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UPEI Grad Class 2024 Mix and Mingle
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The UPEI Department of Alumni and Engagement hosted a social night on Tuesday, April 9 at the Fox & Crow, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. The event was held to help welcome the UPEI Class of 2024 to the UPEI alumni family and was open to all 2024 graduates and UPEI, Saint Dunstan’s University, and Prince of Wales College alumni.

photo of four women holding heart patches
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The UPEI community will be well represented by both alumni and staff at the national women’s curling championship—the Scotties Tournament of Hearts—taking place in Calgary, Alberta from February 16–25, 2024.

group of people standing in front of a bus
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Through the generosity of the UPEI Alumni Association and a donor, UPEI sponsored the attendance of 100 students at “A Conversation with Michelle Obama,” which took place in Halifax on October 18.

Group shot of participants at the 2022 UPEI Panther Golf Classic
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The 2023 UPEI Panther Golf Classic is Friday, June 23, at Fox Meadow Golf Course in Stratford. Presented by Stewart McKelvey, this is a fun day for participants that begins at 9:00 am with a shotgun start.

Former UPEI student and entrepreneur Nooshin Abedi was a member of one of three winning student-entrepreneur teams in the first-ever Panther Pitch UPEI event in 2021.
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The first-ever UPEI Panther Pitch competition took place two years ago as part of the Harry W. MacLauchlan Entrepreneurship Program. This year, UPEI's Experiential Education Department is re-offering the program through March, culminating in a pitch competition in May.

Amirah Oyesegun
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Earlier this month—Black History Month—the Canadian Broadcasting Company named five people 2023 Black Changemakers for Prince Edward Island. Four of the five have connections to the UPEI community.

Eireann Rigby (#15) celebrates UPEI's 1997-98 AUAA championship with her teammates.
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UPEI has announced that basketball great Eireann Rigby will be inducted into the UPEI Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, February 3, during a pre-game ceremony. The UPEI Women’s Basketball Panthers will play the Saint Mary’s University Huskies at home starting at 6:00 pm.

photo of Indigenous man wearing traditional Mi'kmaq regalia
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The University community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of alumnus Keptin John Joe Sark, LLD, on January 8.