Your path is our purpose

Yorkville University began with a simple idea: offer flexible, rigorous and career focused programs 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 have gone on to launch, advance or change their careers. Yorkville University’s programs are designed to equip graduates with the professional knowledge, skills and designations that employers value.

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

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 programs.

Meet Our President and Vice Chancellor

Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes brings 25 years of progressive, academic leadership to her role as President and Vice Chancellor of Yorkville University, where she will continue to act as one of Canada’s leading voices on academic integrity and innovation in education.

Under her 10-year stewardship as Founding Dean of the Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph, Lang’s MBA in Sustainable Commerce was ranked first in Canada and in the top 10 globally by national ‘clean capitalism’ business magazine, Corporate Knights.

As Yorkville University’s President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Christensen Hughes likewise intends to play a ground-breaking role in Canadian higher education, leveraging the full potential of the school’s flexible, accessible and exceptionally small class setting to maximize innovation and student success.

Dr. Christensen Hughes is passionate about supporting students who have a laser focus on life change, career choice or advancement, and is thrilled to be leading an educational institution tailor-made to facilitate their success. Part of her vision is to deepen Yorkville’s relationships with community partners, with the goal of improving student opportunities for work-integrated learning, including internships and projects, ensuring a greater degree of experiential learning, integration within the community and improved employment prospects post-graduation.

Mission Statement

The mission of Yorkville University is to build a national university that provides practitioner oriented 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 programs are flexible, fast paced and above all, lead to transformation through education.

Flexibility

Flexible Learning

Course scheduling and online course options allow you to make time for part-time work and other life priorities while completing your program. 

Accelerated Programs 

Graduate faster with our year-round study option. 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

Our program advisors assist you every step of the way in your academic journey, from finding the right program to graduation, and beyond.  

Student Success Centre  

Get 24/7 online supportaccess to writing and math labs, and links to tutoring and one-on-one support.  

Career Services  

We assist you in creating impactful resumes, cover letters and portfolios, prepare you for interviews, and help find work opportunities that match your ambition.   

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 experienced faculty who use their expertise to help you achieve your own career goals. 

Our Core Values

FUEL LEARNING POTENTIAL

  • We ensure that the student experience is at the centre of what we do
  • We foster an environment that builds confidence, enhances strengths and talents, and inspires achievement

OWN OUR IMPACT

  • We commit to integrity, honesty, and ethical conduct
  • We consider the immediate and lasting impact of our actions on learners, our communities, and the environment
  • We reflect and seek feedback to improve and transform

BUILD INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES

  • We ensure that all individuals are valued, respected, and included
  • We expect everyone to contribute their best efforts by supporting, uplifting, motivating, and collaborating with one another
  • We achieve and celebrate success together

EMBRACE PURPOSEFUL CURIOSITY

  • We ask questions, explore different perspectives, and seize opportunities to drive creativity, innovation, and growth
  • We embrace challenges and setbacks as opportunities for learning

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 programs:

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 Creative Arts
Bachelor of Interior Design

The institution has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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 (consent extended until 8/31/2023) and the BCA for a 7-year term starting 12/17/2020.

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 program granting institution authorized to offer the following programs from New Brunswick:

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • General (Without Specialization)

Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy

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

Graduate Certificate in Education (GCE): Leadership in Social Justice

Graduate Certificate in Education (GCE): Teaching and Learning

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 programs are also recognized or accredited by industry associations and allow graduates to apply for professional membership.

  • 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 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. 

    Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)

    • The Bachelor of Business Administration 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.
    • Under the partnership with Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET), graduates of the program will receive the equivalency of EMP 101 (Energy Management Professional) training in their record – a steppingstone towards the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation.
    • All graduates will be recognized in CIET’s public Canadian Sustainable Energy Practitioner (CSEP) directory.
    • Graduates also get a 10% discount on regular pricing towards CIET’s training programs, including Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation, Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and Certified RETscreen Expert (CRE).

     

    Project Management Institute – Toronto

    Project Management Institute (PMI) Toronto offers Yorkville University students studying toward their BBA  in Project Management a number of perks, including: a customized mentorship program; volunteering opportunities within various PMI-organized community or industry initiatives; complimentary event registrations at PMI Toronto events, and assistance in securing both guest speakers and sponsors for their capstone projects. 

     

    CIM | Chartered Managers Canada

    The following programs have been NCMA Professionally Accredited commencing June 11, 2022, to June 10, 2027:

    1. Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
    2. Bachelor of Business Administration in Energy Management
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management
    4. Bachelor of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management
    5. Bachelor of Business Administration (General)

    Students enrolled within these Professionally Accredited programs are entitled to a complimentary Associate Membership and have immediate access to all association benefits. Students graduating from these programs will have met the academic requirements for the Chartered Management Program (CMP). The CMP can lead to the Certified in Management (C.I.M.®) and Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.®) professional designations.

  • 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 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 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.

    • 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.

  • The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

    • The MACP degree has been granted Academic and Clinical Experience Recognition by the CRPO, allowing for a more streamlined process for reporting student clinical experience hours obtained during the program.

    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 all academic and clinical requirements set out by the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT), which allows graduates to benefit from a streamlined registration/licensure process.

    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 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.

 

  • Julia Christensen Hughes, MBA, Ph.D.

    President and Vice Chancellor

    Yorkville University

  • Eric Roher, LL.B.

    Secretary, Board of Governors

  • Jacquelyn Scott, O.C., Ph.D.

    Former President

    Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia

  • Michael Markovitz, Ph.D.

    Chairman, Board of Governors

  • Paul Roach, Ph.D.

    Psychologist

    Saint John, New Brunswick

  • Seth Crowell, Ph.D.

    Former Vice President Academic

    Crandall University

  • 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

Senior Leadership

  • Ashley Dafel

    Ashley Dafel

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Allyson Lowe, Ph.D.

    Allyson Lowe, Ph.D.

    Provost and Executive Vice President

  • Lydia He, Ph.D.

    Lydia He, Ph.D.

    Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer

  • Shannon Carvell

    Shannon Carvell

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Kelly Bird

    Kelly Bird

    Chief People Officer

  • Chris Gain

    Chris Gain

    Chief Information Officer

  • Hadi Farashahi

    Hadi Farashahi

    Chief Transformation Officer

  • Katie Reese

    Katie Reese

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

  • Tyler Dunham

    Tyler Dunham

    Vice President, Governance, Regulatory and Government Affairs

Academic Leadership

  • Angela Antohi-Kominek, Ed.D.

    Principal and Vice President Academic

    Ontario

  • Thomas Chase, Ph.D.

    Principal and Vice President Academic

    British Columbia

  • John Crossley, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Academic Services and Interim Principal and Vice President, Academic, New Brunswick

  • Natasha Hannon, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Teaching and Learning