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Media Releases

| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at UPEI is proud to announce that Dr. Darcy Shaw, professor emeritus, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Member Award awarded by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). The award was presented at the CVMA convention held in Calgary, Alberta, on June 26.

| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), Atlantic Region at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), is working with the Government of Prince Edward Island’s (PEI) Fish and Wildlife Division to help monitor one of our elusive resident bat species: the Northern Myotis. 

| Events

While Pride Month is celebrated in June in many areas of Canada, Pride is recognized on PEI and at UPEI in July as part of the national summer-long “Pride season.” Pride PEI—a not-for-profit organization that celebrates and promotes inclusion and diversity and educates and advocates on behalf of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community—organizes the PEI Pride Festival, which this year runs from July 12–21.

| Athletics

The University of Prince Edward Island is proud to announce that Shannon Gillis-Atkins will be the first Panther rugby representative to be inducted into the UPEI Sports Hall of Fame. This prestigious honour recognizes Gillis-Atkins for her outstanding contributions to the sport during her time from 1992–2015.

| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) will welcome future veterinarians for the next month at the 2024 Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp

| Athletics

After 25 seasons with the UPEI Panthers, men’s and women’s soccer coach Lewis Page is set to begin a new chapter with the Halifax Tides FC. The soccer team is a founding club in the Northern Super League, which is committed to excellence in women’s professional soccer in Canada.

| People

Three people connected to UPEI have been named to the Order of PEI, the province’s highest civilian honour. Kathryn Dau-Schmidt, Dr. Edward MacDonald and Reginald “Dutch” Thompson were selected for the Order of PEI from a field of 49 nominees. They will receive the insignia from Her Honour, Lieutenant-Government Antoinette Perry during a ceremony at Government House this fall. 

| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) celebrated staff members during its annual Ice Cream Social and honoured a retiree for their years of service. 

| Atlantic Veterinary College

To ensure a safe and enjoyable vacation for both dogs and their owners, the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) offers some tips for pet safety during summer travels.

| International

The UPEI Global Brigades Medical Chapter recently returned from a successful trip to Ghana where they volunteered their service to public health projects and mobile medical clinics in underserved communities from May 25 to June 4, 2024.