University Canada West Reviews
There are currently 27 reviews of University Canada West
Reviewed by: Cathy P, Bachelor in business-administration-degrees on October 3rd, 2012
I completed my BCom with University Canada West and was happy with the overall quality of education. What I liked most was that I did not need to travel or spend time on campus, this worked well with my family.
Reviewed by: MICHAEL A, Master in business-administration-degrees on August 2nd, 2012
I have been a student at University Canada West since May of 2012, enrolled in the MBA program. Prior to that I studied Computer Science at York University (2001) and IT Management at Ryerson University (2009) and I must commend the school UCW for such great faculty and flexible programs that allow working professionals to pursue their degree without sacrificing work. Having completed a few courses; I feel my money is very well spent. Professor has been easy to access, the enrollment counselors where very helpful in guiding me through the program and also advising me on the time commitment required in a masters level program. Since enrollment, my counselor has stayed in touch with me on regular basis helping me with any issues and questions. I think most people confuse the UCW?s expectations of students with that of other universities. What I realized very quickly upon taking my first course was that UCW places emphasizing on guiding student learning rather than lecturing to students. I learned very quickly that a significant amount of personal time commitment to reading texts, research papers, assignments, quizzes and multiple weekly discussion questions will be necessary to pass any course. Professors stepping into weekly discussions with insightful questions shed light in many areas not apparent in the textbooks. I have never been prouder of my decision to attend UCW.
Reviewed by: Greg M, Bachelor in journalism-schools on July 31st, 2012
Prior to enrolling, I contacted the BC Ministry responsible, read the blogs (the nasty stuff too) and I spoke to the school?s intake people. Then, after looking at all the options, completing the prior learning assessment, and testing the virtual classroom technology, I am pleased to say I have been a student at University Canada West since May of 2011. In past 15-months, I have taken several classes (towards a BA) and I have interacted with students/administration, the career services branch (which is very helpful), the library and several other elements found at the school. Of course I live in Ontario so I am required to deal with such matters on-line and/or on the phone but, despite the distance, I have been tremendously satisfied with the product and service I have received. The teachers have been accessible and capable, the technology has been dependable, the administration has been easy to deal with and the curriculum is sound, challenging and up-to-date. The school even added a textbook rental option to help keep student costs as low as possible. All this to say - I do not work for the University, I am not being paid to write this, and I have looked at many other options. Still, I am very pleased with my choice of schools and, as a working professional with a limited budget/time and a young family, I am particularly happy with everything that I have found here.
Reviewed by: J H, Master in business-administration-degrees on April 19th, 2012
Like anything in life, you get what you put into it. If you put in the effort, you will be rewarded; if you are waiting for someone to give you everything on a plate, this is not how it works. Do you own independent research - like talk to actual students, read the website information and you will find out if this university is for you. For some people like myself, this university is the perfect fit in the work/life balance and it helps me to accomplish my goals. This may not be the school for everyone, but I think this can be the school for many.
Reviewed by: Raj D, Master in management-degree on March 30th, 2012
I am a current student at the Vancouver Campus and every week there is a news story about UCW in the newspapers and tv channels. This university is really letting the students down in every way. We try and talk to the management and all we get is lies. Of course that is why students are going to other places to share their frustrations. The biggest problem is Daren Hancott at the university, he does not treat anyone well. He threatens the students, the staff and also the media people who come to the campus. Is this really the way to behave with anyone? The Eminata management come to the campus and lie about the quality and do not listen to students at all. Even the staff have no clue what they are saying or doing anymore. The President Verna also quit the university and the students heard that she got fed up of the management at Eminata that is only in the business of making money not education. I am very afraid that all my money is going to be wasted at UCW.
Reviewed by: Mihir H, Master in marketing-degrees on March 11th, 2012
Great Teaching staff.
Reviewed by: John S, Certificate in counseling-degree on March 8th, 2012
My understanding in talking to the "admissions guy" mentioned in the earlier review, was that he left UCW and was not terminated as I was advised by another staff member at the school.Further he added in an e mail to me,"I have always done my job to the best of my ability and to what I thought was in the best interest with the people I was working with. "
Reviewed by: Ebrahim J, Bachelor in marketing-degrees on February 27th, 2012
I have been a student here for last three years in the undergraduate program, and the quality of education is outstanding. Our professors come from a diverse background with high expertise. UCW is a small university but it is growing tremendously and I am sure in next 3-5 years it will one of the leading universities in the country. Some of the professors like Touss Sepehr, Zarbi, Rui Silva, Mary Chrleson, Jim Randell, James Tong, Shawn Ireland, and many more.
Reviewed by: Occupy Campus C, Bachelor in business-administration-degrees on January 6th, 2012
Victims of CDI College: http://www.facebook.com/group.phpgid=133133230075#!/group.php?gid=133133230075&v=wall
Victims of Vancouver Career College: http://reviews.collegetimes.us/britishcolumbia/vancouver-career-college/
Victims of University Canada West: http://reviews.collegetimes.us/britishcolumbia/university-canada-west/
Victims of Eminata: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Eminata-Group-Vancouver-Reviews-EI_IE237799.0,13_IL.14,23_IM972.htm
Google search UCW complaints, CDI complaints and Vancouver Career College Complaints. Even their staffs are blowing the whistle on their owner.
There are hundreds (if not thousands) of victims. These are highly organized scams by one group, Eminata Group, the largest in Canada. Perhaps too big for regulatory to dare and handle.
We heard that the owner, Peter Chung was chased out of California by the U.S Department of Education. Canadians and international students become his next victim.
Hundreds of students have posted, and some dated back 1 day to 3 years. I know of many international students are afraid to be involved, therefore the abuses and false promises are becoming more outrageous.
Talk to their own teachers, staffs. They even posted on the web slamming the very schools they work for.
A Staff and Students joined signed letter was circulated to many regulatory bodies, copied to the media and other colleges in BC.
Reviewed by: Rajesh r, Master in business-administration-degrees on December 19th, 2011
IUCW is a scam university, wasting time,money.and career of innocent students from India and other Asian countries.
These students come thinking that its a Canadian university, must be offering quality education, but I am repenting and stuck because I have taken huge loan. Other universities in Vancouver are not accepting credit transfer as they do not recognize UCW as a university. they are asking me to start a fresh, thereby wasting my 11 months of MBA program.. Can somebody guide me, what should I do.
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