Pearson College UWC
Pearson College UWC is Canada’s most globally-minded school. It draws accomplished young leaders and changemakers from up to 160 countries and every province and territory of Canada. As a two-year, pre-university curriculum, Pearson offers both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) pathway and, pending approval, beginning in 2022-23, a Climate Action Leadership Diploma (International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme, IBCP) pathway. Both feature a strong emphasis on experiential education at the residential campus along the Salish Sea Bay at the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
Three Unique Features
- A Global Visionary – Pearson College UWC was created and named to honour the legacy of 1957 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lester B. Pearson, a former prime minister, whose vision of peace and global cooperation inspired him to ask: “How can there be peace without people understanding each other, and how can this be if they don’t know each other?” Pearson was recognized by the Nobel Committee for his role in conceiving and creating the first UN multinational peacekeeping forces.
- Unique geographic and spiritual environment – Located on the west coast of Canada on the traditional territory of the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation, the campus’ forested and temperate coastal location encourages students to undertake challenging academic and experiential learning in both modern classrooms and outdoors year-round.
- Ecological Marine Reserve – Pearson College UWC acts as Eco-guardian for the world-renowneded Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Students learn through marine sciences courses, diving activity and volunteering on the reserve and around Race Rocks islands.