University Canada West is an innovative business and technology-oriented institution located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Established in 2004, UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts and Master of Business Administration. Courses are offered at our two downtown Vancouver campuses and online too. Offering courses online brings flexibility to education, allowing those who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to gain respected qualifications.

Hear from UCW President & Vice‑Chancellor Sheldon Levy.


University Canada West is a business-oriented, teaching-intensive university. From the first moment you step on campus to your graduation, every experience is tailored to give you the best possible start in your career.


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University Canada West strives to be a premium provider of higher education with a focus on the student experience. Browse our directory for a quick guide of University contacts.

UCW’s Leadership Team sets the strategic direction of the University and is accountable for ensuring high standards of excellence across academics, operations and student satisfaction.


UCW’s Student Recruitment Advisors are available to assist prospective students with any questions they might have during the application process.


University Canada West has a system of governance similar to the bicameral system in place at many other Canadian universities.


The Program Advisory Committees provide UCW with informed perspectives and independent advice on the content of the curricula and quality of academic programs.


The Senate is the senior academic body of UCW. The Senate advises on academic standards, academic policies, and program approval and review.


Memberships and designations are an important part of University Canada West. They serve as a testament to the quality of education we provide.


University Canada West is honoured to be rated and ranked by a number of external parties and higher-education rating systems.


University Canada West has established a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to help students navigate through their academic journey.


University Canada West is a teaching-intensive University. If you are interested in joining our Faculty or Staff, check here to see available positions.


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Hear what current students have to say about studying at University Canada West.


University Canada West holds accountability by ascribing to the principles of quality assurance.


UCW understands the importance of sustainability to the future of our planet.

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The Ombudsperson at UCW conducts confidential, impartial and independent investigations of complaints, seeks fair resolutions and makes recommendations to improve administrative practices for students.

University Canada West is committed to ensuring research ethics, integrity and safety. The UCW Research Ethics Board is here to help faculty and students seeking to undertake research that involves human participants.


University Canada West is hosting on-campus tours to help prospective students learn more about our degree programs, student-centric services, flexible schedule options and scholarship opportunities.