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We’d love to learn more about what you are doing. Tell us more about your experiences after Pearson College UWC and your recent endeavors by emailing You can also learn more about what’s happening on campus through our news blog and stories of our current scholars. If you have quick moment, we would also love to know how your experiences at Pearson College UWC where formative to you by answering these questions.

MISSA turned 35 years in 2019!

Reading Time: 2 minutes What started as an idea back in 1984, by Robin Hopper, a Pearson art instructor, and some artist friends, has blossomed from 5 workshops and 50 people to 40+ workshops and over 400 people!

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Building Community on Two Continents – Part 2

Last month, we introduced you to community activist and Pearson alum Lama Mugabo (PC YR 2, 1977/Rwanda) and briefly outlined some of his involvement with organizations and individuals working to establish a cultural centre and neighbourhood infrastructure in...

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Reunions this summer: A 20 & a 30-Year Reunion

In August 2019, we will be welcoming back alumni from around the world for their 20 and 30-Year Reunion! Arriving first, from August 4-8, will be years 23, 24, 25 and 26 for their 20-Year reunion. Then from August 11-15, years 14, 15, 16, and 17 are invited to come...

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Building Community on Two Continents – Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutes Leading up to Black History Month, we shine a light on Lama Mugabo (YR2/1977, Rwanda), who has been active on social justice and poverty alleviation issues in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) for decades and has worked to build meaningful bridges between his Rwandan homeland and Canada.

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