Mission and Goals
The University of Prince Edward Island, founded on the tradition of liberal education, exists to encourage and assist people to acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for critical and creative thinking, and thus prepare them to contribute to their own betterment and that of society through the development of their full potential.
To accomplish these ends the University is a community of scholars whose primary tasks are to teach and to learn, to engage in scholarship and research, and to offer service for the benefit of our Island and beyond.
U.P.E.I. is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, the International Association of Universities, and the Association of Atlantic Universities.
About UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (UPEI) & ATLANTIC VETERINARY COLLEGE (AVC)
UPEI's 200-member faculty provides a rich blend of academic programs in Arts, Science, Business, Education, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine to just over 4,000 full- and part-time students. Graduate programs (Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry, Biology, Island Studies, and Education), internship opportunities, and exchange programs are offered in addition to a wide selection of courses coordinated by the Centre for Life-Long Learning and other departments.
Building upon the academic traditions of its predecessor institutions, Prince of Wales College and St. Dunstan's University, UPEI explores innovative methods of teaching and features a strong network of faculty, staff, and student researchers in every discipline.