eNEWS 2023 | July

We acknowledge that we live, learn and work on the unceded territory of the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation.

Reflecting on an Unforgettable Pearson Journey

Join us in bidding a heartfelt farewell to outgoing President and Head Craig Davis as he reflects on the memories, the challenges and the transformative impact of being a leader of Canada's only UWC school. Read more 

Meet Our Incoming President and Head and His Family!

Take a few moments and watch as our new President and Head (as of August 1, 2023) Jason McBride introduces his family. Jason arrives on campus this week, and his family will join the community in the middle of the month. View the video here.

Behold! The 2022-2023 Impact Report

We are pumped to share with you our latest Annual Impact Report that highlights how, on campus and around the world, Pearsonites are making a difference! Read more


Two Pearson Generations Working Together!

First-year Climate Action Leadership Diploma student Iya (YR49/2024, Philippines) is fortunate to be working with Pearson alum and Chief Sustainability Officer at Del Monte Pacific Ltd. Iggy Sison (YR9/1984, Philippines) this summer. Thank you to Iggy and all alumni mentors and advisors! Learn more in this year’s Impact Report.⁠ 

Living the UWC Mission from Pearson to Changshu

Pearson alumna Yutian Zhou (YR32/2007, China) shares her experience as a Pearson alumna who continues to live the mission as Admissions Manager for UWC Changshu China. Read more

Making Their Voices Heard for Climate Action

Recent graduate Ira (YR48/2023, Canada-NS) spoke to the online publication Watershed Sentinel, where he discussed how he and his peers are seeking to have their voices heard in court to fight the climate crisis and why listening to youth can help secure a sustainable future. Read more  


In Memorium: Talented Alumni's Legacy Will Live On

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our Year One alumnus Matti Joensuu. Some of his talents included being a remarkable pianist and training to become an Aikido 7th Dan master with his own Dojo in Austria. He touched the lives of countless individuals through his teachings, spreading his wisdom and expertise across the globe.


Empowering More Climate Leaders Around the World

Last fall, we launched the groundbreaking Climate Action Leadership Diploma (CALD) to empower emerging leaders passionate about climate action. Now, with generous support, we plan to digitize the CALD program, making it accessible to educators worldwide. Read more




Pearson Student Represents BC at the NAIG 2023

Recently, Pearson student Nathaniel (YR 49/2024, Canada-PEI), participated in the North American Indigenous Games in Halifax, where he took home the gold medal in the 400m dash! Before the games began, he spoke with CBC's Jason D'Souza, which can be heard here. Credit: isparcteambc

Incoming Year 50 to Attend Pearson on Prestigious Scholarship

A big shout-out to the Newfoundland & Labrador Ministry of Education and community organizations in Canada’s easternmost province which every year help make it possible for a deserving young person to attend Pearson. Thank you!

Our latest recipient, Gabriel, appeared on CBC's St. John's Morning Show, where he and alumna Alice Ferguson O'Brien discussed the scholarship opportunity. Listen here 

Coming Back to Pearson

Hear from our new Donor Relations Coordinator, Azuz Al-Rubaye (YR44/2019, Iraq), on his journey, which includes joining Pearson, graduating and then re-joining our campus as a staff member. Watch the interview here.

Make Way for Our Year 50s!

Meanwhile, our Director of Admissions, Melody Miu, spoke with us about the upcoming Year 50s who will be joining us in late August and what we can expect. Listen to the podcast here.


Read the Latest UWC Canada Newsletter!

Find out more about what the Team Canada UWC cohort looks like and how UWC Canada Regional Gatherings helped new students get to know each other. Read more

Canadian Applications are Open!

Applications for Canadian students to join the UWC movement are open! Are you or someone you know currently looking for an education like no other? Apply here to start in August 2024.

Our New 2023-2024 Student Handbook!

Discover the secrets of becoming a changemaker in our newest annual Student Handbook. It showcases what it’s like to be a student, including a day in the life, what a new student should bring (and look forward to) and the opportunities and challenges associated with being a UWC student. Read more