2021 Prix d'Excellence Celebration & Results

Congratulations to all the 2021 recipients, and we hope you enjoyed this week’s celebrations!

Thank you to the fantastic emcee’s of this years celebration:

jeanne farrahJeanne Farrah

Director of the Alumni Office, Université de Moncton

 

ben chapdelaineBen Chapdelaine

Associate Director, Annual Giving, McMaster University

 

Thank you to Tempo Framing Systems for their continued support of the Prix d’Excellence Award program for over 20 years! 


Watch the 2021 Prix d'Excellence Celebration:

 

Results


 

CATEGORY

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1. Best Alumni Event

Virtual #LaurierHomecoming 2020
Wilfrid Laurier University
At-Home-Homecoming
McGill University
SmithConnect Live Goes Virtual
Queen's University

2. Best Development Event

Front & Centre Campaign Wrap
University of Manitoba

Shuffle 31
Concordia University

Ciena Lab Recognition Event
Algonquin College


3. Best Special Event

Virtual Convocation
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Black Women in Leadership
Wilfrid Laurier University

Virtual launch of Applied Science Hub
Concordia University


4. Best Alumni Initiative

CU at Home
Concordia University

Alumni Chapter Challenge
St. Francis Xavier University

BCIT Alumni Holiday Market
British Columbia Institute of Technology


5. Best Fundraising Initiative

The Circle of Abundance - Coady Institute
St. Francis Xavier University

Point After Club
St. Francis Xavier University

NAIT COVID-19 Student Relief Fund
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology


6. Best Donor Relations Initiative

No recipient

Mitchell Hall Anniversary Videos
Queen's University

Holiday Extravaganza
University of British Columbia


7. Best Community Outreach Initiative

Neighbours Helping Neighbours
St. Francis Xavier University
Ask a Scientist
McMaster University

CU Cares
Concordia University


8. Best Volunteer Initiative

Dal Insight Circle
Dalhousie University

AVATARS
Mount Allison University

Arts & Science Student Outreach Initiative
Queen's University


9. Best Indigenous Relations Initiative

Learning About the L'nu Way
Cape Breton University

māmowi āsohtētān Internal Truth and Reconciliation Forum
University of Saskatchewan

Indigenous Scholar Profile and Speaker Series
University of Manitoba


10. Best Media Relations Initiative

No recipient

CJFX Radio Interviews with StFX President
St. Francis Xavier University

No recipient


11. Best Public Relations / Marketing / Communications Initiative

Spring Convocation 2020
University of Manitoba

Pharmacy on the Frontlines
University of Waterloo

#RestonsChezNous
Université de Montréal


12. Best Student and / or Young Alumni Initiative

Laurier welcomes first-year students virtually
Wilfrid Laurier University

Creating Class to Class Connections
McMaster University

Welcome Class of 2020 Campaign
McGill University


13. Best Annual Giving Initiative

We are at a turning point in history - Annual Alumni Appeal
University of British Columbia

Giving Tuesday: Increasing food security for Dalhousie students
Dalhousie University

Our Laurier Campaign 2020
Wilfrid Laurier University


14. Best Advancement Services Initiative

Advancement U: Fundraiser's Core Bootcamp
McGill University

Briefcase Report Initiative
Queen's University

Implementation of Blackbaud Award Management
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning


15. Best Use of Social Media

Algonquin College Convocation Ceremonies
Algonquin College

A Life of His Own - CBU Caper
Cape Breton University

Stay At Home Club
University of Toronto


16. Best New Idea: Creativity on a Shoestring

UVic: Engaging students in philanthropy in a virtual world
University of Victoria

Back to Skule
University of Toronto

Laurier Rezoomions – a reunion, on zoom!
Wilfrid Laurier University


17. Best Website

Made by McGill microsite
McGill University

UVic Website Redesign
University of Victoria

Digital Delight: Re-imagining the Online Student Experience in a Pandemic
McMaster University


18. Best Online Publication

Laurier Campus Magazine
Wilfrid Laurier University

NAIT - Techlifetoday.ca
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

La fierté qui nous anime
Université de Montréal


19. Best Use of Multi-Media

Western University Virtual Tour
Western University
Made by McGill Alumni Webcasts
McGill University
The Forefront: Ideas for Cities
Ryerson University

20. Best Use of Video / Film (5 min or less)

UVic: A cookie recipe - the university budget and why donations matter
University of Victoria
View Video

The Twelve Days of Skule
University of Toronto
View Video

The Arts First program at University of Waterloo's Faculty of Arts
University of Waterloo
View Video


21. Best Use of Video / Film (5 - 45 min)

Let’s Powwow with the Faculty of Native Studies!
University of Alberta
View Video

Campus Tour
University of Waterloo
View Video

Marc Bieler: Portrait of a Donor
McGill University
View Video


22. Best Print Magazine

University of Toronto Magazine
University of Toronto

Tous contre la COVID-19, une mobilisation sans précédent
Université de Montréal

UM Today The Magazine, Spring 2020
University of Manitoba


23. Best Report to Donors

McGill University Report on Giving 2019
McGill University

Fletcher-Clark Scholarships in Science and Economics "Thank You" Report
University of Toronto

2020 Fund Reporting 
Queen's University


24. Best Printed Brochure, Newsletter, or Flyer

Elevation
Ryerson University

Momentum
Concordia University

Better Together
Dalhousie University


25. Best Feature Writing – English

"The Truth Saved My Life," University of Toronto Magazine
University of Toronto

This is what nurses do
Queen's University

The Forgotten Ones: Untold and unseen consequences of COVID-19
Western University


26. Best Feature Writing – French

L'humour, c'est du sérieux!
McGill University

No recipient

No recipient


27. Best Advertisement or Poster

No recipient

Maclean's University Rankings Discoverers Ad Fall 2020
University of Saskatchewan

University of Windsor "Made in Windsor Maclean's Magazine Ad"
University of Windsor


28. Best Photograph

Introducing Charisma Grace, SMU's first African Nova Scotian/Black Student and Community Liaison
Saint Mary's University

Bulletin cover "Five Deans"
Acadia University

No recipient


29. Best Fundraising Materials

The Canadian Music Theatre Project: The Next 10 Years
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Canada's Next-Gen Hub of Interdisciplinarity
Concordia University

Isabel Bader Chair in Art Conservation Proposal
Queen's University