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Posted on Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Politics, more politics, and killer bat fungus. Here’s a roundup of the media stories from the last few weeks that featured UPEI researchers.
 
Posted on Monday, 11 April 2011

As Dr. Christian Lacroix takes over the editorship of the influential scientific journal Botany, he can’t help but smile at the colourful photo of lupins on the cover of the January 2011 issue.

“A little nod to the PEI connection, I think,” he says.

Posted on Wednesday, 6 April 2011

UPEI welcomes Dr. Ian Gardner, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology. He begins work this month in his new post at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College.

Posted on Friday, 25 March 2011

“To a kid in Grade Five, scientific topics such as anatomy or medicine might not seem terribly interesting,” says Jessy Livingston-Thomas, a PhD student at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College, and the coordinator of UPEI’s Let’s Talk Science outreach program. “But teach it as Grossology -- the study of burps, scabs, and burns -- and suddenly they’re fascinated.”

Posted on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Kyle Knysh pores over a large aerial photo of an area in eastern PEI. Tiny red and yellow stickers mark the location of freshwater springs.

“The springs are easier to find in the winter,” he says, “since the water bubbles up fast enough that it doesn’t freeze.”

Posted on Friday, 18 February 2011

This summer’s visit to Prince Edward Island by Prince William and Kate Middleton isn’t the first to send Islanders into a royal tizzy. Dr. Ed MacDonald says PEI has had its fair share of royal visits, and “on each occasion, Islanders reacted with suitable awe and delight.”

Posted on Friday, 11 February 2011

“It’s not that there weren’t stun gun victims in the news before Robert Dziekanski,” says Dr. Charles Adeyanju, “but many were drug users, or from a marginalized groups such as aboriginal people. The media just didn’t portray these people in the same sympathetic light as they did Mr. Dziekanski.”

Posted on Monday, 24 January 2011

 “UPEI is the ideal location to study the spread of invasive species like green crabs,” says Dr. Pedro Quijon. “I can be in one spot and see a complete infestation, then drive an hour away and find a location where the crabs have yet to migrate.”

Posted on Monday, 17 January 2011

Dr. Khym Goslin says we need to change our current model of ecuation. Our current methods move children along from Kindergarten to university like an assembly line.

Posted on Wednesday, 12 January 2011

It’s not every researcher who can make the connection between sea lice and the artist Prince. Dr. Mark Fast, Novartis Research Chair in Fish Health at the AVC, did just that at the most recent Research Breakfast.