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Board Secretary
Pearson College UWC
650 Pearson College Drive
Victoria BC, V9C 4H7
P 250-999-1679 | Email

Pearson College UWC is incorporated by the official designation, Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific and United World Colleges (Canada) Inc. under the Canada Corporations Act. The College is also registered under the British Columbia Society Act as an extra-provincial society and is a registered charity under the Federal Income Tax Act. Pearson College UWC is one of 18 United World Colleges (UWCs) located throughout the world. Although affiliated with UWC, Pearson College UWC operates as an autonomous entity governed by our Board of Directors. The College also works closely with the UWC National Committee for Canada whose role is to reach into all ten provinces and three territories for student selection across the country. Our current Board of Directors.

Governance and By-Laws

The governance document outlines the Board’s mandate, as well as roles and responsibilities of Directors and Board Committees.


The By-Laws approved at the Annual General Meeting in October 2013 with subsequent revisions around membership approved at the Annual General Meeting in November 2014.

Nomination and Election Policy and Procedure

The Nomination and Election Policy and Procedure outlines how nominations and elections for the College Board take place. A Nominations Period is established annually by the Governance Committee. Nominations for election periods are normally announced prior to the Annual General Meeting in November.

Board Vacancies

Members of the Pearson College UWC Board of Directors are normally elected to three-year terms and are eligible to serve up to two consecutive terms. The Board anticipates three vacancies in 2021. This is a skills-based Board which seeks committed and skilled Directors in accordance with Board Policies, including its Diversity Policy. If you would like to nominate someone to the College’s Board, please use this form.

Board History

Read about the history of the College Board.

Strategic Plan 2022-2027

Developed in consultation with stakeholder input and endorsed by the College’s Board of Directors, this Strategic Plan builds upon our previous five-year Roadmap for the Future. The 2022-27 period marks a time of celebration and reflection as we look forward to celebrating the 60th anniversary of the UWC Movement and the upcoming 50th anniversary of Pearson College UWC. Read the complete plan here.