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Dec 8, 2016

Ice Skating at the Olympic Plaza

On November 23, the BVC International Student’s Club recently engaged in another exciting adventure! The club was so enthusiastic for the opportunity to take students ice skating, because for a lot of them it was their first time lacing up a pair of ice-skates and hitting the ice.  We all met at The International Office at Bow Valley College, then we began our trek just two blocks away from the…

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Dec 1, 2016

Bow Valley College Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on December 3rd. The intent of this day is to increase awareness of diverse abilities and promote inclusion. Background The United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons was held from 1983 to 1992 to enable governments and organizations to implement measures to improve the life of disabled persons all over the world.…

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Nov 23, 2016

UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme

Mark Butler, Director of the International Education Department at Bow Valley College attended the first TVET Leadership Programme organized by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany. The first TVET Leadership Programme training was attended by 22 TVET Institutional leaders from 20 countries! The UNEVOC…

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Oct 27, 2016

DIWALI~Festival of Lights

Diwali, or Dipawali, is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness.  Diwali, celebrated in October or November each year, originated as a harvest festival that marked the last harvest of the year before winter.…

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Oct 20, 2016

ISC – Suicide Squad 3D Movie

On Thursday, October 20th, a marvellous BVC International Students Club activity took place at Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, giving international students a chance to unwind, relax and explore Calgary after the midterm’s exams. An excited group of students made their way to Chinook Mall to catch up on the latest super hero action movie, Suicide Squad. There were first time comers joining the group,…

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Oct 4, 2016

Bow Valley College Joins the UNEVOC Network

Bow Valley College is proud to announce that it has become a UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre and a member of the UNEVOC Network. Bow Valley College is currently the only English speaking UNEVOC Centre in Canada! Other UNEVOC institutions in Canada are: Colleges and Institutes Canada (North America Cluster Coordinator) and Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles (Centre). The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre acts…

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Oct 4, 2016

Bow Valley College in Tanzania

This fall, Mark Butler, Director of International Education, and Chris Enns, International Development Officer, and ISTEP 06 Partners from the Morogoro Vocational Teacher Training College (MVTTC) visited the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The ISTEP 06 partnership between Bow Valley College, Nova Scotia Community College, and MVTTC is part of the Improving Skills Training…

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Sep 30, 2016

International Students Club – Grassi Lakes– September 30, 2016

Our goal this semester as The Bow Valley College International Students’ Club is to try new things and go on new adventures. We have already engaged in a wonderful outdoor activity that included two first time features. Not only we hiked, but we hiked outside of Calgary! Friday, September 30th, 2016, enthusiastic students explored the trails of the Grassi Lakes within the city of Canmore. We all…

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Sep 1, 2016

International Students Club – Picnic – September 1st, 2016

On Thursday, September 1st, a wonderful BVC International Students Club activity took place at Bow Valley College. In a cloudy and rainy afternoon, we had the opportunity to meet with a total of 30 students and spend great quality time discovering the new generation of international students for the fall semester. Even when we had to change the plans and stay indoors - due to the weather - we spent…

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Sep 1, 2016

Fall 2016 International Learners Made History Today!

The International Education Department of Bow Valley College was so excited to welcome all new 380 international learners starting programs this Fall 2016. This intake made history and we had the largest number of international learners this fall! We offered three separate sessions to serve the different needs of our diverse intake: The new international learners joining a certificate or diploma…

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