UPEI honours founding institution by renaming building

August 22, 2014

The University of Prince Edward Island has honoured the long-standing support and commitment of St Dunstan’s University and the SDU board of governors by renaming the UPEI Main Building the SDU Main Building. SDU and the Prince of Wales College were founding institutions of UPEI and the main building was the hub for SDU’s campus as it is for UPEI’s. “UPEI prides itself on the heritage passed down from St Dunstan’s University and Prince of Wales College, and welcomes opportunities like today to increase our understanding of that history,” said UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. SDU still operates under the mandate to foster and promote Catholic education for the area, providing scholarships and bursaries for students. SDU board Chair George MacDonald said, “in 1969, the SDU Board chose to support UPEI and continues to this day. In scholarships alone, the SDU Board has contributed over $3 million.” UPEI News