The CICan Awards of Excellence recognize and promote excellence within Canadian colleges and institutes.

The Awards showcase the extraordinary contribution of individuals to their college/institute communities and highlight the role of our institutions in social, cultural and economic development. There are three levels of recognition: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Submit a nomination

2021 nominations are now open and must be submitted by 23:59 EST Sunday, December 6, 2020.

CICan congratulates all recipients of the 2020 Awards of Excellence

As Canadians are mobilizing to face a crisis unlike anything we’ve seen in generations, it is perhaps more important than ever to celebrate excellence in leadership, innovation and education. Even though we can’t celebrate together this year, I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all recipients. All of them show us, in their way, the talent and resourcefulness available at Canadian colleges and institutes. Their achievements are a source of inspiration for us all.

Denise Amyot CICan President and CEO

2020
The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award

Silver

Lambton College

Bronze

Durham College

2020
The Indigenous Education Excellence Award

Silver

Indigenous Initiatives & Partnerships, BCIT

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Bronze

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Langara College

2020
The Internationalization Excellence Award

Silver

Algonquin College

Bronze

Seneca College

2020
The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff

Gold

Romana Pasca

College of New Caledonia
Silver

Don Forster

Seneca College
Bronze

Hyeyoung Kang

Coast Mountain College

2020
The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty

Gold

Viola Manokore

NorQuest College
Silver

Mohamed Benhaddadi

Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Bronze

Cynthia O’Donnell

Keyano College

2020
The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff

Gold

Peggy Pitawanakwat

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Silver

Juan Manuel Toro Lara

Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick
Bronze

Carole Bourget

Cégep de Matane

2020
The Leadership Excellence Award for Students

Gold

Matheus Andrade

Centennial College
Silver

Brendan Woo

Humber College
Bronze

LEO Club Executive Team

Lethbridge College

2020
The Program Excellence Award

Silver

Shopify Program

St. Lawerence College
Bronze

Honours Bachelor of Game Design

Sheridan College

A message from TD Insurance to our 2020 Awards of Excellence recipients

Lethbridge College’s Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a catalyst for economic growth, sustainability and social development. It brings together community organizations, researchers and students to collaborate to solve real-world challenges with immediate practical applications. Project outcomes often lead to innovative products and services that benefit our economy and society. The college’s commitment […] Learn more