University of Prince Edward Island


A public liberal arts and science institution committed to fostering critical, creative and independent thinking.

Mission: 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.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1969
Total Number of Staff 400
Number of Students 4200
Focus Areas

Five institutional priority Areas which act as a blueprint for decision making, resource allocation, and achieving identified actions

» Education for a Connected World

» Inclusive Campus Culture

» Scholarship, Research, and Discovery

» Community Partnerships

» Responsible Growth and Resource Management

In addition, each priority area and its related actions are underpinned by the fundamental principles of Indigenization, accessibility, and sustainability.

Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Veterinary (broad programmes)
Nursing and caring
Social services (broad programmes)
Travel, tourism and leisure
Environmental protection (broad programmes)