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dr. derek lawther
Mar 29, 2022 | Faculty, Success Story

Dr. Derek Lawther is one of the pillars of teaching in UPEI's Department of Physics and the undergraduate Science programs. He is a long standing member in Physics, and a major portion of his teaching is directed towards life sciences students in courses such as Physics for Life Sciences I and II, and Physics of the Human Body.

upei athletic director jane vessey
Feb 28, 2022 | Campus Spotlight

From student-athlete to senior administrator, Jane Vessey shares her ongoing UPEI journey.

upei biology professor patrick murphy
Feb 10, 2022 | Research, Faculty

Dr. Patrick Murphy has received a grant through the Canadian Cancer Society’s 2021 Atlantic Cancer Research (ACR) Grants competition for research into breast cancer.

upei professor and researcher bill montelpare standing in health sciences building stairwell in background
Feb 8, 2022 | Research, Faculty

A team led by Dr. William Montelpare, Margaret and Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health at UPEI, has been awarded a $500,000 grant to develop and implement a vaccine support program for Prince Edward Island.

upei graduate student olivier philips working at a table
Feb 8, 2022 | Research

Olivier Philips, an MSc student with Dr. Patrick Murphy in UPEI’s Department of Biology, is the first UPEI recipient of a graduate scholarship of $29,750 through BHCRI’s Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP).