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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NEWS: “Institute of Island Studies: Contributing to Public Policy on PEI”

April 14, 2021 —
The Institute of Island Studies’ Dr. Laurie Brinklow was recently invited to give a presentation to Dr. Carolyn Peach Brown‘s ENV-4010: Public Scholars on Environmental Issues class regarding the Institute and its contributions to environmental awareness and public policy on Prince Edward Island.

Dr. Brinklow’s presentation has been summarized in a document which outlines the many ways in which the Institute of Island Studies has contributed – and continues to contribute – to awareness and education regarding climate change and the environment, with public policy implications here on Prince Edward Island and around the world.

Complete with links to relevant publications, event recordings, and research projects, this document is a valuable resource for anyone seeking an overview of the Institute of Island Studies’ active role in environmental policy education and research.


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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. [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
  5. MAIS News: Student Awards Comments Off on MAIS News: Student Awards
  6. COVID-19 ISLAND INSIGHTS SERIES: Iceland, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Prince Edward Island Comments Off on COVID-19 ISLAND INSIGHTS SERIES: Iceland, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Prince Edward Island
  7. Island Lecture Series – March Event Comments Off on Island Lecture Series – March Event
  8. [Press Release] What Newfoundland and Labrador can learn from Iceland’s financial crisis Comments Off on [Press Release] What Newfoundland and Labrador can learn from Iceland’s financial crisis
  9. Island Studies Journal moves to new institutional home Comments Off on Island Studies Journal moves to new institutional home