Canadian University

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by colin, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. colin

    colin New Member

    Has anyone heard of an institution called Vancouver University Worldwide? If so what is their status?
  2. roysavia

    roysavia New Member

    Don't waste your money on this unaccredited institution. If you are interested in a DL program from a Canadian university you may want to consider Athabasca University. They are a government approved institution and a candidate for RA.
  3. colin

    colin New Member

    Hello Roy,

    The question:

    Who are they, and are their authorisation claims valid? They spit nails on the topic of accreditation!

    As to my study aspirations, British NVQ's for me - they are designed for the working class, gov accredited and suit my pocket.


  4. roysavia

    roysavia New Member

    If you do a search on this forum you will find a lengthy discussion on this institution. If you are serious about applying to this institution you may first want to ask yourself the following questions:
    1) will my employer or prospective employer recognize my degree.
    2) what reputation does this school have?
    3) can I transfer credits to other schools?
    4) does this institution have government approval?

    The rest I leave up to you.
  5. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member

    Vacouver University is not recognized by any other legitimate school in Canada. The British Columbia government has tried to shut them down.
  6. colin

    colin New Member

    Roy and Dennis,

    I did the search on Vancouver University and read the (three page) argument. Thanks for the lead, I will stick to British NVQ's for now.


  7. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    When I was doing research about this institution, I received a letter from the department of education of B.C saying that Vancouver University is not a canadian university.

    However, they never said that it was an ilegal institution either. It seems that the issue is that they have a license to operate an English school but they use the name "university". They claim that they can do this because they don't teach the courses themselves but only validate the work done at another institution.

    Whe I talked to Mr Raymond (owner of the school), he told me that in order to be accepted for their PhD program, I would need to have a supervisor at another university and research facilities too. So in few words, they don't have faculty or programs, they only validate the work you do at another university. That is why they argue that the laws don't apply to them.
  8. RKanarek

    RKanarek Member

    Okay, I'll bite: Just what is a "British NVQ"?

    Thanks in advance!

    Richard Kanarek
  9. colin

    colin New Member


    An NVQ is a 'National Vocational Qualification', they go from level 1 to 5. A better description can be found by doing a UK Yahoo search, or visit the City & Guilds website. They are ideal for people who are not able to attend college and for whatever reason are not able to use DL.



    ps The company I work for pays 100% of the NVQ cost.
  10. rancho1

    rancho1 New Member

    Re: Re: Canadian University

    Did they ever get RA?
  11. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Raymond Rodgers, founder of this school, sued my publisher 3 or 4 years ago (libel, slander, restraint of trade, etc.) -- NOT because of what I wrote about them, but because they had not been included among the 100 schools chosen for the "College Degrees by Mail and Internet" book. Ten Speed Press spent a lot of time preparing a response, before learning that one cannot sue for those kinds of things in Canadian small claims court.

    And no one seems to have figured out yet why the 15th edition has a special acknowledgement, on page v, to Freaky Tah.
  12. Gus Sainz

    Gus Sainz New Member

    Well, not exactly no one, Dr. Bear… ;)

    However, and just for the sake of historical accuracy, the cryptic special acknowledgement to Freaky Tah appears in the 14th edition of Bears' Guide, but not the 15th edition.
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  13. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    You did share it with some of us, so it would be unfair for me to blow the whistle. :cool:
  14. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    You think that's cryptic, try this.

    A certain poster, whom John Bear correctly said had lied about him in this forum, in posting on another forum has announced that he has determined that John Bear and I are the same person.

    I have never been so undeservedly flattered, not to mention egregiously overestimated, in my life.

    Yo ho ho and a bottle of-- PTOOOO! Him call that rum, man?
  15. Redlyne Racer

    Redlyne Racer member

    I'm sure Dr. Rodgers would wish love, peace and nappiness to y'all.

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