Recognizing excellence

We are proud to have the opportunity to work with creative minds and passionate educators, and while we can’t recognize everyone for their brilliance, here are a few examples of stars shining brightly in the educational communities of British Columbia.

BCcampus ‘Hey, You’re Pretty Fantastic’ Award

This award is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the folks we work with for their outstanding commitment to our vision and values.

Nearly every month, a candidate is nominated, then everyone chimes in with what they appreciate about that individual.

  • February 2023 – Moira Hall
  • January 2023 – Paula Gaube and Kelsey Kilbey
  • December 2022 – All BCcampus
  • October/November 2022 – Kemal Tunador
  • August/September 2022 – Harper Friedman
  • July 2022 – Mary Burgess
  • June 2022 – Selina McGinnis
  • May 2022 – Jaime Caldwell
  • April 2022 – Kaitlyn Zheng
  • March 2022 – Katheryna Khong
  • February 2022 – Amanda Coolidge
  • October 2021 – Mirjam van Hasselt
  • September 2021 – Jonathan Orr
  • July/August 2021 – George Meyer
  • June 2021 – Leva Lee
  • May 2021 – Arianna Cheveldave
  • April 2021 – Kelsey Kilbey
  • March 2021 – Helena Prins
  • February 2021 – Josie Gray
  • January 2021 – Alex Paredes
  • December 2020 – All BCcampus
  • November 2020 – Christy Foote
  • October 2020 – Declan Robinson Spence
  • September 2020 – Erin Beattie
  • June 2020 – Paula Gaube
  • May 2020 – Corinne Litchfield
  • April 2020 – Krista Lambert
  • March 2020 – Rebecca Shortt
  • February 2020 – Corey Ranger

Award for Excellence in Open Education

Whether it was for their demonstrated leadership skills, development of quality OER, ongoing advocacy, or scholarly research, the following individuals were nominated and selected for their contribution to open education:







We select one winner every other month, so please nominate someone you know for the work they’re doing in open education.

Accepted with gratitude

We don’t do what we do for the recognition and awards – but we’re immensely grateful for the following honours:


Open Education Global’s Open Education Awards for Excellence: Open Pedagogy Award. Awarded for our Open Education Challenge Series, this award is presented to an innovative open teaching practice that incorporates openness in several levels of the learning processes. Engaging not only in the production, use and reuse of content but also promoting effective open teaching practices.


SPARC Innovator Award – We were recognized for our dedication to the open agenda by this global coalition committed to making open the default for research and education.


Open Education Excellence Award – The Open Education Consortium recognized BCcampus for Creative Innovation for the B.C. Open Textbook Accessibility Kit, an essential resource developed through a collaboration between BCcampus, CAPER-BC, and Sue Doner at Camosun College.


Open Education Award for Excellence – Creative Innovation – “This award reinforces our philosophy and confirms we’re moving in the right direction to provide Open Educational Resources to learners in B.C. and around the world.” – Mary Burgess, BCcampus Executive Director.


Premier’s Award for Public Service Excellence – The BC Open Textbook Project was a regional finalist in the Organizational Excellence category for promoting innovation and excellence for the communities of B.C.

CIHR Partnership Award – A partnership between BCcampus and the WITS anti-bullying program resulted in recognition for collaboration among teachers, students, parents, law enforcement, and other strategic partners.