It was an eventful evening for University Affairs at the second annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards held in Toronto Oct. 20. The awards program recognizes the best in online editorial coverage and innovation by Canadian publishers.
The University Affairs website was a double winner, taking top spot in the categories of Best News and Best Website Design in the blue division for business-to-business, professional association, farm or scholarly websites. The honour for website design is shared with the design firm ecentricarts inc. The entries in the Best News category were written by deputy editor Léo Charbonneau and Rosanna Tamburri, a regular contributor.
University Affairs also earned an honorable mention in the categories of Best Blog, for Margin Notes; Best Community Feature (which includes best use of social media); and Best Article or Series of Articles, for our Career Advice section.
“The recognition by our peers is the best reward we can have,” said Peggy Berkowitz, editor of University Affairs. “It reflects the commitment of our entire staff, in particular of our editors Léo Charbonneau and Tara Fraser.”
It’s been a streak of good fortune for the University Affairs team over the past two years. The website was a four-time finalist at last year’s Canadian Online Publishing Awards, winning in the Best Blog category. University Affairs also won a gold medal for Best Online-only Series of Articles, again for our Career Advice section, at this year’s Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for business publishing, and was a two-time finalist at this year’s National Magazine Awards.