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Dear Pearson Community and Friends,

I am pleased to share with you that the Pearson College UWC Board of Directors has established a search committee to find the future President and Head of College. The committee includes Board members Gloria Metzger, Brian Poston (YR 15/1990), Kory Wilson (YR 14/1989) and me, Christine Healy (YR 15/1990).

After reviewing proposals from some of the world’s leading executive search firms, we are pleased to advise that Lucy Hayes of Perrett Laver will assist us in finding the new President and Head. Lucy is a partner with Perret Laver and leads the firm’s work in Global Schools and Education. Her experience includes working with several UWCs as well as with other British Columbia and international educational institutions. A short biography of Lucy is linked to this message.

Your input is valuable to us. We are consulting with students, Faculty and staff to hear their views, and we invite you to participate, too. Please share with us the qualities, experiences and attributes that you believe are important for the next leader of Pearson College UWC.

We would also like to engage the strengths and connections of the worldwide Pearson and UWC communities in this search. We will be making a position description available in the near future and we encourage you to share this with qualified individuals who you think may be the right person to lead Canada’s School for the World.

The individual we are looking for will have the vision and tenacity to lead Pearson College UWC up to and beyond its 50th anniversary in 2024. This will be a person who fully lives our mission: To make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

We invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions with us via

Please watch for updates as we move forward on this exciting chapter. Thank you in advance for your input.

Warm regards,

Christine Healy
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors
Pearson College UWC

Pearson College UWC acknowledges that we live, learn and work on the unceded territory of the Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation.