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BCCIE awards top intled innovators and leaders

The British Columbia Council for International Education has handed out six awards to international education professionals and experts based in British Columbia at its summer conference held in Vancouver.

BC International Education Awards winners for 2018, from left to right: Brian Campbell, Jim Hamilton, Gardiner Wilson, Paul Zysman, Josie Jiang, Barbara Martinez de Badulescu, Dr. Doug Hamilton, Dawn Sutherland, Shawn Silverstone. Photo: BCCIE

The awards were given out at BCCIE's summer conference in Vancouver

The six awards recognised successful marketing campaigns, outstanding international education programs, up-and-coming talent and senior leaders who have effected change in the sector.

“It’s a testament to the quality of people working in the international education field in British Columbia”

Independent education management professional Gardiner Wilson and ILSC Education Group chairman Paul Zysman were each honoured with an International Education Lifetime Achievement Award.

BCCIE said the award was for long-term contributions and “the far-reaching impacts realised over a career of commitment to British Columbia’s international education sector”.

Sharon Curl, managing director of Oxford International North America/Eurocentres Canada & San Diego, was a member of the awards selection committee.

“The committee had the challenging task to choose from a slate of incredibly talented and exemplary applicants, which is a testament to the quality of people working in the international education field in British Columbia,” she said.

“It is truly fantastic that BCCIE has created these awards to honour individuals, institutions and programs for their work in our sector.”

The winners were announced at BCCIE’s summer conference in British Columbia’s most populous city, with over 500 educators, administrators and diplomatic figures in attendance.

The full list of winners is:

  • International Education Distinguished Leadership Award – Barbara Martinez de Badulescu of the Vancouver Film School
  • Excellence in International Education Marketing Award – Coquitlam School District and Peace River North School District
  • Rising Star in International Education Award – Josie Jiang of Northern Lights College
  • Outstanding Program in International Education Award – Royal Roads University and Maple Leaf Educational Systems
  • Sector Influencer in International Education Award – BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT)
  • International Education Lifetime Achievement Award – Gardiner Wilson and Paul Zysman

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