eNEWS 2023 | August

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

Welcome (Back) Everyone! 

What a week we had welcoming our students back to campus! Our Year 49s & 50s arrived safely to begin the new academic year with Orientation Week, taking placement tests, and participating in various student and staff-led activities. See how it went down by viewing our gallery here


WATCH: Reflecting on a Blur of a Month

For our new President and Head of College Jason McBride, the first month on campus was a bit of a blur. We caught up with him between commitments to find out how he's settling into his new role at Pearson College UWC and the goals he has in mind for a great school year. View the video here

"Back to (Climate Action) School"

Read this article in one of British Columbia's largest circulation daily newspapers about Pearson's ground-breaking approach to climate action education! 


IN PICTURES: Our 30 & 20 Year Reunions

This summer, we welcomed our Years 18-21 and 25-30 back to campus as part of our annual summer reunions. From waterfront activities to breakout discussions and Village Gathering sessions, view how alumni renewed their bonds and enjoyed their "back to campus" trip. View the 30-year gallery here and the 20-year gallery here

An Experience Like No Other

Recent alumnus David He (YR 47/2022, Canada-BC) recently wrapped up his tenure with the Prime Minister's Youth Council. In the article, David shares a few of his experiences since graduating from Pearson. Read more

WATCH: A Conversation with Dr. Kriti Sharma

Recent graduates Charlotte (YR 48/2023, Norway) and Alicja (YR 48/2023, Poland) caught up with alumnae Dr. Kriti Sharma (YR 25/200, Canada-AB), about her groundbreaking research into the interdependence in the natural world and how it might help us to think differently about social and economic systems. View the video here. 


Westshore Chamber Mixer: Community Engagement 

We were thrilled to welcome many local business owners and entrepreneurs to our campus as part of the WestShore Chamber of Commerce's "Membership Mixer." Guests were treated to delicious Hors d' oeuvres while hearing from Pearson leadership staff while mixing and mingling overlooking Pedder Bay.  

Get To Know Our New Sustainability Coordinator! 

We sit down with our newly-appointed Sustainability Coordinator and Alumni Engagement Manager, Daniela Lara. We get to know her in her new roles, what UWC Day will look like and her plans for promoting sustainability on campus!  Listen here

Escaping the Northwest Territories Wildfires

Second-year student Kira (YR 49/2024, Canada-NWT) shared her family's story of evacuating from the Yellowknife-area wildfire just before returning to campus with news media across B.C., including this article in the Times Colonist newspaper. (We're happy to report that everyone is okay!) In her interviews, Kira also touched on how climate change is exacerbating natural and man-made disasters such as forest fires. Read more

Shining Bright at the World Schools Debating Championships

This summer, recent alum Annushka (YR 48/2023, Canada-BC) took home the prestigious "World's Best Speaker" title at the 2023 World Schools Debating Championships in Vietnam. She will continue to shine as she prepares to study at Harvard this fall. Congratulations Annushka! 


Looking Back on UWC's Momentous New York Gala

Key contributors to the UWC movement came together to celebrate its achievements and acknowledge the importance of UWC making an even greater difference in educating young individuals for peace and sustainability in the years to come. Watch above or click here to view. 

UWC Canada Meet Ups: A Great Way to Connect!

Some of our incoming students took to our campus early as part of UWC Canada's Meet Up over the August long weekend just as our first reunion wrapped up. Incomers also had the chance to take part in a meet-up in Vancouver and Saskatoon early in the year. 


    This month: 📅

  • Sept 10th - Metchosin Community Day featuring Pearson Performers
  • Sept 21st - UWC Day
  • Sept 30th - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation