News Releases

United Nations Peace Bell Ceremony starts International Day of Peace

Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21 and begins with a Peace Bell Ceremony where they ring the Japanese Peace Bell – an official gift of the Japanese people to the United Nations in 1954 - and observe a moment of silence.The gesture has left a lasting impression because at the time the Association of Japan presented the gift, they had not yet been officially admitted into the U.N. [more]

Christi Peace Reflects on Semester at FDU Vancouver Campus

It is human nature to make comparisons and judge one thing as better than another. So whenever someone finds out that I have studied at both the Wroxton and Vancouver FDU campuses, I am unsurprised when they ask which semester I enjoyed more. What they don’t realize is how impossible that question is to answer. [more]

Vancouver Provost Delivers Keynote

Vancouver Campus Provost Cecil Abrahams served as keynote speaker at Africa Awareness Week, discussing "transformative leadership," and his work with Nelson Mandela in South Africa. [more]

Best Delegate Partners with Vancouver Campus

The Vancouver Campus is prepared to offer ten Global Scholars scholarships to Best Delegate Summer Programs participants in recognition of their students’ alignment with the university’s values.

Best Delegate is an education company that helps students and teachers worldwide succeed at Model United Nations and beyond.

Best Delegate Summer Programs participants will fit in well at the Vancouver Campus, which not only has an award-winning Model UN team — Model UN values and activities are the backbone of the university.

FDU Alumnus and FDU-Vancouver Former Trustee in the News

FDU Alumnus and a former trustee of the FDU-Vancouver campus, Daniel Starczynowski, PhD was quoted in The Wall Street Journal on July 8, 2013. His research group of scientists at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have successfully targeted a malfunctioning immune system enzyme to kill diseased cells from patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) - a blood disorder and precursor to leukemia. [more]

FDU-Vancouver Graduates Largest Class Yet

On May 1, 2013 FDU-Vancouver welcomed its newest alumni at Commencement, adding 191 graduates from 25 countries to the community. [more]

Fairleigh Dickinson University expanding its campus in Vancouver

Fairleigh Dickinson University is expanding its campus in British Columbia, which was opened five years ago with an eye toward attracting students from the Pacific Rim and other Asian countries. [more]

FDU Expanding Vancouver Campus

University also reviewing possibility of opening another international campus, report says. [more]

J. Michael Adams 1947-2012

Longtime FDU President J. Michael Adams, who recently announced his retirement, passed away on June 21, 2012. [more]

Fairleigh Dickinson University President Announces Retirement

Teaneck, NJ (May 16, 2012) J. Michael Adams, president of Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1999, has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2012. [more]

Fairleigh Dickinson University Announces New University Provost

Dr. Christopher A. Capuano, a distinguished scholar with diverse and extensive experience in higher education and more than 20 years of dedicated service at Fairleigh Dickinson University, has been named university provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.  Dr. Capuano will begin his new post on July 1, 2011. [more]

Cecil Abrahams Named Campus Provost for FDU-Vancouver

Vancouver, BC (June 29, 2009) — Fairleigh Dickinson University has named Cecil Abrahams as FDU-Vancouver Campus Provost effective July 1, 2009. A native of South Africa and a prominent opponent of apartheid, Abrahams spent nearly 30 years in Canada as a university professor and administrator. Since 2004, Abrahams has been a Visiting University Professor of English at Syracuse University. [more]

Orton-Gillingham Courses to be Offered To Teachers

Teaneck, NJ (April 16, 2008) — Project Read, a research-based multi-sensory Language Arts program for struggling readers, is coming to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Vancouver campus. [more]

Fairleigh Dickinson University Opens New Vancouver Campus

VANCOUVER, B.C., September 6, 2007 – Fairleigh Dickinson University – the first American university to receive consent from the Ministry of Advanced Education to operate as a university and offer degree programs in British Columbia – has opened its doors in Vancouver, welcoming students from North America and across the world.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver (“FDU-Vancouver”) is an innovative, private university campus with a global vision located in Vancouver’s dynamic Yaletown district. Offering small class sizes, state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities, and direct one-on-one contact with professors, FDU-Vancouver will serve primarily international students and will initially offer a B.S. in business management and a B.S. in information technology.

“We couldn't be more excited,” said Dr. Ian Haslam, who was appointed Campus Dean of FDU-Vancouver in 2006 and has spearheaded its development ever since. “Our faculty is in place, student services are rapidly coming on line and the welcome mat is out. This is a very special moment for everyone involved in bringing this new campus to life.”

FDU-Vancouver is the fourth location in the Fairleigh Dickinson multi-campus environment. The largest private university in New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading educational institutions focused on global education, including a longstanding affiliation with the United Nations. Based on projections of continued migration of overseas students to Vancouver and the city’s growing reputation internationally as one of the most desirable cities to live in, Fairleigh Dickinson chose Vancouver for its new campus location after a rigorous five year screening process that included numerous high profile international locations.

“This new campus and the university degrees it will offer in business management and information technology to qualified students from all over the world will fulfill our promise to prepare world citizens, as our first class clearly illustrates,” said Haslam. “A thriving university located in the heart of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities will create a new level of opportunity for international students to earn, in only three years, a quality undergraduate degree from a prestigious American university, while stimulating local economic growth, creating jobs, and addressing tough societal challenges in our global marketplace.”

FDU-Vancouver’s first class of students come from as far away as China, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, the United States, Zimbabwe, the Dominican Republic, Columbia, Mexico and Saudi Arabia, according to university admission records. And all met Fairleigh Dickinson University's rigorous admission requirements.

“We’re delighted with the academic credentials, diverse backgrounds and pioneering spirit of our inaugural class,” said Haslam. “These young scholars will play a major role in shaping the campus lifestyle, initiating student organizations and helping to further define the character of a major university. They’ll work closely with our world-class faculty and benefit from academic programming that is focused on real-world challenges of the 21st century as well as being able to draw upon the knowledge, expertise and technology from our other three campus locations. We’re thrilled to have this chance to deliver a Fairleigh Dickinson education in a new and welcoming environment that will inspire and produce the leaders of tomorrow.”

The University initially will offer undergraduate degrees in business management with dual concentrations in international business and accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology or marketing; and in information technology with a concentration in business administration. Both programs will follow the same curricula offered in business management and information technology in New Jersey and both degrees will be U.S. degrees approved by the State of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. The Vancouver campus will also fall under the University’s regional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Founded in 1942, Fairleigh Dickinson University is the largest not-for-profit, private university in New Jersey. It is coeducational, independent and nonsectarian. The University Web site, at, is a rich source of information. With the addition of FDU-Vancouver, the University will have four locations. The Metropolitan Campus is 10 miles from New York City in Teaneck, N.J.; The College at Florham is 35 miles west of New York City in Madison, N.J.; and FDU’s Wroxton College, in the Cotswold Hills of England, is between Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon.