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International Awards and Scholarships
The International Education Department offers a selection of 22 scholarships and awards focused on international learners. There are Entrance Scholarships for our new learners, Learner Pathway Awards for learners transitioning from one program to another, In-course Awards for current learners. Our awards celebrate learners who demonstrate strength in attributes of leadership, volunteerism, community involvement, peer support and academic excellence.
Bow Valley College and UNESCO-UNEVOC
The UNEVOC Network is an exclusive global platform for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) with the aim to further cooperation between institutions worldwide. The UNEVOC Network, coordinated by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, is made up of UNEVOC Centres, which are established in TVET institutions and serve as focal points in the provision of services and platforms for international and regional cooperation in TVET. Bow Valley College is a UNEVOC centre.
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More than 50 years of technical and vocational experience and 30 years of international partnership collaboration - that's the kind of experience we have with successful overseas development and training projects. We focus on Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET), entrepreneurship and private sector development, and foundational learning, including literacy and workplace essential skills.Projects and Partnerships
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Faculty & Staff
Director, International Education
Derek Lemieux brings a blend of business, academic, and international leadership experience with an entrepreneurial approach to Bow Valley College. As a collaborative leader, he articulates a clear vision, identifies long-term future goals, and challenges organizations to constantly improve and grow. He has worked collaboratively with senior administrators at all levels, in Canada and abroad, to be responsive to opportunities and changing market demands. Combining broad business and financial acumen and a strategic mindset to implement action and achieve goals, his teams are launching new products and services, providing mobility opportunities for learners, faculty and staff, managing international development projects, and developing skilled interculturally competent graduates.
As a creative and innovative thinker, Derek co-founded the Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts (CEA) with the Dean, Business and Technology. The Centre for Entertainment Arts prepares students for careers in the global visual effects, animation, and gaming industries.
Derek holds a Business Administration – Marketing Diploma from Algonquin College, Bachelor of Arts from University of Ottawa, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies specializing in Global Leadership from Royal Roads University and Instructional Design Graduate Certificate from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is currently completing the Doctor of Education in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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