Intercultural Centre

Advancing the potential and advantage of diversity.

The Intercultural Centre provides training, workshops, community volunteerism, and College wide events for staff, faculty, and learners.

As part of the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement, the Intercultural Centre was developed to foster and advance diversity and inclusion at Bow Valley College. 

Whether you want to learn about other cultures, develop intercultural competency skills, become a leader, or volunteer, the IC has something for you. The IC is located at Bow Valley College, North Campus N322. Come visit us!

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Heard at the IC

  • Volunteering at BVC, I get to meet so many people from different backgrounds and many international students. I get to learn and know about different perspectives. What I realized was that as different as many students are, we are also very similar. Appreciating people’s differences opens doors to understanding our similarities.
    ICan Crew volunteer
  • I would recommend volunteering. This is a new experience that makes you feel good because you have the opportunity to help people from your community.
    ICan Crew volunteer
  • I told my teacher that volunteering encourages me to join more Canadian social activities because I can learn form others and it can benefit my future. Moreover, all volunteers and instructors were friendly and supportive. I felt comfortable and excited with the work and the environment.
    ICan Crew Volunteer
  • Volunteering with the IC is such a wonderful experience. It literally changed my college life. It’s such a great opportunity to be involved in college life, to learn about other cultures, to develop different skills (interpersonal, communication and so on), meeting amazing people and wonderful friends and most important- giving back to BVC community!
    ICan Crew Volunteer

Upcoming Events View all

Thursday September 7, 2017

ICan Crew Orientation

11:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday September 13, 2017

Become a Bow Valley College Volunteer!

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tuesday September 19, 2017

Speed Friending at Bow Valley College

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday September 21, 2017

Cultural Insights: Calgary's Pride Movement: Past, Present, and Future

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday September 27, 2017

Communal Table: Language and Identity

12:00pm to 1:00pm

IC Voice

Share ideas with your peers.

Engage in meaningful conversations with your peers.

This program encourages BVC learners to share their ideas through workshops, blog posts, and discussions with other learners.

For more information, read the blog post Giving Learners a Voice.

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September 13, 2017

Become a Bow Valley College Volunteer!

Do you want to volunteer on campus? Join Mimi Tang, one of the colleges most active volunteers, as she takes you on  journey of discovering the ins and outs of volunteering. You will learn where to go and who to speak to about engaging as a volunteer on campus.

Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time:  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:  The Intercultural Centre (N322)

Register: intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

September 13, 2017

Become a Bow Valley College Volunteer!

Do you want to volunteer on campus? Join Mimi Tang, one of the colleges most active volunteers, as she takes you on  journey of discovering the ins and outs of volunteering. You will learn where to go and who to speak to about engaging as a volunteer on campus.

Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time:  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:  The Intercultural Centre (N322)

Register: intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

Volunteer at the IC

Join the Intercultural Centre's ICan Crew.

The Intercultural Centre’s ICan Crew is a diverse group of 140 learners who volunteer at campus events as well as within the Calgary community.

Volunteering is a great way to connect with other learners, learn valuable skills, and engage with campus activities.

To get involved, visit the Intercultural Centre (N322) or contact us at intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

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July 27, 2017

Community Volunteering: Habitat for Humanity

The ICan crew will be volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store on July 27, 2017. 

For volunteering information contact intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

September 7, 2017

ICan Crew Orientation

Want to connect with other learners and in engage in campus activities? Join the Intercultural Centre's ICan Crew.

To register for a 30 minute orientation session, email intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca and indicate which session you will attend:

11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

July 27, 2017

Community Volunteering: Habitat for Humanity

The ICan crew will be volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store on July 27, 2017. 

For volunteering information contact intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

September 7, 2017

ICan Crew Orientation

Want to connect with other learners and in engage in campus activities? Join the Intercultural Centre's ICan Crew.

To register for a 30 minute orientation session, email intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca and indicate which session you will attend:

11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Communal Table

Learn about cultural practices from around the world.

Communal Table is a monthly event held at the Intercultural Centre. These interactive sessions highlight how common cultural practices take shape in different ways throughout the world.

All Bow Valley College learners, staff, and faculty are invited to attend.

For more information on upcoming events, see our Events Calendar.

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September 27, 2017

Communal Table: Language and Identity

Join us for a candid conversation with Tamania Jaffri, on the common challenge of retaining one's cultural identity, while ensuring integration within Canadian society. Reknown in Calgary for her popular 
blog, Urdu Mom, Tamania shares her experiences maintaining her Pakistani identity and Urdu language in Canada, while creating opportunities for cultural exchange with other Calgarians.  

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Intercultural Centre N322

Register:intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

September 27, 2017

Communal Table: Language and Identity

Join us for a candid conversation with Tamania Jaffri, on the common challenge of retaining one's cultural identity, while ensuring integration within Canadian society. Reknown in Calgary for her popular 
blog, Urdu Mom, Tamania shares her experiences maintaining her Pakistani identity and Urdu language in Canada, while creating opportunities for cultural exchange with other Calgarians.  

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Intercultural Centre N322

Register:intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

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