Community Outreach

High School Physics Enrichment Program

The High School Physics Enrichment Program (HSPEP) is a unique opportunity for high-performing students with an interest and aptitude for physics. Students can accelerate their academic development while gaining UPEI credit and competing for a UPEI full-course tuition credit. The program runs concurrently with the school year (October to June).

For more information about the High School Physics Enrichment Program, contact:

Derek Lawther
(902) 566-0338

Astronomy public viewings

The Department of Physics hosts monthly public telescope viewings at its observatory during the fall and winter semesters and solar telescope viewings during the summer semester. The times for the viewings will vary from month to month depending on the daylight hours. Viewings for school and community groups can also be arranged provided that time and weather permits. Please check our main astronomy information blog or follow us on Twitter @UPEIAstronomy or Facebook

For more information about astronomy public viewings, contact:

Megan Glover
(902) 566-0745

School or community visits

Departmental faculty currently visit all school levels and groups upon request. We give demonstrations, information and short lectures about various topics in physics. We are also active with university campus outreach initiatives such as the science fair, and the Vet College Open House.

For more information about school and community visits, contact:

Dr. Bill Whelan, Chair
(902) 566-0419