About Western Communications

We are Western’s central resource for communications and marketing advice and expertise. Our mandate is to promote, protect and enhance the University’s reputation – locally, nationally and globally.

We are an award-winning team of strategic advisors, marketing and communications specialists, and experts in storytelling through great writing, design, videography, and digital and social engagement.

Our Awards

Please select a year:  2021  |   2020   |   2018   |   2017   |   2016   |   2015

Award 2021 Recipient(s) More Info
CCAE - Category 19: Best Use of Multi-Media
Gold
Allison Stevenson, Dayana Kibilds, Terry Rice, Rob Potter, Melissa Cheater, Michael Maximino, Alyssa Craik, Jennifer Ferguson Western University Virtual Tour
CCAE - Category 25: Best Feature Writing – English
Bronze
Jeff Renaud The Forgotten Ones: Untold and Unseen Consequences of COVID-19
IABC Virtuoso - Award of Excellence - Div 1 Communications Management: Cat 14 Issues Management and Crisis Communication Terry Rice, Deb Van Brenk, Mathew Hoy, Melissa Cheater, Frank Neufeld, Rob Potter, Jeff Renaud, Kris Dundas, Crystal Lamb, Lise Laporte, Jordon McLinden, Jodi Freeman, Chris Alleyne, Lesley D’Souza Honouring the Victims of Flight PS752
IABC Virtuoso - Award of Excellence - Div 4 Communications Skills: Cat 25 Writing Jeff Renaud The Forgotten Ones: Untold and Unseen Consequences of COVID-19
IABC Virtuoso - Award of Excellence - Div 4 Communications skills: Cat 22 Audio-visual Schulich Marketing & Communications, Steve Anderson Brainstorm: Straight Talk on Concussion
IABC Virtuoso - Award of Merit - Div 1 Communications Management: Cat 14b COVID-19 Response & Recovery Management and Communication Jo Ann Johnston, Andrew Campbell, Marcia Steyaert, Chris Alleyne Take Care Western
IABC Virtuoso - Award of Merit - Div 1 Communications Management: Cat 14b COVID-19 Response & Recovery Management and Communication Marcia Steyaert, Althea Blackburn-Evans, Jo Ann Johnston COVID-19 Community Outbreak
CASE Circle of Excellence - GOLD- Communications - Crisis Management Terry Rice, Deb Van Brenk, Mathew Hoy, Melissa Cheater, Frank Neufeld, Rob Potter, Jeff Renaud, Kris Dundas, Crystal Lamb, Lise Laporte, Jordon McLinden, Jodi Freeman, Chris Alleyne, Lesley D’Souza Honouring the Victims of Flight PS752
CASE Circle of Excellence - SILVER - Writing - Feature Jeff Renaud The Forgotten Ones: Untold and Unseen Consequences of COVID-19

Award 2020 Recipient(s) More Info
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) – District II Circle of Excellence - Bronze Frank Neufeld Courting Cannabis - Law magazine
IABC London Virtuoso Award of Merit – Publications Cory Habermehl, Scott Woods, Gulnara Shafikova, Terry Rice Impact Western – Be Extraordinary Campaign Celebration Edition

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Award 2018 Recipient(s) More Info
IABC London Virtuoso Award of Merit – Publications Communications and Marketing Team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Rapport Magazine Redesign and Redevelopment

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Award 2017 Recipient(s) More Info
IABC London Virtuoso Award of Merit – Audio/Visual Frank Neufeld Shakespeare 400
IABC London Virtuoso Award of Merit – Digital Communication Communications and Marketing Team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry R.E.A.L. Life Project
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) – District II Circle of Excellence - Silver Carmen Bertone, John Carson, Helen Connell, Gitta Kulczyki, Keith Marnoch, Mike McLean, Terry Rice, Marcia Steyaert, Peter White University Bridge Drive Closure
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) – District II Circle of Excellence - Bronze Meghan Cocurullo, Trista Walker, Kimberley Cournoyer, Kate Avery, Mark Koopman, Scott Woods, Marcia Steyaert, Residence Life staff Kind Mail social media campaign
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) – Prix d'excellence - Best Alumni initiative -Gold Meghan Cocurullo, Trista Walker, Kimberley Cournoyer, Kate Avery, Mark Koopman, Scott Woods, Marcia Steyaert, Residence Life staff Kind Mail social media campaign
Virtuoso Award of Merit: Issues Management & Crisis Communication - International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Carmen Bertone, John Carson, Helen Connell, Gitta Kulczyki, Keith Marnoch, Mike McLean, Terry Rice, Marcia Steyaert, Peter White) University Bridge Drive Closure

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Award 2016 Recipient(s) More Info
IABC London Virtuoso Award of Excellence – Special Events Communications and Marketing Team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry See the Line
IABC London Virtuoso Award of Excellence – Internal Communications Communications and Marketing Team at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry UME Accreditation Communications Strategy
Recipient – The Western Award of Excellence Terry Rice The Western Award of Excellence is the university’s highest level of recognition for staff members.
IABC Award of Merit - Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communications Karmen Dowling, Fred DeVries, Kendra Lealess, Terry Rice & Steven Anderson Defining Moments: National Philanthropy Day Project 2015
Award of Merit - Audio/Visual Steven Anderson, Karmen Dowling, Fred DeVries Defining Moments: National Philanthropy Day Video

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Award 2015 Recipient(s) More Info
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC London) - Award of Merit Diana Cunningham, Rob Potter, Terry Rice Extraordinary Starts Here – Awareness Campaign
Virtuoso Award of Merit: Community Relations - International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Marcia Steyaert, Ryan Robinson Western Revealed
IABC Virtuoso - Award of Merit - Advertising Campaigns Helen Connell, Diana Cunningham, Rob Potter, Terry Rice Extraordinary Starts Here Awareness Campaign

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