Bow Valley College in the News

Bow Valley College programs, initiatives, and qualified Subject Matter Experts are often covered and quoted in the media. If you need an interview based on our news releases, or require an expert for a story, please email or call 403-671-3274.

Media highlights:

Future of Work: Getting children off their devices and reconnecting with the land

Early Childhood Education students at Bow Valley College are eating snow, playing with sticks, and throwing rocks into the river. How reconnecting with nature through outdoor education pedagogy helps set our new educators on a mission to encourage children to love the outdoors. 

View the Global News story

Future of Work: Planning for your future career

Bow Valley College's career coach, Ed Britton, joins Global News to share how you can prepare for the job hunt and plan for what's next career-wise.

View the Global News interview

Future of Work: Game changer

As part of its Future of Work series, Global News got a sneak peek at Bow Valley College's Esports Arena, now under construction. From Esports Business Management Diplomas to plans for the arena, find out how the college is contributing to the booming gaming industry. 

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Future of Work: Innovation meets nursing

Bow Valley College's Practical Nurse Diploma program is embracing AI and simulation. See how Alex and other tools are shaping future healthcare workers in Alberta. 

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Future of Work: Visual effects have bright future in Alberta workforce

 Global News Calgary's feature on the future of work highlights Bow Valley College's Centre for Entertainment Arts Advanced VFX Diploma program.

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Bow Valley College eyes expansion amid rising enrolment, program offerings

According to David Parker, so much is happening at Bow Valley College, president and CEO Misheck Mwaba says an additional 300,000 square feet of space could be put to good use.

Read more from David Parker in the Calgary Herald

Calgary canines help veterinary students develop safety, handling skills

Bow Valley College Veterinary Office Assistant has a new Small Animal Behaviour and Handling course.

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Bow Valley College and Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council awarded $9.4 million research grant to support foreign-trained nurses

Bow Valley College and partner Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) have received a $9.4 million grant from the Government of Canada to help Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) gain employment in Canada.

Read more in LiveWire Calgary

The college announces historic milestone in fundraising campaign

Bow Valley College surpassed its target of raising $25 million in the quiet phase of its Open Doors – Open Minds campaign, with generous donors contributing $26.5 million.

Read more in the Calgary Herald

Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts Production Hub received $5.5M OCIF grant

The Hub will be a world-class facility with entertainment arts training, digital media and creative production, intellectual property creation, and an esports arena.

View the CBC News story

Bow Valley College unleashes larger-than-life Wonder Woman statue outside its Centre for Entertainment Arts

Wonder Woman has joined the Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts (CEA) universe. A massive statue of the beloved DC Comics superhero is now on display on the college’s third floor, watching over the CEA studio.

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Kurt Blind, Bow Valley College School of Community Studies valedictorian, beat the odds

For most of his adult life, the 55-year-old and his family never thought graduating from a post-secondary institute was possible.

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Get ready for Innovation Rodeo

Bow Valley College’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Craig Elias, joins Global News Calgary to discuss this year’s Innovation Rodeo which is designed to upskill aspiring entrepreneurs and change-makers. The networking event is being held virtually and in-person from July 10-14th.

View the Global News story

Bow Valley College gives students, community access to fresh vegetables
Every Wednesday, the Fresh Routes Community Market sells fresh produce to students and staff in Bow Valley College's South Campus.
View the Global News story
CampusAlert app keeps Bow Valley College students and staff safe
Bow Valley College in Calgary has launched a new app aimed at keeping staff and students safe and informed.
View the CITY TV News story via Cision
Gentle persuasion for those living with dementia over the holidays
Providing flexibility has made Chiu School of Business one of the largest providers of online business education in the province. The school's growth curve is the result of our focus on building flexible delivery options and pathways for our students.
View the Global News Calgary story
Bow Valley College helping students plan for a very different future
Providing flexibility has made Chiu School of Business one of the largest providers of online business education in the province. The school's growth curve is the result of our focus on building flexible delivery options and pathways for our students.
Read the Troy Media story
VentureQuest winner Micah Louison Home in a Bag
Shelter is one of the most basic needs, but most of us take it for granted until it’s gone. That was the experience of a young boy in Grenada, now a young man. He’s in the midst of testing a shelter designed to get people in disaster zones back on their feet with a good night’s sleep.
 View the CTV News Calgary story
Here are ways to future-proof your tech career
With so many layoffs in various sectors due to changes in the economy, it’s no surprise that both students and their parents might struggle to predict which jobs will be the most secure five or 10 years down the road.
Read the Calgary Herald story
Bow Valley College wins AASHE Sustainability Award
Bow Valley College has been awarded a campus sustainability achievement award by The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Read the REMI Network story

Bow Valley College launches Strathmore Campus
Bow Valley College has officially opened its Strathmore campus. The 4,500 square foot learning hub offers career programming, academic upgrading, essential skills training, and an Entrepreneur Centre.
Read the Academica story

Child and Youth Care Diploma with Indigenous focus a first in southern Alberta
Cheryl Kinzel with Bow Valley College joins Global News to talk about the Child and Youth Care Diploma with an Indigenous focus, which is the first program of its kind in southern Alberta.
Watch Global News story
Bow Valley College, ATB Financial collaborate on skill development program
ATB turned to Bow Valley College because it’s finding skills and certification gaps in its employees and job candidates.
Read Calgary Business story
Back to School – Mature Students
For some adults who feel it’s time for a change in life, a return to the classroom is part of the equation. However, for adult learners, heading back to the books can come with its own challenges. Angela Kokott talks with Emily Gidden, Manager, Learner Access and Inclusion at Bow Valley College.
Listen to QR77 story
New Bow Valley College programs developed to fill digital needs
Bow Valley College is at the forefront of the fast-changing digital world, offering a range of programs that harness technology through its new School of Creative Technologies.
Read Calgary Herald story
Get your business idea off the ground
Craig Elias, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bow Valley College, joins Global Calgary to talk about Startup Saturday, a chance to jumpstart your business.
Watch Global News story
Bow Valley College launches new School of Creative Technologies
Cherylyn Cameron, Dean of school of creative technologies at Bow Valley College joins Global Calgary to talk about the new programs being offered at the school.
Watch Global News story

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