University Canada West hosted UCW Has Talent, an annual talent show, on Wednesday, November 23 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver.

The event returned after a two-year hiatus with 23 exciting performances, shows and acts from students and faculty. The performances included singing, dancing, playing instruments and there was even a magic show.

The winner of this year’s competition was UCW student Jim Isaac who sang a rendition of “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan. Angel Marie Polanco and Varun Muraleedharan Nair, both also UCW students, secured second and third place, respectively. Angel danced and Varun played the violin.

About 450 students, friends and family turned out to the event at the Italian Cultural Centre.

UCW presented the Greater Vancouver Food Bank with a cheque for $15,000 at the show. In addition to that donation, the UCW community came together and raised $4,321 in a virtual food drive, which the university will match dollar-for-dollar bringing that donation to $8,642.

Published on December 2, 2022.