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Media Releases

| Research

The Maria S. Merian, one of the largest and most advanced research ships in the world, recently arrived in the Gulf of St. Lawrence for a survey of potential sources of undersea groundwater for Prince Edward Island.

| People

Dr. Trevor Jain has been awarded the 2021 John McCrae Memorial Medal, which recognizes current or former clinical health services personnel of the Canadian Armed Forces for exemplary service.

| Events

Join us for three days of activities during the first Concussion Awareness Week, September 27 to 29. Concussion Awareness week is organized by the UPEI Concussion Awareness Program (CAP), in collaboration with the PEI Department of Health and Wellness.

Concussion Awareness Week was established in January 2021 to increase concussion awareness by providing information and encouraging action across Canada.

| Athletics

Paige Chisholm and Nathan Chow are the UPEI Panther Subway Athletes of the Week for September 13 to 19.

| University

A message was sent to the University community from Dr. Judy Clark, Elder in Residence and Anne Bartlett, interim director of UPEI Student Affairs, providing ways to mark the first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, and National Truth and Reconciliation Week, September 27–October 1.

| Athletics

UPEI’s Cross Country team is looking to do more than just participate at meets. They’re looking to make some noise and turn some heads along the way.

| Athletics

The 2021–22 David Currie Jr. Panther Co-Educational Hockey Awards for Perseverance and Resolve were recently presented to Chiara Esposito, UPEI Women’s Hockey, and Fil Rydstrom, UPEI Men’s Hockey. Each student received $5,000 for excellence on and off the ice.

David Currie is a proud UPEI alumnus who was an outstanding member of the UPEI Men’s Hockey team. His focus, determination, and resolve allowed him to pursue a university education while playing a sport he loved. Currie is an accomplished information technology sales account professional who has worked and built relationships with most of Canada’s Fortune 100 companies and the Government of Canada. In the winter of 2020, Currie and his partner, Debbie Trew, decided to make an extraordinary contribution to UPEI’s hockey programs by creating the awards for extraordinary young hockey players.

| University

In this message to faculty and staff, UPEI's President and Vice-Chancellor provides submission rate statistics for the University's Attestation and Exemption Form, which is part of the process for the UPEI COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, and extends the deadline to September 19, 2021.

| Community

Amidst a global pandemic, UPEI’s Co-operative Education program had a landmark year with its highest number of students drawn from the widest variety of academic programs securing work term placements this summer.

| University

All members of the University community (faculty, staff, and students) who are going to be on campus from September to December are reminded that they must fill out the Attestation and Exemption Form at, regardless of their vaccination status.