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President’s Message

Dr Arthur Coren President 1Welcome to University Canada West, the university driven by innovation.

University Canada West was founded in 2004 by Dr. David Strong, an accomplished academic and distinguished scientist who served as President of the University of Victoria for over a decade. The vision was to create an independent, accessible university with a practical focus and an emphasis on excellent teaching. University Canada West prides itself on offering rigorous programs with a distinct business orientation. I joined in September of 2012 after 16 years at Kwantlen Polytechnic University to help continue that evolution.

Located in Vancouver’s downtown core and drawing students from more than 40 countries, the university offers a dynamic learning environment, personal attention, and competitive tuition rates. Focus group research indicates that our students highly value our dedicated faculty and small class sizes. The fantastic location also improves students’ chances of gaining all-important industry experience, preparing them for their careers after university.

Another unique feature is our flexible programming that allows students to attend in-person, online, or a combination of both. And, motivated learners also have the opportunity to complete their degrees faster than at many traditional universities, meaning they can get their education and get on with life.

If you’re a focused individual with clear educational goals, have a look at what we offer. University Canada West looks forward to welcoming you!

Dr. Arthur Coren
President and Vice-Chancellor
University Canada West