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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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Teaching Tip: Pronunciation of Consonants
Language Development

Teaching Tip: Pronunciation of ConsonantsComments

September 29, 2016

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

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TEDxBowValleyCollege 2016
Intercultural Development

TEDxBowValleyCollege 2016Comments

September 27, 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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Maximize the Diversity Advantage
Intercultural Development

Maximize the Diversity AdvantageComments

September 22, 2016

​Maximize the diversity advantage in your classroom!

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Meet the IC Team
Intercultural Development

Meet the IC TeamComments

September 20, 2016

Welcome to the Fall 2016 trimester!  We at the Intercultural Centre wish you all a productive semester, full of engaging experiences, academic success, and many, many great memories.

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Language for Work
Workforce Development

Language for Work: An Online CourseComments

September 15, 2016

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

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Upcoming Events View all

Friday September 30, 2016

Leveling the Learning Field: Part 3

9:30am to 11:30am
Monday October 3, 2016

VESL Workshop: Theme based activities for low-level learners

6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday October 7, 2016

Leveling the Learning Field: Part 4

9:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday October 12, 2016

Teach your Talent: Improvisational Acting

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Friday October 14, 2016

IC Voice: Peace of Mind Series- Meditation and Morning Routine

11:00am to 12:00pm

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