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Date posted: Oct 23, 2018

The Role

We are searching for an inspirational and motivational President and Vice Chancellor for UCW. In this position, it will be your job to lead the university in meeting its strategic goals and to raise the profile of the university around the world.  The President maintains strong relationships with the British Columbia Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB) and the Ministry of Advanced Education and is responsible for ensuring that the university continues to achieve high standards of program quality and delivers an exceptional student experience.  The President works closely with the Board of Governors and Directors to ensure that the university meets its financial, operational and strategic goals. 

The ideal candidate brings an understanding of the BC post-secondary education environment, the ability to articulate a clear vision and the ability to inspire and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders.  The incumbent will maintain high standards of ethics, discretion, fairness and consistency, a professional attitude, and a commitment to quality of service to our students.

A Doctorate degree is required as well as recognized achievements in teaching, research and scholarly activities.  Administrative experience, including budget management and resource allocation, in a university setting is also required.  Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining community, national and international relations is desired.

About University Canada West

University Canada West (UCW) is a premier education destination situated in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

We are a forward-thinking and innovative institution and offer a modern education to prepare today’s students for the careers of tomorrow. As one of BC’s fastest growing universities, we attract students from Canada and around the world and welcome diversity among staff and faculty.

University Canada West is a subsidiary of Global University Systems, which is based in the Netherlands.


If you believe you can make a difference to the lives of our students and lead the university in achieving its goals, expressions of interest in the role may be sent to the Search Committee at jobs@ucanwest.ca

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