEI under UPEI Forms as well as on the Human Resources portal under Professional Development. In order to have the tuition waiver reflect your account prior to the tuition deadline, please submit all Fall 2019 Tuition Waivers via the online form no later than August 26, 2019. Please be advised Human Resources will no longer accept printed waiver forms. 

If you have any questions please contact Kellie Nicholson at: 902-566-0514 or HRgeneral@upei.ca.

This is a reminder that the deadline for proposals for the 2019 Atlantic Universities' Teaching Showcase, which will be held at UPEI on Saturday, October 19, is August 16. Details of the theme, keynote address, and call for proposals can be found at http://projects.upei.ca/au-showcase-2019/ .

AVC Cafe
11.99

My name is Andrea Furlotte and I am the dietetic intern at Chartwells UPEI this year. As part of my placement, I will be preparing and serving up a special meal which will be taking place this Thursday, August 15th at 11:30 am in the AVC Café for $11.99, taxes in. 

The menu will be as follows: 

Summer salsa and southwest wonton cups, sweet chili-lime grilled chicken breast

or

Mediterranean baked sweet potato, corn on the cob, broccoli salad.

Dessert will be coconut blueberry cake with lemon glaze

For more information, please feel free to reach me at afurlotte@upei.ca.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you there!

The deadline for Animal Care Protocol Submissions (new, renewal, or amendment) is Friday, September 6.

Ensure you download the current forms from http://upei.ca/research-services/research-certifications/animal-care, use the most current Adobe Reader to complete forms (only current forms will be accepted).  To view any UPEI ACC SOPs and Codes of Practice, they can be accessed through myUPEI at https://portal.upei.ca/facultystaff/administrativeservices/AVCAnimalCare/Pages/default.aspx

Both the signed hard copy and electronic protocol submission must be submitted by the deadline date.

  • Submit one copy of original protocol with signature to AVC - North Annex, Biomedical Sciences Dept., Rm 2302
  • Submit an electronic copy to animalcare@upei.ca
     
    Those protocols received after the deadline will be reviewed the following month.  The Committee requires at least one month for processing applications.
     
    For more information, please contact Sherri Pineau, ACC Administrative Assistant at 902-566-0973.

Faculty and Staff of UPEI that have parking permits for General or Designated lots and use payroll deduction are asked to download the parking form (link below) from the Security Service web page, complete both sides, and drop it off with Security Services/send with inter-office mail, or scan and email to parking@upei.ca for processing. You will be notified when your permit is ready for pick up.   

Employees that use the pay in full option are asked use the same process. When you pick up your hanger we will finalize your payment at that time. 

Link to form: http://files.upei.ca/facilities/parking_staff_faculty.pdf

UPEI Bookstore

The UPEI Bookstore annual Back to School Super Sale is on August 12-23. 

Enjoy 20% off all UPEI and AVC crested clothing and giftware as well as 30% off all backpacks!

Please note we will be closed August 16 for Gold Cup.