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A&S Student Communications team recognized among Canada’s best

The Faculty of Arts & Science Student Communications team has been honoured with three Silver Leaf Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

cover of the viewbook

A&S Viewbook.

The team was recognized for two publications – the Welcome Guide and Viewbook – as well as for a video series.

Praised by evaluators as a “great piece,” the welcome guide provides key information to students who have been offered admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science. They also commented that the publication “flows well, and will give students a sense of belonging and feeling welcome even before they step foot on campus on their first day.”

The Viewbook – which provides a comprehensive overview of the Faculty from an undergraduate perspective – also garnered high praise.

In the words of one evaluator: “Having sent and financed four children to six different universities and colleges, this evaluator can make the claim that this is one of the better college publications I have read.”

A&S Welcome Guide.

The ‘My Favourite Spaces’ video series – completed entirely in-house – featured one segment about each College in the Faculty, as well as a more general video about Toronto.

The evaluators deemed it a “great product with easy to follow storylines and compelling for the intended audiences,” noting that it was videos were “creatively done, especially on very limited budget.”

The Silver Leaf Awards recognize business communication excellence in more than 40 categories, including brand communications, internal communications, writing, and issues management. Of the more than 125 entries submitted, 52 entrants were honoured with a Silver Leaf Award – 21 received an Award of Excellence and 31 an Award of Merit.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) recognizes excellence in organizational communications at the international, national and chapter levels. Canada’s national Silver Leaf Awards program is managed jointly by the Canada East and Canada West Regions. Canadian members represent approximately 40 per cent of IABC’s global membership.

My Favourite Spaces Video Series: