U of T communications staff win 16 CASE awards

In recognition of the excellent work in telling the stories of students, faculty and staff, the University of Toronto has earned 16 awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in its 2020 District II Accolades competition.

U of T won the most awards of any institution in the group, which is the largest of CASE’s eight districts and includes schools like New York University and Johns Hopkins University.

It’s the second straight year that U of T has won 16 awards in the international competition.

“U of T’s communications staff have proven for the second year in a row that our creative and diverse storytelling is making an impact,” said David Estok, U of T’s vice-president of communications.

“From writing to photography and digital design, the talent at the university is exceptional.”

U of T’s 16 awards included four gold, four silver and four bronze medals, as well as four honourable mentions in platinum or “best in” categories.

U of T News won a gold medal for excellence in news writing for a series of stories that celebrated resilience. University of Toronto Magazine, meanwhile, won a gold medal for digital issues from Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019.

The CASE awards recognize outstanding work in news and feature writing, photography, best practices in diversity, media relations, strategic communications and brand marketing.

The following are the awards won by communications staff from across the university:

U of T Communications

Platinum category

Traditional categories

Other U of T awards

Platinum category

  • Best Practices in Communications and Marketing: Honorable Mention – Sidney Smith Commons, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science

Traditional categories