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Centennial collects three CICan Awards of Excellence

Picture of CICan President Denise Amyot, award winner Lyle Williams and Liane Roy, Chair of the Board of Directors, CICAN

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has announced the recipients of its 2017 Awards of Excellence as part of the association's annual conference in Ottawa, and Centennial College is once again a multiple winner having collected three awards on May 1.

Lyle Williams, Adaptive Technology Specialist in the Centre for Students with Disabilities at Progress Campus, earned the silver award for Leadership Excellence by Non-Managerial Staff. Through numerous innovative adaptive technology projects, Lyle has helped students with disabilities eliminate barriers they may have encountered in the curriculum across all four campuses of the college.

Student Ismail Nabih also collected a silver award in the category of Student Excellence. As a student governor, student ambassador and member of several committees and clubs on campus, Ismail has made a powerful impact on students overall and Centennial's reputation in the broader community.

Once again, CICan recognized Centennial College for its outstanding work in the field of internationalization by winning bronze this year. The college's internationalization of programs and curriculum, the involvement of students and faculty in cross-cultural projects and activities, the establishment of Suzhou Centennial College in China and growing international student enrolments from 132 countries prompted CICan to call Centennial College a truly international institution.

"The recipients of our awards of excellence embody the best that colleges and institutes have to offer in a variety of sectors and disciplines," said Denise Amyot, CICan President and CEO. "They are examples of innovation and dedication that make our institutions proud and contribute to the vibrant and welcoming culture found on campuses across Canada."

Colleges and Institutes Canada is the national and international voice of Canada's publicly supported colleges, institutes, CEGEPs and polytechnics. Its members offer more than 8,000 programs, working with industry and organizations to train 1.5 million learners of all ages at campuses serving more than 3,000 urban, rural and remote communities in Canada. CICan and its members are committed to driving Canadian prosperity by being global leaders in applied education and partnered innovation.