For the first time this year, UCW Student Services has been scouting out unique and memorable places in Vancouver to take its students, many of whom are international, to help them acclimatize to living in one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities. Lorris Leung, UCW Student Services Manager, does the location scouting.
In July, she got nine students to hop on public transit, her chosen mode of transportation, to sample delights from 15 food trucks and take in music, food displays and art at North Vancouver’s Shipyard Market.
“It was really a nice chance for me to meet other students and spend time with classmates in a special Vancouver setting outside of a UCW classroom,” says UCW MBA student Esra Ragab.
“Our goal with these outings via public transportation is to provide students with a fun, easy, economical way to see the world go by and witness various lifestyles in Vancouver, a city that will be their new home for at least the next two years,” explains Leung.
Granville Island was another star Vancouver attraction that Leung helped UCW students discover earlier this term.
UCW is part of the Global University Systems (GUS) international network of higher education institutions headquartered in the Netherlands. With institutions and affiliates across the UK, Canada, Germany and Singapore, the group educates more than 50,000 students from 160 different nationalities.
UCW delivers programs that provide students with the applied and theoretical basis for success in the workplace and future academic endeavours. Established in 2004 by former University of Victoria president David Strong, UCW offers 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.
Carol Thorbes, Communications/Media Relations
Written by UCW News Team