Capilano University shines with silver at CASE awards
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – At the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII conference in Seattle on February 8, Capilano University won three silver awards.
The University’s rebranding project, 2018-2019 viewbook and program guide and its digital viewbook were all recognized for excellence in “process, performance and purpose.”
“We are grateful to CASE for this important recognition,” says Irene Chanin, Capilano University’s executive director of advancement. “We are proud of our professional communications and how our expertise has been acknowledged. Of particular note, the judges said the rebrand project ‘was a perfect presentation for how to implement a brand.’”
CASE District VIII is geographically the largest of the eight North American CASE Districts, encompassing Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, as well as British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon and Nunavut.
This latest recognition arrives on the heels of four major awards that Capilano University received for its new brand, developed with ION Brand Design, in 2017. The University won the prestigious Coup de Coeur Award for its brand story from the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education in October and two awards from the University & College Designers Association in August 2017. As well, the brand received a powerful affirmation from Eduvation’s Ken Steele, the co-founder of Academica Group. He suggested earlier this year that: “Perhaps Capilano University's new brand can serve as an inspirational metaphor for the potential for reconciliation in Canada.”
About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers 99 programs, including bachelor’s degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 10,500 students each year, 8,200 in for-credit programs and 2,300 in non-credit courses. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
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Submitted by: Cheryl Rossi