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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...

The UPEI Student Union is pleased to see a number of key areas addressed in the 2018-2019 provincial budget which was tabled this morning in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. “This year’s provincial budget shows significant investments in post-secondary education in Prince Edward Island,” says UPEI Student Union Vice-President...

March 22, 2018 The UPEI Student Union has sought advice from our legal counsel in regards to the resignation and notice of impeachment for Ms. Chelsea Perry. As such, we have determined that Council no longer has the authority to impeach Ms. Perry, given that she has already resigned from her...

On March 14, 2018, William McGuigan, the UPEISU Vice-President of Finance and Administration, was appointed interim president of the UPEISU. Interim-President McGuigan will remain in the interim for the rest of the 2017-2018 year, and will continue into his presidential term of the 2018-2019 year beginning May 1, 2018. The minutes...

UPDATE: Statement Regarding Vote of Non-Confidence for President Perry, Resignation of President Perry FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 March 2018 - Charlottetown, PE On March 12, 2018, a group of UPEI Student Union councillors put forward an official notice of a motion of non-confidence for President Chelsea Perry.  The motion of non-confidence reads as follows:...

RESULTS President Will McGuigan - 460 Justin Clory - 331 Abstain - 104 Total - 895 VPAX Emma Drake - 541 Sweta Daboo - 271 Abstain - 83 Total - 895 VPSL Sarah MacEachern - 545 Caroline Simoes Correa - 246 Abstain - 104 Total - 895 Board of Governors Owen Shaw - 479 ...

The Government of Prince Edward Island announced in 2017 that it would be launching a review of the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Given that the UPEI Student Union has been actively advocating since 2014 that post-secondary institutions in Prince Edward Island be included as public bodies under FOIPP legislation,...