Presenting the Winners of the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B

The National Media Awards Foundation revealed the 2021 NMA: B2B Gold and Silver winners on May 27 across various digital channels, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, www.NMAB2B.com and e-newsletter. Gold winners in creator-focused categories received a $500 cash prize in addition to their award. 

If you are a gold or silver winner, please contact us with your mailing information. Honourable Mention certificates are available upon request. Gold, silver and finalist’s seals are available for download here. 

Winner’s Highlights

  • Pivot, CPA Canada earned six gold medals—including the program’s coveted Best Magazine award—and two silver medals. “Magazine Article. May Contain Sentences.” received both gold (in Best Profile of a Company) and silver (in Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread) medals. 
  • Profession Santé is a two-time gold winner (Best Editorial and Best Profile of a Company) and two-time silver winner (Best Feature Article: Professional and Best News Coverage). 
  • Receiving two silver awards is Director Journal, for Best Issue and Best Profile of a Person. 
  • University Affairs also received two silver medals, for Best News Coverage and Best Series of Articles.
  • “Remarkable Teacher” and “Pratiques Exemplaires, Une classe ou l’ou se sent bien” earned Professionally Speaking two silver awards, in the categories of Best Column or Regularly Featured Department and Best Photograph. 

Gold and Silver-Winning Publications

2021 NMA: B2B Winners List

BEST COLUMN OR REGULARLY FEATURED DEPARTMENT / MEILLEURE CHRONIQUE OU RUBRIQUE 

GOLD

Purpose Driver: The Giver; Sweet Success; The Next Generation
Pivot, CPA Canada
Rebecca Fleming, Melissa Buote, Jason Kirby
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

SILVER

Remarkable Teacher
Professionally Speaking
Richard Ouzounian, Teddy Katz
Contributor: Bill Harris
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

HONOURABLE MENTION

Best behaviour
Advisor’s Edge
Mark Burgess
Handling Editor: Melissa Shin

Patient Portraits
CMAJ
Seema Marwaha

Spa Star
Spa Inc.
Jana Manolakos
Handling Editor: Popi Bowman

Adventures in Academe
University Affairs
Jessica Riddell
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST PROFILE OF A COMPANY / MEILLEUR PROFIL D’UNE ENTREPRISE

GOLD

Magazine article. May contain sentences.
Pivot, CPA Canada
Shawn Micallef
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

SILVER

De garde 24/7 – Une aventure hors du commun
Profession Santé
Denis Méthot
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

HONOURABLE MENTION

Keeping it fresh
Canadian Grocer 
Shellee Fitzgerald
Handling Editor: Carol Neshevich

All that Glitters
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

The shiny new university in Canada’s North
University Affairs
Rhiannon Russell
Handling Editor: Natalie Samson

BEST PROFILE OF A PERSON / MEILLEUR PORTRAIT

GOLD

Unbroken
Pivot, CPA Canada
Denis Trottier, Lara Zarum
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

SILVER

Crafting Decisions in a Crisis
Director Journal
Richard Blackwell
Handling Editor: Simon Avery

HONOURABLE MENTION

The Jeff Dahn interview: One-on-one with Canada’s foremost lithium-ion battery expert
Electric Autonomy Canada
Emma Jarratt
Handling Editor: Brian Banks

Remarkable Teacher, Wonder Woman
Professionally Speaking
Teddy Katz
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

Great Teaching, Character Driven
Professionally Speaking
Stuart Foxman
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE: TRADE / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND : COMMERCIAL

GOLD

Who is the post-pandemic consumer? 
Strategy
Justin Dallaire
Handling Editor: Jennifer Horn

SILVER

The Future of Plastic
Azure
Susan Nerberg
Handling Editor: Elizabeth Pagliacolo

HONOURABLE MENTION

Taking Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Canadian Grocer 
Rebecca Harris 
Handling Editors: Shellee Fitzgerald, Carol Neshevich

Where We Go From Here (Is Anybody’s Guess)
Canadian Interiors
Peter Sobchak

Has sustainability reporting become unsustainable?
CIM Magazine
Kelsey Rolfe
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, Dawn Fraser
Handling Editor: Carolyn Gruske

Why we should be tipping the iceberg: a case study in innovation
SUSTAIN
Stacey Newman
Handling Editor: Stacey Newman

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE: PROFESSIONAL / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND : PROFESSIONNEL

GOLD

Biais sexiste en santé – D’égale à égal
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie
Collaborateur : Éric Grenier
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

SILVER

In recovery
Precedent Magazine
Daniel Fish
Handling Editor: Melissa Kluger

HONOURABLE MENTION

Porteurs de sens collectif
Esquisses
Benoîte Labrosse

Double Duty
FORUM 
Tamar Satov
Handling Editor: Deanne Gage

My artificial pancreas
Pharmacy Practice+Business
Jonathan Garfinkel
Handling Editor: Vicki Wood

All that Glitters
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor

Making medical school admissions more diverse
University Affairs
Wendy Glauser 
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST NEWS COVERAGE / MEILLEURE COUVERTURE DE L’ACTUALITÉ

GOLD

Santé publique – Profiter de la crise
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier, Christian Leduc, Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

SILVER

In mourning, universities memorialize the victims of Flight 752
University Affairs
Christina Frangou
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

HONOURABLE MENTION

Protection Services
Azure
Simon Lewsen
Handling Editor: Danny Sinopoli

Pandemic Effect
Canadian Architect
Elsa Lam

From the Ashes
Pivot, CPA Canada
Luc Rinaldi
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

The Changeup
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Hague
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

Researchers respond to gender-based violence, ‘the pandemic within a pandemic’
University Affairs
Melissa Fundira
Handling Editor: Natalie Samson

BEST PHOTOGRAPH / MEILLEURE PHOTOGRAPHIE 

GOLD

Mr. Clean
Pivot, CPA Canada
Troy Moth

SILVER

Pratiques Exemplaires, Une classe ou l’ou se sent bien
Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession
Matthew Liteplo 
Collaborateurs : Studio 141, Melissa Campeau

HONOURABLE MENTION 

The alcohol problem
Precedent Magazine
Nick Wong

Paul Taylor, FoodShare Toronto
SUSTAIN
Stacey Newman

Out of Action, Comes Hope
University of Toronto magazine
Jorian Charlton
Editor: Scott Anderson; Art Director: Studio Wyse

BEST HOW-TO ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES / MEILLEUR ARTICLE OU MEILLEURE SÉRIE D’ARTICLES DE CONSEILS PRATIQUES 

GOLD

Referral etiquette guide
The Medical Post
Louise Leger
Handling Editor: Colin Leslie

SILVER

The Trust Crisis: The Trust Crisis; Mr. Clean; Gimme Shelter
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor, Adrienne Tanner, Micah Toub
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

HONOURABLE MENTION

Reducing Embodied Carbon in Construction Materials (series of three articles)
Canadian Architect
Jennifer O’Connor, Anthony Pak, Kelly Alvarez Doran
Handling Editor: Elsa Lam

Making connections to serve indigenous communities
Pharmacy Practice + Business
Sonya Felix
Handling Editor: Vicki Wood

Donnez-vous vos données?/Cyberattaques: l’industrie est vulnérable
Transport Routier
Steve Bouchard

BEST SERIES OF ARTICLES / MEILLEURE SÉRIE D’ARTICLES 

GOLD

The Future of Work: Signed, Sealed, Delivered; No Fixed Address, Safe Spaces
Pivot, CPA Canada
Jason McBride 
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

SILVER

Our pandemic moment; virtual dissertations; a return, but not to normal
University Affairs
Moira MacDonald; Suzanne Bowness; Emily Baron Cadloff, Shauna McGinn, Mark Cardwell
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

HONOURABLE MENTION

Prevention in Practice
Canadian Family Physician
Guylène Thériault MD CCFP, Pascale Breault MD CCFP, James A. Dickinson MB BS PhD CCFP FRACGP, Roland Grad MD CM MSc CCFP FCFP, Neil R. Bell MD SM CCFP FCFP, Harminder Singh MD MPH FRCPC, Olga Szafran MHSA
Handling Editor: Nicholas Pimlott, Kathryn Taylor

COVID-19: How grocery is contending with a crisis
Canadian Grocer 
Rosalind Stefanac, Rebecca Harris, Chris Powell
Handling Editor: Shellee Fitzgerald, Carol Neshevich

Future-proofing against climate change/Zeroing in on CO2/Taking heat
CIM Magazine
Cecilia Keating/Herb Mathisen
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, Dawn Fraser
Handling Editor: Carolyn Gruske

How Indigenous people are coping with COVID-19
CMAJ
Jolene Banning
Handling Editor: Lauren Vogel

Spécial COVID-19
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie, Denis Méthot
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

BEST ILLUSTRATION / MEILLEURE ILLUSTRATION

GOLD

The lawyer’s guide to not drinking
Precedent Magazine
Wenting Li

HONOURABLE MENTION

Factory Farming
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Billington

Learning in Motion
Professionally Speaking
Jeannie Phan
Contributors: Melissa Campeau, Senior Editor; Bill Powell, Editor-in-Chief; Richard Lewko, Publisher

BEST EDITORIAL / MEILLEUR ÉDITORIAL

GOLD

The Third Rail
Canadian Family Physician
Sarah Fraser MSc MD CCFP

SILVER

Un scandale bien mal venu
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier

HONOURABLE MENTION

Editor’s Desk
Canadian Lawyer
Tim Wilbur

Le logement comme infrastructure collective
Esquisses
Pierre Corriveau

BEST ART DIRECTION: SINGLE ARTICLE OR OPENING SPREAD / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE : ARTICLE OU DOUBLE-PAGE D’OUVERTURE

GOLD

Big Picture
Ryerson University magazine – Summer 2020
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Edward Burtynsky, Alia Youssef, Finbarr O’Reilly, Lucy Lu
Handling Editor: Colleen Mellor

SILVER

Magazine article. May contain sentences.
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa

HONOURABLE MENTION

Second to None
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty

Beautiful Belize
CAA Saskatchewan Magazine
Mya McNulty

The pull of procrastination
University Affairs
Graham Roumieu, Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Out of Action, Comes Hope
University of Toronto magazine – Winter 2020
Studio Wyse
Editor: Scott Anderson; Photographer: Jorian Charlton

BEST COVER / MEILLEURE PAGE COUVERTURE

GOLD

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty, Angela Southern

HONOURABLE MENTION

Winter 2020
Ryerson University magazine
Art Director: Studio Wyse, Editor: Colleen Mellor; Illustrator: Andy Rementer

Truth Tellers issue
University of Toronto magazine
Editor: Scott Anderson; Art Direction: Studio Wyse; Photographer: Luis Mora

BEST ART DIRECTION OF A COMPLETE ISSUE / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE D’UN NUMÉRO

GOLD

Spring 2020
University of Toronto magazine
Studio Wyse

HONOURABLE MENTION

25 Great Places Waiting to Be Discovered
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty

Taking care of yourself
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

BEST ISSUE / MEILLEUR NUMÉRO

GOLD

The Resiliency Issue
Azure
Danny Sinopoli, Cristian Ordóñez, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Kendra Jackson, Evan Pavka, Vicky Lee, Kari Silver, Anna Lin

SILVER

Doing the Right Thing
Director Journal
Matthew Fortier and Simon Avery

HONOURABLE MENTION

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List
CAA Magazine
Paul Ferriss, Mya McNulty, Claire Cooper, Cindy Lubinc

Breaking the Silence
FORUM
Deanne Gage, Giselle Sabatini, Alex Mlynek, Peter Wilmshurst

The Alcohol Issue
Precedent Magazine
Melissa Kluger, Daniel Fish, The Office of Gilbert Li

Pivoting in a Pandemic
The Spark: Business & Innovation Magazine
Kristina Svana, Publisher / Lisa van de Geyn, Content Director & Editorial Consultant / Melanie Marler, Creative Director / Melissa Nowakowski, Senior Writer / Frank Auddino, Advertising & Circulation Director

Back to school?
University Affairs
Léo Charbonneau, Natalie Samson, Tara Siebarth, Pascale Castonguay, Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

BEST MAGAZINE / MEILLEUR MAGAZINE

GOLD
Heather Whyte, Publisher of Pivot
HONOURABLE MENTION

Esquisses

University Affairs

Cross-Programming Categories

BEST EDITORIAL NEWSLETTER / MEILLEURE INFOLETTRE EDITORIALE 

GOLD

Infolettre Quatre95
URBANIA / Quatre95
Jean-Pierre Bastien, rédaction; Marc-Antoine Jacques, design; Théo Gjini, David Mongeau-Petitpas, intégration

SILVER

LiisBeth: Dispatch
Liisbeth.com Dispatch
Meral Mohammad Jamal, Lana Pesch, pk mutch

HONOURABLE MENTION

Hi, Art!
CBC Arts
Leah Collins

L’actualité politique
L’actualité
Mathieu Carbasse, Alec Castonguay, Pierre Fortin, Philippe J. Fournier, Chantal Hébert, Rafael Jacob, Karel Mayrand et Camille Payant

Le courrier du coronavirus
Le Devoir
Alexis Riopel, Alexandre Shields, Olivier Sylvestre, Claire Dazat

Le courrier américain
Le Devoir
Philippe Papineau, Baptiste Barbe, Stéphane Baillargeon, Carine Touma, Sarah Boumedda et Guillaume Saint-Hilaire

Globe Climate Newsletter
The Globe and Mail
Sierra Bein

The Narwhal Newsletter
The Narwhal
Arik Ligeti

The Supplement Newsletter
The Supplement
Samantha McCabe, Alex Nguyen, Sierra Bein

BEST PODCAST: NEWS & POLITICS / MEILLEUR BALADO : ACTUALITÉS ET POLITIQUE

GOLD

Laissez-nous raconter l’histoire crochie : Décoloniser l’Histoire un mot à la fois
Radio-Canada
Production Terre Innue en collaboration avec Radio-Canada OHdio; Marie Andrée Gill, animation; Brad Gros-Louis & Karine Lanoie-Brien, co-réalisateurs; Karine Lanoie-Brien, concept; Isabelle Picard, recherche; Lynne Trépanier, prise de son; et al. 

SILVER

Brainwashed
CBC Podcasts
Michelle Shephard, host/writer; Chris Oke & Lisa Ellenwood, writers/producers; Cesil Fernandes, sound design; Sarah Melton, associate producer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer; Evan Aagaard, video producer; Ben Shannon, art director

HONOURABLE MENTION

CANADALAND
Canadaland
Jesse Brown, host; Kasia Mychajlowycz, senior producer; Roslyn Kufuor, senior producer; Andréa Schmidt, managing editor; Kevin Sexton, managing editor; Tiffany Lam, Karl Dockstader, Sean Vanderklis, and Justin Ling, contributing reporters

Recall: How to Start a Revolution
CBC Podcasts
Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, creators;  Geoff Turner, showrunner; Arif Noorani, executive producer; Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, associate producers; Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, writers; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer

Satanic Panic
CBC Podcasts
Lisa Bryn Rundle, host; Lisa Bryn Rundle & Ilina Ghosh, script writers; Arif Noorani, executive producer; Tanya Springer, producer; Christopher Oke, editor; Olivia Pasquarelli, scoring and music supervision; Evan Kelly, sound engineer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer

Party Lines
CBC Podcasts & CBC News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Rosemary Barton, Emma Godmere, Kristin Nelson; Fabiola Melendez Carletti, digital producer

Le Casanova de Montréal
QUB radio Le Bureau d’enquête
Brigitte Noël, Anne-Sophie Carpentier, Étienne Roy, Ève Lévesque, Bastien Gagnon-Lafrance, Philippe Séguin

Dérives
Radio-Canada
Olivier Bernard, animateur et réalisateur; Jo-Annie Larue, chef de projet de contenu; Alain Kemeid, conseiller au contentu; Annie Reeves,  directrice développement et production audionumérique; et al.

Spacing Radio
Spacing
Glyn Bowerman, Neil Hinchley, Matthew Blackett

The Big Story
The Big Story
Jordan-Heath Rawlings, Claire Brassard, Stefanie Phillips, Ryan Clarke

BEST PODCAST: ARTS & CULTURE / MEILLEUR BALADO : ARTS ET CULTURE

GOLD

Cool Mules
Canadaland
Kasia Mychajlowycz, host/reporter/producer; Jesse Brown, producer/co-writer; Jonathan Goldsbie, research; Nathan Burley, music; Chandra Bulucon, sound design/mixing

SILVER

The Hopeful
The Hopeful
Shayda Omidvar, Portia Larlee, Claire Brassard, Ryan Clarke

HONOURABLE MENTION

Les pires moments de l’Histoire avec Charles Beauchesne – Saison III
URBANIA
Charles Beauchesne, animation; Charles Beauchesne, Odrée Rousseau, François DeGranpré, texte et recherche; Barbara-Judith Caron, réalisation; Lucie Fournaison et Alexandre Sarkis, montage; Raphaëlle Huysmans et Philippe Lamarre, producteurs exécutifs

Off The Chart: Xtra’s L Word podcast
Xtra Magazine
Erica Lenti, Chelle Turingan, co-hosts; Chelle Turingan, producer/audio editor; Rachel Giese, executive producer; KidKulit, music

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: SHORT / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : FORMAT COURT

GOLD

Marion et les collages féministes
Le Devoir
Daphnée Hacker-B., Cédric Gagnon, Bénédicte Millaud

SILVER

Au front, aux soins intensifs de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
Radio-Canada
Simon Coutu, journaliste; Maryse Gagnon, rédactrice en chef; Frédéric Lacelle, réalisateur; Charlie Debons-Ricard, motion designer

HONOURABLE MENTION

The Original Pandemic
CBC Arts
Lucius Dechausay, Des Mckenzie

Are you making these face mask mistakes?
CBC News
Amara McLaughlin, Roxanna Woloshyn, Anne MacRae, Scott Galley, Tashauna Reid

The race for a vaccine
CBC Toronto
Chris Glover, Paul Borkwood

Cécile et la deuxième vague de COVID-19
Le Devoir
Jasmine Legendre, Matt Joycey, Bénédicte Millaud

Roundup
National Film Board of Canada
Nettie Wild, director; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Le choc des cultures
ONFR+
Andréanne Baribeau, Amine Beckoury, Aimé Majeau Beauchamp

‘We’re still a neighbourhood’: A Toronto couple runs errands for their COVID-19 isolated community
The Globe and Mail
Timothy Moore

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: FEATURE / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : FORMAT LONG

GOLD
SILVER

60 Day Cycle
National Film Board of Canada
Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg, directors; Darcy Wittenburg, writer; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

HONOURABLE MENTION

Perfumed Dreaming
National Film Board of Canada
Kathleen Hepburn, director; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Bibelot et bingo : la vieillesse vue autrement
Radio-Canada
Joannie Lafrenière

When fracking and hydro dams collide
The Narwhal
Ben Parfitt, Jayce Hawkins, Carol Linnitt

We Crack Open Dr. Henry’s Model for Taming the Pandemic
The Tyee
Jesse Lupini, Koby Michaels, Lucas Kavanagh, Jeanette Ageson, David Beers

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: MINI-DOC / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : MINI-DOCUMENTAIRE

GOLD

Manhunt, Manitoba
The Globe and Mail
Timothy Moore, Melissa Tait

SILVER

Agriculture : le Québec loin de l’autonomie alimentaire
Radio-Canada
Maxime Corneau, journaliste; Étienne Marcoux, réalisateur; François Dubuc, motion designer; Georges Sheehy, François Warnet, Marie-Andrée Cormier, preneurs de son; Catherine Marineau-Dufresne, réalisatrice-coordonnatrice; et al.

HONOURABLE MENTION

Canada’s a Drag: Mx. Wolverine, Toronto
CBC Arts
Lucius Dechausay, Peter Knegt, Mercedes Grundy

The Bomb Captain
CBC Podcasts
Craig Desson, Evan Aagaard, producers/editors; Evan Aagaard, camera/cinematography; Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, original reporting; Arif Noorani, executive producer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer

Amachewespimawin: Shooting for the Cree way of life
CBC Saskatchewan
Madeline Kotzer, Heidi Atter, Matt Duguid, Trent Peppler

How the Nova Scotia mass shooting unfolded: 13 hours. 22 dead. 16 crime scenes.
Global News
Emanuela Campanella, James Hawkins, Julieta Tobon, Brian Royer, Christian Jeri

Fraude Organisée
Rad
Simon Coutu, journaliste; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Thomas Christopherson, Patrick André Perron, Carl Mondello, vidéaste; Jean-Philippe Gagnon, monteur; Mathieu Waddell, réalisateur; Pasquale Harrison-Julien, chef de pupitre; et al. 

BEST VIRTUAL EVENT / MEILLEUR ÉVÉNEMENT VIRTUEL

GOLD

Avenue magazine Top 40 Under 40 Meet the Class of 2020
Avenue
Käthe Lemon, RocketHouse (Steve Klintberg-Nagy and Zoe Klintberg-Nagy), Dallas Flexhaug

SILVER

Confronting COVID: The National Virtual Town Hall
CBC News
Lara Chatterjee, Angela Naus, Meg Banks, Steve Pennie, Cheryl Brown, Natalie Crowell, Joel Perron

HONOURABLE MENTION

AZ Awards Gala 2020
Azure Magazine
Nelda Rodger, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Vicky Lee, Anna Lin, Kari Silver, Evan Pavka, Mahasti Eslahjou, Wyatt Clough, Paddy Harrington, Tristan Marantos, Jessica Allen, Francesco Sgaramella

Quel avenir pour les ensembles et paysages patrimoniaux ?
Esquisses, le magazine de l’Ordre des architectes du Québec
Cathy Beauséjour, conseillère en communication (OAQ); Virginie Harvey, coordonnatrice de la formation continue (OAQ); Véronique Bourbeau, directrice des communications et des relations publiques (OAQ); Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec

Ask & Answer: Government Pandemic Support
HuffPost Canada
Althia Raj, host/producer; Amanda De Souza, producer; Stephane Sannuto, director; Allia McLeod, supervising producer; Luisa Cruz, floor director; Sasha Nagy, executive producer; Jessica Zimmerman, post-production supervisor

Microfestival – Pierre Kwenders Live
URBANIA
Pierre Kwenders, artiste; Gabriel Lajournade, réalisateur; Nicolas Roy-Bourdages, directeur technique; Alexis Demers, Aiguilleur Xavier Havitov, ingénieur son; Natan B. Foisy, Antoine Benhini, caméramans; Francis Robert, assistant caméra; et al.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The National Media Awards Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support of: the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Creates. We are also thankful for the support of Cision and Magazines Canada. A special thanks to the team at  Studio 141 for once again creating this year’s visual elements, and to Vesselin Stroumsky, for developing the Foundation’s online submissions and judging platforms.

On behalf of everyone who entered this year’s competition, and on behalf of the NMAF team, a sincere thank you to our dedicated roster of volunteer judges

Nominees Announced for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B

The National Media Awards Foundation is proud to present the nominees of the third annual National Magazine Awards: B2B. 51 judges generously dedicated their time and expertise, evaluating over 200 submissions from 57 B2B publications across Canada. From their evaluations, 82 finalists emerged, representing the exemplary work produced by Canadian creators and publications in 2020.

The complete list of finalists is below. Winners will be announced via social media—we’re @NMA_B2B (using hashtag #NMAB2B21)—on May 27th, 2021, with gold winners in creator-focused categories receiving a $500 cash prize.

Top Nominees 

Pivot, CPA Canada received recognition across various categories, for a total of 13 nominations. University Affairs follows with an impressive 10 nominations. Both Pivot, CPA Canada and University Affairs are competing—alongside Esquisses—for the coveted title of Best Magazine. Profession Santé and Professionally Speaking are tied for third place with five nominations each, while CAA Magazine, Precedent Magazine and University of Toronto magazine are in fourth with four nominations each. Publications receiving three nominations include Azure, Canadian Grocer, and Esquisses.

Nomination Highlights

  • “All that Glitters,” published in Pivot, CPA Canada, is nominated twice, in Best Profile of a Company and Best Feature Article: Professional.
  • “Out of Action, Comes Hope,” published in University of Toronto Magazine, is a finalist for Best Photograph and Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread.
  • Professionally Speaking’s Remarkable Teacher series is nominated in both Best Column or Regularly Featured Department and Best Profile of a Person. 
  • Pivot, CPA Canada’s “Magazine Article. May Contain Sentences.” is a finalist in both Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread and Best Profile of a Company.
  • CAA Magazine’s “The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List” is a nominee in both Best Issue and Best Cover.

Awards Presented to the Creator / Catégories Individuelles

BEST COLUMN OR REGULARLY FEATURED DEPARTMENT / MEILLEURE CHRONIQUE OU RUBRIQUE 

Best Behaviour
Advisor’s Edge
Mark Burgess
Handling Editor: Melissa Shin

Patient Portraits
CMAJ
Seema Marwaha

Purpose Driver: The Giver; Sweet Success; The Next Generation
Pivot, CPA Canada
Rebecca Fleming, Melissa Buote, Jason Kirby
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

Remarkable Teacher
Professionally Speaking
Richard Ouzounian, Teddy Katz
Contributor: Bill Harris
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

Spa Star
Spa Inc.
Jana Manolakos
Handling Editor: Popi Bowman

Adventures in Academe
University Affairs
Jessica Riddell
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST PROFILE OF A COMPANY / MEILLEUR PROFIL D’UNE ENTREPRISE

Keeping it Fresh
Canadian Grocer 
Shellee Fitzgerald
Handling Editor: Carol Neshevich

Magazine article. May contain sentences.
Pivot, CPA Canada
Shawn Micallef
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

All that Glitters
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

De garde 24/7 – Une aventure hors du commun
Profession Santé
Denis Méthot
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

The shiny new university in Canada’s North
University Affairs
Rhiannon Russell
Handling Editor: Natalie Samson

BEST PROFILE OF A PERSON / MEILLEUR PORTRAIT

Crafting Decisions in a Crisis
Director Journal
Richard Blackwell
Handling Editor: Simon Avery

The Jeff Dahn interview: One-on-one with Canada’s foremost lithium-ion battery expert
Electric Autonomy Canada
Emma Jarratt
Handling Editor: Brian Banks

Unbroken
Pivot, CPA Canada
Denis Trottier, Lara Zarum
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

Remarkable Teacher, Wonder Woman
Professionally Speaking
Teddy Katz
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

Great Teaching, Character Driven
Professionally Speaking
Stuart Foxman
Handling Editor: Melissa Campeau

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE: TRADE / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND : COMMERCIAL

The Future of Plastic
Azure
Susan Nerberg
Handling Editor: Elizabeth Pagliacolo

Taking Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Canadian Grocer 
Rebecca Harris 
Handling Editor: Shellee Fitzgerald, Carol Neshevich

Where We Go From Here (Is Anybody’s Guess)
Canadian Interiors
Peter Sobchak

Has sustainability reporting become unsustainable?
CIM Magazine
Kelsey Rolfe
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, Dawn Fraser
Handling Editor: Carolyn Gruske

Who is the post-pandemic consumer? 
Strategy
Justin Dallaire
Handling Editor: Jennifer Horn

Why we should be tipping the iceberg: a case study in innovation
SUSTAIN
Stacey Newman
Handling Editor: Stacey Newman

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE: PROFESSIONAL / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND : PROFESSIONNEL

Porteurs de sens collectif
Esquisses
Benoîte Labrosse

Double Duty
FORUM 
Tamar Satov
Handling Editor: Deanne Gage

My artificial pancreas
Pharmacy Practice+Business
Jonathan Garfinkel
Handling Editor: Vicki Wood

All that Glitters
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor

In recovery
Precedent Magazine
Daniel Fish
Handling Editor: Melissa Kluger

Biais sexiste en santé – D’égale à égal
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie
Collaborateur : Éric Grenier
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

Making medical school admissions more diverse
University Affairs
Wendy Glauser 
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST NEWS COVERAGE / MEILLEURE COUVERTURE DE L’ACTUALITÉ

Protection Services
Azure
Simon Lewsen
Handling Editor: Danny Sinopoli

Pandemic Effect
Canadian Architect
Elsa Lam

From the Ashes
Pivot, CPA Canada
Luc Rinaldi
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

The Changeup
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Hague
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

Santé publique – Profiter de la crise
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier, Christian Leduc, Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

In mourning, universities memorialize the victims of Flight 752
University Affairs
Christina Frangou
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

Researchers respond to gender-based violence, ‘the pandemic within a pandemic’
University Affairs
Melissa Fundira
Handling Editor: Natalie Samson

BEST PHOTOGRAPH  / MEILLEURE PHOTOGRAPHIE

Mr. Clean
Pivot, CPA Canada
Troy Moth

The alcohol problem
Precedent Magazine
Nick Wong

Pratiques Exemplaires, Une classe ou l’ou se sent bien
Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession
Matthew Liteplo 
Collaborateurs : Studio 141, Melissa Campeau

Paul Taylor, FoodShare Toronto
SUSTAIN
Stacey Newman

Out of Action, Comes Hope
University of Toronto magazine
Jorian Charlton
Editor: Scott Anderson; Art Director: Studio Wyse

BEST HOW-TO ARTICLE OR SERIES OF ARTICLES / MEILLEUR ARTICLE OU MEILLEURE SÉRIE D’ARTICLES DE CONSEILS PRATIQUES 

Reducing Embodied Carbon in Construction Materials (series of three articles)
Canadian Architect
Jennifer O’Connor, Anthony Pak, Kelly Alvarez Doran
Handling Editor: Elsa Lam

Making connections to serve indigenous communities
Pharmacy Practice + Business
Sonya Felix
Handling Editor: Vicki Wood

The Trust Crisis: The Trust Crisis; Mr. Clean; Gimme Shelter
Pivot, CPA Canada
Peter Shawn Taylor, Adrienne Tanner, Micah Toub
Handling Editor: Luc Rinaldi

Referral etiquette guide
The Medical Post
Louise Leger
Handling Editor: Colin Leslie

Donnez-vous vos données?/Cyberattaques: l’industrie est vulnérable
Transport Routier
Steve Bouchard

BEST SERIES OF ARTICLES / MEILLEURE SÉRIE D’ARTICLES

Prevention in Practice
Canadian Family Physician
Guylène Thériault MD CCFP, Pascale Breault MD CCFP, James A. Dickinson MB BS PhD CCFP FRACGP, Roland Grad MD CM MSc CCFP FCFP, Neil R. Bell MD SM CCFP FCFP, Harminder Singh MD MPH FRCPC, Olga Szafran MHSA
Handling Editor: Nicholas Pimlott, Kathryn Taylor

COVID-19: How grocery is contending with a crisis
Canadian Grocer 
Rosalind Stefanac, Rebecca Harris, Chris Powell
Handling Editor: Shellee Fitzgerald, Carol Neshevich

Future-proofing against climate change/Zeroing in on CO2/Taking heat
CIM Magazine
Cecilia Keating, Herb Mathisen
Contributors: Ryan Bergen, Dawn Fraser
Handling Editor: Carolyn Gruske

How Indigenous people are coping with COVID-19
CMAJ
Jolene Banning
Handling Editor: Lauren Vogel

The Future of Work: Signed, Sealed, Delivered; No Fixed Address, Safe Spaces
Pivot, CPA Canada
Jason McBride 
Handling Editor: Lara Zarum

Spécial COVID-19
Profession Santé
Justine Montminy, Mathieu Ste-Marie, Denis Méthot
Rédacteur : Christian Leduc

Our pandemic moment; virtual dissertations; a return, but not to normal
University Affairs
Moira MacDonald, Suzanne Bowness, Emily Baron Cadloff, Shauna McGinn, Mark Cardwell
Handling Editor: Léo Charbonneau

BEST ILLUSTRATION / MEILLEURE ILLUSTRATION

Factory Farming
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Billington

The Lawyer’s Guide to Not Drinking
Precedent Magazine
Wenting Li

Learning in Motion
Professionally Speaking
Jeannie Phan
Contributors: Melissa Campeau, Senior Editor; Bill Powell, Editor-in-Chief; Richard Lewko, Publisher

Awards Presented to the Magazine / Catégories Éditoriales

BEST EDITORIAL / MEILLEUR ÉDITORIAL

The Third Rail
Canadian Family Physician
Sarah Fraser MSc MD CCFP

Editor’s Desk
Canadian Lawyer
Tim Wilbur

Le logement comme infrastructure collective
Esquisses
Pierre Corriveau

Un scandale bien mal venu
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier

BEST ART DIRECTION: SINGLE ARTICLE OR OPENING SPREAD MEILLEURE / DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE : ARTICLE OU DOUBLE-PAGE D’OUVERTURE

Second to None
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty

Beautiful Belize
CAA Saskatchewan Magazine
Mya McNulty

Magazine article. May contain sentences.
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa

Big Picture
Ryerson University magazine – Summer 2020
Studio Wyse
Contributors: Edward Burtynsky, Alia Youssef, Finbarr O’Reilly, Lucy Lu
Handling Editor: Colleen Mellor

The pull of procrastination
University Affairs
Graham Roumieu, Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Out of Action, Comes Hope
University of Toronto magazine – Winter 2020
Studio Wyse
Editor: Scott Anderson; Photographer: Jorian Charlton

BEST COVER / MEILLEURE PAGE COUVERTURE

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty, Angela Southern

Winter 2020
Ryerson University magazine
Art Director: Studio Wyse, Editor: Colleen Mellor; Illustrator Andy Rementer

Truth Tellers issue
University of Toronto magazine
Editor: Scott Anderson; Art Direction: Studio Wyse; Photographer: Luis Mora

BEST ART DIRECTION OF A COMPLETE ISSUE / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE D’UN NUMÉRO

25 Great Places Waiting to Be Discovered
CAA Magazine
Mya McNulty

Taking care of yourself
University Affairs
Underline Studio, Judith Lacerte

Spring 2020
University of Toronto magazine
Studio Wyse

BEST ISSUE / MEILLEUR NUMÉRO

The Resiliency Issue
Azure
Danny Sinopoli, Cristian Ordóñez, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Kendra Jackson, Evan Pavka, Vicky Lee, Kari Silver, Anna Lin

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List
CAA Magazine
Paul Ferriss, Mya McNulty, Claire Cooper, Cindy Lubinc

Doing the Right Thing
Director Journal
Matthew Fortier and Simon Avery

Breaking the Silence
FORUM
Deanne Gage, Giselle Sabatini, Alex Mlynek, Peter Wilmshurst

The Alcohol Issue
Precedent Magazine
Melissa Kluger, Daniel Fish, The Office of Gilbert Li

Pivoting in a Pandemic
The Spark: Business & Innovation Magazine
Kristina Svana, Publisher; Lisa van de Geyn, Content Director & Editorial Consultant; Melanie Marler, Creative Director; Melissa Nowakowski, Senior Writer; Frank Auddino, Advertising & Circulation Director

Back to school?
University Affairs
Léo Charbonneau, Natalie Samson, Tara Siebarth, Pascale Castonguay, Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

BEST MAGAZINE / MEILLEUR MAGAZINE

For Best Magazine—the program’s most prestigious award—there are three nominees: Esquisses, Pivot, CPA Canada, and University Affairs. 

Esquisses
Esquisses tackled the subject of the pandemic and architecture with a human angle, and their design is always on point.” — NMA Jury

Pivot, CPA Canada
Pivot was an unexpectedly playful magazine, impressing with its interesting content and well-executed artistic direction. “ — NMA Jury

University Affairs
“It’s not easy to pull off both an airy design and heavy bilingual content—but, University Affairs did it, and they did it well.” — NMA Jury

CROSS-PROGRAMMING CATEGORIES 

Nominees in these categories will be announced on May 12, 2021, when the Digital Publishing Awards finalists are revealed. 

B2B LEADERSHIP AWARD & BEST PUBLISHER

After careful consideration, our Board of Directors made the decision to postpone awarding these prizes. Rest assured that applications from 2020 will automatically be kept on file and considered for the 2021 awards season. The winner will then be presented, on stage, at the spring 2022 event. This was a difficult decision, but we look forward to awarding these prizes when it is safe for the industry to gather and celebrate.

CREDIT CHANGES & ADDITIONS

If you would like to make any credit changes or additions, please send details to staff@magazine-awards.com with subject line “NMA: B2B Credit Change.” The deadline for credit changes and additions is Monday, May 17, 2021 at midnight ET.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The National Media Awards Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support of: the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Creates. We are also thankful for the support of CCR Solutions, Cision and Magazines Canada. A special thanks to the team at  Studio 141 for once again creating this year’s visual elements, and to Vesselin Stroumsky, for developing the Foundation’s online submissions and judging platforms.

On behalf of everyone who entered this year’s competition, and on behalf of the NMAF team, a sincere thank you to our dedicated roster of volunteer judges

2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B Jury

The National Media Awards Foundation is pleased to introduce the roster of judges for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B. Thank you to the 51 judges who volunteered their time and expertise this year to help us recognize excellence in editorial content published in Canadian B2B magazines!

Hamda Al Naimi is an award-winning multidisciplinary graphic designer who desires to contribute positively to the world through design. She specializes in print, branding, environmental and visual design. During her career, Hamda tackled editorial design and journalism while working at Gulf News in Dubai, brand and environmental design at Studio o+a in San Francisco, and visual and graphic design at Google in the bay area. Currently, Hamda is working on personal projects to expand her scope of knowledge in experimental typography and typeface design. 

During her childhood, she used visuals to navigate the complexities of learning in school, which led her to fall in love with and appreciate the importance of arts and design. Later in life, that background became her philosophy as a professional designer; one who strives to take the most tangled concepts and present them in the simplest way possible. 

Hamda’s work has been recognized by internationally known design competitions. A select list of her awards include Communication Arts, Print, International Design Awards, IJungle Awards, DNA Paris, and London International Creative Competition. Her projects were also featured in Packaging of the World and Women of Graphic Design. 

Lise Boullard is a passionate lifestyle editor and writer with over a decade of experience. After completing a master’s degree in publishing from Simon Fraser University, Lise’s French roots drew her east where she served as associate editor of Reader’s Digest in Montreal. Back in Vancouver, Lise joined Glacier Media, where she spent three years living the good life—and writing about it—as managing editor of Vita and Vancouver Living magazines. Lise now works at the forefront of Canada’s digital marketing industry, crafting copy that appeals to both humans (and algorithms), as the owner of Joie Digital Marketing. She also shares her lifestyle musings on her blog, The Editor’s Diary at theeditorsdiary.com. (Photo Credit: Ellen Hong Photography)

Julia Breckenreid is an illustrator in Toronto, fascinated by people and the stories they’ve lived. Her work has been awarded a gold medal by the Society of Illustrators in New York and acknowledged multiple times by American Illustration, Communication Arts and 3×3 awards annuals. Featured in a few books about illustration, but most notably in 100 Illustrators, as selected by Steven Heller & Taschen Books.

Keep an eye out for a non-fiction picture book that Julia has illustrated about art collectors Herbert & Dorothy Vogel, with a publication date set for the fall, 2021.

Tristan Bronca is a magazine writer in Toronto and formerly the senior editor at The Medical Post.

Joyce Byrne is Alberta Magazine Publishers’ past President and an award-winning veteran of the Canadian magazine industry, including the National Magazine Awards Foundation Outstanding Acheivement in 2018. She has led creative, marketing and sales teams and boards in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary, and has worked on nearly every type of magazine, from literary to light industrial, with consumer, business, health and cannabis in between. Her personal brand is I Love Magazines.

Solana Cain is a photo editor at The Globe and Mail. She is passionate about ensuring diversity and inclusion behind the lens in news coverage. Solana has worked as a photo editor for Maclean’s, Getty Images and HELLO! Canada. She is a member of Diversity Photo, The Authority Collective, Women Photograph and a mentor in the newly launched BIPOC photojournalism mentorship program, Room Up Front.

For the past 23 years, Dawn Chafe has been executive editor of Atlantic Canada’s longest-publishing, most award-winning and largest circulation business magazine, Atlantic Business Magazine. Her tenure has been dedicated to the continuous improvement of the publication and the publishing industry, particularly with regards to an uncompromising editorial standard.

Claire Cooper is the managing editor of CAA Magazine, which goes out to 1.7 million members of the Canadian Automobile Association. Claire got her start in magazines at Toronto Life, and has almost 20 years of experience working in both custom content and newsstand publications. Stories about people and places are her favourites to work on, but Claire can help make just about any topic interesting to a variety of readers.

Kristin Doucet is a seasoned communications professional with over 25 years’ experience editing professional magazines. She is the managing editor of Professionally Speaking, published by the Ontario College of Teachers, which has a circulation of 250,000 readers. Prior to this position, Kristin worked in editing and communications roles in financial services for 15 years. She is the former editor of CMA Magazine (now Pivot magazine, published by CPA Canada) and FORUM magazine, published by Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, where she was also the Director of Communications.

Diana Duong is a health journalist who has written for a variety of publications including The Medical Post, Chatelaine, and CMAJ News. She’s passionate about the human impact healthcare has on us all.

Jacinthe Dupuis is a senior editor at Air Canada enRoute based in Montréal and a graduate student in Organizational communication at Université de Montréal.

Byron Eggenschwiler is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and GQ. His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators (New York), Communication Arts, the National Magazine Awards and Applied Arts. He lives and works in Calgary, Alberta.

Daniel Fish is the senior editor at Precedent. He graduated from Carleton University’s journalism program and has a master’s in English from the University of Guelph. Daniel won Gold at the National Magazine Media Awards for his profile of Michael Bryant. He also won a Gold medal at the National Magazine Awards: B2B for the piece, “The mental-health crisis in law.”

Angelyn Francis is currently a reporter for the Toronto Star, covering equity and inequality. She regularly covers race, food, music, culture and community initiatives, sometimes all at once. Francis previously hosted season one of HuffPost’s award-winning podcast “Born and Raised,” which was about second generation Canadians and how food influences their lives. In addition, she founded Angelyn Francis Media, where she collaborates on video, photography, writing and hosting projects.

Deanne Gage is a Toronto-based editor and writer who specializes in personal finance. She’s the editor of FORUM magazine, and is a regular contributor to Globe Advisor. A recipient of several journalism awards, Deanne’s work has also appeared in Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, the Toronto Star, MoneySense, and leading B2B publications.

David Gambrill re-joined Canadian Underwriter as Editor-in-Chief in November 2017. He was previously Editor and Senior Editor of Canadian Underwriter between 2005 and 2012. Before returning to the publication, he worked as a Communications Consultant for four years at the Insurance Institute of Canada. From 2001-04, he was a staff writer and copy editor for Law Times, a weekly newspaper for the legal profession in Ontario, as well as a regular contributor to Canadian Lawyer magazine. His work has appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, The Kingston Whig-Standard and Maclean’s magazine.

Jeff Hannaford is an award-winning art director with over 20 years of experience. He has art directed Zoomer, Canadian Family, Salon, and Hamilton Magazine, and spent five years as the Associate Art Director of FLARE. He has previously judged for the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, Applied Arts Magazine Design Awards, and has sat on the Les Usherwood Award committee.

Rebecca Harris is an award-winning writer with 20 years’ experience in business publishing. She was a writer and editor at Toronto-based Marketing magazine for 12 years, and held the managing editor post from 2009-2012. Now a full-time freelance writer, her work has appeared in Canadian Grocer, Foodservice & Hospitality, Hotelier, Canadian Business and Communication Arts. Throughout her career, Rebecca has won four Canadian Business Media Awards (formerly Kenneth R. Wilson Awards) and has been nominated for 14 awards.

Andy Holloway is an editor/writer who has worked for a variety of publications in a variety of roles over the past 30 or so years. Currently editor of Financial Post Magazine, features editor at Financial Post and a contributing editor at the National Post.

Elio Iannacci is an award-winning editor, writer and content creator. His work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, the National Post, the Toronto Star, More UK and The Hollywood Reporter, as well as numerous North American and European publications. His media credentials also include two long standing tenures with Flare magazine (as Executive Editor) and FASHION magazine (as Features Editor). He is currently the Editorial Director of Experience magazine and last served as a jury member for The Writer’s Trust of Canada’s prestigious Dayne Ogilvie Prize. As one of the country’s most qualified and experienced arts and culture reporters, Iannacci has had the opportunity to speak to some of the world’s most fascinating people. Included in his list of in-depth profiles are names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Joni Mitchell, Beyoncé Knowles, Laverne Cox and Lady Gaga. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC News, Entertainment Tonight, Breakfast Television, CTV News and Global News. (Photo Credit: Alexandra Votsis)

Kendra Jackson is the deputy editor of Azure magazine, Canada’s leading publication that celebrates the very best in international architecture and design and the vanguard practitioners who are contributing to the betterment of the built world and beyond. Working in the magazine publishing industry for nearly 20 years, Jackson has successfully combined her passions for journalism and for contemporary design, and is continuously inspired by the people and projects she encounters through her position at the magazine, on both a national and global scale.

Deborah Jaremko is an industrial journalist who has been covering Canada’s oil and gas sector for more than 17 years, currently as director of content and website management for the Canadian Energy Centre. Previously Deborah was editor of jwnenergy.com and led oilsands content for the Daily Oil Bulletin. She was editor of Oilsands Review magazine from its launch in June 2006 to its close in spring 2017. Deborah graduated from the journalism degree program at Mount Royal College in Calgary in 2003. 

Alma Kamal is an award-winning graphic designer with a serious passion for print. Alma moved across the globe to learn more about design, herself and others. She believes that design can be applied to literally everything, but it works best when utilized to spread knowledge, love and compassion.Her work has been featured by major media including Adobe Live, Communication Arts, Print magazine and Print Finishes: Push your Designs from Good to Great.

Vicky Lee is the art director of Designlines magazine, as well as the associate art director of the award-winning Azure magazine.

Leata Lekushoff is an award-winning writer, editor and content creator with 15+ years experience in publishing and corporate communications. During her time as Senior Editor at Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession magazine, dozens of contributors were nominated as well as rewarded for their work under her direction—both at national and international levels. Leata began her career in film and TV, and has a background in photography. She is proud to be part of the jury for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B.

Colin Leslie is a journalist in Toronto who has worked at The Medical Post for over 20 years including the last 10 as editor-in-chief. He’s won gold and silver National Magazine Awards: B2B and before that a number of Kenneth R. Wilson Awards. He’s supervised editorial teams of different sizes over the years. The Medical Post is a six-times a year magazine and a daily newsletter for Canada’s doctors and is a magazine with a 56-year history.

Gil Martínez has more than two decades of design experience and has worked for publishers throughout North America. He has been a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers since 2004, where he has reviewed portfolios for junior designers and prospective members and participated in its Education and Ethics committees. He has received accolades from the HOW International Design Awards, the SoGood Design Awards, the Canadian Business Media Awards and others. In addition to his work as art director for Newcom Media Inc.’s Financial Group, Gil writes about branding and design for the financial industry, wrote a book about calligraphy and typography, and teaches editorial design at Centennial College.

Elisabeth Massicolli évolue depuis plusieurs années dans l’univers des magazines féminins. Elle s’intéresse de près à la mode durable, aux voyages, au féminisme et à la culture populaire. Passionnée des mots, elle est également éditrice et autrice. Son premier roman, La Bouche Pleine, est paru à l’automne 2020, chez Québec Amérique. 

Mya McNulty is an Art Director at Strategic Content Labs, the custom content division of St. Joseph Communications. She currently oversees the CAA group of magazines, which goes to almost 3 million members from Alberta to Newfoundland. Over the course of her career, she has created content for a wide range of clients, including Mazda, Sobeys, Acura and Aeroplan. Her work has crossed multiple channels and includes editorial, advertising, direct mail, and in-store, both in print and online. Mya graduated from NSCAD University with an honours degree in Communication Design.

Anna Minzhulina is an award-winning art director and designer, specializing in editorial and communication design. Her work includes National Magazine Award-winning feature designs, editorial packages and covers for titles such as Maisonneuve magazine. Her work has also been recognized by the Folio Awards, which recently acknowledged her designs and art direction for Experience magazine. Experience magazine was presented with awards for the “Overall Design,” “Cover Design,” “Feature Design,” and “Graphic Art”. Last year she was among nominees for the B2B National Magazine Awards for best art direction and cover design (which won gold). Currently, she is on the Board of Directors for the National Magazine Awards Foundation, an institution she has been working with for years. In 2018, she became the recipient of the Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship Award, from Concordia University. Now, she is in the process of finishing her graduate thesis on the importance of the sketch method during the design process.

Carol Moskot is an editorial art director and creative director based in New York with 25+ years of magazine and custom publishing experience in the US and Canada. Carol is an award-winning designer specializing in art direction, photo direction and branding. Her studio, Carol Moskot Design + Direction, focuses on the intersection of publication design and story-telling for magazines and nonprofits to help them tell their stories for the common good. She has won over 80 awards for her work from the National Magazine Awards, Society of Publications Designers and Advertising and Design Club of Canada. One of her current projects is art directing Broadview, which she recently rebranded and redesigned for the United Church of Canada.

Elizabeth Pagliacolo is Editor In Chief at Azure, an independent Toronto-based publication that has covered the cutting-edge of design and architecture around the globe for over 35 years. A National Magazine Award–winning editor and writer, Pagliacolo has reported from international design fairs, covered major architectural projects and interviewed the leading lights of contemporary design. She has also participated on design juries in Toronto and New York. In 2017, she was the Director of Programming of the EDIT Festival, presented by Design Exchange in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme. She has also written for The Globe and Mail, enRoute Edition, Frame and many other publications.

Mariève Paradis a été journaliste pendant près de 15 ans. Elle travaille maintenant en communications dans le réseau de la santé en plus de poursuivre sa maîtrise en journalisme à l’Université Concordia.

Émilie Pontbriand is the Manager of Marketing & External Relations at Imagine Canada, overseeing communications, marketing and branding initiatives. Before coming to Imagine Canada, Émilie was the Director of Programs & Communications at the National Media Awards Foundation. Prior to working in the charitable sector, she worked in the music industry as the Marketing Manager for Celinedion.com. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a certificate in Political Science from Laval University, as well as a Translation certificate from the University of Toronto.

Martha Porado is the managing editor of The Medical Post and Pharmacy Practice + Business and has written for numerous B2B publications including Benefits Canada and Advisor’s Edge.

Karyn Pugliese, aka Pabàmàdiz, is best known for her work as a Parliament Hill reporter and as the Executive Director of News and Current Affairs at APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), where she ran the news department for seven years. She joined Ryerson’s faculty in the Spring of 2020 while completing a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. Karyn has worked in both daily news and on long-form investigations at a variety of outlets including ichannel, VisionTV, CBC and CTV.

Karyn is a past president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and she is a board member of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. She is a Journalists for Human Rights Ambassador and worked as an expert trainer for the program in South Sudan in 2018.

Her journalism has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Canadian Screen Awards, the Native American Journalists Association and the Public Policy Forum. She holds degrees in Journalism and History.

Karyn is a citizen of the Pikwàkanagàn First Nation in Ontario, and is of mixed Algonquin and Italian descent. When she is not engaged in acts of journalism, you’ll find her paddling a canoe, shooting photos and eating frybread.

Elizabeth Raymer is Senior Editor for Canadian Lawyer and Lexpert, where she assigns and edits stories and newsletters, and covers the Supreme Court of Canada, national/federal and Quebec beats and litigation, among other topics. She cut her teeth in legal journalism as a staff writer for The Lawyer’s Weekly and has written broadly for other publications, including the CBA’s National magazine, University Affairs and The Bottom Line. She previously worked as an editor for Thomson Reuters, Rogers Publishing’s Pharmacy Post, the Book and Periodical Council’s annual Freedom to Read review, and for all three Toronto daily broadsheets.

She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Women’s Studies and Literature, holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a diplôme de langue et de civilisation françaises (niveau avancé) from the Sorbonne.

Dr. Jessica Riddell is a Full Professor of Early Modern Literature in the English Department at Bishop’s University (Quebec, Canada), specializing in early modern dramatic and non-dramatic literature. Dr. Riddell was awarded the 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 2015, the first recipient of the award at Bishop’s University. She holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence at Bishop’s University; in this capacity, she explores innovative teaching and learning practices, creates mentorship opportunities for students and faculty, and participates in a wide range of consultations at the national and international levels. Dr. Riddell is also the Executive Director of the Maple League of Universities, a consortium of four universities – Bishop’s, Mount Allison, Acadia, and St. Francis Xavier – that share a focused commitment to quality undergraduate education. She works across the four universities to support high impact practices as part of a 21st century liberal education. She engages in public-facing activities and projects, including as an active contributor to public scholarship as a longstanding columnist for University Affairs Magazine (2015 – 2020), national media contributor (with CBC Sunday Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and other venues), as a keynote speaker at international conferences, and as a visiting scholar in the UK, Norway, and Australia. She sits on a number national and international boards, including the Future Skills Research Advisory Board (Social and Emotional Skills – SES), and is a member of Future Skills Talent Council.

Luc Rinaldi is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and the former editor of Pivot magazine. His work has appeared in Maclean’s, Toronto Life and Reader’s Digest.

Kelsey Rolfe is an award-winning journalist and editor based in Toronto, with bylines in TVO, the Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve Magazine and the Northern Miner, among others. She has worked as a section editor for CIM Magazine and an associate editor for Benefits Canada. Currently freelance, she writes about mining, employment and labour, health, technology and cities. Her work has been recognized by the National Magazine Awards: B2B, SABEW Canada’s Best In Business awards and the Canadian Association of Journalists awards.

Guillaume Roy est journaliste indépendant basé à Saint-Félicien au Lac-Saint-Jean. Diplômé en sciences de l’environnement et passionné de grandes aventures, il couvre l’actualité en lien avec les ressources naturelles, l’entrepreneuriat, les sciences et le plein air. Il collabore entre autres avec Espaces, Le Quotidien, Caribou, Unpointcinq, Quatre-Temps, L’Actualité, Québec Sciences, et Beside. Il est aussi le rédacteur en chef du magazine Opérations forestières. 

Sunaya Sapurji is an award-winning journalist who has worked in digital, print, TV and radio. Currently, she is currently a Toronto-based editor and writer at The Athletic. Her previous stops include the Toronto Star, Yahoo Sports and CBC News.

Amanda Silliker is the Branding and Communications Director at SendtoNews, an online video platform that delivers content, technology and monetization to publishers across North America. She was the gold winner in the Best Feature Article: Trade category at the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B for her article about health and safety for recent immigrants in Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine. She also placed in the Top 25 Feature Articles for the same article at the 2020 Tabbie Awards. Amanda was the editor of COS, published by Thomson Reuters, for eight years as well as the project manager for the publication’s annual awards program, Canada’s Safest Employers. She has held previous roles at Canadian HR Reporter, Canadian Family and Dance Magazine. Amanda has a Bachelor of Journalism, Highest Honours, from Carleton University in Ottawa.

Bill Skerrett PhD has spent many years involved with the media industry in Atlantic Canada. He helped create the Atlantic Magazines Association and is the founding and current Executive Director of the 40 year old Atlantic Journalism Awards, which has a magazine awards component. He was a commentator/producer at CBC television and radio. Bill is an inductee into the Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame and has written many articles for Atlantic magazines. He has operated his own film/video production/media company and as such is the key writer/producer/director for hundreds of documentaries, TV series and print publications. He has also lectured in writing, communication and media at several Atlantic universities.

Diplômée d’une maîtrise en Management de la culture et des médias de Sciences Po Paris, Marine Thomas est spécialisée dans la presse d’affaires. En 2011, elle pilote la refonte du magazine Premières en affaires, un bimestriel sur les grands enjeux économiques au féminin. Deux ans plus tard, elle participe à la création d’Inspiro, un magazine trimestriel destiné aux jeunes professionnels et entrepreneurs. Elle assure la supervision du contenu de ces deux publications jusqu’en 2015, puis devient rédactrice en chef de la revue Gestion de HEC Montréal. En décembre 2016, elle entre au journal Les Affaires à titre de directrice de contenu, Journal et Bulletin privilège avant d’en devenir la rédactrice en chef en juillet 2019. 

Engagée dans la communauté, Marine est vice-présidente du conseil d’administration du Y des femmes, présidente-fondatrice du comité philanthropique Génération W, et administratrice de Lire et faire lire

Joe Thompson has been covering the Canadian manufacturing sector for nearly two decades. He is responsible for the day-to-day editorial direction of Canadian Metalworking magazine, providing a uniquely Canadian look at the world of metal manufacturing. An award-winning writer and graduate of the Sheridan College journalism program, he has published articles worldwide in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical, infrastructure, and entertainment.

Based in Toronto, Michael Tong is the art director at Group SJR, a global marketing and advertising agency. He has worked on multimedia projects for a variety of luxury and lifestyle clients including Fairmont, Birks, Lindt, Air Canada, Bombardier, Hudson’s Bay, Interac and Related Companies. A cross-platform creative, Michael brings his interests in food, travel, design, and culture to life through comprehensive art direction and graphic design.

Lisa van de Geyn is a self-proclaimed life-long magazine junkie and a nearly 20-year veteran in Canada’s magazine industry. The award-winning magazine writer and editor has worked on staff and freelance for a variety of publications, including Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Today’s Parent, CPA Magazine, House & Home and Living Luxe. She’s a mom to two tweenagers and loves her Netflix subscription.

Jeff Wasserman is a Toronto based food, drink and still life photographer. Previously, Jeff was the Photography Editor at the National Post for thirteen years—the flagship paper for Canwest Global (which later became Postmedia). There, he led a team of photo editors, staff photojournalists and a large roster of freelance photojournalists around the world to produce award-winning content. Before that Jeff was a photojournalist at The Globe and Mail and the Financial Post, covering a wide range of national and international assignments. Jeff’s roots are in Windsor, Ontario where he began his photographic career as a commercial photographer, shooting catalogues and other commercial assignments in the Windsor area, before moving to Toronto.

Tim Wilbur is a licensed lawyer and current Editor-In-Chief of Key Media’s print and digital law publications including LexpertCanadian LawyerInHouse, and Law Times. He is a graduate of McMaster University with a degree in Philosophy & Human Rights and Juris Doctor Law degree from the University of Toronto. He has over 14 years of publishing experience, starting as the Focus Editor on The Lawyers Weekly publication at LexisNexis and managing legal editorial content for Thomson Reuters.

His reporting covers all areas of law in Canada, and he also oversees content for Key Media’s legal events, including the inaugural Canadian Law Awards and Lexpert Rising Stars. He has appeared on panel discussions and has chaired and emceed leading events for the legal community in Canada.

Rachel Wine is a freelance art director and photo editor based in Toronto. She has worked at The Globe and Mail, where she was the photo editor for documentary features and lifestyle publications Globe Style Advisor and Globe Pursuits. Prior to The Globe, she worked at Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and was a contributing editor at Maclean’s and Canadian Business. She is an independent curator who lectures, writes and consults on photography and visual projects.

As editor of the Pharmacy Group of media at EnsembleIQ, Vicki Wood oversees content in Canada’s leading pharmacy publication, Pharmacy Practice+Business, and on pharmacists’ most popular information site, CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca.

Vanessa Wyse is the founder and Creative Director of Studio Wyse. A native of Sydney, Australia now based in Toronto, Canada. Studio Wyse creates print and digital editorial visual solutions, branding and strategy for some of the world’s largest media brands and institutions including The University of Toronto, Chatelaine, xtramagazine.com and The Globe and Mail to name just a few. Previous to launching Studio Wyse, Vanessa was the founding Creative Director of the internationally recognized city weekly The Grid. Her work has received awards and accolades from the NMAF (Canada), SPD (U.S.), ADCC (Canada), Applied Arts (Canada), SND (U.S.), Type Directors Club and D&AD (UK).

We’ll be announcing the nominees for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B very soon! Please make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details.

B2B Leadership Award—Final Call for Nominations!

Our thanks to everyone who entered the 3rd annual National Magazine Awards: B2B! We’ll be announcing finalists this spring, but until then, consider nominating a colleague for the B2B Leadership Award!

This prestigious designation is a recognition of outstanding career achievement, contributions to the industry, and overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B media industry. Anyone working in the B2B publishing industry is eligible: journalists, writers, creators, editors, publishers, art directors, circulation experts, marketing managers, sales and promotion professionals, and production managers. The 2020 winner was Karen Lorimer—read up on her incredible, 40-year career in Canadian media and publishing.  

Here’s what to include in the nomination package: 

  • A cover letter indicating the candidate’s name, title, and a summary of their career achievements, including links to or examples of their work.
  • At least two supporting letters from other individuals. 

Email the entire nomination package as a single PDF file (10 pages max.) to staff@magazine-awards.com by March 2, 2021 and pay the $25 entry fee by e-transfer or PayPal. 

March 2, 2021 is also the deadline for the NMA’s Outstanding Achievement award and the DPA’s special awards, the Digital Publishing Leadership Award and the Emerging Excellence Award

Nominees will be announced this spring, over on Twitter

Call for Entries for the 3rd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B

Submissions for the 3rd annual National Magazine Awards: B2B are now open! This year, we’re celebrating and recognizing the best business-to-business publishing across 18 categories, with Gold winners in individual categories receiving a $500 cash prize.

New for 2021, there are seven additional categories that are part of a cross-programming initiative. The National Media Awards Foundation encourages NMA: B2B participants, alongside National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards participants to submit to their work to the following categories:

  • Best Virtual Event
  • Best Editorial Newsletter
  • Best Podcast: News and Politics
  • Best Podcast: Arts and Culture
  • Best Online Video: Short
  • Best Online Video: Feature
  • Best Online Video: Mini Doc

How to Submit

  1. Review the Categories and Rules
  2. Register online at https://submissions.nmab2b.com/submit
  3. Enter the details of each submission, following our submission requirements
  4. Pay the required entry fees

Please note that, in response to the challenges of this COVID-19 era, no hard copies are required this year. All entry materials can be uploaded to our online portal.

Deadlines

To save on fees, get your entries in by the early bird deadline of January 15, 2021. The final deadline for submissions is January 25, 2021 at midnight EST.

Need help?

If you’ve got questions about the program or the submissions process, we’ve got answers. Drop us a line at staff@magazine-awards.com or direct message us on Twitter.

Ready to Enter?

Click here to get started.

Categories Announced for the 3rd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B

National Magazine Awards: B2B Category Lineup for 2021.

We’re pleased to announce the lineup of categories for the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B! Our program for 2021 features 18 categories, including the B2B Leadership Award, plus additional categories that are part of a new, cross-programming initiative.

Here’s the full lineup:

  1. Best Column or Regularly Featured Department
  2. Best Profile of a Company
  3. Best Profile of a Person
  4. Best Feature Article: Trade
  5. Best Feature Article: Professional
  6. Best News Coverage
  7. Best How-To Article or Series of Articles
  8. Best Series of Articles
  9. Best Photograph
  10. Best Illustration
  11. Best Editorial
  12. Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread
  13. Best Cover
  14. Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue
  15. Best Issue
  16. Best Publisher
  17. Best Magazine
  18. B2B Leadership Award

Additional Categories

New for 2021, we encourage National Magazine Awards: B2B participants to submit their work to the following categories, which will compete among those submitted to the Digital Publishing Awards and the National Magazine Awards programs. For this cross-programming initiative, all entries will be evaluated by a single panel of judges, and winners will be announced across all three programs. For more information, please see our rules.

  • Best Editorial Newsletter
  • Best Virtual Event
  • Best Podcast: News and Politics
  • Best Podcast: Arts and Culture
  • Best Online Video: Short
  • Best Online Video: Feature
  • Best Online Video: Mini-Doc

We will present the winners of the 3rd National Magazine Awards: B2B in the spring of 2021. If you’re interested in submitting to the 2021 National Magazine Awards: B2B, please note that the call for entries opens on December 22, 2020 and closes on January 25, 2021. To save on fees, get your entries in by the early bird deadline of January 15, 2021.

Nominees Announced for 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B

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The National Media Awards Foundation is pleased to announce the nominees of the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B.

In its second year, our dedicated roster of 58 judges rigorously assessed hundreds of entries from 64 B2B publications in 19 categories. These 82 outstanding finalists emerged, made possible by the B2B industry experts who generously volunteered their time and expertise.

See the complete list of nominees here.

KAREN LORIMER NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 B2B LEADERSHIP AWARD

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The National Media Awards Foundation proudly congratulates Karen Lorimer, winner of the 2020 B2B Leadership Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding career achievement, contributions to the field, and overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B media industry. Learn more about Karen’s impressive and illustrious career here.

There’s no shortage of praise for Lorimer’s leadership and contributions to the B2B media industry: “Karen always stood out as a leading voice for the industry,” says Alison Janzen, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Torkin Manes LLP. “Not just a leader of people, she also took a leading role in shaping the Canadian legal magazine industry.”

In recognition of Lorimer’s 40 plus years of experience in the field of Canadian media and publishing, her commitment as a mentor, and her incredible leadership qualities, the National Media Awards Foundation is thrilled to recognize Lorimer with our most prestigious individual award, the B2B Leadership Award. Congratulations, Karen!

TOP NOMINEES

Pivot, CPA Canada leads with an impressive 18 nominations across various categories this year. Tied for second are University Affairs and Professionally Speaking, who each earned seven nominations. Precedent, Profession Santé, Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine and Canadian Architect tied for third place with four nominations respectively.

INDIVIDUAL NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hi, I’m Mike” from Pivot, CPA Canada leads with three nominations: Best Cover, Best Issue and Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread
  • Meet Michael” from Pivot, CPA Canada received two nominations: Best Photograph and Best Profile of a Person
  • Auditing in the Drone Age” Pivot, CPA Canada was also twice nominated, in Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue and Best Cover
  • Receiving two nominations in the notable categories of Best Cover and Best Issue is Bombardier Experience Magazine’s “Spring/Summer 2019” issue
  • The “November 2019” issue from University Affairs also received two nominations: Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue and Best Issue
  • The Precedent Innovation Awards” published in Precedent, is nominated for Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread and Best Illustration
  • The King of Chefs” published in Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine received two nominations: Best Photograph and Best Profile of a Person
  • Professionally Speaking’s “December 2019” issue received nominations for Best Issue and Best Photograph

BEST MAGAZINE & BEST PUBLISHER 

There are three nominees for the prestigious Best Magazine award: EsquissesPivot, CPA Canada and University Affairs.

Pivot, CPA Canada won Best Magazine in 2019 and University Affairs earns its second straight nod in this category.

Canadian Architect, published by IQ Business Media has been selected to win Best Publisher.

See the complete list of categories and nominees here.

Top B2B magazine nominees:

MagazineNominations 
Pivot, CPA Canada18
University Affairs7
Professionally Speaking7
Profession Santé4
Precedent4
Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine4
Canadian Architect4
The Medical Post3
Esquisses3
CMAJ3
Bombardier Experience Magazine3
Azure3
Advisor’s Edge3

CREDIT CHANGES: If you would like to make any credit changes, please send details to staff@magazine-awards.com before Monday, May 4, 2020.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The National Media Awards Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support of: Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Creates. We are also thankful for the support of CCR Solutions, Cision and Magazines Canada.

A special thanks to Studio 141 for creating this year’s visual elements.
This year’s NMA: B2B judges volunteered their time and industry knowledge, reading and evaluating hundreds of entries; our sincerest thanks!

Karen Lorimer to receive the National Media Awards Foundation’s 2020 B2B Leadership Award

The National Media Awards Foundation proudly congratulates Karen Lorimer, winner of the 2020 B2B Leadership Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding career achievement, contributions to the field, and overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B media industry.

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Lorimer’s 40-year career in Canadian media and publishing started in a five-person publishing house as an advertising sales representative. Shortly after, she moved on to Southam Communications, where Lorimer not only participated in all steps of the publishing process (advertising sales, market research, editorial, circulation, and more), but worked on a wide-range of publications (from Process Industries Canada to Verve).

Gail J. Cohen, former Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Lawyer , Law Times and FindLaw.ca, says “the job of publisher was made for [Karen].”

This experience “set the stage for the rest of her career that included Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at custom publisher Dovetail Communications, President of her own consulting company 4-Plus Communications Inc., as well as an instructor at Humber College,” recalls Cohen.

In 2005, Lorimer was hired as a Director and Group Publisher at CLB Media Inc., tasked with growing the company’s professional publications and launching magazines for in-house counsel and law students. “[T]here was finally someone in the driver’s seat who could look after all aspects of the publications,” says Cohen.

Niel Hiscox, President of Universus Media Group Inc. and former VP of CLB Media Inc., watched Lorimer “mentor staff both young and old. Under Karen’s leadership we launched new print magazines and innovative digital products. Karen improved our revenues and drove new editorial ideas, always with a view to delivering the highest possible quality in everything we did.”

CLB Media Inc. was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2010. Lorimer spent nine years there as the Director and Group Publisher of the Media Solutions Division, working on publications that included Canadian Lawyer, Law Times, Canadian Lawyer InHouse, Canadian HR Reporter, Lexpert, Canadian Occupational Safety, and FindLaw Canada.

“Karen’s ability to motivate people was extraordinary… She would adjust her approach to each individual to meet his/her needs and adapt to their learning style,” says Ivan Ivanovitch, Director, Business Development & Operations, McCarthy Tetrault, on Lorimer’s leadership approach while at Thomson Reuters. “Karen would encourage a healthy degree of disagreement to challenge the team’s assumptions and beliefs to drive innovation.”

Indeed, there’s no shortage of praise for Lorimer’s leadership: “Karen always stood out as a leading voice for the industry,” says Alison Janzen, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Torkin Manes LLP. “Not just a leader of people, she also took a leading role in shaping the Canadian legal magazine industry.”

Lorimer was also instrumental as one of the original instructors in launching Humber College’s Media Advertising Sales diploma program, and continued to mentor young professionals through teaching at Humber College.
In recognition of Lorimer’s 40 plus years of experience in the field of Canadian media and publishing, her commitment as a mentor, and her incredible leadership qualities, the National Media Awards Foundation is thrilled to recognize Lorimer with our most prestigious individual award, the B2B Leadership Award. Congratulations, Karen!

2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B Jury

The National Media Awards Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 NMA: B2B roster of judges. Our thanks to everyone who generously volunteered their time and expertise, particularly during this year with its unique challenges and circumstances!

La Fondation est heureuse de présenter son jury pour les Prix du magazine canadien : B2B 2020. Nous remercions sincèrement tous les professionnels de grand talent qui ont généreusement offert leur temps et leur expertise pour évaluer les candidatures, en particulier au cours de cette année avec ses défis et circonstances uniques !

Ryan Bergen joined CIM Magazine, the flagship publication of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, in 2009. He has a background in the Humanities, training as a journalist and – prior to immersing himself in all things mining – experience reporting in Canada and the United States, covering topics from self-dealing small-town Kansas mayors to Kingston prison breaks to Montreal’s famously crumbling infrastructure. He has been the editor-in-chief of the magazine since 2012. During his tenure, CIM Magazine has been recognized multiple times for the editorial quality of its coverage of the mining industry.

Diplômé en rédaction-communications de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Steve Bouchard écrit sur le camionnage depuis 25 ans. Il est le rédacteur en chef du magazine Transport Routier depuis sa création en 2000. Il est aussi le rédacteur en chef du site web transportroutier.ca et il contribue aux magazines Today’s Trucking et Truck News. Il a remporté divers prix de journalisme spécialisé au Canada et aux États-Unis et il a reçu le prestigieux prix « Amélioration de l’image de l’industrie » remis par l’Association du camionnage du Québec.

Lise Boullard is a passionate lifestyle editor and writer with over a decade of experience. After completing a master’s degree in publishing from Simon Fraser University, Lise’s French roots drew her east where she served as associate editor of Reader’s Digest in Montreal. Back in Vancouver, Lise joined Glacier Media, where she spent three years living the good life—and writing about it—as managing editor of Vita and Vancouver Living magazines. Lise now works at the forefront of Canada’s digital publishing industry, crafting copy that appeals to both humans (and algorithms) as content manager of Glacier Media’s digital department. She also shares her lifestyle musings on her blog, The Editor’s Diary at theeditorsdiary.com

Mark Burgess is the managing editor of Advisor’s Edge, a magazine for financial advisors. He was previously associate editor of strategy magazine and deputy editor of The Hill Times.

Currently Writer and Editor with industry blog Chemical Matters, Leslie Burt has been writer, editor and publisher of a variety of business publications in Canada and Asia. Titles include Lab Product News, Adweek Asia, Asian Advertising & Marketing, Asian Venture Capital Journal, and Process Industries Canada, among others.

Joyce Byrne is a publisher and magazine consultant with 20 years experience in consumer, business, trade, custom and cultural magazines. She was most recently the group publisher at RedPoint Media in Calgary and prior to that was Vice President at Venture Publishing in Edmonton. She began her career at This Magazine in Toronto. Joyce is the President of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, consulting publisher to Eighteen Bridges, and the proofreader for Taddle Creek. In 2018 she received the National Magazine Awards Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Rosanna Caira is the editor and publisher of Kostuch Media overseeing its varied portfolio of print, digital and events products. In her capacity as editor of Canada’s two leading hospitality publications, Foodservice and Hospitality and Hotelier magazines, Rosanna directs the editorial and graphic content of both publications, and is responsible for the editorial vision of the magazines and its many digital products. In addition to her editorial duties, Rosanna also serves as publisher, directing the strategic development of the Sales and Marketing, Production and Circulation departments. She is also responsible for the company’s many events, ranging from the Icons & Innovators, to the Pinnacle Awards and the newly launched Women in Tourism & Hospitality conference. Rosanna is well known in industry circles across Canada, representing the magazines at industry functions and serving on various Boards and committees. These include the Canadian Hospitality Foundation, the Ontario Hostelry Institute, and the Canadian Business Press. Rosanna is a recipient of the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Gold Award in the media category, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American-based International Food Editors’ Council. In September 2006, the Italian Chamber of Commerce named Rosanna one of the 32 most successful business women in Canada of Italian Origin. And, in 2016, Rosanna was bestowed with an Honorary degree – the Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality — from Toronto’s George Brown College.

John Carson is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Lawyer’s Daily, the fifth editorship in his career. He brings 25 years of journalism, online content and digital communications experience to the role as an editor and reporter in the U.K. and Canada, specializing in technology and business. He also runs a digital consultancy called Herb Communications.

Dawn Chafe—Editor of Atlantic Canada’s leading business magazine.

Maria Church is the editor of Canadian Forest Industries and Canadian Biomass magazines, two of more than 65 media brands published by Annex Business Media, Canada’s largest B2B magazine publisher. A graduate of Carleton University’s bachelor of journalism program in Ottawa, she began her career as a reporter and photographer for community newspapers in Alberta and the Northwest Territories before making the switch to trade media with Annex. Now living in Nova Scotia on Canada’s East Coast, Maria frequently travels to sawmills, wood pellet plants and logging sites across the country to hear from the people shaping the future of the forest industry and bioeconomy.

An award-winning journalist for more than 25 years, Gail Cohen spent two decades covering all aspects of the legal profession in Canada. She is currently working on a book about LGBTQ equality rights in Canada, editing Sage magazine, and honing her entrepreneurial skills and spirit. Gail was previously the editor in chief of the most comprehensive group of publications and digital products covering the law in Canada, where she launched a number of publications and digital products. She was recently the first journalist in residence at Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School.

Claire Cooper is the managing editor of CAA Magazine, which goes out to 1.7 million members of the Canadian Automobile Association in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Claire has worked in custom content for 11 years and before that, spent six years at Toronto Life magazine.

Dave Donald is currently art director of Ryerson Review of Journalism, Point of View Magazine and Education Canada. He has been in publication design for over 28 years, working on magazines such as This Magazine, Chatelaine and Masthead. He is also a freelance design consultant and lecturer specializing in publication design.

Kristin Doucet is a seasoned communications professional with over 20 years’ experience editing professional magazines. She is the managing editor of Professionally Speaking, published by the Ontario College of Teachers, which has a circulation of 250,000 readers. Prior to this position, Kristin worked in editing and communications roles in financial services for 15 years. She is the former editor of CMA Magazine (now Pivot magazine, published by CPA Canada) and FORUM magazine, published by Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, where she was also the Director of Communications.

Daniel Fish is the senior editor at Precedent and PrecedentJD. He graduated from Carleton University’s journalism program and has a master’s in English from the University of Guelph. Daniel won Gold at the National Magazine Media Awards for his profile of Michael Bryant.

Shellee Fitzgerald has been on the Canadian Grocer team for more than 17 years and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. Read coast to coast, Canadian Grocer has been serving the grocery industry for more than 130 years. A graduate of Queen’s University, Shellee has previously worked in communications at the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (now Restaurants Canada) and was an associate editor at Chapters Online.

Renée Francoeur is the editor of Blue Line, Canada’s only independent magazine for law enforcement. She is also the host of Blue Line, The Podcast and one of the organizers behind the brand’s annual Blue Line Expo.

PhotoED Magazine Editor/ Publisher, Rita Godlevskis has extensive experience in publishing and creative media work in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. From Toronto Life to Australian Women’s Weekly, she has worked across multiple editorial platforms with a diverse range of projects in her portfolio.  Rita holds a master’s in Creative Media from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and has exhibited her own photographic work in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Photo by Ryan Parker

Raj Grainger is a UK-born multidisciplinary graphic designer and creative director who lives and works in Toronto. He studied conceptual art and media design and focuses primarily on editorial, print- and identity-based projects. He likes to collaborate with cultural and educational institutions, non-profits and other creatives. His work has been recognized by Applied Arts magazine, the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) and nominated National Magazine Awards. In addition to starting his own studio practice, he volunteers for the RGD as an awards juror and mentor.

John Greig is editor of Farmtario, a digital and print publication that serves the agriculture sector. He’s spent his career in business to business journalism and communications. He is a graduate of Carleton University’s Journalism program and lives with his family on their small farm near Lucan, Ontario.

Jeff Hannaford is an award-winning art director with over 20 years of experience. He has art directed Zoomer, Canadian Family, Salon, and Hamilton Magazine, and spent five years as the Associate Art Director of FLARE. He has previously judged for the KRW Awards, Applied Arts Magazine Design Awards, and has sat on the Les Usherwood Award committee.

Tara Hardy has been working as a collage artist for the last 15 years. Her biggest love is her pug, Winston. Her deep love for animals and the natural world are present in most of her work and her passion for love, justice and freedom is what fuels her. Her work has recently been in The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Politico and in an episode of HBO’s Succession.

Rebecca Harris is an award-winning writer with 20 years’ experience in business publishing. She was a writer and editor at Toronto-based Marketing magazine for 12 years, and held the managing editor post from 2009-2012. Rebecca is currently a regular contributor to Canadian Grocer, Foodservice & Hospitality and Hotelier. Her work has also appeared in Canadian Business, Food in Canada, Profit Guide, and Women of Influence. Throughout her career, Rebecca has won four Canadian Business Media Awards (formerly KRW awards) and has been nominated for 14 awards.

Andy Holloway—Editor/writer who has worked for a variety of publications in a variety of positions over the past 25+ years. Currently editor of Financial Post Magazine and features editor of Financial Post.

Lauren Huneault is the Senior Content Producer, Content & Audience Development at the Canadian Franchise Association. In this role, Lauren manages the content production for Franchise Canada properties, including Franchise Canada Magazine and all corresponding digital properties such as the website, e-newsletter, video channel, and podcast.  With a background in journalism and publishing, Lauren has previously worked as the editor of trade magazines, including Your Convenience Manager (YCM) and Octane.

Erica Kirkland has spent over 20 years in Canada’s B2B publishing industry. In 2014 she launched InStore, The Definitive Resource for Independent Lifestyle Retailers in Canada for which she serves as publisher and editor. In 2018, she purchased Giftbeat, a paid-circulation B2B publication launched in 1992 which provides market intelligence and data to U.S.-based retailers. Prior to launching InStore, Kirkland served as the Editor of Retail News for 15 years, a magazine which was recognized in 2013 as the Trade Magazine of the Year by the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards. Kirkland started her career in 1998 at Annex Publishing.

Jacqueline Kovacs has worked in magazines for more than 25 years—in both consumer and B2B titles. Whether crafting an editorial package for Today’s Parent, working with writers and designers at Professionally Speaking or writing for Canadian Living, Best Health or Chatelaine, she brings a love of story with a sharp sense of structure, style and audience to all content she’s involved with. She is currently the magazine specialist at CAA South Central Ontario.

Benoîte Labrosse est une journaliste indépendante basée à Montréal. Elle collabore avec de nombreux médias, dont Finance et InvestissementProtégez-Vous,Esquisses et Continuité, tout en étant chargée de projets aux cahiers spéciaux du journal Les Affaires et rédactrice en chef adjointe du magazine de solidarité internationale Sans Frontières. Spécialiste de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, elle a vécu plusieurs mois au Cameroun, au Ghana au Sénégal et au Burkina Faso, où elle a entre autres couvert l’élection présidentielle de 2015. Mme Labrosse est administratrice de la Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPJQ), dont elle a aussi été secrétaire-trésorière de 2011 à 2016.

Christine Lanthier a travaillé pendant 18 ans à la rédaction en chef de plusieurs publications spécialisées : guides des éditions Jobboom, Magazine Jobboom et magazine Esquisses, de l’Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ). Actuellement conseillère en communications pour l’OAQ, elle supervise ou accompagne la publication des contenus de l’organisme sur différentes plateformes.

Leata Lekushoff is an award-winning writer, editor and content creator with 15+ years experience in publishing and corporate communications. She was most recently the Senior Editor at Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession magazine. During that time, dozens of contributors were nominated as well as rewarded for their work under her direction, both at national and international levels. Leata began her career in film and TV, and has a background in photography. She is proud to be part of the jury for the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B.

Colin Leslie is a journalist in Toronto who has worked at the Medical Post for 22 years including the last 10 as editor-in-chief. He’s won gold and silver National Magazine Awards:B2B and before that a number of Kenneth R. Wilson Awards. He’s supervised editorial teams of different sizes over the years. The Medical Post is a six-times a year magazine and a daily newsletter for Canada’s doctors and is a magazine with a 55-year history. 

Marie-Sophie L’Heureux has been a magazine editor for the past 10 years. Starting her career as a registered nurse at age 21, she next became a radio freelance culture journalist at CKAC Montreal, and was then offered editor-in-chief position in a food magazine associated to a TV channel, Zeste (Quebec food network). In 2011, she was recruited by Canadian Medical Association to be editor-in-chief of Santé inc., a French-written magazine belonging to Canadian Medical Association/Joule that is still distributed to all 23,000 Quebec physicians and recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Marie-Sophie has also been a Radio CBC/SRC health columnist on numerous CBC French radio stations across Canada and as a restaurant critic for Communications Voir/Guide Resto Voir. Today, she additionally contributes to various magazines and newspapers. She received her nursing degree at Université de Montréal in 2003 before graduating with a journalism diploma and a management master’s degree (M.Sc.) in 2010, with a specialty diploma in Health and Society. In 2016, Marie-Sophie was selected among 40 exceptional women that had studied at Université de Montréal to be part of a special campus photography exhibition about women that have an inspiring career.

Brian MacLeod is editor of the Western Producer, the largest newspaper in Canada serving the agriculture industry. He has worked at seven newspapers and spent several years in communications at a major mining company. He has been recognized for opinion and analysis writing by the Ontario Newspaper Awards, the Canadian Farm Writers Federation and the North American Agricultural Journalists association. He has judged the National Newspaper Awards and is a former member of the board of directors of the Ontario Newspaper Awards. He lives near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Gil Martinez has more than two decades of design experience and has worked for publishers throughout North America. He has been a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers since 2004, where he has reviewed portfolios for junior designers and prospective members, and participated in its Education and Ethics committees. He has received accolades from the HOW International Design Awards, the SoGood Design Awards, the Canadian Business Media Awards and others. In addition to his work as art director for Newcom Media Inc.’s Financial Group, Gil writes about branding and design for the financial industry, has written a book about calligraphy and typography, and teaches editorial design at Centennial College.

Hélène Matteau—Outre mon expérience à la direction de magazines, j’ai aussi été enseignante au secondaire (français, méthodologie du travail intellectuel, arts plastiques) et bibliothécaire scolaire. Puis réviseure dans diverses maisons d’édition de livres et de magazines, directrice de la production chez Sogides. Enfin, journaliste à la recherche, chroniqueure, intervieweuse, animatrice télé et radio à Radio-Canada Montréal et Chicoutimi, recherchiste et journaliste à TVA et Via le monde. 

Dushan Milic—I am a Toronto-based interdisciplinary visual communicator whose 20 years of experience as an illustrator and designer, and decade as an educator, is driven by endless curiosity, deep love of creative facilitation, knowledge-sharing, and conceptualization. My evocative, conceptually driven imagery appears in some of today’s most influential publications and has received over 40 awards. I also teach studio courses that focus on creative processes in illustration and design at Ryerson and OCAD Universities and hold an MFA in Digital Futures that explored the use of the aesthetics of the sublime to express and represent data.

Colleen Nicholson is an art director, producer and story creator with an ambitious coffee habit. Sometimes her work wins awards. (This has not benefited her personality).

Matt O’Grady is an award-winning communications professional who has held senior leadership positions at both regional and national media companies. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of BCBusiness magazine twice—from Mar. 2008 to May 2011, and Jan. 2014 to Nov. 2016—during which time the magazine was nominated for several National Magazine Awards, as well as a Jack Webster Award for excellence in journalism. He has also worked for The Globe and Mail in both Toronto and Vancouver, mostly recently running its West Coast operations as British Columbia Bureau Chief.  Matt has deep ties within the Vancouver media community, having served as an editor at Vancouver magazine and Western Living, worked as an online editor for CBC British Columbia, and taught non-fiction writing, editing and magazine production courses at Langara, Simon Fraser University and Capilano University. He currently represents the publishing industry as board director for Creative BC.

Philippe Orfali est reporter économique au Journal de Montréal, où il couvre le monde des affaires, les sociétés québécoises cotées en bourse et Hydro-Québec. Il a auparavant œuvré au quotidien Le Devoir ainsi qu’au journal Le Droit d’Ottawa, où il fut notamment correspondant parlementaire. Il est détenteur d’un MBA de l’Université d’Ottawa et d’un baccalauréat en journalisme de l’UQAM.

Greg Paliouras has decades of experience in the B2B publishing industry. Currently, the publisher of Shop Metalworking Technology magazine. Shop Metalworking Technology is the top publication covering the Canadian metalworking industry. As well, Greg has served as the publisher of Canadian Plastics magazine and the publisher of Plastiques et Moules. Both publications focused on the plastics manufacturing sector in Canada with Plastiques et Moules targeting Quebec and the Maritimes. In addition to manufacturing, Greg has spent over a decade in the construction, architecture and design sector. Serving as the Associate Publisher of the award-winning Canadian Architect magazine and Building magazine. Greg has additionally spent several years in the DIY retail industry, most notably as the publisher of Hardware & Home Centre magazine.

Sandra Parente is a publishing executive who started her career in advertising sales at Rogers Media (formerly Maclean Hunter). In her 25+ years at Rogers, Sandra held leadership roles from Ad Director of Canadian Business, PROFIT and MoneySense magazines, GM of Corporate Sales for B2B publishing, and Group Publisher of MoneySense, Maclean’s and Sportsnet magazines until 2016. In 2017, Sandra joined Newcom Media as their Director of Business Development and has recently been appointed to the Managing Director role responsible for the Insurance Media brands including Canadian Underwriter, Claims Canada and the Top Broker Summit.

In a 15-year journalism career, Jennifer Paterson has largely worked in editorial roles at business-to-business magazines, including her current role as editor of Benefits Canada. She was introduced to the world of pensions, investments and health benefits during five years as a senior reporter at Employee Benefits magazine in London, U.K. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Arts (English/History) from Queen’s University.

Ian Portsmouth—I’m an experienced business operator and award-winning former journalist specializing in best management practices and B2B marketing strategy. Deep background in print and online media. Fifteen years of public speaking experience, focused on the tactics and strategies of high-growth companies. (Formerly represented by Speakers’ Spotlight and the National Speakers Bureau.) 

Mark Pupo is the Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest Canada and a contributing editor to Toronto Life.

Carlo Ricci is a Los Angeles & Vancouver-based commercial photographer/director. He specializes in editorial portraiture, motion and advertising. Clients include American Express, Gillette, Mazda, Johnson & Johnson, Slack, Emirates, Canadian Tourism, Conde Nast and Mastercard.

Luc Rinaldi is the editor of Pivot magazine. His work has appeared in Maclean’s, Toronto Life and The Walrus.

Theresa Rogers—Experienced editor with an award-winning publishing portfolio. Skilled in web and social media content writing, feature writing, and copy editing. Strong media and communications professional providing strategic direction for dozens of associations. 

Peter Saltsman is the editor-in-chief of Sharp magazine. He has also held editorial positions at Toronto Life, enRoute, CBC and the National Post.

Melissa Shin, editorial director, Advisor’s Edge and Investment Executive, Newcom Media Inc. As an award-winning journalist and the editorial director of four national financial services publications, Melissa turns technical subject matter into accessible content for sophisticated audiences. Her reporting has been cited in university syllabi, in textbooks and to national regulators. She is also an experienced moderator and speaker. Melissa started at Advisor’s Edge in 2011. Prior to that, she was managing editor of Corporate Knights, a North American magazine focused on clean capitalism. From 2013 to 2017, Melissa chaired the board of Point of View magazine, Canada’s magazine about documentary culture. She is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Alina Skyson is a design director at The Office of Gilbert Li in Toronto, Canada. She enjoys focusing her conceptual eye on editorial and book design, identity projects as well as art direction for photography and illustration. Having begun her career at McCann Toronto, Alina has had extensive experience developing campaigns for some of the largest brands in the country. Her work has been recognized by the National Magazine Awards, the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, Applied Arts, and the Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCCs), among others.

Diplômée d’une maîtrise en Management de la culture et des médias de Sciences Po Paris, Marine Thomas est spécialisée dans la presse d’affaires. En 2011, elle pilote la refonte du magazine Premières en affaires, un bimestrielsur les grands enjeux économiques au féminin. Deux ans plus tard, elle participe à la création d’Inspiro, un magazine trimestriel destiné aux jeunes professionnels et entrepreneurs. Elle assure la supervision du contenu de ces deux publications jusqu’en 2015, puis devient rédactrice en chef de la revue Gestion de HEC Montréal. En décembre 2016, elle entre au journal Les Affairesà titre de directrice de contenu, Journal et Bulletin privilège avant d’en devenir la rédactrice en chef en juillet 2019. Engagée dans la communauté, Marine est vice-présidente du conseil d’administration du Y des femmes, présidente-fondatrice du comité philanthropique Génération W, et administratrice de Lire et faire lire.

Joe Thompson has been covering the Canadian manufacturing sector for nearly two decades. He is responsible for the day-to-day editorial direction of the magazine, providing a uniquely Canadian look at the world of metal manufacturing. An award-winning author and graduate of the Sheridan College journalism program, Joe has published articles worldwide in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, civil infrastructure, pharmaceutical, medical, and entertainment.

Based in Toronto, Michael Tong serves as the art director for the Luxury & Lifestyle Group at Bookmark Content and Communication, a global content marketing agency. He has worked on multimedia projects for clients including Lindt, Nobis, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Tourism Toronto, Air Canada and Hudson Yards. Through creative direction and graphic design Michael brings his interests in food, travel, design and culture to life across editorial, digital and experiential platforms.

Martine Turenne est rédactrice en chef de La Conversation Canada, un site de journalisme académique qui fait partie du réseau global The Conversation. Elle était auparavant rédactrice en chef de Droit-inc, un site d’actualités juridiques, et d’Espresso-jobs, un site spécialisé en TI.  Elle a auparavant occupé les fonctions de journaliste et de rédactrice en chef au sein de plusieurs médias québécois, notamment TC Média (Les Affaires et Commerce), Québecor (TVA et Le Journal de Montréal), L’actualité et Radio-Canada. Elle a aussi publié plusieurs ouvrages, reçu plusieurs prix en journalisme et une bourse de la Fondation Michener.

Carey van der Zalm is the national award-winning Creative Director for the leading independent Canadian architecture magazine, The Site Magazine, named by the National Magazine Awards, as ‘2018 Magazine of the Year’. In addition to her work in print design and publishing, Carey is an Architect, who practices with a focus in healing architecture.

Thomas Watson (Twitter: @NotSocrates) is a management consultant and award-winning journalist with unique experience in the corporate world, where he is known for blowing the whistle on an international stock manipulation scheme while heading investor relations at a high-profile global venture capital outfit during the dot-com boom. As the Big Picture columnist for Financial Post Magazine, Watson explores the real story behind hyped business trends and current events. He also covers industry disruption and other management issues as Editor of Ivey Business Journal, one of Canada’s oldest business publications. In 2013, following a long career as an investigative journalist and columnist at Canadian Business magazine, Watson was recruited by the Ivey Business School at Western University to use his unique combination of experience in journalism and the corporate world to transform IBJ into a digital hub for management-related thought leadership. At Ivey, Watson also regularly works with the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership to promote best practices in management and governance, and consults on select executive education programs and MBA case writing projects. As a guest lecturer, Watson shares his experience as a financial-sector whistle blower, which led to his investigative work covering white-collar crime and governance issues at Canadian Business, where he served on the editorial board credited with garnering the publication’s Magazine of the Year nomination in 2009. Watson’s investigative work at Canadian Business was also recognized for excellence by the National Magazine Awards Foundation. Watson holds undergrad degrees in history and political philosophy. As a graduate student, he studied journalism, political theory, international politics, public finance, and macroeconomics. Post-graduate studies included securities and market regulation.

Tim Wilbur is Editor-In-Chief of Key Media’s print and digital law publications including Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer, InHouse, and Law Times and a licensed lawyer. He has over 14 years of publishing experience, starting as the Focus Editor on The Lawyers Weekly publication at LexisNexis after completing his articles at Lerners in Toronto. He also managed editorial content for various legal publications at Thomson Reuters for over 7 years.

Alison Wood’s media career began as the editor of a professional beauty publication. Over the years, she journeyed from editor, to freelance writer, to custom content leader to group publisher of award-winning B2C and B2B platforms, spanning everything from parenting to financial services to marketing. She now focuses her energy on helping companies define and share their story as the founder of a content strategy consultancy, believing strongly that a good narrative helps change attitudes, beliefs and behaviours. Alison is passionate about learning and evolving and recently completed a master’s in Technology Management to further her skills in design thinking, strategy and innovation. Her thesis focuses on the impact of networking on women who have founded technology businesses. She hopes to publish this paper in a leading entrepreneurial journal in the near future.

2020 B2B Leadership Award

Members of the Canadian B2B media industry: Is there a member of your team who has made outstanding career achievements and contributions to the industry? Someone who has demonstrated incredible leadership? Consider nominating them for the 2020 B2B Leadership Award

This award is open to journalists, writers, creators, editors, publishers, art directors, circulation experts, marketing, sales and promotion professionals, and production managers.

Applications for the NMA: B2B’s Leadership Award are open until March 2, 2020, and the entry fee is only $25. Click here to download a PDF with everything you need to know about the award. 

How to Enter

Submissions should include:

  • A cover letter that indicates the candidate’s name, title, and a summary of their career achievements, including links to or examples of their work
  • Two supporting letters from other individuals

Note that the entries submission package should consist of a single PDF (with a maximum of 10 pages). 

No hard copies are required. Simply email the PDF to staff@magazine-awards.com

Good luck!