Academic Culture

There are certain features of the Canadian academic environment that may differ from those of other countries; here are some of those attributes:

  • A mix of gender in work groups is expected
  • Independent thinking and equal individual contributions to group assignments are respected
  • Class attendance is often essential for successful completion of a course
  • In oral or written work, the standard writing and presentation style is to have a clear opinion of the topic
  • No embarrassment-when you don’t know the answer to something
  • Responsibility to ask for help
  • Expectations to manage time and be responsible for own learning


Although education and careers are important, we at ABM College believe that there should be an equal balance of work and play. From time to time, we will encourage students to join us in walking city tours, barbecues, parties, small gatherings, and other extra-curricular activities.

Calgary is home to a multitude of religions and faiths. At ABM College, we embrace all cultures and backgrounds and encourage our students to continue to practice their faiths, even thousands of miles away from home. 

Here are just a couple of places of worship in Calgary: 

Mosques Akram Jomaa Masjid Baitun Nur Mosque SW Masjid/Mosque
Sikh Temples Gurdwara Darbar Sri Guru Granth Sahib JI  Dashmesh Culture Centre Guru Ram Das Darbar
Catholic Churches St. Thomas More Catholic Church Mary, Mother of the Redeemer St. Mark Catholic Church
Buddhist Temples Jam Tse Cho Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple Calgary Buddhist Temple Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Synagogues Beth Tzedec Conservative Congregation Chabad Lubavitch Alberta Chabad Lubavitch Alberta
Christian Orthodox Church St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Orthodox Church St Mary Romanian Orthodox Church
Protestant Churches International Pentecostal Church St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Wels-Canada St. Matthew Lutheran Church