UPEI students, staff, and faculty participate in Orange Shirt Day

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

UPEI joined schools across the country recently to mark Orange Shirt Day on September 29. Orange Shirt Day is an annual day of commemoration to continue the discussion about residential schools and their impacts.

“University of Prince Edward Island students, staff, and faculty are really stepping up these days to recognize past injustices in Canada,” said Dr. Ron MacDonald, dean of the Faculty of Education at UPEI, which took the lead in the Orange Shirt Day events at UPEI. “More than 350 people from UPEI and the community donned orange shirts as a way to honour residential school survivors during Orange Shirt Day. It is important to tangibly represent this support in this small way, as well as to keep this support every day of the year."

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island. UPEI is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

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