Internationalization Achievement Awards

Showcasing outstanding contributions that have moved UCalgary forward in its institutional commitment to excellence and leadership in internationalization

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Internationalization Achievement Awards

Do you know a champion in internationalization?

University of Calgary International aims to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of students, faculty, staff and community members in progressing our institutional commitment to excellence and leadership in internationalization.

Award categories

Award categories recognize the impact made by these individuals toward reaching the goals of our Global Engagement Plan.

  • student
  • academic staff
  • staff
  • international program
  • community member
  • career achievement


Nominees and programs are evaluated based on their impact made towards:

  1. An outstanding achievement in the sustainable internationalization of a department, faculty, or the University of Calgary as a whole, as a student, faculty, staff, community member, or for an academic program.
  2. Furthering of the university’s internationalization goals and enriching of the international education experience for students, faculty and community.
  3. Demonstrating collaboration, innovation, leadership and impact.

Selection committee

The selection committee chaired by the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International), Janaka Ruwanpura will include two senior leadership team members, two associate deans/directors, International Council members, one UCalgary International staff member, one student representative from the Student Union and one student representative from the Graduate Student Association.

The awards will be presented at the Internationalization Achievement Awards  celebration event in April 2023.

The deadline to submit your nomination is September 30, 2022. 

2022 award celebration

On June 29, individuals from across campus and the Calgary community came together to celebrate the winners of the 2022 University of Calgary Internationalization Achievement Awards. The event featured cultural performances, and recognized and celebrated the outstanding contributions of students, faculty, staff and community members. Watch a recording from the event below.