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Press Releases from Pearson College UWC


16 Nov - Victoria-area College Partners to Educate More Young Refugees

Pearson College UWC, one of 18 United World Colleges around the world, is part of a UWC and Schmidt Futures global initiative called Rise designed to improve opportunities for refugees and other deserving young people to access to advanced educational opportunities.

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17 Oct - Please Stand 3 Raccoons Apart…2020 on the Pearson Campus

“Please Stand 3 Raccoons Apart.”

Or, 5 Gulls or 2 River Otters or 2 metres, depending on where you happen to be on the Pearson College UWC campus these (pandemic) days. (Personally, I’d give three raccoons a bit more than the standard COVID-19 metric, but you get the drift.)

As students arrived at the Metchosin campus on the unceded territory of the Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation after a mandatory 14-day “Quarientation” downtown, they were greeted with banners and flags of welcome from Houseparents, air hugs from friends and a series of upgrades and modifications to buildings.

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24 Aug - Restarting at Pearson: Adaptation, Preparation, ‘Quarientation,’ Education

Not to say that 2020 has been less challenging for everyone in Metchosin, or the rest of the world for that matter, but dealing with a pandemic for the first time in our nearly-50 year history has been, no pun intended, an intense experiential education. 

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13 Aug - New Pearson Head Begins with a ‘Traditional’ Bay Jump

In one of his first acts as new President and Head of Pearson College UWC, newly-arrived Craig Davis (and three of his children!) went for a jump in Pedder Bay.

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21 May - Craig Davis Named New President and Head of Pearson College UWC

Pearson College UWC, Canada’s School for the World, located on the unceded territory of the Sc’ianew First Nation southwest of Victoria, today announced the appointment of global educational leader Craig Davis as its new President and Head of College effective 1 August 2020.

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27 Feb - “From Cave Walls to Keyboards: The Paleolithic Origins of Art and Language”

Pearson’s Global Affairs Speaker Series: Canadian paleoanthropologist, author & engaging science communicator Genevieve von Petzinger

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25 Feb - Meet Canadian youths taking court action on the climate crisis

Global Affairs Speaker Series: Pearson student and 14 other young people from across Canada launch first federal youth climate lawsuit.

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20 Feb - A One-of-a-kind Theatre Experience: One World Performance & Expo

VICTORIA, B.C. Every year, One World, a one-of-a-kind theatre experience, brings a world of international performances to the stage of the McPherson Playhouse as nearly 200 Pearson College UWC students showcase a diversity of cultures and experiences on March 20 and 21.

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