Working at UPEI

Beginning in March 2020, the pandemic forced all faculties and departments at UPEI to adapt existing plans and develop new procedures and protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of students, staff, faculty, and future visitors. After operating under an essential services model for two months, the University unveiled UPEI’s Operational Ease-Back Plan—Planning the Way Forward in May 2020, which outlined a three-stage approach to returning to working, teaching, learning, and conducting research on campus. While we aligned the plan with guidance from PEI Chief Public Health Office (PEI-CPHO), the public health authority on PEI, we also introduced our own unique measures to ensure the safety of our vast and diverse community of students, staff, and faculty.

UPEI safely welcomed students, faculty, and staff back to campus in September for the 2021 Fall Academic Semester and is actively preparing for the 2022 Winter Academic Semester. The operational plans for the 2021 Fall Academic Semester have been consolidated and summarized on these "Safe Return to Campus—2021–2022" web pages and will remain in place for the 2022 Winter Academic Semester. In many ways, "Safe Return to Campus—2021–2022" serves as a replacement to UPEI’s Operational Ease-Back Plan, which addressed the return to campus in 2020.

The University will continue to introduce additional measures, when necessary, to ensure the health and safety of those on campus. If you are working on-campus, familiarize yourself with the following:

Human Resources has also developed a FAQ for employees, which is available on