Nov. 19, 2020

Janaka Ruwanpura receives international leadership award

Latest accolade recognizes strength of UCalgary's internationalization program

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Excellence Awards were held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, vice-provost and associate vice-president research (International) was awarded the CBIE Board of Directors Leadership Award.

With overall responsibility for supporting and ensuring implementation of the International Strategy and new Global Engagement Plan, Ruwanpura aims to increase the diversity of the campus community, improve global and intercultural capacity within campus communities and enhance opportunities for global partnerships. Under Ruwanpura’s leadership, the University of Calgary has received six excellence and innovation awards for internationalization. This is the second leadership award recognizing internationalization for Ruwanpura in 2020; he also received the City of Calgary’s International Achievement Award in June 2020.