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University Canada West

Overview of University Canada West

University Canada West (UCW) is a private, for-profit, university in British Columbia, Canada. It was
founded in 2005 by David F. Strong, the former president of the University of Victoria. UCW was
purchased in 2008 by the Eminata Group and in 2014 sold to Global University Systems, its present
owners. Based in downtown Vancouver, the university offers undergraduate and post-graduate
programs in business and management.
University Canada West (UCW) is a University with a clear vision—to be a leading, respected
independent University in Canada and abroad, known for innovation and effectiveness in preparing
motivated students for professional-level careers and societal leadership. UCW’s learning
environment is dynamic and practical. Our classes are small, so you’ll always know your classmates
and benefit from the one-to-one time you need with your professors. Our professors have first-hand
industry experience so they don’t just repeat textbook content — they use their years of experience
to equip you with the knowledge and skillset needed to succeed in a competitive marketplace.


Earlier, on two floors of a Melville Street office building in downtown Vancouver, the university moved to nearby London Building in 2014 where it occupies five floors. Located at 626 West Pender Street, the 10-storey London Building was originally built for the London and British North American Company in 1912.

Fun Facts
  • Vancouver is also known as "North Hollywood." The city comes second in TV production in North America after Los Angeles and third in the production of feature films (after Los Angeles and New York). Most of Vancouver's productions are American, while most of Toronto's productions are Canadian.
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