Faculty of Graduate Studies

Deciding to become a graduate student is a momentous, life-changing step. At the University of Prince Edward Island, we recognize that expanding your opportunities to grow also provides the building blocks for our institution to grow.

As UPEI expanded its programs and enrolment, we created the Faculty of Graduate Studies so that we can focus our energies on making this important step in your life the best experience possible. It will allow you to maximize your potential and expand your personal horizons while contributing to our collective vision of being a force for positive change in the world.

In March, the University Senate had to make the difficult decision to postpone the May Convocation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all disappointed that we are unable to celebrate this milestone in person right now, but we are excited to recognize the Class of 2020 in other ways!

View this message from the interim Dean of Graduate Studies to the Class of 2020.

Graduate students contribute to our most valued endeavours in academia including research, teaching, mentorship, and community outreach. These specific activities are changing as we evolve, but our core mission remains constant – to promote and enhance all aspects of the student experience at UPEI.

We interact with program coordinators to harmonize policies and practices across different disciplines, to provide a central source of information for both students and faculty, to support new program development, to promote research and scholarly work, and to give guidance to our graduate students. As always, we continue to explore new funding opportunities in support of graduate student stipends and scholarly expenses. 

Welcome to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island, the next amazing step in your scholarly adventure.

Dr. Larry Hammell 

UPEI Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professor and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) 
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