The Academic Council of PCU-WHS, established in accordance with the University’s governing legislation, held its first meeting earlier this year to review and finalize the proposed Bachelors Degree in Workplace Health Sciences (Disability Management) to be submitted to the Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB) of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology. The group was tasked with providing a further layer of scrutiny on both the proposed degree program and the design and content of the individual courses to be offered.
Bringing together a vast spectrum of knowledge, skills and experience, the Academic Council is comprised of expert members of the academic community from universities in Australia, Germany, Ireland, the U.S. and Canada, as well as senior representatives from private industry, labour, and the public sector.
Upon incorporating recommended changes suggested by the Academic Council, the final program proposal was submitted to the Degree Quality Assessment Board of the Ministry. Once the DQAB review is complete, PCU-WHS has an opportunity to respond prior to the recommendations going to the Minister for final determination.