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Your Generosity Makes the Magic Happen

Earlier this month, Pearson College UWC partnered with the University of Victoria on the inaugural  Victoria Forum, a three-day conference focused on diversity and inclusion. Among the conference themes, Pearson students explored the role of philanthropy and civil society in promoting social inclusion and change: a key outcome being that social change cannot come about without philanthropy playing a key role.

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North American Regional Day – 30 Sept 2017

The North America Regional Day (NARD) featured a Carnival themed lunch, six workshops on North American culture and history ranging from fun activities to seminars and discussions. Evening closed off with a Hollywood dinner and spectacular show in the Max Bell Hall.

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President’s Update – Fall 2017

The celebration of the 60th anniversary of Lester B. Pearson’s Nobel Peace Prize is in full swing. The first major event is a panel discussion, The Four Faces of Peace:  Power, Policy, Prosperity & People, cohosted by Pearson College UWC and Massey College at the...

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Teaching and Learning Beyond the Books

Teaching economics at Pearson College UWC for more than 10 years has taught me that inside the four walls of our classroom, more than just learning about economics, we are learning about ourselves.

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Pile-oting new course

Métis Nation of Ontario native Tyrone (Ty) Pile is accustomed to leading, having served the Royal Canadian Navy for more than 35 years in various capacities, up to and including Rear-Admiral and Commander of Canada’s Pacific Navy.

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President’s Corner

Desiree McGraw’s remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the academic year 2017-2018

I’m Désirée McGraw and I have the pleasure and privilege of serving as the President of Pearson College UWC. I moved here with my family in January of this year – to experience with all of you the adventure that is Pearson College. My husband Chris and boys Jack (at age 11, the oldest kid on campus) and Michael (7) have been away camping but will join us later today at the opening BBQ. And we look forward to welcoming you into our home in the coming days.

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Meet Evan, our first Pearson Fellow!

We would like to welcome Evan Guy back to campus as our first-ever Pearson Fellow. This is a new program we are piloting with a view to engaging graduates of United World Colleges other than Pearson (for which we already have the Alumni-in-Residence program, Alumni & Community House, Life After Pearson,  Alumni Reunions on campus, gatherings across Canada and around the world, etc.).

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