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The late Frank Pigot, a UPEI retiree, was named a UPEI Founder in 2004.
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 18:16

The University of Prince Edward Island community, and especially the UPEI Robertson Library, was saddened to learn of the recent death of UPEI Founder Franklin L. (“Frank”) Pigot.

“Students, faculty, and researchers near and far continue to benefit from Frank’s work with our archival and special collections,” said Donald Moses, University Librarian.

UPEI employee and alumna Freya Qi and student Jiahiu Huang welcomed guests at UPEI's New Year's Day Levee. UPEI music students, seen in the background, sang carols as levee-goers waited to greet members of the receiving line.
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 15:23

The University of Prince Edward Island and UPEI Alumni Association continued their time-honoured tradition of hosting a New Year's Day Levee on January 1. UPEI’s version of the social event—held at the School of Sustainable Design Engineering—proved yet again to be a popular stop for levee-goers.

A group of international students and alumni provided a helpful hand as they welcomed members of the community, wrote out presentation cards, and helped to collect and hang up coats while several UPEI music students, attired in Victorian dress, sang seasonal carols.

Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:10

Both UPEI hockey teams are returning from the holiday break with new energy and feeling optimistic about the second half of the season. 

Sapphire MacPhee, AVC's wellness facilitator, and Dr. Tammy Muirhead, director of wellness programming
Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 08:48

For the first time, the Atlantic Veterinary College has hired a wellness facilitator. Sapphire MacPhee has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Dalhousie University and has worked in the areas of preventing problem gambling and family violence. She is very interested in health and wellness and is currently working on a certificate in this field.

Don and Marion McDougall Hall
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 09:31

Teams from the UPEI Faculty of Business had a tremendous showing at the eleventh annual Montreal Exchange’s Options Trading Simulation. 

AVC interns Dr. Marika Wagner (left) and Dr. Shelly Shamir (right) with Larry and Lisa Walsh, and Lupina
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 15:42

Christmas came early for Larry and Lisa Walsh, of Second North River, New Brunswick, when their dog, Lupina, recovered the use of her legs after suffering a severe neck injury seven weeks ago.

Neal Connaughton (left), son of Robert Connaughton Sr., presents third-year UPEI business student Colin Trewin with the inaugural Robert J. Connaughton Sr. Memorial Award.
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 15:25

Third-year University of Prince Edward Island business student Colin Trewin is the winner of the inaugural Robert J. Connaughton Sr. Memorial Award.

Some Weather We’re Having! The 2018 PEI weather trivia calendar
Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 14:40

UPEI’s Climate Research Lab is proud to launch the 2018 edition of its PEI weather trivia calendar. 

Dr. Lisa Chilton and Dr. Robert Dennis
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:56

The L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History has announced its first-ever list of associates for 2017–2020. Among the first cohort are two distinguished members of UPEI’s Faculty of Arts: Dr. Lisa Chilton and Dr. Robert Dennis.

UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz; Robert K. Irving, President of Cavendish Farms; Ron Clow, General Manager, Cavendish Farms; and Myrtle Jenkins-Smith, Executive Director, UPEI Development and Alumni Engagement
Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 09:03

Cavendish Farms has announced a $2 million donation to the University of Prince Edward Island’s School of Sustainable Design Engineering to support sustainable farming solutions in the agricultural industry.

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