School of Foundational Learning

Place yourself on a path to further education and open the door to your future.


Preparing you for success.

Do you need to learn basic literacy, improve your grades or finish high school? It's all possible with our many learning options. Place yourself on a path to further education in a flexible and nurturing learning environment.

Pathways that suit your needs.

We share your passion for learning, success, and community, and we promise to value you and your time.

At the School of Foundational Learning we are here to inspire you and help you grow. We know that everyone's needs are different, and we have dedicated staff ready to help you from the very start, all the way through to building a better future for yourself.

You are ready, willing, and able to attend school, but you don't have money to pay for upgrading? Check if you are eligible for Alberta Works grant funding provided by the government. 

When you become a student at Bow Valley College, your success is our focus, so you'll have access to:

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"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

Earn Alberta Education high school credits

4000

Learners take upgrading with us each year

1 : 25

Average Faculty/Learner ratio in our classrooms

Benefit from free tutoring in all subjects

Dean, School Of Foundational Learning, School Of Global Access
Dean, Global Access and Foundational Learning

Hana Taleb Imai

Hana Taleb Imai is the Dean of the School of Global Access and Foundational Learning. She has worked at Bow Valley College since 2002 in teaching, curriculum design, project management and leadership roles.

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Dean, Global Access and Foundational Learning

Hana Taleb Imai

Hana Taleb Imai is the Dean of the School of Global Access and Foundational Learning. She has worked at Bow Valley College since 2002 in teaching, curriculum design, project management and leadership roles. Hana has had experience teaching in both Canadian and overseas contexts.

 

Hana’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that students get the best of both in class and out of class learning experiences guides many of the projects that she administers.

 

An active committee member, Hana sits on the Intercultural Centre Advisory and Internationalization Innovation Fund committees. Past volunteer experiences have included, sitting on Academic Council (three terms), being the faculty representative on the Board of Governors (two terms) and holding a position on the Bow Valley College Faculty Association executive for four years.

 

Hana has a Bachelor degree in International Development and Adult Education from the University of Guelph. She has a Master of Education in Workplace and Adult Learning from the University of Calgary. She also holds a post graduate certificate in Intercultural Studies from the University of British Columbia. Hana is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.

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