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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 08:24
From Atlantic University Sport UPEI Panthers swimmer Kaylynne Parkes was named the inaugural recipient of the AUS Student-Athlete Community Service Award for the sport of swimming at the recent 2011 Subway AUS Swimming Championship luncheon held at Dalhousie University. The Atlantic University Sport Student-Athlete and Community Service Award has been among the major awards handed out for other...
Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 09:18
Catherine Fournier, a second year student enrolled in the Business Co-operative Education program at UPEI, is keen to contribute to the success of Wiebel Aerospace over the next few months. Fournier is completing her final work term in the co-op program as the Marketing Coordinator for the emerging aerospace company. Wiebel specializes in the manufacturing of precision machined...
Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 16:00
Released by provincial department of Innovation and Advanced Learning. A new educational partnership will preserve UPEI's status as Prince Edward Island's only university while allowing the Province of Prince Edward Island to host the Homburg Group Global Education Project's continuing plans for real estate focused university education to the province, says Allan Campbell,...
Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 11:47
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has appointed Dr. Ann Howatt to the Sectoral Commission on Culture, Communication and Information. Dr. Howatt is a research fellow of the Institute of Island Studies and a lecturer in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Prince Edward Island. Both an educator and...
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 12:43
Webster Centre staff invites the campus community to receive free hugs on Tuesday, February 8 when they revive a campaign started two years ago. The 'FREE HUGS Campaign' is a social movement that began in Australia and involves individuals giving hugs to strangers in public places. The hugs are meant to be random acts of kindness to make others feel better. The Webster Centre joined the...
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 12:18
The University of Prince Edward Island has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) today with three Kenyan universities: the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The MOUs are the first step in establishing formal exchange programs and collaborative research/study opportunities between UPEI and the three African institutions...
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 12:04
Today, the University of Prince Edward Island submitted an unfair labour practice complaint against the UPEI Faculty Association (FA) to the Labour Relations Board of the PEI Department of Community Services, Seniors, and Labour. It states that the Association is subverting the negotiation process by not bargaining in good faith. The University is concerned that FA negotiators have deliberately...
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 12:59
The UPEI Department of Music presents its Super Bowl weekend 'Faculty Recital Spectacular' on Saturday, February 5 at 7:30 pm at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. This annual recital will feature most of UPEI's performance faculty performing as soloists and chamber musicians. Professor Frances Gray is featured prominently throughout as she will perform Ginastera's Argentinian...
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 09:58
When long-time Newfoundland resident John Steffler, Canada's Parliamentary Poet during 2006-2008, gives a reading, it's certain that people in the audience will ask him to read 'That Night We Were Ravenous.' This frolicking, sensuous poem begins with a near-disastrous encounter with a moose on a highway in Newfoundland, and ends with the couple back home devouring a feast...
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 11:44
Students in UPEI's executive-style Master of Business Administration program will explore the topic ‘hyper-localism' at the third annual Local Marketing Challenge, Saturday, February 5 from 9 am-1 pm at Don and Marion McDougall Hall in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium. The Local Marketing Challenge is the final project of the Marketing Management course in the MBA Program...

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