UCW welcomed new students for the Spring 2017 term during Orientation at the Vancouver Campus on Mar. 29.

Students from all over the world gathering to learn more about their new school, city and country.

“We’re thrilled to welcome this batch of students to UCW,” said Dr. Arthur Coren, the university’s President and Vice-Chancellor.

“By choosing a small, service-oriented, boutique business university, students will have the opportunity to attain business degrees in a unique and accommodating environment.”

Rinaldo Ferlin travelled from San Paulo, Brazil for UCW’s MBA program. He had visited Vancouver before and knew he wanted to study in the city. This led him to look at all the post-secondary options available to him in the region.

“UCW was a better fit than other programs,” he said, adding it has a great location since it’s located right downtown.

“Vancouver is perfect,” he said. “It’s my own personal Disneyland.”

The students took a tour around the university and learned about Vancouver and living in Canada. A small group also went on a walking tour of the city.

UCW welcomes new students

Mahmudun Shawon, 24, is from Bangladesh and came for UCW’s MBA program. He heard about the university from a friend, did his research and chose to study in Vancouver at UCW after taking some schooling in London, England.

“I love Canada,” he said. “The people are awesome and extra polite.”

Jing An, 27, will be taking the MBA foundation course in preparation for the MBA program.

“I want to earn an MBA, so I need the English background,” she explained.

She’s originally from Hunan Province in China but spent some time in Alberta.

“The weather is better here than in Alberta,” A said.

She said the number of Chinese people in Vancouver and surrounding area has made her transition a lot easier.

Nyaradzo Nhubu, 23, is from Zimbabwe and came for the MBA program.

“I got interested and went to the internet (to do my research),” she said. She’s only been in Vancouver for about five days, but she likes what she sees so far.

“Vancouver is beautiful,” she said. “I love the weather.”

Nhubu said she’s looking for a career in auditing or maybe consulting, but she’s keeping her options open.

“I’d like to work in Canada,” she said.

University Canada West is located in the heart of Vancouver. The university offers both online and on-campus Bachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business Communication and MBA programs. The boutique, business-oriented university provides students with the experience to succeed in their careers and scholarships to recognize students’ academic excellence.