Camosun College wins silver in national awards of excellence

Camosun College is proud to announce that it has been selected as the silver recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Global Engagement award by Colleges and Institutions Canada.


Nine young African refugees completed two months of hospitality industry training at Camosun College and were guaranteed job placements in Tofino, as part of the new HIRES program.

This award recognizes Camosun's commitment to fostering global awareness, cultural exchange, and student success through its innovative and impactful international programs and initiatives. 

"The Excellence in Global Engagement Awards are an important part of our mission at CiCan to celebrate and encourage internationalization in colleges and institutes across Canada, and we are proud to honor Camosun College for their exceptional work in this area,” says Denise Amyot, President and CEO of Colleges Institutes Canada. "Their commitment to providing students with opportunities to learn and grow through international experiences is truly inspiring."

Camosun has a long-standing tradition of global engagement, offering students the opportunity to study abroad and engage in cross-cultural experiences. This award further confirms Camosun's commitment to providing its students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing and interconnected world. 

“We are thrilled to receive this award and be recognized for our commitment to global engagement," says Dr. Lane Trotter, Camosun president. "At Camosun, we believe that international education is a critical component of a well-rounded education, and we are dedicated to providing students with opportunities to learn, grow, and engage with people from all over the world."

The Excellence in Global Engagement award will be presented at this year’s World Congress, held in Montreal today, April 24, 2023. Camosun looks forward to continuing to make a positive impact in the lives of students and communities around the world through its commitment to international education and cultural exchange. 

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Alisha Dsouza

Marketing and Communications Strategist

Camosun College