UPEI researchers measure a male Atlantic salmon in a PEI waterway
Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:06

The University of Prince Edward Island and the Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation have received $48,000 from the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) and $7,000 from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund for Atlantic salmon research, monitoring, and conservation in three rivers in Eastern PEI.

Kameron Kielly and Bailey Smith
Posted: Monday, April 8, 2019 - 09:09

UPEI’s Department of Athletics and Recreation celebrated the 2018–19 season at the 50th annual UPEI Athletic Awards Gala on Friday, April 5, recognizing outstanding student-athletes who have excelled in sport, the classroom, and serving the community. 

From left, Campaign Cabinet members John Horrelt, President Abd-El-Aziz, J. Gordon MacKay, Myrtle Jenkins-Smith, and Blair MacLauchlan (missing from photo: Donna Hassard and Ray Keenan)
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:55

Dr. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor, and J. Gordon MacKay, Chair of The INSPIRE! Campaign, announced today that through the support of alumni, friends, foundations, companies, and government, the University of Prince Edward Island has exceeded its campaign goal of $50 million.

Participants in a previous AVC Summer Academy program
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 15:05

The Atlantic Veterinary College is offering its annual AVC Summer Academy program from August 4–9, 2019.

Jessica Pottie is surrounded by pink scrub caps she made and sold to help fellow student Carolina Vicente, who is in treatment for cancer.
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 14:10

 Jessica Pottie, a third-year student at the Atlantic Veterinary College, loves to sew. When she heard that first-year student Carolina (Carl) Vicente had to suspend her veterinary education last fall because she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided to use her sewing skills for a good cause.

President Abd-El-Aziz speaks to students at the Delia School of Canada in Hong Kong
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 16:28

UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz returned to Canada today after a three-day visit to Hong Kong.

Over 100 farmers attend a seminar on the prevention and treatment of various conditions in cows, and ways to provide better nutritional management and cow comfort. The seminar was one of nine presented to over 1,000 farmers in total.
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:21

Dr. John VanLeeuwen, professor of epidemiology and ruminant health management at AVC, led a team of senior veterinary students to Kenya earlier this year, where they worked with smallholder dairy farmers and Kenyan veterinarians and veterinary students to improve the health and production of the farmers’ cattle. 

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 16:58

Dr. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island, and professor of chemistry, was recently named a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), a professional association in the United Kingdom with the goal of “advancing the chemical sciences.”


Senator Peter Harder
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 09:14

Join Senator Peter Harder on Wednesday, March 27 at 2:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge, SDU Main Building for a public lecture on the importance of Canada’s chamber of “second sober thought”, especially to smaller provinces. 

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 13:02

The following message was distributed earlier today to faculty, staff, and students. Dear members of the University Community, Yesterday, we observed the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which has taken place annually on March 21 since being proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966.


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