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Awards of Excellence

The Colleges and Institutes Canada Awards Program recognizes and promotes excellence within Canadian colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics.

The Awards showcase the extraordinary contribution of individuals to their college/institute communities and highlight the role of our institutions in social, cultural and economic development. There are three levels of recognition: Gold, Silver and Bronze.


Colleges and Institutes Canada congratulates
all recipients of the 2018 Awards of Excellence.

The Internationalization Excellence Award

Gold

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College is an internationally connected institution with students that come from 142 countries and speak 128 languages. Furthermore, Bow Valley’s staff and faculty collectively speak… Read more

The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award

Gold

Red River College

Red River College celebrated a marquee year of expansion in 2017 after having attracted over $200 million in infrastructure funding going toward 111,000-square feet in new facilities. This will help… Read more

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award

Gold

Camosun College

Camosun College has a long history of commitment to and engagement with Indigenous education. By investing in people, knowledge and resources, Camosun has developed into an Indigenized space where… Read more

The Program Excellence Award

Gold

School of Justice Studies Program, Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College’s School of Justice Studies has created a new, competency-based education model to provide training in both the hard and soft skills and knowledge that are essential to police… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff

Gold

Sarah Apedaile, NorQuest College

Sarah Apedaille has been working at NorQuest College since 2002, and quickly moved into intercultural communication project work, which eventually led to a role in the creation of the Centre for… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff

Gold

Josie Van Lent, Lakeland College

Increased enrolment, outstanding connections with industry, and expansion of the student-managed concept into more programs are a few of the many ways Josie Van Lent has contributed to the success of… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty

Gold

Holly Catalfamo, Niagara College

Specializing in Human Resources, Dr. Holly Catalfamo is a committed educator whose dedication to her craft and to the success of her students is both infectious and inspiring. She is a leader in… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students

Gold

Naqi Hyder, Durham College

Naqi Hyder is a second-year Paralegal student at Durham College and is the Officer and Transitional Manager with Durham College Students Inc. (DCSI). Since high school, he has been community focused,… Read more

2018 Silver Recipients

The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff
Shawn Chorney, Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff
Louise Francoeur, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty
Amit Maraj, Durham College

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students
Avery Konda, Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology

The Internationalization Excellence Award
Nova Scotia Community College

The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award
Niagara College

The Program Excellence Award
Bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies Program, Justice Institute of British Columbia

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award
Confederation College

2018 Bronze Recipients

The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff
Shelagh Rowles, Yukon College

The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff
Olaf, Tom Newton, Susan Wilson, and Larry Underwood, Camosun College

The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty
Duane Bender, Mohawk College

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students
Gagandeep Singh Sidhu, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

The Internationalization Excellence Award
Collège LaSalle

The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award
Lambton College

The Program Excellence Award
Meat Processing Program, Olds College

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award
Saskatchewan Polytechnic


CICan and TD Insurance

TD Insurance is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the CICan Awards of Excellence Program. TD Insurance will give an award of $1,000 to each Gold level Award of Excellence recipient.