Yesterday, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) announced the recipients of its 2018 Awards of Excellence during the association’s annual conference in Victoria, BC.
The CICan Awards of Excellence recognize best practices from institutions across the country, as well as individual leadership and achievements. The awards were distributed in partnership with TD Insurance, the exclusive sponsor of CICan’s Awards of Excellence.
Red River College is proud to receive Gold in the category of Applied Research and Innovation Excellence
Gold: Red River College
Red River College celebrated a marquee year of expansion in 2017 after having attracted over $200 million in infrastructure funding going toward 111,000-square feet in new facilities. This will help the college build on years of growth and success in applied research. Red River College has engaged in 543 applied partnerships with SMEs, large companies, and community organizations between 2012 and 2017, resulting in nearly 543 new or improved products, processes, services, and insights. These initiatives are coordinated through the College’s Research Partnership & Innovation (RPI) office, which generated more research revenue than any college in Western Canada in 2017.
Silver: Niagara College
Bronze: Lambton College
“It is because of dedicated people working hard every day, to improve educational programs and campus life, that colleges and institutes are able to offer such remarkable student-experiences and training opportunities”, says Denise Amyot, President and CEO of CICan. “We are thrilled to honour these leaders and innovators who make the entire system stronger, more inclusive, and more responsive to the needs of students as well as employers.”