Response to Independent Review

These web pages form a hub for key documents, resources, and communications relating to the "University of Prince Edward Island Review" and the University鈥檚 progress toward implementing the recommendations made in the .


Members of our UPEI community have been deeply impacted by discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence, among other problems outlined in the  (UPEI Review) conducted by Rubin Thomlinson and published by the University in June 2023. The University is committed to providing resources and supports to members of our community who have been and continue to be affected. 

In the wake of the UPEI Review report, UPEI recognizes the need to acknowledge these problems and to further engage in consultation with our community members. Listening, discussion, and learning will help UPEI to identify the actions that need to be taken to ensure the fair treatment of all UPEI community members and to increase the safety for our students and employees.

UPEI also acknowledges the need to rebuild trust on campus and within the broader community. This will take consistent and organized efforts across the University to demonstrate our commitment to community members. Rebuilding trust will also entail demonstrating greater accountability through increased transparency, communication, collaboration, and timely efforts to improve policies, processes, and practices.

UPEI is committed to addressing the recommendations in the UPEI Review report. To do so, an Action Plan is required to guide decisions and actions in the days, months, and years ahead so that pathways to improvements are well-informed, meaningful, and effectively address the problems identified.

In an effort to seek further input and guidance, UPEI is engaging internal and external University community members through a UPEI Action Plan Advisory Group.

Updates


| Independent Third-Party Review

In this message to the campus community, Interim President Greg Keefe congratulates the Class of 2024 and welcomes President Designate Wendy Rodgers.

| Independent Third-Party Review

In this message to the campus community, Board of Governors Chair Shannon MacDonald gives an update on the external review of board governance at UPEI.

| Independent Third-Party Review

The UPEI Board of Governors approved the  at a special meeting of the Board on March 27, 2024.

| Independent Third-Party Review

In an email on March 22, Shannon MacDonald, Chair of the UPEI Board of Governors, invited members of the campus community to a special Board meeting on Zoom where the UPEI Action Plan will be presented to the Board for approval.

| Independent Third-Party Review

In this message from Shannon MacDonald, Chair of the UPEI Board of Governors to students, staff, and faculty, she outlines the governance review process that the Board is undertaking.

| Independent Third-Party Review

In this campus and community message, Interim President Greg Keefe invites students, staff, faculty, retired employees, alumni, and community members to provide feedback on the preliminary draft of the UPEI Action Plan.

| Independent Third-Party Review

The University of Prince Edward Island Board of Governors welcomes three new members for a three-year team: Kristi Kelly; Donald K. MacKenzie; and Dr. Ajay Sahajpal. 

| Independent Third-Party Review

The University of Prince Edward Island has created seven new positions in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Office, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO), and Student Affairs. The seven positions are being funded by a combination of internal resources and new support from the Government of Prince Edward Island.

| Independent Third-Party Review

UPEI Board of Governors Chair Shannon MacDonald provided an update to the campus community after chairing a historic meeting of the Board of Governors on November 28.

| Independent Third-Party Review

In this release, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office announces that UPEI is now an Employer Partner of the  (CCDI), which provides the University community with a number of benefits.