News

A chronological list of UPEI media releases. Enter keywords in the "search" box to find applicable releases.

Media Releases

| University

In the 11th labour relations update, which was also emailed to faculty and staff, the University shared information about the status of negotiations with the UPEI Faculty Association.

| Community

In his holiday message, President Keefe reflects on how it feels to be together in-person once again, and what makes the UPEI community so special. 
 

| University

The University of Prince Edward Island held its 21st Recognition of Founders ceremony on Monday, December 19, 2022, in The McCain Foundation Learning Commons, Atlantic Veterinary College, to acknowledge those who have contributed to the University in a significant way.

| PD/Wellness

The University of Prince Edward Island is the first university in the country to launch a project working to eradicate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Canada. I’m Ready to Know is an initiative of REACH Nexus, a national research group working on how to address HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in Canada. The project has targeted a number of universities, and UPEI is the first one to complete the contract and training and to offer services.

| People

Congratulations to Dr. Jerry Wang, director of recruitment and advisement and the International Student Office at UPEI, on receiving an award from the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) for his service to the organization.

| Department Updates

UPEI's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SV-PRO) is a safe and confidential space where students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual violence can obtain support. The SV-PRO connects people with services that are trauma-informed and suited to their individual needs.

| Music

From December 27–29, 2022, over 60 former members of the UPEI Wind Symphony, representing graduating classes from 1972–2022, will gather at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall to reconnect, rehearse, and perform. Most of the alumni are professional musicians representing diverse careers in the music discipline.

| University

Read the UPEI At Issue #2 brief about "Faculty Salaries at UPEI" here. This and other information can also be found on the Resources and Issues section of the UPEI Labour Relations web pages. 

| Athletics

U SPORTS announced today that 23 student-athletes, including UPEI Men’s Hockey Panthers TJ Shea, Kyle Maksimovich, and Matt Brassard, have been selected to play for Team Canada in men’s hockey at the 2023 Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) Winter World University Games in Lake Placid, New York. The 31st edition of the FISU Games is set for January 11–22, with the men’s hockey event running from January 12–22.

| Athletics

The UPEI Women’s Rugby Panthers have recruited Kiley Brow, a 17-year-old from Saint John, New Brunswick, who plays the prop position and brings a wealth of talent to the team.