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18 June 2013,     TORONTO
PWAC names Peggy Berkowitz editor of the year
The Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) presented University Affairs' Peggy Berkowitz with an award for Editor of the Year at the PWAC Writing Awards ceremony last week at MagNet.

Berkowitz has been with University Affairs since 1994, when she joined as associate editor, and took on the role of editor in 2001. She edged out Editor of the Year honourable mention recipients Allison Finnamore of Farm Credit Canada and AgriSuccess and Heather White of Saltscapes.

PWAC awards also went out to writer Georgie Binks in the Features category for her Reader's Digest story "Tough Love", and Jackie Middleton in Short Articles for Best Health Magazine's "Unlock the Secrets of Your Family Tree".

Below is a full list of winners via the PWAC website.


Winner: Georgie Binks for "Tough Love" (Reader's Digest Canada)

Runner-Up: Beverly Akerman for "How to Become an e-book Sensation. Seriously" (The Globe and Mail)

Honourable Mentions: Mark Cardwell for "Privacy Law a Bomb Waiting to Go Off" (Canadian Lawyer Magazine); Jodi Di Menna for "Safety Haven" (Canadian Chemical News); Sandra Phinney for "The Dixon Road" (Saltscapes Magazine); Joe Wiebe for "The Craft of Brewing" (BC Business)

Short Articles

Winner: Jackie Middleton for "Unlock the Secrets of Your Family Tree" (Best Health Magazine)

Runner-Up: Katherine Low for "The Growing Problem" (Cottage Life)

Honourable Mentions: Ann Douglas for "Teen Brain Benefits Mindfulness Training" (The Toronto Star); Jackie Middleton for "Ten Secrets to a Hospital Stay" (Canadian Living); RoseAnna Schick for "How I Kissed Richard Branson" (Winnipeg Free Press); Melody Wren for "Everyday Eco Heroes" (CAA Magazine)

Editor of the Year

Winner: Peggy Berkowitz of University Affairs

Honourable Mentions: Allison Finnamore of Farm Credit Canada and AgriSuccess and Heather White of Saltscapes

PWAC Member Awards, 2013

I. Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

Ann Douglas

II. Lawrence Jackson Outstanding Achievement Award

Bruce Wilson

III. Barbara Novak Writing Award for Excellence in Humour/Personal Essay Writing

Kelly Thompson, for "We are a (Military) Family" in Embedded on the Home Front: Where Military and Civilian Lives Converge, edited by Joan Dixon and Barb Howard.

IV. Regional Volunteer Awards

Ross Mavis (Atlantic), Sarah Sookman (Quebec), Lorna Olson (Ontario), Andrea Tombrowski (Prairies and the North) and Peter Grant (British Columbia)

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