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IC Focus: Tackling the Terminology

  • IC Focus: Tackling the Terminology

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

In the Fall 2017 term, the Intercultural Centre (IC) unrolled its first invite-only workshop, IC Focus. The goal of the series is to explore a specific dimension of inclusion and to facilitate College objectives of global citizenship and intercultural competence:

“Citizenship and intercultural competence is the ability to examine assumptions and connections among beliefs, decisions, actions, and consequences from a variety of perspectives (Bow Valley College, 2017).

Distributed over the term with one workshop a month, participants had the opportunity to engage in the topic of power and privilege, through online videos, academic articles, self-reflection activities, as well as group discussion. Dialogue centered around both personal application as well as producing practical strategies for varying roles within the College as they pertained to the participants. IC Focus looks to explore other topics in the future including but not exclusive to: impacts of colonization, microaggressions, and racialized movements. 

Currently, IC Focus is undergoing revisions after its pilot delivery. Moving forward, IC Focus will be made available to staff, faculty, and learners through a registration process as of May 2018.  

References

Bow Valley College. (2017). Comprehensive institutional plan. Retrieved from: https://bowvalleycollege.ca/-/media/bvc/documents/executive/20170506-cip...

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