Vancouver University Worldwide is (1) a consortium of globally-dispersed
constituent and affiliate member colleges and programs, and
(2) conducts a collateral 'external' aggregate-learning degrees process.
VUW thusly functions in two different but overlapping contexts:
(1) The locations-based programs are at constituent member or affiliate member colleges
and institutes across Canada and around the world. They directly
deal with students in their location and normally issue their own certificate or diploma for
courses completed with them. These courses then additionally receive credit towards our
relevant aggregate-learning ('external') degree, along with other learning accepted for
degree credit purpose.
(2) The aggregate-learning degree process is also open to External ( 'off-campus' ) candidates
who meet our criteria - such persons often, however, needing to take additional courses at an
appropriate near-to-them institution, or on-line, in order to meet our degree completion
requirements. Member colleges variously conduct programs (one or more) in arts and science,
business administration, information technology, and languages, in our aggregate-learning
degree context - some at undergraduate and others at graduate level. All such programs are
collectively monitored so that students, upon passing examinations, receive full Vancouver
University degree credit for their course work.
Our constituent member colleges/programs are directly governed by the
Vancouver University Colleges Society and collateral non-profit corporate entities (Whetham
College [BC statutes 1893 c67] and Whistler College Society). The affiliate member
colleges and institutes - wherever located - are equally entitled to membership in the Society and
representation on its Board. [All students, faculty, alumni and staff are likewise invited to individual
membership in the Society]. We thus differ greatly from universities with 'branch' or 'franchise'
programs. Our constituent and affiliate colleges have pursuasive status and participation rights in
the governing Vancouver University Colleges Society. We are a global consortium of equals.
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