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Media Releases

| Speakers

The next presentation in the Institute of Island Studies’ Island Lecture Series will feature Irish researcher Rory McCabe, Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, via Zoom on January 19, at 1 pm AST. McCabe will discuss the role and importance of music-making in island community life and vitality. 

| University

The University of Prince Edward Island partnered with Health PEI to host a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic on Thursday, December 10, 2020, after PEI Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison urged individuals 20–29 years of age living in the greater Charlottetown area to get tested.

| People

UPEI lowered the flags to half mast on January 4, 2021 in memory of Thomas Symons (UPEI LLD '83) and Dr. Larry Clark, retired adjunct professor of economics, who both passed away last week.

| Administration

The Vice-President Academic and Research and the Vice-President Administration and Finance issued a message on January 2, 2021, to employees that the University would lift restrictions in place before the holiday break and return to Stage Three of UPEI's Operational Ease-Back Plan.

| Students

The University of Prince Edward Island has established a three-tier system to deliver support, services, and access to entertainment and activities to students who are either self-isolating on PEI or not able travel home for the holiday break.

| People

UPEI research assistant Dr. Olive Bryanton gave remarks at the virtual launch of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Baseline Report for the Decade of Healthy Ageing, on December 17.

| Atlantic Veterinary College

A pan-Canadian research team, led by Drs. Javier Sanchez and Luke Heider, AVC’s Department of Health Management, is developing a surveillance program to measure antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on Canadian dairy farms, and the effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship protocols and programs. 

| People

Krystin Matters, who graduated from UPEI this spring with a major in Religious Studies and a minor in Asian Studies, has accepted a position as an assistant English language teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.

| Atlantic Veterinary College

The University of Prince Edward Island is proud to announce that Dr. Caroline Ritter, Assistant Professor of veterinary epidemiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College, has been appointed Canada Research Chair (CRC) specializing in veterinary social epidemiology. Dr. Ritter is also the recipient of a John R. Evans Leader Award (JELF) from the Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI).

| Athletics

In the face of the adversity of 2020, one Charlottetown athlete took advantage of an opportunity that may not have presented itself otherwise.