University of Prince Edward Island

Campus in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Programs

  • Biology (BSc)
  • Environmental Sciences (MSc, PhD)
  • Environmental Studies (BA, BSc) (co-op)
  • Island Studies (BA, MAIS)
  • Wildlife Conservation (BWC)

Co-op option: No


Why Go Here?

UPEI's small size encourages close interaction between faculty and students. Courses aim for a balance between theory and real-world experience. The campus' close connection with the island community gives students many opportunities to get involved in sustainable community initiatives. The school recieved the 2012 APPA Sustainability Award in the Small Colleges and Universities Institutions category. 

 

Applied Learning

Many programs emphasize interdisciplinary knowledge integration. The Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation is NAWTA accredited and combines practical, theoretical and analytical learning with a strong field component. Biology offers lab and field courses in coastal ecology. Environmental Studies students participate in field courses, public forums and internships. Diverse ecosystems are accessible within a 20-minute to 1-hour drive from campus. 

 

Extracurricular Activities

Campus initiatives include a transition to LED lights, improvements to the waste collection system and adoption of a green cleaning program. The campus is associated with a solid waste recycling system is used to produce electricity. The Charlottetown Farmer's Market is also near campus.

 

Best Natural Feature 

Campus is only a few minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the coastal dune stystem. The Central Quadrangle on campus is an ideal space for socializing, relaxing or studying. 

Join a national network of environmentally-minded students

  • From Environmental (Soul) Print: "Islamic Cosmology = we are not the centre of the Universe” Read more... https://t.co/Be4bfNVifu 49 weeks 2 days ago
  • Call for submissions deadline is January 13th to the May 2017 International In-Situ Thermal Treatment symposium. https://t.co/4tb6iRJ2rZ 49 weeks 3 days ago
  • Interview with Michael Engelhard, author of 'Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon' https://t.co/1ypJfReqIf 49 weeks 3 days ago