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Pearson College UWC, located just outside Victoria, B.C. on the unceded territory of the Scia'new First Nation (also known as Beecher Bay), is one of 17 UWCs (United World Colleges) around the world. The College is a two-year, pre-university school for up to 200 students from more than 100 countries who live, study and learn together pursuing the International Baccalaureate within an experiential education approach. A group of visionaries founded the College in the early 1970s with the goal of creating a national memorial to Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson. Mr. Pearson's beliefs about peace and global understanding aligned very strongly with those of the UWC mission: "To make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future." After Mr. Pearson's death in 1972, the nascent College was named in his honour with the first students arriving in September 1974.
Today, more than 4,000 students have graduated from Pearson College UWC and, as alumni, are continuing to live the UWC mission by working as leaders and agents of change in communities and organizations around the world. For more information about the College and the UWC, please explore this website and our Facebook, Twitter and other social media links.
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