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Posted on Tuesday, 4 January 2011

“There’s a common attitude that gifted children don’t need extra help in school,” says Dr. Carla Di Giorgio. “But gifted students get bored easily if their intelligence isn’t being stimulated. Gifted kids may even drop out or turn off of true learning if their needs aren’t met by school.”

Posted on Monday, 20 December 2010

 From everyone at UPEI’s Office of Research Development, have a great holiday season. And while you sip eggnog and cut another chunk off the cheese ball, why not read some of these highlights from the ORD Blog…

Posted on Wednesday, 1 December 2010

 “I sat through the science presentations at last year’s Graduate Studies Day,” says Dr. Donna Giberson. “I consider myself to be pretty up on most biological topics, but even the Biology presentations flew right over my head. And these were supposed to be for a general audience.”

Posted on Tuesday, 30 November 2010

 “Think of our current model of education as an assembly line,” says Dr. Khym Goslin, Assistant Professor of Education, and one of the presenters at UPEI’s 25th Research Breakfast. “They move along the line from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and get a little more general knowledge added as they go.”

Posted on Monday, 29 November 2010

 When Prince penned his classic song “1999”, he likely wasn’t thinking about the sea lice that infect Atlantic salmon. Dr. Mark Fast says that was a crucial year for sea lice in the aquaculture industry, and now the parasite is partying again like it’s 1999.

Posted on Wednesday, 24 November 2010
“I can’t show a general audience a diagram of a complex molecule and expect them to know what it means,” says Jeanna Brothers, a third-year chemistry student at UPEI. “But it’s important information. So I have to find a way to simplify this science without dumbing it down, and without making it boring.”
 
Posted on Tuesday, 9 November 2010

 Not content to rest on the accolades of an unprecedented decade of growth in research, UPEI researchers continue to make a difference in the world. Here’s a roundup of recent media stories featuring UPEI researchers.

Posted on Thursday, 21 October 2010

UPEI led the country in the last decade in both research income growth and research intensity growth, according to a new report by Re$earch Infosource. Research at UPEI now permeates every corner of campus. It brings the energy of new discovery into every classroom. 

Posted on Monday, 18 October 2010

 Join us for the 2010 Fulbright Lecture at UPEI, featuring Dr. Bobby Khan, physician and investigator at the Atlanta Clinical Research Centers.

Posted on Thursday, 7 October 2010

 Find out how to become a medical sleuth at the 2010 Gairdner Student Lecture at UPEI, and we’ll treat you to a tour of campus and lunch.