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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 16:05

UPEI Athletics and Recreation is excited to announce the 2015 Mulligan Cup Invitational and Soccer Festival schedule and invites the community to come out and enjoy ‘the beautiful game’, September 4–6, at the UPEI Turf Field.

This is the fourth annual Mulligan Cup, an invitational tournament that provides an excellent opportunity for coaches to make final roster decisions.

Head Coach Graeme McDonald, left, and Assistant Coach Glenn Smiley, right welcome Danielle Younker, second left, and Jennifer Balderston, second right, to the UPEI Women's Soccer team.
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 23:08

University of Prince Edward Island women’s soccer coach Graeme McDonald announced today that two of PEI soccer’s top young provincial players have committed to play at UPEI.

Defender Danielle Younker graduated from Colonel Gray and belongs to the Charlottetown Royals FC. Midfielder Jennifer Balderston received her diploma from Bluefield and plays club soccer with the Ramblers Clippers United...


Allen Boshnyak, right, meets with UPEI Director of Athletics and Recreation Chris Huggan on a recent visit to campus.
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 22:12

University of Prince Edward Island Swimming Coach Bill Calhoun is excited to announce Allen Boshnyak is joining the Panthers this fall.

The 21-year-old International student from Israel will make an immediate impact in the AUS. His times from last season would have seen him ranked second in the 50-metre backstroke and butterfly and would have qualified Boshnyak for the CIS Championship...

Dr. Michael van den Heuvel is UPEI’s Canada Research Chair in Watershed Ecological Integrity. Dr. Dounia Daoud is a research scientist with Homarus Inc.
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 09:38

The University of Prince Edward Island is taking the lead on a team of researchers examining the potential impact of agricultural pesticide run-off on lobsters in the Northumberland Strait. The three-year study is funded by a Strategic Partnership Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and brings together partners from UPEI, the PEI Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA), and Homarus Inc.—a non-profit organization managed by the Maritime Fishermen’s Union.

Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 22:41

The UPEI Panthers will be holding training camps for its fall sports beginning this week. The campus will come alive with student-athletes competing for roster spots... 


Sarah Sear, shown here playing for the provincial team, will join the UPEI Panthers.
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 22:35

University of Prince Edward Island Field Hockey coach Sheila Bell is excited to announce Sarah Sear from Charlottetown will join the Panthers this fall.

The Colonel Gray field hockey graduate is a quick forward with an ability to score. Sear participated at the U-18 Nationals in Vancouver and U-16’s in Brampton in 2013, U-18 Nationals in Calgary in 2014, and the U-18 Nationals held earlier this month, August 5–8, in Surrey, BC. Sear was selected to the Junior Development Target in 2013 and has attended a number of Field Hockey Canada identification camps for junior players...

Professor of Political Science, Dr. Barry Bartmann
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 21:16

The University of Prince Edward Island community was saddened by the sudden death of Dr. Barry Bartmann on Friday, August 21. Dr. Bartmann had been a Professor of Political Science at UPEI since 1987.

“Our University has lost a great professor and colleague,” said President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. “On behalf of the entire UPEI community, I pass on my most sincere sympathies to Dr. Bartmann’s sister Sheila, his extended family, friends, and colleagues—especially those in the departments of...

Mayor Lee and President Abd-El-Aziz stand outside the School of Sustainable Design Engineering building before their tour.
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 10:15

His Worship Clifford Lee, Mayor of Charlottetown, recently visited the University of Prince Edward Island campus. President Abd-El-Aziz greeted the Mayor at his office where they discussed areas of possible collaboration. The visit included a tour of the School of Sustainable Design Engineering building, currently under construction, which will be completed in September 2016.

First elected to Charlottetown City Council in November of 1987, Mayor Lee has served consecutive...

Amin Suleman signs up for the Panthers while current "Bigger than Basketball" coach Adeel Sahibzada and UPEI Men's Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick look on.
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 21:50

University of Prince Edward Island men’s basketball coach Tim Kendrick is excited to announce that Warsame Mohamed and Amin Suleman have committed to join the Panthers. Both players currently play for the “Bigger Than Basketball Club” program in Toronto, Ontario.

Mohamed is a 6’7” forward who attended A.Y. Jackson High School.

Coach Kendrick comments, "We are very happy to be adding Warsame to our roster. He has a great deal of potential and is a very nice young man. He really understands team play and is willing to do what he can to help us be successful.”

Dr. Rob Snyder is president of the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 13:49

The 10th North Atlantic Forum and 27th Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) conference, entitled Building Community Resilience: Innovation, Culture, and Governance in Place, is being held in Summerside, September 16-19.