- University Canada West
name = University Canada West
established = 2005
type = Private
faculty = 71
chancellor = Dr. Myer Horowitz [ [http://www.universitycanadawest.ca/news/pdf/news_034.pdf First Chancellor Appointed at University Canada West] ]
president = Dr. David Strong
provost = Dr. Bob Rogerson
city = Victoria
campus = Urban
colours = Greencolor box|#00502F and Red color box|#FF0000
affiliations = [Association of American Colleges and Universities | [AAC&U] , IAU, CIS
website = [http://www.universitycanadawest.ca/ University Canada West]
University Canada West (Officially LearningWise Inc. [ [http://sam.educ.gov.bc.ca/pls/sam/psips_app.psi_pkg_download_file.prc_download_document?IN_rowid=AAAs4OAAzAAAABXAAY Degree Authorization, Ministry of Advanced Education] ] ) is a private for profit [ [http://www.universitycanadawest.ca/news/news_029.html University Canada West Keeps on Growing ] ]
universityin Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Its president is David Strong, who was formerly president of the University of Victoria.
Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Artsand MBAdegrees, with seven specialty options in total, and other degrees under development.
University Canada West offers flexible entrance requirements for students with a GPA of 65% of higher [ [http://www.universitycanadawest.ca/aboutucw/ About UCW on its website] ] , and gives credit for previous studies and work experience in the Degree Completion and MBA programs. The academic year is organized into four ten-week terms. Students can complete five courses of 40 contact hours each in each term. This allows students to complete their education in less time than institutions using the semester system. Degree Completion and MBA programs can be completed on campus or online. [ [http://www.universitycanadawest.ca/academics/ UCW Academic Programs on its website] ]
In addition to their degree programs, UCW has also formed a number of Academies that provide certificate and diploma programs. These are: Academy of Languages, Academy of Film & Animation Arts, Academy of Business, Academy of Fine Arts and Academy of Design. [ [http://www.ucwacademies.ca/about.php/ UCW Academies website] ] The latter two were combined in 2008 to form the Victoria College of Art and Design. The Academy of Languages (formerly the Canadian College of Business and Language) has been offering ESL programs for more than 15 years. The Academy of Fine Arts (formerly the Victoria College of Art) [ [http://www.vca.ca/ VCA website] ] , has been offering Fine Arts diplomas for more than 30 years.
All degrees are accredited by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education through its Degree Quality Assessment Board, and the diplomas are accredited through its Private Institutions and Career Training Agency.
Buildings and Features
The university's first campus is located at 950 Kings Road in
Victoria, British Columbia. The new main campus is in the planning stages for a 400-acre (162 hectare) site in the Comox Valleynear the Mount Washington Alpine Resortand the Comox International Airport on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The University began teaching in Vancouver in 2007 and has offices at 816 Granville Street. In 2008 the University launched the MBA and BCom programs in Singapore in co-operation with Kaplan Asia Pacific Management Institute.
* [http://www.universitycanadawest.ca/ University Canada West]
* [http://www.learningwise.com/ Learning Wise Inc.] - Company that operates UCW
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