University Canada West Outgrows Melville and Suits Up for Expansion
University Canada West
VANCOUVER, BC, February 20, 2014 – University Canada West (UCW) is pleased to announce the upcoming relocation of its campus to the historic London Building on 626 West Pender Street. Only blocks away from its current Melville street campus, the school and its facilities in the new building, including a decorated store-front location à la NYU, will facilitate the University’s greater expansion and future growth. The new campus aims to be operational in Early April.
“Our top priority is to ensure our students are not disrupted by this move,” says Dr. Arthur Coren, president and vice chancellor. “While we are extremely excited for this step in growth, we want to ensure that the academic standards in our programs will be upheld during this transition and all of our services will remain readily available to students.”
Students should expect the campus relocation to begin during the semester break in Late March to minimize disruption to their education. It is likely that students will start their April term in the new campus, but the university is committed to confirm that the new building’s renovations are complete and to standard before students are moved in.
“Knowing it’s our tenth anniversary this year, the UCW community is thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our new move,” says Dr. Arthur Coren. “The facilities and design of our new home will not only enhance the services we offer, but it will provide an even better learning experience to our students.”
Centrally located in the downtown urban core, the new campus is a stone throw’s away from the entertainment and commercial districts Vancouver has to offer. In the coming weeks, onlookers will be able to see UCW’s increased presence as window signage and UCW-branded flags start inhabiting the London Building’s exterior.
As renovations are underway, the new campus will feature expansions such as an internet-café-styled lounge, improved library and computer facility to accommodate student traffic, enhanced and streamlined one-stop-shop for student services, and closer faculty offices to classrooms for better student access.
The university thanks their students, faculty, and staff for their continued support in UCW’s growth, especially during this transition phase. Any questions regarding the relocation are asked to be forwarded to [email protected]