Call for Nominations Now Closed

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to call for nominations for CBIE’s 2018 Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding contributions from our peers in international education.

Designed to honour excellence in our field across levels and specialties the award categories refer to CBIE’s four pillars: EXPERTISE. KNOWLEDGE. OPPORTUNITY. LEADERSHIP.

We hope that you and your institution will take this opportunity to recognize individuals and institutions for their many contributions to CBIE and to Canada’s success in international education.

Read about our 2017 Excellence Award recipients.

Nominations may be submitted by the following:
  • Individual members of a CBIE member institution or a group of member institutions
  • CBIE associate or institutional members
Award CriteriaNomination Questions

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

Nomination deadline: June 29 at 23h59 Eastern Time
  • Detailed criteria for each award can be found below
  • Nominations are not accepted for current members of the Board of Directors
  • Former Board members may be nominated
  • Only online nominations will be accepted
  • Nominators must start and complete the nomination in one session. The nomination browser page will time out after three hours. Please read the following information to prepare in advance.
  • CBIE reserves the right to refrain from giving an award in any of the categories if a sufficient number of nominees are not received and to change the category of a nomination, as it deems appropriate.
  • Award winners will be honoured at CBIE’s annual conference in Ottawa, on November 20.

Award Criteria

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).
Panorama Award

Awarded to a team or individual to recognize innovation and excellence in design, planning, implementation and management of high quality endeavors in international education, with programming that focuses on academic, extracurricular, capacity-Building and/or learning abroad.

Number offered: 1
Frequency: Annual

  • An endeavor or program in international education developed to meet a specific long-term internationalization goal/need;
  • 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 in the area of focus
  • 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.