School of Community Studies

Be a leader in building stronger communities.

Start your journey to a rewarding career.

You can have a positive impact in your community while you build a rewarding career. Start with a certificate or diploma, or expand your current career options with a post-diploma certificate and continuing education courses.

A career with a positive difference.

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

With the School of Community Studies, you can build a career that makes a positive difference in your community. You have the commitment, dedication, and vision. We're here to help you make those dreams a reality. We offer programs, courses, and certificates in a number of specialisms. 

Your success is our focus. As a student at Bow Valley College, you have access to:

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9 out of 10

Community Studies Graduates employed within a year

Dedicated student support

Flexible Learning Options


Graduates satisfied with the quality of our programs

Dean, Community Studies and Regional Stewardship
Dean, Community Studies and Regional Stewardship

Leah Wack, BEd, MEd

Leah Wack is the Dean of Community Studies and Regional Stewardship.

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Dean, Community Studies and Regional Stewardship

Leah Wack, BEd, MEd

Leah Wack is the Dean of Community Studies and Regional Stewardship. She has over 25 years of experience within the post-secondary sector in various areas including: program administration and development, student services, community and stakeholder relations, and collaborative partnership development. She brings a broad range of programming, leadership, and regional stewardship experience from past positions with Lethbridge College, Selkirk College, the University of Alberta, and the University of Lethbridge.

Leah completed her undergraduate studies in secondary education, business and technology, from the University of Alberta, and continued there to achieve her graduate degree in educational leadership, with a focus on high school to post-secondary transitions. Throughout her career in higher education, she has been involved in the development and implementation of new institutional systems and organizational reviews.

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