PEI increases commitment to UPEI’s new faculty of medicine

The Government of Prince Edward Island has increased its commitment to a new Faculty of Medicine at the University of Prince Edward Island. The province originally committed to the construction of a 75,000-square-foot building, but UPEI Interim President Greg Keefe told CBC that a bigger building was necessary to host the intertwined nursing, paramedicine, and veterinary medicine programs within the Faculty of Medicine. To meet these needs, the institution instead plans to construct a 135,000-square-foot building, with PEI committing $122.7M to the building and UPEI planning to fundraise $10M. The university plans to welcome its first cohort of medical students in Fall 2024. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.