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Posted on Tuesday, 16 July 2013

 The Climate Research Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island is offering a new and valuable tool for researchers who require climate projections for anywhere on the planet. The lab has downloaded raw data from 40 global climate models and translated, analyzed, verified, and converted it into a usable dataset for researchers.

Posted on Thursday, 4 July 2013

When Dr. Ian Gardner took up the position as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, he knew he was joining an already strong team of researchers at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College.

“Truly, that was part of the appeal for me,” says Dr. Gardner. “The expertise here in fish health and veterinary epidemiology is second to none in the world.”

Posted on Friday, 28 June 2013

 It was the conference that put climate change on the global agenda. Officially called “Our Changing Atmosphere: Implications for Global Security,” it has since become known simply as the 1988 Toronto conference. It included more than 300 scientists and policy-makers from 46 countries, UN organizations, and NGOs. Today, 25 years later, scientists and policy-makers will mark that anniversary with a new conference chaired by Dr. Adam Fenech, the director of UPEI’s Climate Research Lab.

Posted on Friday, 21 June 2013

TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin recently delved into issues of anxiety and mental health in a multi-part series titled “Mental Health Matters.” In the final instalment, Dr. Ian Dowbiggin, professor of history at UPEI, participated in a panel discussion about anxiety.

Posted on Tuesday, 11 June 2013

“This map should not exist,” begins the narration of a new episode of “Treasures Decoded,” a popular history television show that uses historical and forensic experts to dig up new truths about old artefacts.

This particular episode opens with Dr. Richard Raiswell climbing the steps to the library archives of Yale University. He’s been given special permission to examine a rare and controversial document: the Vinland Map.

Posted on Wednesday, 15 May 2013

 In the fall of 2012, a research team at UPEI launched a website where the public could report their sightings of red foxes on Prince Edward Island. Today, the team behind launches a new crowd-funding project to help fund the next stages of their research so that we can improve our understanding of one of PEI’s largest predators.

Posted on Thursday, 2 May 2013

Researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island have launched a new website to help track the population and activity of the Island’s coyotes. The site,, will provide valuable data about this non-native species which first arrived on the Island in the early 1980s. The project is called the Advanced Coyote Mapping Exercise, or ACME.

Posted on Thursday, 28 March 2013

The Atlantic Book Awards Society released this week the shortlists for the 2013 Atlantic Book Awards. Among them, Riptides: New Island Fiction, edited by Richard Lemm, has been listed in the category for Best Atlantic-Published Book.

Posted on Friday, 8 March 2013

The post is the fourth in a series on the Student as Scholar initiative at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Dr. Sarah Glassford is an assistant professor of history at UPEI. In her History/Women’s Studies 286 course, History of Women in Modern Canada, she teaches her students to dig for artefacts that tell the story of women. In honour of International Women’s Day, we asked her the question, "why is it so difficult to find the voices of women in history?"

Posted on Thursday, 21 February 2013

One of the most discussed recent trends in education is the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. This model of free and open university courses is now offered by education giants such as Stanford and M.I.T., and has strong early connections to UPEI.