UPEI receives $48.8M toward new Faculty of Medicine facility


The University of Prince Edward Island will receive $48.8M in joint funding from the provincial and federal government to support the creation of a new health education building. The five-storey building will house the university’s forthcoming Faculty of Medicine and the expanded UPEI Health and Wellness Centre. A release states that the building will be energy efficient and include simulation, clinical learning, and academic anatomy learning spaces for students enrolled in medical and interprofessional health education programs. “Having the ability to train doctors right here on the Island, in a state-of-the-art facility, will be significant for Prince Edward Island’s healthcare system,” stated Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure, and Communities Dominic LeBlanc.