VANCOUVER, BC — Yorkville University will be joined by The Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, the Minister of Advanced Education, to celebrate the opening of its first physical campus, located in downtown Vancouver, on March 10, 2017.
“There will be nearly one million job openings in B.C. to 2025 and the gateway to those opportunities is post-secondary education,” said B.C. Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson. “Private institutions give students flexible training options as they work to complete the education they will need to be part of our diverse, strong and growing economy.”
Founded in 2004 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Yorkville is a dynamic and innovative university that is recognized as a leader in online education across the country. Now, after setting its sights to the West Coast, Yorkville’s Vancouver campus will o cially open on March 10 effectively creating a space for people to come together and learning to flourish.
“Traditional universities are faculty-focused research institutions. We are fundamentally a student-focused teaching institution, and that will always be the di erence,” said Dr. Rick Davey, President of Yorkville University. “We are always striving to provide innovative avenues for learner expression and collaboration between students and faculty and this campus will achieve that.”
Located at 1090 West Georgia Street, this campus will be a hub for area students studying in Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with specializations in Accounting, Energy Management, Project Management and Supply Chain Management — programs Yorkville designed to directly support the B.C. economy.
Yorkville University’s streamlined program offerings and modern delivery options provide exceptional opportunities for working adults aiming to advance their careers. The Vancouver campus hybrid delivery option allows students to select a delivery mode that best suits their preferences and needs at any given time and for any given course.
The campus opening celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature campus tours, refreshments and“edutainment”, including an address from Minister Wilkinson.
Yorkville University is a Canadian university with operations in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Ontario. It o ers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) designed for working adults and featuring specializations in Accounting, Energy Management, Project Management and Supply Chain Management.
Erin Hatfield | Associate Director, Communications
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