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The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General, Commander-in-Chief of Canada

We are excited to announce that WIC will be welcoming a special guest, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General, Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

In honour of Black History Month, Madame Jean will share her life experience as a Haitian refugee, scholar, journalist and the first Black woman in Canadian history to reach the highest constitutional office in the country as 27th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. She will speak to equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada, and what they mean for our country’s future.

Grade 10-12 students will join the event in person on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. and will discover Haiti’s role as a symbol of possibility and self-governance for people of African descent in the Americas.

A more informal discussion is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the boardroom with approximately fifteen students from different clubs within the school.

To learn more about the event and read Mme Jean's full biography, click here.

Please note: In honour of this visit, Gr. 7 - 12 students will be required to wear their Formal Uniform. No sweatpants or hoodies will be permitted. 

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CTV Morning News Inside Education

CTV Morning News Inside Education

Our students share the many reasons why parents should choose West Island College Calgary for their children Gr. 7-12. Hear what they have to say on CTV Morning Live Calgary and at our Open House on Oct. 12!

Join us at our in-person Open House, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. and experience the excitement for yourself! Learn what WIC has to offer and what sets us apart. Bring the whole family! 

See you there!

 

French Immersion with Sarah and Mia

 

Learn about our new spaces with Mariam, Katherine and Solomon

 

Hear about WIC Wellness with Lauren, Nimrit and Anderson

 

Learn about Fine Arts at WIC from Talia, Luke and Clare

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CTV Morning News Inside Education

CTV Morning News Inside Education

Our students share the many reasons why parents should choose West Island College Calgary for their children Gr. 7-12. Hear what they have to say on CTV Morning Live Calgary and at our Open House on Oct. 19!

Join us at our in-person Open House, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. and experience the excitement for yourself! Learn what WIC has to offer and what sets us apart. Bring the whole family! 

See you there!

RSVP: https://forms.office.com/r/nPFynQ3sqq

 

Experiential Education with McCall, Meyer and Katherine

Learn about the Wolves Den and our NEW Greenhouse with Raiya, Whitney and Brae

Spending time in our NEW Meditation/Prayer room with Celia, Alex and Lauren

Hear about our individualized education with Imran, Mahhad and Kate

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Strategic Framework 2025

We are delighted to be sharing with you our new strategic plan, WIC2025. In this document, we outline our aspirations for the future and introduce our renewed vision, mission, values, strategic goals and priorities that will guide our work at the College for the next five years (2020-2025). Please find the Strategic Framework 2025 by clicking here.

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Fireside Chat with Jack A. Grant

We are truly saddened to hear about the passing of Jack A. Grant. As a community, we are truly saddened to hear of this and wish to remember him and honour his memory.
 
Always a wise and guiding force, Mr. Grant was the longest-standing Headmaster of WIC and one of the primary visionaries of the College from its humble beginnings in 1982. WIC would not be the educational institution it is today without Mr. Grant’s ideas and efforts and, for these, we are profoundly grateful. 

We were fortunate to have Mr. Grant come back to the school campus for a visit. While here, he sat down for a fireside chat, where he impressed us with his incredible memories and profound insights; he told us all about the inception of WIC and his time here. To view a transcript of this conversation, please click here.

His remarkable legacy will live on through his family, our community, and his immeasurable contributions to West Island College.

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