About UCW

University Canada West is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver.

Established in 2004, UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts and Master of Business Administration. Courses are offered at our downtown Vancouver campus and online too. Offering courses online brings flexibility to education, allowing those who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to gain respected qualifications.

UCW Mission and Goals

University Canada West is a business-oriented, teaching-intensive university. From the first moment you step on campus to your graduation, every experience is tailored to give you the best possible start in your career.  

UCW Mission and Goals


Each faculty member at University Canada West joined the university because of their passion for teaching and a desire to make a difference in our students’ lives.

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Governance at UCW

University Canada West has a system of governance similar to the bicameral system in place at many other Canadian universities. 

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Memberships and Designations

Memberships and designations are an important part of University Canada West.  They serve as a testament to the quality of education we provide.

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UCW Policies

University Canada West has established a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to help students navigate through their study journey.

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University Canada West is a teaching intensive University. If you are interested to work for us either as a Faculty or staff, please check back regularly to find out what positions are available.

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Key facts and figures at University Canada West

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