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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.

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy is a useful and in-depth resource for ESL literacy practitioners. The resource can support both instructors with dedicated classes of ESL literacy learners and instructors who have ESL literacy learners mixed with non-literacy learners.

School of Global Access Membership

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Research and Development

Help Us Create a Culture of Inclusion

May 2, 2019

With funding from the Alberta Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund, the School of Global Access is undertaking a project that will contribute to 

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Intercultural Centre

Gratias Agere: With Thanks

April 30, 2019

This year, the IC is hosting its first annual recognition event.  Learn more about the initiative, and how to get involved next year. 

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Intercultural Development

Inclusion Communiqué: Intergenerational Trauma

April 29, 2019

This month’s Inclusion Communiqué explores the concept of intergenerational trauma, and the importance of understanding its context and implications. 

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Research and Development

Sharing a Success Story: Engaging Students in Social Innovation Research

April 12, 2019

The following post was written by Dr. Martha Fanjoy, Researcher at the School of Global Access

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Research and Development

Co-Creation in Applied Research: Creating a new kind of knowledge

April 5, 2019

The following post was written by  Dr. Martha Fanjoy, Researcher at the School of Global Access

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Upcoming Events View all

Monday June 3, 2019

Eid ul Fitr: A Gallery Walk

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday June 5, 2019

Stampede 101: History of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

11:30am to 2:00pm
Thursday June 13, 2019

Gratias Agere: An IC Appreciation Event

11:00am
Tuesday June 18, 2019

Teach Your Talent: Dream Catchers

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thursday June 20, 2019

IC Conversation Café: Multiculturalism

12:30pm to 1:30pm

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Applied Research Projects View all

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