International Awards

2016 Global Overall Best Winner, awarded by International Education Business Partnership Network (IPN) in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada – September 16, 2016

13th International Education Business Partnership Conference – Oslo, Norway

The IPN Global Best Awards recognize the achievements of exceptional education, community, and business organizations partnerships. The NW-ACE program was selected by an international panel of judges as “Global Overall Best Winner” from an extremely competitive international pool made up of 84 finalists. Each finalist had previously received a gold or silver medal in competitions in one of six award categories in each of seven global regions.

 The theme of the 2016 conference was Youth Employability—Partnership Solutions, and NW-ACE was selected in recognition of the significant impact the program has in those areas in northwestern British Columbia. The collaboration between Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP), the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business, industry and government, and representatives from Aboriginal communities, has delivered a top-tier business school education to Indigenous communities in the region. It has provided participants with the skills, knowledge and mentorship to start their own businesses. The ACE program now serves nine First Nations and over 25 Aboriginal communities.“We’re proud of the NW-ACE program and the difference it is making in the lives of our people and in the economic self-reliance of our Aboriginal communities. This prestigious international honour validates the power in partnership where we work together and learn from each other,” says TRICORP CEO Frank Parnell.

“Collaborating with TRICORP and being invited into Aboriginal communities to deliver the NW-ACE program has been a true honour and we are thrilled that this unique entrepreneurship skills training model is receiving global recognition,” says Brent Mainprize, program director and teaching professor at the Gustavson School of Business. 

2016 Gold Medal for North America, in the category of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills for the North America region, awarded by International Education Business Partnership Network (IPN) in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada – September 16, 2016

13th International Education Business Partnership Conference – Oslo, Norway

The IPN Global Best Awards recognize the achievements of exceptional education, community, and business organizations partnerships. The NW-ACE program was awarded the Gold Medal in the category of Entrepreneurship and Entrerprise Skills for the North American region by an international panel of judges as  from an extremely competitive regional pool. The Gold Medal qualified the program for the Global Best Award, for which the NW-ACE program was also selected.

The NW-ACE program is a collaboration between Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP), the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business, industry and government, and representatives from Aboriginal communities.

2016 Global Stars Award, 2016 Reimagine Education STARS finalist, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Reimagine Education rewards innovative initiatives that produce enhancing student learning outcomes & employability. Each year a global conference recognizes those seeking to shape the future of education, by selecting from a poll of over 1000 educational innovators for the 16 award categories.

 

 

2016 International Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology, awarded by  the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning to Dr. Brent Mainprize, ACE Program Director

 

2016 Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology (runner up), awarded to Dr. Brent Mainprize, ACE Program Director

 
 

2014 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, awarded by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education to Dr. Brent Mainprize, ACE Program Director