University opens second location with growing enrolment in Richmond

Trinity Western University (TWU) has opened a second Richmond location – the third in the Lower Mainland.

This expansion is to accommodate the increase in enrolment the school has experienced since the 2015 launch of its first location on Minoru Boulevard.

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The 20,000-square-foot site, on the second floor of Lansdowne Centre at Alderbridge Way and No. 3 Road, will be specifically for international students completing their Bachelor of Arts in leadership. Meanwhile, TWU's Minoru location will still act as an administrative hub and have undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and business for students.

Enrolment numbers have risen from 125 students in 2015 to 700 this academic year.

“Focused on the disciplines of business and leadership at the undergraduate and graduate levels, TWU has become a strong presence in Richmond,” said Phil Laird, vice-provost of TWU Global in a statement.

“As we continue to grow through the development pathways and programs to serve local and international students, TWU Richmond will continue its focus on global engagement and the development of leaders for the 21st century.”

TWU’s new hub will have 11 classrooms, a learning centre, project rooms, a courtyard and faculty offices.

The new Lansdowne location will host an open house for the public on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tours and program information available.

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