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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Recent Posts

[New Publication] What can island studies show us about sustainable development and public policy today?

April 16, 2021 —
The Institute of Island Studies was invited to submit an article to The Parliamentarian, the Journal of the Parliaments of the Commonwealth, for their recent issue, Parliamentary democracy in the smallest Parliaments and Legislatures of the Commonwealth. Read our contribution, “What can island studies show us about sustainable development and public policy today?” below.

The issue also includes other articles about islands, including one from our colleagues in Malta on “The importance of academic research in studying islands and small states.”
Click here to read the full issue


RESEARCH | PUBLICATIONS


  1. [New Publication] “Islandness: A COVID-19 Superpower?” Comments Off on [New Publication] “Islandness: A COVID-19 Superpower?”
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  3. NEWS: Island Lecture Series – April 2021 – Celebrating Poetry Month with Laurie Brinklow, Bren Simmers, and Richard Lemm Comments Off on NEWS: Island Lecture Series – April 2021 – Celebrating Poetry Month with Laurie Brinklow, Bren Simmers, and Richard Lemm
  4. NEWS: Latest reports from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: Lesvos and Croatia Comments Off on NEWS: Latest reports from the COVID-19 Island Insights Series: Lesvos and Croatia
  5. NEWS: “Who’s your mother? Bringing Women’s work to the fore on Prince Edward Island” – Panel presentations at the 5th International St. Magnus Conference, April 2021 Comments Off on NEWS: “Who’s your mother? Bringing Women’s work to the fore on Prince Edward Island” – Panel presentations at the 5th International St. Magnus Conference, April 2021
  6. [Press Release] COVID-19 Island Insights for Prince Edward Island now available Comments Off on [Press Release] COVID-19 Island Insights for Prince Edward Island now available
  7. MAIS News: Student Awards Comments Off on MAIS News: Student Awards
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