History, Affiliations and Rankings
On April 1, 1994, Langara College was established as a public and independent institution of higher learning under the Provincial College and Institute Act. It is situated in the Musqueam Indian Band's ancestral homeland. In British Columbia, it is a First Nations band government. The Musqueam are Vancouver's earliest-known inhabitants. The neighbourhood in which the college is located inspired its name. As a division of Vancouver City College, King Edward Centre began offering its first courses and programmes in 1965. Academically it is affiliated with ACCC, CBIE and CUP and in sports, it is affiliated with PACWEST and CCAA. According to the 2022 University Ranking Web, the college has ranked 7453 worldwide.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Langara College is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It has 2 campuses, both are situated in Vancouver, BC. The college campus is exquisitely constructed across wide regions with top-notch amenities, including 8 major buildings, a library, studio, cafeteria, bookshop, daycare, labs, gymnasium, and recreational and athletic facilities. More than 90 programmes and more than 850 courses are available at Langara College. The college offers diplomas, post-degree programmes, an associate of arts degrees, an associate of science degrees, certificates, and more. The majority of the programmes are available in five subject areas: arts, business, science and technology, humanities and social sciences, and health. Popular degree programmes at the college include the bachelor's in business administration, the bachelor's in international business management, the bachelor's in nursing, the bachelor's in bioinformatics, and the bachelor's in recreation management, etc.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) has designated Langara School of Nursing "School of the Year," while the School of Management is placed among Canada's top 6 business schools. The institution is well known for its initiatives and preference for human rights and sustainability. It is ranked 1645 in the country by the Ranking Web of Universities 2022. The college has produced some famous notable alumni like Canadian actor Daniel Doheny, fiction writer Alison Acheson, Canadian lawyer and politician Ujjal Dosanjh, author and novelist Gaurav Sharma, journalist Gary Mason, and Canadian politician Sam Sullivan, etc.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
More than 23,000 students are served by University Studies, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programmes and courses at Langara, one of BC's top undergraduate universities. Out of this, 6300 or more of these students come from abroad, representing 102 different nations. The male and female ratio is 44:56. The University has students from a wide range of backgrounds, including race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socioeconomic level, gender, sexual orientation, and handicap status. University's vibrant and diverse campus offers several opportunities for students to engage with their peers. Some of the top companies that visit the university are Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health Authority, The University of British Columbia, City of Vancouver, Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Health Care, Simon Fraser University, Amazon, TD, TELUS, lululemon, RBC, Best Buy Canada, Electronic Arts (EA), etc.