Dr. Karen Samis thinks a lot about borders. Specifically, the borders that define the geographical range of plants.
“Each plant has an area where it grows, and an area where it does not. But what stops the plant from going further into new territory?” she asks. “My cousin once joked it was a lack of public transportation.”
Dr. Jason Pearson is not what you think. Yes, he is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at UPEI, but if that title conjures images in your mind of lab coats, test tubes, and Bunsen burners, think again.
“Something started killing farmed Atlantic salmon in Chile in about 2007,” says Dr. Fred Kibenge, Professor of Virology at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College. “And it was thought to be a bacterial disease, so they treated with antibiotics. But the fish kept dying.”
Hard to pronounce, but even harder to live up to: Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, or I.Q., is the concept of Inuit traditional knowledge. As the territory of Nunavut tries to use I.Q. to guide itself in areas of public policy, UPEI is working with an award-winning filmmaker to track I.Q. among its next generation of leaders.
Guest post by Dr Irene Novaczek, Institute of Island Studies, about the Time and A Place Conference at UPEI (June 13-18), which explores environmental histories, environmental futures, and Prince Edward Island.
Dr. Ian Dowbiggin, Professor of History at UPEI, has a lot of ideas. And when he has an idea, it often turns into a book. In this case, it’s a talk about a future book about the history of anxiety disorders.