incredible Pearson stories, and counting…
Pearson College UWC is proud to have an alumni network of over 4400 changemakers all around the globe, each of whom are bettering the communities around them every day. Below are just a few of examples of where a Pearson education can take you.
Note on graduation year: we use a “Pearson Year” system to mark each graduating batch. The very first cohort of students graduated in 1976 and are known as Year 1, with the next cohort being Year 2, and so on…
Marianne Alto (Year 2/1977)
Mayor of Victoria; Principal of Azimuth Research and Consulting
First elected as a city councillor for Victoria, B.C. in 2010, Marianne is a Pearson alumna who still lives in the closest major city to campus. She values effective public involvement to make cities healthier, safer and happier environments by championing walking, cycling and public transit. Marianne says her Pearson experience helped her develop skills as both a councillor and a facilitator. More >
Dr. Evan Adams (Year 9/1984)
Canadian actor and Deputy Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia
Christina Foerch (Year 14/1989)
Founder of Fighters for Peace
Ramy Adeeb (Year 21/1996)
Founder/CEO of social curation platform Snip.it
Robin Wettlaufer (Year 19/1994)
Canada's special envoy to Syria
Yuen Pau Woo (Year 6/1981)
Meera Gandhi (Year 7/1982)
Founder and CEO of The Giving Back Foundation
Abiodun Williams (Year 4/1979)
Former President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice in The Hague, Netherlands
Todd Sampson (Year 14/1989)
Award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter and former CEO of Leo Burnett Australia
Peter Sands (Year 6/1981)
Executive Director at Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria & former CEO of Standard Charter Bank
Anne Enright (Year 6/1981)
2007 Man Booker Prize-winning novelist
Lene Espersen (Year 9/1984)
Former Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Deputy Prime Minister
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