The winners of The PIEoneer Awards 2019 take to the
stage at London’s Guildhall
Real life learning award
Winners: Academic Internship Council, USA
Durham College, Canada
Sponsor: International Students House
The PIEoneer’s second-ever set of joint winners, Academic
Internship Council and Durham College both highlight the
strength of real life learning programs from North America.
Based out of America, AIC’s program with Australia’s
University of Sydney and the USA’s University of California
Berkeley is ambitious in its scale and scope. Overcoming
barriers such as the northern and southern hemisphere
academic calendars and a lack of free time for students, the
program brought Sydney students to California for a three-week
field placement after a six-week online module.
Through continuous monitoring before, during and after
the program, and an emphasis on professional develop-ment,
the program makes sure students get the most out of
Canada’s Durham College, meanwhile, impressed our jud-ges
with its Kenya Education for Employment Program Docu-mentary
Film Project, which was built around the concept of
socially responsible journalism. Taking journalism students
abroad to document KEFEP, the program provides experien-tial
learning with an emphasis on cultural competence.
Recognising not all students will be able to go abroad, the
program also features a global classroom, and through its
overall success, Durham College plans to recreate the model
for other countries and projects.
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Progressive education delivery award
Winner: Macquarie University, Australia
Sponsor: Humber College
Developed in 2006, Macquarie University’s Global
Leadership Program instils the professional and personal
skills and experience needed to become global citizens in its
undergraduate, postgraduate and study abroad students.
Consisting of workshops and practical activities, the
voluntary program has a participation rate of around 12
per cent of the university’s student cohort. The growth
and scalability of GLP stood out for our judges, who say it
has had a “significant impact and has been the model for
several other universities”.
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