In this newsletter:

  • Happy New Year!
  • Science Education Candidate Presentation – 12-Jan-2016
  • Healthy Campus Committee Update
  • Welcome Frederic Fovet!

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We would like to extend a warm greeting to our Education community as we get underway in this new semester!  Wishing you all a wonderful term, and a wonderful year.


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Katherine Bellomo, candidate for the tenure track position in Science Education at the Faculty of Education, will make a public presentation entitled “Science Education for the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges” on Tuesday,12-Jan-2016 from 1:30-2:30 in AVC 286N. All are welcome to attend.
There will also be a Meet & Greet in the Education Student Lounge (Memorial 306) from 9:30-10:30 and strongly encourage Education Faculty, Staff and Students to attend.

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Zain Esseghaier, our candidate on the University’s Health Campus Committee, would like to share the following upcoming initiatives:

  • Monday, 11-Jan-2016, is International Thank YOU Day!  See the attached poster for details.
  • The PEI Tobacco Reduction Alliance is conducting a focus group session for young adults who use tobacco on campus Friday, 22-Jan-2016.  The purpose is to gain insight and opinions around how to promote online and electronic cessation resources to young adults.  Please see the attached poster for how to be involved.
  • The UPEI Healthy Activity Challenge starts again soon! The Challenge is an opportunity for you and a group of co-workers to participate in a fun eight week physical activity. It’s simple, just record the number of minutes you are active daily. Teams of 6 record their activity from 18-Jan-2016 to 13-Mar-2016. Registration Deadline:  14-Jan-2016.    The registration form is attached.
  • Glucose, Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Clinics will be held from 8:30am to 1:00pm at the Sports Centre Boardroom on 27-Jan-2016.  To schedule your 10-minute appointment please contact Angela Marchbank at 902-566-0606 or contact her by email.
  • Noontime Yoga will continue to be held every Tuesday from 12:10 pm – 12:55 pm at the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre. This program provides a full body strength and flexibility workout which tones the body. Long stretches will melt away stress and create a feeling of deep relaxation. Please bring your own mat and/or towel and water. Program is free and for UPEI students and employees only.
  • go! PEI Let’s Walk! – The Athletics & Recreation Department is participating in the go! PEI Let’s Walk!, a free indoor walking club, program which runs until the end of March.  Please see the attached poster.  We also have a Learn to Run program with goPEI!  that is free…. it will be announced shortly once details have been finalized today.   But anticipate it will start on January 20 or 27.

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welcome-matThe Faculty would like to welcome Frederic Fovet, a new term instructor for the Winter semester.  Frederic will be temporarily working out of MH411A.  Please join us in welcoming Frederic to our Faculty!

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