Pearson College UWC is located on the traditional territory of the Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation. As an international school offering a pre-university International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum to up to 200 students from across Canada and around the world, the College has always welcomed Indigenous students from Canada and other countries since the school’s inception in 1974.

Pearson is intentionally building upon the diversity of the College community to specifically focus on transforming Pearson College into a community of cultural safety for Indigenous people. To do so, the College has made a renewed commitment to ongoing recruitment and retention of Indigenous students, developing and adopting an Indigenous Vision for the College and building and following a Reconciliation Action Plan.

Reconciliation is ongoing, not a destination. Like all organizations, Pearson will continue to grow, change and develop so the Reconciliation Action Plan must be a living document. Over time, it must be monitored, evaluated, used and re-examined.

Welcoming Pearson’s New Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Engagement

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President’s Update – Spring 2017

President’s Update – Spring 2017

Marking a Milestone Year President’s Update -- Spring 2017 Dear Pearson Community, The year 2017 is a special one for Pearson College UWC as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to our inspiration and namesake, Lester B....

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Honouring Treaty Day at Pearson

Honouring Treaty Day at Pearson

The Pearson College community was joined on Sunday, 1 May, by the Band Chief, Council and members of the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation for a special event to honour the signing of the Douglas Treaties. See photos, or watch the video broadcast of the event. ...

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SENĆOŦEN language

An overview of SENĆOŦEN language on

British Columbia Assembly of First Nations
Marcia Turner - Indigenous Advisor

In June 2019, the College started working with Marcia Turner, an accomplished Indigenous Leader, who will assist Pearson in developing the Indigenous Vision for the College on both individual and community levels.

Native Land

Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources such as our map and Territory Acknowledgement Guide. 

Sc'ianew First Nation Band
TE'MEXW Treaty Association

Learn more about the TE’MEXW Treaty Association.
Read the Press Release about the Indigenous Protected Area at Mary Hill.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre
Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action