In this newsletter:

  • Soup for the Soul Success
  • Time to Write Retreat – November 2018
  • UPEI Recognizes Orange Shirt Day – 28-Sept-2018
  • MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing
  • Call for Presentations
  • It’s Not Too Late to Be a Partici-tater!

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On 26-Sept-2018, the Faculty of Education hosted a free “Soup for the Soul” lunch at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus.  In a great team effort, the Faculty served over 175 people from the campus community.  The Faculty would like to extend a thank you to everyone who participated, and express very special appreciation to Carolyn Francis and Ashley Clark, for their work in making arrangements for the day.

(Pictured: Sessional Instructors Donnie MacFadyen, Olga Shugurov, and Gabriela Sanchez roll up their sleeves to help with the Faculty of Education Soup for the Soul event for 2018)

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If you have difficulty carving out uninterrupted time for writing, if you struggle with motivating yourself to write, or if you would simply like the supportive collaboration of a writing retreat, registration is now open for the November 9-13 offering of Time to Write, UPEI’s faculty writing retreat.

The fall 2018 retreat takes place at The Marshlands Inn in Sackville, New Brunswick. The cost to each participant is $200, and includes four night’s accommodation, meals and snacks during the retreat.

Space is limited. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson, Research Communications Officer.

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every-child-mattersThis year, UPEI recognizes Orange Shirt day on Friday, 28-Sept-2018.  All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to wear orange as an annual opportunity to discuss aspects of residential schools, and to continue discussions year-round.

Orange Shirt Day occurs annually at the end of each September, the time of year when Indigenous children were taken away from their homes and put into residential schools. It grew out of the story of Phyllis Wedstad, whose new orange shirt was taken away on her first day at residential school.  Her language and pride in her culture was also taken from her. Orange Shirt Day has been created in honour of Phyllis, and the many other children who attended residential schools. More information on this day can be found online at www.orangeshirtday.org.

UPEI Bookstore will be selling Orange Shirt Day shirts for $10 plus tax.

Thank you for your support in bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day we hope that many of you will participate in wearing orange!

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The MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing honour Wade MacLauchlan’s service as the president of UPEI and provide a valuable way to recognize the importance of effective writing as a foundational skill for academic success and lifelong learning.

The MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing distributes up to 57 prizes of $500 annually for outstanding written work from the previous academic year (Sept 1 to Aug. 31).  The deadline for application is 06-Oct-2018.  Details on each award are available in the accompanying links below.

If you are aware of outstanding written work created by one of your students, please encourage them to apply for one of these awards.

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WestCAST (Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching) 2019 invites pre-service teachers, students, graduate students, teacher educators, and practicing teachers to submit papers and participate in sessions that focus on the theme “Inspire | Connect”.  The conference takes place at the University of Calgary, February 20-22, 2019.  The deadline for submission is 31-Oct-2018. For further details, visit their website.

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It is not too late to get in on the Potato Roll challenge!

What is the Potato Roll Challenge?  UPEI Co-operative Education students are selling potatoes for $2 each.  Your name is written on your potatoe(s), and at noon on 05-Oct-2018 all of the potatoes are rolled down the hill, and the potato rolling the farthest wins half the money.  The other half supports the Campus Food Bank.

Omeasoo (15 potatoes) and Ron (20 potatoes) are the leading challengers at the moment, but every potato purchased helps this important cause and increases your chances to win bragging rights and a few extra dollars 🙂

Be a “particip-tater”! Join the Potato Roll Challenge! For more information and to request your potatoes, contact co-op@upei.ca.  Potatoes will be on sale until the spuds are released.

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