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Mayor Lee and President Abd-El-Aziz stand outside the School of Sustainable Design Engineering building before their tour.
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 10:15

His Worship Clifford Lee, Mayor of Charlottetown, recently visited the University of Prince Edward Island campus. President Abd-El-Aziz greeted the Mayor at his office where they discussed areas of possible collaboration. The visit included a tour of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering building, currently under construction, which will be completed in September 2016.

First elected to Charlottetown City Council in November of 1987, Mayor Lee has served consecutive...

Amin Suleman signs up for the Panthers while current "Bigger than Basketball" coach Adeel Sahibzada and UPEI Men's Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick look on.
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 21:50

University of Prince Edward Island men’s basketball coach Tim Kendrick is excited to announce that Warsame Mohamed and Amin Suleman have committed to join the Panthers. Both players currently play for the “Bigger Than Basketball Club” program in Toronto, Ontario.

Mohamed is a 6’7” forward who attended A.Y. Jackson High School.

Coach Kendrick comments, "We are very happy to be adding Warsame to our roster. He has a great deal of potential and is a very nice young man. He really understands team play and is willing to do what he can to help us be successful.”

Dr. Rob Snyder is president of the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 13:49

The 10th North Atlantic Forum and 27th Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) conference, entitled Building Community Resilience: Innovation, Culture, and Governance in Place, is being held in Summerside, September 16-19. 

Jasmine Jones, a point guard from Atlanta, Georgia, will join the Panthers for the 2015-16 season.
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 22:16

University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Basketball Head Coach Greg Gould is pleased to announce Jasmine Jones, a 5'8' guard from Atlanta, Georgia, has committed to the Panthers for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Jasmine is a quick, athletic point guard who comes from a winning high school program. She is a true point guard who looks to involve her teammates first. Her quickness and athleticism should make her an excellent...


The construction site for the new Engineering building was one of many stops along Minister Brown's tour of campus. Shown is President Abd-El-Aziz, Hon. Richard Brown, and Associate Dean of Engineering Nicholas Krouglicof.
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 08:56

The Honourable Richard Brown, Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning, recently toured campus at the invitation of the University.

Accompanied by President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz and PEI’s Executive Director of Post-Secondary and Continuing Education Susan MacKenzie, Minister Brown visited with the Vice-Presidents and CIO, and made stops at several buildings, meeting briefly with each of the Deans and the University Librarian. The visit was a high-level tour... 

UPEI Director of Athletics and Recreation Chris Huggan, far left, and Head Coach Tim Kendrick, far right, welcome Tim Butler and Jonathan Lane to the UPEI Men's Basketball coaching staff.
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 07:18

University of Prince Edward Island Men's Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick is excited to announce the addition of Tim Butler and Jonathan Lane to the Panther staff as assistant coaches. Coach Kendrick comments, 'I am very excited to have both of these fine young men join our coaching staff. After getting to know them better over the past couple of years, it was apparent to me that...

The Honourable Ed Holder and UPEI grant recipients
Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 09:43

Canada's Minister of State for Science and Technology, the Honourable Ed Holder, was on UPEI campus to announce the successful recipients of Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). Read the full release here.

Dr. Tim O'Neill
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 07:20

'What actions will we take now that our descendants will celebrate or regret in 150 years?' This question is at the heart of the fourth J.S. Palmer Conference being held at the University of Prince Edward Island September 3-4. 'Looking toward 2017 and celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday, we have partnered with the Watermark Theatre and their Canada 300 project to...

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 06:25

University of Prince Edward Island Men's Soccer coach Lewis Page is pleased to announce that Okanagan Valley, BC native Lucas Ross has committed to join the Panthers for the 2015-16 season. Midfielder Ross just finished his fifth year in the Vancouver Whitecaps school academy and completed his third year in the British Columbia Soccer Premier League. Commented Ross, 'I can't...

Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 12:49

The Department of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Student Diversity Office and the UPEI Rainbow Alliance, raised the pride flag on Monday, July 27, 2015 at noon time at the flag plaza near Kelley Memorial Building. A number of senior administrators, including President Abd-El-Aziz and Vice-Presidents Robert Gilmour and Jackie Podger, along with students, staff, and faculty attended the...