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eNEWS 2022 | November

Jason McBride Named New Incoming Head of College

Pearson College UWC has appointed Jason McBride as President and Head of College, effective August 2023. He will bring more than 20 years of global educational leadership and intercultural understanding to the campus. Read more


Supporting Our School

RBC Royal Bank is one Pearson’s longest supporters with a first gift back in 1973. They have contributed $353,000 towards the current Renew and Re-found Campaign and were among the foundational funders of our Climate Action Leadership Diploma. This latest gift of $50,000 is supporting the first cohort of this program.

Meeting our CALD cohort!

We were excited to welcome donors Jamie and Susan Henwood back to campus -- after 40 years since their last visit to the College! They had lunch with three of our students and also visited Race Rocks. We are grateful for their support of the CALD 
program through the Victoria Foundation.

Alumni Giving Back

Shout out to Pearson alum Kevin Wong (Year 38/2011, Canada-ON) and Nicholas Yu (Year 38/2011, Hong Kong) who were inspired at their recent 10-year reunion to give back to the College by sponsoring a room in their former student residence, QOL¸EW̱ House (previously East House). If you would like to sponsor one of 25 student rooms contact us

Will You Help Support Student Wellness?

Are you familiar with the Pearson mini-gym? If you are an alum, perhaps you used it throughout the school year or in the winter months. 
This space is key to students' physical and mental well-being. 
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Making The Global, Local

The “acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Learn more about two Pearson alumni making a difference close to “home”. Read more 

Pearson Alumna Named Rhodes Scholar

Pearson College UWC graduate and Yukon resident Tess Casher (Year 44/2019, Canada-YK) was recently named one of eleven Canadians to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Read more

Meet Our New Chair of the Board

We are thrilled to welcome Lori Sterling (Year 2/1977, Canada-QC) as our new Chair of the Board of Directors!

Read more about Lori and the rest of our Board.


Getting to Know Dr. Spencer Fowler 

In this video, we chat with the Deputy Head & Vice President Education and Learning, Dr. Spencer Fowler and find out what it's been like to relocate to our campus following his term as CEO & Superintendent at The Affiliated High School of Peking University's Dalton Academy.

New Board Members Welcomed

Two innovators with strong Victoria connections have recently joined the Pearson College UWC Board of Directors. They also had the chance to meet students earlier this month as part of our Board Ask Me Anything Session. Read more

Dr. Andrew Weaver Endorses CALD Program 

IPCC Author, climate scientist and former politician Dr. Andrew Weaver recently stopped by our campus to chat with our Climate Action Leadership Diploma cohort and share his thoughts on implementing long-term solutions in this video.

First-Year Student Haseen Honoured at Better Together Gala

Congratulations to first-year student Haseen Fatima Amini (Year 49/2024, Afghanistan) who received the REP Youth Award last month at the Better Together Gala! The award highlights newcomers to Canada who help build bridges across diverse communities.

Volunteers Power the UWC National Committee of Canada Process

Recently, we checked in with National Committee of Canada Executive Director Lyndsay Sprado to see how the hard work of prospective UWC students, National Committee of Canada volunteers and Lyndsay herself is supporting the UWC application process for young Canadians. Read more

Host Families Needed for the  Winter Break!

We are looking to increase the number of host families who can welcome our students for occasional weekends, overnights pre-travel or part of our three-week winter break from December 16 through January 7. If you are interested, please email Dawn Boshcoff at: DBoshcoff@pearsoncollege.ca.



2021-2022 Financial Statements

The College’s annual audited financial statements for the 2021-22 fiscal year were reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors at their mid-November meetings and are now available on our website. Read more

2022-2023 University Profile

Pearson’s annual University Profile is much more than an excellent tool to help ensure global post-secondary admissions and other officials have a solid grounding about the College and the outstanding achievements of our students. It’s also a peek at where these leaders and changemakers will continue their educational journeys.

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3 December 2022 | 6 AM PST | 2 PM UTC

Join alumna Chloë Dear (Year 7/1982, New Zealand) who will explain the principles that underpin regenerative agriculture, an approach to farming that seeks to work with and support natural systems. Chloë's bio is fascinating, and she's sure to prove entertaining.


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