UCW professor commutes from Edmonton to Vancouver

University Canada West Professor Nima Nassirian has opted to commute to his work in Vancouver from Edmonton by plane. Nassirian—who teaches in UCW’s Masters of Business Administration program—said that moving his family to Vancouver would require them to give up their current lifestyle and their more affordable housing in Edmonton. Like University of British Columbia Student Tim Chen, Nassirian explained that he is able to save money with this arrangement: The combined monthly cost of his mortgage, rent on a Vancouver apartment, and roundtrip flights add up to roughly half of the cost of a monthly mortgage payment on an equivalent home in Vancouver. Flair Airlines has offered Nassirian free roundtrip flights for the year and Nassirian and Flair are in discussions to strike a partnership that would help his MBA students explore Canada.

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