BCCIE unveils international education awards

01 July, 2014

The British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) has announced the 2014 winners of the annual International Education Awards, recognising outstanding achievements among education practitioners in the province.

Photo:The BCCIE International Education Awards 2014 were presented at a glad dinner ceremony during the BCCIE Summer Seminar

In a ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, during BCCIE’s 2014 Summer Seminar event, the awards were distributed for performance in five categories.

Tracy Wang of British Columbia Institute of Technology was honoured with the International Education Marketing Award, celebrating success in BCs education export sector, while the Outstanding Program in International Education Award went to the Philosopher’s Teahouse at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Sharla Reid of Fraser International College (FIC), part of the Navitas Group, was presented with the Rising Star in International Education Award. “I’m especially proud to receive this honour because pathway programmes are growing rapidly and this award highlights the fact that FIC has been of foundational importance in setting the gold standard for international students as they transition into the Canadian education system,” said Reid.

The International Education Distinguished Leadership Award, which recognises a member whose determined leadership will have a lasting impact on the sector, was presented to Bev Hudson, Navitas Executive General Manager for University Programs in North America.

“This is a real honour and one that I take great pride in,” said Hudson. “International education is now a critical sector in Canada educating more than 265,000 students and employing more than 86,000 people, and pathway programmes, like Fraser International College in BC in partnership with Simon Fraser University, are now recognised leaders in setting students up for success in their university studies. I look forward to continuing to contribute towards the continued development and quality in the sector in BC.”

There was also an International Education Lifetime Achievement Award for Charles Mossop, recognising long-term contributions made and far-reaching impacts realised over a career of commitment to the international education sector.

The four-day BCCIE Summer Seminar 2014 had the theme of Challenging Perceptions, and gathered over 250 participants including senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government officials, NGOs and students for seminars, presentations and workshop sessions.

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