As well as lighting our North Shore from the Pt Atkinson Lighthouse, the Beacon is the name we have taken for our Newsletter. We see it as a symbol for the ‘enlightened’ perspective we hope we add to life in West Vancouver.


To encourage an interest and participation in cultural, social and political fields; and to provide opportunities for action.

To foster high standards of public education; to encourage study and research; and to award scholarships and bursaries.

To encourage university women to serve the community in local, national and international fields; and to improve the economic, legal and professional status of Canadian women.

To stimulate members in the work of university women through participation in the activities of the CFUW and GWI.


CFUW BC Council
2023 AGM – May 5 – 7, 2023 (Hosted by UWC Vancouver)

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW National)
– with over 95 clubs across Canada
2023 AGMJuly 7-9th, 2023 (Virtual event)

Graduate Women International (GWI)