Institute of Island Studies | Governance
The Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is administered within the UPEI Faculty of Arts and reports to the UPEI Vice-President Academic and Research.
To be the leading centre of excellence on issues related to island studies scholarship, public policy, and engagement.
· To encourage a deep knowledge, understanding, and expression of Prince Edward Island;
· To serve as a bridge between the University and Island communities;
· To contribute to the formulation of public policy in Prince Edward Island;
· To undertake and facilitate island studies research and education at local, national, and global scales.
The Institute of Island Studies operates under the direction of an Executive Committee. A separate Advisory Committee provides advice and guidance to the Executive. The roles and responsibilities of each are outlined in a Purpose and Procedures document.
The Institute’s work is guided by a Vision Statement: To be the leading centre of excellence on issues related to island studies scholarship, public policy, and engagement. Our Strategic Plan (2016–2021) outlines how this vision is achieved.