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Governance and Structure

Governance

The University is governed by a Board of Governors and a Senate, instituted under the terms of the University Act. The Senate is composed of the President of the University; the Vice-Presidents of the University; the Deans of Faculties and Schools; the Registrar; the University Librarian; the Director of the Centre for Life-Long Learning; six members of the student body, at least one of whom is a mature or part-time student, or both; the President of the Student Union; one member of the Board of Governors; one member of the Alumni Association; and twenty-two members elected from the full-time teaching faculty.

Chancellor:

  • Dr. Don McDougall, Chancellor

President and Vice-Chancellor:

  • Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Presidents:

  • Dr. Christian Lacroix, Vice President Academic
  • Ms. Jackie Podger, Vice President Administration and Finance
  • Dr. Robert Gilmour, Vice President Research and Graduate Studies

Deans:

  • Dr. Nebojsa Kujundzic, Faculty of Arts 
  • Dr. Juergen Krause, School of Business 
  • Dr. Ron MacDonald, Faculty of Education 
  • Dr. Rosemary Herbert, School of Nursing
  • Dr. Deborah MacLellan, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Dan Hurnik, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (interim)

The University of Prince Edward Island is divided into four faculties: Arts, Science, Education, and Veterinary Medicine; and two schools: Business Administration and Nursing. 

The Faculty of Arts is comprised of the Departments of Classics, Economics, English, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology; with programs in Acadian Studies, Applied Print Journalism, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, Catholic Studies, Christian Studies, Diversity and Social Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Integrated Studies, International Development Studies, Island Studies, Print Journalism, Public Administration, Theatre Studies, and University Writing.

The Faculty of Science is comprised of the Departments of Applied Human Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Information Technology, and Physics; with programs in Environmental Studies, Radiography, and Wildlife Conservation.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is comprised of the Departments of Biomedical Sciences, Companion Animals, Health Management, and Pathology and Microbiology.

All faculties offer courses at the undergraduate level. Graduate degrees are offered in the faculties of Arts, Business, Education, Nursing, Science, and Veterinary Medicine. The courses offered by the University lead to degrees in Arts, Science, Business Administration, Education, Music, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Radiography.