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eNEWS 2022 | Edition 5 & 6

Year 47, There is more in you than you think!

This past May, we said a fond farewell to our graduating Year 47 class, who perhaps more than any other cohort before them, had to draw on their reserves and resilience during -- what shall we say -- an unusual two-year Pearson experience. To recognise and celebrate this journey let us take you on a tour through their past two years at Pearson College UWC. Read more


Taking Concrete and Personal Action to Advance Reconciliation

David Pinel (Year 12/1987, Canada-ON) has built relationships and worked together with First Nations in the northern part of Vancouver Island for decades, and in the process, he and his family became honourary members of the Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nation. Learn how this Pearson alum is taking concrete and personal action to advance reconciliation.

From Painter to Coin Designer

Rinus van Hall's (Year 35/2010, The Netherlands) passion for the fine arts makes it no surprise that he is on a steady climb up the rungs of Dutch and international art circles. But what might be less well known in these parts is a prestigious assignment the Pearson alumnus recently completed to design a new commemorative five-Euro coin. Read more


UWC Canada and the incoming Class of 2022-2024

Executive Director of the UWC National Committee of Canada, Lyndsay Sprado, gives us an insight about the incoming Canadian class of 2022-2024 to the UWC movement. We are excited to be welcoming all these extraordinary young leaders to UWC and wishing them all the very best on their journeys to their respective UWCs.

New Welcome Sign | Sneak Peak

Coming this fall – a new campus welcome sign created with our friends from Sc’ianew First Nation and incorporating SENĆOŦEN language words of welcome. Read more

Welcoming a new team member in Alumni Relations

We are pleased to share that Aileen Lee is joining the Pearson College UWC team as our new Alumni Engagement Officer. Aileen will be moving to campus with her family in August and is looking forward to hosting alumni on campus and helping the alumni community find exciting ways to connect with the UWC mission. Read more

A Whale of a Time... and Other Infrastructure Work

Yes, one of Pearson’s longest, and probably largest, residents – the reconstructed Gray Whale skeleton is about to go on a short, carefully-monitored move across campus. “It’s all part of this summer’s planned campus land and buildings upgrades, maintenance and repairs,” said Vice President, Operations and Administration Ty Pile. Read more


One World Re-imagined Recording

The One World Company, a CAS activity led by alumnus and faculty member Lucas Olscamp, 
drew on the spirit and magic of the stage show we all cherish and love, while offering a similar concept of bringing international songs, dances and spoken word performances into our local community, yet simply in a different medium. Dive into the magic of One World Re-Imagined that was recorded in various indoor and outdoor campus locations!

Harvard's UWC Impact Study

After 5 years and the participation of 4,834 UWC students & 6,894 alumni, Harvard's UWC Impact Study is here! The results make for interesting reading for global educators hoping to equip students with the skills needed to become changemakers. www.uwc.org/impactstudy