Learning navigators are Bow Valley College employees that connect with new learners. Learning navigators can help you get adjusted to the College. You can also share feedback about your post-secondary experience with your learning navigator.  

Through the Learning Navigator initiative, employees engage with learners beyond their normal scope of work. Learners can seek support from a staff member in a meaningful way. 

Learning Navigator goals:
  • Create a positive, meaningful, and impactful experience for learners.
  • Offer an engaging and beneficial experience for employees.
  • Provide a leading-edge service that is unique to the post-secondary field.
  • Let learners set more goals.

Learning Navigator takes place each semester and lasts for the duration of the term. If you are a new student and are interested in participating during your first term at the college, please fill out this Expression of Interest. You will be notified when registration opens for the upcoming term. For more information please view this short video or contact studentaffairs@bowvalleycollege.ca with your inquiry.

BVC Buddy Program

New to BVC? Get connected and receive support with adjusting to student life from a returning BVC student

The BVC Buddy Program is designed to support new students with their transition and adjustment to Bow Valley College in their first term at the College. New students are paired with an upper level student who can offer guidance and information on day to day life in and around campus.

A BVC Buddy understands the barriers of being a new student and can offer support and information about student life at BVC and in Calgary. BVC Buddies help to ease the transition for new students. Students involved in the BVC Buddy Program will have opportunities to participate in fun online and in person events, activities, leadership and volunteerism throughout the term.

Benefits to New Students:
  • Support with academic success
  • Enhancement and promotion of mental wellness including Increased self-esteem and empathy
  • Learn about Bow Valley college resources, support services and community
  • Overcome social Isolation
  • Improved communication
  • Meet new people online and have fun!
  • Enhanced confidence

Need a Buddy?

Don’t you just hate it when you don’t know your way around and everything is new and overwhelming? If you are starting your first semester at Bow Valley College, and would like to be paired with a Buddy, please fill out this Expression of Interest. You will be notified when registration opens.

Become a Buddy

Are you interested in leadership? Meeting new students? Participating in fun events and being part of a community? Consider becoming a buddy to a new student! Note****  This volunteer role is only open to students who are in career programs and have completed at least one full term at Bow Valley College. To learn more about becoming a buddy, register HERE.

Participation in the BVC Buddy Program is documented in the co-curricular record.

Contact studentaffairs@bowvalleycollege.ca for more information or watch this short video.

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