NC receives a silver Excellence in Global Engagement award from CICAN

This article was published on: April 26th, 2022

Niagara College’s global engagement is not going unnoticed.

The College was recognized on a national stage by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) with a 2022 Award of Excellence. The awards, which acknowledge institutions from across Canada for their best practices and achievements, were presented at CICan’s annual conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 26. NC received a silver award in the category of Global Engagement Excellence.

“This is a testament to the commitment Niagara College staff and faculty have to enriching lives and fulling dreams around the world,” said Sean Coote, Vice President International, who accepted the award on behalf of Niagara College. “I am very proud of Niagara College’s accomplishments in global engagement in Canada and around the world, as the College seeks to provide global education and experiences for our students and staff. To be recognized on a national stage for our global reach further distinguishes Niagara College as Canada’s leading global college. This is made possible through NC’s dedication to student success and to providing culturally diverse and inclusive learning environments and experiences, infusing global competency development into its work, and fostering collaborative partnerships in Canada and around the world.”

The Excellence in Global Engagement Award recognizes Canadian colleges whose initiatives exhibit innovation, creativity, and leadership in the internationalization of their institution. The award has three levels of accomplishment: gold, silver and bronze.

This accomplishment recognizes many years of global work and demonstrates the innovation, creativity and leadership NC staff and faculty have shown in bringing the world to NC, taking NC to the world, and preparing world-ready graduates and staff.

“We are very proud of the passion and dedication of our entire team, the collaboration across the college as well as our exceptional partners across the globe, who we are very honoured to work with, and learn from on a daily basis,” said Director of Global Engagement, Holly Catalfamo, PhD.

The following criteria was evaluated for this award:

  • Inbound and outbound student mobility for diversification on campus;
  • International cooperation;
  • Joint international research and teaching;
  • Innovation in global engagement; and
  • Meeting targets outlined in institutional Internationalization Strategy.