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Veg PEI community vegan potluck

If you are vegan or vegan-curious, you are welcome to join fellow Islanders at Veg PEI’s monthly c [ ... ]

Better Together LGBTQ2+ Adult drop in

PEERS Alliance, in partnership with Holland College, UPEI, and Women's Network PEI will hold LGBTQ2+ [ ... ]

Irish Heritage Short Courses
Mondays in February

The Benevolent Irish Society is sponsoring a series of Irish Heritage related short courses. On Mondays in February, those interested in Irish history and heritage will have an opportunity to delve a little deeper into their area of interest. No tests are involved and no previous knowledge of the subject is required. This is learning for the love of learning in an informal and fun atmosphere. Cian O Morain will present an Overview of Traditional Irish Music. Cian has a Masters Degree in Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick in Ireland. Patrick Fitzgerald will lead a group in Exploring Celtic Spirituality. Tony Dolan will present his course on Irish Family Names. This short course explores the origins, history, and meaning of Irish family names. The final course will be Irish History (1500–Present) led by George O’Connor. Courses run from 7–9 pm at the Hon. Edward Whelan Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown. Everyone is welcome. Info/register: with course leaders; George, 902-566-3273, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summerside's Role in Ban The Automobile: Instrument of Death
February 20

Author Rudy Croken will present a noon hour talk on the role that Summerside residents played in the uprising against, and the eventual acceptance of, that “Instrument of Death” known as The Automobile. Two of the first internal combustion automobiles to come to Prince Edward Island were brought to Summerside in 1905 by J. A. MacMillan, president of the Merchant Bank and T. B. Grady and Frank Compton who together owned a 1903 Ford. By 1908 there were only 7 automobiles on PEI, but farmers and their businessmen supporters resisted the automobile with great vigour, demanding and getting a complete province-wide ban. This was followed by a partial ban as the inevitable loomed. Eventually Town Council asked the Provincial Government to allow the running of automobiles on its streets 7 days a week. Summerside newspapers weighed in, choosing sides in this bitter struggle. Find out which Summerside families supported the Automobile and which families were opposed and how that changed over the course of a few years. The author will have copies of his book, Ban The Automobile: Instrument of Death, on hand for anyone wanting the rest of the story. The talk will take place at Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street in Summerside on February 20 from 12–12:45 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clyde River History Lecture Series
February 24

The 6th annual Clyde River history lecture series continues on select Saturdays at Riverview Community Centre, 718 Clyde River Road. All are welcome. All presentations will be followed by refreshments and a social time. These events are a great chance to get out in the winter to learn about and discuss our interesting local history. The museum will be open to view Clyde River artifacts and heritage photos. For more information on this series, please contact Vivian Beer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. On February 24 from 1:30–3:30 pm, Dr. Lewis Newman will present "Changes and Improvements in Medicine & Medical Technology in my Time." Dr. Newman's presentation will reference vaccines, Small Pox, Malaria, Polio, artificial limbs, artificial joints, organ transplants, thermometers, endoscopies, CT/MRI/PET scans, blood glucose monitoring, insulin pump, cataract surgery, key-hole surgery, artificial insemination, oral contraceptives, and gene therapy. He will also touch on the Tuberculosis pandemic that affected almost all Island families in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

PEI History of Medicine Society
March 14

"Death on the Miramichi: Community Responses to Sick Immigrants in Mid-Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick," will be presented by Dr. Lisa Chilton of the UPEI History Department on March 14 at 7 pm in the Main Faculty Lounge, UPEI.

Early in the shipping season of 1847, an unanticipated immigrant ship arrived on the Miramichi River, at Chatham. The Looshtauk ought to have gone to Quebec City, but fate intervened in the form of a devastating typhus epidemic. There weren't enough crew left standing to navigate the St. Lawrence by the time the Atlantic had been crossed, so Chatham became the ship's final destination. In this talk, Dr. Chilton explores how the people of Chatham and beyond responded to the arrival of a ship carrying death in their midst as an entry point for a discussion about relations between host communities and newcomers in nineteenth-century Canada. All are welcome. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-566-0404

UPEI's Research on Tap: Dr. Andrew Carrothers
March 20

On March 20, Dr. Andrew Carrothers is presenting his work at UPEI's Research on Tap to be held on March 20. His presentation, "The Impact of Public Scrutiny on Executive Compensation: Evidence from the Financial Crisis," will examine the impact of public scrutiny on executive compensation using the unique opportunity provided by the 2008 financial crisis and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). It introduces novel data on executive perks at S&P (Standard and Poors) 500 firms from 2006 to 2012. Overall, the results are consistent with increased public scrutiny having lasting impact on perks and temporary impact on monetary compensation, and with legislated compensation restrictions having temporary impact on monetary compensation. Changes in specific perks items provide evidence on which perks firms perceive as excessive and which provide common value. 

The financial crisis of 2008 is arguably the largest global macroeconomic shock since the Great Depression. There is widespread blame for the crisis on excessive risk-taking by executives at financial institutions, with accusations that the structure of compensation plans incented these executives to embrace risks. Over past decades, compensation committees of company boards of directors adjusted the structure of pay packages with the express purpose of minimizing agency conflict by aligning interests of top executives and shareholders. Yet, it is these very compensation plans that became the subject of heated criticism. Calls for reform of executive compensation are widespread in academic, political, and public circles, and are coincident with a dramatic increase in executive compensation since the 1980s. Compensation reformists became increasingly vocal as scrutiny of executive pay intensified in the wake of the financial crisis.

Research on Tap will take place from 6:30–7:30 pm on March 20 at The Wave in UPEI's WA Murphy Student Centre, 550 University Ave, Charlottetown.

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