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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 2017 Awards of Excellence.

The Internationalization Excellence Award


George Brown College (GBC)

A commitment to internationalization is cross-cutting at George Brown College (GBC), extending beyond its support and integration of its 4,200 international students. The 2010 extension of GBC’s… Read more

The Program Excellence Award


English as a Second Language Pathways Vancouver Community College (VCC)

Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) English as a Second Language (ESL) Pathways Program is an innovative pathway to post-secondary institutions or the workforce for immigrants or prospective… Read more

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award


Sault College

For over 30 years, Sault College has been committed to advancing Indigenous education in Ontario as part of the institution’s vision to make society better by providing a transformative life… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students


William Sandy, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT)

William Sandy is profoundly dedicated to community and social development. This commitment is evident in his studies and his personal life as the fourth-year Bachelor of Social Work student at Nicola… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff


Andrea Reid, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

Andrea Reid consistently goes above and beyond the duties required in her role as Counsellor at New Brunswick Community College’s (NBCC) Woodstock Campus. Ms. Reid is known on campus as the point… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff


Michael Rubinoff, Sheridan College

Michael Rubinoff’s peers use words such as “exceptional”, “genius”, and “legend” to describe him, his time at Sheridan College, and his innovative and pioneering talent. As Associate… Read more

The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty


Nancy Nelson, Conestoga College

Nancy Nelson’s commitment to excellence in teaching has been demonstrated time and again in her over 30-year career at Conestoga College. Her commitment is evident in her innovative and successful… Read more

The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award


Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

The heart of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (SAIT) applied research and innovation infrastructure is without a doubt its Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) department… Read more

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.