Alexander College was established in 2006 and named after Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the Scottish-born fur trade adventurer, and author. This person holds a special place in Canadian history, and Alexander College follows his spirit of achievements and vision. Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution and home to over 2000 students annually. The provider is approved by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB), BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) programme, and also Alexander College participates in the BC Transfer System, organized by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT).
The mission statement is to strive for excellence in higher education for students from many cultural backgrounds and language abilities by providing internationally recognised university transfer courses and degree programmes, individual support services, and campus activities to foster local and global community engagement.
Students can study a broad range of undergraduate degree and transfer programmes, such as University Transfer, Associate of Arts degree, and Associate of Science degree. Also, students can improve the English language “English for Academic Purposes” that available to assist non-native English speakers. This English course allows students to transit to university-level studies in the English language. The academic year runs throughout four terms: Fall (September-December), Winter (January-April), Spring (May-July), and Summer intensive (July-August). The College supports individual growth and development through academic achievement and community engagement. Also, there is a supportive learning environment for students with diverse language abilities.
Situated in the centre of downtown Vancouver on the corner of Seymour and Hastings Street, Alexander College is adjacent to major shopping, entertainment districts, and tourist attractions. Vancouver Waterfront Skytrain is close to Vancouver Campus.
Alexander College’s campus is located on the corner of McKay Street and Kingsway. There are the largest shopping centres and the Metrotown Skytrain Station around Burnaby Campus.