Brescia University College and Loyalist College, now on Accelerate
Two new institutions from Canada are now part of the Accelerate network. Learn more about them below.
Brescia University College
Brescia University College is Canada’s only women’s university. All students undergo the ‘Brescia Bold’ cohort model course that teaches seven key competencies, namely Communication; Critical thinking; Inquiry & analysis; Problem-solving; Self-awareness & development; Social awareness & engagement; and valuing. Brescia teaches students to become intelligent, creative and passionate women leaders.
Affiliated with Western University
International students come from 36 countries and represent 13% of the student population
14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
Students are surrounded and mentored by women in leadership positions
Many programs offer experiential learning, practicum placements or internships.
Known as Ontario’s Destination College because of its beautiful location and friendly community, Loyalist College provides students with a winning combination of high-quality education and a dynamic student life. The campus community fosters a culture of innovation, research and experiential learning that connects students with talented mentors and lifelong friends.
Ranked as one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges and #1 in the country for industry research income as a percentage of total research in come
Contributes 3.7 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $382 million annually to the regional economy – based on a March 2020 report by Emsi
Has the highest graduate employment rate in Eastern Ontario and among the top with 100% employer satisfaction
As part of its support for students, Loyalist College allocated $1 million to provide students with needs-based financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Belleville has been ranked the fourth best community out of 415 in Canada by Maclean's annual rankings for top quality of life.
Accelerate welcomes eight new partner institutions!
Our eight new partner institutions are located in Canada, the USA and the UAE. Learn about each of these globally recognised institutions below.
Private, not-for-profit Brenau University is an innovative, comprehensive university founded in 1878. Brenau provides quality higher education based in the liberal arts and structured upon its nationally acknowledged values of small class sizes, personal attention to individual students and reasonable costs.
College of the Canyons
College of the Canyons provides students with rich academic knowledge and market-driven, technical skills relevant to the ever-changing global workplace. College of the Canyons provides students with rich academic knowledge and market-driven, technical skills relevant to the ever-changing global workplace. It offers a 2+2 program where students can transfer two years' worth of credits to a four-year institution and study for only two more years to earn a bachelor's degree.
Jacksonville University is a premier private institution where students have the freedom to pursue their passions and the flexibility to design a customised education. JU encourages students to combine more than 100 majors, minors and preprofessional programs unique to students' interests and skills.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s only polytechnic university. Many of KPU’s programs incorporate work experience, practicums and cooperative education to prepare students to become global citizens. KPU has five campuses across Metro Vancouver namely KPU Civic Plaza, KPU Langley, KPU Richmond, KPU Surrey and KPU Tech.
New York Institute of Technology – Vancouver
Founded in 1955, the New York Institute of Technology is a private research university committed to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship among students through its tech-focused programs. The Vancouver campus features cutting edge facilities and a vibrant campus community where social and recreational activities are organised throughout the year.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Ranked #112 among national universities by the U.S. News & World Report, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a leading technological institution. Combining technology, arts and design, students of RIT are provided with a wide range of academic opportunities that include co-op education, sustainability research, innovation projects and more.
Saint Louis University
Ranked #103 among national universities by the U.S. News & World Report, Saint Louis University offers students a highly rigorous and transformative education and prepares them to become well-rounded leaders and critical thinkers who will contribute to the world. At SLU, students learn by doing through hands-on experiences built in their programs of study.
University of Wollongong in Dubai
University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is the first international Australian university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its curriculum and teaching practises are patterned to UOW Australia, which ranks among the top 1% of universities worldwide. Academic staff and faculty are active researchers and recognised leaders in their fields. Students can study for one year in the UAE and finish in Australia for Australian post study work opportunities.