Experiential Learning

We at The Big Leaf are constantly looking for opportunities to engage with students, entrepreneurs, leaders, and trailblazers.

Our Experiential Learning Department works with Colleges and Universities across the globe to give students real-world opportunities to learn, grow, and gain new skills.

The following is a growing list of Colleges and Universities that we have worked with on experiential learning projects. Many of the following institutions are working with us right now!

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Adler University continues the pioneering work of the first community psychologist Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.

Alfred Adler began community psychology by articulating the constructs of gemeinschaftsgefühl (social interest or the connection between individual and community well being) and systemic / structural community intervention (such as preventative public health measures).

Algonquin’s organizational philosophy is defined by its mission, vision and core values. The following are intended to serve as points of inspiration, carefully articulating our purpose.

Mission

To transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success.

Vision

To be a global leader in personalized, digitally connected, experiential learning.

Our values

Caring, Integrity, Learning, Respect

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Internationally acclaimed authorities in their fields, members of the Arizona State University leadership team continue to redefine higher education and the critical role it plays in our global future. Guiding the university’s vision is Michael M. Crow, who has earned worldwide recognition for his transformative leadership from such news journals as Time magazine, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor and more.

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When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road to success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy are more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it’s not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that define us—and we have many—it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

At Commencement, after receiving their diplomas, graduates pass under a banner with the University’s motto, Carpe Diem. Seize the Day. Our students know better: they seize this day…they seize this moment. We have done our job.

Bishop’s University is a predominantly residential, mostly undergraduate university. Our primary concern is offering students a quality education in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business and education. The residential aspect of our small size (2,900 full-time students) encourages students to immerse themselves in the complete Bishop’s experience.

Welcome to Bow Valley College. We’ve been helping people like you reach their goals for a better education and career since 1965. Change your life and realize your potential by choosing Bow Valley. Now is the time.

Bow Valley College’s main campus is located in the heart of Calgary’s downtown core. There’s so much to see and do nearby, but here are a few of our favourite locations in our neighbourhood. Get the benefits of a city college without a city commute. Regional campuses in Airdrie, Cochrane, and Okotoks provide service to those communities and their surrounding areas. 

We build our courses by working with experts who do the job and leaders who do the hiring. Therefore, you can be confident what you learn will match what will be expected of you on the job.

Our Student Services provides resources to enhance the student experience and support academic success at Bow Valley College. From student engagement to personal and academic support, and Indigenous support programs and services, we are ready to help.


Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings.

With more than 19,000 students in seven diverse Faculties, Brock University offers an academic experience that’s second to none. Our degree programs are designed with your future in mind. We focus on your career with co-op and service learning options that provide maximum exposure to your chosen field of study.

We believe in challenging the boundaries of traditional education and in liberating the innate greatness in people.

Bryan graduates are prepared with the knowledge and practical, productive skills that lead directly to high-demand professional careers. They are preferred by employers because they are dedicated, intelligent, and immediately productive in the workplace.

Our mission is a commitment to our students. This commitment includes the self-imposed requirement that students receive a hands-on, experiential education that gives them the practical knowledge and skills to make an impact on their first day on the job. It also includes providing students the right tools, teachers, mentors, and individualized support to accelerate learning and immerse them in real-world professional environments.

Bryan College was established as a private career college in 1940 and has a 78-year track record of excellence in helping students graduate and achieve their career goals. Our history dictates that with our focus on students, we’ll continue to excel through education for years to come.

Bryant is a private New England university with a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success. Our academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective.

University mission: Educate and inspire students to discover their passion and become innovative leaders with character around the world.

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Centrally located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield is home to the Roadrunners — moving forward at lightning speed and championing intellectual progress. CSUB continuously rises in national rankings for its economic value and commitment to student success. Its students are brilliant and increasingly diverse — with the majority of graduates remaining in the Valley to solve our region’s complex challenges.

The university serves more than 11,000 students at either the main campus in Bakersfield or at CSUB Antelope Valley, and counts approximately 60,000 alumni from its four schools.

Upon the ancestral land of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, CSUN’s history begins in fall 1956 as the San Fernando Valley campus of the Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences. Soon afterward, the California Legislature passed an assembly bill, which decreed that the campus would separate from its parent college on July 1, 1958—the founding date of the present university. The college was renamed San Fernando Valley State College.

By the dawn of the 1970s, San Fernando Valley State College had established a solid foundation and began honing an identity that would be recognized both regionally and nationally. On June 1, 1972, by action of the Legislature and the Board of Trustees of the California State University, the college was renamed California State University, Northridge, known affectionately and for evermore as CSUN.

Today, CSUN attracts students determined to create thriving careers, purposeful lives and to build a brighter and more equitable future for all.

Cal Poly Pomona is among the best public universities in the West and is nationally ranked for helping students achieve economic success. As an inclusive polytechnic university, we cultivate success through experiential learning, discovery and innovation. Our graduates are ready to succeed in the professional world on Day 1.

Faculty in all disciplines put theory to practice, providing students with opportunities to apply their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.

Our history and geography are unlike any other university in the region. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, practice on a Steinway piano, bring a new product to market, and build a liquid-fueled rocket.

Cal Poly Pomona offers an affordable, life-changing education. Less than 30 miles east of Los Angeles, it enjoys the excitement of a diverse metropolitan while retaining the serenity of a foothill community.

As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly Pomona utilizes a technology-enhanced, learn-by-doing approach to education. Students enjoy endless opportunities for involvement in a vibrant and diverse community.

Since 1967, Cambrian College has been the leading post-secondary institution in Northern Ontario.

Our College has a vibrant community of more than 11 000 learners, with over 4100 students in 80 full-time programs, and over 7000 students in almost 900 part-time courses and programs across three campus locations in northern Ontario: Sudbury, Espanola, and Little Current / Manitoulin Island.

Discover the range of services and facilities we offer to support students and prepare them for success in today’s competitive work places.

Explore everything we have to offer and see Cambrian for yourself.

The mission of Capella University is to extend access to high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. This mission is fulfilled through innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of adult learners and involve active, engaging, challenging, and relevant learning experiences offered in a variety of delivery modes.

Situated on unceded Algonquin territory beside the historic Rideau Canal, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, Carleton University was founded by the community in 1942 to meet the needs of veterans returning from the Second World War.

We strive for innovation in research, teaching and learning. Our location in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, connects us to the world. We encourage hands-on experience in the classroom. We offer exceptional student support.

Carleton University is a community of talented, committed and enthusiastic faculty and staff, dedicated to excellence and to supporting the education and research that distinguishes Carleton as Canada’s Capital University. We know that it is our people that are key to Carleton’s success.

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college overlooking Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Our career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for their professional life from their very first semester.

San Francisco has always seen itself as a leader in innovation, personal freedom, and self-determination. Perhaps no institution captures those values better than City College of San Francisco.

With 11 locations woven throughout our city, it has evolved into a multicultural, accessible, and affordable provider of higher education of the highest quality. With an unparalleled selection of classes and accomplished faculty, City College offers more than 250 degrees and certificates, transferable credits, online courses, and career advancement classes.

Coast Mountain College, previously Northwest Community College (NWCC), is an accredited post-secondary institution that serves the rich and diverse communities and learners of BC’s beautiful northwest region.

Established in 1975 in Terrace, BC, Coast Mountain College has five regional campuses serving 34 communities, 21 of which are First Nations communities. The College provides students with innovative programs that lead to sustainable careers for people in the north. Our campuses are located in Hazelton, Haida Gwaii, Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace.

Coast Mountain College aims to be the college of choice for experiential, place-based learning allowing students to learn both in the classroom and in the spectacular outdoor spaces that are so unique to this part of Canada.

The College of New Caledonia has served the needs of students in B.C.’s Central Interior since 1969—and with the inclusion of the B.C. Vocational School, since 1962.

The College region is approximately 117,500 sq. km. (or 12% of the province), with a population today exceeding 148,000. The region encompasses three school districts: #28 Quesnel, #57 Prince George, and #91 Nechako Lakes.

The College offers a full range of Career, Technical, Vocational, and University Credit programming. Average annual enrolment is approximately 5,000 students.

CSU Global is proud to be part of a state university system that you recognize and trust—and employers do too.

CSU Global was the first independent, fully-accredited, 100% online state university in the country. But that’s not the only thing that sets us apart. We are part of the renowned Colorado State University System, which includes the flagship Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the Colorado State University-Pueblo campuses. Each of the three campuses is operationally separate with a distinct mission, but are all governed by the same CSU System Board of Governors.

This means that as a student of CSU Global, you will benefit from the resources, research, and partnerships of the larger, state-coordinated entity. Together, all three schools in the Colorado State University System serve 37,000 new and returning scholars annually, with graduates numbering 7,000 per year, and more than 200,000 alumni around the world.

We’re a next-generation university, continually reimagining the future of higher education. Located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, Concordia is the top-ranked university in North America founded within the last 50 years and annually registers some 51,000 students through its innovative approach to experiential learning and cross-functional research.

Concordia University of Edmonton was born to be different.

At CUE we apply what we learn, in and out of our formal programs of study, working together to solve problems on campus and beyond. We earn a broad education, intellectually and emotionally, even as we specialize. We live and work on a small campus, a river valley oasis, but Edmonton is our workshop.

CUE is a boutique university, small enough that every student is essential yet large enough for a global outlook. In and out of our classrooms and lecture halls, we translate what we learn into extraordinary hands-on experiences. We can sit in the back. But at CUE, someone will always invite us to the front.

Conestoga is a leader in polytechnic education and one of Ontario’s fastest growing colleges, delivering a full range of career-focused education, training and applied research programs to prepare students for success in the new knowledge economy and promote economic prosperity throughout our region and across Ontario.

Our comprehensive range of programming meets the needs of a variety of learners, providing multiple entry points and established pathways to ensure that individuals across our community can access the education they need for their chosen careers. Articulation agreements with colleges and universities around the world provide our students with ready access to additional post-secondary opportunities.

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Once you decide to become part of the expanding and exciting world of technology, business, criminal justice, health science, or culinary, selecting the university to best meet your needs and goals is clearly one of your most important decisions. ECPI University understands the aspirations of people who want a direct route toward their careers goals.

ECPI University provides a student-centered learning environment that promotes the enhancement of each student’s professional and personal life through education.

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Fanshawe is a comprehensive college serving the greater London region by providing flexible learning arrangements and experiential education opportunities developed in response to labour market needs.

One of Ontario’s largest colleges – with four campuses in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock – Fanshawe serves close to half a million people with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite.

We offer more than 200 degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs to 43,000 students each year, helping people unlock their potential and achieve success in a variety of disciplines including applied arts, business, health care, human services, hospitality and technology.

Fairleigh Dickinson University is a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education. The University strives to provide students with the multi-disciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to participate, lead, and prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce, and culture.

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY’S DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT STATEMENT

Fundamental to its mission, vision, and core values, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding among students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni.

FDU embraces a culture of open mindedness, diversity of thought, and cultural expression. The University encourages multiple perspectives to enrich the educational experience for the University community. FDU emphasizes understanding cultural experiences and perspectives by cultivating respectful communication among members of the FDU community.

The University is focused on ensuring that students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni thrive personally and professionally in a global environment in order to challenge and reject racial divisiveness, prejudice, systemic privilege, and oppression. To this end, FDU does not tolerate discrimination or bias based on race, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, sex, ability status, age, nationality, and socioeconomic class.

For more than 115 years, Franklin University has been the place where adult learners can finish their degrees faster. From our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, to our convenient online classes, this is the place where working adults learn, prepare and achieve. 

As one of the largest private universities in Ohio, you can find nearly 45,000 Franklin alumni across the country and around the world serving the communities in which they live and work. Discover why Franklin is recognized for accessibility, affordability and academics.

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Toronto is home to many major industries in Canada and one of the most important economic hubs in North America. As such, the city becomes a living lab for our students. We have three main campuses and several other locations that place students in the heart of downtown Toronto — St. James Campus, Casa Loma Campus and Waterfront Campus.

We’ve taken advantage of  our location to give our students an edge in the job market. We partner with companies and organizations that play a role in the academic life of our students by advising course curriculum, providing field education and employment. By helping us develop curriculum, these companies nurture our students to meet industry needs and gain skills that are highly sought after in the current job market.

There are so many more reasons to choose George Brown College that you’ll find in the  Why George Brown section.

We’re a leading research university with a heart. Founded in the decade that the U.S. Constitution was signed, we’re the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Today we’re a forward-looking, diverse community devoted to social justice, restless inquiry and respect for each person’s individual needs and talents.

We’re a community of people who bridge our disparate experiences and identities.

Our holistic approach to education, the rigorous spirit of inquiry that makes our community and alumni a force for change in the world, our commitment to social justice – all underly everything we do as an institution with a rich Catholic and Jesuit heritage.

At Georgian, we work with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op experiences with top employers. Our students graduate with the skills and the mindset to be innovative thinkers and change-makers who can transform their workplaces and communities.

Our vision is to accelerate success through exceptional teaching and learning, innovation and partnerships.

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Empowering diverse, student-focused learning, strengthening communities, and supporting future prosperity.

  • Founded in 1969
  • 2,626 full-time post-secondary students
  • 1,529 full-time post-secondary students in China
  • 50+ part-time post-secondary students
  • 6,262 continuing education students
  • 685 adult education students
  • 776 language training students
  • 492 international students from 59 countries
  • Including Adult Education and language training sites, Holland College has 13 locations across Prince Edward Island
  • More than 400 scholarships, bursaries, and awards valued at approximately $537,000 were given to deserving students
  • More than 130 degree pathway agreements with a worldwide network of partner universities

At Humber, we offer our students a polytechnic education. We teach theory, add in practical, hands-on training and work with employers to give students opportunities to learn in real-world settings.

Set in state-of-the-art and creative learning spaces, this unique approach unleashes innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and prepares students for the careers of today and tomorrow.

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At Lakehead University you’ll join a community that will push you to defy limitations and challenge conventions. Meet some of the students, faculty, alumni, and members of the university community to understand why Lakehead was the right choice for them – and you!

Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, we acknowledge all of our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. We also promise excellence in research; Lakehead is the proud host to 11 Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as our world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory and our Biorefining Research Institute.

Established in 1913, Lakeland College is a place of possibility that serves more than 6,400 students every year at its campuses in Vermilion, Alta., and Lloydminster, Alta./Sask., and through online and off-site programs and courses.

Lakeland College is a board-governed public college with the distinction of being Canada’s only interprovincial college. 

Laurentian University is located within the territory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, and recognizes its placement on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, as well as its proximity to Wahnapitae First Nation.

As Canada’s only university with a tricultural mandate, Laurentian offers an outstanding higher education and research experience in English and French, with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian prepares the next generation of leaders who bring innovative solutions to local and global issues.

This year, Laurentian marks its 60th year of proud accomplishments and service to the communities we serve in the North and beyond.

Here you’ll find information about the structure of the University, our services and facilities and our corporate information.

We provide a number of services to support our students, staff, local communities and businesses. All of these groups can gain access to our sport and fitness facilities and our libraries – follow the links to find out how. If you’re looking for a general introduction to London Met, or you’re thinking about studying here, take a look at our course listings, events and latest news.

For businesses, we offer a range of business services to connect you with our students and support your work, as well as venue hire for events.

If you choose to study here, we can help you with accommodation, funding and career enhancing advice. Our support services are designed to ensure that you receive all the guidance you can during your time with us.

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MacEwan University provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Creativity thrives here—through research and innovation that engage students, faculty and the community.

As MacEwan University celebrates its first half-century, we’re looking back at our unique history, celebrating our people and launching an ambitious 10-year strategic vision and directions that will set a strong foundation for our next 50 years.

To educate with discipline and compassion so that Indigenous and other communities will be inspired by creative, intelligent individuals. They will in turn nurture, serve, lead, and bring justice to the world.

Maskwacis Cultural College is a ‘Centre of Excellence in Academics and Cree Indigenous Knowledge’.

The Creator (K’se Manto) is the heart of the college. We will continue to advance and preserve: iyiniw pimatsiwin, ekwa iyiniw mamitoneyicekan (indigenous forms of life and thinking). At its most fundamental level, we will remember dreams and visions (nistameymahkanak) for future generations. It was the founding members of MCC who embraced the concept of higher learning.

McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. International students from more than 150 countries make up nearly 30% of McGill’s student body ‒ the highest proportion of any Canadian research university.

McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford‘s Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. Today our professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants and driving human achievement in every field imaginable.

At McMaster, we collaborate across disciplines to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, working together to improve people’s lives and contribute to our global knowledge base.

We’re one of the top 100 universities in the world. Building on our rich history, we’re an innovative education and research community committed to discovery and improving the world around us.

We believe that human and societal health and well-being depend on sharing creative, diverse thoughts and ideas.

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university, Memorial has a special obligation to the people of this province.

Established as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives on active service during the First World War and subsequent conflicts, Memorial University draws inspiration from these sacrifices of the past as we help to build a better future for our province, our country and our world.

Metropolitan State was established in 1971, and now serves more than 10,500 students in the metropolitan area as we approach our fiftieth anniversary.

Metropolitan State is a fully accredited, comprehensive university and a member of the Minnesota State higher education system. CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index, measuring colleges’ and universities’ success in elevating students from low income strata into the middle class by five years after graduation, ranks us thirty-ninth in the nation (in the top 3 percent), and first in Minnesota.

With more than 50 undergraduate programs and more than 25 graduate programs, including our unique individualized studies programs where students design their own bachelor’s or master’s programs, Metropolitan State offers in-demand degrees to help you get where you want to go!

Miami University, established in 1809, is ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report. As an original Public Ivy, Miami provides Ivy League-quality education at a public school price with an exceptional return on investment. Miami is a place where ambitious students find their purpose and prepare for a lifetime of success.

Mohawk College is fully accredited and funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Association of Community Colleges of Canada (ACCC).

Our new virtual campus tours provide a guided visit of our three campuses. Visit our buildings, labs, services, classrooms and athletic and recreation centre.

Morningside University is a private, four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Our beautiful 69-acre campus is located in a safe, residential area in Sioux City, Iowa. Our educational programming is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate, post-undergraduate, and graduate students in an increasingly fast-paced world.

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National University is breaking barriers in education. As a growing network of nonprofit educational institutions, we’re united in our mission to build a better future for our 41,000 students and more than 3,300 employees. Along with our 190+ career-relevant degree programs and innovative four-week course structure, we also provide meaningful support services designed to help our students succeed in the classroom, at work, at home, and beyond.  

New York Tech is emerging from recent challenges as a stronger, more future-focused university. As a dynamic, highly ranked, and accredited not-for-profit university, we’re committed to educating the next generation of leaders, inspiring innovation, and advancing entrepreneurship.

We understand a college degree is a serious investment and offer generous financial aid packages (99% of first-time, first-year students receive assistance). In addition to having one of the lowest out-of-pocket tuition costs among private colleges in New York State, we have special scholarships for veterans, transfer students, alumni, and children of police, firefighters, EMS, and K–12 teachers get a 50% discount on undergraduate tuition.

By offering programs that meet market demands, our 100+ tech-focused degree programs and areas of specialization prepare students for jobs of the future, give them an edge in the marketplace, and help them grow as people, citizens, and professionals. Our nearly 8,000 students representing 72 countries and 40 states become engaged, technologically savvy physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, business leaders, digital artists, healthcare professionals, and more.

At Northeastern, experience is our essence and ethos. It’s what you gain when you make the world your classroom, your laboratory, and your platform to create change or grow your enterprise.

Throughout our university network, experience draws you into society and compels you to solve its complex challenges. It makes you agile and able to reinvent yourself. To find ways of doing things differently, and better. And to seize opportunities as they unfold—anytime, anywhere.

What makes Nottingham Business School different?

Simply, it’s the way we think about business. It’s the way we explore and embed it, as we develop brave, innovative, well-connected graduates. Because for us, business isn’t just something to be taught — it’s something to be lived.

We’ve built our School, curriculum and culture around the same principles we cover in our courses. That means a focus on sustainability, a commitment to personalisation and choice, and plenty of hands-on, collaborative business opportunities. Study with us, and you’ll be immersed in the practice of business — not just its theory.

Exceptional facilities. Experiential learning. Multiple accreditations, a thriving entrepreneurial community, prestigious guest speakers, and a teaching staff drawn from business leaders around the world. This is the confident, contemporary approach to degree-level business education: this is the NBS Experience.

Established in 1843, Nottingham Trent University has a long history of unlocking potential, breaking down barriers and making a real difference to lives around the world.

With over 40,000 students and staff spanning five university sites, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest and most influential higher education institutions in the country. We are a university that is committed to driving forward meaningful change and we have received a wide range of prestigious awards for our research, dynamism and innovation.

We are proud to be recognised as a university that opens its arms to all. A quarter of our students come from households with a combined income of £15,000 or less, and we were the first university to sign up to the Government’s social mobility pledge, demonstrating our commitment to improving the prospects of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Founded in 1876, OCAD U is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD U continuously builds on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, members of the OCAD U community are uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

At Ohio University, we are proud to be ranked No. 1 in the state (and among the top 35 in the nation) for value. It’s not only our all-encompassing, fixed rate tuition and fees, it’s also the career outcomes we generate for students by ensuring every student has a set of experiences that prepare them for life after graduation. 

Athens is a small but eclectic city located among rolling hills, flowing rivers, a national forest and more. There’s a reason green is our main color; the most beautiful nature in Ohio is right at our doorstep.

Our student life approach is rich with opportunities for you to discover new interests and talents, strengthen your leadership skills, and build a Bobcat network of friends who will support you for life.

We advance the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world.

We aim to improve the lives of humans and the planet through the ethical application of technology. It’s a key component in our teaching and learning practices, administrative processes and innovative research projects.

We promote positive social change and encourage an accessible, equitable, diverse and inclusive culture for our campus community.

We’ve worked hard to build a new university from scratch, and we now have a track record. We’re a hidden gem, and now it’s time to share our story with the world.

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There’s an energy, environment and community at PBA unlike any other college or university in America. Our people are guided by their Christian values. Our academic offerings are proven and respected by top employers and elite graduate institutions. And our setting in the heart of West Palm Beach brings boundless academic, entertainment, recreational and professional opportunities. 

The only thing that would make our community even better, is you.

The Pre-Business Students’ Network (PBSN) is a student-run organization that aims to help university students discover, explore, and gain experience in the many fields of business. Through conferences, workshops, and competitions, PBSN connects the very best emerging business leaders at Western University, building a network that is carried beyond their time at university and into the professional world.

PBSN strives to provide opportunities for students interested in a field of business at Western. Regardless of their program or faculty, PBSN helps students experience business beyond the classroom setting. Unlike conventional business clubs, PBSN also caters to career paths beyond the norm, offering insights into not only finance and consulting but also entrepreneurship, tech, and strategy. PBSN is also consistently re-evaluating our line-up of offerings to our members in order to provide the most up to date experiences.

No matter what kind of student you are, Purdue University has a place for you. Purdue University West Lafayette is the system’s flagship campus and, according to The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, a top-five U.S. public university with the fourth-highest international student enrollment. Indiana’s land-grant university, Purdue offers more than 200 undergraduate programs, more than 80 graduate programs and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

The largest university in northeastern Indiana, Purdue Fort Wayne (PFW) is uniquely positioned to serve the region as a crossroads of intellectual, social, economic and cultural advancement. PFW features 33 departments and offers more than 200 academic options.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana’s premier urban research and health sciences university, is a U.S. News & World Report top-200 national university. IUPUI offers more than 350 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs from Indiana University and Purdue University, including more than 95 Purdue programs that serve nearly 6,000 students.

Located at campuses in Hammond and Westville, near Chicago, Purdue University Northwest offers nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate programs. It features an honors college and faculty-led student research in a vibrant and diverse academic community.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute offers programs in nine Indiana communities, including Anderson, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, New Albany, Richmond, South Bend and Vincennes. Purdue Polytechnic features technological and scientific programs focused on sustainability, robotics, manufacturing, health care and STEM education.

Purdue University Global offers degree programs for individuals who don’t have the opportunity to attend a traditional campus location or study in a conventional way. Purdue Global, which currently serves more than 30,000 adult learners and features new terms starting every few weeks, offers more than 175 various undergraduate and graduate programs. The main Purdue Global office is in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Purdue Online offers the same rigorous programs as the University’s flagship campus in West Lafayette, which is a top-five U.S. public university, but with much more flexibility. U.S. News & World Report also frequently ranks Purdue’s online graduate degree programs among the best in the country.

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Queen’s University is highly-ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach and offering learning beyond the classroom; this experience includes the most clubs per capita of any Canadian University as well as a robust international exchange program with more than 220 partners.

Queen’s research-intensive environment and interdisciplinary program offerings provide students with the comprehensive and nimble skills required in today’s competitive and evolving workforce with 91% of Queen’s grads employed within six months after graduation.

Bolstered by the outstanding reputations of its scholars and researchers — including 2015 Nobel Prize winner Arthur B. McDonald — a Queen’s education can provide unparalleled access to careers and personal development opportunities around the world. With particular academic strengths in physics, cancer research, geo-engineering, data analytics, and social sciences like surveillance studies and mental health, the university sets graduates up for excellence across disciplines.

Home to more than 24,000 students, Queen’s boasts an undergraduate graduation rate of 93%, diverse learning opportunities, a broad range of students services and supports, unmistakable school spirit, and a tight-knit global network of 159,000 alumni in 153 countries. Ultimately, to graduate from Queen’s University is to join an international community of lifelong learners and accomplished leaders.

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Located in an urban environment on a 300-acre tree-lined campus, Rice University seizes its advantageous position to pursue path-breaking research and create innovative collaboration opportunities that contribute to the betterment of our world.

Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.

RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

Our courses of study are offered across 4 academic colleges and 16 academic schools. Building on our core values, we are committed to living our values and making a difference both locally and globally.

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In 1916, our doors opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with 11 students and a mandate to train veterans returning from the First World War. Over the years, we’ve matched community needs — as a hospital during the Spanish Flu pandemic and as a Royal Canadian Air Force Wireless Training School during the Second World War.

Fast forward to today and SAIT’s action-based learning, solution-focused research and industry partnerships are helping to shape the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and pioneers.

Living in Sault Ste. Marie offers the kind of lifestyle that people dream about. The space to breathe and the ability to prioritize whatever is most important that day. The sun, miles of sandy beaches, swimming, BBQs, biking and more. Sault Ste. Marie is a gateway to summer adventure for day trips up the coast of Lake Superior… and all of the camping, hiking, and roasting marshmallows you want. For the summertime urbanite, the Sault also has enough to keep you busy; dog parks, skate parks, downtown street parties, walks along the boardwalk, a summer concert series, outdoor yoga and fitness classes, and a 22.5 km non-motorized hub trail are just some of the amenities you can take advantage of.

Join us as we take on the great challenges of our time – rebuilding the economy, equity and sustainability – while navigating through the pandemic safely.

We’re a renewed Seneca, delivering great polytechnic education that combines rigorous academics with practical training across a huge range of careers and professions.

From health care to technology, business to creative arts, community services to arts and sciences, we’ll help you get ready to make your mark in the world.

We’re proud of our expert faculty, excellent staff and outstanding facilities. We have deep connections to industry and offer thousands of co-op and work placements to get our graduates job-ready.

If you’re up for a challenge, welcome to Seneca. Now is your time.

Founded in 1967, Sheridan is one of Ontario’s leading post-secondary institutions, attracting students from across Canada and around the world. Here, you’ll find some quick facts about Sheridan.

An environment of innovation and creativity inspires us all to explore new ways of thinking. Immersed in our vibrant, diverse campuses and rigorous programs, our students experience first-hand our commitment to practical, experiential learning. While this energy can’t be captured in a page, here — at a glance — are a few of the things that set Sheridan apart.

We move beyond tradition. We go where others won’t. And we deliver a world-class education.

Sustainability permeates every aspect of SFU, from research and teaching to campus operations and community engagement.

At SFU, campus life is rich with opportunities to engage with people, ideas and activities that contribute to personal development and a better world.

Our commitment to engage and support the communities we serve is what sets SFU apart.

St. Clair College is where your future begins. We offer many paths that will take you through your journey to a rewarding career.

Our nine faculties of education offer highly specialized programs taught by experienced industry leaders. We are one of the largest healthcare educators in the province, pioneers of esports with a new arena and varsity teams, and a hub for manufacturing, engineering technologies and skilled trades.

Our three unique campuses offer state-of-the-art learning environments combined with work-integrated learning opportunities and affordable tuition. St. Clair College is the preferred choice for our over 14,000 full-time students and our 120,000+ alumni. We invite you to be a part of Saints Nation.

We are one of Canada’s fastest-growing work and travel providers and a Recognized Organization (RO) by the Government of Canada.

No two people are the same. We all have different interests, ambitions and needs – we want to know yours. Our programs are personalized to meet your needs – whether you’re looking for a professional internship at a top Canadian startup, work experience at a resort in the Canadian Rockies or to work and study in Vancouver.

Since 2010, we’ve been helping young participants from over 35 countries work and travel in Canada with guaranteed work experiences through our Internship, Working Holiday and Study and Work programs.

Our focus is to create the best possible experience to help you grow personally and professionally. We’ll be there every step of the way – from initial idea to planning, living and working in Canada, until you return home – to ensure you are safe and make the most out of your experience abroad.

Stony Brook is one of America’s most dynamic public universities and a flagship of the State University of New York (SUNY) system . We are a center of academic excellence and an internationally recognized research institution that offers all students a world-class education.

The University has grown tremendously and is now recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship — carrying out the mandate given by the State Board of Regents in 1960 to become a university that would “stand with the finest in the country.”

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The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that is consistently recognized as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation.

Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, TCNJ maintains the seventh highest four-year graduation rate among all public colleges and universities. It is ranked by Money as one of the top 15 public colleges “most likely to pay off financially,” and U.S. News & World Report rates it the No. 1 public institution among regional universities in the northeast.

Our grassroots organization provides free training to increase diversity and inclusion at technology companies. To date, the nonprofit has trained over 450 unemployed people in Agile, Scrum and modern behavioral theories. As a result, over 35% of participants gain employment mostly as Project Managers, Scrum Masters and Product Owners within 90 days of taking the class.

It is the mission of The Job Hackers to provide individuals with the knowledge and experience needed to navigate the complex world of knowledge work. This is delivered by not only giving our participants valuable knowledge about software development to prepare them for real-world jobs, but by working with them and employers to ensure the proper placement of participants. Monthly Meet-ups are organized bringing past and present students together to hear updates and trends from keynote market leaders. All classes and Meet-ups are held in donated space.

Toronto Metropolitan University is at the intersection of mind and action. What our students learn in the classroom is enhanced by real-world knowledge and experience. We champion diversity, entrepreneurship and innovation. 

From the award-winning Student Learning Centre, to the upcoming multi-functional Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, the university is dedicated to building a better campus, and city, one building at a time.

Toronto School of Management (TSoM) is an innovative college offering a broad range of career-focused programs in business, hospitality and tourism, big data, cybersecurity and accounting. We provide relevant programs which ensure our students meet the demands of today’s ever-changing job market.

At TSoM, we recognize the importance of real workplace experience, just like many employers today. That’s why we have collaborated with over 100 employers to provide co-op placements for our students, ensuring you get the most out of your program. The skills and support we provide ensure our students reach their career ambitions. Our experienced faculty deliver the highest quality of education, using their expertise to help you achieve your full potential.

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For over 175 years, our students and faculty have tackled the day’s biggest challenges, answered our most pressing questions, and solved society’s most vexing problems.

We are, and always have been, fuelled by a unique mix of academic excellence, internationally recognized research and a profound sense of purpose.

At UAlbany, you’ll author your own success by doing the things that matter.

The University is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State, which has registered all its degrees and programs and fully approved its professional programs through the State Education Department.

UAlbany is also a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S. and is fully accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world.

UBC embraces innovation and transforms ideas into action. Since 1915, UBC has been opening doors of opportunity for people with the curiosity, drive and vision to shape a better world.

We’ve been ranked amongst the world’s top universities and we’ve done it by pushing our limits, challenging ourselves to do better, and seeking knowledge – wherever that journey takes us.

Take your next step at one of Canada’s top research universities. Whichever of our 250+ programs you choose, you’ll find state-of-the-art creative labs, hands-on learning, and invaluable mentorship opportunities. UCalgary doesn’t just teach entrepreneurial thinking, it’s part of everything we do. Ready to start something big?  

We offer more than 170 degrees across 65 graduate programs—all with the entrepreneurial thinking that defines UCalgary. From across Canada and around the world, we attract people who want to enhance their knowledge, create new career pathways, or pursue ground-breaking research. Want to start your next something? 

With more than 1,200 courses and seminars and 70 in-demand certificate programs, we help working professionals adapt to the changing labour market and curiosity-seekers gain personal enrichment. UCalgary’s courses are relevant, in-demand, and best-practise-based. Want to learn something new? 

As a proud member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside both embodies and empowers the California Dream. Right here in Inland Southern California, on our nearly 1,200-acre campus, tomorrow’s leaders come together today, finding new ways of thinking, doing, and achieving to make a difference in an increasingly multicultural and interconnected global society.

At UCR, belonging, motivation, and sustainable progress for students, the region, and the world is real — and really important. We’re among the top 1.3% of universities worldwide, according to the Center for World University Rankings, and continue to be named the nation’s leader among public universities for social mobility by U.S. News.

Off campus, our more than 26,000 students and 1,100 faculty — among them two Nobel Prize winners and 15 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine — have access to our region’s diverse geography, from the desert to the coast, as well as Riverside’s vibrant cultural and recreational activities. On campus, all are empowered to accelerate their bold ideas. Because our mission is clear: to launch a new generation of innovative thinkers.

Root your education right here in Inland Southern California, and watch your ideas impact the world. As a Highlander, you’ll join a community where diversity equals vitality. Where support and empowerment lift spirits and propel ideas forward. And where getting an education means more than attending class. Here, you won’t just answer problems. You’ll be part of global solutions.

University Canada West is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Established in 2004, UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts and Master of Business Administration.

Courses are offered at our downtown Vancouver campus and online too. Offering courses online brings flexibility to education, allowing those who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to gain respected qualifications.

The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898: from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to the 4th. We are a careers-led university, supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world.

Our priorities remain resolute in our mission: driving career-ready student inclusion, increasing our reputation for the benefit of our alumni and social impact of the University. 

The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centred, our campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. We are known for excellence in the arts and sciences and for our commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens.

Our students, faculty and staff pursue active inquiry and exercise creativity across a range of disciplines — physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences.

Known for its beautiful, safe campuses and welcoming, supportive culture, U of G blends historical and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology.

With heritage in Britain’s pioneering aeronautical industry, the University of Hertfordshire has been an innovative force in education since the early 1950s. Today, we host a thriving community of more than 30,000 students, studying 550-degree options at our vibrant, inclusive, campus-based institution. Our strong relationships with industry and award-winning careers services complement high-quality teaching to ensure Herts’ students gain the knowledge and skills they need to match their ambition and succeed.

Our academics are experts in their fields, powered by curiosity and driven to deliver research that’s making a meaningful social and environmental impact in the UK and beyond our shores.

Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions. We are one of Alberta’s four comprehensive academic and research universities.

Our motto, Fiat Lux – let there be light – refers to the illumination that comes from research and learning.

By inspiring and supporting student potential, we build leaders, innovators, thinkers and doers prepared for careers of the future and inspired to create positive change.

When it was founded on July 14, 1898, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette was known as the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute. It had no campus, no students, and no instructors.

Now, the University has more than 19,000 students and is an international leader in academics and research.

We’re among the top universities in the country — and the world — recognized for our impressive academic programs, research projects that makes an impact, sustainability initiatives, and diversity and inclusion practices.

We attract people from around the world who share our ideals and vision for positive change. We believe in embracing challenges and taking action. Our students, researchers and alumni bring their unique voices to learning and discovery, shaping new ways of doing things and contributing to important conversations in topics that matter most, from human rights to global health to climate change. We are where imagination and action collide.

The University of Manitoba is western Canada’s first university, Manitoba’s only research-intensive university, is located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Established in 1839, the University of Missouri knows what it means to be first. We were the first public university west of the Mississippi River. We are home to the world’s first journalism school. We started the tradition of homecoming. As a flagship, land-grant institution and one of only 64 universities across the U.S. and Canada to be a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we are a campus where empathy, innovation and hard work combine to solve the world’s grand challenges.

Our community of students, faculty and staff enhances bovine reproduction, composes award-winning music and generates life-saving radioisotopes in the most powerful university research reactor in the country.

We tackle diverse problems because Missouri is a diverse state — from the southern Ozarks to the northern plains. We are Mizzou, where Black and Gold runs deep and Truman the Tiger embodies our bold spirit.

Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, UND gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 521-acre campus, the state’s largest. We’ve emerged as a leader in engineering, medicine, aviation, space, and unmanned aircraft systems.

UND continues to build on its record of developing leaders. We’ve earned national recognition for our academic programs. We also serve the largest number of exclusively online students among all nonprofit, flagship universities in the eight-state region.

USask is one of the top research-intensive, medical doctoral universities in Canada, and is home to world-leading research in areas of global importance, such as water and food security and infectious diseases. Study and discovery is enhanced by our outstanding facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

Guided by our University Plan: The University the World Needs, we work together across disciplines and with our communities to find creative solutions to the most pressing global challenges. Our graduates, recognized for their strong work ethic, resourceful nature and determination, are leading change here at home and around the world.

USask students come from around the world, and can become part of the USask family in communities throughout Saskatchewan, where we offer a range of programming, from introductory classes all the way through full degree programs in some disciplines.

We inspire excellence to achieve the remarkable and build an inclusive world. Our people are our University; they are at the heart of everything we do and the impact we make on a local to global scale.

We create and share new knowledge to find answers to the greatest challenges facing humanity. Our people inspire and empower one another to apply their knowledge to transform lives.

We are committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges

 Our impact stems from the combined power of our excellence in education, research, and knowledge exchange and enterprise (KEE); our people harness this to achieve the remarkable.

We strive for greater inclusivity in our community, as diversity is a strength. It makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. Through partnership, we aim to inspire communities working with us locally and globally to change the world for the better.

The University of Southern California is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles — a global center for arts, technology and international business. It is home to the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 22 exceptional academic schools and units.

USC’s Health Sciences campus houses renowned specialized care and research in cancer, stem cell and regenerative medicine, orthopaedics and sports medicine. The university is the largest private sector employer in the city of Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region.

At the University of Stirling, being the difference is in our DNA – providing education with a purpose and carrying out research that helps to shape society. 

We are an international university with pioneering spirit and a global reputation for high-quality teaching and research. We are passionate about creating impact in everything we do.

Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued.

For over 60 years the aim of our courses, research, culture and campus has been to stimulate, excite and challenge. So from scientific discovery to global policy, from student welfare to career development, Sussex innovates and takes a lead. And today, in every part of society and across the world, you will find someone from Sussex making an original and valuable contribution.

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s top university with a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and resolve of its faculty, students, alumni and supporters.

We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, bringing together top minds from every conceivable background and discipline to collaborate on the world’s most pressing challenges.

Our community is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and progress, creating knowledge and solutions that make a tangible difference around the globe. And we prepare our students for success through an outstanding global education rooted in excellence, inclusion and close-knit learning communities.

The University of Tulsa fosters a diverse campus life that gives students close connections with faculty who are leaders in their fields. We’re proud to be a Top 100 private research university and No. 79 among all best value universities in the United States.

Research, creative production, teaching, community engagement: The University of Tulsa is a beacon for students, faculty and staff who possess vision and drive.

With roots that trace back to 1894, TU has grown into the region’s most prestigious university, welcoming students from around the world.

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 7 in the world on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world. For more about our impact, visit our news site, UW News.

So what defines our students, faculty and community members? Above all, it’s our belief in possibility and our unshakable optimism. It’s a connection to others near and far. It’s a hunger that pushes us to tackle challenges and pursue progress. It’s the conviction that together we can create a world of good. Join us on the journey.

In 1957, the University of Waterloo opened its doors to 74 engineering students with co-operative education as its cornerstone.

Today, with more than 42,000+ students attending annually, Waterloo is #1 in Canada for experiential learning and employer-student connections. 

With a global network spanning more than 244,000 alumni in 156 countries, Waterloo attracts world-class scholars including a Nobel Laureate, leads in providing work-integrated learning opportunities with 7,500+ active co-op employers and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that’s created 5,000+ jobs through Velocity alone, Canada’s most productive startup incubator by private investment.

The University of Waterloo continues to spur innovation to solve problems on a global scale. Together, with the help of our partners and community, we can accomplish even more.

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Located in the heart of the city, Vancouver Community College (VCC) offers academic, cultural, and social environments that inspire relevant real-world training. Our on campus facilities – including gourmet restaurants, an auto shop, and salon and spa – allow students to hone their skills and training while providing high-quality lower-cost services to the Downtown and East Vancouver communities.

VCC is proud to inspire a new generation of students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce. With over 15,000 students, including a growing number of Aboriginal and International learners, 1,100 employees and an annual budget of $105 million, VCC is a key player in the post-secondary landscape in B.C.

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W5 is a student-run organization at Western University that connects students interested in entrepreneurship with the opportunities necessary to develop as entrepreneurs and people.

Our accelerator program, resources, and network are committed to inspiring mustang innovation, and helping aspiring entrepreneurs start their company.