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eNEWS 2024 | January

VIDEO: CIS Reaccreditation Summary with Jason McBride

To kick off the New Year, our Head of College Jason McBride, provides an update on the successful conclusion of the Council of International Schools (CIS) re-accredidation process and why that is important to the entire Pearson community. Watch here


Alum Secures Spot at Youth Parliament

Recent alumnae Juliette (YR 48/2023, Canada-QC) had the opportunity to take part in a Youth Parliament session over the holiday break. Read more

Honored for Outstanding Community Work

Meanwhile, Maverick (YR 48/2023, Canada-NWT) was honored with the Scott McAdam youth leadership award for his work in the community. Read more

Taking the TEDx Stage to Share Wisdom

Watch this inspiring video from Levi (YR 36/2011, France) on the powers of maps and how there are new frontiers in creating them. Read more

Support for Their Community

Find out how the province has expanded its support for Indigenous people, featuring comments from Kory (YR 14/1989, Canada-BC). Read more


Hang In, Something BIG Will Be Revealed...

Thank you to all alumni, parents, students and donors who supported the College and its students in 2023! Charitable gifts made last year are already being invested in scholarships, campus renewal, and programs that define Pearson and our unique education experience.

The ambitious $40M Renew and Re-found campaign officially wrapped up in December. We look forward to sharing how our supporters are helping launch the next era of service for students at Pearson College UWC!

In the meantime, read more on your donations at work on our seafront!


Fresh Faces Joining the Team: Welcoming Two New Hires!

A new year with new (and exciting) changes on campus! We recently welcomed two new folks to power our Alumni Engagement, Advancement and Sustainability as we head into our 50th-anniversary celebrations. Read more

Darius & Manu at AVA Victoria Competition

Congratulations to Darius (YR 49/2024, Canada-BC) and Manu (YR 50/2025, Indonesia), who clinched first and second-place medals during this month's AVA Victoria Submission Grappling Jiu Jitsu Tournament!

MESACANA Regional Day a Success!

Our community participated in MESACANA (Middle Eastern, South Asian, Central Asian, and North African) Regional Day, which saw an early morning football match followed by a series of workshops, a food fair, and energetic performances by our students and staff at the Max Bell! What a treat!

Climate Action Leadership Diploma Students Present During Day of IMPACT

We were delighted to host guests at the IMPACT 2024 Conference, highlighting diverse community efforts to promote sustainable business practices. Our first-year CALD students Escarlin, Paula, and Bhoomi presented and engaged in a Q&A session during the event.

Speaking of CALD...

Our Director, Emily Coolidge, showcased our cutting-edge CALD Program for educators at the recent Global Summit on Climate Education in New York City! The turnout was fantastic, with many attendees eager to learn more about the program afterwards.

Global Affairs Spotlight on Taiwan

Our first Global Affairs session of 2024 occurred recently when the Pearson community gathered at the Max Bell theatre to view a presentation by students Molly (YR49/2024, Taiwan) & Louis (YR 50/2024, Taiwan) on the recent elections in Taiwan. The campus also took part in a Q&A afterwards. 


Callout for 50th-anniversary photos and memorabilia!

Do you have digital (or printed!) copies of Pearson student, campus and community life from 1974 to now? We’d love it if you would share these with us for our upcoming 50th anniversary.

Read our instructions on how to upload your digital content to select Years folders 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40 & 41-50 (click the hyperlinks!). You can also view all Years folders as one here.

Our New Brochure!

Discover our updated online and print brochure designed to give new friends a taste of who we are, our programs offered, alumni experiences after Pearson and what sets us apart from the other schools. Read more


February 2024:

Feb 9- Virtual Board Meeting

Feb 17- APAC (Asia Pacific) Regional Day

Feb 19- Family Day (no classes)

Feb 23 - ISABC Environmental Conference CALD field trip

Feb 29- Start of UWC Congress in Phuket, Thailand