• Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement
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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 Emerita

Stories from the BlogView Centre blog

The Futility of Fear
Intercultural Development

The Futility of Fear

January 19, 2017

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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Maximize the Diversity Advantage: An Online Course
Intercultural Development

Maximize the Diversity Advantage: An Online Course

January 18, 2017

Maximize the diversity advantage in your classroom!

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VESL Volunteer Profile: Shelini
Language Development

VESL Volunteer Profile: Shelini

January 13, 2017

Since 2005, VESL (the Volunteer ESL Tutor Training Project) has supported the professional development of volunteer ELL tutors throughout the city of Calgary.

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Task-based Language Teaching
Language Development

Task-based Language Teaching

January 10, 2017

The following blog post was written by Jennifer Jessop, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA). This blog post is part of our Conference Reflection

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Intercultural Centre
Intercultural Development

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December 21, 2016

The following blog post was written by Kelty Christensen, Learner Engagement Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement. 

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Upcoming Events View all

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Communal Table: Get Motivated!

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Friday January 27, 2017

Levelling the Learning Field: Part 1

9:30am to 11:30am
Friday February 3, 2017

Levelling the Learning Field: Part 2

9:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday February 7, 2017

Communal Table: Waffles in Winter

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday February 8, 2017

IC Voice: Bhangra Dancing

12:30pm to 1:30pm

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