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Media Releases

| 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.

| Atlantic Veterinary College

A new book by UPEI professor Michelle Evason is helping keep dogs and their owners safe. As the geographic ranges of ticks rapidly expand in Central, Eastern, and Atlantic Canada, it is important to understand the different tick-borne diseases in dogs and how to treat them. Published by Island Studies Press, Tick-borne Disease in Dogs is an invaluable reference for veterinarians and dog owners.

| People

Dr. Jean Mitchell, Chair of the Sociology/Anthropology department at UPEI, shares words of remembrance about her friend and former colleague, Dr, Tom Trenton, who passed away on September 17, 2020.

| Students

Seven universities in Atlantic Canada are co-ordinating efforts to engage and support student entrepreneurs by hosting virtual workshops this fall.

| Research

Students in UPEI’s Kinesiology 3430 class are seeking participants to take part in a four-week exercise training program.

| Athletics

The University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College announced today that they will be co-hosting an inter-provincial varsity soccer league for both their men’s and women’s soccer teams.

| People

UPEI Founder Verner Smitheram pays tribute to his former colleague and dear friend, Dr. Andy Robb, Professor Emeritus of History and Canadian Studies, who passed away on September 4, 2020. The University of Prince Edward Island has lowered the flags to half-mast in his memory.