News

A chronological list of UPEI media releases. Enter keywords in the "search" box to find applicable releases.

Media Releases

| Department Updates

Dr. Jeffrey F. Collins, an adjunct professor with the UPEI Faculty of Business, was recently invited by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Expertise to speak as an expert witness for the committee’s respective studies into Canadian air defence and the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).

| Research

The following is a news release issued by Protein Industries Canada on April 6, 2022:

Today, Protein Industries Canada announced a new project to grow the plant-based foods ecosystem in Atlantic Canada. The project will see the Eastern Canada Oilseed Development Alliance (ECODA) work with Dalhousie University and the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) to explore and quantify the value of plant-protein food and ingredients in the Atlantic Region, while also increasing awareness about the sector.

| Research

An international report with recommendations designed to counteract school-related sedentary behaviour in children and youth, exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, has been released by the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN), in partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island and the CHEO Research Institute

| University

In a message to students, staff, and faculty, President Keefe reminded members of the University community that current protocols outlined in the UPEI Operational Plan for the winter academic semester will remain in place for the remainder of the semester, including masking requirements.

| Atlantic Veterinary College

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently announced $2.5 million in funding for the Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and Training Program (KRESCENT) 2.0.

| Research

The Institute of Island Studies (IIS) at the University of Prince Edward Island is working with the PEI Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture to better understand population mobility and retention on Prince Edward Island.

| Research

In collaboration with Nature PEI, Dr. Michael van den Heuvel’s laboratory at UPEI has engaged in the first study using environmental DNA (eDNA) to determine the presence or absence of three rare species of mussel and one group of host fish, river herring, in PEI’s freshwater rivers.

| Athletics

UPEI Women's Rugby has recruited Victoria, BC native Jorja Cook. She will enter the Bachelor of Science program in September 2022.

| News

Dr. Adam Fenech, associate professor in the School of Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island, is featured in a recently published book titled Inspiring Canadians: Forty Brilliant Canadians and Their Visions for the Nation.

| Athletics

The UPEI Panthers will compete at the U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Final 8 in Kingston, March 31–April 3 as they were awarded the wildcard entry.