The following message was sent to UPEI students via their @upei email accounts on behalf of UPEI Student Affairs on March 26, 2023.
Hello UPEI Students,
With the continuation of the UPEI Faculty Association strike, we are reaching out to ensure that you know we are open for service and are here to support you.
It’s also important to know that during a faculty strike—while classes, labs, instruction, etc. are suspended—the University remains open, and students are welcome to be on campus. Also, assignments, tests, quizzes, that were assigned or scheduled prior to the labour action will not be due or take place during the strike. We encourage you to continue reading, studying, and completing work so that you will be prepared to return to class when the strike ends.
This schedule of events is for the week of March 27 to 31 and all sessions are open to all UPEI students. More events will be added at a later date if needed. We will navigate this strike period together.
Q&A Station for Students during the UPEI Faculty Association strike
Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
W.A. Murphy Student Centre concourse
Staff from Dalton Hall will be on hand to help answer questions and let you know of the different supports and services available to you during the strike period.
Campus Life Program
In person: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Day Lounge, W.A. Murphy Student Centre
Come hang out with fellow students—we have both in-person and online options!
- Monday Day: Card Games
- Tuesday Night: Discord Game Night
- Wednesday Day: Plant Giveaway + Pot Painting w/UPEISU Mental Health
- Thursday Night: Gartic Phone Online
- Friday Day: Monopoly
- Friday Night: Connect-4 Tournament
- Free employment-related workshops
- The Career and Summer Job Fair, previously scheduled for April 4, has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
In-Person Study Hall
Wednesday, March 29, from 1:00–3:00 pm; Andrew Hall 142
Mawi’omi Indigenous Student Centre
Tuesday, March 28, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Drop by Mawi’omi Centre, 5th floor, Dalton Hall, for tea and teachings, and to learn more about Indigenous culture.
Thursday, March 30, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
We will be hosting a vision board workshop in collaboration with the Campus Peer Support Program in the Mawi’omi Centre, 5th Floor Dalton Hall.
Campus Peer Support Program
All students are welcome to drop in anytime during our Campus Peer Support sessions. Come chat and debrief with peers who can empathize and share coping strategies and resources. Small group or one-to-one conversations are available—whatever you need. Our peer supporters are trained, friendly, and want to help.
Where: 5th floor, Dalton Hall, Mawi’omi Indigenous Student Centre
When: Drop in anytime on
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday between 1:00 and 4:00 pm
- Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 6:00 and 9:00 pm
Come once, come as often as you like. We’re here to listen.
For more information about services available during the strike, as well as frequently asked questions about how the strike might impact you as a student, please see the Student FAQs page on the UPEI labour relations website.