Island Studies | University of Prince Edward Island

ISLAND STUDIES | University of Prince Edward Island
Island Studies @ University of Prince Edward Island:

Institute of Island Studies
Research and public policy institute based at the University of Prince Edward Island focusing on the culture, environment, and economy of small islands around the world, with an emphasis on Prince Edward Island. Learn more

UNESCO Chair in Island Studies & Sustainability
Led by the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI, this Chair works to establish and expand academic and research programmes on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Sub-National Island Jurisdictions (SNIJs). Visit website

Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) Program
A unique, interdisciplinary, and policy-driven graduate program that critiques islands on their own terms. In addition to the long-running Thesis program, there are now three course/work-study stream options. Learn more

Island Studies Press
The publishing arm of Island Studies at UPEI; produces scholarly books for a popular audience as well as poetry, literary non-fiction, and drama, dealing with aspects of the culture and environment of PEI and beyond. VIsit website



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[Research] PEI Wellbeing Survey

September 22, 2021 —

The Institute of Island Studies is embarking on a four-year study to better understand and assess the well-being and quality of life of Islanders. We would like you to be part of the initiative! Click on the survey link below to share your thoughts on how island communities could be better places to live, work and play. The survey is open until October 8th, 2021.

Full details available at islandstudies.com/research/pei-well-being-project


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  2. [Press Release] Island Studies leader Dr. Jim Randall retires Comments Off on [Press Release] Island Studies leader Dr. Jim Randall retires
  3. [New publication] Latest from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: Canary Islands & Azores Comments Off on [New publication] Latest from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: Canary Islands & Azores
  4. Info session: Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) @ UPEI – May 19, 2021 via Zoom Comments Off on Info session: Master of Arts in Island Studies (MAIS) @ UPEI – May 19, 2021 via Zoom
  5. [Employment Opportunity] Research Coordinator – Well-being and quality-of-life on PEI (Part time) Comments Off on [Employment Opportunity] Research Coordinator – Well-being and quality-of-life on PEI (Part time)
  6. [Press Release] Future Prosperity Scholarships awarded to UPEI Island Studies students Comments Off on [Press Release] Future Prosperity Scholarships awarded to UPEI Island Studies students
  7. [New publication] Latest from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: St. Helena & Fernando de Noronha Comments Off on [New publication] Latest from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: St. Helena & Fernando de Noronha
  8. NEWS: MAIS Thesis Student awarded national scholarship Comments Off on NEWS: MAIS Thesis Student awarded national scholarship
  9. [Press Release] New island-specific policy recommendations for ‘building back better’ Comments Off on [Press Release] New island-specific policy recommendations for ‘building back better’