Spotlights

UPEI is a place built on stories, from student success, to faculty and staff honours, to ground-breaking research. In UPEI Spotlights, you can read and watch videos about the important things that make UPEI unique.

Our Stories

upei chemistry graduate maggie leclair working in a laboratory
Sep 16, 2022 | Students, UPEI Viewbook

After completing an honours project in natural product chemistry, Maggie hopes to become a physician in the future.

zoe furlotte at the canadian centre for climate change and adaptation
Sep 16, 2022 | Students, UPEI Viewbook

Zoe discovered a passion for studying climate change at UPEI after moving to the Island from New Brunswick.

upei engineering student prabhakar bholah standing in the faculty of sustainable design engineering building
Sep 16, 2022 | Students, UPEI Viewbook

Following his father's advice to study in North America, Prabhakar travelled from Mauritius to join UPEI's unique engineering program.

alex gallant-wood working in a kitchen laboratory
Sep 12, 2022 | Success Story

"If given the chance to choose again, I would 100% pick UPEI’s Foods and Nutrition and Dietetic Internship programs!"

chris vessey
Aug 25, 2022 | Faculty

Chris Vessey is a Systems Administrator, Laboratory Instructor, and a Sessional Instructor in the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at UPEI. Older than dirt itself, he’s been around UPEI in a teaching capacity since 2000, but also had a stint from 1990 to1995 as a User Services Support Technician in what is now called ITSS.