Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Choices For Higher Education
Les choix d’éducation supérieur
Charlottetown is the home of two important educational institutions. The University of Prince Edward Island was established in April 1969. It resulted from a merger of two institutions: Prince of Wales College that began as Central Academy in 1834 and Saint Dunstan's University which was established in 1855. UPEI offers degrees in the arts, science, music, nursing and veterinary medicine. The second institution, Holland College was also established in 1969. It offers more than 70 credentials in a wide variety of areas ranging from culinary arts, policing, applied sciences and engineering technology as well the performing arts. The presence of these institutions in the community adds a significant vitality to the city.
Charlottetown accueille deux importants établissements d'enseignement. L'Université de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard a été créée en avril 1969. Elle est le fruit de la fusion de deux établissements : le Collège Prince of Wales, créé sous le nom de Central Academy en 1834 et l'Université Saint Dunstan's, fondée en 1855. L'UPEI offre des diplômes en arts, sciences, musique,
Erected by Historic Charlottetown.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 46° 14.474′ N, 63° 6.883′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Grafton Street and Water Street (Prince Edward Island Route 1), on the right when traveling east on Grafton Street. Marker is located in the "Welcome to Charlottetown" plaza at the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottetown PE C1A 1M1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transportation from Tip-to-Tip (here, next to this marker); The Once Great Island Railroad (here, next to this marker); A River of Importance (here, next to this marker); Beginnings of a Settlement (here, next to this marker); Open Green Spaces in the City (here, next to Keeping the City Green (here, next to this marker); Preserving Our History (here, next to this marker); A Centre for the Arts (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
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1. University of Prince Edward Island History. The University of Prince Edward Island has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence dating back to the early 19th century, with roots in its founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (PWC) and St. Dunstan’s University (SDU). Kent College, later to become Prince of Wales College, opened in 1820. A related predecessor institution, Central Academy, received a Royal Charter in 1834. In 1860 the Colleges were renamed for the Prince of Wales in honour of the visit of the future King Edward VII. The predecessor of St. Dunstan’s University, St. Andrew’s College, was founded in 1831 under the leadership of Bishop Angus MacEachern. St. Dunstan’s College was established in 1855 by Bishop Bernard MacDonald on (Submitted on May 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Holland College (Wikipedia). Holland College is the provincial community college for the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). It is named after British Army engineer and surveyor Captain Samuel Holland. It was formed by the Government of Prince Edward Island in 1969 as a result of an education reform policy which saw the closure of the province's two post-secondary institutions structured on religious lines, St. Dunstan's University and Prince of Wales College, and the creation of the non-denominational University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and Holland College. (Submitted on May 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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