Master of Arts in Island Studies | Student Research

Master of Arts in Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island is a unique, interdisciplinary, and policy-driven graduate program that critiques islands on their own terms. The program welcomes students from around the world with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and diverse degrees, and/or with professional workplace experience in the public, private, or resource sectors. Learn more

MA Island Studies Presentations

Video and audio recordings of Master of Arts in Island Studies students presenting and or discussing their research.

MA Island Studies Thesis Titles

Titles, abstracts, and full-text of all theses from UPEI’s Master of Arts in Island Studies program from 2006 to present.

MAIS Student Projects and Research

Explore a collection of research and projects from our MAIS students over the last several years.

  • A Walk on the Edge (2015–ongoing)
    Each year, the intrepid students from Dr. Laurie Brinklow’s ‘Islandness: Culture, Change and Identity’ class take a “walk on the edge,” then document their experience – through words and images – of what it’s like being out on the edge of the Island. And, because this class takes place in the winter semester, the experience isn’t of the usual sun, sand, and sea…
  • Sails & Tales (2020)
    A new journal of Island Studies from a class of Master of Arts in Island Studies at UPEI, featuring a selection of writing and images that will transport you on a journey to the world’s islands, starting off at home port, here on Prince Edward Island.
  • Thesis Proposal Presentations (2014)
    Each year, as part of the requirements for IST 6040: Research Methods and Design for Island Studies, our MAIS students are tasked with writing and presenting their thesis research proposals. These are the presentations from our 2014 cohort.


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