In this newsletter:

  • Jan. 29 is Bell Let’s Talk Day
  • In the News
  • Hurrahs!!!

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Bell Let’s Talk Day happens annually to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.  This January 29th, UPEI was happy to join that conversation.

Faculty, students and staff could drop by an information booth, post words of encouragement, and partake in Soup for the Soul.  Proceeds from the UPEI Women’s Hockey game in the evening will also go toward the Canadian Mental Health Association PEI Division in honour of Bell Let’s Talk.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, for every text, mobile, and long-distance call made on the Bell network; tweet using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view; or use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will contribute 5 cents more to Canadian mental health programs. Join in as we work together to improve the lives of Canadians living with mental health issues and help create positive change.

just keep swimming

Just Keep Swimming!  #BellLetsTalk

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This week, Dr. Ron MacDonald, Dean of Education, was interviewed by CBC regarding the a literacy and numeracy survey being conducted across the province.

You can hear the interview with Matt Rainnie here (Click “Developing a PEI Literacy Strategy”), or you can read about UPEI’s call for a strategy here.

If you would like to share your views on views on literacy and numeracy in Prince Edward Island, please visit the survey currently being conducted.  It will take about 10 minutes, and you can find it here:  https://www.upei.ca/literacy

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GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Alaina Roach O’Keefe, who was recently awarded a “Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award” from the University of Western Ontario for her teaching of “Understanding the Early Childhood Educator” online in the summer of 2019.

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