A Canadian national university dedicated to providing accessible professional degree, diploma and certificate programs leading to professional careers.
To provide access to rigorous and flexible professional programs in curricular areas that are personally rewarding for students and that contribute to the betterment of society.
Access includes but it is not limited to providing academic programs to people who, for reasons of geographic remoteness, health and disability conditions, and family, work or community obligations, would otherwise not be able to avail themselves of the benefits that flow from higher education.
Rigorous means providing challenging academic content delivered by faculty members who are professionally engaged and current in their field of knowledge, possess the appropriate credentials available in their fields, and are committed to excellence in teaching.
Flexible means providing academic programs that allow individual students to participate in ways consistent with their preferred learning style and their professional and personal schedules.
These characteristics are enabled through appropriately credentialed faculty members dedicated to excellence in teaching practice and in the development and application of knowledge, and through providing innovative programs using existing and newly emerging communications technologies and proven pedagogies.
Yorkville University was established in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in November, 2003.