Chancellor of the University

The Chancellor is the volunteer, titular head of the University of Prince Edward Island and a member of the Board of Governors. The Chancellor of the University presides over convocations; confers all degrees, diplomas, and certificates; and acts as an important liaison between the University and the wider community.

The Chancellor is a distinguished person who has an expressed interest in and commitment to the University and reflects its spirit, vision, and values.

Since 2018, the role of Chancellor has been held by the Honourable Catherine Callbeck, CM, OPEI, LLD.

“Serving as Chancellor of the University over the past five years has been extremely rewarding. I was deeply honoured by this opportunity to become more involved in the University community and to become an ambassador for UPEI. A highlight of my term has been the chance to connect with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who appreciate a UPEI education, embrace our University’s values, and aspire to make our campus, community, and world a better place.”

—Hon. Catherine Callbeck, Chancellor, University of Prince Edward Island

Search for a new Chancellor

The University of Prince Edward Island sincerely thanks the Honourable Catherine Callbeck, CM, OPEI, LLD, upon completion of her term of dedicated service to the University as Chancellor.

The University has now initiated the search for an outstanding individual to fulfill the terms of this prestigious role and invites nominations for the position of Chancellor for a renewable four-year term ending June 30, 2027.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in their chosen field and in overall service to the community at large. They will have a strong public presence and profile. Current UPEI employees or students are not eligible. Nominations should include the nominee’s city/town and province of residence, profession, relationship to UPEI and Prince Edward Island, and involvement in the private and/or public sector, as well as biographical information that would assist the selection committee.

Nominations must be forwarded in confidence, no later than Monday, June 5, 2023, to or in care of the Board of Governors, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3. Enquiries may be directed to