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Media Releases

| Athletics

Jackie Podger, UPEI Vice-President Administration and Finance, announced in a message to the campus community that, with the completion of a recent search process, Jane Vessey has been appointed the University’s new Director of Athletics and Recreation, effective November 23, 2020, for a five-year term.

| Atlantic Veterinary College

Bat populations have been under siege in recent years because of the deadly white-nose syndrome, but researchers on Prince Edward Island got some good news earlier this fall. The eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis), a species not previously identified in the province, has been recorded in the PEI National Park.

| University

The offices of the Vice-President Academic and Research and Vice-President Administration and Finance issued an update to the University community on November 18, 2020, following an announcement by the Premier and Chief Public Health Officer that masks will become mandatory in indoor public spaces on PEI, effective November 20, 2020.

| Students

The University of Prince Edward Island has launched “UPEI Panther Pitch,” a program in which aspiring UPEI student entrepreneurs can submit their start-up idea for a chance to win a minimum of $5,000 in seed money, with up to a total of $45,000 being granted each year.

| People

Renowned journalist, columnist, editor, and philanthropist Norman Webster, who served as UPEI’s chancellor from 1996 to 2004, will launch his new book, Newspapering: 50 Years of Reporting from Canada and Around the World on November 26, 2020 at 7 pm ET.

| Events

UPEI’s Faculty of Business will hold an online information session for those interested in its Executive MBA program on Tuesday, November 24, at 5 pm.

| Research

The Institute of Island Studies (IIS) at UPEI is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 Island Insights Series, an initiative led by the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) and the Institute of Island Studies (IIS), in collaboration with Island Innovation.

| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College has expanded the veterinary medical services it offers to include behaviour medicine. Leading the new service is Dr. Karen Overall, associate professor of behaviour medicine at AVC.

| Athletics

The Gray Group, Fox Meadow Golf Course in Stratford, and the UPEI Cross Country team invite members of the public to come out and give cross-country running a try at beautiful Fox Meadow on Saturday, November 14.

| Music

Join the PEI Symphony Orchestra on November 22, at 2:30 pm, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts as they present chamber performances by two new Charlottetown residents, including UPEI’s recently appointed assistant professor of piano, Magdalena von Eccher.