Photo of a group of women accepting an award.

Pictured left to right: Rena Fowler, Kyla Jardin, Dr. Seppy Masoodi, Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke

The English Language Centre (ELC) is proud to receive the 2023 award for Outstanding Program in International Education.

The ELC is one of four recipients at the 14th annual BCCIE International Education Awards and was recognized for its excellence in delivering high quality and innovative programming.

The awards were hosted by the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) and honoured the outstanding achievement in the field of international education in British Columbia.

The ELC was established in 1970 and supports the University of Victoria’s international recruitment as one of the largest on-campus English language programs in Canada. Seppy Masoodi, director of the ELC, accepted the award on behalf of the school.

"The BCCIE International Education Awards, now in their 14th year, celebrate the tremendous achievement of our colleagues in the international education sector in BC," says Randall Martin, executive director of the BC Council for International Education. "We are thrilled to recognize the outstanding work of this year’s winners who continually go above and beyond in furthering international education initiatives in BC, Canada and across the world."

Winners represented a diverse community of professionals whose work has positioned BC as a leader in attracting and supporting international students and in delivering innovative global partnerships.

The complete list of 2023 BCCIE International Education Awards winners:

  • The English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria (UVic) – Outstanding Program in International Education Award
  • Sora Chang, International Student Liaison at Okanagan College – Rising Star in International Education Award
  • Patrick Dang, CEO and President of SELC College – Excellence in International Education Marketing Award
  • Jennifer Gossen, Director of International Education at Vancouver Community College (VCC) - International Education Distinguished Leadership Award

The awards coincided with BCCIE’s BC International Education Week from June 25 to 28, 2023 in Victoria. Over 400 educators, administrators and diplomatic figures attended the event from across BC, Canada and internationally.

Photo of a woman holding an award.
Dr. Seppy Masoodi, ELC Director
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Dr. Seppy Masoodi (pictured right), and the other recipients of the 2023 BCCIE International Education Awards. 

Photo credits: BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) 

  • Posted July 12, 2023