We acknowledge that we live, learn and work on the unceded territory of the Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation.

eNEWS | May & June 2021 | Edition 5 & 6

Celebrating Resilience and Character

A Year-end Message from Craig Davis on behalf of the Community

As we steady ourselves to say a fond farewell to our graduating Year 46 class, join Craig Davis on a reflective journey through a momentous year for our Pearson community in this most testing of times. Read more

YE,TOST - Guiding the Path

"Moving from words to deeds, turning the College’s Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan into actions is reconciliation – a journey of many steps," observed Board Member and alumna Kwakwaka'wakw Kory Wilson.

One of our steps on the journey of reconciliation is the restoration of SENĆOŦEN language names and appropriate iconography to the Pearson campus located on the unceded territory of the Sc’ianew First Nation. Read more


How to Build Racial Equity | Interview with Nosa Ero-Brown

Meet Nosa (Year 19/1994, Nigeria), Assistant Deputy-Minister of the Province of Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate and a thoughtful advocate of how governments can work with and support citizens to be positive, proactive advocates of racial justice.

François Lecavalier | Living UWC Values

Congratulations to alum and Board Member François (Year 8/1983, Canada-QC) to joining Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) as Vice President - Integrated Markets, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Antoinette Nestor | The Optimist Empowering Others

Follow alumna and law expert Maria Antonieta (goes by Antoinette) (Pincheira Zambrano) Nestor’s (Year 21/1996, Chile) journey leading to her current position as Engagement Manager of Cambridge Zero & Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge University where, among other tasks, she works on inspiring individuals to get involved in solving the climate crisis. Read more

Shauna Aminath Appointed Minister of Environment of Maldives

Congratulations to Shauna (YR 29/2004, Maldives) for her appointment as her country’s Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology.

Shauna urges individuals and governments alike to step up their efforts in combating climate change. Read more

Reflections from Heather Gross

Thank you, Heather Gross (Year 20/1995, Canada-AB), for your many years and roles with Pearson and the UWC movement, as a student, a volunteer, a mentor, a teacher and a leader, your open ears and doors, your heartfelt support whenever it was needed. We look forward to seeing you in the future and wish you success and joy on your new journey! Read more


Nurturing Future Leaders in Sustainability and Climate Justice

“Now, more than ever, we need leaders who can navigate the complexity of global challenges and forge local solutions,” said Head of College Craig Davis. “These are global problems that demand a unified response. Read more

Millie Kerr | Embarking on Her UWC Journey

We had a chance to speak with one of the incoming Year 48 students and learned what motivates her and what she is looking forward to at Pearson and UWC.

Working to Preserve Local Waterways

Using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for guidance, students joining the Vital Youth 2021 initiave, were tasked with finding a charity in the Greater Victoria area that contributed to one or more SDGs. Two of the student leaders come from coastal environments, where the diminishing wellbeing of the world’s oceans are becoming increasingly obvious, they chose the “Life Below Water” goal. Read more

The Right Teaching Tools Matter

When our new Head of College, Craig Davis, started his tenure at Pearson, he was immediately inspired by the expertise and dedication of the faculty. But stepping inside a few of the classrooms, he also realized that it was past time to modernize those spaces to meet the learning needs of today’s students. Read more

In Memoriam | Dieza 'Tita' Dolencio

It’s with love and gratitude that we remember “Tita” Dieza Dolencio, a warm, loving presence in the lives of hundreds of Pearson students and an extraordinary Host Family volunteer for more than 40 years. A native of the Philippines who moved to Canada in 1964 once modestly said, “I just felt the kids, so far away from home, needed some good food and company and a safe place where they can stay and relax.” Tita passed away on 28 May. Read more

2021-22 Student Handbook is Out!

Our new student handbook is out! The handbook is designed to give incoming students a good impression of what their lives on campus might look like, as well as a flavour of the journey that they are embarking on. We wish our first and second year students a great summer and cannot wait to welcome them (back) to campus. View the Handbook



On June 9, some of the world-wide Pearson community came together for another round of our Global Village Update (GVU). This gathering of students, alumni and their families, supporters, volunteers, staff and faculty was expertly facilitated by alumnus and new Pearson Board Director Owen Teo (Year 15/1990, Canada-BC).

Looking back on an unprecedented time of challenge and resilience, Head of College Craig Davis reflected on his first Pearson year and outlined some upcoming initiatives. There was also plenty of time for questions and discussion with attendees, a special GVU feature that we look forward to continuing.

If you weren’t able to attend, you can catch the recording – as well as all of our previous GVUs from this year – on our Youtube channel.

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Uniting the World: UWC, together for our planet and for our future

As the world prepares for COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, the 18 UWC schools and colleges recognise their role in tackling the threat of global climate change and making their specific contributions to a resilient, net zero economy that protects, values and rebuilds the natural world. Read more

2020 UWC International Annual Review

In this Annual Review you will learn about how UWC rose to the challenges of 2020. You will read about how the UWC community overcame great hurdles, eventually bringing almost all of our 11,000 students from 158 countriesback on our campuses to live and learn together. View the Review

Uniting the World 2021 Annual Report

For 20 years, the Davis United World College Scholars Program has been providing thousands of scholarships to UWC graduates to enter american colleges and universities. Read about their impact and learn more about their scholars in their 2021 Annual Report.

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