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Media Releases

| Research

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced support through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) earlier this year for research that originated at UPEI’s Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering.

| Students

The Associate Vice-President of Students and Registrar issued a message to students on October 7, 2020 to advise them of  travel and self-isolation requirements if they leave and wish to return to PEI during the Thanksgiving Weekend and Fall Reading Week.

| People

Olive Bryanton, PhD, LLD, can now add the post-nominal letters “OPEI” to her name. The octogenarian from Hampshire received the insignia of the Order of Prince Edward Island in a ceremony on September 30, 2020, at Government House in Charlottetown.

| Department Updates

Denis Gaudet, a 2018 graduate of UPEI’s Master in Global Affairs program, has been offered a position at the United Nations in Ottawa.

| Community

In this Message from the President to the UPEI community, Dr. Abd-El-Aziz writes about Treaty Day, which is celebrated annually on October 1 to promote awareness about the Peace and Friendship Treaties that were signed in the 1700s between the Mi'kmaq and the British Crown.

| People

In early May, as the rest of the world was just getting used to the idea of life grinding to a halt due to COVID-19, one group of UPEI students was just getting revved up.

| University

The cultural legacy of PEI’s Irish community will be in the spotlight on Sunday, October 4, when the UPEI Robertson Library and the Benevolent Irish Society of PEI (BIS) co-host a public launch of a digital collection of oral history interviews and lectures. The launch will be held at the BIS Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Road, Charlottetown, from 2–4 p.m. This event is free, but attendance is limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Advance registration is required. To register, contact Paula Kenny at 902-629-0340 or, or submit a message at, using “RSVP October launch” in the subject line.

| Events

The Institute of Island Studies at UPEI is delighted to announce that the annual Island Lecture Series will be hosted online for the upcoming 2020–2021 season.

| Academics

In a message to the campus community issued on September 25, 2020, the interim Vice-President Academic and Research announced that the University Senate has unanimously decided that UPEI will continue with a blended delivery model for the 2021 Winter Academic Semester, but that opportunities for additional in-person experiences and activities will continue to be explored.