Program Delivery by Faculty

The Deans from each Faculty have worked with their faculty and staff to develop program and course delivery plans for their respective areas, summarized on this page. Students can learn more about the specific courses they have registered for by viewing “My Classes” in myUPEI.ca.

Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Nursing
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


Faculty of Arts

The primary mode of delivery for Arts programs for Fall 2020 will be online—the “web” designation on the official timetable. Notable exceptions are Music programs and the Doctor of Psychology program, which will have in-person components. The Faculty of Arts will be fully ready and prepared to adjust to this mode of delivery, and to make every effort to provide support to our students, and especially to new incoming students. If students have questions, they are encouraged to contact their Department Chair and/or Coordinator, as well as any member of the Arts faculty, or the Dean (Dr. Nebojsa Kujundzic, nkujundzic@upei.ca, 902-566-0310).

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Faculty of Business

All Business courses will be delivered online for Fall 2020 at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Activities will be provided to support students online and in person. If students have questions, they are encouraged to contact the Dean (Dr. Tarek Mady, business@upei.ca).

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Faculty of Education

The Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Education (Français langue seconde) programs will be delivered mostly online for Fall 2020. More details will be provided to students about opportunities to learn in-person, in support of practicum experiences. To enable an in-person experience, students will need to either have been living in PEI already, or will need to arrive on PEI on or before August 7, 2020 to self-isolate for two weeks.

The Master of Education, Global Perspectives program will also be delivered mostly online for Fall 2020. There will be opportunities to learn in person for some coursework that is related to pedagogical skills. To enable this in-person experience, students will need to either have been living in PEI already, or will need to arrive on PEI on or before August 24, 2020 to self-isolate for two weeks.  

If students have questions, they are encouraged to contact the Administrative Assistant (Alana MacGuigan, amacguigan@upei.ca,), Practice Teaching Coordinator (Carolyn Francis, crfrancis@upei.ca), or the Dean (Dr. Ron MacDonald, rjmacdonald@upei.ca).

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Master’s and doctoral programs with thesis requirements may need in-person research conducted. For more information about graduate program delivery, students are encouraged to contact their home faculty. Intake for the Master of Global Affairs program is being suspended for the 2020 Fall Academic Semester. 

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Faculty of Nursing

Throughout the Fall 2020 semester, Nursing students registered in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) programs will complete courses that will be a combination of in-person (on campus) and online (not on campus) learning activities as well as in-person clinical practice. 

Students must be in PEI to complete all components of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) programs. Most courses in the Master of Nursing (Thesis) program can be completed remotely, but in-person research may be required for the thesis component. If students have questions, they are encouraged to contact the Dean’s Administrative Assistant (Jenilyn DeLong, jdelong@upei.ca).

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Faculty of Science

In order to ensure that students can access courses safely and equitably, the Faculty of Science is delivering the lecture components for all courses online with a few exceptions for programs that have clinical placements like Dietetics and Radiography. 

The lab and tutorial components of many courses will also be delivered online where it is possible to offer effective and engaging experiences, but, for some courses, labs and tutorials will be offered in person. If students are unable to attend in person, they will be offered online versions of these labs and tutorials. There will be opportunities to connect with lab instructors and small groups of fellow students in an online format.  

If students have questions, they are encouraged to contact their Department Chair, Associate Dean, Coordinator, or the Dean (Dr. Nola Etkin, science@upei.ca, 902-566-0320).

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Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

Faculty and staff have reworked courses in order to offer them in Fall 2020 as part of a new learning model that will include a mixture of both online content delivery and in-person, on-campus activities. Our Industry Partnerships Group is actively working with partners and clients to recruit projects for our design clinics. The FSDE building is being prepared to accommodate this new model and to protect everyone’s health and safety. 

Students must be in PEI to complete engineering courses in the Bachelor program. For Master’s students, most courses can be completed remotely, however, in-person research may be required for the thesis component. If students have questions, they are encouraged to contact the Administrative Assistant, Student Experience (Christine Greening, cgreening@upei.ca) or the Interim Dean, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering (Wayne Peters, wpeters@upei.ca). 

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Students in the final (clinical) year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program will begin in-person rotations on July 6, 2020. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Atlantic Veterinary College) has worked with public health authorities and has travel, self-isolation, and return-to-training plans approved for these students. 

Similar procedures will be undertaken to ensure the safe return of our preclinical students in years 2 and 3 and our incoming students (year 1). Students in years 1-3 will have a combination of online and in-person course delivery.  If students have questions, they are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean Academic and Student Affairs (Dr. Leigh Lamont, llamont@upei.ca) or the Dean (Dr. Greg Keefe, gkeefe@upei.ca).

Visit the Atlantic Veterinary College website

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