Physics Spotlights

Read more about the amazing students, faculty, and staff of UPEI's Physics program!

upei lab technician and instructor megan glover in a laboratory
Jun 22, 2022 | Profile, Success Story

As a Laboratory Technician in both Engineering and Physics, Megan supports student learning through instruction and supervision of engineering science and physics activities in laboratory settings. She provides support to faculty with the design and set-up of lab activities, and she also maintains the equipment used in teaching laboratories and organizes outreach activities. 

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 physics student desiree rehel
Apr 29, 2021 | Success Story

Desiree Rehel is a fourth-year Physics student who recently won an award at a national undergraduate Physics student conference. After moving to PEI from Quebec in 2018, she re-discovered a love of physics at UPEI and will complete her degree program in 2022.

Oct 21, 2019 | Campus Spotlight

The UPEI Physics Department hosts monthly telescope viewings, offering the public an opportunity to view planets, galaxies, stars, and the moon from the observatory atop Memorial Hall