The 2013 founders are Mr. Mike Read, Mr. Verner Smitheram, Mrs. Janice Robertson
(posthumous), and Mr. Bob MacAulay (posthumous).
Mrs. Janice Robertson began her career at UPEI in 1990 as a permanent part-time employee working at the Sports Centre front desk.
Shortly thereafter in 1992, Janice started the Communiversity program, a joint-venture between the University and local communities to develop programs such as the walking club, indoor lawn bowling, line dancing, youth basketball, soccer, and of course, the pre-school Jelly Bean Gym.
Panther Camps began that same year, and as a result of the successful programming, Janice
secured a full-time position with UPEI
Athletics and Recreation
In 2008, Janice became UPEI Athletics and Recreation program and facility coordinator.
In 2004, she
introduced the Mini University
Programs, which have now grown to be the most successful of the camps offered at UPEI
, due in large part to Janice's tireless efforts.