In this newsletter:

  • PEITF Convention 2016
  • Emergency Safety in Memorial Hall
  • International Dinner and Silent Auction
  • Halloween Decorating in the Faculty
  • Farewell to Megan
  • Murder Mystery Night – Ho Ho Homicide
  • Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) – Cal for proposals: Advanced Scholars (QES-AS)
  • PhD Proposal Presentation

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The annual convention of the PEI Teachers’ Federation takes place this October 27 & 28 at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel.  The theme for this year’s conference is Building Resiliency in Changing and Challenging Times.  Information on the convention is available in the following video:

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The emergency guardian and warden lists have been updated for the third and fourth floor of Memorial Hall as follows:

Fourth Floor: Jane Preston is the Warden and Karen-Anne O’Halloran is the back up.  Cathy Hennessey is the Guardian.

Third Floor:  Carolyn Francis is the Warden and Karen-Anne O’Halloran is the back up.  Ashley Clark is the Guardian.

The Warden clears individuals from the buildings/rooms, assigns Guardians to assist those with disabilities, communicates the presence of individuals who have disabilities in the building to Emergency Responders, and secures rooms if possible.  The Guardian assists individuals who have disabilities to a predetermined location on the floor to await evacuation assistance from emergency responders.

The primary gathering point for Memorial Hall is the W.A. Murphy Student Centre.  The alternate location is the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall.  The type and scope of the emergency may dictate the desired gathering point.  Those evacuating the building should gather at the designated building to wait for further instructions from emergency response staff.

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UPEI’s Faculty of Education International Dinner & Silent Auction  takes place at 5:00pm on Sunday, 27-Nov-2015 at Jack Blanchard Hall on Pond Street.  Please plan to attend to support our specialization students who travel to international and remote locations for practicum and enjoy a lovely dinner created by Chef Emily Wells of the Mill & Local 343. Tickets ($30/seat) are limited, so you are encouraged arrange for tickets as soon as possible.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Carolyn Francis.

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arcadeUPEI is hosting a Halloween Office Decorating Contest, with judging to take place 31-Oct-2016.  Our main office is embracing an arcade theme this year, and we invite you to participate by decorating your office door, either with your favorite game theme, or for Halloween generally.  We would appreciate your help in bringing some Halloween spirit to Memorial Hall!

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We are sad that we will be saying farewell to Megan MacKenzie as she leaves UPEI to take up a new position with the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS).  Please join us for cake and good wishes for Megan during our weekly stand up meeting in the staff lounge (MH 409), on Thursday, 03-Nov-2016. 

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The Faculty of Education is holding another interactive evening of mystery and intrigue.  Please join us for “Ho Ho Homicide” on 25-Nov-2016 at 6:30pm in Main Faculty Lounge. Light refreshments will be availble.  We really hope you can come out and engage with our international students and have fun at this murder mystery event!

How does it work? You will receive a character and a list of objectives (people to take to, things to do, information on how to behave/react as your character, etc.).  You will arrive that night dressed as your character and discover that one of the characters has been “murdered.”  You then talk to suspects, examine evidence, and try to solve the murder!

You can participate as either a main character or general character…

Main Characters:
*You could be the victim!
*You could be the murderer!
*People will ask you many questions trying to solve the mystery.
*You are also trying to solve the case!
General Characters:
*You are not the victim.
*You are not the murderer.
*Your job is to investigate (and interrogate) in order to solve the case!


This event is sure to be entertaining!  Everyone is welcome!  The more the merrier! If you would like to participate, email Ashley to RSVP.


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Canadian universities are invited to submit multi-year project proposals seeking funding of up to $500,000 CAD for projects of up to four years. Each Canadian university may submit one proposal to the 2016 competition. Details on the program can be found here.   Researchers interested in applying to the QES-AS call for proposals must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Vice-President, Academic and Research by 31-Oct-2016. The LOI should be a one-page document outlining:

• Project summary — objectives, partners, activities and expected results
• Focus area(s) and how your project will address the priorities (note: consult Annex C of program guidelines for more information on focus areas)
• Anticipated budget including contributions from other sources
The deadline for Canadian universities to submit their proposal application is 4pm EST, 25-Nov-2016.

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The Faculty of Education invites you to attend the PhD Proposal Presentation of Alaina Roach O’Keefe on Tuesday, 15-Nov-2016 at 9:30am in Memorial Hall, room 417.  Alaina’s presentation is entitlted “Multiliteracies and Digital Play in the Home: One Family’s Experience.” All are welcome to attend.

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