Intercultural Centre

Advancing the potential and advantage of diversity.

The Intercultural Centre provides training, workshops, community volunteerism, and College wide events for staff, faculty, and learners.

As part of the School of Global Access, the Intercultural Centre was developed to foster and advance diversity and inclusion at Bow Valley College. 

Whether you want to learn about other cultures, develop intercultural competency skills, become a leader, or volunteer, the IC has something for you. The IC is located at Bow Valley College, North Campus N322. Come visit us!

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Heard at the IC

  • Volunteering at BVC, I get to meet so many people from different backgrounds and many international students. I get to learn and know about different perspectives. What I realized was that as different as many students are, we are also very similar. Appreciating people’s differences opens doors to understanding our similarities.
    ICan Crew volunteer
  • I would recommend volunteering. This is a new experience that makes you feel good because you have the opportunity to help people from your community.
    ICan Crew volunteer
  • I told my teacher that volunteering encourages me to join more Canadian social activities because I can learn form others and it can benefit my future. Moreover, all volunteers and instructors were friendly and supportive. I felt comfortable and excited with the work and the environment.
    ICan Crew Volunteer
  • Volunteering with the IC is such a wonderful experience. It literally changed my college life. It’s such a great opportunity to be involved in college life, to learn about other cultures, to develop different skills (interpersonal, communication and so on), meeting amazing people and wonderful friends and most important- giving back to BVC community!
    ICan Crew Volunteer

Upcoming Events View all

Thursday May 10, 2018

ICan Crew Orientation

11:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday May 15, 2018

Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday May 23, 2018

ICan Crew: Calgary International Children's Festival

9:30am to 12:30pm
Thursday May 24, 2018

ICan Crew: Calgary International Children's Festival

12:30pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday June 6, 2018

Cultural Insights: Stampede 101

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Cultural Insights

Sharing insights into culture and identity

Cultural Insights is a monthly event held at the Intercultural Centre.

Do you have the desire to share an aspect of your own culture, or aspect of your identity in a workshop.  We would love for you to share it!  The goal is to provide insight into a community that resonates with you from your own perspective to enrich the lives of others at the College.  

All Bow Valley College learners, staff, and faculty are invited to attend.

For more information on our upcoming events, see our Events Calendar.

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June 6, 2018

Cultural Insights: Stampede 101

Just in time for Stampede season, the Intercultural Centre will be hosting Christine Leppard, Historical Specialist, from The Calgary Stampede.This workshop will examine how the Calgary Stampede has influenced Calgary throughout its history, and how it continues to shape our city today. 

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Intercultural Centre, N322

Register:intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

March 8, 2018

Cultural Insights: Stampede Line Dancing

Mosey on over to the Intercultural Centre for a boot scootin' time! Celebrate the Stampede by participating in an IC Stampede line dancing lesson.

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Intercultural Centre, N322

No registration required.

June 6, 2018

Cultural Insights: Stampede 101

Just in time for Stampede season, the Intercultural Centre will be hosting Christine Leppard, Historical Specialist, from The Calgary Stampede.This workshop will examine how the Calgary Stampede has influenced Calgary throughout its history, and how it continues to shape our city today. 

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Intercultural Centre, N322

Register:intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

March 8, 2018

Cultural Insights: Stampede Line Dancing

Mosey on over to the Intercultural Centre for a boot scootin' time! Celebrate the Stampede by participating in an IC Stampede line dancing lesson.

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Intercultural Centre, N322

No registration required.

Volunteer at the IC

Join the Intercultural Centre's ICan Crew

The Intercultural Centre’s ICan Crew is a diverse group learners who volunteer at campus events as well as within the Calgary community. Volunteering is a great way to connect with other learners, learn valuable skills, and engage with campus activities.

This term our volunteers will work with the Calgary International Children's Festival, Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids, and Habitat for Humanity.

To get involved, visit the Intercultural Centre (N322) or contact us at intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

IC Voice

Share ideas with your peers.

Engage in meaningful conversations with your peers.

This program encourages BVC learners to share their ideas through workshops, blog posts, and discussions with other learners.

For more information, read the blog post Giving Learners a Voice.

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June 19, 2018

IC Conversation Café

Are you tired of making small talk and ready to have conversations that matter? If you want to explore new ideas and have a willingness to listen and speak, then the IC Conversation Café is for you!

We want your voice. Meet other students and get connected! 

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: The Intercultural Centre (N322)

Register: intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

June 19, 2018

IC Conversation Café

Are you tired of making small talk and ready to have conversations that matter? If you want to explore new ideas and have a willingness to listen and speak, then the IC Conversation Café is for you!

We want your voice. Meet other students and get connected! 

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: The Intercultural Centre (N322)

Register: intercultural@bowvalleycollege.ca

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