Monday, January 26, 2015

UWC Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, Canada

I have already written about this school and you can find my article on my blog.  However, I ran into something while working on another article.  This is a wikipedia write up on the school.  If you did not believe what I told you in the past, see here for yourself.  The source is Wikipedia where we can all edit and add.  I am a Wikipedia Editor.  I do not have the time to edit everything I find but if you have something to add, please consider it.  They also need some money to keep running.  Anyhow, enjoy this write up about one of the most amazing schools I attended.

The Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific (Pearson College UWC) is one of fourteen United World Colleges(UWC) around the world. It is named after the late Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson, winner of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize, and early supporter of the College. The mission of the UWC movement and of the school is to "make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future". The college follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum, covering the final year of high school and a pre-university year for up to 100 students a year hailing from nearly 90 countries.[1]
Recent graduates have placed in some of the world's top universities, and some alumni are have become notable leaders in human rights, international development, business, law, science and other fields.[2] The most common university destinations for recent students after graduation were, in order, McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Harvard University.[3] Other schools that frequently matriculate graduates of the program include Oxford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Princeton.
Seventeen graduating students have been selected as Loran Scholars,[4] the highest number coming from any single secondary school. In addition, students are eligible after graduation to participate in the Shelby Davis Scholarship programme, which funds undergraduate study based on need, at select American universities.
The director of the College as of 2006 is David Hawley, a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a trustee of theCouncil of International Schools.

Academics and administration[edit]

The College's main academic curriculum is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Students are also required to participate in community-oriented services, cultural activities, and sport events. A highlight of the academic year is the professional dance, music and cultural show, "One World", led by a talented backstage crew and attracting thousands of audience members from Victoria and the surrounding communities.
Walkway leading to East House, one of Pearson College's residential buildings


Students must be selected by their respective UWC National Committees based on their merit, promise and potential. Each of the more than 140 National Committees makes recommendations for admission to the College independently, and according to their individual selection procedures. Admission is thus extremely competitive, and reaches across a broad spectrum of socioeconomic diversity. Sponsorship for these scholarships comes from a mixture of organisations, governments and private donors.


The College is located on the shores of Pedder Bay, near Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. The College provides a suitable location for the study of the environment, due to the surrounding woodlands and the nearby Race Rocks Marine Protected Area, an ecological conservation area maintained by the College.
There are 5 residential houses that house all students of the College and some faculty members . All student houses are mixed gender, with boys on one floor and girls on the other, and students live in shared rooms of 4 to 5 people; meals are served by a single cafeteria.
Floating Building – Pearson College UWC
The College's proximity to Pedder Bay allows a broad range of waterfront program offerings. A fleet of sail boats, kayaks, canoes, andScuba diving equipment are stored on the docks and in the floating marine biology building.

Notable Alumni[edit]

This is the blog for Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
Moncton, Canada
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
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