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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 07:43
UPEI Master of Education student Lech Krzywonos was recently awarded the 2012 Gary Filan Excellence in Leadership Award and Scholarship at the Chair Academy's 21st Annual International Leadership Conference that took place on March 26-29 in Atlanta, Georgia. Krzywonos was nominated by his academic facilitators for outstanding participation in a foundation Academy, as well as his...
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 09:09
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue, and Gerald Keddy, Parliamentary Secretary for International Trade, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and for the Atlantic Gateway, today announced funding for the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island to purchase new state-of-the-art equipment. 'Canada's long-term economic...
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 06:22
The WSRG released their findings on PEI's labour market on April 12 at a presentation attended by the Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning Allen Roach and UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. The research, commissioned by Skills PEI, involved a survey of over 600 Island businesses, and established baseline labour market supply and demand information, and identified requirements for planning...
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 08:44
UPEI Engineering students will display their designs and network with industry professionals at UPEI's Engineering Design Expo on Thursday, April 19. As part of their engineering design class in the three-year engineering diploma program at UPEI, students formed into groups and were partnered with various mentor organizations. These organizations had real-life engineering challenges...
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 09:47
The University of Prince Edward Island Board of Governors recently accepted the recommendation of the review committee for the Dean of Science to extend the decanal appointment of the current Dean, Dr. Christian Lacroix, for a three-year term effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015. Dr. Lacroix has been Dean since 2006 and a full-time faculty member in the Department of Biology since August...
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 12:48
UPEI's Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit and 25-Year Service Awards were presented to UPEI staff members at a celebratory ceremony on April 5 in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. The awards recognized the outstanding employee performance and dedication to students and our community-on-campus, provincially and globally. The Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit for UPEI Staff...
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 12:38
UPEI's Jackie Skinner was a 2012 National Nicol Entrepreneurial Award Finalist and she took part in the recent National Nicol Award Competition and Gala Dinner held in Ottawa. Skinner's business was one of six showcased at the Nicol National finals in front of a panel distinguished judges. Skinner's business, Chapter 13 Designs will take unsold designer clothing that currently ends up in...
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 12:17
UPEI Business 391 students finished the semester on a strong note, as their Strategic Management course provided them with the opportunity to analyze a privately owned and operated waste management company interested in pursuing coffee pellet and bio-solid products. Each year, UPEI's Business 391: Strategic Management course provides its students with opportunities to analyze real...
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 08:22
On Wednesday night, UPEI Athletics and Recreation celebrated their 43rd year by recognizing their student athletes at the annual UPEI Panthers Athletic Awards ceremony held in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. The Alumni Athletes of the Year Awards went to swimmer Janet Gamble and men's basketball star Manock Lual. Gamble being out of the CIS for some time, came into the 2011-12 season...
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 11:25
The University of Prince Edward Island will confer honorary degrees on historian and academic Michael Bliss; business person, politician and administrator Frank Zakem, and lawyer Derek Key during Convocation on Saturday, May 12. Senate approved the honorary graduands at a meeting earlier this year in accordance with University policy that states honorary doctorates of laws will be presented to...

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