Vancouver, BC – December 20, 2021 – Vancouver-based University Canada West (UCW) announced today that all classes will be held online in January.

In light of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in British Columbia and concerns raised by students and faculty, University Canada West has decided to move all classes online for the month of January.

“The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority,” said Sheldon Levy, UCW Interim President and Vice-Chancellor. “With the number of COVID-19 cases nearly doubling in a week, we felt that moving all classes online for January was the best course of action to keep our community safe.”

UCW’s Winter Term begins on January 10 and New Student Orientation (NSO) runs January 4 to 7. All on-campus classes and student services at the University, including NSO, will be moved online for the month.

UCW’s Senior Leadership Team will continue to monitor the situation and announcements from BC’s Provincial Health Officer and will make a decision about the possibility of returning to in-person classes later in January.

“We hope that we will be able to return to on-campuses classes again in the near future,” President Levy said. “We will continue to monitor the situation and make our decisions based on the advice and latest data from BC’s provincial health authority and Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

About University Canada West (UCW)

University Canada West (UCW) is an innovative business and technology-oriented institution in Vancouver, Canada, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees for domestic and international students.

UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including, 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 – our West Pender Campus in the heart of Vancouver’s financial district and our new Vancouver House Campus.


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