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[December 17, 2012]
Largest Graduation Class Signifies Growth for University Canada West
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Dec 17, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) -- University Canada West (UCW) celebrated its largest graduation class to date at its 7th Convocation on November 17, 2012 with over 115 graduates and more than 150 family members and friends.
Graduating classes have grown since UCW's first convocation in 2006 with a handful of graduates from only one program. Now students graduate from the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications, Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration programs.
Valedictorian Harmanpreet Singh, representing the MBA class, urged his fellow graduates to "... give back to those that helped us: our families, to our school, and to our communities.... we all have a responsibility to help people, to make a real difference. At some point in our lives, we have to make hard choices for the greater good. So today, let's challenge ourselves to inspire by example, let's show everyone around us what we are capable of," he said.
This year's convocation featured two additional significant events: the installation of Dr. Arthur Coren as the university's newest president, and the awarding of an Honorary Doctorate to Mr. Scott Hannah for his work as an advocate for fair consumer legislation and for helping over 200,000 Canadians through financial counselling, education and finding solutions to overcome money and debt challenges.
University Canada West is Canada's contemporary independent university. Established in 2004, UCW offers programs at their Vancouver campus and Online. Programs include the Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, and the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications.
UCW is recognized and operates under the authority of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development on the recommendation of the Degree Quality Assessment Board. The University's programs are offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Government of British Columbia, Canada having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister.
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