Pearson College UWC, originally known as Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, was named in honour of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former Canadian Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson.

Sixty years ago, in 1957, Mr. Pearson was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in helping create the first United Nations peacekeeping force, and defusing the 1956 Suez Crisis.

In his Nobel Prize Lecture, Mr. Pearson asked, “How can there be peace without people understanding each other, and how can this be if they don’t know each other?”

In this anniversary year, we will be honouring Mr. Pearson through various celebrations and events in the Pearson College UWC community. His vision of a West Coast international school, together with his resolute commitment to peace and global understanding, helped inspire the creation of this school which proudly bears his name.

17 Nov 2017 - 5-7pm: Meet, Mingle and Magnifiy | Victoria Forum




Canada’s School for the World, Pearson College UWC, and the University of Victoria are pleased to invite you to the opening cocktail dinner reception of the Victoria Forum 2017 for a celebration of our shared values under the theme of Canada@150: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion.

Meet and mingle with alumni, students, members of the Pearson community and fellow Forum attendees.
Magnify ideas and efforts for a better world to unite cultures, communities and countries through diversity and inclusion.

Friday 17 November 2017, 5pm to 7pm

Fairmont Empress Hotel, Palm Court
721 Government St, Victoria


02 Nov 2017 - Pearson's 'Four Faces of Peace" - Panel Discussion

At Pearson’s The Four Faces of Peace, distinguished guests and panelists including The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Global Affairs, former Prime Minister The Right Honourable Joe Clark, PC, CC, AOE, former foreign ministers The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, PC, CC ,OM, The Honourable Bill Graham, PC, CM, QC and The Honourable Barbara Jean McDougall, PC, OC explored the enduring legacy of Nobel Peace Laureate Lester B. Pearson in the conduct of Canada’s foreign affairs on 02 November 2017 at the beautiful Isabel Bader Theatre at the Massey College in Toronto.

Experience or re-live this engaging evening in our live recording or view the pictures from the evening here.