From the blog
After much deliberation, we recently made the difficult decision to not convene PSYL in 2020, informed by the realities and most probable trajectories of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Past PSYL participant pursues a UWC education and returns to the summer program two years later to inspire a new generation on the Pearson campus.
Do you remember Abbey Christ-Rowling, one of our host family volunteer members? And that’s absolutely not all she is: This extraordinary young woman made her dream of going to a UWC come true last January. We recently chatted with her about her first year at UWC Waterford Kamhlaba.
The question was fairly simple, not to mention obvious. Why are you, Kacey (Katherine) Wilson, spending time on the Pearson campus this summer? But the answer was delightful — and spoke volumes about the cross-pollination of ideas and the commitment to student health and wellness that benefits all 17 UWC schools around the world.
One of the highlights of this year’s Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (PSYL) summer program was a day that brought together seven external speakers and activists on campus to offer PSYL participants workshops on topics such as climate ecojustice, social justice, gender diversity, rights of Indigenous people and many more.
The first ever Pearson Seminar on Collaborative Leadership (PSCL), a program for adults, developed by Kelsey Cham, Rebekah Parker and Kathryn Mc Cabe after the hugely successful youth program PSYL, is coming to an end and we went and met with the team to hear what...
At PSYL, we want students to enjoy themselves at a safe, exceptional campus on the magnificent shores of Pedder Bay on southern Vancouver Island. Each day is a blend of educational, recreational, cultural and social activities, that run from dawn to dusk. PSYL believes in the power of education to enable young people across the globe to face the challenges of today’s world.. Each summer, we build an international youth community committed to discovering who they are and what incredible change they can create.
Meet our new houseparents for Victoria House: Kim Meredith & Madu Suzuki. Whenever you speak to either one of them you can’t help but notice their deep connection to the College, their love for each other and their passion for languages, dance and supporting students each in their individual ways.
Summer time is PSYL time here at Pearson College UWC and that means our campus is full of bright young people eager to make their mark in the world – just like fall, spring and winter, actually! Every July and August, between 80 and 100 participants – ages 15 to 18 --...
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