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eNEWS 2023 | January

Dr. Deb Morrison, one of our Climate Action Leadership Diploma (CALD) instructors and a Royal Roads University Associate faculty member, recently talked about the CALD activities and how the innovative program came together. 

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Renew & Re-found Campaign Update | Celebrating our Donors

In our efforts to renew and re-found Pearson College UWC, we are excited to share that we recently reached $35.8 million of our $40M campaign goal! Second-year student Detiny shared how time at Pearson taught her about community, about gaining a better understanding of the people around her and how -- together -- young leaders can change the world for the better. Join us in reaching our goal!

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Leaving a Generous & Thoughtful Gift

Last spring, one of our Legacy Society members, Glen Crawford, passed away, leaving behind his beloved family. As part of his estate, Glen left a generous and thoughtful gift towards the College’s endowment fund that supports scholarships each year. Read more about Glen and his legacy here.

Sponsor a Student Room

Everyone can play a role in supporting the Pearson College UWC Renew and Re-found Campaign! Consider sponsoring one of the remaining 25 student dorm rooms. All funds raised will support campus renewal projects and are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Sponsor one on your own or invite others to join you! Learn more


Catching Up with Alumni Relations

Our Alumni Relations Officer, Aileen Lee, recently sat down to pen a reflection on alumni outreach and engagement this school year, including the breadth and variety of programs, mentorship and tutoring opportunities and upcoming summer reunions.

All of these are made possible thanks to the generosity of our alumni in sharing their time, talent and treasure. Read more.

Nominate a Fellow Alum for the New Alumni Spotlight

Know of a fellow Pearson Alumni who you think should be recognized for their good works? Now you can nominate someone for the new Alumni Spotlight. This initiative encourages crowdsourced recognition of alumni whose work or lives support or are aligned with the UWC mission. Learn more about the Alumni Spotlight on our website. Nominate Now! 


RECAP: Latin Caribbean Regional Day  

On January 21st, the community participated in Latin Caribbean Regional Day, which saw an early morning "Copa América" football match, followed by a series of workshops, pinata making, and a performance at the Max Bell, which included singing, dancing, and artistic performances. 

Truth and Reconciliation: A Personal Reflection

First-year student Grace (YR 49/2024, Canada-NL) shares with the Pearson eNews audience a personal reflection on Truth and Reconciliation. Click here to read. 

Pearson Impressions Magazine

If you were moved reading Grace's story, you can view more of her work as well as other student-written articles, short stories, and poetry at the student-powered online magazine, Pearson Impressions here.


Pearson Podcast |
Dr. Bonnie Henry

We had the privilege of hosting Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia, Canada, who gave us insight into challenges for public health leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're pleased to bring you the podcast version of her speech.

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Climate Action Leadership Diploma | Program Overview

Did you know how the CALD curriculum leverages these unique programmatic strengths: our location, a commitment to Reconciliation, local partnerships, and a deliberately diverse cohort of inspired students? Learn more about how this innovative program equips students with solutions-focused knowledge to address the climate crisis on the CALD section on our website. 

ISABC Pro-D Day Parent Registration

Registration for the International Schools Association of B.C. Pro-D Conference on February 17 is now LIVE. Talks will focus on Indigenous education, environmental sustainability and elevating the conversation around mental health and wellness. Click here to register.


Global Affairs Speakers Series RECAP | Dulce Castillo

Our first Global Affairs session of 2023 saw a presentation on the rights of children and adolescents with Dulce Castillo of the Inter-American Children's Institute. We also heard from first-year student Jeremiah (YR 49/2024, Guyana), who ⁠shared his experience with the Child Correspondent Network.⁠

Race Rocks Ecoguardian Captures Incredible Elephant Seal Birth

The video, shot by our very own Ecoguardian Derek Sterling, shows the moment a Northern Elephant Seal gave birth. Since then, over a dozen local, provincial and international news outlets have spoken to Derek about this rare video. Click the player above to watch what they are all talking about!