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Awards of Excellence

The Colleges and Institutes Canada Awards of Excellence recognize and promote 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.

Nomination for the Awards of Excellence program is now open.

Awards will be presented at the CICan 2020 Connection Conference, in Montreal, QC. Nominations must be submitted by midnight, Monday, November 18, 2019.

We need you: Awards of Excellence selection committee

We are seeking reviewers for eight independent selection committees responsible for assessing CICan’s Awards of Excellence nominations! Reviewers participate on a voluntary basis and represent CICan member institutions from across the country.

Colleges and Institutes Canada congratulates
all recipients of the 2019 Awards of Excellence.

The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award

Gold

Lambton College

Applied Research and Innovation at Lambton College continues to drive industrial innovation and entrepreneurship across the country. For the past 10 years, the Applied Research and Innovation… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff

Gold

Kelly O’Brien, Durham College

An outstanding and inspiring leader, Kelly O’Brien works every single day to seamlessly integrate the business operations of the Durham College W. Galen Weston Centre for Food with academic… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty

Gold

Suzanne Black, Cégep John Abbott College

Suzanne Black has served as both Chair and Co-chair of John Abbott College’s Chemistry department since 2005. Suzanne is recognized as one of the college’s most dedicated teachers. As the… Read more

The Program Excellence Award

Gold

Pathways to Shipbuilding for Indigenous Canadians, Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) partnered with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to offer education, apprenticeship and career opportunities in the shipbuilding industry to Indigenous Canadians, who are… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff

Gold

Marilyn Alexis, Okanagan College

Marilyn Alexis, a member of the Okanagan Indian Band, has been employed at Okanagan College since 1999 as an Aboriginal Transition Planner. During that time, she has worked diligently to build… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students

Gold

Robin Chiles, Red Deer College

Robin Chiles is a dedicated wife and mother of two, a community volunteer, a full-time nursing student, a recognized student leader at Red Deer College (RDC) and a leader in the community of Red… Read more

The Internationalization Excellence Award

Gold

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Since 1970, Cégep Marie-Victorin has shown a remarkable capacity for innovation with international and intercultural initiatives. It showed remarkable leadership by putting in place… Read more

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award

Gold

NorQuest College

In 2017, NorQuest College became Edmonton’s first signatory to the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Indigenous Education Protocol. This was the culmination of College-wide efforts to better… Read more

2019 Silver Recipients

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award
Parkland College

The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff
Barbara Foulds, Algonquin College

The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty
Rose Caruso, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

The Internationalization Excellence Award
Seneca College, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff
Mohawk Sustainability, Mohawk College

The Program Excellence Award
Interactive Media Cluster, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students
Cory Haslett, Sheridan College

The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award
Seneca College, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

2019 Bronze Recipients

The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award
British Columbia Institute of Technology

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award
Algonquin College

The Internationalization Excellence Award
Centennial College

The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty
Laurie Newsham, Olds College

The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff
Bill Humber, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

The Program Excellence Award
Bachelor of Social Science, Criminal Justice Program, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff
Maria Bracalenti, Mohawk College

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students
Phillip William Yap, Lakeland College

Past Recipients


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.

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