UPEI Chancellor Don McDougall, at right, with Kings College principal David Sylvester (photo courtesy of Western University)
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 09:42

Sixteen distinguished individuals, including UPEI’s very own chancellor, Dr. Don McDougall, received honorary degrees when Western University hosted its Convocation this spring.

Chancellor McDougall received a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.) at the June 14, 2016 ceremony.  (Western University has 16 convocation ceremonies.)

Dr. Robert Gilmour, Dr. Travis Saunders, Dr. Debbie MacLellan, Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, Dr. Andrew Tasker, Dr. Greg Keefe
Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 09:18

The University of Prince Edward Island named two of its distinguished faculty members as the recipients of the Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Research Professorships in Nutrisciences and Health.

Dr. Lisa Chilton and Dr. Edward MacDonald
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 15:01

Two distinguished faculty members from UPEI’s Department of History were honoured with national awards at the recent Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities conference in Calgary. 

Cape Breton native Andrea Mahoney will join the Panthers in September.
Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:35

University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Soccer Coach Graeme McDonald is pleased to announce that Sydney River, Nova Scotia native Andrea Mahoney has committed to the Panthers for 2016–17.

Mahoney played high school soccer for the Riverview Reds, the 2015 provincial champions. She has been part of the Nova Scotia provincial program from 2014–16 and currently plays with Cape Breton FC.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 08:02

University of Prince Edward Island Director of Athletics and Recreation Chris Huggan announced today that British Columbia native John LaBoyne will be the new head coach for the varsity UPEI Women’s Rugby team. The position became available earlier this year when Coach Shannon Atkins advised UPEI that she is moving, ironically, to British Columbia to pursue a new career opportunity.


Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 16:14

The University of Prince Edward Island and the UPEI Faculty Association are pleased to announce their joint commitment to return to the negotiating table. 

Cynthia Good
Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 14:08

Have you started–or completed—a manuscript and you’re not sure what your next steps should be? Cynthia Good is a former president, publisher, and editorial director of Penguin Books Canada, and currently the Director of Student and Industry Initiatives for the Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College in Toronto.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 18:39

On Tuesday, June 14, the University will raise the pride flag at the UPEI flag plaza in front of Kelley Memorial Building and then lower all flags to half-mast to honour and remember the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. This observance coincides with the vigil that Pride P.E.I. is hosting Tuesday evening at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown at 8 pm.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:14

The Faculty of Education at UPEI, Learning for Sustainable Futures (LSF) and Natural Curiosity invites elementary teachers, school administrators, and systems leaders to a two-day professional institute to explore inquiry-based learning and transformative pedagogies.

The bobolink is listed as a threatened species on PEI. (Photo by John MacDonald, used by creative commons agreement)
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016 - 09:47

A research project at UPEI is investigating the willingness of private landowners on Prince Edward Island to protect species at risk on their private land.