Your path is our purpose

Yorkville University began with a simple idea: offer flexible, rigorous and career focused degrees on campus and online to people who are on a purposeful path.

Since 2004, Yorkville University has successfully grown to encompass three campuses from coast to coast and conferred degrees on thousands of graduates.

Our proud graduates use their degrees to launch, advance or change careers. Yorkville University’s degrees are designed to equip graduates with the professional knowledge, skills and designations that employers value.

Flexible degree programs can be taken on campus or online, or a combination of both.

Coast-to-Coast Presence

Vancouver, British Columbia

Yorkville University’s west coast campus is located in beautiful Vancouver, a global city with strong cultural connections to the Asia-Pacific region.

Toronto, Ontario

Yorkville University’s central campus is located in Toronto, a vibrant, multicultural, global hub for business and design with a renowned quality of life.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Yorkville University was founded in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2004. Today the city hosts most of our online degree programs.

Rick Davey, Ed.D.
President’s Message

Mission Statement

The mission of Yorkville University is to build a national university that provides practitioner oriented degree programs, leading to professional careers that are personally rewarding and contribute to the betterment of society.

YORKVILLE UNIVERSITY ADVANTAGE

Yorkville University programs are aimed at helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. Online or in class, across Canada, Yorkville University’s degrees are flexible, fast paced and above all, lead to transformation through education.

flexible learning

Flexibility

Balance your studies and personal life with a flexible course load and choice of online or on campus classes.

Accelerated Degrees

By allowing you to continue your studies year-round, with no forced breaks, studying at Yorkville gives you the opportunity to graduate faster. We also provide optimum credit transfers based on your previous learning.

Year-Round Start Dates

Start your program as soon as you are ready with various start dates throughout the year.

resources & support

Student Assistance

Succeed in your studies with the support of program advisors who can help you achieve your academic goals, and the student success team who provide health, wellness and career supports.

Tutoring Support

Yorkville’s Learning Success Centre is available online for quick help and study resources, including 24/7 tutoring.

Writing Lab

APA and writing tutoring services are available to assist students with academic writing.

Enhanced Learning

Small Class Sizes

Get personalized attention in an average class size of 20 students and learn through active participation.

Networking

Build lifelong relationships with students and professors as part of teamwork, discussions and assignments.

Experienced Faculty

Benefit from the knowledge of Yorkville faculty who have years of experience in their respective fields, and can use that expertise to help you achieve your own career goals.

Our Values

Flexible

Choose to study on campus or online with a study schedule that suits your busy life. With multiple program start dates throughout the year, and the possibility to shorten your program with approved transfer credits or year-round study, Yorkville University makes it convenient for you to pursue your degree.

Rigorous

Learn up-to-date professional knowledge and skills and earn professional designation requirements that employers value. Yorkville University programs are taught by industry-experienced faculty and designed with comprehensive employer input for a competitive edge in the job market.

Accessible

Study on campus or online from wherever you are in Canada or the world. No matter what your age, background or nationality, whether you are working, have family responsibilities at home, or are serving in the military, Yorkville University’s admissions process appreciates your unique path in life.

Government Approvals

Yorkville University is dedicated to delivering personal and professional growth through flexible higher education for the betterment of students, families and communities in British Columbia.

Yorkville University offers the Bachelor of Business Administration programs under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education after having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister.

The term “university” is used under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education after having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister.

The Province of British Columbia has approved Yorkville University to offer the following degrees:

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • General (Without Specialization)
  • Specialization in Accounting
  • Specialization in Project Management
  • Specialization in Supply Chain Management
  • Specialization in Energy Management

Yorkville University is dedicated to facilitating the betterment of students, families and communities, in Ontario, the rest of Canada, and around the world. The University aims to provide its students with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, through its rigorous yet flexible higher education programs.

Yorkville University has been granted consent by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development to offer the following program:

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Specialization in Project Management

Bachelor of Interior Design

The institution has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer the BBA for a 7-year term starting 04/06/2017 and the BID for a 5-year term starting 04/06/2017. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.) 

Yorkville University is dedicated to the personal and professional growth of working adults in New Brunswick, across Canada and throughout the world, through rigorous academic preparation. In New Brunswick, all programs are delivered online, allowing students to balance work or family commitments with their academic schedule.

The Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, granted designation status for Yorkville University to operate as a degree granting institution authorized to offer the following programs from New Brunswick:

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • General (Without Specialization)

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

  • Specialization in Leadership in Learning
  • Specialization in Educational Administration

Master of Education in Adult Education

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Professional Designations

Employers value graduates who are members of relevant professional associations and who demonstrate a commitment to upgrading their professional skills. Yorkville University graduates fulfill some of the prerequisites to apply to become a Chartered Professional Accountant, Professional Project Manager, K-12 Principal or Registered Psychotherapist, amongst other career-enhancing possibilities.

Additionally, some Yorkville University degrees are also recognized or accredited by industry associations and allow graduates to apply for professional membership.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

    • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

      • Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration students who obtain the minimum required grade by CPA in certain Business courses are able to bypass the corresponding/equivalent CPA preparatory courses, as approved by the CPA Program Transfer Credit Guide, given here.
      • CPA specifies the minimum required grade to be 50 percent for all non-core courses and 60 percent for all core courses.
      • Please be aware that a minimum GPA of 65 percent or higher is required for entry into PEP, as calculated by averaging grades associated with all core PEP courses.

      Canadian Payroll Association

      • Qualified payroll professionals are in demand and are valued by employers for their quantitative training and compliance knowledge.
      • Earn some of the course prerequisites towards certification as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and Certified Payroll Manager (CPM).
      • Students who successfully complete certain BBA degree courses as part of their studies can earn credit towards these professional certifications.
      • For more information, please visit the Canadian Payroll Association website or contact an Admissions Advisor.

      Project Management Institute

      • Certified project managers are sought after in a variety of industries to manage complex projects across business functions.
      • Earn some of the eligibility requirements towards certification as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP).
      • CAPM Eligibility: Students can meet the 23-hour project management education requirement by completing one BBA project management course, and can write the CAPM certification exam before graduating.
      • PMP Eligibility: Students can meet the 35-hour project management education requirement by completing two BBA project management courses, and will further need only 4,500 hours of project experience instead of 7,500 hours to be able to write the PMP certification exam.
      • For more information, please visit the Project Management Institute website or contact an Admissions Advisor.

      FortisBC

      • The BBA Energy Management program is recognized by FortisBC, a leading natural gas and electricity provider in British Columbia.
      • Graduates of the program fulfill the educational requirements to apply to become a FortisBC Energy Specialist.
      • For more information, please visit the FortisBC website or contact an Admissions Advisor.

      Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

      • Certified professionals are sought after in the supply chain industry, which is projected to create 50,000 new jobs over the next five years. 
      • The accreditation agreement with Supply Chain Canada expedites the process of obtaining a CSCMP designation for graduates of the BBA program. 
      • Students who obtain a grade of B or higher in their BBA receive advanced standing towards five modules and two workshop courses of the CSCMP program. 

  • Bachelor of Interior Design

    • Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

      • Recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

      U.S. National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)

      • Yorkville University’s BID degree meets the necessary educational requirements for graduates to be eligible to take the NCIDQ examination, which is a key certification step in some professionally regulated jurisdictions in North America.

      Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)

      • Yorkville University’s BID degree meets the necessary educational requirements for graduates to be eligible to take the NCIDQ examination, which is a key certification step in some professionally regulated jurisdictions in North America.

      Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

      • Recognized by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

      For more information, please contact an Admissions Advisor.

  • Masters of Education in Educational Leadership

      • Yorkville University’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership can be used in all provinces and territories in Canada towards a higher Teacher Certification and Principal Certification.
      • By virtue of the interprovincial and territorial Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), an accredited degree specifically accepted for the certification process in one province is to be accepted in all provinces and territories.
      • Yorkville University is designated by the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour under the New Brunswick Degree Granting Act to offer its Master of Education in Educational Leadership. The Teacher Certification branch of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education has approved the Master of Education in Educational Leadership for use towards a higher Teacher Certification, as well as for Principal’s Certification.

      Note that students planning to apply for Principal’s Certification in New Brunswick must have included in their program successful completion of both EDEL6213 (Assessment and Evaluation in Education) and EDEL6223 (Supervision of Instruction).

      In other jurisdictions it remains the responsibility of students to contact their regional boards of education to determine if similar additional requirements unique to a region exist.

  • Master of Education in Adult Education

    • The Institute for Performance and Learning (IPL)

      IPL recognizes Yorkville University’s MEd in Adult Education and provides free membership to participants of the program.
      Graduates are also given a credit of one year’s worth of work experience towards the qualification requirement for the following certification:

      • Certified Training Practitioner (CTP)
      • Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP)
      • Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) through the Senior Portfolio Authentication program
      • These certifications provide professional recognition as a learning leader, manager or instructional designer, enhancing your competency in the field of workforce training and development.

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

    • The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

      • The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario recognizes the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) program offered by Yorkville University.
      • To qualify for registration with the College, individuals applying for membership must have completed a program of education and training in psychotherapy that has allowed them to develop the required entry-to-practice competencies. Yorkville’s MACP degree was one of the first four recognized programs listed on the CRPO website.

      Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

      • Graduates are eligible to apply for Professional Membership and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) designation with CCPA.
      • Yorkville University’s MACP program allows graduates to earn prerequisites to apply for registration with many other associations in Canada. Please see here for a full list.

      BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)

      • MACP graduates are eligible to apply for membership and Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) status through the BCACC.

      Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT)

      • The MACP degree meets the academic requirements set out by the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT), and graduates of the program are eligible to apply for NSCCT membership.

      Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP)

      • MACP graduates are eligible to apply for membership with OAMHP.

      Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)

      • MACP graduates are eligible to apply for membership.

      Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

      • MACP graduates are eligible to apply for membership.

      College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

      • MACP graduates are eligible to apply to register as a Provisional Psychologist.

      College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick

      • MACP graduates at Yorkville University are eligible to register with The College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick. Click here for complete eligibility requirements.

      American Psychological Association (APA)

      • MACP graduates are eligible to become associate members.

      New Brunswick Teacher Certification

      • Certified teachers are eligible to increase their certification level from 4-5 or 5-6 upon completion of the MACP program. This program also meets the required criteria for guidance counselors in New Brunswick.

      British Columbia Teacher Qualification Service (TQS)

      • The MACP program is approved by TQS for increased teacher certification.

      College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP)

      • MACP graduates with relevant work experience are eligible to apply for various certifications after completing an exam.

      The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta

      • MACP graduates are eligible to apply.

       

       

Board of Governors

The role of Yorkville University’s Board of Governors is to provide guidance, feedback, and periodic advice with respect to operations, planning, student services, faculty and program development, and external relations.

The following individuals currently serve on the Yorkville University Board of Governors:

Board of Governors

Michael Markovitz, Ph.D.

Chairman, Board of Governors

Rick Davey, Ed.D.

President

Yorkville University

Jacquelyn Scott, O.C., Ph.D.

Former President

Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Paul Roach, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Saint John, New Brunswick

Terry Miosi, Ph.D.

Past Acting Director

Ontario Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board

Verna A. Magee-Shepherd, Ed.D.

Former Vice President and Interim President

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Peter Yoon, MBA

Investment Banker

Seth Crowell, Ph.D.

Former Vice President Academic

Crandall University

Eric Roher, LL.B.

Secretary, Board of Governors

Administration

Academic

John McLaughlin, Ed.D.

Dean Emeritus

Dr. Eman Nasr, Ph.D.

Dean of Academics, British Columbia

Angela Kominek, Ed.D.

Dean, Academics

Ontario

Paul Graham, MA, MLIS

University Librarian

Ron Richard, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Instructional Design

Jill Cummings, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Deirdre Pickerell, Ph.D.,CPHR, GCDF-i

Dean, Student Success

Operations

Tyler Dunham, BMus (Perf)

Director, National Regulatory and Government Affairs

Mayer Elharar, MA

Director, Operations

Greg Nichol, BA

Director, Student Finance

Mike Haney, BTTM

Chief Information Officer

Swarna Saini, MBA

Campus Registrar

Ontario

Ted James, Ed.D.

Campus Registrar

British Columbia

Lan Hu, MA

Campus Registrar

New Brunswick

Karim Sukhiani, B. Eng.

University Registrar

Senior Administration

Ashley Dafel, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Yorkville University

Rick Davey, Ed.D.

President

Yorkville University

John Crossley, Ph.D.

Vice President, Academic Services

Peter Hall, Ph.D. RP LCT ACS CCC

Campus Provost

Vice President Academic, New Brunswick

Muhammed Kabir, Ph.D.

Campus Provost

Vice President Academic, Ontario

Daren Hancott, Ph.D.

Campus Provost

Vice President Western Canada

John Murray, MA

Vice President, Human Resources

Walter Lee, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Enrolment