U of T communications staff win 16 CASE awards
U of T communications staff win 16 CASE awards
This composite image of University College in 2018 and 1918 was one of the photos that earned an honorable mention for Excellence in Photography (composite by Nick Iwanyshyn, including a U of T Archives photograph)
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
- Best Article of the Year: Honorable Mention – University of Toronto Magazine, “Doing the Devil’s Work” by Stacey Gibson
- Best Practices in Diversity Programming: Honorable Mention – The Bulletin Brief, Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019
- Excellence in Photography: Honorable Mention – When students were soldiers: Remembering U of T’s war effort by Nick Iwanyshyn
- Excellence in News Writing (General): Gold – Celebrating resilience at the University of Toronto
- 'Too stubborn to stop': U of T's Elspeth Arbow graduates after overcoming second double-lung transplant
- U of T grad Emily Wright draws on experiences – and service dog – to teach students about empathy, homelessness
- U of T announces members of task force on student mental health
- U of T experts explain difficulties of reporting on suicide – and why it's important to focus on resilience
- Nine tips to manage your nerves during U of T exam season
- Excellence in News Writing (General): Silver – Celebrating diversity at the University of Toronto
- First-year student takes big step as head female dancer at U of T powow
- As seen on TV: U of T grad is changing the channel on representation in film and television
- Bao creator makes mom proud with Oscar win
- In law and medicine, twins and soon-to-be U of T graduates advocate Indigenous representation
- Basketball, charity, family: Raptors President Masai Ujiri speaks at U of T’s Black History Luncheon
- Excellence in News Writing (General): Bronze – The past, present and future is female: telling the stories of inspiring women
- U of T community gathers to remember, support victims of gender-based violence
- U of T event seeks to boost presence of women scientists on Wikipedia
- International Women’s Day: U of T Libraries acquires rare manuscript by ‘extraordinary feminist icon’
- Body of work: The pioneering women behind the groundbreaking Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy
- U of T to implement salary increase for more than 800 women faculty members
- Excellence in News Writing (Research, medicine, science news): Bronze – From AI to genetics: University of Toronto researchers are making waves
- Run by brother-sister team, this U of T startup is leading Big Pharma out of the dark
- A.M. Turing Award, the ‘Nobel Prize of computing,’ given to Hinton and two other AI pioneers
- From clunky to cool: U of T startup helps life sciences researchers struggling to illustrate their work
- Gene genies: How Toronto became a global hub for genetic research
- A recipe to save lives: Geoffrey Hinton and David Naylor call on physicians to embrace AI
- Staff Writing: Bronze – Stacey Gibson
- Individual Special Public Relations Projects: Silver – Convocation 2019: Celebrating Our Diverse Graduates
- Individual Special Public Relations Projects: Silver – Back-to-School 2018 Campaign
- Institutional Media Relations Programs: Silver – Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre: Attention, influence and impact
- Institutional Marketing and Identity/Branding Programs: Bronze – This is The Place 2019 Entrepreneurship Campaign
- Magazines – Online/Digital: Gold – University of Toronto Magazine, Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019 issues
Other U of T awards
- Best Practices in Communications and Marketing: Honorable Mention – Sidney Smith Commons, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science
- Web Site: Individual Sub-Websites: Gold – Sidney Smith Commons, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science
- Recruitment Videos: Gold – Access, Inclusion and the Road Ahead: U of T Students Find Community, University of Toronto, Office of Student Recruitment