Council Member - Head of UWC Thailand
Jason McBride joins UWC Thailand after having previously been with schools in Canada, Mexico, England and the UAE. Having spent 14 years in the UAE, he was involved in the founding or significant expansion of three schools, in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It was during this time that he first started working with the IB curriculum; first with the Diploma Programme only, and then later a 2000+ student IB continuum programme.
After his time in the Middle East, Jason returned home to lead another IB continuum school, this time in Vancouver, Canada. After a few years of repatriation; however, Jason and his family (wife, Samantha, and two primary-aged daughters) realized that their passion for the experience that international living provides is where their heart is and so when the opportunity to join the UWC movement arose, they gladly accepted the chance to help one of the newest UWC’s continue its journey.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Jason received undergraduate degrees from McMaster University (Bachelor of Kinesiology) and Queen’s University (Bachelor of Education), before pursuing his Master’s degree with Michigan State University. Jason is a former TEDx speaker who thoroughly enjoys working with internationally-minded students and adults any chance he can.
“It is an incredible challenge - and a profound responsibility - to ensure that the UWC Thailand mission and educational goals come to life, but there can be no greater reward than helping students to become their best selves, united in pursuit of an ever-improving future.”