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Encyclopedia > St. Dunstan's University

St. Dunstan's University (SDU) is a former university which was located on the northern outskirts of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. SDU merged with Prince of Wales College (PWC) in 1969 to form the University of Prince Edward Island. A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island waterfront facing northwest. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (The small under the protection of the great) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Area 5,660 km² (13th)  - Land 5,660 km²  - Water 0 km² (0%) Population (2004)  - Population 137,900 (10th... Prince of Wales College (PWC) is a former university college, which was located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a university in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ...


SDU was founded by the Roman Catholic diocese of Charlottetown in 1854 as a seminary but by the mid-20th century had expanded into a small Liberal Arts university. A post-Second World War enrollment boom mandated an expansion which saw new residences and teaching buildings constructed on the campus located along Charlottetown's Elm Avenue (the Malpeque Road). SDU received a provincial degree-granting charter in 1917 but didn't actually award its first bachelor degrees until the spring 1941 convocation. Prior to this, SDU had affiliated with Université Laval and awarded joint degrees from the 1890s onward. Following the decision to start granting its own degrees, SDU severed the relationship with Laval by 1956. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A seminary is a specialised university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students in religion, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Laval University (Université Laval) is one of Canadas leading universities. ... The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that color in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Similarly to PWC, SDU also operated a high school, offering senior matriculation to those students wishing to continue into academic or professional studies. SDU remained a non-co-educational institution until it was merged with PWC in 1969. Catholic women from the province (and the rest of the Maritimes) who were seeking an education were forced to travel to Halifax's Mount Saint Vincent University. Matriculation refers to the formal process of entering a university, or of becoming eligible to enter by acquiring the required prior qualifications. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Mount Saint Vincent University, commonly referred to as The Mount, is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


By the 1960s, the provincial government in Prince Edward Island began a critical study of its post-secondary education institutions (PWC and SDU), concluding that a merger to form a provincial university was the desired funding and service model for future Island students. The merger was not without controversy as emotions ran their course on the part of supporters of both institutions, however in May, 1969 the last classes graduated from PWC and SDU and the institutions were merged into the University of Prince Edward Island which opened for the first time in September 1969 on the now-former SDU campus. At the same time as UPEI was formed, Elm Avenue was renamed by the City of Charlottetown to University Avenue, which it is still referred by. The PWC campus on Grafton Street was taken over by the provincial government and formed the basis for the new provincial community college, Holland College. Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (The small under the protection of the great) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Area 5,660 km² (13th)  - Land 5,660 km²  - Water 0 km² (0%) Population (2004)  - Population 137,900 (10th... This article is about the month of May. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a university in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a junior college, is an educational institution providing post-secondary education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and associates degrees. ... Holland College is the provincial community college for the province of Prince Edward Island. ...


External link

  • St. Dunstan's University history - provided by UPEI (http://www.upei.ca/sdu)

 
 

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