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Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 05:13
The PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Dr. Tess Miller, Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island, have analyzed the results of the Grade 9 Provincial Mathematics Common Assessment to identify problem areas for students. Dr. Miller is a psychometrician who has specialized in large-scale assessment and mathematics education. Dr. Miller presented...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 06:13
A gala book launch and poetry celebration will be held at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown, on Saturday, May 8, at 7:30-9:30 p.m. The gala is hosted by the UPEI English Department and PEI Writers' Guild. Hugh MacDonald, the Island's new Poet Laureate, will lead off the evening. David Helwig, recent recipient of the Order of Canada for his distinguished literary career, will launch...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 05:44
Five community organizations have partnered with the Family and Nutritional Sciences department at UPEI over the past few months to help university students develop their skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for health promotion and family education. In return, the participating organizations have benefitted from the sessions and activities that were presented...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 05:36
After three years as the head coach and two years as assistant coach of the UPEI women's rugby team, Mary Jane 'MJ' Webster has resigned due to other rugby and personal commitments. 'After five years with the program, I felt it was time to step aside as it's important to allow for fresh ideas and a fresh approach to continue the growth of the program,...
Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 05:46
The Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island has released a survey report entitled, "Quality of Island Life: Tyne Valley and Surrounding Areas, 2006.' For further information, or to arrange a media interview, please contact Dr. Irene Novaczek at (902) 566-0386 or inovaczek@upei.ca.
Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 06:59
Four UPEI graduate students have each received a Dr. J. Regis Duffy Graduate Scholarship in Science, valued at $12,500. The new scholarships have been established by scientist and entrepreneur, Dr. J. Regis Duffy, who has a long-time connection to UPEI as an alumnus, faculty member, and former chair of the Board of Governors. 'The establishment of this prestigious new graduate scholarship...
Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 06:42
The PEI government has appointed eleven people to the inaugural board of directors to oversee Health PEI, the province's new health services authority. They were selected from more than 130 applicants. Four of the board members are UPEI alumni and/or faculty. They are James T. Revell, Dr. Stephen O'Brien, Phyllis Horne, and Dr. Donna Murnaghan. In 2009,...
Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 06:55
Former UPEI president Dr. Elizabeth Rollins (‘Betsy') Epperly, a world-renowned scholar and author on the life and work of L.M. Montgomery, will headline the international conference, 'L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature' running June 23 to 27 at UPEI. Her talk, 'Natural Bridge: L.M. Montgomery and the Architecture of Imaginative Landscapes' promises...
Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 09:18
UPEI recently launched an innovative online contest that will hand out $10,000-originally slated to purchase advertising-to students in the form of bursaries. The 'Win with UPEI' contest website, upei.me, asks visitors to vote on their favourite student project, with faculties receiving a percentage of bursary dollars to award to student applicants interested in pursuing...
Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 05:19
Monique Collette, president of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will give a public presentation and lead a discussion on how to spark passion and purpose in your organization, on Thursday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., in the KCI lecture theatre, UPEI. At the request of the Clerk of the Privy Council, Collette conducted a one-person task force in 2009 to explore ideas and...

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