Universities in Canada

University Canada West (UCW) is a private educational institutionin British Columbia, Canada. University Canada West is Canada's first for-profit university. Founded in 2005 by David F. Strong, a former president of the University of Victoria, it was purchased in 2008 by the Eminata Group, which is based in Vancouver. Arthur Coren is currently the president of the university.UCW offers a range of programs covering the business and media industries. The university offers flexible study options, including online learning. UCW’s degrees are recognized by the Degree Quality Assurance Board of the Province of British Columbia, the regulatory body for all universities in the province.

University Canada West is an independent and government recognized member of the B.C. post-secondary system. An innovative, focused university, our degree programs will prepare you to be an effective leader in the workplace. With our flexible study options, it’s a learning model that fits your needs, your schedule, your life!

UCW offers you flexibility not available in traditional universities. With four terms per year, face-to-face and online study options, and the ability to study on a full- or part-time basis, you can choose the approach that’s right for you.


St. Lawrence College (SLC) is a College of Applied Arts and Technology with three campuses in Eastern Ontario, namely Brockville (1970), Cornwall (1968) and Kingston (founded September 1969).

Prior to the 1960s, only trade schools co-existed with universities in the province of Ontario at the post-secondary level, and many of those trade schools were established primarily to help veterans reintegrate into society in the post-war years. In response to an increasing need for technical education, Premier William Davis, regarded now as the “father of the Ontario College System”, established Ontario's colleges of applied arts and technology to train individuals for employment in their respective communities. St. Lawrence College was founded during this period in 1967 as part of the province's initiative to create many such institutions. These schools were designed to provide career-oriented diploma and certificate courses, as well as continuing education programs in the communities in which they are located