Medal hat trick for tales of alumni success
The University of Manitoba has won three prestigious awards for its feature stories on alumni in UM Today The Magazine.
At its leadership conference in New York this past week, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) showcased its Circle of Excellence awards, which honour outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at educational institutions.
The U of M was awarded the following:
- Gold Award, Feature Writing, for “The Pain. The Progress.”, by Katie Chalmers-Brooks
- Bronze Award, Feature Writing, for “Time Traveller”, by Sean Moore
Both feature stories competed against 100 other entries from colleges, universities, independent schools and affiliated non-profits around the world.
The article, “The Pain. The Progress.”, is also the winner of a 2018 Prix d’Excellence Award (Silver) from The Canadian Council for Advancement of Education (CCAE) in the Best Feature Writing category.
To deliver articles of the highest quality, the UM Today The Magazine team relies on the collaboration, creativity, and insight of many staff across External Relations.
“These awards reflect the calibre of our External Relations team, whose deep passion and commitment to connect, engage and inspire our alumni community is the driving force behind such accomplished writing,” says John Kearsey, Vice-President (External) at the University of Manitoba.
“But the true catalyst is our outstanding alumni, with whom we proudly share these awards. They continually astound us with their trailblazing work, innovative ideas, and determination to make our world a better place. They are the reason we have such engaging stories to tell.”
This is the second year in a row that the U of M has won awards from both organizations for its work in UM Today The Magazine. In 2017, it claimed gold for Best Online Publication and bronze for Best Print Magazine from CCAE. That same year, “Warrior of Change”, by writer Katie Chalmers-Brooks, won gold for Feature Writing from CASE.