Guided by the University Closure Policy, UPEI's senior administration takes the decision to delay, close, or remain open very seriously. In weather situations where the potential risk to UPEI’s students and employees, as well as property, is high, the University may “close*,” meaning classes and exams are cancelled and services are reduced. UPEI reminds students, faculty, and staff that there are several ways to keep informed about whether they need to come to campus or not during storms, inclement weather, or other adverse conditions.
Congratulations to Jenna Mae Ellsworth (Women’s Basketball) and Marcus Power (Men’s Hockey), the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the week for January 30-February 5!
President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz is in Ottawa February 6–7 attending University Canada’s Converge 2017, joining future innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from universities across the country. A highlight in Monday’s schedule included a question and answer session with the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, who explored what Canada can become in the next 50 years.
On Monday, February 6, 2017, students, staff, and faculty will gain access to certain areas of myUPEI, the portal which will eventually replace and expand the current online platform, UPEI Campus Login. In order to ensure a smooth transition period, the University is granting access to myUPEI mid-semester so that the campus community has sufficient time to become familiar with it. Visit the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) web page.
There will be lots of action on the court and in the rink this weekend for UPEI Panther fans. Coming off two big four-point wins over Acadia and Saint Mary’s this past weekend, the UPEI Women’s Basketball team hopes to keep the winning momentum going when it hosts the University of New Brunswick in a pair of games this Friday and Saturday at the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre.
President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz met with the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Cardigan's Member of Parliament and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, Hon. Lawrence MacAulay in Ottawa yesterday. Minister McKenna, who tweeted the photo from her Twitter account @cathmckenna, will be on the UPEI campus in June when she hosts a meeting of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an intergovernmental organization that facilitates environmental cooperation between Canada, Mexico, and the US.
At recent meetings, the UPEI Senate and Board of Governors approved a name change for the UPEI School of Business; effective immediately, the former “School” will now officially be called the UPEI Faculty of Business.
The UPEI and PWC community was saddened to hear that retired professor Dr. Harry Love passed away on January 28, 2017. Dr. Love had a constant and deep appreciation for UPEI. He graduated from Prince of Wales College in 1956 and continued his studies at Dalhousie University, where he completed a Masters and a PhD in mathematics. Dr. Love returned to PEI to teach mathematics at Prince of Wales College and UPEI from 1960 to 1997.
The student-led 2017 UPEI Relay For Life, held at UPEI’s Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre on January 20, raised over $14,000, all of which will be used to help Prince Edward Islanders who are dealing with cancer.
UPEI is rallying behind members of the Muslim community both on campus and across the country.
The University lowered the flags yesterday in front of Kelley Memorial Building to half-mast in honour of the victims of the shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday, January 29.