In this newsletter:

  • International Dinner and Silent Auction
  • UPEI Healthy Activity Challenge
  • Luminaries & Greeting Cards
  • Faculty Council Meeting
  • In the News

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UPEI’s Faculty of Education International Dinner & Silent Auction  takes place from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday, 28-Jan-2017 (storm date: Sunday, 29-Jan-2017) 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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Is a healthier lifestyle part of your New Year’s resolutions?  There is way for you to get moving and have a little fun competition with co-workers!

The Healthy Activity Challenge at UPEI is an opportunity for you and a group of coworkers to participate in a fun eight week physical activity challenge. The challenge involves a team of 6 individuals. Benefits include free access to the indoor track at Sports Centre and to the membership fitness classes from January 23 – March 19, 2017, a blood pressure clinic, lunch n’ learn sessions and prizes. Registration deadline 19-Jan-2017, please click here for more details. 

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Christian Lacroix is coordinating the UPEI Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life scheduled to take place 20-Jan-2017.  Luminaries (candles placed in special bags that bear the names of cancer survivors and loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer) will be displayed during the relay, and they will be featured in a ceremony honoring the caregivers who support(ed) individuals with cancer.  These luminaries are for sale in the main office for $5 each.  Payment can be left with Karen-Anne.

In addition to this, Christian is fundraising as a member of a team in the relay, and has a goal set at $5,000.  To help achieve this, he has produced a series of greeting cards with the help of a talented kid who’s mom had cancer.  He is selling those  for $10 per package of 7 cards.  (Please see attached poster).  The cards would be delivered as soon as possible. Karen-Anne will also collect for these.

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The next Faculty Council Meeting is Friday, 20-Jan-2017.  If there are agenda items that need to be discussed at this meeting, please contact Karen-Anne by Monday, 16-Jan-2017.

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Today’s Guardian features an opinion article by Tess Miller:  Are PISA Results Valid?  You can read the article at the above link.

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