Elza Bruk - Dean, Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement

Working with partners, businesses, practitioners and learners for a better tomorrow

With a long history of working directly with immigrants, Bow Valley College builds capacity in encouraging a successful and participatory newcomer community.

We foster conditions that narrow Alberta's skills gap and promote vibrant communities and workplaces that value inclusion and diversity.

Through the creation of the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement, the College is dedicated to making significant contributions to:

  • Access to quality English language learning programs
  • Immigrant participation and mobility in the workforce commensurate with their skills and potential
  • Intercultural understanding and positive relationships between diverse audiences; and
  • Opportunities for all learners to practice global citizenship.

As Dean, I am privileged to be able to lead this process and appreciate the Centre's ambitious mandate, co-created with the College and informed by our community and industry partners. By implementing this mandate, we are recognized for the expertise, passion, and commitment that our academic and learner support team collectively brings to the Centre.

Elza Bruk
Dean, Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement

We recognize, celebrate, and leverage the advantage of diversity. The underpinnings of the Centre’s applied research fosters immigrant advancement and integration, resulting in social innovation on a local, national, and global scale.