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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 15:45

UPEI President and Vice Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz joined Universities Canada and colleagues from across the country in commenting on the federal budget tabled by the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, in the House of Commons on March 22, 2017.

Ernest Smith, "The Three Sisters and the Jo'ka:o' Turning the Squash to Ripen", watercolour, 1937, from the collections of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:30

Four faculties at the University of Prince Edward Island have announced a joint initiative that will support efforts to indigenize the curriculum. This is another step being undertaken by the University to honour its commitment to the recommendations and calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report.

The Faculty of Education, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, and School of Nursing will create The Sisters’ Teaching and Knowledge Garden, a place where ancient seeds of knowledge are planted and where new knowledge is sown and grown.

M. Stacy Hanrahan
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 14:08

M. Stacy Hanrahan, the representative for the Congregation of Notre Dame (CND) to the United Nations, will be at UPEI to give a presentation on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s 2030 Development Agenda.

Dr. Sarah Gallagher (Photo from Twitter)
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:33

Dr. Sarah Gallagher, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Western Ontario, will be at UPEI as part of the 2017 Canadian Association of Physicists Lecture Tour. 

Annabelle Charron
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 14:14

University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Basketball head coach Greg Gould is pleased to announce Annabelle Charron has committed to the Panthers for the 2017-18 season.

An Indigenous dancer participates in the Connecting Aboriginal Cultures event at UPEI.
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:06

The University of Prince Edward Island took further steps today to honour the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report when President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz announced plans for an Indigenous advisory group. “UPEI is committed to being fully aware of the role our institution must play in promoting a better understanding of Aboriginal history and culture, and supporting respectful relationships based on mutual understanding with members of our Indigenous community,” said President Abd-El-Aziz.

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:46

It's still winter, but that doesn't mean that ticks are still asleep. March is Tick Awareness Month. Check out Dr. Marti Hopson's CBC Pets and People column about ticks and Lyme Disease!

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:37

Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Prince Edward Island, announced today that four exceptional leaders in their respective fields will be awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degrees at Convocation ceremonies on May 13, 2017. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon Indigenous leader and Elder Ms. Judith Clark of York, PEI; business and community leader Mr. Stan MacPherson of Charlottetown; UPEI past-president and professor emeritus Dr. Elizabeth Epperly of Wolfville, Nova Scotia; and SDU alumnus and business owner Mr. Allan Curran of Bay Shore, New York.

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 13:54

UPEI’s Faculty of Business will hold an information session for those interested in its Executive MBA program. The event will be Wednesday, April 5 at 5:00 pm at The Gallery in The Guild in Charlottetown.

Dr. Adam Johnston
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:34

The Government of Canada has made a more than $51 million investment in research equipment across the country through the most recent round of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Among the projects supported is one led by Dr. Adam Johnston, an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at UPEI. 

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