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eNEWS 2023 | October

Witching You a Happy Halloween!

In Conversation: Rebecca Beauchamp, Director of Indigenous Initiatives and Engagement

We were recently privileged to chat with Rebecca Beauchamp, who talked about how Reconciliation in Action at a United World College supports big goals for the College and individual student success. Listen Now

Pearson Community Takes Part in South Island Pow Wow 

Our students, faculty and staff participated in the South Island Pow Wow to commemorate National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day), which also saw many of them don their own individually-made orange shirts. ⁠⁠We are grateful to have been able to learn from and pay tribute to the Indigenous performances and cultures that day. View the gallery here.


Alumnus Honored for Indigenous Education Advocacy

Learn why Fredy Oxom’s (YR 32/2007, Guatemala) work to support education in his home country of Guatemala led to him being recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by his alma mater. Listen here

Stanford Grad with a Unique Twist to Marketing

As part of their Student Life web series, find out how Stanford Business PhD student Mohamed Hussein (YR38/2013, Egypt) adds a unique twist to marketing and credits the experiences he gained while studying at Pearson. Read more


A Renew & Re-found Legacy for Future Students

Discover the Inspiring Legacy of Ronald Laird Cliff, a Lifelong Advocate for Education and Community Enrichment, and His Unforgettable Contribution to Our College's Endowment. Read more (Photo credit: Order of BC)

Join Us for Another Alumni Chat!

Last Friday marked our first virtual Alumni Chat of the school year, and we hope to make them regular opportunities which encourage all former students of Pearson to feel free to share ideas, opinions and memories in a supportive, virtual forum with alumni of all ages and experiences. Read more




It was a phenomenal North American Regional Day

Our community participated in North American Regional Day, which saw early morning basketball matches followed by a series of workshops, a food fair, and a plethora of energetic performances by our students and staff at the Max Bell. View our gallery here.

OPINION: "We should all care about events in Guatemala" 

Our Faculty members are accomplished and involved, and we like to highlight their activities. In this edition, Samuel Perez de Leon writes on the current situation regarding Guatemala, how it is currently facing a democracy crisis and how we must take a stand. Read more

Action, Academic & Wellness Week 

Earlier this month, students with adult chaperones participated in various activities in Bamfield and Mount Washington as part of Action Week, including hiking, marine science, and engaging with local First Nations, to name a few! View our photo gallery to see how it all went down. 


Cellist Ian Maksin Wows Our Community!

We had the pleasure of hosting Ian Maksin for two special shows, including one with our community and a jam session with our students as part of his Amor Renatus (Rebirth of Love) tour! View the gallery here.

The Latest UWC Newsletter 

Read all about the latest news from our fellow UWC schools around the globe, including a partnership with the Global Fund for Women and those participating in Young Aurora. Read more 


November Events: 📅

Nov 1 - Last day for Canadians to apply through their UWC National Committee

Nov 2 - Vancouver Meet and Greet with Head of College Jason McBride

Nov 8 - National Indigenous Veterans Day

Nov 11 - Remembrance Day

Have a safe and spooktacular Halloween!