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Welcome to the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

The Centre provides leadership in the integration and advancement of immigrants into Canadian society through English language learning, career advancement, intercultural awareness, and global citizenship. The foundation for success has been built and the motivation to innovate is stronger than ever.

Every year, the Centre at Bow Valley College successfully introduces over 3700 learners to language and workplace skills training programs. From this extensive work, we have conducted research, developed curricula and delivered training to assist practitioners, employers, and learners within our community and around the globe. We are a leader in the development of award-winning programs and learning resources that assist in the delivery of workplace, language, and intercultural competency training.

The Centre is a national leader in social innovation. We support immigrants in achieving their aspirations, we celebrate the advantage of diversity, and we maximize immigrant contributions to Canada's social and economic vibrancy.

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Testimonial

  • The Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement embodies the values and strategic vision of Bow Valley College. From the Centre, we develop and share expertise widely to advance language skills and intercultural understanding and leverage the strengths of both diverse communities and workplaces
    Sharon Carry
    Bow Valley College President and CEO

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From Syria to Strathmore: A Journey One Step at a Time
Language Development

From Syria to Strathmore: A Journey One Step at a TimeComments

August 25, 2016

The following blog post was written by Lynn Webb, Regional ELL Lead Instructor at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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In the Workplace: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook
Language Development

In the Workplace: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook Comments

August 8, 2016

The following blog post was written by Veena Zarour-Murthy, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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Do You Hear What I Hear?
Language Development

Do You Hear What I Hear?Comments

July 29, 2016

The following blog post was written by Shannon Lu, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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An Employer’s Guide to Integrating Internationally Trained Individuals
Workforce Development

An Employer’s Guide to Integrating Internationally Trained IndividualsComments

July 27, 2016

The following blog post was written by Veena Zarour-Murthy, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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Systemic racism: What lurks beneath the surface
Intercultural Development

Systemic racism: What lurks beneath the surfaceComments

July 25, 2016

The following blog post was written by Tahira Ebrahim, Centre Liaison Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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Upcoming Events View all

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Communal Table: Isolation with International Education

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thursday November 3, 2016

Teach your Talent: Henna Art and Design

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Monday October 24, 2016

Communal Table: Tattooing

12:00pm

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