Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – October 17, 2016: To mark its 50th anniversary, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) today recognized four Libyan students for their tremendous academic performance, and for giving back to their communities in Libya and North America:
- Anas Gremida, Residency Training in Gastroenterology, University of New Mexico
- Awatef Ben Ramadan, PhD in Health Informatics, University of Missouri – Columbia Campus
- Mohamed El Badawe, Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
- Mohamed Zidan, Bachelor’s in Communications Engineering, Carleton University
“We would like to congratulate all the winners on their well-deserved award,” said Dr. Basel Alashi, Vice-President, International Partnerships at CBIE, “as well as extend a special thanks to all institutions that supported us in making the 2016 CBIE Libyan Student Excellence Award a great success.”
CBIE extended this opportunity to students who are studying under the Libyan-North American Scholarship Program (LNASP), a joint collaboration between the Libyan Ministry of Education, CBIE, and Libyan students and host institutions throughout Canada and the United States. A total of one hundred students were nominated.
“We are committed to supporting Libyan students and their education and career development,” said Karen McBride, President and CEO of CBIE. “This award is one way to celebrate their successes and recognize their strong community spirit.”
Each winner will receive a monetary award, an award plaque and certificate, and a complementary registration to CBIE’s annual Conference which will be held in Ottawa, November 13-16, 2016 under the theme, “Internationalization for All”.
For more information contact:
Program (Communications) Manager, International Partnerships
AHammamieh@cbie.ca | 613-237-4820 ext. 226