Discover over 500 hundred stories of collaboration and innovation for Canada’s 150th

Ottawa, July 24, 2017 – Halfway into 2017, celebrations are in full swing across the country to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is no exception, and has been working all year to gather an impressive number of success stories for its Canada 150 National Anthology.

So far, CICan has collected over 500 stories that highlight the contribution of colleges and institutes to Canada’s excellence in a variety of sectors. Launching a new category each month, the project has so far explored six diverse categories: Arts and Design Achievements, International Success Stories, Green Spaces, Innovations, Indigenous Inclusion, and Programs of Interest.

This anthology serves as a valuable repository of stories from across the country showcasing Canadian innovation and ingenuity in action. They include examples of groundbreaking applied research, unique programs, community engagement, partnerships with industry and international collaboration.

The National Anthology will continue to be updated every month until the end of the year, with the aim of offering 150 stories in each category. CICan’s 150 project also includes a timeline that tracks the founding of its member institutions as well as key moments in Canadian history. The anthology and timeline can be viewed at:

Story examples:
Mohawk uses 3-D Printing to bring campus to life for visually-impaired students
Olds College student uses beer production waste to feed livestock
BCIT asks, “How do you make hockey skates ‘smarter’?”
Kwantlen Polytechnic partners with Tsawwassen First Nation to gain perspectives on Indigenous food systems
Algonquin College and Cambrian College launch Indigenous student success program
Former BCIT student launches new augmented reality app to tell Indigenous stories
VIUniversity grad develops Cree-language app to help preserve Indigenous languages
Yukon College launches new Post-Degree Certificate in Climate Change Policy
Lambton College’s Sustainable Smart House

About Colleges and Institutes Canada:
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader on applied education and innovation with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members contribute to inclusive economic growth by working in close collaboration with industry and community partners. They offer more than 8000 programs at campuses serving urban, rural, remote, and northern communities in every province and territory.


For more information:
Julien Abord-Babin
Senior Strategic Communications Officer
Colleges and Institutes Canada
Tel. : 613-746-2222 ext. 3131
Twitter : @CollegeCan