In July this year, UCW will be moving to Vancouver House, the world-renowned project designed by Architect, Bjarke Ingels, of BIG.
Vancouver House was named‘Future Building of the Year’ at the 2015 World Architecture Festival and has captured the world’s attention. Based at the foot of the Granville Street Bridge, this unique structureis a breathtaking new landmark in Vancouver’s skyline.Upon completion, UWC will have capacity to accommodate more than 3,400 students in an area comprising more than 90,000 square feet.
Until July, UCW will continue to operate at the West Pender Campus.UCW President, Brock Dykeman said, “This is an extremely important announcement for the evolution of University Canada West, we’ve secured a prime downtown location in one of the world’s most liveable cities. We’re thrilled to be expanding into a project that has already made such an incredible impression, and we look forward to being a part of its future, as it helps shape an entire community.”
According to The Economist, Vancouver has been named the third most liveable city in the world. The famous metropolis is known for its natural beauty and cultural diversity and is home to several museums, parks, theatres, restaurants and bars. With several outdoor activities, including ski-slopes, hiking spots, cedar forests and sandy beaches, the city is a perfect match for thrill seekers and adventurers.
UCW business courses incorporate the latest technology
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at UCW has been merged with IBM Design Thinking, Salesforce and Tableau as part of UCW’s evolution into becoming a premier tech-business university and to develop students’ problem-solving skills and provide real business experience.
The university will also be launching a number of short courses that students will be able to take alongside their current programs. This will give students the opportunity to further develop their portfolio of skills.