UPEI makes changes to senior executive team, faculty association calls for board member resignations


Several changes to the University of Prince Edward Island’s senior executive team have been announced, following the release of an independent report on UPEI’s workplace culture. Jackie Podger, who held the role of vice-president, finance and administration at UPEI, was placed on administrative leave a day prior to the report’s release. Tara Judson will serve as acting Vice-President Administration and Finance and Sue Connolly will take on the newly announced interim Vice-President, People and Culture position. UPEI’s Faculty Association issued a letter describing the report as “devastating” and calling for the immediate resignation of board members who held their seats from 2013 to 2015.