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Welcome to the School of Global Access

We provide leadership in the integration and advancement of immigrants into Canadian society through English language learning, career advancement, intercultural awareness, and global citizenship. The foundation for success has been built and the motivation to innovate is stronger than ever.

Every year, the School of Global Access at Bow Valley College successfully introduces over 3700 learners to language and workplace skills training programs. From this extensive work, we have conducted research, developed curricula and delivered training to assist practitioners, employers, and learners within our community and around the globe. We are a leader in the development of award-winning programs and learning resources that assist in the delivery of workplace, language, and intercultural competency training.

We are a national leader in social innovation. We support immigrants in achieving their aspirations, we celebrate the advantage of diversity, and we maximize immigrant contributions to Canada's social and economic vibrancy.

Click below to explore an online version of the 2018 School of Global Access viewbook. 

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What's New

Here to Help: Workplace Communication Skills for Food Services

ELL instructors can use this resource to assist newcomers to Canada in finding and retaining entry-level positions in the food services industry. This resource focuses on workplace communication, with an emphasis on speaking and listening. This project is funded by the Alberta Government.

Audio Conversations: Pathways to Belonging and Influence

This resource identifies strategies and skills among successful immigrants. It includes a series of audio conversations with immigrants who are flourishing in Canada. This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

School of Global Access Membership

Become a member. Participate in professional learning and expand your network. Membership is free and benefits are many.

Stories from the BlogView Centre blog

Intercultural Development

Inclusion Communiqué: Privilege

September 19, 2018

The following blog post was written by Tahira Ebrahim, Centre Liaison Officer at the School of Global Access.

Lagom: Life. Simply.
Intercultural Development

TEDxBowValleyCollege 2018 – Lagom: Life. Simply.

September 18, 2018

Now that Fall semester is well underway, here at the Intercultural Centre that can only mean one thing: TEDxBowValleyCollege is set to return this November. Now a hallmark event for the College’s Intercultural Centre, 2018 is the fifth annual TEDxBowValleyCollege event.

English Language Learning

ELL Award Recipients

September 13, 2018

Each term ELL learners are recognized for their hard work and achievements at the School of Global Access ELL Awards Ceremonies. 

Quiling: Academic Excellence Award

Intercultural Development

Teach your Talent: More than Public Speaking

September 11, 2018

The following blog post was written by Kelty Christensen, Learner Engagement Officer at the School of Global Access.

English Language Learning

The 5 W's of LINC Home Study

September 6, 2018

LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) is an English language learning program offered by Bow Valley College and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 


Upcoming Events View all

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Student Insights: Become a Bow Valley College Volunteer

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday September 27, 2018

Teach Your Talent: Yoga

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Monday October 1, 2018

Volunteer at BVC

12:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday October 2, 2018

Global Citizenship Kickoff

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Student Insights: Recycling at Bow Valley College

12:30pm to 1:30pm

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