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Course teaches importance

of intercultural education

by Deanna Mitchener personally. One of the or Google alone, we
most important parts of need to learn from each
other," said Schmid.
the course is to find out
blind view Isolde Schmid and about our own identity, If you would like to
Diana Mora from
find out more on
biases, and all kinds of
Intercultural Education
Intercultural Education
window with Catholic Social assumptions we have you can contact Isolde
about people and their
Services in Edmonton
Schmid at 780-391-
behaviour. The more
were in Edson on April
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we understand and are
fashions Conservative 5 giving a day long willing to learn the less isolde.schmid@cssalbe Ed McKay with the International Union of Operating Engineers Coal Valley
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As team leader, Schmid
Guest Column by Clyde Corser
people to understand
has worked with the "This course can help
each other better, it can
January 4, January 25 department of Catholic e n c o u r a g e
Social Services for
communication, and
more than four years.
February 15 Diana Mora has just s t e e r s a t t e n t i o n s
sometimes in a more
started assisting Isolde
open and positive
this past week and looks
direction. It is a journey
March 7, 28 iews forward to her new t o b e c o m e
c a r e e r w i t h
interculturally aware
I n t e r c u l t u r a l
and it is not only
April 18 Guest Column by Clyde Corser Schmid grew up in a v a l u a b l e f o r t h e
workplace but for life.
small town in southern
N o w a d a y s w e
Germany, close to
May 9, 30 Stuttgart. She moved to encounter immigrants
everywhere," said
Turkey, then the US
before coming to
June 20 Canada. Schmid said, "The best part about DATE CHANGE-LOCATION CHANGEATE CHANGE-LOCATION CHANGE
my job is that I can learn
" M y e d u c a t i o n
a lot from every
b a c k g r o u n d i s a
Masters in Cultural workshop, but what I
Weekly Anchor
July 11 Anthropology from r e a l l y e n j o y i s Weekly Anchor
connecting with people,
Germany, which I
sharing experiences
topped up with a
Spring Scavenger Hunt
August 1, 22 certificate from UBC and facilitating other Spring Scavenger Hunt
people's learning," said
V a n c o u v e r i n
Intercultural Studies.
at at
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Kinsmen Park
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different countries and
October 3, 24 marrying a man from where we have the May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016
o p p o r t u n i t y t o
Turkey who grew up
e x p e r i e n c e f r e s h
with a different culture
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with the added children
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