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  • CIES receives the gift of technology from ASCEND

    We are thrilled to announce that the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society is the recipient of a generous $5,000 donation from the Alex Schaap Charity to Educate and Nurture Development (ASCEND). Board members Jason Kupery and Ray Schaap visited CIES to deliver the gift in person. CIES plans to use the gift for technology in the classroom, including e-learning tablets in our childminding program. The ASCEND…

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  • Participants Wanted: U of C conducts study on Newcomers & Work Safety

    The University of Calgary is recruiting participants for a new study focused on immigrants to Canada and the jobs that they find once they arrive. Participants will be eligible for a $50 gift coupon if they take part in a two-hour-long interview with an investigator, and the interview will be completely anonymous and confidential. Language interpretation can be provided. University researchers are studying unsafe working…

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  • Community Food: Holi

    Welcome to Community Food! Join us as we celebrate the holidays and life events that have brought so many of our students, teachers and friends in the community together, shaping our identities through food, tradition and celebration. For each of the major holidays observed in our community, we will feature one of our students or teachers, along with the recipe that they say reminds them…

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  • University of Calgary volunteers visit CIES’ Drop In ESL program

    CIES would like to send a very special thank you to the students from the University of Calgary that paid a visit to our Forest Lawn location on Monday evening, where they taught clients in our Drop In ESL program. The students are part of the university students union’s Into the Streets project, which organizes groups of 5-12 student volunteers to visit various organizations for…

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