Victoria Collins, executive director of Marketing and Communications at Memorial University, accepted a yaffle of national awards at the annual conference of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) held in Victoria British Columbia this week. The awards were presented by Frank Lockington, president of CCAE. Submitted photo
Memorial University announced today it has won the most awards of any university in the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) Prix d'excellence awards program.
The program recognizes excellence in communications, marketing, alumni relations and fundraising. The awards were presented in Victoria, B.C., at the CCAE national conference.
According to a news release, Memorial received 12 awards, followed by McGill University which took 10 awards and McMaster University which garnered eight. A total of 48 institutions competed, submitting 400 individual entries.
"It is with great pride that I congratulate the teams in marketing and communications whose creative work has been recognized by the CCAE," said Dr. Christopher Loomis, president and vice-chancellor pro tempore.
"Striving for excellence is a natural part of what we do at Memorial University. Ranking first out of 48 Canadian universities in the number of CCAE Prix d'excellence awards received this year is a clear demonstration of that commitment to excellence. This an extraordinary achievement for which we are all very proud."
Memorial received four gold awards, four silver and four bronze.
A gold award was captured for the Best Ad Campaign category for This is the start of something BIG, a unique advertising and promotional campaign celebrating Memorial's impressive growth in research funding over a five-year period.
Top honours were also bestowed upon Memorial for Best Program or Department Website for Literally: Graduate Student Recruitment Website.
And Memorial was singled out for a gold award for Best Program - Student Recruitment for the Rant Like Rick contest.
In the Best Institutional Annual Report category, Memorial University Z to A: President's Report 2009 received a silver award.
A second silver award was awarded in the category of Best Flyer for Amazing Students. "Amazing" students are nominated by individuals who believe a student deserves recognition for their leadership skills, community involvement or university activities and demonstrates creativity in their coursework.
The university snagged another silver medal for Best Audio, Video or Multi-Media Presentation for Distance Education and Learning Technologies' Wherever Radio Campaign 2009 as well.
The university took home a bronze in the category of Best Student Recruitment Viewbook for its domestic and international viewbooks; a bronze for Best Alumni Program; in the category of Best Poster, Memorial was awarded bronze for Let's Talk Science: "For People Who Like".
CCAE is the professional association of educational advancement professionals in Canada. Its members work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications and marketing, enrolment management, fundraising, government relations, public affairs and other advancement disciplines.