David Gillingham Award

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Named in recognition of the founding president of NIBS, the David Gillingham Award was introduced in 2013. Its aim is to honour outstanding, internationally-oriented business education projects, and to encourage NIBS member schools to share best practices with their peers.

The award consists of a certificate, and formal recognition at the NIBS Annual Conference.  An abstract of the winning project is also published on the NIBS website.

Selection criteria:

Projects will be judged on the extent to which they:

  • advance business education
  • meaningfully engage students and/or faculty members
  • have an international interest or horizon
  • are inspiring
  • have an impact on the host school or a network of schools
  • potentially benefit the wider community

Both ‘in progress’ and completed projects are eligible.

Application process:

The David Gillingham Award is open to all NIBS member institutions.  To be considered, schools should prepare a description of the initiative (no more than 500 words) along with two PowerPoint summary slides (for use at the NIBS Annual Conference) and submit them via email to Ian Charles on or before 20 April 2018.

Finalists will be asked to give a short presentation about their project at the NIBS Annual Conference, with the winner being selected via audience vote.  As a result, institutions wishing to be considered for this award are expected to send a representative to the conference.

Past Winners:

2017

Carleton University, Canada, for the ‘From Buckets to Rain Barrels‘ learning initiative in which business, engineering and industrial design students collaborate with NGOs and residents to develop water purification and storage solutions for a drought-impacted region of Tanzania.
>> Read the news article (Carleton University)

2016

Jackson State University, USA, for the ‘Passport to the World‘ initiative for students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

2015

FH Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria, for the Scaling Up from Local to Global collaborative entrepreneurship and learning program.
>> Read the news article (English translation in Wirtschafts Zeit)

2014

2013

Arkansas State University, USA, for their Ecuador Project in Salinas de Guaranda.
>> Read the news article (ASU News)

2019 NIBS Worldwide Case Competition – Charlottetown, Canada

Registration opens September 2018