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How Acsenda handled the shift to blended learning

By Conley Mosterd   When COVID-19 hit Vancouver last March, Acsenda School of Management quickly adapted its teaching and services online, vacating the campus by month’s end. Acsenda’s rapid response to the pandemic was a result of its forward-thinking and long-going change management efforts through effective strategic planning.   Before COVID-19, Acsenda was predominantly focused…

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Meet Acsenda lecturer Mary Charleson — author, marcomms expert, outdoors woman

Acsenda School of Management lecturer Mary Charleson epitomises today’s empowered woman — educator, marketing thought leader, speaker and a published author of two books, Five-Minute Marketing and Word of Mouth Mouse and Mobile. As a writer, she had a regular column for Business in Vancouver and the Huffington Post for a number of years and contributed articles to the Globe and Mail, Strategy, Marketing Magazine, Vancouver…

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Canada a most popular study destination among education agents in 2019

In a survey conducted among over 2,000 educations agents from 119 countries, Canada emerged as the most popular study destination being recommended by 55% of education agents in 2019 compared with 48% in 2018 in spite of the perceived difficulty of obtaining visas particularly for work and travel study programs.

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Acsenda students go hiking with President Mort at Lynn Canyon Park

Acsenda School of Management students are a fun-loving and adventuresome lot. Quite naturally, they’re just taking the lead of President Neil Mort who recently went hiking with them to Lynn Canyon Park in Vancouver’s northern district – the wintry season notwithstanding.

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Bogdan Shpyra – successfully juggling time between work and studies

Bogdan Shpyra is no ordinary marketing student. At 25, he has lived a pretty amazing life, having travelled the world on a luxury cruise ship as a fitness manager and visiting at least 40 countries in just two years.

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Acsenda undertakes shoreline cleanup

Students and staff of Acsenda School of Management recently participated in a major cleanup drive of the Vancouver shoreline.

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Acsenda School of Management and Arbutus College welcome agents to first Open House

This month the Acsenda School of Management opened its doors to agents to showcase the specialised range of courses available at both the Acsenda School of Management and Arbutus College, as part of our very first on-campus Open House event.

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Introducing Lidija Lazarevic, Acsenda School of Management’s new Director of Student Recruitment & Marketing (onshore)!

Lidija Lazarevic’s career in the international education industry began in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008, when she started working for the government in the Agency of Higher Education and Quality Assurance.

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The story behind Acsenda’s ‘Pizza with the President’

At the beginning of each school term, Acsenda School of Management students are treated to a remarkable experience with President Neil Mort in an activity called “Pizza with the President.”

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A quick guide to Vancouver's public transport

For international students who have just arrived in Vancouver, the first thing that they’re most likely to want to learn about would be navigating the bustling metropolitan city on their own and through public transport.

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Canada Day back-to-back celebrations at Acsenda and Arbutus

On 1 July, people in Canada celebrated the country’s 152nd anniversary. Students, faculty and staff of Acsenda School of Management and Arbutus College celebrated “Canada Day” with a program of activities that included food, fun and games as well as brief speeches from students who talked about their experience of living in their new “home.”

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Exciting opportunities await high-performing students at EduCo's Canadian institutions

EduCo institutions in Canada are offering Admission Grants of up to C$10,000 to high-performing international students for the October 2019 intake. Acsenda  School of Management is giving away scholarships of up to C$10,000 while Arbutus College is offering admission grants of up to 40% of tuition fees for eligible students.

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International students’ study choices: degree, diploma or certificate program?

International students in EduCo’s study destinations have a choice whether to pursue their degree programs or opt for the shorter certificate or diploma programs. This all depends on their study and career goals. It is best for students to be able to differentiate one from the other.

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Acsenda encourages student engagement with a full events calendar

Acsenda School of Management has been regularly sending out notices month after month of upcoming events on campus. Activities included inspirational speakers for the Inspire and Aspire Speaker Series, a session with Acsenda President Neil Mort in Pizza with the President, participation in the Stanley Park Walk, Acsenda Student Awards and Filipino-inspired Dance Lesson.

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Acsenda shifts focus into bachelor’s degree programs

Acsenda School of Management President Neil Mort has announced that they will be suspending new enrolment for three diploma and certificate programs. Acsenda will be focusing on its bachelor’s degree program offerings.

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Acsenda celebrates Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day

February has been a busy month for students of Acsenda School of Management. They marked the Lunar New Year on 5 February and Valentine’s Day on 14 February with a get-together, sharing greetings, gifts and food over fun and games. Both events were shared with Acsenda faculty and staff. Acsenda especially held the celebration of…

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Acsenda students join ‘Bowling for Kenya’ to support water project

Students from Acsenda School of Management turned up for the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown’s “Bowling for Kenya” tournament to help raise funds that will provide a water harvesting system for the schoolchildren of Nakurto Lukuny Primary School in rural Kenya. At least 70 people were present in the event. Acsenda students formed two teams…

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Expanded services provide students with quality learning experiences

Acsenda School of Management has introduced initiatives to foster the institution’s commitment in providing a top-notch service to its students, among them: Student Information System, Comprehensive Orientation Program and Payment Plan for the October intake. The Student Information System facilitates faster service in terms of online registration and in-house credential evaluation, both of which at…

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Ascenda experiences enrolment growth, moves to Class AAA Tower

Acsenda School of Management President Neil Mort has announced that they have moved to a bigger campus to accommodate their continuous growth in enrolment. The new campus address is located at Park Place, 2nd Floor, 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2X8. Park Place is one of the tallest buildings in the city…

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Pursuing a dream career in hospitality management

Hospitality management students who dream of becoming hoteliers and business owners someday may identify with the struggles of then 20-year-old Steve Gupta who left India in 1973 and moved to Canada with $108 in his pocket and a dream – to become a hotelier. Despite not having a social network or influential connections, this highly-educated…

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