Student Union News

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 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...

UPEI Student Union Statement Regarding Third Party Investigation Following a complaint made by Megan Rix, former UPEI Student Union VP Student Life, during the March 18, 2018 Student Union Council meeting, the UPEI Student Union hired an independent third-party investigator to review the internal investigation conducted by the organization in Fall...

UPEISU Votes in Favour of 2018-19 UPEI Operating Budget The University of Prince Edward Island Student Union has voted in favour of the UPEI 2018-19 Operating Budget at the Board of Governors meeting of May 17, 2018. This budget has seen a hike in tuition and other student fees of 2% for...

The UPEI Student Union has partnered with Student Organizations from all across Canada to release a joint publication on campus sexual violence, entitled Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. The 2017-2018 UPEISU Vice President Academic and External Taya Nabuurs contributed to this publication, in which...