UPEI to have a smoke free campus

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has announced that its campus will be completely smoke-free starting Sept 1.  According to a press release on the UPEI website, this decision comes after a review that took place from May 2015 to May 2016, where a working group that consisted of students, staff, faculty, and community partners conducted research that included a campus-wide survey followed by public consultations.  The updated policy bans tobacco in all its forms on campus including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, water pipes, and any other form of tobacco. Additionally, the policy also prohibits the advertisement as well as sale, promotion, and distribution of tobacco on campus, although exceptions will be made for Indigenous cultural ceremonies. Hammad Ahmed, president […]

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Students react to Trump victory, implications for Canadians

Stephen Wilfeard, an international student from upstate New York attending the University of P.E.I (UPEI), said he was always planning to apply for permanent residency in Canada—but the results of the 2016 American election now make him want to speed the process up. “I think I’ve realized after [Donald Trump’s] victory, I’m more appreciative of Canada now. Someone like Trump wouldn’t come to power in Canada,” Wilfeard said. Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States on Nov. 8. Some of his proposed policies include the deportation of illegal immigrants, a hard stance on terrorism, and protectionist policies over the American economy, including renegotiation of previously existing trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement. […]

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Ravens come up short in tournament

The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team dropped two of three games in exhibition play over the holiday break, in a Montreal-based tournament against teams outside of their regular season division. At the Ed Meagher Arena on the campus of Concordia University, the Ravens played SUNY Plattsburgh, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), and St. Francis Xavier, winning their second match-up against UPEI. The first game of the tournament came against the SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinals, where the Cardinals stormed back in the third period to win 3-1. Head coach Pierre Alain said the Ravens played a great first two periods, but ran out of gas in the third. “We were leading 1-0 after two,” he said. “But they scored two, […]

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University of PEI campus gets chalked with anti-abortion messages

Students at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) arrived at school on Oct. 9 to find pro-life messages written in chalk throughout the school’s campus. Some of the messages written along the campus pathways included “Right to Life,” “I’m happy you were born,” and “Life is beautiful,” according to the campus paper, the Cadre. Along with the anti-abortion messages the group also drew footprints to represent the first steps of development. Some of the lines included “Week 5: You Have Toes!!!!” up to “Month 6: Kickin’ Kickin Kickin,’” according to the Cadre. The campus pro-life group Students for Life has taken responsibility for the chalk writing, according to the CBC. “Two thoughts walking through campus this morning, ‘I should […]

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