On March 10, the Minister of Advanced Education renewed University Canada West’s (UCW) consents to operate as a “university” and to continue offering the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. Both authorizations extend through March 2021 for the full five-year consent period with no special conditions. Minister Andrew Wilkinson also advised that UCW can now apply to offer new degree programs.

“On behalf of UCW I extend our appreciation to the Minister and the Board for their consent and for working with our leadership team throughout this process,” said UCW President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Arthur Coren. “This renewal gives us the momentum to move forward, to continue to provide our students with an extraordinary education and to operate as a credible and recognized University.”

Earlier this year the Minister authorized UCW to continue offering its Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degree programs for the full five-year term after the Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB) concluded that “UCW programs met or exceeded the learning outcomes specified”. The Board also recommended that UCW modify the name of its Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications to a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication.

As an independent advisory board appointed by the Minister of Advanced Education, DQAB oversees the quality assurance process for degree level education in British Columbia at both private and public post-secondary institutions.

University Canada West (UCW) delivers programs that provide students with the applied and theoretical basis for success in the workplace and future academic endeavours. Established in 2004, UCW continues to offer quality education with courses that transfer broadly into the public education system. Courses are offered at UCW’s downtown Vancouver campus and online. For more information visit www.ucanwest.ca.