And the Nominees Are:

The National Media Awards Foundation is proudly presenting the nominees of the 2019 National Magazine Awards: B2B.

Nominations List (PDF)
Gala Info & Tickets
Version française

In this inaugural year, our dedicated roster of 62 judges nominated 95 entries from 34 various B2B publications. These finalists emerged from a rigorous judging process, made possible by the B2B industry experts who volunteered their time and expertise.

“Business-to-business journalism is unique. This is why the National Media Awards Foundation launched the National Magazine Awards: B2B in 2019: so the hard-working professionals of the B2B sector could be celebrated and recognized by their peers. The inaugural year of the program was a great success, and we would like to thank the B2B publishing community for their heartwarming support. It is truly an honour and a privilege to facilitate these awards, and to work in collaboration with the creators of such a vibrant and resilient industry. Congratulations to the deserving finalists of the 2019 NMA: B2B Awards!”Julie Cailliau, NMAF President.

Join us for a formal luncheon on May 29th at One King West, Toronto, which includes the presentation of the NMA: B2B awards. We’ll celebrate Gold, Silver, and Honourable Mention winners, and those winning Gold in creator-focused categories will receive a $500 cash prize. Hosting the ceremony is Peter McNeil, a digital thought leader, publisher, and subject matter expert with over 25 years of experience as a marketing executive. While at KPMG, Peter developed and launched digital publications and content platforms for entrepreneurs, called “inBusiness” and “The Next Million.” Peter has also been a NMAF board member for the past two years. To join us on the 29th, purchase a ticket through  


University Affairs and Pivot, CPA Canada are this year’s top nominees, each earning an impressive 13 nominations across various categories. Professionally Speaking comes in second with 11 nominations, followed by Les Affaires with six nominations. CMAJ, Foodservice and Hospitality, and The Medical Post each earned four nominations.


  • PrecedentJD’s “The Interview Issue” is nominated for both Best Cover and Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue.  
  • “Beyond the History Books”—written by Stuart Foxman, with photos by Markian Lozowchuk, and published in Professionally Speaking—is a finalist in both Best Photograph and Best Profile of a Person.
  • Art director Adam Cholewa (of Pivot, CPA Canada) has two entries that are finalists in both Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue and Best Issue. Those entries are “The Most Important Meeting of Your Life” and “The Future of Audit.”
  • “The Minister of Everything”—created by Guillaume Simoneau (photographer), Adam Cholewa (art director), Luc Rinaldi (writer), and Mark Stevenson (handling editor) received nominations for Best Profile of a Person and Best Photograph.


There are three nominees for the prestigious Best Magazine award: Pivot, CPA Canada, The Medical Post, and University Affairs.

For the inaugural Best Publisher award, the two outstanding nominees: Franchise Canada (Canadian Franchise Association) and  Les Affaires (TC Media).


Best Profile of a Company

A Staged Start-up
CIM Magazine
Virginia Heffernan, Tom DiNardo

Market Driven
Foodservice and Hospitality
Rosanna Caira, Amy Bostock

« Notre camion électrique sortira avant celui de Tesla »
Les Affaires
Martin Jolicoeur, Marine Thomas

Boy Wonder
Pivot, CPA Canada
Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson

Have We Hit Peak Lettuce?
Pivot, CPA Canada
Jason Kirby, Mark Stevenson

Chasing the Sun (Sunwing Airlines)
Skies Magazine
Lisa Gordon

A Smooth Succession
The Business Advisor
Brent Banda

Selling Out: The Story of the MD Financial Sale
The Medical Post
Tristan Bronca, Colin Leslie

Black Iron Advances Shymanivske in Ukraine
The Northern Miner
John Cumming

Best Column or Regularly Featured Department

Sous la loupe
Christine Bouthillier

Food File
Foodservice and Hospitality
Janine Kennedy, Jennifer Febbraro, Amy Bostock

Millennials in Franchising
Franchise Canada
Jordan Whitehouse, Jessica Burgess, Andrew Schopp

The Workplace
Pivot, CPA Canada
Lauren McKeon, Adrienne Tanner, Erica Lenti, Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson

Great Teaching
Professionally Speaking
Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff

Remarkable Teacher
Professionally Speaking
Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff

Adventures in Academe
University Affairs
Jessica Riddell, Léo Charbonneau

Best Feature Article: Professional

Une pilule difficile à avaler
Pierre-Luc Trudel, Simeon Goldstein

How to Fix Social Housing (In Six Easy Lessons)
John Lorinc, Danny Sinopoli, Patrick Pittman

Opening our offices: The rise of open concept
Canadian Lawyer
Jonathan Kay, Tim Wilbur

Réalité virtuelle : évaluer et traiter dans une autre dimension
Le Médecin du Québec
Emmanuèle Garnier, Martine Picard

In the Dark
Precedent Magazine
Daniel Fish, Melissa Kluger

Our Dark Past
Precedent Magazine
Mai Nguyen, Daniel Fish

Canada Bets Big on AI
University Affairs
Michael Smith, Léo Charbonneau

The Compassionate Professor’s Dilemma
University Affairs
Moira Farr, Léo Charbonneau

Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread

Global Expectations: The Nuage Chair
Anna Minzhulina

Marketing sous influence
Les Affaires
Charles Desgroseilliers, Martin Flamand

Think Like an Artist
Professionally Speaking
Studio 141, Markian Lozowchuk, Leata Lekushoff

I was sexually assaulted. I turned to my university for help. Here’s what happened
University Affairs
Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

Seven teaching tips to consider for your classroom
University Affairs
Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

Best Feature Article: Trade

Amazing Concrete
Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Catherine Osborne

Block Party
Canadian Shipper
Carolyn Gruske, John Tenpenny

Has suicide become an occupational hazard of practising medicine?
Lauren Vogel, Roger Collier

Cost Conscious
Foodservice and Hospitality
Chris Powell, Amy Bostock

Cannabis is Coming
MENU Magazine
Stacey Newman

Verifiable: transforming foodservice on the blockchain
MENU Magazine
Luke Bradley, Stacey Newman

Pothole-free pavement?
Rock to Road
Andrew Snook

The Legendary Lancaster
Skies Magazine
Lisa Gordon

Best Illustration

Still Life with Kidney
Canadian Family Physician
Dr. Sonya Englert, Kathryn Taylor

The Loyalty Dilemma
Pivot, CPA Canada
Matthew Billington, Adam Cholewa

Distance Learning
Professionally Speaking
Janice Kun, Studio 141, Kristin Doucet

Best News Coverage

Many doctors feel “betrayed” by sale of MD Financial Management
Brian Owens, Roger Collier

Le malaise américain
Profession Santé
Mathieu Ste-Marie, Christian Leduc, Éric Grenier

Arbitration decision on student evaluations of teaching applauded by faculty
University Affairs
Moira Farr, Léo Charbonneau

Universities maneuver through the complexities of cannabis legalization
University Affairs
Sneh Duggal, Léo Charbonneau

Norway H225 crash report released
Vertical Magazine
Oliver Johnson, Thierry Dubois

Best Profile of a Person

L’homme de trois milliards
Les Affaires
Martin Jolicoeur, François Pouliot

Quand le patron devient la patronne
Les Affaires
Olivier Schmouker, Julie Cailliau

The Decider
Pivot, CPA Canada
Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson

The Minister of Everything
Pivot, CPA Canada
Luc Rinaldi, Mark Stevenson

Beyond the History Books
Professionally Speaking
Stuart Foxman, Leata Lekushoff

Jim Yuel: Always the Hunter
The Business Advisor
Ray Penner, Brent Banda

Mining titan and philanthropist Peter Munk’s lifetime of achievement
The Northern Miner
Trish Saywell, John Cumming

Best Series of Articles

Prevention in Practice
Canadian Family Physician
Neil R. Bell, Kathryn Taylor

CMAJ: Best News Series
Wendy Glauser, Roger Collier

Healthy Workplace
Foodservice and Hospitality
Amy Bostock, Chris Powell, Sarah B. Hood

Ryerson law proposal presents opportunities, challenges/What will Ontario do with more lawyers?/Ryerson’s law school proposal headed to ministry
Law Times
Anita Balakrishnan, Gabrielle Giroday

Cannabis médical: Ce que dit maintenant la science
Profession Santé
Marika Vachon-Plante, Éric Grenier

The best places to practise medicine in Canada
The Medical Post
Colin Leslie, Tristan Bronca

Falling through the cracks / Some provinces offer partial fixes to medical residency shortfall
University Affairs
Wendy Glauser, Léo Charbonneau

Best How-to Article or Series of Articles

Help your client prepare to write a will
Advisor’s Edge
Michelle Schriver, Mark Burgess

Assurer un client après la maladie
Hélène Roulot-Ganzmann, Christine Bouthillier

Blueprint to Foodservice
Convenience & Carwash Canada
Meline Beach, Angela Altass

Battling Investment Bias
CPA Magazine
Tamar Satov, Bernadette Kuncevicius

Section Investir – Marijuana : le marché est-il dopé?
Les Affaires
Dominique Beauchamp, François Pouliot

How to Manage your Classroom Environment
Professionally Speaking
Lisa Van De Geyn, Kristin Doucet

How to Implement BPGs as a BPSO
Registered Nurse Journal
Lesley Young, Victoria Alarcon, Kimberley Kearsey

Seven Teaching Tips for Your Classroom
University Affairs
Joyce Woods, Dana Sawchuk, Kim Hellemans, Conrad van Dyk, Chris McDonald, R. Sri Ranjan, Victoria Wyatt, Anqi Shen

Best Photograph

The Minister of Everything
Pivot, CPA Canada
Guillaume Simoneau, Adam Cholewa

Fractionner la classe de maths
Pour parler profession
Matthew Liteplo, Studio 141

Beyond the History Books
Professionally Speaking
Markian Lozowchuk, Studio 141, Leata Lekushoff

Best Editorial

Design Like a Mother
Canadian Architect
Elsa Lam

The ministry of loneliness
Canadian Family Physician
Nicholas Pimlott

“In 2018, the pressure’s on” &” Radical changes coming to tailings management”
Canadian Mining Journal
Alisha Hiyate

Withdrawal of Saudi trainees exposes vulnerability of Canadian health care
M. Hashim Khan, Nadine Abdullah, Matthew B. Stanbrook

Apocalypse postantibiotique – Sortir du modèle hospitalo-centriste – L’alcool, le nouvel ennemi
Profession Santé
Éric Grenier

Best Newsletter

University Affairs Newsletter
University Affairs
Anqi Shen, Tara Siebarth

Best Cover

The Workplace Issue
Canadian Lawyer
Nathan Hackett, Bill Hunter

The Interview Issue
Sam Island, Gilbert Li

The Medical Post
Justin Poulsen, Nancy Peterman, Erin McPhee

Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue

The Future of Audit
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa

The Most Important Meeting of Your Life
Pivot, CPA Canada
Adam Cholewa

The Interview Issue
Gilbert Li

November 2018 Issue
University Affairs
Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

Best Issue

The Urbanism Issue
Danny Sinopoli, Cristian Ordonez, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Kendra Jackson, Erin Donnelly

Ground 43: Legacy
Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly
Lorraine Johnson, Noel Nanton, Todd Smith, Julius Aquino, Shannon Baker, Trish Clarke, Jasper Flores, Eric Gordon, Ruthanne Henry, Vincent Javet, Eric Klaver, James MacDonald Nelson, Katie Strang, Andrew Taylor, Dalia Todary-Michael, Jane Welsh.

The Future of Audit
Pivot, CPA Canada
Staff & Contributors

The Most Important Meeting of Your Life
Pivot, CPA Canada
Staff & Contributors

The Mental Health Issue
Precedent Magazine
Daniel Fish, Melissa Kluger, Gilbert Li

Best Issue – University Affairs
University Affairs
Léo Charbonneau, Natalie Samson, Tara Siebarth, Anqi Shen, Pascale Castonguay, Judith Lacerte, Underline Studio

Feb/March 2018 Issue
Vertical Magazine
Mike Reyno, Oliver Johnson, Jen Colven, Elan Head, Dayna Fedy

CREDIT CHANGES: If you would like to make any credit changes, please send details to before Friday, May 3, 2019.

National Magazine Awards: B2B Luncheon

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Hosted by Peter McNeil
Grand Banking Hall, One King West Hotel
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
Tickets on sale at


The NMAF gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts CouncilOntario Creates and KCK Global. We are also thankful for the support of CCR Solutions, Cision, Magazines Canada, PUSH Media, and TC Transcontinental Printing.

This year’s NMA: B2B judges volunteered their time and industry knowledge, reading and evaluating hundreds of entries; our sincerest thanks!


For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Barbara Gould, Managing Director, at

Happy Holidays from the National Magazine Awards: B2B

Copy of NMA_ b2b TwitterCard.png

From everyone at the National Media Awards Foundation, have a warm, happy, and healthy holiday season. Our office will be closed on December 25th, December 26th, and January 1st, and the call for entries for the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B will open on January 3rd. The early-bird deadline is January 25, 2019, and the final online submissions deadline is February 1, 2019. May the new year greet you with many great stories waiting to be read!

Follow us on Twitter @NMA_B2B
Like our Facebook page
Subscribe to our newsletter

Contact us at 

Call for Judges: Inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B


The National Media Awards Foundation is currently accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the juries for the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B, and the 2019 National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards.

Ideal candidates should fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  • Internationally renowned journalist, editor, designer or other expert with an interest in supporting the NMAF;
  • Editor, art director, publisher, web editor or other staff member (past or present) of a Canadian B2B magazine, whether or not your publication participates in the National Magazine Awards, Digital Publishing Awards, or National Magazine Awards: B2B;
  • Freelance or staff writer, illustrator, photographer or digital creator, where a significant portion of your work is in Canadian publications (especially if you have been nominated for or won an award yourself);
  • Journalist (print, broadcast, digital) with expertise in a particular field represented by one or more NMA, DPA, or NMA: B2B categories;
  • Academic or industry leader with expertise in a particular field;
  • Professionals and leaders from related cultural sectors, including the visual arts (film and television), the literary arts (book writing & publishing) and the performing arts (theatre, music);
  • Bilingual: Not all of our judges need be bilingual, but all awards juries will have at least one bilingual member.

The NMAF welcomes applications from individuals who bring different industry perspectives – from recognized leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We also aim for the judging panels to reflect our country’s diverse Indigenous, cultural, and regional communities. Judging will take place during February and March 2019. Contact us at for more information or to nominate someone to the jury. 

Join the great tradition of recognizing achievement by the creators of Canadian magazines, business-to-business publishing, and digital publishing! 

Announcing the NMA: B2B Awards

The National Media Awards Foundation is excited to announce its newest awards program: the National Magazine Awards: B2B, honouring excellence in business-to-business publishing. The call for entries for the inaugural NMA: B2B awards will open on January 3, 2019.


B2B publications will be recognized across 19 awards categories, including recognition for achievement in personal and company profiles, trade and professional feature articles, overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B industry, and more. Awards will include a $500 cash prize in creator-focused categories, awarded to the individual Gold winner.

To craft the 2019 NMA: B2B awards program, including the categories, rules and judging guidelines, and to ensure that the program reflects the industry, the NMAF collaborated with leaders in Canadian B2B publishing. Many thanks to our steering committee for their invaluable help and guidance:

  • Kristin Doucet, Managing Editor, Professionally Speaking
  • Colin Leslie, Editor-in-Chief, The Medical Post
  • Charles DesGroseilliers, Art Director, Les Affaires
  • Ryan Bergen, Editor-in-Chief, CIM Magazine

The NMA: B2B awards are open to all editorial publications that self-describe as a professional, association, alumni, or trade magazine with a permanent editorial staff in Canada. Print and digital magazines are both welcome to apply, whether published in English, French, or both languages.

Call for Judges

We’re currently looking for individuals interested in serving on the juries for the NMA: B2B awards. Information about the judging process can be found here, or get in touch with us at