The York University Magazine took home silver in the category of Best Publication, Academic Division, at the 2018 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), whose 10th anniversary edition took place at Toronto’s Eglinton Grand on Nov. 14. This is the first time The York University Magazine has been recognized by this prestigious awards program.
The COPAs honour excellence in Canada’s growing digital publishing industry, and this year’s event included news organizations, lifestyle publications, independent publishers and others from across the country. Other nominees included Vancouver Magazine, CTV Calgary, HuffPost Québec, VRAK TV (Bell Media), Harrowsmith Magazine, Chatelaine, FLARE and The Kit.
York University competed against four other post-secondary institutions for best publication: McGill University, the Ryerson School of Journalism, Sheridan College and the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Nova Scotia, which won gold.
The York University Magazine was the only competitor in the academic category without a designated school of journalism, making the silver medal win especially noteworthy for the judges, according to COPAs producer Martin Seto. “The York University Magazine is the evening’s biggest surprise,” Seto said. “Just look at who you were up against. Great job. Well done.”
The digital edition of The York University Magazine features exclusive web-only content that’s not included in the yearly print edition. It is updated on a regular basis with fresh stories, photos and videos to keep readers informed about the latest news at York.
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To learn more about the COPAs, visit the Canadian Online Publishing Awards website.