eNEWS 2023 | Holiday edition

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

Seasons Greetings from our Head of College!

As we approach Winter Break, we recently checked in with our Head of College, Jason McBride. Find out from Jason how this last term went and what plans for the New Year are. Watch the video above or click here.


Get To Know the Newest Board Members

Earlier this month, the Board of Directors appointed two new faces, two distinguished Pearson alumni, to serve on our Board. We also saw the departure of three members. We are so grateful to all our members of the Board for their new and continued guidance and expertise. Read more

RECAP: Vancouver Meet & Greet

We were thrilled to introduce Jason McBride to Vancouver-area alumni and friends of the College last month and renew acquaintances and friendships at the same time. Click here to view the gallery.

2022-2023 Financial Statements

Pearson’s Board of Directors last month approved the College’s 2022-23 audited financial statements. See the summary document on this page here.


Honorary Doctorate Given to Board Member

Board member Anita George (YR 4/1979, India) accepted an honorary degree from Concordia University for visionary leadership and sustainability. Read more and watch her acceptance speech here.

VIU Re-Appoints Pearson Alumna

Vancouver Island University announced that Dr. Deb Saucier (YR 10/1985, Canada-SK), has been reappointed for a second five-year term as President and Vice-Chancellor. Read more

Living the Mission

Alumna Tess Casher (YR 44/2019, Canada-YK) rocked it at Pearson’s 2018 TEDx Flipside with a presentation on 'The Art of Stuttering'. Now the Rhodes Scholar is doing more to encourage better understanding of speech dysfluency with her novel, Sleuths in SkatesRead more


Together, They Will Go Far!

Thanks to thousands of supporters the Renew & Re-found Campaign is racing to its final goal, but we need your help to cross the finish line! Read more




Get To Know Our Latest Course Offering!

Hear from distinguished faculty member Dr. Jordan Bolay in this latest Pearson Podcast episode, where he takes us behind the scenes of his new course, which combines Literature and Performance to create a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Listen here

From YUL To YYJ - How Are They Doing?

Find out how two friends from Montreal, Alexa (YR 50/2025, Canada-QC) & Alicia (YR 49/2024, Canada-QC), ended up at Pearson and how they have been able to take advantage of what the College has to offer, all while studying the CALD and IB Diploma programs respectively. Listen here

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. Find out how you can contribute via our shared folder here.

Pearson Robotics Team Preps for Local Qualifier 

Our first ever FTC Robotics CAS, "The Pearsonites" participated in a robotics "scrimmage" at St. Margaret's School, where they placed fifth out of fourteen competing schools. The scrimmage was a great opportunity to test their ability to qualify for the eagerly anticipated regional qualification in the New Year. Go Pearsonites!  

Faculty Member Wins COP28 Climate Change Challenge

Faculty member and alum Lucas Olscamp (YR38/2013, Canada-PEI) took home first place at the Burjeel Holdings Oxford Saïd Climate Change Challenge, where he presented his course, "Narrative Ecology, Selfhood and Thinking"  developed specifically for our Climate Action Leadership Diploma (CALD) program. Read more


URGENT: Host Families Needed for the Winter Break!

We hope to increase the number of host families who can welcome international students during the upcoming winter break from December 15 through January 6. If you are interested, please email Phoebe directly.

Spread joy, share traditions, and make your and a student's winter break unforgettable!⁠

A Closer Look at Pearson’s University Profile 

Pearson’s annual school profile is primarily for post-secondary recruitment & admissions folks, but it deserves to be seen by more people! Check out the 2023-24 edition here and read more about this small publication filled with great reasons why a young changemaker should consider pursuing a Pearson education.


December Events: 📅

Dec 8 - First-year Theatre Performance

Dec 9 - Pearson Winter Concert @ the Metchosin Community Hall

Dec 15 - Final Day of Classes

Dec 22 to Jan 1 - School Holiday Closure