Canadian Magazine Industry News
8 July 2014,     CANADA
Canadian post-secondary institutions receive CASE awards
 
Alberta’s Lethbridge College is one of nine Canadian educational institutions that received recognition from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards.

The Circle of Excellence awards showcases exceptional work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing and is open to those working at member colleges, universities, independent schools and nonprofits around the world.

Lethbridge’s Wider Horizons publication received a gold award in the Community College Magazine category.

“We are thrilled with the recognition from CASE – and grateful to the leadership of the college for seeing the value of publishing a compelling, well-crafted alumni and community magazine,” managing editor Lisa Kozleski said.

There were over 3,000 submissions to the CASE awards from 630 institutions around the world. CASE recognized Wider Horizons spring and fall 2013 issue, which focused on topics of inspiration and discovery.

“An aspect that sets Wider Horizons apart from others is that we think of it as more than an alumni magazine,” Kozleski said. “The magazine goes out to about 18,000 alumni each issue, and to about 18,000 readers of Lethbridge Living, Lethbridge’s city magazine. The magazine is also delivered to about 1,800 local business and distributed on campus. So while alumni are essential to what we do—and we are always on the lookout to share the most captivating photos and stories of our alumni from around the world—we also make sure that each story is of interest to our community as well."

Wider Horizons is published each January, April and September.  A digital copy is available online

Canadian institutions winners list:
  • McMaster University won gold in the Media Relations Programs & Projects category for: Finding Treasure in the McMaster Library Archive.


  • Memorial University of Newfoundland won silver in the Individual Sub-Websites category for: Research Report 2013: Into the Deep.


  • Simon Fraser University won gold in the Single-Page Publications category for: Are You SFU?


  • The University of British Columbia
 won gold in the Advertising Campaigns category for: University of British Columbia start an evolution ads.


  • University of Toronto won bronze in the Advertising Campaigns category for: University of Toronto Gatefold Advertising Campaign.


  • University of Waterloo won bronze in the Collaborative Programs: Single Institution category for: Who will you become? Pathways to health professions marketing campaign.


  • York University won bronze in the Best Uses of Social Media category for: Fall Campus Day Insta-Print Photo Booth.


  • St. George's School won a silver award in the Institutional Relations Publications (Print) category for: Our Report Card.

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