Vancouver, BC – January 20, 2022 – Vancouver-based University Canada West (UCW) is planning a full return to on-campus classes starting next month.

In line with other public and private institutions in British Columbia, UCW will resume in-person learning on Monday, February 7.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus,” said Sheldon Levy, UCW Interim President and Vice-Chancellor. “The health and safety of our university community is our top priority so we will re-open in a safe and responsible manner.”

The return to on-campus learning follows the recommendations from BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Safety measures will include all on-campus staff and faculty being fully vaccinated as well as masks being mandatory in all classrooms and common areas.

While the University cannot require students to be vaccinated, UCW is once again strongly encouraging students to get vaccinated before returning to campus.

Students who are not fully vaccinated or who choose not to declare their vaccination status will be required to complete a COVID-19 rapid test each week they are on campus.

An updated COVID-19 safety plan will be posted on UCW’s website next week. The University’s Senior Leadership Team will continue to closely monitor the situation and announcements from BC’s Provincial Health Officer so they can make changes to the safety plan as needed.

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.


For media inquiries or to arrange an interview contact Jessica Kerr, UCW PR & Communications Specialist, at [email protected].