||Volume 14, Number 1, September 2001|
Teacher newsmagazine wins awards
It was a proud year for our newsmagazine. The Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) recognized Teacher with its "Excellence in Writing" award. CALM represents over 500 labour organizations in Canada.
Ed Finn, one of the judges, said, "The issue submitted was chock-full of interesting, cogently written stories about the problems, challenges, and achievements of the BCTF and its members. …I was impressed by the uniformly high quality that permeated every article. A tribute to Editor Peter Owens and his gifted staff."
In June 2001, Teacher was also honoured by the Canadian Educational Press Association (CEPA), which represents teaching organizations across the country.
The categories and winners were:
Writing and Editing, Professional Development Feature
- Lexi Charlie for "Understanding the Rules of Culture," Nov./Dec. 2000.
Writing and Editing, Educational Issues Reporting
- Chris Bocking for "That’s Where the Kids Are"
- Sean Cook for "Businesses Target Students"
- Dianne Dunsmore for "Corporate Partnerships: Gross Profit or Exponential Loss"
- Garth Holmes for "Schools B Us"
- Seth Klein for "Ideology of Greed Won’t Serve Humanity"
- Jim McMurtry for "Schools Providing New Food for Thought"
- Anny Schaefer for "Corporate Involvement in School Survey"
- Lucia Wolfe for "Businesses Target Students"
- Nancy Knickerbocker and Peter Owens for "Community Spirit Blooms in Grandview Garden," September 2000.
— Kathleen Smith