Mar 23, 2017

Improving Skills Training for Employment Program (ISTEP) project

The Improving Skills Training for Employment Program (ISTEP) is a five year, Government of Canada funded, and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) administered project in Tanzania. Bow Valley College leads the ISTEP-06: Technical Vocational Education and Training Program (TVET), with Morogoro Vocational Teachers Training College (MVTTC) and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). MVTTC is the official…

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Mar 7, 2017

Bow Valley College at the 2017 International Forum in Montreal

The annual International Forum is an exciting annual gathering organized by World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI). The sixth annual International Forum was held in Montreal, from January 20 to 21, 2017. The forum is an an annual event where the best ideas and practices for international development are shared. The Forum brings together…

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Feb 16, 2017

Laser Tag Trip

On February, 16th, the club’s second activity of the year was perhaps the most fun anyone had in a while, we played the adrenaline packed laser tag! Everyone gathered in front of the international department and we made our way to Laser Quest in an anxious journey. At arrival, we were all dazzled by the different make believe scenarios the company had, making us all actually feel in a quest. We…

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Feb 1, 2017

Downtown Calgary Tour

For the first activity of the year we gave students an amazing tour around Downtown Calgary, which included three main attractions. We gathered at the college and hopped on the train to begin our adventure downtown. From the station, it was only a short walk through Stephen Ave. to make it to our first stop, the breathtaking Calgary Tower. Walking up to the “tall” tower can be a new experience…

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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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