The Winners - Sources 40
Alberta Book Awards 1996
Novel - Georges Bugnet Award, sponsored by Audreys Books
The Rose Garden, Krisjana Gunnars, Red Deer College Press.
Poetry - Stephan G. Stephansson Award, sponsored by The
Exiles Among You, Kristjan Gunnars, Coteau Books.
Short Fiction - Howard O'Hagan Award, sponsored by CBC
Radio & WGA
Diamond Grill, Fred Wah, NeWest Press.
Drama - Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award, sponsored by Markin/Flanagan
Love and Human Remains, Brad Fraser, NeWest Press.
Non-Fiction - Wilfred Eggleston Award, sponsored by The
Significant Incident, David Bercuson, McClelland &
Children's Literature - R. Ross Annett Award, sponsored
by Dr. C.F. & Dr. H.E. Forestell, B. Macabee's Books,
Lethbridge Living Magazine
Tuesday Café, Don Trembath, Orca Book Publishers.
Best First Book - Henry Kreisel Award, sponsored by Greenwoods'
A Hiker's Guide to Art of the Canadian Rockies, Lisa Christensen,
ASEAN Assignment 1997
Philip Demont, the telecommunications writer with The
Financial Post, and Darren Schuettler, senior correspondent
for financial services with Reuters Canada, are the winners
of the 1997 ASEAN Assignment awards offered by the Asia Pacific
Foundation of Canada and the Canada-ASEAN Centre, Singapore.
Demont will use the award to undertake a two-week reporting
trip later this year to Malysia while Schuettler will spend this
two-week Assignment in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Each will
develop story proposals of their own choice.
While in Malysia, Demont will examine and write about the
way in which that country has opened its telecommunications sector
to competition, and lessons for Canada as the government attempts
to establish a regulatory regime based on Canada's CRTC.
Schuettler will travel to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam to look
at a number of issues related to the development and liberalization
of the banking industries in thise countries.
Atlantic Journalism Award 1997
Mark Pedersen, Executive Producer of NB Now, the
CBC's Supperhour television newscast in New Brunswick, since 1990.
B.C. Book Prize 1996
ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZE: Coming Down From Wa,
Audrey Thomas, Viking.
HAIG-BROWN REGIONAL PRIZE: HR: A Biography of H.R. MacMillan,
Ken Drushka, Harbour.
HUBERT EVANS NON-FICTION PRIZE: Letter from Vienna,
Claudia Cornwall, D&M.
BILL DUTHIE BOKSELLERS' CHOICE: Bachelor Brothers' Bed
and Breakfast Pillow Book, Bill Richardson, D&M.
DOROTHY LIVESAY POETRY PRIZE: Too Spare, Too Fierce,
Patrick Lane, Harbour.
SHEILA EGOFF CHILDREN'S PRIZE: How Smudge Came, Nan
Gregory (text) and Ron Lightburn (pictures), Red Deer College.
Canadian Nurses Association Media Awards 1997
PRINT (FEATURE ARTICLE): "Living and Dying in the Shadows,"
Deborah Wilson, The Georgia Straight.
PRINT (SERIES): "The Politics of Women's Health,"
Donna Nebensahl, editor; Cheryl Cornacchia and Charlie Fidelman,
reporters, The Gazette.
PRINT (MAGAZINE): "Outbreak on 14 North," Mark
Witten, Saturday Night Magazine.
RADIO (SHORT REPORT): "Downtown Nursing," Carma
Livingstone, CBC Rado Vancouver.
RADIO (LONG REPORT): "Life Blood: Private vs. Public
Claims on Umbilical Cord Blood," Ira Basen and Bob McDonald,
Quirks and Quarks, CBC Radio.
TELEVISION (NEWS REPORT): "Amanda's Back" Dian
Duthie, The Health Beat, BCB-TV Newsday.
TELEVISION (LONG REPORT): "L'hormonothérapie,"
Marièle Choquette et Hélène Courchesne, Découverte,
TELEVISION (DOCUMENTARY): "Quand l'amour dérape."
Jacques Nadeau, Louise Viens, Idéacom International.
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REPORTING AWARD: "Alive and Killing:
Tuberculosis in the Developing World," Ann Stewart, producer,
Quirks and Quarks, CBC.
Canadian Association of Journalists Awards 1997
President's Award: Don McGillivray, columnist, Southam News,
The Edmonton Journal.
Journalistic Excellence in Conflict Analysis: Lynn Glazier,
CBC Radio's Sunday
Morning, The Brothers Simic.
CAJ/CNW Student Award: Finbarr O'Reilly, Ryerson University/Outpost
Magazine, "Fear is the Road to Kigali.
Outstanding Investigative Journalism Awards:
(Small Newspapers - circulation under 25,000) Penny Caster, Red
Deer Advocate, "Popular Teen Starves Herself to Death."
(Open Newpaper/Wire Service - circulation more than 25,000) Tom
Hawthorn, Barbara McLintock and Ann Rees, Vancouver Province, "Kids
(Magazine) Ben Parfitt, The Georgia Straight, "The Race for
(Radio News - greater than 10 minutes) tie between Chris Brookes,
CBC St. John's, "Power of the Unemployed," and Lynn Glazier,
CBC Toronto, "Listening to Jane,"
(Photojournalism) Andrew Stawicki, Toronto Star.
(Regional Television) Robert C. Jones, CBC Fredericton, "A
Matter of Pennies."
(Open Television - less than 5 minutes) Elliot Shiff & Andrew
Mitrovica, CTV-W5, "Secret OPP Gambling Report."
(Open Television - more than 5 minutes) Julian Sher & Trish
Wood, CBC - The Fifth Estate, "The Company They Keep."
Best Investigative Report of 1996
Robert C. Jones, CBC Fredericton, "A Matter of Pennies."
City of Toronto Book Award 1996
Rosemay Sullivan , Shadow Maker, The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen,
Connaught Medal for Excellence in Health Research
Canadians for Health Research (CHR) is pleased to announce
that the 1997 Connaught Medal for Excellence in Health Research
Journalism has been awarded to Jacki Leroux for her feature
article on "Schizophrenia" published in The Ottawa Sun.
Jean-Marc Fleury is recognized with an honourable mention for his
article "Apoptose: Le suicide des cellules enfin compris,"
published in Québec Science. They received their awards during
CHR's annual "Salute to Excellence" ceremony held in Ottawa
on April 23.
Ms. Leroux's article, prompted by several high profile acts of
violence, was used as a springboard to describe schizophrenia. Informative
and compelling in human terms, it demystifies schizophrenia and
emphasizes the important need for more research in this field.
Canadian Women in Communications Awards 1996
WOMAN OF THE YEAR:
Trina McQueen, President and General Manager, Discovery Channel
Trina McQueen developed the Discovery concept, created the program
schedule and, since its license in January 1995, has led Discovery
to becoming the leader in its cable tier.
CWC TRAILBLAZER AWARD:
Laura A. Dierker
Laura Dierker broke new ground as Canada's first product manager
of a national Internet network company and created the first-ever
"turn-key" intranets in Canada.
CWC MENTORING AWARD:
Susan C. Millican, Vice President of Progrmamming, WTN
Susan is a role model who continually offers counselling and provides
coaching for women seeking experience and education beyond the limitations
of their jobs.
CWC EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CITATION:
AT&T Canada, Long Distance Services and Moffat Communications
JEANNE SAUVÉ AWARD:
Izabell Fagan, Fundy Cable Ltd., Saint John, NB
Donna Bevelander, CBC, Toronto
The Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction
George G. Blackburn, The Guns of Normandy
FOCAL Media Fellowships 1997/1998
Wivina Belmonte, senior producer and London bureau chief
with CBC TV News, will investigate how former enemies in
El Salvador's 12-year civil war are now jointly negotiating the
business of government as the country's democratization process
Cory Howard, associate producer with CBC Newsworld's
Pacific Rim Report and freelance print journalist, will investigate
how former Chilean exiles, having returned home and now working
in government, media, and the business community, have come to terms
with their country's past and influenced its institutions.
Carl Neustaedter, director of design for The Otttawa
Citizen, will study how Guatemalans, following three decades
of civil war and facing continued violence in daily life, view justice
- in institutional, interpersonal and economic contexts - since
the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996.
David Swick, columnist for the Halifax Daily News,
will travel to Cuba during the coming visit of Pope John Paul II
to study the role of various religious faiths in private and public
life in that country.
Guy Taillefer, deputy news editor for Le Devoir in
Montreal, will study the social and economic changes in Nicaragua
that have taken place since the defeat of the Sandinista government
in 1990 as demonstrated by the growing numbers of child labourers.
Frank Ratcliffe Memorial Communications 1997
Since 1988, Louis Daignault has helped to promote sport across Canada
by writing stories on national team athletes for Info Sport International,
working as a media attaché at the Lillehammer Olympics
and the Commonwealth Games and as Journal Canada editor
at the Pan American Games in Argentina. Louis now manages
Canadian Sport News, a media service agency that provides
timely and accurate stories on behalf of the sport community to
the Canadian sport media.
Gil Purcell Award
Suzanne Régis, Laval University.
International Emmy Awards 1996
Documentary Category: Joint tie. The Pelican of Ramzan
the Red, Boreales, Canal Plus, Docstar, Premiere --
France; People's Century - 1933: Master Race, the BBC
and WGBH - UK; The Saga of Life: Part 2, the Unknown World,
Wanngard AB and Bo G Eriksson Productions. A co-production between
Sveriges Television, WGBH, ZDF/ARTE and Channel Four in association
with RAI3, NPS, TV2 Denmark and YLE 1. - Sweden.
Popular Arts: A Close Shave, Aardman Animations in
association with BBC Bristol, Wallace & Gromit Ltd., BBC Children's
International - UK.
Drama Category: La Colline Aux Mille Enfants, King Movies,
Cameras Continentales, France 2, France 3, Productions 7, SFP Productions,
Telemax, RAI, SF/DRS, Evangelische Omroep, NF1 Productions Bernard
Lang AG - The Netherlands.
Arts Documentary: The House, Double Exposure for the BBC
- UK. Wiseup, Carlton UK for Channel Four Television - UK.
Performing Arts: A Tie. September Songs: The Music of Kurt
Weill, Rhombus Media/ZDF Productions co-produced in association
with the CBC, SRC,. WNET, RTP, NOS ARTE, YLE, SVT, ORF, Sony Classical
and with the particpation of Telefilm and OFIP - Canada. Smoke,
RD Studio Productions, SVT1 Drama, France 2, BBC, NBC Arts - France.
Japan Assignment 1997
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Foreign
Press Center/Japan, co-sponsors of the programme, named Shawn
McCarthy, political writer with The Toronto Star, Russell
Blinch, senior correspondent with Reuters Canada; and Stephen Strauss,
science reporter and columnist of The Globe and Mail
to undertake the two-week reporting programme in Japan. They will
pursue individual programmes, developing story ideas of their own
choice, early next year.
Kenneth R. Wilson Awards 1997
Sponsored by Southam Magazine Group Ltd.
Gold: Marketing Magazine, "Democracy by Sponsorship,"
Stan Sutter, Editor.
Silver: Marketing Magazine, "Information of Infomercial,"
Jim McElgunn, Reports Editor.
BEST MERCHANDISING OR MARKETING ARTICLE
Sponsored by CARD, The Media Information Network.
Gold: Marketing Magazine, "The Green Devolution,"
James Pollock, Staff Writer.
Silver: CA Magazine, "Fair exchange," Tamar
BEST INDUSTRIAL/TECHNICAL ARTICLE
Sponsored by JJM Graphic Ltd.
Gold: Today's Trucking, "Surviving the Blitz,"
Stephen Petit, Executive Editor.
Silver: Doctor's Review, "Medicine's Special
F/X," Brant Drewery, Writer.
BEST PROFILE OF A COMPANY OR PERSON
Sponsored by St. Joseph Printing Ltd.
Gold: Marketing Magazine, "Roche Macaulay - 1996
Agency of the Year," Lara Mills, Staff Writer.
Silver: CA Magazine, "President's Portfolio,"
Tim Falconer, Writer, Ruby Andrew, Editor.
BEST REGULARLY FEATURED COLUMN OR DEPARTMENT
Sponsored by Cornerstone
Gold: Quill & Quire, "Circulating: March,
June, September," Mary Beaty, Writer, Carol Toller, News Editor.
Silver: Benefits Canada, Insights: July/August, October
and November. Caroline Nolan, Associate Editor.
Sponsored by Maclean Hunter Business Publishing
Gold: CA Magazine, "Debt Busters," John
Lorinc, Writer. Margaret Craig-Bourdin, Editor.
Silver: Pharmacy Practice, "Are You Doing Drugs?"
Gabrielle Bauer, Author. Anne Bokma, Editorial Director.
BEST NEWS STORY
Sponsored by INDAS Limited
Gold: Quill & Quire, "Coach House Shuts Doors,"
Scott Anderson, Editor.
Silver: Marketing Magazine, "Pushing the Limits,"
Laura Medcalf, Associate Editor.
Gold: Meetings & Incentive Travel: April 1996.
"Taking 'Em to the Game," Julie Charles, Editor. James
Ireland Design, Art Direction. Mark Stegel, Photography.
Silver: Machinery & Equipment MRO: September 1996.
"Jobs From Hell," Bill Roebuck, Editor. Hannele Lappalainen,
Art Director. Brad Yeo, Illustrator.
BEST GRAPHIC TREATMENT OF A FEATURE
Sponsored by Quebecor Printing Inc.
Gold: OHS Canada: Hostile Spaces. Catherine Goard,
Art Director. Margaret Nearing, Editor.
Silver: Salon Magazine: Manpower. Alison Wood, Editor,
Alison McGill, Managing Editor. Greg Robins, Publisher. Michael
Cavnaugh, Art Director.
BEST SINGLE ELEMENT
Sponsored by Metroland Printing, Publishing & Distributing
Gold: Canadian Architect: Cover illustration: Resident
of Refuge for the Homeless, Street City. Beth Kapusta, Associate
Editor. Debra Freidman, Photographer. Sue Williamson, Graphic Services.
Silver: Benefits Canada: Article Illustration: Smoking
Gun. David Heath, Art Director. Lori Bak, Editor.
BEST SINGLE ISSUE
Sponsored by LGM Graphics Inc.
Gold: CA Magazine: August, 1996: Special Information
Technology Issue. Ruby Andrew, Editor. Deryck Williams, Technical
Editor. Bernadette Gillen, Art Director.
Silver: Pharmacy Practice: December, 1996: A report
from the trenches. Anne Bokma, Editorial Director. Ruth Hanley,
Associate Editor, Lu-Ann Murdoch, Clinical Editor.
Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship
The 1997/98 winner of a one-year sabbatical at Harvard University
is Jim Meek.
Morguard Literary Awards Competition
William P.J. McCarthy, FRI, CPM, ALO of Burnaby, B.C.
National Newspaper Awards 1996
Spot News Photography: Fred Sherwin, Ottawa Sun.
Editorial Cartooning: Roy Peterson, Vancouver Sun.
Critical Writing: Antonia Zerbisias, Toronto Star.
Sports Writing: Erin Anderssen, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal,
Saint John Times Globe.
Feature Writing: Heather Mallick, Toronto Sun.
International Reporting: Paul Watson, Toronto Star.
Sports Photography: Bernard Weil, Toronto Star.
Columns: Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star.
Enterprise Reporting: Andrew Duffy, Brad Evenson, Southam
Business Reporting: Jonathan Ferguson, Toronto Star.
Layout and Design: Evelyn Staynoff, Toronto Star.
Special Project: Toronto Star.
Editorial Writing: Andrew Cohen, Globe and Mail.
Spot News Reporting: Donovan Vincent, Philip Mascoll, Dale
First Annual Periodical Writers Association of
Canada Magazine and Newspaper Travel Writing Contest Winners
"Norte Grande," an unpublished article by award-winning
writer Lake Sagaris, won first place in the Periodical Writers Association
of Canada's Magazine and Newspaper Writing Contest. The contest,
which offered $3500 in prizes - including $2000 fir Sagaris' winning
entry - attracted over 200 entries in its inaugural year.
Born and educated in Canada, Sagaris has lived and written in Chile
since 1981. Her winning article is a mood-filled meditation on travels
she took in 1995 to one of the most isolated areas of her adopted
homeland. Sagaris plans to incorporate the article into her next
The $1000 second prize was won by Jan DeGrass, a freelance writer
and editor in Gibsons, B.C., for her personal memoir Loving in Leningrad.
Third prize, and $500, goes to St. John's, Newfoundland writer Lawrence
Jackson, for the article "Lupita and Her Mother."
Four honourable mentions were also chosen: "My Brother, Mike,"
by Mary Finerty of Victoria, B.C.: "Hunter, Fisherman, Friend,"
by Daphne Lee Hopper of Winnipeg, Manitoba: "Sagromides of
Venus and the Zen of Drumming," by Gary Castle of Halifax,
Nova Scotia: and "With Concern For All Sentient Beings: The
Kal Chakra Comes to Rekong Peo.," by Sue Kernaghan of New Westminster,
The Pierre Berton Award
Jacques Lacoursière of Quebec City is the 1996 winner of
this award honouring distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian
history through such means as publications, film, radio and television,
theatre or volunteer service.
Ruth Schwartz Award 1997
Picture Book: Paul Yee/Harvey Chan, Ghost Train, Groundwood
Young Adult: Kit Pearson, Awake and Dreaming, Penguin
Toronto Arts Awards 1996
Media Arts: Bernie Zukerman.
Writing & Publishing: Ellen Seligman.
World Press Photo Contest 1997
World Press Photo of the Year 1996: Francesco Zizola, Italy, Agenzia
Contrasto, "Children, Victims of Land Mines," Kuito, Angola,
Spot News: Karim Daher, France, Gamma, "Man Trapped
in the Debris of His House Destroyed by an Israeli Missile,"
Nabatiyet, Lebanon, 18 April.
Spot News Stories: Corinne Dufka, USA, Reuters, Liberia,
General News: Thomas Hurst, USA, "Refugees on the Way
Home Camp by the Roadside," Rwanda, November.
General News Stories: Yunghi Kim, USA, Contact Press Images,
"Rwandan Refugees Return from Zaire," November.
People: Stephen Jaffe, USA, Reuters, "Israeli Prime
Minister Netanyahu and PLO Leader Arafat at the White House,"
Washington DC, 2 October.
People Stories: Francesco Zizola, Italy, Agenzia Contrasto, "Children,
Victims of Land Mines," Angola.
Portraits: Joseph McNally, USA, Life Magazine, Gail Devers.
Portraits Stories: Laurnet Monlaü, France, Rapho for
Géo France, "Mauritanian Women."
Sports: Erich Schlegel, USA, The Dallas Morning News, "Gregg
Shaffer Relaxes Before His Heat in the US Olympic Swimming Trials,"
Sports Stories: Mark Zaleski, USA, The San Bernardino County
Sun, "Athletes of the Paralympic Games," Atlanta.
The Arts: Viviane Moos, USA, Saba Press Photos, "Dancers
From the Isadora Duncan Foundation for Contemporary Dance."
The Arts Stories: Jonathan Olley, United Kingdom, Network
Photographers, "The Burning Man Festival," Black Rock
Science & Technology: James Balog, USA, Contact Press
Images for Fortune Magazine, "Breathing Observation Bubble,"
Palm Beach, USA.
Science & Technology Stories: Lennart Nilsson, Sweden,
for Life Magazine, USA, "Human and Animal Embryos."
Nature and Environment: Michel Denis-Huot, France, "Dolphin
in the Bow Surf of a Tanker," Off Texas Coast.
Nature and Environment Stories: Jonathan Olley, United
Kingdom, Network Photographers, "Newbury Bypass Road
Daily Life: Gilles Coulon, France, Tendance Floue for Animan
Magazine, "Switzerland Woman in a Storm" Mali.
Daily Life Stories: Stephan Vanfleteren, Belgium, Agence
Vu, France, "Hobo's in the USA."
Children's Award: John McConnico, USA, Associated Press,
"Rescue Photo Showing the Rescue of one-year-old Cassandra
Gomez from the Guamani River," Puerto Rico.
For information about awards see:
& Fortune: Comprehensive Listing of Awards and Prizes available
to Canadian journalists
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