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Time to shine: A&S garners honours for outstanding publications

The Arts & Science Welcome Guide aka “There’s So Much Here for You” has won a prestigious Gold Quill Merit Award (PDF) from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

The guide, created by the Student Communications Office in the Office of the Faculty Registrar, provides key information and a sense of the Arts & Science experience to students who have been offered admission to the Faculty.

According to the evaluators, “the publication ticks all the boxes in terms of innovation, creativity and resourcefulness. Using anecdotal material from existing students as well as student photographers reinforces the ethos of community.” They also pointed to the inclusion of playful illustrations and focused use of language, message and themes, noting that the editors had created a striking publication that contains a lot of information without being weighed down with text.

The Welcome Guide also garnered a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Bronze Award in the Student Recruitment Publications category.

The Gold Quill is the latest accolade for the Student Communications Office. The Welcome Guide and the Arts & Science Viewbook together won four awards earlier this year from the Canadian Association for Support of Education (CCAE). Both publications were developed by Melissa Hill, Director of Student Communications, and designed by Underline Studio in Toronto.

The Toronto chapter of IABC also recognized the Faculty’s donor relations publication, “The ArtSci Effect: Your Philanthropy in Action” with an Ovation Award of Merit. The evaluators deemed it a well-designed report that quickly and effectively communicates to key audiences, noting that it was “done on a tight budget and looks great”.

IABC is a global communications professional organization covering diverse industries and disciplines. Their Gold Quill Awards program recognizes business communication excellence globally and is considered one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry.