University Canada West : Vancouver

A.K.A.  University of West Canada (misnomer), Eminata Group (former parent corporation), Global University Systems (parent corporation since 2015)
  (1.14/5.00)   |  166 Reviews
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University Canada West : Vancouver is a For-Profit, Non-Sectarian, Career, Institute established in 2005. The campus is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and hosts students with an endowment of $0 (2015).  
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Website:  www.ucanwest.ca
Address:  626 W Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1V9, Canada
Phone:  (no local phone number)
Email:  info@ucanwest.ca
Institution Type:  For-Profit, Non-Sectarian, Career, Institute
Established:  2005
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Campus Endowment:  $0 (2015)
Tuition (Local):  $25,440 (2014)
Tuition (Non-Local):  $25,440 (2014)
Tuition (Foreign):  $25,440 (2014)
Mandatory Fees:  N/A
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Latitude:  49.286785
Longitude:  -123.122235
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166 Student Reviews of University Canada West : Vancouver

  • This is a worst university…they are doing frauds with people..they even dont deserve 1 star…dont ever think about this university…it is just a mere wastage of time and money both…

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I want to keep it very straight, University professors will fail you in the course to collect more tuition fees. As simple as possible. Without any reason, you will find your marks getting reduced in the course website.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • If I could have given 0 stars, I would have. That’s really all I need to say about this institution that claims it offers “learning that fits”. Do not, whatever you do, attend this institution. You will regret every moment and every dime you spent. This is not a place that cares about its students or its education. Run, run now and never look back.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I am studying in this university right now and at the beginning I was afraid to apply bc of the bad reviews on 2012 but the owner of the university is changed and now everything is different small size class room staff are supporting and I am sure I will land a good job after my graduation

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • Worst worst university in the history of education world .university Canada west is the name of business not delivering education and wasting career and money of student so please I request from all the people who want information about university canada west that please never ever took admission in this fake university please keep your money in your pocket.my brother is the victim of this fake university he applied in February 2015 and his visa were refused in June 2015 .and he we request more than 500 times for refund and every time university Canada west making different different excuses.my brother whole education career is wasted by university Canada west .the staff is rude never give you right information so please be careful when apply.the quality education system of University Canada west is lower than zero(0)

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • i have applied to this university for the upcoming session and they have sent me the offer for April session for UAP because i have got ielts 6.0 and they have give me foundation course for mba as well because i have got 2.8 cgpa and they are asking me to pay the fees now to process the further application and i have read some comments here that this is fake university? they have got designated institution number on cic as well
    so please can any one help me that this is a valid university or not to apply for?

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • This is fake university.beware students.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
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    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I have been pursuing my compensation claim from University canada west / Eminata group but they have stopped responding me.

    I have contacted Eminata group and i was told that their legal counsil Drew Lawrenson has left the company.

    Even their website is not working for last couple of months.I have also been told that the banks have stopped giving them line of credits

    I have written it to ministry of education in BC and awaiting for their response.

    I am reproducing the letter below .

    I will be pursuing legal case against them soon.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • The worst university among Canada. Watch out, they don’t do refunds. They kept looking for excuses, ignoring your letter, and bullshitting about the refund “rules”. Plus, most of the foreign countries do not recognize this crap as a real university… Don’t ever waste your money, do not even pay the deposit.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I would like to inform you that how University Canada west (UCW) lying about delay in my fee refund which has cost me one full academic year and other cascading effect of loss of one year…..

    Senior personnel of UCW is communicating to me and others different versions on different occasions to different people.

    I would like to inform you their versions in sequence of time:

    January 2012- Ex- Vice Chancellor Verna Maggie Shepherd expresses her apology to me in writing for the delay in refund and inconvenience.

    March-June 2012- Drew Lawrenson- Legal Counsel engages in email exchanges for three months proving UCW’s negligence on account of loss of my refund request as well not transferring the refund in my account through wire transfer, he stopped communicating and responding to my emails.

    Now October 2012 Mr. Triplett ,Board Steward –is stating “The delay was result of error by university (the student had said funds to be wired but cheque was issued)”

    October 2012- Lisa- Marketing and Media Relations Manager(UCW) “The delay was due to incorrect banking details provided by student….”

    Letters of Triplett and Lisa are sent to all the students in response to The Hindustan Times story which appeared in the following links;

    1. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Bogus-varsities-prey-on-Indian-students/Article1-944634.aspx Oct.15, 2012
    2. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Headhunters-feed-on-students-ambition/Article1-945098.aspx

    Now you can decide yourself who is telling lies and how international students are treated by UCW.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • Wow, this school is now trying to recruit students in China, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand. Watch out everyone, they’re now targetting other places where they are unknown. It is a shame the gov’t does nothing to protect these international students. I hope the owner and all those responsible for defrauding students will go to hell.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • http://www.globaltvbc.com/eminata+schools+under+fire+frustrated+students+meet+with+ndp+leader+adrian+dix/6442610404/story.html

    http://www2.canada.com/story.html?id=6287266

    Just found these articles online and I thought they could add to the discussion. It looks like school has received a lot of bad press in the past year or so.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Sandeep Bohta, a student of UCW, who is also a agent for UCW along with his brother Sai Chander Bohta has paid his entire tuition fee and living expenses for the commission they have earned for providing students like us to UCW. They mislead us and exploited our ignorance for which we are suffering and carrying big burden of educational loan. We are stuck here as we are not likely to get job after completion of degree ( as our seniors are working gas stations, waiters or labor in construction industry. Hope you have read the reports in The Hindustan Times, second largest English daily of India. Please read the following links:

    1. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Bogus-varsities-prey-on-Indian-students/Article1-944634.aspx Oct.15, 2012
    2. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Headhunters-feed-on-students-ambition/Article1-945098.aspx Oct. 16, 2012
    3. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Duped-shamed-and-scared-they-live-on-the-edge/Article1-945841.aspx Oct.17, 2012

    It’s a true story of not only UCW but all these money making universities in US, UK etc.

    WE ARE SUFFERING AND WE REQUEST ALL THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND AGENTS AVOID UNIVERSITY LIKE UCW. YOU WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE AS A STUDENT AND DO A GOOD DEED AS AN AGENT BY NOT RECOMMENDING UCW.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I was shocked to see the management’s letter and Prof. Touss response to the Management, which in circulation in campus. To be honest and fair, Prof. Touss was by far the best professor we had, mature and helpful in nature. He was very student centric and loved his students.

    But 6 months ago, he supported the same very management for unethical practices and all the wrong doings, which is haunting him today, which all the students have acknowledged in the petition addressed to convicted Peter Chung in California case. I am sure he has realized that it is not right to support bad management, poor quality faculty and staff, therefore he resigned and kicked his job for his students.

    Dr. Redpath letter to Prof. Touss is nothing but a letter drafted by legal Counsel Drew Lawrenson as Dr.Redpath is not capable of writing such a letter. These lawyers run this university.

    As a student body we will rally behind Prof. Touss and extend all the support to him on all the fronts he approaches to expose the wrong doings of Eminata.

    Prof. Touss, we assure you our total and unconditional support for all your actions.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • The whole issue is that people like Sai Chander Bothas lied to students like me to apply to UCW. Sai Chander is 3rd grade agent and told me that UCW will get me job in Canada. He is a student of UCW and he gets paid commission as well, rubbish nonsense.

    I am filing a complaint agaist Sai Chander and his brother in Hyderabad police station. I want them to be in jail for promoting this fraud university.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I hate UCW but I am stucked here at this university. I am working on my thesis for more than 8 months and Sydney and Shawn Ireland keep rejecting my thesis for no clear reason. They are doing this to over 100 Indian students so that we get stuck here and they keep getting extension fees from us.
    I know why they do this to us students becuase no new students are joining UCW and the campus is like death now. There are only a few classes happening and they have no students who are studying here anymore.
    This university is completely fake, stay away completely.
    When I told the student services about the new articles in the Hindustan Times newspaper in India, they reply that no one reads Hindustan Times and Shilpa tells me that I should worry about my thesis. Is this normal?

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I had joined this university in July 2012 and then saw what a crappy university this place is. Anyone who says that this is a good university, has no idea what education means. If you feel that the above reviews are not right then you should read the articles that have just been published in India’s largest newspaper Hindustan Times, that calls this university Dubious and Fraud.

    See the links:

    Bogus Universities Prey on Indian Students:

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Bogus-varsities-prey-on-Indian-students/Article1-944634.aspx

    Headhunters feed on students ambitions:

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Headhunters-feed-on-students-ambition/Article1-945098.aspx

    Both articles are about UCW and the fraud they are, I lost money and I want everyone to know that. They are destroying lives of students, wake up!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I just graduated from UCW. It is the worst university in the world. The university academic people are failing students on their thesis so that students have to repeat the thesis or keep paying for extensions. There are no new students and this is how this university is making money.

    Do not apply to UCW or you will suffer like us all.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I attended UCW and am upset with how this website slanders and fails to follow the standards they request prior to post.

    Overall Score: (3.09/5.00)
  • How doe we trust all those above comments. Can i contact anybody??

    Overall Score: (4.36/5.00)
  • The university will be in a better place soon. It will be shut down by the Ministry and the pain and suffering of all students will certainly stop.

    A GOOD UCW is a NO UCW!!!!

    Listen to the students above!!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Professors were treated like dogs, senior authorities pressured them to give low grades. some of them left like me, due to these atrocities. This is totally a scam university, students are well educated but senior faculty told us that if we gave good marks it will not make their university better. All senior faculty members have their own relatives working as a professors. I don’t want to name any of them you can ask the students, worst experience of my life. I left this university because they wanted me to fail students without any reason so that they got publicity as a strict university and moreover, extra fees.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • i come from Mexico and attending this university but now my heart is broken, My parent hard-earned money is gone…… i ask for my money back but there said no…. they take my 7 thousand dollars.

    I am going home next week , my parents in debt from the bank…..i do not know what to do……

    i was told that it is a international school but all my classmates from India, they are angry too cos everyone from India…..

    I will go to my embassy tomorrow to report this school.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • University Canada West is exactly like Tri-Valley University in the US. It’s a fraudulent university that has been cheating the students and it pays students to bring more innocent students. Please look up Tri-Valley University on Wikipedia and you will be able to see the reasons why this university closed down and what will be the fate of UCW shortly as well.

    This is not a place where you go for education. The academic quality is non-existent and only God knows how I escaped being part of this university. This university exists only to make money and it is not providing you a valuable education, it is only taking from you. Look around you, do you see any other university that is as sub-standard as this university? Open your eyes and stop wasting your money.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Those who are writing about good experience with UCW, are writing fake comments as they are not sharing what is good at UCW. Because there is nothing, so they can’t share.

    Ben Thapa was working with Lans Bridge University and Phoenix University in Vancouver, both the universities were shut down. You can Google and read it yourself. He has excellent track record of closure and ensuring failure of Universities.

    Daren Hancott was leading Phoenix University, which went out of business and shut down. You can read his teaching ratings as far back as 2004 on the link of ratemyprofessor.com:

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=465235&page=1

    To add to this read media comments on the link, http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloid/education/overseas-students-fall-‘dubious’-canadian-varsity-972

    which only vilifies the comments of this web site.

    This web site has so many other academic institutions for comments, why no one is writing about them. Why only UCW, because it is a dubious university operated by Scam Artists, who have no conscious, respect and love for students and academics.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I am an Indian student and was planning to go to UCW this year. But thanks to all of you guys, your comments helped me alot to give second thoughts to my decision. Now surely I will eliminate the name of UCW from my list. Thanks and God Bless all :-)

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Hmmm – XYZ, Former and FLEX are all the same person – you can tell from the style of writing (if you can call it that). My guess – they are an employee of UCW…just saying!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I am glad to see coverage from the media BUT very disappointed the media coverage is not right here in BC. The Ministry needs to see this once again slapped in their face. Problem there is they only do academic audits, not financial audits. Since UCW is privately owned, fat chance on getting a look at the external auditor’s opinion. BUT if Eminata actually goes public, very very different story….. they will not be able to play the shell game like they do.

    When are all these “media” people going to get enough information to get a “story” together? Seems like they have more than enough to move forward. Agree????

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Anyone who claims that UCW is a good university, has either no idea what university means or is working for UCW.
    Try and tell those who have been cheated by UCW that this is a good university. Read the article in the media above.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Hey,

    All you dissatisfied Indian students, get together and get ahold of the BC Ministry of Education on your own – singly or together as a group. Your voice will speak strong. Don’t tell others to do it – you do it as well. The more people who voice complaints the better. They are listening. Daren sounds like a narcissist, pure and simple and Verna is an overpaid puppet…….. she giggle giggle, is not very bright. There for a pay check nothing more as she doesn’t seem to have a deep repertoire of skills to offer, useless as 2 ***s on a board

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • XYZ,
    You must be a fool or have come from an unbelievable poor education system to compare this rat hole with . There is nothing rosy about UCW. Drop out and try and get your money back.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Daren Hancott and Ben Thapa has came to Bangladesh for spot admission. I am grateful to all of you guys to reveal the reality of UCW because I was almost got enrolled at this uni. I would like to inform one more name who is also a culprit student of UCW cheating Bangladeshi students just to fill own pocket. if possible, want to request action against this threat to humanity. this cheater’s name is NAZMUL HUDA from Bangladesh. that’s why i thought on meeting him that how come a student status holder can live like a king in Canada!!!!! (with our money)!!??@@@@####’@@

    taken aback by the comments of “viewer – (February 13, 2012 at 11:34 am)” and “ex-employee – (February 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm)”. unbelievable!!!! truely “bad attracts bad” this shows why they are so attracted to UCW. when the blog here is helping the students to save their future, i cant believe, at the same time how can they wear the masks of Daren, Ben and so on. are they getting money from them??!!!! they should be ashamed of themselves.

    and for “viewer”, please check your own English first, then talk about others.
    y
    Future students… Be aware of this scam ….if they come to your country, just kick them out….

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Hello All,

    Media has begun to expose the scam being conducted by University Canada West in Canada. Please see the article that has been published in Deccan Chronicle and The Asian Age all over India exposing the scam institution UCW. We are corresponding with the media in Canada to expose the scam by UCW and its parent company Eminata Group owned by Peter Chung.

    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloid/education/overseas-students-fall-‘dubious’-canadian-varsity-972

    Indian students and all students are being warned not to apply for this dubious varsity and the matter has been also sent to the Indian Embassy in Canada, High Commission of Canada in India and the Ministry of Advanced Education in Victoria.

    Amit Panda
    Senior Correspondent
    The Asian Age

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I don’t know about these two students but I know Sai Chander Bohta, who is a student of UCW and an agent for UCW from Hyderabad is misleading students from Hyderabad for UCW’s program. I know for sure that he has paid all his tuition fee and related expenses from the commission from UCW.

    UCW pays $3,000 per student, which what Sai Bohta is getting and paying his tuition fee. Actually, students are paying commission to these agents from their inflated fees and shitty degree.

    If any one has doubt on my statements,let him respond or Verna, Daren or Ben Thapa respond to deny it.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • there are two hyderabad guys who are doing mba in that college and they are doing business of sending the students to canada from hyderabad saying that the collge is very good. so that they will get the commission of about 2000 dollars of one student. Those guys are from hyderabad. Please don’t believe there words. because I am the pratical person who lost lots of money because of those fucking fellows. There names are pradeed and arvind.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Please don’t go especally hyderabad guys and indian students to this university because its waste and the college is single floor and top waste college in canada and request canada govt to close this college.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • i have lost losts of money through this fucking collehe. please i request the canada government to close this university.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I was lucky as I was there for a very short time (one semester) at UCW. Darren was academic adviser and all the professor hated him and refused to acknowledge his presence. He has no subject knowledge, I wonder how he is qualified Ph.d. somebody should probe into it, must have bought it.

    He is a arrogant asshole with complete absence of social skills.Just imagine he is teaching management courses. You can imagine the academic level of UCW.

    Please stay away from this stinking and rotten place.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Please read below what people have written about Daren Hancott on Rate my Professors:

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=465235&page=1

    Knows only APA for rest he should go to school himself.

    This man knows absolutely nothing and still claims to be PhD. He is a big shame for UOP. Guys please avoid his class because it?s your hard earned money, why would you like to put your money in trash. He knows only APA.

    Imagine 4 hours with a guy who never stops talking, yet says absolutely nothing of value. He claims to give substantial feedback, yet I got a 1 word response to my paper and a low grade. He keeps us there for the full time, even though he clearly has nothing of value to stay.

    I am sorry, I tried asking this guy questions and he made me feel like I was a totally idiot. When I am paying this much to go to a private university, I’d expect staff to give some attention to the students.

    he seems to like to hear himself talk, and talk, and talk, and doesn’t pay any attention to students avaoid any course taught by him

    Daren actually talks more than he should. He is a tough instructor which is fine (I am an A student by the way), but he repeats things over and over again. I am disappointed because I didn’t learn as much as I expected.

    Daren Hancott wrote this about himself as the first rating:

    “First instructor to actually make me interested in a course. The best and most rounded instructor I ever had. He’s not easy but that’s what you want. You want to learn and be the best at what you do, therefore you have to work at it.”

    This is how UCW is as well. People like Daren Hancott are running the show there, a total scam artist from washed up institution like University of Phoenix. Can you really trust someone like this???

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • So you are not involved with UCW? But are looking to take some courses at UCW, what does that mean? I was a student of UCW and they do not offer courses, they only offer a Bachelors degree or MBA degree. If you take courses, then they are not transferable, talk to any university in BC and they will tell you the same. So that goes to show you are just as fraud as UCW and know nothing about the education at UCW.

    You want credible sources, well you will get it very soon. The case against UCW is solid and I want to see all those who lied to me about the education here go to prison. Be careful what you say or write or you will be implicated in the fraud by UCW as well.

    The following people have lied to all the students and continue to do so:

    President Verna Shepherd
    Daren Hancott
    Shilpa Samji
    Ben Thapa
    Gagan Basi and Registrar’s office
    Sydney Scott

    These people have played with the lives of all students with false promises and information. The time is up.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • No, I am not even involved with this university, student or employee. I was looking at taking courses here and seen the reviews. I have waited for more creditable sources to bring these accusations to a national viewing system (newspaper or tv news) and still have not seen anything. I truly believe if the above statements are true, that it would not have taken over a year for these so called frauds to be outted.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • You think the comments are exaggerated?? Have you been lied to or have had your money stolen by UCW? You are probably an insider at UCW claiming to feign ignorance. You think the media is not working on this story, so many of us have complained that even the provincial govt. is now listening. Wait and watch, the fraud at UCW is going to be exposed in a way that it deserves. The lying cheats at UCW and Eminata Group will be exposed individually. How do these people sleep at night knowing what they have done to the lives of the students who trusted them and looked upto them?
    The scam will end very soon just like Lansbridge University was shut down by the Ministry, the same will happen to UCW for its fraud. Anyway, more and more students are aware and no longer applying to this fraudulent university.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Rohit – my suggestion to you is to go to politicians in your area and voice all your concerns and show all your proof. I have meetings set for early March with 4 local folks who are very interested in higher education and all that goes with making it a success. Helps their platform as well. They will call the media for you.

    The media will follow – start with the politicians. Sound good?

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  • Dan, time is to do, not to talk. Send me an email, we will do whatever need to be done.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Rohit – let’s communicate on this blog so that others can follow. Getting numbers in the mass will be best. What reporters? That way I can call as well.

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  • Dan, I am ex student, just escaped from being victim of UCW. I had deposited my initial fee but withdrew after knowing and seeing UCW campus, which looks like fly by night operations. They really harassed me for my refund and deducted $250 for just holding my money for six months.

    I know lots of their ex students, who moved out from UCW after royal screw by them. I know details from them including documents.

    I am also talking to few reporters, will let you know.

    Send me an email.

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  • Rohit – how are you connected to all of this? Student? Ex student? Staff or former staff?

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  • Send me the names of the reporters from the G&M and CBC that are working on things. I need to deal directly with the source. When is Cassidy Oliver going to publish something? don’t talk about it – do it. Things need to get rolling before more students get ripped off and Canada Student Loans and Immigration deep getting defrauded and lied to…. who are they again?

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Dan send me your email, I will connect with you

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  • Dan contact me on rohitthampi36@gmail.com

    I will ensure their final fate

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  • Dan, please speak to Cassidy Oliver at The Province and give all accounts of the story that you have. The Globe and Mail and CBC are also working on the story and it will be published soon.

    These criminals will be surely prosecuted very soon.

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  • What is the status of the stories in the media? I have seen nothing as of yet and would really like to see these thieves prosecuted. I want to help – how do I do that?

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  • One of my professor’s at UCW relies only on Youtube videos to teach in class, I cannot understand why I am paying so much money to see these videos??

    I am ashamed to be a part of UCW. I have to lie to people about the name of my university.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I just joined UCW for the January 2012 term. I was completely deceived by the people at UCW and brought to this third class university. The orientation was so horrible and depressing, it really brought me to tears that my parents hard earned money is going to be wasted here.

    How can I leave and can anybody guide me how to get into another university? I also learned that all other admissions are closed now and I will get nothing. That is why UCW intake happens so late after other colleges and universities so that innocent students have no choice but to stay. Is there any other university in Canada that is open for admission?? Please help me, I cannot study here. It will destroy my future.

    I went to Ben Thapa to ask for refund, he told me to see Saurabh Vashisth. Now these two are telling me that once I receive my visa I cannot get a refund. What the fuck is that?? UCW does not show campus photos on their presentation, on their website or any brochures, I am feeling completely cheated and now I cannot get my parents money back either. Ben Thapa says that UCW MBA is great and UCW will help me find jobs, but old students just told me that internship programs are not even working in UCW. All students are working illegally and working labour jobs. My parents will be very dissapointed as we have taken huge loans to support tuition fees.

    Is there anyone who can help me, please tell me how can speak to the Education Ministry or who can I complian to, please help it is urgent.

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  • Hello Students,

    all those looking for refunds CAN and WILL get it. We know that you do not like UCW and the UCW marketing and management team lied to you all to have you in the university.

    First of all Canadian and Permanent students must write to Cassidy Oliver at The Province newspaper about the issues with UCW and also to the Ministry of Advanced Education to ensure that they know what UCW is doing to your future. You will be guaranteed a refund on the tuition that you have wasted at UCW by going to the media. Its your right, you do not have to suffer like us students in Victoria.

    We have been informed that UCW is forcing international students to continue at the university by not issuing refunds since you are not happy with the university. It your right to leave the university if you feel that this is not a good university and it will hurt you. As long as you are a serious student and can obtain an offer letter from another credible institution and have not entered Canada to work illegally, you have the full right to leave UCW. They cannot hold your money under any circumstances. You must write to Cassidy Oliver as well to explain the situation to him and bring it in the media. Many such reporters will listen to your concerns and this will bring the truth out in the open. CBC, Globe and Mail, The Province and a few others have all been informed and are working on the story as we speak. Come out and speak to them immediately otherwise UCW will steal your money and ruin your life.

    You must also inform immigration and Ministry of Advanced Education after you get admission from another institution. UCW should not be allowed to escape and completely destroy your futures. Even your own countries will not recognize these degrees.

    This is your right, you must exert pressure as your future is in your own hands!

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  • OMG, withdraw your enrollment and take refund of your fee. Go somewhere else otherwise your screwed

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  • Student Care is all fraud from university, no one exists, why don’t you write name and specify person whom to contact.

    Eminata group is a biggest fraud on students in Vancouver, Canada.

    Now your fraudulent activities are going to get over soon and you will have no cover to save your ass.

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  • After knowing UCW’s poor reputation and quality of education, I decided to withdraw my application and asked for refund. They were not responding for two months and thereafter harassed me for more than another two months.

    I took up the issues with Canadian Consulate and Media. Thereafter they paid not only full refund but with interest.

    Write to Consulate of Canada and copy to University stating facts of your case and university’s lack of response or response,if any. They can’t get away. It is a scam they are operating and now they are exposed. Ask for interest payment along with refund as you are paying for it for their scam.

    You will get your refund along with interest.

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  • My refund is yet to come. It is almost two months now. I have approached the Consulate General of Canada in my country of residence to take action against this scam soon.

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  • Can any body suggest me. I met Ben Thapa & Saurabh Vashisht & ask them for transfer. But they told they will not give refund.
    Have anybody took transfer and got refund. anybody have any Idea or information about refund.
    Please reply me as soon as possible.

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  • Its so embarrasing to see UCW keep putting out stupid blogs on this website, they don’t care about students, they only care that they are not going to get more students to fleece if students read about this shitty university and its people.

    Have shame and shut down your doors, its going to happen very soon anyway.

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  • To students/staff
    If you have a complaint, I’d be very interested to hear what you have to say. Please contact me at 604-605-2028 or colivier@theprovince.com.
    Cassidy Olivier
    Reporter – The Province

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  • UCW and CDI colleges will not change, they are still lying to us in the Campus and colleges without realizing a fact that students are experiencing atrocious and detestable academic quality at very high cost, as most have us are stuck with them. All the operations of these scam colleges are run by people with no academic background

    We as a student community of these scam university and colleges inform all the potential students to avoid these fraudulent institutions as you will be simply wasting your time and money here. Sure you will only gather shit degree or diploma which has no value to, employers and huge frustration.

    Please stay away from them.

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  • UCW couldn’t start January 2012 session as they could not get students. Everyone knows about poor quality of academic level, no jobs, no internships.

    UCW is a complete scam and robbing students of their money and career.

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  • Student Care UCW is a handy work of UCW’s legal department. They think they are very smart and clever. They won’t be able to handle the onslaught of the students and employees of UCW. Watch out UCW’s management.

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  • notice to UCW – true statements do not count as libel. libel requires, as one of the tort elements, a false statement to a person’s discredit. there are no false statements posted here, only the truth of what these poor students have been put through.

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  • What is this student care nonsense??? This group cares about students, what a joke!!!What and who are they going to prosecute?? Is this Eminata Group?? They want to prosecute people for telling the truth?? Hello Eminata Group this is not your dream world, this is a reality that you suck and we live in a democratic country, Canada is not your CDI College where anything goes.

    Bastards, you are the one who will be prosecuted soon for the fraud you have committed against students. Just wait and watch.

    Overall Score: (1.09/5.00)
  • Ebrahim and student care group, if you are so honest and satisfied with UCW, why did students write a petition few days ago addressed to Verna Magee-Shepherd complaining about sad state of UCW and complaining about Daren Hancott’s false promises and unprofessional approach to students.

    Stop telling lies and be truthful to your own conscious and other students who are suffering at UCW’s pathetic state as a University.

    We should approach Ministry of Higher Education and request them to help us transfer to some other university and shut UCW.

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  • Ebrahim, I know why you are writing it and who is pressurizing you. Besides you are completing your undergrad in next three months. You have spent pots of money and plenty of time in last four years. You are afraid if UCW shut down in next three months, what will happen you.

    Don’t worry, you will never not get a job with UCW degree, irrespective whether UCW continues to operate or shut down in next three months, you will have to work in a labor category or return to India.

    Don’t lie to other students and spoil their career and money. Have courage to speak truth, may be God will help you in your life. You damage others career, it will come back to you.

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  • I was also a student of UCW, but I hated it!! I am not the only one. Do you know how many of us have left UCW and gone to other colleges and universities? Be serious and swear to your mother that UCW is a good university, stop lying to yourself and everyone else.

    At least 8 of my friends have left UCW and joined another far better university in Vancouver.

    UCW is shit and will always be shit!!

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  • Has Eminata management responded to the letter? Wonder what King Chung thinks now? What happened in LA with King Chung – someone posted something happened? Why isn’t he a Canadian citizen? Got to wonder – anyone know?

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  • Yeah right!!! 93 people are all disgruntled employees??? You are kidding right??
    People already know the reality wait till it comes out in the public soon.
    Instead of fixing anything you continue to lie, cheat and deceive the students.

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  • Is it true that people are going to CBC news, Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail etc? Turn these bastards in – upper management deserves to be brought to prosecution through criminal charges. They have done many illegal things and justice needs to prevail. Support Occupy Campus and get involved. The way Eminata works is that they will look to find who did things – search among their staff- they won’t focus on improvements or figure out how did we get here. They are masters at cover ups – NAIL THEM NOW!!! Sleeping with students to get a bonus? Talk about some slimy people…. start at the top w/Chung and his top crownies need to all be investigated. Student Loans, Immigration, Ministry of Education, PICTIA etc etc. Turn them in with letters and calls…..

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  • Finally, someone is taking action against UCW and all these lying cheats. Our group is already speaking to a few different reporters at different stations and it is guaranteed that these cons will not be able to protect themselves much longer. Sony thank you for your tip as well, this is the way to go to finally bring these liars to the light of day!!!

    Continue the fight, bring these wall-street bastards to justice!!

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  • In order to survive the politic and competitive environment at the campus I had no choice but do anything to recruit a student. I was on full commission with an advance draw. If I met my target, I will be able to cover my next months rent check. If I became the lowest revenue generator, I will be fired. Like the Jim Pattison tactic selling used cars. We face weekly bombardment on meeting the numbers and head count. No one talked about progress or education at these conference calls. Just numbers, leads, closing rate, fired or bonus. Stone cold process. Numbers, why missing he target, click, hung up, next campus. I was forced to make cold calls on Internet inquiries despite the fact that some of these leads were merely an indication of interest instead of solid interest from a prospective student. The marching order is to turn ice into boiling water. Use iPad, low interest loans, largest in Canada, guaranteed jobs to feed the pigs then slaughter them. No senior advisor is willing to help the newbies because every body count can mean job or jobless by the next review.

    After Eminata bought UCW, first order of business was to target immigrant students because they tend to be pushovers and less likely to complaint about anything. I was instructed to inform an Indian student that if he complaints about the school, he will loose his student visa immediately. The student promptly shut up. Management quoted “international students are fatter pigs and easier to be slaughtered.”. It was funny how they said it in a meeting. I quit!

    I saw the devastation these tactics have caused and finally threw in the towel. The teachers are good people, it is the direction from the very top that made the difference of life or death.

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  • FIGHT BACK. DO SOMETHING AND STOP WHINNING
    Reporter Cassidy Olivier from Province newspaper is interested to learn more horror stories. May be someone is willing to help us after all. I am away in India with limited access to email and time zone difference. Any one wants their story heard, may be getting their tuition fee back, write or call Cassidy directly!! Help those students about to be stuck with more student loans and receive nothing in return. 604-605-2028 or
    email: colivier@theprovince.com

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  • The above letter to Peter Chung at Eminata Group was very enlightening and an eye-opener. Eminata Group also owns University Canada West (UCW).

    University Canada West (UCW) is also going through similar phase as other CDI College and Vancouver Career College. Peter knows cronies like Randy Cox ,Verna Shepherd and Daren Hancott who are behaving in similar fashion in UCW environment. They not only misbehave but also cheat, lie and ill treat students.

    Daren often abuses his colleagues, faculty members and students, make mockery of them in the presence his sycophants. He promotes all those who massages his ego.

    Daren is a proven non-performer and does not allow any one to perform. He is only politicizing the environment.He used to manage University of Phoenix, and that has been shut down in BC and Alberta directly due to his incompetence. People in the Ministry of Advanced Education who know him well, only have negative things to say about him and use Daren as an example of a bad leader and running a sub-standard institution.

    Verna is only killing time and looking for easy money after her retirement. How can anyone from a public institution work at a sham organization such as UCW which is cancerous in society and ruining the name of education in Canada and also ruining the name of Canada overseas.

    Randy is a crook and he will be subject to scrutiny by the government for his actions as President of Eminata Group. Randy watch out, your activities are going to be made public faster than ever Eminata going public.

    Repeated comments on web site has not changed them. Eminata Group and all its fraudulent entities including UCW need to be shut down by government’s intervention and same is being worked upon now.

    Peter you better wake up and see these people dragged and exposed in public by employees and students.And Peter you are next in line to be punished for all the misdeeds committed in the name of Eminata Group.

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  • A letter from Eminata staff

    December 10, 2011

    Mr. Peter Chung, Executive Chairperson
    Eminata Group
    1800-400 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3A6

    Dear Peter,

    SUbject: Unethical, Integrity Issues, Unfair Practices and Unacceptable Behavior

    “It is not known what “PRIVATE” college you received your education from, but it is
    obvious that you did not gain any schooling on people management. Your managerial
    skills are so poor that your employees are surprised that you have survived this long in
    the corporate world. Sometimes they question the intelligence of this company for hiring
    such an incompetent individuals such as yourself.” – common quote from the majority.
    The purpose of this letter is to notify you ALL but most importantly Dr. Peter Chung
    about what upper, middle, and lower management is doing behind his back and the
    negative and devastating effect it’s about to take on the company(s).

    We’re a group of people who work for the EMINATA group and a large number of
    students who have attended a school at some point owned by EMIN AT A group who have
    decided enough is enough. We have started a systematic attack on this company to make
    things ethical and fair not only to the employees of the company but the general student
    body and public. We are giving Dr. Peter Chung an opportunity to learn and take
    personal responsibility as to what is happening behind his back and most importantly to
    make things right. So the same mistakes are not repeated from the past like they were in
    LA. We wish someone had given you heads up and we’re very confident you would have
    resolved the issues in a proper and ethical manner.

    Let’s start with unfair practices:

    Mid and low level management hires who they want (friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, family,
    ex-coworkers) and this is by them deciding which positions to advertise and which ones
    not too. Their qualifications are always overlooked and rest of the people are asked to
    cover for their work because they’re “NEW”. We demand that you ask your staff and get
    a consensus of who hired who and who do they know within the company and if they
    worked together elsewhere.

    Campus directors and most new regional directors have no clue as what PCTIA policies
    are and are always breaking them but most importantly what can really get EMINAT A
    shut down entirely is the FACT that both regional directors and campus directors
    COACH the staff to fool PCTIA. We have a proof of this in mwtiple forms and we are
    100% confident that no court system will throw this out the window. Campus directors
    are not following exam policies written by the company when it comes to students failing
    exams and are not unifonn. We have proof some directors make indirect sexual favors to
    give an attractive student another attempt where if a unattractive or old student it’s a
    complete NO.
    There is way too much staff recycled from SPROTT -SHAW, VCAD, AI, MTI,
    ACADAMY OF LEARNING, etc. Think about it this way, if these rejects were not
    successful their why do you have them hired here? Are they friends perhaps? Someone
    else’s garbage is now your garbage and you’re paying them to keep this garbage. People
    like Vic Tesan have infested this company by bringing in his friends and family who
    have gotten more incompetent heads into this company. Did you know they have also
    gotten free education for their family and friends as well? A fair practice would be to hire
    and promote within if you want success. There are a lot of dedicated staff that should be
    promoted. We have a list of most of the people who have hired in this manner and they
    know who they’re and majority are struggling to gain control.

    Remember the person you hired to run your company is the same person who was
    bidding against you with CCI to buy it out under your nose with his “investors”. This is
    how the price was driven up and Randy Cox couldn’t come up with the funds to outbid
    Dr. Peter Chung. Talk about sabotage, and we have voice and video proof of Randy
    blabbering his mouth about going public so he and his hired friends can take control of
    the company because they them you’re a cheap Korean Jew. This is the best tip here
    alone is worth what you’re going to spend in legal fees.

    Since our numbers have been growing faster than we expected we have decided to fonn a
    student union because no one should be treated unfairly and to get Employment
    Standards involved we the majority employees are fonning a union to put an end to
    unfairness. We are watching all levels of management and keeping detailed records and if
    changes are not made and implemented within this month class action law suits will take
    place from both employees and student side and we would hate to see this company
    repeat it’s mistakes and get crippled twice as it did in LA. We want to see all the
    incompetent staff from other schools fired who keep bringing in their friends and bully
    the old staff.

    You have staff from other institutions that constantly talk to their friends and share trade
    secrets on how EMINATA operates. We have recordings of this and campus level staffis
    willing to take a stand to this statement. There are also plans to take control of the
    company as soon as it goes public. Someone is having power/control issues.
    Student Issues:

    Integrity issues due to campus directors no following policy and giving students false
    hope as there are too many ESL students that are setup to fail by sales people and this
    practice is promoted by the campus directors and DOA.
    Too many mid-level managers hired who are friends of rejects from other organizations.
    Basically the staff keeps changing every few months and students are frustrated because
    they’re promised different things by different people. The directors are not taking
    responsibility .

    Students feel frustrated with the campus directors because they cannot fulfil what has
    been promised to the student. Students are being enrolled in a unethical manner
    sometimes two or three months before their actual start dates. This leaves huge gaps in
    their schedules and student load frowns upon this and will be notified. You are messing
    with innocent people and their lives by wasting someone two months of time and messing
    up their car payments or mortgage payments.

    Student body has determined that this company’s goal is profit or market dominance at
    any price because there are more students now under new ownership that the reps have
    brought in who are crap quality and don’t deserve to be in school at this point in their life
    because they lack the basic reading and writing skills. Students have complained the fact
    reps are helping students cheat with the entrance exams and make them do it over and
    over.

    It has come to our attention that a certain DOA has sexually engaged Vancouver students
    and staff and as a reward they’ve been promoted. DOA is a piece of garbage that hits on
    every student and makes negative and sexual comments towards students and staff.
    Sexual favors have been performed and documents. He has been seen drunk with students
    at bars and touching them in a very inappropriate manner. Proof and legal action
    pending …

    There is no consistency from campus to campus and staff should have a good command
    of the English language! Students should be qualified thoroughly before being accepted
    and same with the staff.

    EMINATA group is cheating student’s hard earned money by setting them up to fail by
    playing tricks to get them in. This is on your conscience Dr. Peter Chung.
    We’re watching you and change is required immediately, this letter is being forwarded to
    many authorities and to the competition. Ie PCTIA, sprott shaw, Korean council, BBB,
    Board of trade, CTV, MTI, Stenberg, global, CDA, pharmacy/medical authority, all
    employers who hire your graduates.
    Sincerely,
    Occupy Campus ….

    We are watching to see changes. In 2012 you better make changes before you go IPO,
    otherwise image, impression and public reputation can be easily tainted. We will be
    keeping a close eye on your businesses.

    Peace!!

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  • MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! That is all that summarizes University Canada West.
    All these greedy bastards want money from us students and they do not give a shit about us in anyway at all. Not one employer knows or recognizes UCW, what are we going to do after graduation, drowning in student loans.

    Incredibly rubbish people running the show all working for commissions and ripping the students.

    Ministry of Advanced Education, WAKE UP ! UCW lies about everything, how can you qualify this place as a university.
    Ministry must inform students of all the cases that have been filed against UCW.

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  • All these comments and burst out cannot be basket of lies. COMMENTS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE AS TRUE AS TEN COMMANDMENTS. Daren, you are sinner of all of them, you will not get place in hell hole even.How do you show your face to your colleagues and students in campus. Share these comments with your family, they will also hate you and your ways.

    Show me one university in Canada, who has reviews like UCW, may it be a student,faculty or a staff all are miserable, depressed and thoroughly dissatisfied of shitty and stinky campus and attitude of management.

    If UCW’s management has guts to respond to any of the comments of students,faculty, why don’t they respond. They know they will open Pandora box as the comments made are facts and beyond any doubt.

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  • I agree Shilpa Samji is really bad, but that is not just student service. This is a joke from top to bottom. Mickey mouse set up at the cost of students dolling out thousands of dollars. Have you seen the attitude and egos of these people?? Incredible, they teach management but cannot even manage themselves. Joke, its a joke!!

    Go to facebook and see what all the existing students say about UCW, not one of us is happy, we are depressed, this dingy place drives us crazy. Shitty library, shitty student area, shitty everything!!!! My MBA is bankrupting me and making these assholes rich.

    It’s incredible that we study at this place. If I had not spent the money in the first term, I would have walked out a long time ago. I got lied to my face about what this shitty university and now its too late.

    We are all tired of this university, but cannot leave now. I would not wish UCW on my enemies!!!

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  • UCW is just a W**** house and F**** place. Entire place with no compassion and grace led by super idiot like Daren Hancott is only stinking. Daren behaves and talks as if he is a UCW is a top notch academician. He knows nothing and no faculty members wants to interact with him. He is a laughing stock amongst students and faculty. Now UCW is a dead mass only stinking.

    UCW couldn’t start the January in take on time as they have no new students for January intake so they pushed the intake to January 30,2012.

    Management of Eminata is living in high hopes, forget about new students, old students are transferring to other colleges and universities within BC to safeguard themselves.

    Verna, Vice-Chancellor is lying to students on everything. Verna you are cheating poor students, you are not afraid of God, that is why you are suffering in your personal life. Its time for you tell truth to the students as your game is about to end.

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  • SHEESH YALL!! Me studying at UCW, well at least WAS studying at UCW!!! Totally fed up of this crapping junk having to put up with everyday.

    Hey UCW you call this Student Services??? Shilpa Samji is nothing but a rude and bitchy. Heard from older students that she was in Finance and now Student Services, what the hell is that?? Finance has experience of dealing with students ??? Perhaps Shilpa should also start teaching!!!! Anything possible at UCW basketcase!!!!!

    Shilpa has no idea how to talk to students, hey Shilpa wake up, you are not doing us a favor, we are doing a favor to you!!! You have your job just because students like me got stuck in going to UCW. You would never get hired at a good university for anything let alone student services.

    Tired of place can’t stand the stink of losers who run this place now they say that Student Services is discontinuing the placement service as if they ever had one!!!!!!!!

    Wasted $9,000 dollars here, but no freaking more. Go to hell UCW and take Shilpa Samji with you!!!!!!!! Good riddance!

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  • Whole Group is scam, check on Google the following:

    Check out Google keywords:

    “Truth about CDI College”
    “Vancouver Career College Complaints”
    “University Canada West Complaints”

    CBC story on UCW.

    Look at life style of Management staff and their offices. Please visit their offices and look at the pathetic UCW campus, which is not even equipped with proper chairs for the students. Verify yourself by visiting offices and campus, if you don’t believe me

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  • I agree with Dan and Sony, the whole group is a scam and management is operating like a mafia under the garb of education. They are all committing white collar crimes targeted to innocent students of poor countries. Sheer exploitation of students and their families.Students are taking education loan and cannot service because employers are not recognizing UCW’s degree and rightly so because quality and level of education is abysmally low. It is low the quality of management and teaching staff is of sub-standard quality.

    Enough is enough, they cannot be allowed to cheat and exploit students and tarnish the of our country as well other Canadian institutions.

    Please send en mass letters to Ministry of Higher Education, Victoria, immigration department and Canadian Consulate in India,Pakistan, Bangladesh,Nepal and China.

    You will be saving and serving lives and career of innocent students from these poor countries.

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  • Check out Google keywords:

    “Truth about CDI College”
    “Vancouver Career College Complaints”
    “University Canada West Complaints”

    Coincidents? I think not. These are highly orchestrated scams. Same owner Eminata Group, same management, same M.O, hundreds of complaints, lawsuits, and abuses to maximize profit from students. Facts are facts, these are not false accusations, or hundreds of students happen to know each other. Go figure people. Wake up, you Zombies!

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  • This ranting is right on target and full of facts and truths. These are not just emotional comebacks from students they are speaking the absolute truth. BC Ministry needs to contact professors and maybe staff who used to work in Victoria. They can tell you everything, with facts and no doubt proof all the while doing it with their heads held up high. This school is hurting the bigger picture of higher education and it is shocking that the BC Ministry would get involved. They got involved remember when there were people, like the founder David Strong ex U Vic President, who they could trust. He is long gone as are all the real professors. I heard the Dean of the School, Syndey or sidney, has her PhD in Home Economics:?{_)(* Amazing but that is just the shifting sand they portray as stability. Daren and Ben are liars – they are paid to be liars. That is the foundation of Eminata – half truths, just enough to squeak by under any radar watching.

    To say this school is a joke is such an understatement – it is unethical and I can guarantee, using very illegal practices…… Come on – who the hell would hire these clowns at reputable universities. Call the President, Chung and talk to him. Skip the Prez as he is the training ground for these clowns….. nice hair piece or are they plugs …… really classless group – stay away and report them anywhere and everywhere…. Victoria students and staff (past) might be willing to help shed some light on this to higher authorities….. stop this crap now – Another goof is the leader of the used car salesman… now there is a piece of work – unbelievable liar. How do these people sleep at night????

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  • This university offers no value at all. Its is very expensive, offers no hope for employment and only relies on taking in students. If you think that this university will provide a career to you then you are making a great mistake.
    This university is for those who are very sub-standard since everything is below par and very shabby.
    The students have nothing to be proud of by attending UCW.

    So many people cannot be wrong about UCW, there is truth in everything, see the CBC story about UCW.

    Overall Score: (1.18/5.00)
  • 1. UCW is a business and no intent to build careers of students through providing education. UCW is only looking at the number of student as they make more revenue without providing any quality education, internship, placements etc.

    Show me a university which has five in takes of students in a year, reason is to make $$$$$$$$ and numbers, no interest for students career or their life.

    2. Ben Thapa, Daren Hancott are ill qualified for their jobs and their track record proves beyond doubt that where ever they have worked in the past, that University and College have shut down and now they have successfully done with UCW too.

    3. If they have sufficient balls, let them contradict the above statement.

    4.Verna Magee- Shepherd,Vice- Chancellor is heading a Management School of UCW and has neither academic background nor any relevant experience to head the business school.Verna is only passing her time and making money unethically. She should be held accountable and shall be prosecuted and hanged in the court of public. Your time is coming soon Verna. You have to respond to the students and community.

    5. No public education institution would have ever hired them except university like UCW, who can never attract right people to manage the school as no person with right senses will join them.

    6. As a student of UCW, I am asking a question to them, Have you- Verna and Daren ever taken a course or even a session with students in last two years despite your claim of doctorates degrees. We now know how you got them. Same will exploded.

    7. Stop your nonsense as we students have realized your true colors.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I had written email to Canadian High Commission in New Delhi to complain about University Canada West not refunding my money even though Ben Thapa wrote told me that university will return 2 lacs to me in 3-4 weeks. I have made a personal complaint against Ben Thapa as well as he keeps lying about the money and sending me ridiculous forms for stamping by my bank for refund. What is the purpose of this rubish forms when they know where to send the money? It is nothing but scam to keep my money as long as possible.

    I got a reply from the Canadian High Commission telling me that they have noted the complaint and are passing the same to visa section and have provided me the contact to Ministry Advanced Education in British Columbia so that I can inform them of my problem.

    Now I will also be sending this issue to Ministry of Education as well. I want my money now!!! I have many obligations here in India.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I agree with Harish’s comments. Ben and Daren met us in Mumbai last month. They had no clue as what presentation they were making and could give any satisfactory reply student’s who were brought by agents.They could not reply on the quality of education and rating of their institution. They had no pictures of UCW campus and mentioned that campus is being built, where and when it will come up, both of them started stammering incoherently.

    Not a single student, out of group of about 10 students, stayed back to sign with them. We have reported this matter to Ministry of Human Resources to take up with Canadian consulate in New Delhi, to stop such swindlers of education system to come to India.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • UCW is steal and committing all the possible act of stealing money from innocent students from India and other regional countries. Canadian consulate is fully aware now and rejection of visa are the only possibility for UCW applicants, if any.

    UCW students are not getting jobs and are working as unskilled workers in malls and restaurants.

    Please be aware and don’t waste your money,time and career by looking at UCW.

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  • I should have listened to my friends and family and not applied to UCW. I had applied for the November 2011 program at UCW and I received a visa rejection despite meeting all the requirements of the visa!!!!

    Canadian Consulate does not like UCW and is rejecting students. They know that UCW is a fradulent university and will be closing.

    Now I have been asking for my refund from UCW and it has been 8 weeks already and my MONEY HAS NOT BEEN RETURNED??? WHO CAN I SPEAK AT THE GOVERNMENT LEVEL IN CANADA TO GET MY MONEY BACK???? I am stuck and need help to get my money from these thieves.

    They are all liars. BEN THAPA told me that I would get my money in 3-4 weeks, now its been 8 weeks, what is happening?? UCW has taken more than 2 Lacs from me which is more than 4000 dollars and now will not return it. I will complain about Ben Thapa lying to Canadian Consulate, not trust worthy at all.

    I AM WORRIED!!! Please help if you know who I should speak to. Please!!!!!!!!!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I met Daren and Ben in Hyderabad and they issued me and my friend spot acceptance letter despite our low grades and percentage of marks. They did not have any respect for their own admission requirements.

    In their presentation, they only talked about quality of life in Vancouver. They had nothing to say about the quality of university, campus, professors. They were selling university like insurance or mutual funds sales man.

    We suspected their motives and found out that UCW is nothing but a business to rob students from Asian countries as local Canadian students, do not join UCW at all.

    All Asian students beware of the UCW scam and stay away from them

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Rahul says,

    UCW is soon to be shut down and its known to students. Most of the existing students are desperately looking for other universities to move as they know that any time UCW will be shut down. Idiots like Daren and Ben were in India and Bangladesh to recruit students but have come back blank, students response was very poor. They could not provide answers to students and agents about Campus (only four rooms on a floor- they shamelessly call UCW as university), Jobs (Employers have not heard about this university and not accepting the students),academic quality is so poor, words fail to describe it etc. Obviously, existing students are leaving UCW to save themselves from avoidable pain and hardships.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • The provincial government in BC is investigating UCW and some of the students in Victoria who were completely cheated by UCW andthe university was shut down, have filed law suits against UCW.

    Immigration is also looking at the university’s fradulent methods to recruit Chinese, Indian and other international students. China govt is also not approving UCW for their students!!!!!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Investigation? Sweet – which agencies? I’d love to add to that list if others help.

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  • How can international students get sucked in to this university? Through only lies, lies, lies and more lies!

    You are wasting your money and time by going to University Canada West.

    Be aware that if you attend this school, you will have no future in Canada or your own countries. This university is already under investigation by several Canadian govt. bodies.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • School is clearly a scam. Avoid at all costs. If I graduated from this diploma mill, I would take it off my CV.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • She has no kids so she says. No faculty or admin have sent their kids to this school, nor would they. The worst is the Darren freak. Now he is a swindler but hey they all go to church :) Must make them feel good about what they do during the week. This school sucks – poor excuse for education and is only out to make money. They can’t get their shit together enough, from all levels, including the top dog Chung. UCW is a small piece of the entire Eminata pie that is why they don’t care about any quick fix. Their cash cows are their career colleges and you think UCW is bad, ask students about those…..Report them to any agency you can think of to investigate for the higher good of education. That should help slow them down. Look at the admin first, then the faculty. Ms. Prez came from a public school BCIT where she made $200K+ annually. She is in it for money and something to do with her time-she is a useless as 2 **** on a board….

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Its unbelievable what people will do to make a quick buck !!! Going through University Canada West website (worse than a car sales website, demonstrates nothing that is academic), we find that even retired people from a good public background have joined hands with this university to make money!!!!

    Look at the About University Canada West page:

    The president is Verna Magee-Sheperd who worked for BCIT as per Google search. Now her greed for money has brought her to this massive scam of a university. How much do you get paid to sell your soul??? Shame on you Ms. Verna Magee-Sheperd, how do you sleep at night when you steal from poor innocent students??? You would not send your own kids to this university, would you now???

    SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Forget what anyone else tells you about University Canada West, look at what prominent British Columbia people are saying about this “glorious” university. TOTAL SHAM!!!!!

    “A university should offer a wide range of instructional programs backed up by an extensive research mandate,” said Norma Wieland, President of the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of B.C. “From the information that has been made available to date, University Canada West is nowhere close to meeting that goal.”

    UCW offers sub-standard MBA and Bachelor’s degree programs. Does that make it a university ???

    “The B.C. government’s emphasis on allowing the expansion of private universities is a failed vision,” said Cindy Oliver, president of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of B.C. “What we need in B.C. is for the government to commit to high-quality, affordable post-secondary education so that average and low-income students and their families are not disadvantaged. These private universities, like University Canada West, are notoriously expensive and certainly do not address the access problems for students.”

    You see UCW is very expensive for what it has to offer!!! It is housed on one floor in an office building and expects to be called a university!!! Students are pouring 30,000-50,000 dollars for a degree that no one recognizes!!!!!

    Wake up and smell the roses!!! Or in case of University Canada West, wake up and smell the SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Hello RB,

    University Canada West is growing exponentially!!!!

    Ha haha ha ha ha ha!!! That is joke of the century!!!

    I am a student of UCW in Vancouver, I have just dropped out of UCW after 2 terms of studying here and moved to FDU which is not only a superior university but actually a university.

    Do you know how many students actually joined UCW lately??? The enrollment is down as even international students do want join UCW any longer. All my current friends at UCW feel UCW will be closed in 9 months!!!!

    Oh by the way, your writing is terrible. Don’t flatter yourself too much, go and visit UCW Vancouver campus and then write your articles. Come and visit us at FDU and you will see what I mean!!!

    I can’t believe that I wasted my time and money at UCW. UCW is the worst university in Canada, try to rank the universities in Canada in your head and see where UCW lands!!! Think logically about this not emotionally!!

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  • Dan is absolutely right!! Foreign students have no way of knowing what UCW actually is!! UCW staff lie to students and portray a great university, but this place is nothing but a shit hole when they get here. This bullshit university is designed to attract only unlucky foreign students who fall for this place. Its too late by the time they get here !!! UCW holds student money and does not return anything to the students!!! Is that not cheating???

    There is no way of getting your money back for a faulty product!!!! This is outrageous. OPEN YOUR EYES, dont ruin your life with a degree from this basket case university, it will shut down very soon anyway, all you will have is a piece of garbage paper in your hand!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Good point about quality of students but there are many who can not get into a traditional university based on GPA. That is why UCW exists – to gather that pool and bring them in. Their focus is on foreign students because they do not know better and believe they are getting a good North American education – NOT!!! This school has rude ill informed staff that act on emotion rather than what is best for the student. The staff is unprofessional at best and very very stressed. And very untalented. Chaos is the perfect word for UCW – UCW is a black eye for higher education – BUT the problem lies with the Ministry of Education who allows these types of private schools. Shame on them – go talk to your political rep – tell them your issues – maybe if enough people did that the Ministry might start paying attention. Threatening to turn someone into Immigration shows that UCW has a HUGE problem in that area. Many go missing under the radar and float around Canada after being admitted to this lame school…… they have no systems to track anything. Fly by night operation at best. How long can you say they are in start up phase??? They will remain in start up phase until someone shuts them down….

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • …if you guys were good quality students, you wouldn’t be looking into this university in the first place… is it the university that is bad or the students (many of them here) that have no quality? juding from the reviews here, the problem is that these students have no quality but think they are somebody…

    Overall Score: (2/5.00)
  • Shame on this university, fleecing from students by showing them false dreams. Students have to be really desperate to join such a poor university!!
    BC Ministry please open your eyes and stop this scam!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I have finally had enough of UCW. I started my MBA program this September and I was told that this is a good university and I will have a good career. But the reality is completely different. The staff do not care about the students, we are just a money making machine for this university. From registrar office to student services, everyone is so rude and so not helpful. They make me feel that that are doing me a favour by giving me an appointment to see them. I was told that we would have internships and placements at the UCW, but I cannot see anything. The environment is so bad here.

    I finally decided to change my university because I went to apply for a internship with RBC and they asked me WHAT IS UNIVERSITY CANADA WEST??? The bank is 1 block from UCW and still no one knows or cares about this university!!

    Us studnets will have no future at this depressing university, I think students are desperate having paid so much already and many cannot leave. This is not a university, it is complete chaos. Advise all students to stay away from UCW, you are wasting your time and hard earned money. I am applying to another university for January, leaving this horrendous, disastrous place. When I inform them that I am leaving, student services threaten me that they will inform immigration, I said go ahead and do it and I will file a formal complaint against UCW with immigration. This is how they treat the students!!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Here here – good call. This school is a pitiful excuse for a University. Here it is: credits do NOT transfer OUT – no other school takes them. UCW of course takes other school credits. If that alone doesn’t convince you to make a smart financial decision about your future, not sure what would. Time will not heal the struggles of a start up with this school. They built a weak foundation, a house of cards that will certainly crumble in time, hopefully sooner than later. I can guarantee no staff, owners or professor’s kids have gone OR will go to this school. It is pathetic. Run like a career college because that is the business form they know. I know, because I came from that end internally…. until i got smart which took 4 months too long….In easily, whether truly qualified, and out with a fairly useless degree…. report this mishaps to more than the BC Ministry – how about Canada Student Loans???? They lap that up and siphon off what they need to survive… report them every where you feel they need to be reported. they are a joke – actually classless thugs…

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • All new University Canada West applicants, ask a few questions when enrolling at this “WORST UNIVERSITY in CANADA”.

    1. Please share success stories of at least 5-10 students who got a job upon graduating from this university. Did the employers come to the university to hire these students? Ask for a list of companies that recognize and hire from this university?

    2. Ask why the facilities are so poor compared to other universities?

    3. What services does UCAN provide to students to look for employment?

    4. Why is the campus more international student focussed, why Canadian students cannot be seen on the one floor crappy excuse for a campus?

    5. Lastly, WOULD THE PRESIDENT, SENIOR STAFF and STAFF IN GENERAL REFER THEIR OWN CHILDREN, FAMILY MEMBERS OR FRIENDS TO THIS UNIVERSITY???? IF STAFF HAVE DONE SO AND SUCH RELATE STUDENTS ARE STUDYING HERE, THEN SHARE THEIR DETAILS SO YOU CAN VERIFY??

    THIS IS THE WORST UNIVERSITY IN CANADA, THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. IF YOU DECIDE TO STUDY HERE, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LONGTERM FINANCIAL AND CAREER CONSEQUENCES.
    THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY AT UNIVERSITY CANADA WEST ARE SUFFERING OR WILL SUFFER. DON’T BE FOOLED BY THIS CRAPPY INSTITUTION THAT ONLY WANTS YOUR MONEY AND PRINT YOU A DEGREE THAT WILL TAKE YOU NO WHERE.

    WAKE UP AND LOOK AT BETTER OPTIONS ACROSS CANADA THAN UCAN THAT WILL RUIN YOU.

    IF YOU ARE FEELING CHEATED, CALL AND WRITE TO THE MINISTRY OF ADVANCED EDUCATION IN BC, YOU MUST PUT A STOP TO THIS FRAUD OR OTHERS WILL ALSO SUFFER AT THE HAND OF THIS UNIVERSITY.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • This school is remedial at best. Owners don’t care about education – they care about money, plain & simple. President of UCW is bought, plain and simple. Knows nothing about business and is weak in her educational philosophies. She is a puppet on a string. Golly gee…. gush….The school has weak infrastructure and has deep deep problems with networks platforms providing educational materials. People complain about “reps” not speaking proper English (most), who in their right mind would take a shit job like that. Immigrants? You bet… Convincing people to go to school so they can collect $ and get a “bonus” based on $$. Now that is a perspective gone wrong!!! Liars, cheaters, really really weak management and staff the same color as students just to make everyone feel “welcome” and comfortable. Staff with no experience in much at all…. It is a crap school and the degree is a degree but it is not well received in the real world. Staff can say what they want, but the truth is this school is taking advantage of foreign students and the lack of regulations in Canada. Wake up BC Ministry!! It is not where you want education to go.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Hello RB,
    LOL, you cannot make sense of what I wrote?? It was wriiten in simple English really !!!
    It goes to show that fools like you fall prey to such money grabbing “universities” that are a university in name only. You do not even know that your Dean has an online PHD university from another crappy university. Its on her wall!!! She shows it off to students so proudly as if its from Harvard. You certainly did not do your due diligence. You having received a paper from a diploma mill does not mean you graduated, you did not graduate from UBC or SFU, it is UCW with rubbish washed up faculty.
    University Canada West is the only university in Canada that doesnt know where the campus will be in next few months. They told me that UCW will move soon, but from my research they have moved 4-5 times already and the Victoria campus closed down. Great university huh??? Students will never know where they will be by early next year. This university will close down and you paper degree will be not be good enough to wipe your behind!! Just wait and watch, only advise to all students looking at this university, go elsewhere, otherwise you will have nothing but a loss of time and money and a whole lot of grief.

    RB is a fool that got caught by this university because no one else would take him/her. You have better options, dont waste your time at a sorry excuse for a university. Go to a public college instead, better reputation at half the cost.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I am not sure what RB said, but since you seem to be pointing it out you must be RB yourself. You are a student or employee of UCW and are afraid of this negative publicity since you have no where to go after this shitty university. The article that Vancouver Sun has published is a paid article, go ask the Vancouver Sun!! They did not write this from the goodness of their heart for UCW.

    UCW is a horrible university and look at team that leads this crappy university. University of Phoenix people with a stupid president who is looking to making money during her retirement. Instead of working at UBC or SFU she is making money at UCW from what the stupid international students pay crap university.

    Whatever you say, the university is rubbish, it’s not a crime, but it’s a shame that people get sucked into this. A sucker is born every second. it’s a matter of time when the university will be closed or shut down!!

    Students of UCW should start looking at other options. You do work for them why else would you waste your time on this website everyday?? you want free and fair info, go ask UCW why they are cheating students who actually study there and are spending crap loads of money there!!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • shit university

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  • Dear RB,
    Just because you are dumb enough to fall for this rubbish university, does not mean that it is a great university and you are the go to guy for this university. Have you actually seen the Vancouver campus??? Have you actually studied there ?? Do you know who owns University Canada West?? Do you seriously believe that the crappy MBA program being taught there by Online PHD holders for example the Dean has a PHD from an obscure online university. I was told by her that the online degree does not matter and it is as good as UBC?? Are you serious?? You are telling me that a good student who works hard to get to UBC is the same as UCAN student????

    I went through the admissions process at UCAN via a guy called Harold and when I asked all the bad reviews for the university, he told me that his boss some Subhasha Kutan will call me to assure me that the university reputation is great. So far never got that call and still waiting?? I am going to TRU instead.

    My visit to the rubbish excuse for a campus was horrible. It’s a depressing place and the staff are just lost. Harold told me that they have internships for students, but when I asked the students if that was true, I was told that not even one had got any opportunity. the current students advised me that I am making a mistake by coming here and I will waste my money and be in debt all my life. The foreign students are so unhappy but have no choice.

    So RB next time you open your mouth or write something listen to others concerns as well. THIS IS AN EMINATA school just like the stupid CDI and has no quality instructors just offers washed people who are looking to make money from you and leave you high and dry. Peter Chung, the owner is a bastard and you should do some research on him as well.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • like most people here i also phoned interview by silvester baskuro and when i payed my registration fee of $150 they where so happy…but due to my family problems i tried to get my refund of $150 dollars my phone call was transferred to various of people it was frustrating and the worst ending of it, i did not get my $150 registration fee back….

    BE AWARE THEY ARE ALL LOSERS!

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  • The worst university in Canada !!!! The campus is rubbish, I feel like writing to the governing ministry how they ever gave license to such a place. I am beginning to doubt the govt now. There are colleges that have better infrastructure than this so called university?????

    After looking at this dismal place, I have come to realise that the above is true, this is just a money making scheme and being run by greedy people who charge shit loads of money for the worst quality of education ever.

    Do not just avoid this school, run as far as possible from this crap!!!!
    I have to write to the govt. to ensure that this university stops stealing from innocent students.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • If there is a “suggested search” that comes up on google when you type in University Canada West that says “University Canada West Scam”, it gives you a pretty good idea. It is a scam.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • DONT GO TO THIS UNIVERSITY!!! RUN AWAY FAR FAR FAR AWAY!!!

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  • watch out for this school-beware-do homework-blogs on the internet tell the truth-they are not lying-they will gt you into the school because they get paid to get you into the school-chinese embassy told students to stay away-Indian embassy is too desperate to help indians to do the same – I think they get paid under the table to get students for this school – person in charge is a puppet for the evil masters, Eminata. my experience is to go to a regular school. it doesn’t matter that it is expensive at ucw, problem is the quality and the poor image it portrays—-stay away—your degree will be useless and you will spend alot of money getting it——liars, cheats and frauds

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  • a fraud, cheat, scam, by crooked people is the definition of university of canada west. they closed their campus without any warning & we were left lurching with no one answering our calls.
    eminata is a great fraud helping students with fake degrees all around canada, degrees are unaccredited you dont get credit transfers to other universities & you only had it once you are here
    no no no no no to this school

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Do not go to this school. Liars, cheats and money grubbers. Call and report them to higher authority, I did. They’re under investigation from alot of high up regulatory places. Vancouver campus is a joke. archaic and not many computers, pathetic library, can’t talk unless English – even in halway. Waste of money-degree no good. no universities take transfer, and that should say lot….. waste of time yet they keep going to india to talk people into coming. commission must be paid to those – under the table hand greasing no doubt. weak leadership and unethical parent company. horrible – stay away

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  • school is a scam ripping off immigrants. Dont waste your money. Go to a real university in Canada – IT IS MUCH MUCH MUCH CHEAPER.

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  • Deepika, there is a difference in committing suicide in a well & in a pond, in the well at least your dead body is not dirty with mud, in pond your dead body is covered with mud, dust & foul smell. Please if you want to commit suicide, do it in a well or better go to flowing river, at least die peacefully. They will not give you even a NOC in case you want to change the campus in between after realising the truth about them, they will not give you the same. For your information I am ex student from Canada West, trust me its all tri valley university scene here. Wish you lots of good luck Deepika.

    I dont find the rating in minus, that should be provided. this will let us give the exact facts about this university. many has become fools at least you dont become…………..univesrity of chinese people……..for profits…………………no after jobs………………..no value………………all teachers if given a chance to appear in exams will fail………………..

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  • hey deepika i would like to brainstorm with you regarding the information that your counsellor gave as same was given to me by mine, even me an indian just like u and after reading the comments posted above, am completely stunned……..pls reply my email address is sidd.quest@gmail.com

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  • I have recently applied for the MBA at the University..I have been advised by the counselor that this University is participating institution for off campus permit after 6 months and also, does support offer Post study work visa for 3 years after graduation for International Students..Is this true at all???

    Overall Score: (2/5.00)
  • I have recently applied for the MBA at the University..I have been advised by the counselor that this University is participating institution for off campus permit after 6 months and also, does support offer Post study work visa for 3 years after graduation for International Students..Is this true at all???

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  • What do you mean disbanded? The entire UCW is shut down or only the Victoria campus? PCTIA doesn’t govern universities I was told when I called the 800#. UCW is governed by the BC Ministry of Adv Education and DQAB. Those are the people to complain to to get $ back. I am angry about wasting my time and $ with a useless school. Can’t run a business and yet you let others think you can run a business offering BUSINESS degrees??? Hypocracy at its finest. Stay away from this Eminata. They are not on the level. Better business bureau should be contacted. Always feel sorry for students – they are the ones suffering….

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  • Well you all got your wish. The university is now disbanded. All dissatisfied students should go to PCTIA to ask for their money back. This isn’t the first time Eminata will buy and close schools. Fort those of you worried about a location of a college/university being in an office building, well that is normal. I went to BCIT and their downtown campus was located in an office building. It was better than finding my way through the giant dedicated building. Make sure that you all go an visit your preferred colleges and decide after that if you want to attend. Reputable places will have no hesitation to tell you the cost of education at their school and will never pressure you to send money in. However the application process to any post secondary college is paying the application fee around $150 -$250 dollars.
    Good luck out there. Private college doesn’t mean bad, it means that the people who own them pay the tax dollars that fund the community college seats in public education. We hear stories from both sides but mostly we hear only positive stories from people who choose to be successful.

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  • I am from India. I went here and left to go home with no actual degree. The school is unacredited. The school ripped me for $30,000! and then they closed down teh school and I had to go learn in a crapy office building and watch movies in class. School is not a real university. I suggest no Indian students attend this School. Schools in INDIA are much better, Also, the actual universities in Canada, like UBC and UVIC are much cheaper and have good reputation. I suggest you go there and not here. Tell all your friends, this school is a scam.
    For example, they give MBA to students who cant speak english and do math or write a proper essay. In real schools they would be expelled but here they just want your money, so they will keep any student even if they are very stupid.

    This school is a diploma mill in Canada. it should be illegal.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Wow thanks!!! It all falls into place now! It felt weird that there is little to no info about the cost, half the links are disabled, just calling to ask how much for a course and they already wanna get ur whole biography….but unable to give u a quick answer!!! I guess i know where im not going!!!

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  • I’m from India and warn others to spread the news. Don’t waste money here. sales people make lots money when they get you to come. It is not a friendly school and there are better schools in india. chinese embassy warned students about this school. Indian embassy should do the same. They are cheaters.

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  • I’m glad I’m not an Indian immigrant or a FOB.

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  • Hi i just enrolled in this university, does any one know if the money is refundable, i paid $500 yesterday for this course.

    Please help!!!

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  • For Indians:
    You pay 12 lakhs as fee.
    The consultancy gets 2 lakhs from canada west.
    Remember !!!!!

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  • I am from india and an ex student of this so called “university”.
    i req students from India not to fall in their trap. Avoid university canada west. Consultancy people say shit abt this unvi to us. Dont believe them. It effect your future so much.
    This is not at all an university. It is placed in two floors of a office building. Its so small place. Govt schools in our country are better than this.
    Dont waste ur money. This is my personal exp.

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  • Very unorganized for the $ they charge. saying it will get better is like saying we know we suck but come anyway. marketed in india to students (some) who wouldn`t get in anywhere else in canada. easy way in through immigration….rude staff, very pushy but culturally correct for student population, dumpy Vancouver campus, old equipment, lacking library, a dismal approach to education. parent company is ethically questionable. Don`t waste your valuable time and money – UCW is a diploma mill SCAM. they care about statistics not students…… i left and went to a true main stream university and was so glad.

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  • This is not a school. They are a scam. They should not be allowed to operate period. Simple. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME HERE!

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  • School is unaccredited. They say they are accredited by some fake agency, DO NOT BELIEVE THEM. Avoid this diploma mill at all costs. It is a scam for people from India. The “school” is a total scam, the MBA program is a joke and I analogize the “university” to Devry. Go to a real school and save you career and money – UBC and U Vic are CHEAPER!!!!

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  • School is unaccredited. They say they are accredited by some fake agency, DO NOT BELIEVE THEM. Avoid this diploma mill at all costs. It is a scam for people from India. The “school” is a total scam, the MBA program is a joke and I analogize the “university” to Devry. Go to a real school and save you career and money – UBC and U Vic are CHEAPER!!!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • this school is a bunch of liars. the dean is not organized and everything is such a mess. University Canada West was not what Diwakar told me it would be like it is dumpy and messy and all the staff are pushy and rude no one is very helpful and the Academic man Darin talks about himself instead of helping me. it is not worth the money – go to UBC for a better education. these people dont know what they are doing. The woman president looks like she is going to cry all the time. it is very disorganized and not worth the money they charge. do not go here-stay in india – it is better there than this school. save your money

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • This school is a total scam as are all of Eminata’s so called career colleges. There admissions reps are all like used car salesmen, praising performances on entrance exams that are grade 10 math and english. It is a waste of money and the quality of the academic people who run the show are no better than the used car salespeople in admissions. The University is a joke because the company who owns them know how to slide under the radar for detection for many things. Don’t go to a school unless you want to be there – these people will try to talk you into going to University Canada West because they care more about their student statistics and bonuses than they do about your best interests and education. The leaders at the University are weak and don’t have a clue how to provide a good education. They are rejects from University of Phoenix – oh yeah – wasn’t that the largest civil lawsuit in Canadian History under the guidance of the present UCW Academic people? Hancot was in charge when they went down and guess where he is now??? Surprise! They got the boot out of Canada and so should this school – go to a school where you will get a good education. This place sucks

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I know the inside about this so called University…It was started by Dr. David Strong who was from UVIC. He was forced out by the new parent company called the Eminata Group which ownes CDI College, Vancouver Career College, and even a Nursing Home for elders. Now the school has a campus in Vancouver and Victoria.

    First, the Victoria campus is an old and grungy Elementary school. The campus is a complete joke. Then there is the Vancouver campus. The admission to the school is a joke. The student body is made up of 95% students from India because the school markets to Indian people in India. They tell them that the school is highly reputable. THe Vancouver campus is in an office building…JOKE!

    Final Advice…..DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME HERE. The “Admissions” people are Sales people who will do whatever it takes to get you to apply. Everyone is accepted. The company is Bullshit and is run by garbage.

    This is written by someone who knows the inside scoop about this company. They do not care about quality. They focus on quantity. Don’t fall for their sales pitches. I WOULD NEVER HIRE SOMEONE WHO HAS CREDENTIALS FROM The University Canada West.

    Their Admissions Staff (or Sales People) have weekly targets that they have to reach. They all report to a VP of Student Recruitment named Joseph. I actually applied to this school and when I came to the realization that it is a scam, I wanted to cancel and was told by the Admissions staff person that I would have to speak to their VP Joseph. He called me and kept trying to convince me that the school was the best choice for me. I felt like I was talking to a used car salesman. That Joseph person even tried to bribe me by offering me a few classes for free. He told me he has his MBA and when I asked him where he got it from he said he couldn’t tell me…This company gives people VP titles like candy.

    GO TO A UNIVERSITY THAT IS REPUTABLE. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

    I’ve chosen to keep confidential because I don’t want the school to contact me anymore! I’ve enrolled into UBC for the MBA program and couldn’t be happier.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • School is a joke – avoid it. Its all Chinese and brown kids getting ripped off. No one has ever been denied admission, and most of the students cant even speak English. For example, go to their facebook page and see the kind of spelling and grammar these “MBA” students have. I would not want to be associated with this school at all. School is certainly a scam. Go to a real university like UBC and save your money.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I was contacted by a representative Mei Chiu who spoke broken and garbled English and rushed me through school’s program and procedures. When I asked her direct questions she avoided answering me and continuously pressured me to apply when she made promises of transfer credit and acceptance.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • All I have to say is , that the number of International students the University has at their campus, speaks volumes about the quality , and the status of this University.
    So I recommend you all to stop bitching and start proving your worth as a student for this university!!

    Nothing comes easy in life !!

    Overall Score: (5/5.00)
  • omg !!!
    ive got admission in this uni..
    but nw i hav readd ur comments relly dont knw wats ryt for me to doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    :(((((((((((((((((((

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • WORST UNIVERSITY IN CANADA. avoid this diploma mill. Employers will laugh at you. It also costs 100,000, whereas UBC only costs 20,000$ for the degree. The school’s “campus” is a dumpy office building in teh ghetto. It is not a real university – it is just called this to lure in ignorant exchange students from the Middle East and Asia. Avoid this scam. UCW is not even ranked it is so bad.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • now everyone is complaining about the GMAT test not being required..!!! sounds like Gmat is so easy to get for those who dont have strong background.. i tell what , apply for MBA at any of the famous universities and get accepted after going through the 4-6 years of work experience(managment position or professional career) and the GMAt test etc.. and then post ur comments .by the way i am not a uc west student nor a future one.

    Overall Score: (2.90/5.00)
  • The MBA program GUARANTEES that you will pass. What kind of hokey crap is that?? They don’t want a GMAT, they just want your money. Matchbook MBA at best. David Strong, former President of UVic was at the head for a while. Looks like he was looking for a hobby during his retirement! The campus is located in and around subsidized low-income housing – a real stimulating campus for sure! Inner city surroundings for an Ivy league price! Shame, shame!

    Overall Score: (1.36/5.00)
  • It’s not RRU. It’s not McGill, or Concordia. What it is is a fantastic way of doing distance-learning while working with a post-secondary institution – while still being able to obtain a degree. I’m currently enrolled in their BComm program and have no complaints. They ARE A FOR-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. This allows their students more leeway (take, for example, the fact that I have RRMS – UCW gives me the flexibility i need as i continue my studies).

    $500 / class is standard.
    $150 registration is STANDARD @ EVER SCHOOL and is ALWAYS NON-REFUNDABLE.

    To each their own, but my experiences have been nothing but enjoyable.

    -A

    Overall Score: (2.18/5.00)
  • i have got admission in the mba prog of this univ… but these reviews r really confusing me… what should i do?? should i join it??

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I truly agreed with all of you, I was admitted to the MBA program very fast and I also spent 500$ for admission fees. I talked with a representative and he insisted that UCAN is well recognised. But since all my colleagues who are interested in studying MBA haven’t heard about it, I start to be worried. I register for a course, but haven’t paid it yet. I think I gonna cancel it. Better lose 500$ than 2500$. But still, it’s crap! I wanted my refund, but I think based on all of your experience, he’s not going to refund me! Snif too late!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Could i please add, they are also very dedicated about going away with your 150$ subscription fees. This organization is a scam, their president think about ripping off the most lawful students possible, and they are getting good at it. Choose another university than UCanada West, they are Scammers, Stealers and Liars.
    François-Pierre Galarneau
    President

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Do not go to this school – employers laughed at me after I told them I went here – Im serious. Stay far away – It is a SCAM

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Staff leave positive comments, they will do anything to keep their jobs. This is a US company in Canada, look where greed got the USA and now they are trying to bring their greedy dishonest crap to Canada. Stay away, far away.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • It’s not a scam per se, since they have classes and they employ instructors from other universities. Also, the $150 is unlikely to be a source of income or commission since $150 per prospective student meeting is far too small for an income. I think “Hanif”‘s case with “Baskoro” is likely more due to gross incompetence (however chronic or rampant) instead of intentional deception.

    Canada West is not a member of AUCC because AUCC is only for universities which are chartered by provincial legislation; particularly in Canada, this identity happens to equal to quality education. It has few students because the cost-benefit doesn’t work for most (or almost all) prospective students. (It would work if it’s either really cheap for what it is, or keep its high tuition rate but attain a more solid standing.)

    It is true that their MBA is not a full-fledged MBA, since an MBA (especially in North America) should require GMAT scores well above 500 as well as professional work experience, neither of which they require. This does matter, because the students’ qualifications determine the level of teaching and training.

    What “Alex” says is correct, but isn’t entirely correct; the MBA from Canada West can degrade your resume only if you try to equate it with a normal MBA, or if your career demands you to take MBA training very seriously, (which, ironically enough, is what MBA-based careers do). However, for non-MBA occupations, Canada West’s MBA actually still a bonus in the resume. Personally, I’m guessing that the confusion comes in thinking about it as a university; that wouldn’t make any sense. However, if one sees it as a private vocational training institution, actually maybe it’s not that bad.

    There is a difference between a scam and a crappy school, and there is a difference between a diploma mill and a crappy school. A scam takes your money and literally run with it, and a diploma mill grants unauthorized degrees without time commitment or studying process. University Canada West has actual courses and coursework requirements, as well as governmental authorization, so it’s not a scam or diploma mill. You can despise it, but it’s not a scam; it’s just honest crap.

    Overall Score: (2.81/5.00)
  • I feel that the programs that are offered by this university is somewhat questionable. The student population is very small which means students are going elsewhere, considering that this university was established 5 yrs ago.

    I was also called by Silvester Baskoro, who also led me through a bunch of slides which took about an hour. After the slide show presentation, he expected me to get my credit card and apply right away. I told him i need time to think about this decision, since $150 is alot of money, which is also non refundable. Also this is my future here, I would prefer to make a concrete decision rather then to rush it.

    They don’t even bother with the GMAT testing for their MBA program. They said that the GMAT testing is used by other universities for “filtering students”. They would rather assess you on academics alone. Also, University of Canada West is not even listed in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Which makes me question this university even more.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • This program is truly a scam!!!

    Overall Score: (1.45/5.00)
  • Omy god….wat more than paying extra for a simulation process….i took 2 courses oh gooooosh..already paying..more than $4200..now the funniest part is …they feed u with pitza n some sprite n pop…wowooooo…that was nt even enuf…. they fell short of pitza….wow..strategists they are ,rippers they are…110 buks u r asked o pay…deals come down to 85 wowowowowowowoooooo i love it…m so very much pissssed….they have dramatically pathetic quality od=f students………. professssors r grt…..dean somewat feminist…ohhhhhhhh…..wowowowooooo so u thnk my sex is male..okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk……wateva….kiss my asss..stop ripping….n build an atmosphere wre we can feel lke studying….WAKE UP UCW……

    Overall Score: (2.18/5.00)
  • worst

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • I used to teach at UCW before it was sold last year, so I’m not sure what the situation is like now – but I did want to say that during the 4 years I taught there, it was a good experience for faculty and students.

    I also teach at Royal Roads and Vancouver Island University, and many of the other UCW profs also taught at these places, and at UVic – so the standard of instruction was directly comparable to other local institutions. I would say that in that period, the students got a really great education.

    I don’t know what it’s like now, but it is worth investigating. If you want a degree, and haven’t got the grades to get into a conventional school, this place might still work out for you.

    Overall Score: (2.90/5.00)
  • A University Canada West MBA will only hurt your resume. University Canada West is the only for profit MBA in the country. Employers hire MBA students based on their grades and the reputations of the schools they attend. University Canada West is a scam, and their MBA program is the worst in the country. Its in an a small office in an office building in a dodgy part of Vancouver. University Canada West is without a doubt the worst university in Canada, and it will only embarrass you on a resume.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Yeah, that is what this institution is all about. The reps get points for each student they enroll and this leads to commission.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • I was contacted by The “University of Canada West” to do a phone interview as I wanted information on the MBA Programs being offered at this university. First of all, I found it rather odd that I called this (privately-owned) institution for some basic information and was hastily given an appointment for a phone interview with an admissions representative. The same night I called to get information on MBA programs (Monday, October 26), a man by the name of “Silvester Baskoro”, the Admissions Representative called me and we started discussing the MBA program offered at the university. Silvesterdid not answer many of my questions and often attempted to dodge them by changing the subject. He did not speak English well and therefore I could not understand everything he was saying. He led me through a slideshow which was supposed to answer all of my questions, but I was left feeling more confused than reassured. Throughout the whole process, I felt extremely rushed and pressured, almost as if I was sitting through a presentation for a timeshare. The representative was not focused on my satisfaction as a potential student, but rather, spent all his time attempting to “close the deal”. He asked for my transcript, my university degree and my resume and told me he was 99% sure that I would get accepted to the institution, which shocked me because he did not even speak to the Head of Admissions before making such statements. When I asked about the university’s statistics and standings, he refused to give me any real data, as he said they had a different criteria for measuring their standards. I felt like a salesman was pressuring me and trying to get me into a shady commitment. Finally, he said if I wanted to apply, he needed $150.00 USD. He kept rushing and insisting I give him my credit card number without explaining any of the regulations. I finally caved and give him my card number. However, after giving it some thought, I realized I needed more time to decide whether I wanted to apply to a school that seemed more like a scam than a real institution. I called the representative back and asked for a refund of my $150 USD and was refused several times by him and his senior director, Chris Velascowho said it was against their policy. I am very disappointed because I was rushed into giving them my money without having anyone explain their policies to me and now that I want a refund, they refuse to issue one. What kind of institution needs to scam their students into a “quality education”? I think this story should be, because I am sure I am not the first person this university has stolen money from. As students, we are only trying to better ourselves so that we can contribute to our families, the economy and the nation as a whole, but with universities such as this one, we are left to wonder whether they are focused on the education or they just want to make easy money. I am positive that these “Admissions Representatives”, have told many others about their credited university and taken money from them without explaining any of the conditions, only to leave the applications disappointed and financially strained. The University of Canada West is a dishonest, shady and phony educational institution that is more bent on getting their money than delivering quality education and should be reprimanded for their conduct. Please consider this complaint as myself and other students are struggling to make ends meet and the last thing we need is another private institution taking all of our money.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)

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