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WEDNESDAY, 29 MAY 2013 12:20 PM

Alumnus Dave Pinel returns for the inaugural Pacific Paddling Symposium

by Pearson College alumnus, Dave Pinel (PC YR 12), currently managing owner of West Coast Expeditions and a sea kayak guide. I am thrilled to sponsor and participate in the Pacific Paddling Symposium at Pearson College UWC. I first learned to roll a kayak and began sea kayak touring in 1985 as a student at Pearson College! I didn't then anticipate becoming a guide, trainer, and examiner (SKGABC), running North Island College's Adventure Guiding Certificate, nor owning and managing one of BC and Canada's premiere wilderness retreats for sea kayak touring on the remote and rugged coast of Vancouver Island. READ MORE
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FRIDAY, 10 MAY 2013 9:05 AM

Mohamad Shawki Amine (PCYR 34) assists with earthquake research

Now a Washington and Lee University senior, Mohamad Shawki Amine, was a member of a team from Virginia Tech's College of Engineering that presented the results of its earthquake research at Posters on the Hill in Washington last month. Amine's teammate, Virginia Tech student Elizabeth Godfrey, presented the paper "Site amplification in the Washington area during the 2011 Virginia earthquake," and was among 60 students invited to present their work to members of Congress and Congressional staffers at the annual event. READ MORE
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THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2013 10:46 AM

Nessa Kenny's (PC YR 34) letter to the editor: Clark emulating Pearson?

Victoria Times Colonist - May 2, 2013

When asked during the April 29 B.C. leaders’ debate which Canadian political leader she would choose to emulate, Premier Christy Clark named Lester B. Pearson because of his international work and ability to bring minority parliaments together.

The premier should know that under her government, funding has been cut to Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific, a school that was envisioned by Pearson himself. Now a living memorial to the former prime minister, the college located in Metchosin brings together up to 200 students from 100 countries on full scholarship, with the mission of making education a force for peace and a sustainable future.
 
Perhaps the premier’s response indicates a change of heart. If not, perhaps the premier’s future actions will better emulate the work and values of Pearson.
 
Nessa Kenny
Pearson College graduate
Victoria
 
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