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UPEISU Celebrates First Executive of All Women on Its 50th Anniversary   August 29, 2019 - Charlottetown, PE   This upcoming year’s UPEI Student Union’s Executive comprises of President Emma Drake, Vice President Academic & External Sweta Daboo, Vice President Student Life Tessa Rogers, and Vice President Finance & Administration Keesha Ryan. This is...

UPEISU Reacts to 2019-20 PEI Provincial Budget   On Tuesday, June 25th 2019, the UPEI Student Union attended the stakeholder budget lock up for the 2019-20 Prince Edward Island Provincial Budget prior to its presentation at the Legislature.   There were few mentions of Post-Secondary Education throughout the document, however, the UPEISU is overall...

Joint Publication on Student Employability Student organizations across Canada have released a joint publication on student employability titled Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Preparing Students for the Workforce. This publication features student perspectives on several issues in post-secondary education, including employability, skills development, and experiential learning opportunities. It includes contributions...

The UPEI Student Union Spring Election Results were announced tonight at The Fox & Crow. This election saw the voting in of representatives to sit on the 2019-2020 Student Union Council. The results are as follows: Accessibility Rep (1) Khousmita Gopaul: Yes= 340; No= 31; Abstain= 143 Arts Reps (2) Samantha Arseneau: Yes= 77; No=...

The UPEI Student Union held its Winter Elections on January 29 and 30, 2019. These elections saw students voting for their 2019-2020 Executive Committee as well as for amendments to the UPEISU Constitution. The unofficial results are as follows: President Candidate: Emma Drake Yes: 601 No: 36 Abstain: 31 Vice President Academic and External Candidate: Sweta Daboo Yes: 546 No:...

UPEI Student Union Opens New Food Bank, SUpplies The UPEI Student Union has launched SUpplies, a new food bank on campus. This food bank is situated at the Mickey’s Place Kiosk in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. “Food insecurity is a rising concern amongst UPEI students,” stated Sarah MacEachern, Vice President Student...

UPEI’s Stand-Alone Sexual Violence Policy: A Step in the Right Direction FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/October/2018 - Charlottetown, PE   The UPEI Student Union applauds the Board of Governors’ vote to approve a new stand-alone sexual violence policy at the October 4, 2018 meeting. “This is a good first step towards addressing the systemic issue of...

UPEI Student Union Fall Elections Unofficial Results The Fall 2018 UPEISU Election Results were announced on October 3rd at The Fox & Crow at 10pm. These are still unofficial until approved by Council. Due to technical difficulties, the vote for International Rep and Residence Rep until October 4 at 2.30pm. Arts Representative (2) Caroline...