The 12th annual BCCIE International Education Awards recognize the professionalism, dedication, and efforts of an exemplary group of experts and practitioners in the field of international education in British Columbia. Winners represent a broad range of leaders from all parts of the sector and who represent the best and brightest in our province.

The deadline to submit a nomination is April 23, 2021.

The BCCIE International Education Awards will be decided by a peer committee and awarded in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Program in International Education Award
    This is awarded to an institution, district, or program to recognize high quality and highly creative programming in international education.
  • Rising Star in International Education Award 
    This award recognizes tomorrow’s leaders, our up-and-coming talent, and the next generation of leaders and practitioners in the field of international education.
  • Excellence in International Education Marketing Award 
    This award recognizes excellence and success in support of the education export sector in British Columbia and the marketing of our world-class education system.
  • 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.
  • International Education Lifetime Achievement Award*
    This award recognizes the long-term contributions made and the far-reaching impacts realized over a career of commitment to British Columbia’s international education sector.

*Occasional BCCIE award category.

 Self-nominations and peer nominations are both welcome.

Eligibility Criteria and Application Process

BCCIE will accept nominations for its 2021 International Education Awards for colleagues working at or programs operated by BC public school districts, government-recognized independent schools within BC, EQA-designated public and private post-secondary institutions, EQA-designated language schools, and BC-based organizations in the field of international education. All nominees must have worked in BC for a minimum of six months prior to the nomination deadline of April 23, 2021.

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.

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