Welcome to University Canada West, Vancouver’s business-focused university.
University Canada West was founded in 2004 by Dr. David Strong, an accomplished academic and distinguished scientist who served as President of the University of Victoria for more than a decade. The vision was to create an independent, accessible university with a practical focus and an emphasis on teaching excellence.
I joined UCW in September of 2016 as the VP Academic after a career at Vancouver Island University and Thompson Rivers University in a variety of roles including Director of Graduate Business Programs and various stints as Dean of Business and International Education. I was named Interim President in January 2019.
Located in Vancouver’s vibrant business district in the downtown core and drawing students from more than 40 countries, the university offers a dynamic learning environment, personal attention, competitive tuition rates and scholarships to recognize academic excellence.
The ideal location in one of the world’s most livable cities improves students’ chances of gaining all-important industry experience, preparing them for successful careers after university. Sony, Microsoft, Amazon and other international corporations all have offices in Vancouver.
University Canada West is a student-focused contemporary institution with capped class sizes and professors with real-world business experience.
Our flexible program delivery allows students to study online or on-campus or choose a combination to further their education. With four semesters per year, motivated students can complete their degrees faster than at many traditional universities.
If you’re a motivated individual looking to advance your career in business, look no farther than our institution. We look forward to welcoming you to University Canada West.