The winners of the 61st Annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards

Members of the Canadian B2B publishing industry gathered last Tuesday for the 61st Annual Kenneth R. Wilson at the beautiful Grand Banking Hall at One King West in Toronto. Forty awards were presented to numerous B2B magazines to recognize their publishing excellence over the previous year.

The most prestigious award of the evening was for Magazine of the Year. The award is divided into two divisions: trade and professional.

The winner of the 2014 Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Best Professional Magazine is University Affairs, published by the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada: Christine Tausig Ford (publisher); Peggy Berkowitz (editor) and Underline Studio (art direction).


University Affairs also won gold in Best Professional Article and Art Direction of an Opening Spread or Complete Feature, and silver for Best Issue.

What the jury said about University Affairs:

The grid brings interesting rhythm to the magazine, thanks to the bilingual content and the diversity of the visual features. Thoughtful and astute editorial choices are reflected in the illustrations, typography and the conceptual photography. The magazine is well-organized, young, diversified, current and bold, and features a harmonious balance of visual elements and editorial content.


The winner of the 2014 Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Best Trade Magazine is Canadian Grocer, published by Rogers Publishing Ltd.: Jennifer Litterick (publisher); Rob Gerlsbeck (editor); Lindsay Maclachlan (art director).



Canadian Grocer also received an honourable mention for Best Cover.

What the jury said about Canadian Grocer:

This magazine knows that its readers are not only grocers, but also people. The publication features a nice mix of short and long reads, profiles and big-picture features presented in engaging layouts with loads of entry points.


Leading all magazines with a total of 6 awards and 14 Honourable Mentions is CPA Magazine; the magazine won gold for Best Issue, Best Merchandising or Marketing Article and Best Profile of a Person. Coming second is Professionally Speaking, with 5 awards and as many honourable mentions, and University Affairs, with 4 awards and 6 honourable mentions.

Magazine Gold Silver Honourable Mention
CPA Magazine 3 3 14
Professionally Speaking 3 2 5
University Affairs 3 1 6
Precedent 3 0 1
Les Affaires 2 0 6
Listed 2 0 1
Canadian Lawyer 1 1 5
Foodservice and Hospitality 1 0 5
Registered Nurse Journal 1 0 3
Canadian Grocer 1 0 1
Canadian Medical Association Journal 1 0 0
Machinery & Equipment MRO 1 0 0
D&A Magazine 0 1 4
Today’s Trucking 0 1 3
Oilweek 0 1 3

Also winning a Silver award were Lexpert, The Medical Post, Le Médecin du Québec, UTSC Commons, Transport Routier, OHS Canada and Building magazine.


Best Editorial – Sponsored by Canada Post Corporation

Diane Kelsall

Cruel and Usual Punishment: Solitary Confinement

Canadian Medical Association Journal


Best Photograph

Daniel Ehrenworth

Peak Performance




Best Professional Article – Sponsored by Alliance for Audited Media

Moira MacDonald

How to Teach Math?

University Affairs


Best Industrial or Manufacturing Article

Carroll McCormick

A Matter of Survival

Machinery & Equipment MRO


Best How-To Article or Series of How-To Articles

Stefan Dubowski

Tech Class

Professionally Speaking


Art Direction of an Opening Spread or Complete Feature

Underline Studio, Art Direction

Heavy Metal Microbes

University Affairs



Best Profile of a Company – Sponsored by Impresa Communications, Ltd.

Robert Thompson

How to Build a Pharma Giant [and win friends and incite critics]



Best Illustration

Sonia Roy

Ontario’s Last Segregated School

Professionally Speaking



Best Regularly Featured Department or Column

Trish Snyder

Great Teaching (Exemplary OCT)

Professionally Speaking


Best Issue

CPA Magazine

May 2014: The Money Issue



Best One-of-a-Kind Article

Daniel Fish

The Well-oiled Machine



Best Resource/Infrastructure Article

Mark Anderson

Trust Never Sleeps



Best Merchandising or Marketing Article

Lisa van de Geyn

Mass Appeal

CPA Magazine


Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue – Sponsored by Newcom Business Media, Inc.


Fall 2014: A Well-oiled Machine


Best Profile of a Person (two-way tie)

John Lorinc

Ready, Willing and Abel?

CPA Magazine


Valérie Lesage

Poussée de croissance

Les Affaires


Best News Coverage – Sponsored by CNW Group & MediaVantage

Martin Jolicoeur

Les nouveaux maîtres du ciel

Les Affaires


Best Feature Article – Professional – Sponsored by Tri-Tech Canada, Inc.

Luis Millan


Canadian Lawyer


Best Feature Article – Trade

Melissa Di Costanzo

Harvesting Good Health

Registered Nurse Journal


Best Cover

Foodservice and Hospitality

July/August 2014: The Food Issue


To view all of this year’s winners as well as the sponsors, partners and judges of this year’s Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, visit

Thank you to all those that submitted to this year’s awards program, especially our generous sponsors: Alliance for Audited Media, Canada Post, CNW Group & Media Vantage, Impresa Communications Ltd, Masthead Online, Newcom Business Media, Relay, Tri-Tech Canada, and University Affairs.


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