Camosun and Miriam College partner to deliver educational programs

A unique partnership between Camosun College, Canada and Miriam College, Philippines will see greater study opportunities starting later this year for Filipino, Canadian and international students from the South East Asia region.

Four people holding pens in hands sit behind a table with a white cloth draped over it and smile for the camera. A digital sign behind them states: "Memorandum of Agreement Signing"

Camosun College

Representatives from Miriam College and Camosun College sign a Memorandum of Agreement at a press conference in Manila, Philippines

The partnership will create a defined pathway for students in the Philippines and throughout the region to access Camosun and Miriam programs including degrees in Business Administration and diplomas in areas such as Early Learning and Care, Health Care Assistant and Mental Health and Addictions.

Delivery of the Camosun programs at Miriam College was announced during a news conference in Quezon City by the presidents of the two colleges. The delivery model is believed to be one of the first of its kind between post-secondary institutions in Canada and the Philippines.

“We’re very excited to be bringing Camosun programs to the world, with Miriam College,” says Dr. Lane Trotter, president of Camosun College. “The collaboration with Miriam College means students in the Philippines can start their Canadian educational study closer to home, and give Canadian and other students an exciting study option in the Philippines, while giving them the option to complete some of the studies overseas. I’m really looking forward to continuing to work with Miriam College on a number of projects that will create more opportunities for students.”

Miriam College is currently building a new coed campus where the new programming will eventually be delivered. Miriam College Alviera Campus in Porac, Pampanga, is expected to be completed in 2023/24.

“Our partnership with Camosun will allow Miriam College to augment our high-quality education with Canadian education opportunities for our students here in the Philippines. Access to Camosun degree and diploma programs through Miriam College here in the Philippines will allow us to continue advancing knowledge at a time when the world is changing faster. Camosun and Miriam College share many values that put students first.”

- Ambassador Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario, president of Miriam College

The delivery of joint educational programming is part of a five-year international partnership agreement that was signed by both colleges on Oct. 5, 2022. The partnership will also see a student exchange program between the two colleges as well as an opportunity for faculty exchange. Today, additional agreements were signed that will cement joint post-secondary programming for students both in the Philippines and in Canada.

In 2021/22, Camosun College had 1,700 international students from over 70 different countries making it one of the most internationally diverse colleges in Canada.

Established in 1971, Camosun is one of the largest colleges in British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆpeoples. For over 50 years, Camosun has been delivering innovative, relevant and applied education, supporting communities, businesses and employers.

Miriam College is a premier Catholic educational institution founded by the Maryknoll Sisters of New York in 1926. It offers academic programs at the basic and tertiary levels at its main Loyola Heights, Quezon City campus. Its growing MC Nuvali branch in the province of Laguna currently offers basic education to boys and girls while its third campus in Porac, Pampanga is underway. Miriam College will celebrate its centenary in 2026 with its Unified Multi-Campus System already in place.

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Geoff Wilmshurst

Vice-President, Partnerships

Camosun College


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Miriam College
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