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UCW’s top 10 most read blog posts for 2021

A collage of nine images from our most popular blogs.

The Marketing and Communications team at University Canada West writes a lot of blog posts. One for every week of the year! And as we close out another year, we thought it would be fun to look back at the top 10 most-read blog posts from 2021.


10. Vancouver ranked one of the top global cities of the future

In October, Vancouver was named one of the best global cities of the future when European digital parking service provider EasyPark Group released its Cities of the Future Index, which looked at what global cities are using technology to create a more sustainable and livable present and future for their citizens.

The study looked at more than 3,200 cities around the world, analyzing each one in four areas – Digital Life, Mobility Innovation, Business Tech Infrastructure and Environmental Footprint.

The cities were divided into three categories based on size and Vancouver ranked 14th among cities with a population between 600,000 and three million.

Read the full blog post now.


9. 7 tips for improving your next virtual presentation

With more than a year of working and studying from home under our belts, you might be feeling like a seasoned pro when it comes to online meetings and presentations, but there is always room for improvement.

The top tips from Brian Goldberg, Director of Speaker Coaching at TED, include – look at your camera, not at your screen, practice your presentation (more than once) and make sure you are well lit.

Read the full blog post for all the tips.


8. Recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In 2021, the Canadian Government established National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as part of its commitment to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history of Canada’s residential school system is never forgotten. 

Read the full blog post to learn more about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.


7. The future of remote work in the tech industry

The COVID-19 pandemic marked the beginning of a new “normal,” which included a shift to remote work, online learning and virtual gatherings.

For many it seems like remote work is here to stay, in one form or another, for the foreseeable future.

But what will that look like in the future for our booming tech industry? 

Read the full blog post now.


6. Top 5 benefits for businesses going zero waste

Sustainability is one of the basic principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In addition to the obvious environmental benefits, adopting a zero-waste policy can have several advantages for any business, including creating new green jobs, discovering new revenue streams and improving a brand’s image.

Read the full blog to learn about all the benefits.


5. British Columbia’s job market roars back as COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Job markets across Canada took a big hit when the country went into lockdown in March 2020.

However, the market in British Columbia returned with a vengeance in 2021, and by June employment levels in this province had surpassed pre-pandemic levels.

Read the full blog post to learn more about BC’s COVID-19 economic recovery.


4. Vancouver's finance sector one of the largest in North America

Did you know that Vancouver is home to one of the largest financial sectors in North America and it ranks in the top 20 globally?

A May 2021 report from the Conference Board of Canada detailed the strides being made in Canada’s financial sector and ranked the top 10 financial sectors in North America. 

Read the full blog post to find out how Vancouver ranked against other cities in North America.


3. Five fun things to do at UCW Vancouver House

UCW was thrilled to finally open the doors of its Vancouver House Campus for a full return to on-campus classes for the Fall (October) 2021 Term. 

In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities and inspirational learning spaces, UCW Vancouver House includes a number of cool and fun things to do – including enjoying a game of pinball in The Arcade.

Read the full blog for all the fun this to do at UCW Vancouver House.


2. BC makes PNP tech stream for international students permanent

In May, the Government of British Columbia announced that the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Tech Pilot Project is now permanent.

Launched in 2017, the tech stream of the PNP allows foreign tech workers and international students to receive nominations for permanent residence in Canada. The program aims to help tech firms in BC attract and retain qualified talent.

Read the full blog post to find out how this program benefits BC’s booming tech industry.


And the most read blog post from 2021 was…

1. Job opportunities for graduates of UCW’s MBA program

The job market is thriving in British Columbia and Canada. In BC alone, there are expected to be 861,000 new job openings between now and 2029, many of which will require some form of post-secondary education and/or training.

University Canada West follows professional trends in business and industry, developing curricula and elective areas that reflect the best professional standards in various fields.

Our MBA program features eight elective areas in flourishing industries: Business Analytics, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Marketing and Digital Marketing, Human Resources, Leadership and Non-Profit. 

Read the full blog post to find out more about the possible career opportunities available to UCW’s MBA grads.

Published on Dec. 29, 2021.