Instructor Spotlights

Read more about UPEI's faculty members and instructors and their amazing achievements!

Presentation of the the AAU’s 2023 Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award to Dr. Stacey MacKinnon
Psychology, Teaching and Learning Centre

Dr. Stacey MacKinnon, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island, was presented with the Association of Atlantic Universities’ (AAU) 2023 Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award at the AAU’s fall meeting on September 20.


a welder standing behind a work table
Jan 5, 2024 | Campus Spotlight

"Sometimes I do get weird and special requests from all sorts of people as we build all sorts of machines and prototypes—that's what makes my job so unique."

UPEI professor Stephanie Shaw
Dec 11, 2023 | Faculty, Profile

An assistant professor in UPEI's Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, Dr. Shaw's research focuses on resource consumption, energy, and emissions.

a group of faculty members in session at the UPEI Faculty Development Summer Institute
Jun 27, 2023 | Faculty, Campus Spotlight

UPEI’s Teaching and Learning Centre hosted the 33rd Faculty Development Summer Institute (FDSI) from June 6–9, 2023, signalling the return of the successful academic conference after a five-year break.

Dr. Nino Antadze
May 24, 2023 | Faculty, Profile

Dr. Antadze is an associate professor with UPEI's Bachelor of Environmental Studies program.

south entrance of Robertson Library in summer
Dec 6, 2022 | Campus Spotlight

UPEI’s Teaching and Learning Centre held its first Faculty Academy Day on September 1, 2022 with 27 instructional staff attending sessions in their Robertson Library Annex learning space. The successful event is a new initiative from the Teaching and Learning Centre, offering collegial professional development primarily for sessional and early career instructors.

Chris Vessey
Aug 25, 2022 | Faculty

Chris Vessey is a Systems Administrator, Laboratory Instructor, and a Sessional Instructor in the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at UPEI. Older than dirt itself, he’s been around UPEI in a teaching capacity since 2000, but also had a stint from 1990 to 1995 as a User Services Support Technician in what is now called ITSS.

Dr. Mike MacLellan
Aug 22, 2022 | Profile

Dr. Mike MacLellan, Associate Professor for UPEI’s Kinesiology program, joined the Department of Applied Human Sciences in 2018. The main goal of his teaching approach is to develop innovative leaders who will make meaningful contributions to the community following graduation.

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.

dr. ann braithwaite outside in the UPEI quadrangle
Apr 13, 2021 | Faculty, Success Story

Dr. Braithwaite was nominated for the prestigious award by UPEI colleagues, who describe her as exceptional and someone who works with "infectious and generative joy to build questioning and inclusive communities."