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University of Prince Edward Island
Former names
Prince of Wales College (1860); Saint Dunstan's University (1855)
MottoFaith, Knowledge, Service
Endowment$20 million
ChancellorDon McDougall
PresidentDr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz
Academic staff
252 permanent, 51 term faculty (includes 5 3M Teaching Award winners & 15 funded research chairs)
550 University Avenue
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C1A 4P3
Campusmixed rural / urban
Sport TeamsUPEI Panthers
Colours         Green & Red
AffiliationsACU; CIS; AUCC; AUS; CBIE
MascotPride the Panther
University of Prince Edward Island Logo.svg

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a public university in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and the sole university in the province. Founded in 1969, the enabling legislation is the University Act, R.S.P.E.I 2000. [2]


The university traces its roots back to 1804, when Lt. Governor Edmund Fanning and the Legislative Council of Prince Edward Island called for the establishment of Kent College. By 1820, the first Kent College building, known as "the National School", or James Breading's School was erected. Later succeeded by Central Academy, which received a Royal Charter in 1834. The Colleges were renamed for the Prince of Wales in honour of the future King Edward VII in 1860.[3] The University of Prince Edward Island also traces its roots back to its two earlier predecessor organizations, St. Dunstan's University and Prince of Wales College, founded in 1855 and 1860 respectively.[4] The two institutions were merged in 1969 by the government of Alex Campbell as part of a campaign to integrate the Island's Roman Catholic and Protestant communities, which had previously maintained the two separate institutions of higher learning. Holland College was later created to fill the void left by the merger of Prince of Wales College into the university. The University of Prince Edward Island is a non-denominational university established in 1969 by the amalgamation of Prince of Wales College (PWC) founded in 1834, and St. Dunstan's University (SDU) founded in 1855.[4] The first student to enrol was Elizabeth Rollins Epperly, who would later become president.[5] Its predecessor institutions ceased to operate although St. Dunstan's still retains its charter and the lands that were home to Prince of Wales became the campus for Holland College. UPEI is located on the former St. Dunstan's campus.


On 8 May 2004 Canada Post issued 'University of Prince Edward Island, 1804-2004' as part of the Canadian Universities series. The stamp was based on a design by Denis L'Allier and on a photograph by Guy Lavigueur. The 49¢ stamps are perforated 13.5 and were printed by Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.[3]


An aerial view of the UPEI campus in 2008

UPEI's campus, located at the corner of Belvedere and University Avenues in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island's capital city, is built on 134 acres (54 hectares) of land. The Confederation Trail runs alongside its eastern boundary.

Original SDU buildings in the central quadrangle have been renovated to retain integrity of their exterior aesthetic design while meeting modern standards. Main Building, built in 1854, and Dalton Hall, built between 1917 and 1919, are on the registry of Historic Places of Canada.[6][7]

The War Memorial Hall (more generally known as Memorial Hall) is a landmark building on the campus of UPEI. Built as a men’s residence building in 1946, Memorial Hall honours alumni who had enlisted and died in the First World War, and in the Second World War.[8]

Over the past three decades, UPEI has experienced significant growth with many new buildings integrated into the campus, including Central Utility Building (1973), Duffy Science Centre (1967), Blanchard Hall (1973), Bernardine Hall (1968), Robertson Library (1975), Atlantic Veterinary College (1986), Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre (1990), Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall (1990), Food Technology Centre, K.C. Irving Chemistry Centre (1997), W.A. Murphy Student Centre (2002), MacLauchlan Arena (2004), Bill and Denise Andrew Hall residence facility (2006), expansions to the Atlantic Veterinary College (2007 and 2009), Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre (2007), a research and development laboratory which is home to the National Research Council of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and other partners, and Don and Marion McDougall Hall (2008). The most recent addition is the Health Sciences Building, home to the School of Nursing and Applied Human Sciences programs.[9]

In October 2004, the UPEI administration undertook an official campus plan to improve the aesthetics of modern buildings constructed since the amalgamation which do not enhance the original SDU design, and to take overall campus aesthetics into account for future developments on and adjacent to the campus.


The current President is Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, installed July 1, 2011. The current chancellor is Dr. Don MacDougall.[10]


UPEI's seven faculties (arts, business, education, nursing, science, sustainable design engineering and veterinary medicine) and one school (mathematical and computational sciences) offers a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Co-op programs have been established in Business Administration, Computer Science, Physics, and Dietetics.

Master's and Doctoral degree programs were first introduced through the Atlantic Veterinary College and, beginning in 1999, a Master of Science degree was offered through the Faculty of Science. In that same year the first students were admitted to the university's new Master of Education program. As of 2010, in addition to the MEd graduate program, the Faculty of Education offered a PhD in Educational Studies. The university also now offers a Master of Arts in Island Studies. Recently the Faculty of Business Administration began offering an Executive Master of Business Administration degree. Since 1998, The Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies has been offering courses leading to a Certificate in Conflict Resolution Studies. The Master of Applied Health Services Research (MAHSR) program is coordinated by the Atlantic Research Training Centre (ARTC).

The Faculty of Education offers one-year post-degree bachelor's degrees with specializations in international, adult, and indigenous education, French immersion and human resources development, a Master of Education (MEd) in leadership in learning, and a PhD in Educational Studies.

The Department of Applied Human Sciences has an accredited dietitian program. The university is accredited by a professional organization such as the Dietitians of Canada and the university's graduates may subsequently become registered dieticians.

The Office of Skills Development and Learning provides professional development courses applicable to many sectors and industries, including development programs for administrative assistants and new managers; collaboration, conflict, and communication training; and, financial management courses.[11]


University rankings
Global rankings
Canadian rankings
Maclean's Undergrad[12]9
Maclean's Reputation[13]38

In Maclean's 2019 Guide to Canadian Universities, UPEI was ranked in 9th in the publication's category for "primarily undergraduate" Canadian universities.[12]


UPEI manages over $17 million in annual research expenditures.[14] The on-campus biosciences and health research facility is used by researchers from UPEI, National Research Council (Canada), and Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada.[9]

UPEI houses the L.M. Montgomery Institute, founded in 1993, which promotes scholarly inquiry into the life, works, culture, and influence of the Canadian writer, L.M. Montgomery. The collection of novels, manuscripts, texts, letters, photographs, sound recordings and artifacts and other Montgomery ephemera.[15]

Student life[edit]


UPEI Panthers

The UPEI Panthers have nine teams playing in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) and the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), including men's and women's ice hockey, soccer, basketball, as well as women's field hockey and rugby union and co-ed swimming.

The UPEI campus provides its students with many athletics amenities typically found on university campuses. The CARI Complex is a public recreation facility located on the campus and includes two hockey rinks (the MacLauchlan Arena as well as a practice rink) as well as two 25-metre swimming pools (a shallow recreational wading pool, and an eight-lane competitive pool with diving boards).[16][17] In 2009 UPEI inaugurated the UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place[18] which was built in part to host the 2009 Canada Games. It consists of a "class 2" eight-lane 400-metre running track and rugby field that has spectator seating for 1,335.


UPEI accommodates 434 students in three residences, Bill and Denise Andrew Hall, Blanchard Hall, and Bernardine Hall. Bill and Denise Andrew Hall has two-room suites with single bedrooms.[19] In Blanchard Hall, each suite has two single bedrooms with a kitchenette and a living room.[20] Bernardine Hall (known as "Bernie" to the students) offers suites with two double bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Although the hall is co-ed, one floor is female-only.[21]

UPEI/SDU/PWC notable people[edit]

List of Presidents[edit]

In 2015 each of the first 5 presidents where recognized as Founders of the University.[22]

Being a long-standing university and college in the Maritime province of Prince Edward Island (called the Cradle of Confederation) UPEI/SDU/PWC have been in a position to provide education to a long list of people who have gone to notable achievements. The most well known graduate (of Prince of Wales College) is Lucy Maude Montgomery, author of "Anne of Green Gables" and other books. The most distinguished Saint Dunstan's graduate may be His Eminence James Charles McGuigan, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome.


  • James Charles McGuigan - Cardinal; Archbishop of Toronto; Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome.
  • Joseph Anthony O'Sullivan - Grad of Grand Seminary of Montreal; Archbishop of Kingston, Ontario; Titular Archbishop of Maraguia
  • James Morrison (bishop) - Archbishop, Bishop of Antigonish, NS; studied at the Urban College of the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide in Rome.
  • James Charles McDonald - 4th Bishop of Charlottetown; Studied at Grand Seminary in Montreal
  • John T. McNeill - Theological Historian; Graduate of McGill University, University of Edinburgh, and University of Chicago


  • Heather G. Morrison - Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, Medical Doctor, Chief Public Health Officer of PEI.
  • Sir Andrew Macphail - Physician; Writer for Chicago Times; Enlisted in Canadian Army in WW I at age 50 as ambulance driver. Knighted in 1918 for literary and military work.
  • John Joseph Alban Gillis - Surgeon, Senior House Doctor at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal; MLA in British Columbia Legislative Assembly; Mayor of Merritt, BC
  • William Henry Sutherland - Physician at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Hotel Vancouver; Mayor of Revelstoke, BC
  • James Walter MacNeill - Physician; First superintendent of Saskatchewan Hospital; Early developer for advanced treatments of the mentally ill
  • Owen Trainor - Physician; Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Manitoba South; Died during first term in House of Commons


  • Frank Zakem - LLD, B.A., B.Ed., B.Com, OPEI. Businessman, Politician, Educator, Author
  • Brenton St. John - Businessman, fish factory director, farm commodity exporter; Speaker of PEI Legislative Assembly
  • Henry Callbeck - Ship Builder, Businessman, Sheriff of Queens County, Governor of Prince of Wales College
  • Don McDougall (baseball) - President of Labatt Brewing Company; principal in establishment of Toronto Blue Jays

Prince Edward Island Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal)[edit]

  • Willibald Joseph MacDonald - 19th Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI; Soldier in WW I and WW II
  • Marion Reid - CM, OPEI, 24th Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI (and first woman Lt. Gov); Dame of Grace in the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
  • George William Howlan - 6th Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI; Irish-born merchant and ship owner
  • Augustine Colin Macdonald - 10th Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI; also long time Member of Parliament
  • Murdock MacKinnon - 11th Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI; Farmer; PEI Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Donald Alexander MacKinnon - 8th Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI; Attorney, also grad Dalhousie School of Law
  • Thomas William Lemuel Prowse - 17th Lieutenant Governor (Vicregal) of PEI; 26th Mayor of Charlottetown; President of Prowse Brother, Ltd
  • Frederick Walter Hyndman - 18th Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI; Canadian Army Major in WW II
  • Frank Richard Heartz - 12th Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI; also businessman and farmer
  • Gordon Lockhart Bennett - 21st Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI; Chemistry Professor at Prince of Wales College; Canadian Curling Hall of Fame

Prince Edward Island Premier[edit]

Prince Edward Island Members Legislative Assembly[edit]

  • Prosper Arsenault - Educator; Politician, Speaker of the PEI Legislative Assembly
  • Cletus Dunn - MLA, Civil Servant
  • Cynthia Dunsford - MLA, Squash Coach, Writer/Performer of CBC Radio comedy show "Parkdale Doris."
  • Paul Connolly - Educator, Politician; Member National Parole Board in 2002, serving for seven years.
  • Jamie Ballem - MLA, Businessman; founded Island Green Power Company to promote the development of wind power on the island
  • Herb Dickieson - MLA, Physician, also grad Dalhousie University School of Medicine; Chief of Medical Staff at Charlottetown Community Hospital
  • Doug Currie - MLA; Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the University of Prince Edward Island.
  • Valerie Docherty - MLA
  • Paula Biggar - MLA
  • Alan Buchanan - MLA, Educational Administrator; Communication Officer with Island Telecom and later Aliant,
  • Kevin MacAdam - MLA, Political Advisor
  • James Warburton - MLA, Mayor of Charlottetown, Physician
  • Jim Larkin (politician) - MLA; Executive with Tourism Industry Association of Canada
  • George Dewar (politician) - MLA; Physician in private practice and earlier with Royal Canadian Medical Corps in WW II; member Order of Canada
  • Betty Jean Brown - MLA, Nurse Practitioner; Owner of family fur farm

Canada National Government[edit]

  • Mark MacGuigan - Attorney General of Canada; Secretary of State for External Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
  • Jacques Hebert (Canadian politician) - Quebec Senator to Parliament; Author Deux innocents en Chine rouge (with Pierre Trudeau)
  • Mike Duffy - PEI Senator to Parliament of Canada; TV news show host; covered fall of Saigon, Viet Nam
  • Percy Downe - PEI Senator to Parliament of Canada; Chief of Staff for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
  • Lorne Bonnell - PEI Senator to Parliament of Canada; Physician
  • John McLean (Canadian politician) - PEI Senator to Parliament of Canada; earlier Member of Parliament; MLA; Director of several businesses, i.e., Maritime Life Insurance Co. and The Guardian newspaper
  • Melvin McQuaid - PEI Member of Parliament of Canada; PEI Supreme Court Judge
  • Alfred Lefurgey - PEI Member of Parliament of Canada; also grad Harvard Law
  • Thomas Joseph Kickham - PEI Senator to Parliament of Canada
  • James McIsaac - PEI Member of Parliament of Canada; also grad Université Laval
  • Angus Alexander McLean - PEI Member of Parliament of Canada; also grad Harvard Law
  • Peter Adolphus McIntyre - PEI Member of Parliament; 7th Lieutenant Governor (Viceregal) of PEI
  • Joe McGuire - PEI Member of Parliament of Canada
  • Shawn Murphy (politician) - PEI Member of Parliament; Attorney, Queen's Counsel
  • George Henderson (Prince Edward Island politician); PEI Member of Parliament; Shellfish Technician; Farmer, Electrical Engineer and Businessman
  • Chester McLure - PEI Member of Parliament; Fox Farmer; Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel in 1930 for the 2nd Medium Light Artillery
  • Montague Aldous - Dominion Topographical Surveyor of the Northwest Territories 1877; also grad of Bowdoin College, Maine

Provincial/Local Governments of Canada[edit]

  • David Laird - 1st Lieutenant Governor of Northwest Territories, Canada; Indian Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, and Keewatin
  • Bob MacQuarrie - Ontario MLA
  • George Washington McPhee - Saskatchewan Member of Parliament of Canada; Attorney, King's Counsel
  • Robert Deschamps - Member National Assembly of Quebec; Parti Québécois member and supporter of sovereignty of Quebec
  • F.H. Auld - Agricultural Scientist, Saskatchewan Deputy Minister of Agriculture, 1916–46
  • Harold Lloyd Henderson - Presbyterian Minister, Mayor Portage la Prairie, Manitoba; also grad McGill University
  • John Salmon Lamont - PWC and Princeton University, Reeve of Assinibola, Manitoba
  • John K. McInnis - Mayor of Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Maurice DeLory - MLA in Nova Scotia House of Assembly; Surgeon
  • Alexander Campbell (Newfoundland politician) - represented St. John's in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly, 1928–32; also grad Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the University of Vienna.

Arts and Letters[edit]


  • John Angus Weir - 4th President of Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario; also grad University of Notre Dame
  • William Christopher Macdonald - 4th Chancellor of McGill University; founder MacDonald & Brothers tobacco company
  • Elizabeth Rollins Epperly - Victorian Scholar; grad UPEI and University of London; President of UPEI, 1995–98
  • Eddie Gardner - Elder-in-Residence University of the Fraser Valley; founder Open-Net Salmon Boycott
  • Marin Gallant - Educator, MLA, Inspector for PEI French Schools
  • William Edwin Cameron - first Saint Dunstan's Rhodes Scholar, SDU Class of 1904


  • Jean-Louis Levesque - Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Racehorse Owner (part owner of Triple Crown winner Secretariat)

Prince Edward Island Law/Legal[edit]

Other Canada Law/Legal[edit]

  • Sir James Hyndman - Alberta Supreme Court Judge; Inducted as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1948.

U.S. Government[edit]

  • Jacob Gould Schurman - US Ambassador to Germany; President Cornell University
  • Cyrus S. Ching - U.S. federal administrator, US Department of Labor Hall of Honor
  • James U. Campbell - 25th Chief Justice Oregon USA Supreme Court; U.S. Lieutenant in Philippines during Spanish–American War
  • Burpee L. Steeves - 9th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho; also grad Willamette University, Oregon

Prince Edward Island Local Government[edit]


  • Ralph McInerney - World War I Pilot in Royal Flying Corps; New Brunswick MLA
  • Roger Soloman - Lieutenant Royal Canadian Navy; Tourist cottages business owner on Brudenell River, PEI; High School Principal


  • Scott Morrison (basketball coach) - Assistant Coach of Boston Celtics, 2017+; 2014-15 NBA Developmental League (D-League) Coach of the Year with Maine Red Claws.
  • Doug MacLean - NHL General Manager and Coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Head Coach for Florida Panthers; Coach for two NHL All Star games, 1995–97; earlier after playing varsity hockey for the UPEI Panthers became hockey coach for the University of New Brunswick. Known as "Prince Eddy" because of his affinity for Prince Edward Island
  • Al MacAdam - NHL Hockey Player, Stanley Cup Champion 1974, NHL All-Star 1976 & 1977
  • Bill MacMillan - NHL Hockey Player, Bronze Medal 1976 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France
  • Joel Ward - NHL Hockey Player, Team Canada 2014 World Championship in Minsk, Belarus
  • Dave Cameron - NHL Coach (2016 Ass't Coach Calgary Flames) and Player (Colorado Rockies and New Jersey Devils)
  • Darwin McCutcheon - Hockey player; five years professional in American Hockey League and Int'l Hockey League. Played one game in NHL for Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Gerry Fleming - NHL hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens and American Hockey League for the Fredericton Canadiens.
  • Jim Foley - CFL Football Player, Grey Cup Champion 1973 & 1976, Most Outstanding Canadian Player 1975
  • Vernon Pahl - CFL Football Player, Grey Cup Champion 1984 & 1988
  • Erin Carmody - Curler, MVP 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
  • Paul Craig (soccer) - NASL Soccer Player, FC Edmonton
  • Kara Grant - Modern Pentathlon: Athens Olympics 2004 and Beijing Olympics 2008; Bronze Medalist at Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2002
  • Anja Weisser - German Women's Ice Hockey Team, 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia
  • Park Ye-eun (ice hockey) - Korean Women's Ice Hockey Team, 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea.
  • Katie Baker - Captain Canada National Field Hockey Team; Pan American Games 2007 in Brazil; Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi, India.
  • Cory Vitarelli - Lacrosse player for Rochester (NY) Knighthawks in National Lacrosse League. Three time Champion's Cup winner.
  • Ryan Anstey - soccer player Toronto Lynx USL First Division, Crown Prosecutor in Alberta
  • Jared Gomes (ice hockey) - hockey player; Bridgeport Sound Tigers, American Hockey League
  • Justin Donati - hockey player; Brampton Beast, East Coast Hockey League; St. Michael's Majors, Ontario Hockey League
  • Mitch Murphy - Standardbred Canada Board of Directors (horse racing); MLA
  • Wayne Savage - hockey player for Gander Flyers in Newfoundland

Honorary Degrees[edit]

  • Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex - Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2007; third son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
  • Ted Kennedy - Honorary Doctor of Laws from Saint Dunstan's University and SDU Class of 1964 Commencement Speaker
  • Angèle Arsenault - Honorary Doctor of Laws from UPEI; actress and singer; Ordre de la Pléiade de l'Association des parlementaires de langue française
  • Hisako, Princess Takamado - Member of Japanese Imperial Family
  • Anne Murray - Singer: four time Grammy Award winner most famously for the 1970 song "Snowbird," former H.S. teacher on PEI
  • Adrienne Clarkson - 26th Governor-General of Canada
  • David Suzuki - Climate change activist; Ph.D. from University of Chicago in zoology
  • Colonel George Stanley - Professor Emeritus Royal Military College; Knight of Justice of the Order of St. John; Lt. Governor of New Brunswick
  • Edward D. Ives - Folklorist of Maine and Canada's Maritime Provinces; Professor of Folklore at University of Maine; Ph.D. from Indiana University
  • Philip Oland - of the founding family of and CEO of Moosehead Breweries, St. John, NB; Retired Brigadier Canadian Forces; Philanthropist
  • Alan Lund - Dancer and choreographer of television, movies, and theatre; Officer of the Order of Canada
  • Gordon Pinsent - Screenwriter, Actor: Wind at My Back, Red Green Show, Old Man and the Sea {1999} voice
  • Lester B. Pearson - Prime Minister of Canada; Awarded in 1967 at Prince of Wales College
  • Pierre Burton - Journalist, historian and author; Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal honoree

Notable UPEI Faculty and Administration[edit]

  • Angus Bernard MacEachern - Founded St. Andrew's College; 1st Bishop of Charlottetown (incl Magdalen Islands); studied theology in Spain.
  • Bernard Donald Macdonald - 2nd Bishop of Charlottetown; Supervisor of construction of Saint Dunstan's College
  • Wade MacLauchlan - 32nd Premier of PEI, President UPEI; grad University of New Brunswick and Yale University with Masters of Law
  • William E. Andrew - Chancellor UPEI
  • Ronald James Baker - 1st President of UPEI; British Air Force WW II; Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal; grad University of British Columbia and School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London
  • Lou Hooper - Professor of Music from 1975; jazz pianist in Harlem, NY, Michigan, and Canada. Played with Billie Holiday and Paul Robeson; Taught piano to Oscar Peterson, 1936–39
  • Dave Nutbrown - Varsity Basketball Coach; conference all-star player at University of New Brunswick; recruit of New York Knicks
  • Gustave Gingras - Chancellor of UPEI, 1974-82. Physician; Consultant to United Nations, World Health Organization, and Canadian Red Cross
  • George Wastie Deblois - Merchant; MLA; Trustee of Prince of Wales College; Land agent for Samuel Cunard, founder of the Cunard Line of ships
  • Richard Raiswell - Historian and Professor of Medieval and Renaissance History; commentator on Smithsonian Network's "Treasures Decoded;" Cricket enthusiast and writer about the sport
  • Kenneth Ozmon - Professor and Dean of Arts; Officer of the Order of Canada; later 13th President of Mount Allison University
  • Godfrey Baldacchino - UNESCO Co-Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability at UPEI (in partnership with the University of Malta)
  • Doris Anderson - Chancellor of UPEI, 1992-96: editor Chatelaine magazine; Member of Trilateral Commission; Companion of the Order of Canada; President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women
  • Paul Boutilier - Instructor of International Marketing; Member of the 1983 Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders and seven year NHL player
  • David Bourque - Associate Professor of Music (Spring 2008 term); teacher of clarinet and bass clarinet; member of Toronto Symphony Orchestra; accompanist in several US films, e.g., Academy Award-winning Norman Jewison's film "Moonstruck"
  • Reginald C. Stuart - History Professor at UPEI, 1968-88. Distinguished Chair in North American Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Institute Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, Jun-Jan, 2005
  • Jamie Muir - Instructor of Education; Ph.D. in Education from University of Virginia; also an MLA in Nova Scotia
  • David Staines - Professor of English; Scholar in Medieval, Victoria, and Canadian literature; grad of Harvard University (M.A. abd Ph.D.)
  • Louis Groarke - Professor of Philosophy; Writings in Ethics, Logic, Political Philosophy, and Aesthetics
  • Anne Simpson - Author and poet; author of seven books, four of which are in the Toronto Globe & Mails Top 100 Books of the Year, i.e., "Falling" (2008) and "Canterbury Beach" (2001) (Short term Writer-in-Residence)
  • Vianne Timmons - Professor at UPEI; President of the University of Regina (Alberta)
  • Sir Charles Dalton - Silver fox breeder; Owner of the Charlottetown Guardian newspaper; Donated and built Dalton Hall at SDU; Knight Commander in the Order of St. Gregory the Great

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Full-time plus Part-time Enrollment" (PDF). Association of Atlantic Universities. 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  2. ^ University Act, R.S.P.E.I 2000
  3. ^ a b Postage Stamp
  4. ^ a b "University of Prince Edward Island". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  5. ^ "UPEI honours Dr. Elizabeth 'Betsy' Epperly through plaza dedication". University of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  6. ^ Main Building Registry of Historic Places of Canada
  7. ^ Dalton Hall Registry of Historic Places of Canada
  8. ^ War Memorial Hall
  9. ^ a b "UPEI". Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^ a b "University Rankings 2019: Canada's top Primarily Undergraduate schools". Maclean's. Rogers Media. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Canada's Top School by Reputation 2019". Maclean's. Rogers Media. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  14. ^
  15. ^ L.M. Montgomery Institute
  16. ^ "Aquatics Facility Description". Capital Area Recreation Inc. Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  17. ^ "Hosting History" (PDF). Capital Area Recreation Inc. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  18. ^ "UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place". University of Prince Edward Island. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  19. ^ Residence | Student Life
  20. ^ Residence | Student Life
  21. ^ Residence | Student Life
  22. ^ Phillips, Nicole. "UPEI honours all past-presidents as Founders of the University". University of Prince Edward Island. Marketing and Communications.

Histories of the University[edit]

  • Bruce, Marian. A Century of Excellence: Prince of Wales College, 1860-1969. Charlottetown: Prince of Wales Alumni Association/Island Studies Press, 2005.
  • Bruce, Marian. Pets, Professors, and Politicians: The Founding and Early Years of the Atlantic Veterinary College. Charlottetown: Atlantic Veterinary College/Island Studies Press, 2004.
  • MacEachern, Alan. Utopian U: The Founding of the University of Prince Edward Island, 1968-1970. Charlottetown: University of Prince Edward Island, 2005.
  • Moase, Lorne Robert. "The Development of the University of Prince Edward Island, 1964-1972." M.Ed., University of New Brunswick, 1972.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°15′32″N 63°08′17″W / 46.259°N 63.138°W / 46.259; -63.138