Bow Valley School President and CEO receives Alberta Newcomer Popularity Award

Dr. Misheck Mwaba known in Occupation and Teachers class

Dr. Misheck Mwaba, President & CEO, Bow Valley School

Alberta Newcomer Popularity Awards recipient

Calgary, Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The exceptional achievements and contributions of Bow Valley School President and CEO, Dr. Misheck Mwaba, were known by way of the Alberta Newcomer Popularity Awards.

Dr. Mwaba won his award within the Occupation and Teachers class at a different rite in downtown Calgary. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Affiliate Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism, Muhammad Yaseen, had been readily available to honour Dr. Mwaba and different completed award recipients.

“I’m humbled to were nominated for this prestigious award and am honoured to have gained it,” says Dr. Mwaba. “Upper schooling introduced me to Canada, first as a postdoctoral pupil. My occupation in post-secondary schooling has been rewarding past measure. I imagine that get right of entry to to high quality, cutting edge, and versatile studying is significant to the financial system and our group.”

Dr. Mwaba’s educational adventure began as a mechanical engineering pupil on the College of Zambia, the place he later served as an assistant professor. After reaching a Grasp’s and PhD, he arrived in Canada in 2003 for a postdoctoral fellowship at Carleton College. He determined to make Canada his house, beginning with a stint at Atomic Power of Canada as a mechanical R&D engineer. He then launched into development a occupation in post-secondary schooling, first as a chair of Mechanical & Transportation Era at Algonquin School, and dean of Media, Trades and Era at Niagara School. In 2017, he moved west to Alberta, first as Vice President of Instructional at Bow Valley School earlier than being appointed President and CEO.

Dr. Mwaba’s contributions to academia in Alberta come with discovering cutting edge techniques to satisfy evolving labour marketplace wishes via work-integrated studying (WIL), competency-based schooling, and reskilling and upskilling. A champion of Alberta faculties on the nationwide stage, Dr. Mwaba is operating along with his opposite numbers to create a framework for micro-credentials.

Underneath his management and path, Bow Valley School followed MS Groups to show scholars in China lengthy earlier than the pandemic. His steering ended in the introduction of digital fact simulations and a VR lab for college kids, the doubling of systems presented during the College of Era, and the brand new Bow Valley School Centre for Leisure Arts. He leads his group in creating and nurturing systems that get ready graduates for in-demand jobs in Alberta, filling skill gaps.

“Dr. Misheck Mwaba is a visionary philosopher whose advocacy and data are very popular within the Canadian post-secondary group,” says Shannon Bowen-Smed, Chair, Bow Valley School Board of Governors. “His determination to raised schooling, educational excellence in educating and studying, and analysis and innovation is exceptional.”

He’s the primary Black faculty president in Alberta and is an inspiration to global scholars and all inexperienced persons. His accomplishments have won reward from the Top Fee of the Republic of Zambia in Canada. Dr. Mwaba has served as a volunteer on a lot of forums and committees. Previous this month, he used to be awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal.

 

About Bow Valley School

Calgary and area’s most effective Complete Group School — with 14,000 full- and part-time scholars, Bow Valley School is helping Open Doorways – Open Minds to in-demand jobs in Calgary, Alberta, and Canada. Our graduates give a contribution to the virtual financial system, TV & movie manufacturing, and serve at the frontlines of healthcare and social services and products. One in all Canada’s most sensible 50 analysis faculties, Bow Valley School invests in digital fact (VR), Paintings Built-in Studying (WIL), micro-credentials, and foundational alternatives.

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