It gives us great pleasure to announce the 8th annual BCCIE International Education Awards, recognizing the professionalism, dedication, innovation and efforts of an exemplary group of experts and practitioners in the ­field of International Education in British Columbia. The BCCIE International Education Awards support the sector’s growth and development, and recognize outstanding achievement. BCCIE International Education Awards will be decided by a peer committee and awarded in the following categories:
  1. International Education Distinguished Leadership Award -This award recognizes the unique and important accomplishments and contributions of an international educator or member of the community who has effected change and leadership in the fi­eld of International Education in a senior leadership position or in service, who has ‘led from behind’ and whose work will have a lasting impact.
  2. Excellence in International Education Marketing Award - This award recognizes excellence and success in support of the education export sector in British Columbia and in the marketing of our world-class education system.
  3. Rising Star in International Education Award - This award recognizes tomorrow’s leaders, our up-and-coming talent and the next generation of emerging leaders and practitioners in the ­field of International Education.
  4. Outstanding Program in International Education Award - This is awarded to an institution, district or program to recognize high quality and creative programming in International Education.
  5. International Education Lifetime Achievement Award (Occasional)* - This award recognizes the long-term contributions made and the far-reaching impacts realized over a career of commitment to BC’s International Education sector.
*Only awarded if exemplary nominations are received.

Complete the following nomination form for individuals or a program by April 22, 2018. Self-nominations and peer nominations are both welcome.

Note: Please fill out separate nomination forms if you plan to submit more than one application. For Awards 1, 3 and 5, we ask that you nominate only one person.

Eligibility Criteria and Application Process

BCCIE will accept nominations for its 2018 International Education Awards from colleagues working at BC public school districts, government-recognized independent schools within BC, EQA-designated public and private post-secondary institutions and EQA-designated language schools. All nominees must have worked in BC for a minimum of six months prior to the nomination deadline of April 22, 2018.

As the nominator, you are responsible for submitting a complete nomination form and providing reference contact information from at least one additional colleague. Although completed reference letters will not be required in the nomination application, reference(s) are encouraged to provide input when completing the nomination form.

The awards selection committee will consist of fellow BC peers and International Education representatives across all sectors.

The award winners will be recognized at the International Education Awards Banquet on June 19, 2018, as part of BCCIE Summer Conference.

For more information about this year’s BCCIE International Education Awards, please contact