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Media Releases

| University

In this message to the campus community, Board of Governors Chair Shannon MacDonald gives an update on the external review of board governance at UPEI.

| University

Dr. Angelina Weenie, from Sweetgrass Nation, Saskatchewan, has been appointed dean of the UPEI Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies (IKERAS) for a five-year term effective July 1, 2024.

| Events

On Wednesday, April 10, six UPEI student teams pitched their business concepts in front of a live audience for a share of $62,000 in prize money during the annual MacLauchlan Panther Pitch Competition. The competition for entrepreneurial undergraduate and graduate students is coordinated each year by UPEI’s Student Entrepreneurship Hub and is part of the Harry W. MacLauchlan Entrepreneurship Program.

| Athletics

The UPEI Panthers Cheer Team ended their season on a high note, becoming national champions for the third consecutive year after competing at the Collegiate Median National Championship division of the CheerExpo National Cheerleading Championship 2024. The event took place from April 5 to 7 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

| Research

UPEI awarded research grants totalling $62,788 to 13 faculty members in 2024. Five received internal research grants (IRG), six Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Explore research grants (SERG), and two Lévesque human health internal research grants.

| Research

Ant-inspired robots, the experiences of temporary foreign workers on PEI, and modelling for energy efficiency cost savings for property owners were the focus of prize-winning 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) presentations by UPEI graduate students on April 11, 2024.

| Academics

University students from across Atlantic Canada learned about environmental research taking place in the region during the 2024 Science Atlantic Environment conference hosted by UPEI’s Environmental Studies program last month.

| Alumni

The UPEI Department of Alumni and Engagement hosted a social night on Tuesday, April 9 at the Fox & Crow, W.A. Murphy Student Centre. The event was held to help welcome the UPEI Class of 2024 to the UPEI alumni family and was open to all 2024 graduates and UPEI, Saint Dunstan’s University, and Prince of Wales College alumni.

| People

In February 2024, the UPEI Engineering Brigades Club traveled to Honduras where they designed a water system for the rural community of La Brea.

| Academics

Dr. Suzanne Kresta, a native of PEI, has been appointed as the Dean of the UPEI Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering for a five-year term, effective September 1, 2024.