A special dedication ceremony was held recently at the University of Prince Edward Island to recognize St. Dunstan’s University (SDU) and its Board and alumni’s commitment to the University. Main Building will now be officially known as “SDU Main Building.”
“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 and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz during the ceremony. “And part of that history is that UPEI has benefited so much from the generosity of SDU alumni and the SDU Board of Governors.”
In 1969, when UPEI opened its doors for the first time, it inherited the traditions of two long-established institutions, St. Dunstan’s University and Prince of Wales College. SDU Main Building was constructed in 1854 and was the heart of the SDU campus, as it continues to be today for the UPEI community.
The dedication ceremony was held during UPEI’s annual Summer Reunion Weekend, fitting as many alumni were celebrating milestone anniversaries on campus and were present...