Master of Arts in Island Studies Thesis Defence: Fiona Steele  

Wednesday, April 26, 4-6 p.m. ADT on Zoom  

Please join us on a round-the-world thesis defence by MAIS student Fiona Steele, entitled “When stories lead to sustainable tourism – the role podcasting plays in the development of sustainable tourism on islands.”

The thesis is co-supervised by Drs. Susan Graham (Business) and Laurie Brinklow (Island Studies), with UPEI Adjunct Graduate Faculty member Dr. Andrew Jennings (University of the Highlands and Islands) serving on the committee. Dr. Valia Papoutsaki from New Zealand will serve as External Examiner, and Dr. Jean Mitchell (Sociology/Anthropology) will chair.

To receive the Zoom link, please contact Dr. Laurie Brinklow. Everyone is welcome! 

Event contact:
Laurie Brinklow,
Institute of Island Studies, UPEI


MAIS Thesis Defense: Ian McIsaac

March 8, 2021 —
Master of Arts in Island Studies student Ian McIsaac recently defended his thesis, “Factors influencing change in the Prince Edward Island Lobster Fishery” via Zoom. The session was recorded and is now available to stream on the Institute of Island Studies YouTube channel.

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In 2015, the PEI Marketing Council created the Lobster Fishers of Prince Edward Island (LFPEI) Commodity Board after holding a plebiscite. Ian conducted research to better understand what factors led to the decision, and to discover if any aspect of islandness may have influenced this independent group of Island business men and women who compete with each other to catch the same fish.