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Nominations for the 2018 Excellence Awards will open April 30.

Designed to honour excellence in the field of international education at different levels and in a range of specialties, the award categories refer to CBIE’s four pillars:

  • EXPERTISE
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • OPPORTUNITY
  • LEADERSHIP

All recipients must be presently or formerly employed at a CBIE member institution unless otherwise stated.

 Please review the award criteria listed below.

For further information on the CBIE Excellence Awards, please email AHajjar@cbie.ca.

CBIE Founders Award

Awarded to an individual whose contributions to and support for international education is recognized and highly valued. This outstanding individual personifies CBIE’s central value proposition: “Expertise. Knowledge. Opportunity. Leadership”.

Number offered: 1
Frequency: Occasional

  • NOTE: This Award is typically made by the Board of Directors. Nominations are not accepted for this Award. However the Board is interested in hearing from members who wish to suggest a possible recipient.
CBIE Member Emeritus

Designation of an individual to recognize long-term service and support for CBIE as they retire from the field.

Number offered: up to 1
Frequency: occasional

  • Provided longstanding and unstinting voluntary service to CBIE through Board membership, task force contributions, Professional Learning Community leadership, professional development activities, or project implementation
  • Or provided similar service in international education at the national level in some other capacity
  • An enthusiastic supporter and advocate of CBIE’s mission, mandate, and activities
  • Service has occurred over a minimum of 10 years;
  • Designation upon retirement from the field (or within 12 months of retirement).
CBIE President’s Award

Awarded to a team or individual who has demonstrated innovation and excellence in design, planning, implementation and management of high quality endeavours in support of learning abroad and outbound mobility.

Number offered: 1
Frequency: Annual

  • Institution-wide (or school district wide) commitment to outbound mobility and learning abroad in academic, experiential, service and community engagement endeavours of the institution
  • Evidence of planning and ongoing assessment of impact of activities and initiatives
  • Evidence of positive change in students, staff, administration, faculty
  • Illustrates a forward-thinking and innovative vision of the potential of outbound mobility and learning abroad
  • Demonstrates creativity with available resources that has been /can be translated into a sustainable opportunity.
CBIE Board of Directors Leadership Award

Awarded to and individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of international education.

Number offered: 1
Frequency: Annual

  • An individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in internationalizing Canadian education and/or advancing the international education profession at the national or international level;
  • Impact on internationalization goes beyond the home institution/school, involves and motivates other individuals and institutions;
  • Demonstrates creativity with available resources or in finding new resources;
  • Occupies a leadership role such as department or faculty head, program or student services director; and
  • Evidence of sustained leadership with a minimum of 10 years in the field, at mid-career or later.
CBIE Catalyst Award

Awarded to an individual or group for bringing cutting-edge knowledge to the field of international education.

Number offered: 1
Frequency: Occasional

  • An individual or group who have produced leading-edge research on a topical issue in international education that informs practice
  • Research must be of outstanding quality.
  • Note: At the discretion of the Board of Directors, this award may be offered without a formal nomination and/or to someone outside of a member institution.
CBIE North Star Award

Awarded to a new professional who has shown extraordinary promise in the field of international education.

Number offered: 1
Frequency: Annual

  • Although relatively new to the field the individual has shown leadership, commitment and high ethical standards in their role in international education
  • Led or facilitated new and innovative initiatives in international education at his/her institution or in professional organizations
  • Generally given to someone with seven (7) years of experience or less.
CBIE New World Award

Awarded to a Canadian student or group of students in order to recognize those who contribute in a positive way to internationalization of their campus community.

Number offered: 1
Frequency: Annual

  • Has/Have made a noteworthy contribution to the internationalization of campus life, or has spearheaded a new initiative or demonstrated exceptional leadership of ongoing international initiatives
  • Demonstrates behaviour/attitude that resonates with good global citizenship and building a better world
  • Combines leadership skills with strong academic performance
  • Taking a full-time course of study in Canada in a program of at least one academic year in length
CBIE Elizabeth Paterson Award

Awarded to an international student or group of students in order to recognize those who contribute in a positive way to the internationalization.

Number offered: 1
Frequency: Annual

  • Has/Have made a noteworthy contribution to the internationalization of campus life; OR has spearheaded a new initiative or demonstrated exceptional leadership of ongoing international initiatives;
  • Demonstrates behaviour/attitude that resonates with good global citizenship and building a better world;
  • Combines leadership skills with strong academic performance; and
  • Taking a full-time course of study in Canada.