Student Union News

Government of PEI, UPEI, and UPEISU Joint News Release Photo:   Introducing UPEI’s Open Education Resource Development program Partnership with Robertson Library, Province of PEI, and UPEISU aimed at lowering post-education costs by supporting open resources for students Charlottetown, PEI (February 11, 2020)—UPEI’s Robertson Library, in partnership with the Province of Prince Edward Island, and...

The UPEI Student Union is proud to announce its new reusable program focused on sustainability. Implemented today, on the 6th of January of 2020, “Choose to Reuse” is a three-part program. This will now be part of the UPEISU-owned campus pub, The Fox & Crow’s, daily routine. “I believe this program...

The UPEI Student Union Fall 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: First Year Rep (1) David Reyes: 78 Merdad Berouzi: 57 Abstain: 30 Arts Rep (1) Malak Nassar: 66 George Williams: 63 Abstain: 20 Science ...

UPEI Student Union Launches Panther Patrol 30/09/2019 - Charlottetown, PE The UPEI Student Union has launched the Panther Patrol, a free shuttle service for UPEI students. “It has definitely been a big investment,” states Emma Drake, UPEISU President. “However, we felt that this is a service that would improve accessibility and comfort for...

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:...