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Posted on Thursday, 13 February 2014

A new geovisualization tool created by researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) demonstrates the effects of erosion and sea-level rise on Prince Edward Island’s coastline and the potential vulnerable areas in the future. The tool, Coastal Impact Visualization Environment, or CLIVE, is a collaborative research initiative connecting UPEI’s Climate Research Lab with SFU’s Spatial Interface Research Lab.

Posted on Friday, 31 January 2014

The University of Prince Edward Island recently celebrated the behind-the-scenes efforts of two outstanding individuals with the first two Katherine Schultz Research Recognition Awards. Dr. Lisa Chilton, associate professor of history, and Dr. Jonathan Spears, assistant professor of biomedical sciences and UPEI’s University Veterinarian, were given these awards in thanks for their work to help promote the community of research and discovery at UPEI.

Posted on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The PEI Urban Red Fox Research Project needs Islanders to keep reporting their sightings of red foxes to Each reported sighting helps us better understand our red fox population, and how it interacts with humans on Prince Edward Island.

Posted on Tuesday, 3 December 2013

From the most recent issue of UPEI Magazine, a feature on UPEI's Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology, Dr. Ian Gardner. The article profiles the work of some of the excellent researchers that make up the CERC team. Read the whole article here.

To request a copy of UPEI Magazine, email

Posted on Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Dr. David Suzuki visited campus Sunday, November 24 for a documentary screening and panel discussion about climate change in Atlantic Canada. More than 270 people packed a sold-out Duffy Amphitheatre for the event, organized by UPEI's Climate Research Lab and the David Suzuki Foundation. Dr. Suzuki gave an impassioned introduction to the film Climate Change in Atlantic Canada, directed by Dr. Ian Mauro, and participated in a panel discussion and question & answer session with the audience. Proceeds from the evening went to the Kensington North Watersheds Association.

Posted on Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The first edition of Graduate Research on Tap was held last night in the Wave. Missed taking part in the discussion? No problem. We've Storified it after the jump.

Posted on Wednesday, 23 October 2013

UPDATE: The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled that senate reform cannot proceed through ordinary legislation. See the CBC story for details 

The Quebec Court of Appeal is expected to release a ruling tomorrow in a case about the future of the Senate of Canada. The government of Quebec has challenged the federal government's attempt to make what some have called an end-run around the Constitution by reforming the senate through ordinary legislation. The court's ruling will take into account the expert testimony of several witnesses, including Dr. Don Desserud, professor of political science at UPEI.

Posted on Thursday, 10 October 2013

The Canadian Education Association (CEA) announced today that Dr. Kate Tilleczek, UPEI’s Canada Research Chair in Youth Cultures and Transitions, has been honoured with the Whitworth Award. The CEA has awarded the Whitworth Award every three years since 1967, in recognition of individuals who have made a sustained and substantial contribution to education research over time.

In a news release, the CEA states that this award recognizes Dr. Tilleczek’s work in articulating the impacts of modern society on marginalized students in the context of transitions through school, mental health, and technology.

Posted on Monday, 12 August 2013

In a coincidence that reflects the expertise within UPEI’s Department of History, two faculty members are currently presidents of their respective national research associations. Dr. Ed MacDonald is in his second year as president of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association (CCHA), and Dr. James Moran is beginning his first year as president of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM).

“It’s remarkable,” joked Dr. MacDonald, “when you consider the history department here has just eight full-time faculty members. We were talking about it the other day and realized, hey—this may be a first for UPEI!”

Posted on Monday, 22 July 2013

 Ever wonder what makes your t-shirt glow under a black light? Or why the lines on the highway seem unnaturally bright when your headlights shine on them?

Watch Dr. Brian Wagner, professor of chemistry at UPEI, explain the science of fluorescence, and how we see it around us every day.