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VFC Innovation Jam

Venture for Canada’s Innovation Jam is a chance to build new skills and networks, and demonstrate  [ ... ]

Charlottetown Festival auditions

With a month to go in this season’s festival, Adam Brazier, artistic director of The Charlottetown [ ... ]

LMMI Visiting Scholar

LMMI Visiting Scholar

Dr. Benjamin Lefebvre of Waterloo, Ontario, has been appointed the 2009 Visiting Scholar for the L.M. Montgomery Institute (LMMI) at UPEI. Lefebvre will work with the LMMI’s governing committee to facilitate and expand scholarship about L.M. Montgomery and her contemporaries. Lefebvre will co-chair the 2010 LMMI Conference, titled “L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature,”

CFIA Research Chair

Dr. Javier Sanchez has been appointed as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Chair in Regulatory Veterinary Epidemiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Sanchez received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in Argentina in 1992. In 2004, he received his PhD in epidemiology (the study of health and disease in populations) from UPEI and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal for

Canada Games Place

The 2009 Canada Summer Games are in August and recently the UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place, the venue for track and field competitions for the Games, was officially opened on the university’s campus. The $6.8 million complex features a synthetic, 400-metre, eight-lane oval track; a water jump for steeplechase; a facility for long and triple jump, pole vault, discus and hammer throw, javelin throw

Poetic Inquiry Symposium

The registration deadline for the second International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, to be held in Charlottetown, Oct 15-18, is Sept 1. The three-day symposium includes academic sessions, presentations, poetry readings, and informal discussions, as well as social gatherings. It is open to anyone interested in the topic of poetic inquiry. Many of PEI’s literary scholars and poets will be showcased

Ralph Hostetter Centre

The Centre for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at the UPEI School of Business has been named in recognition of American businessman Ralph Hostetter’s long-standing commitment to the university and the province. The Hostetter Centre for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship aims to advance education and research in enterprise and entrepreneurial activity, especially in industries of relevance to PEI.

National Research Award

Roxanne Laughlin, a Foods and Nutrition honours student in the UPEI Faculty of Science, has won a national award for her commitment to research. The Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research presented her with the Morgan medal during the Dietitians of Canada national conference in Charlottetown. Roxanne has been exploring the possible health benefits of eating cranberries. She is entering her

Inuit MEd Graduates

Inuit MEd Graduates

On July 1, during a special Convocation in Iqaluit, 21 Inuit educational leaders from across Nunavut graduated with a Master of Education degree from the UPEI. The Master of Education in Leadership in Learning is the first graduate degree program to be offered in Nunavut. Most of the graduates are mature students who are already working as educators in their communities. They studied part-time

Cheese Award to Cow’s

Cheese Award to Cow’s

During the Gala of Canadian Cheeses Champions held recently at Sheraton Montreal Hotel Cows Creamery Extra Old Cheddar was given top honours by major players in the industry in the Old, Extra Old Cheddar category.

Cows Creamery Extra Old Cheddar is aged for at least one year and is made from the milk of cows from Prince Edward Island, by the maker of COWS Ice Cream. The Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

Environmental Awards

Environmental leaders from across PEI were honoured by Lieutenant Governor Barbara Hagerman recently with the presentation of the 2009 Prince Edward Island Environmental Awards. The 2009 Prince Edward Island Environmental Awards winners are Andrew MacDonald (Grade 10 Colonel Gray student) St. Teresa’s Environmental School Challenge winner; Robert Harding; Clarence Ryan; The Richmond Bay Watershed

UPEI Scholarships and Awards

UPEI Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and awards at the UPEI now total $3.5 million annually. Two of the newest awards recognize Michael and Aletha Hennessey of Charlottetown. Their children, Maureen, Frank, Sean, and Patrick Hennessey, and Kathleen Garrett, have established two annual scholarships in their honour. One is awarded to a mature female student entering third or fourth year in any faculty, who has returned to

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Some Upcoming Events

The Charlottetown Film Festival

October 12–14
City Cinema The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to supporting film culture on  [ ... ]

Dancing with the Stars

Hospice PEI’s event celebrates 7th year October 20
Murphy Community Centre October 20, 2018  [ ... ]

A night to remember

Celebrating Georgina Fane Pope’s military career November 1
Trinity United Church  A night o [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]