School of Foundational Learning

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The School of Foundational Learning has flexible pathways to open the door to your future. If you were waiting for a sign to kick-start your education journey, this is it. We offer adult basic education, high school upgrading, Indigenous foundational learning, and pathways to careers. Place yourself on a path to post-secondary education and beyond in a flexible and nurturing learning environment.

Government Funding

Are you ready, willing, and able to attend school, but don't have money to pay for upgrading? You might be eligible for government funding grants available through Alberta Works.


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Inspiration and Growth

"After being out of school for over twenty years, I never thought I could get through with my education. At Bow Valley College I met really amazing teachers who encouraged me to do well and I am grateful for the opportunity."

Thamar-Lisa Alexandre

Student, Academic Upgrading 2018

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Learners take upgrading with us each year

1 : 25

Average Faculty/Learner ratio in our classrooms

Faculty & Staff
Dean, Global Access and Foundational Learning

Hana Taleb Imai, MEd

Hana Taleb Imai is the Dean of Global Access and Foundational Learning.

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Dean, Global Access and Foundational Learning

Hana Taleb Imai, MEd

Hana Taleb Imai is the Dean of the School of Global Access and Foundational Learning. She has worked in the field of education for over 25 years, and at Bow Valley College since 2002 in teaching, curriculum design, applied research, project management and leadership roles. Hana has had extensive experience teaching and leading initiatives in both Canadian and overseas contexts.
Creating access through seamless pathways for learners is what drives her work. She is energized to work in schools where learners, staff, and instructors grow and thrive with a commitment to learner success through relevant and engaging teaching and learning experiences.  
Hana has a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and Adult Education from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Education in Workplace and Adult Learning from the University of Calgary. She also holds post graduate certificates in Intercultural Studies from the University of British Columbia, and Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESFL) from Algonquin College. 

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