Strong showing for McGill at CCAE Prix d’Excellence 2022

McGill wins six Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education awards

McGill has once again been honoured at the annual Prix d’Excellence awards ceremony hosted by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE), winning six awards in a variety of areas.

The prestigious Prix d’Excellence awards are considered the gold standard for achievement in educational advancement in Canada. They recognize creativity, quality and ingenuity in support of fundraising efforts, alumni engagement and broad community outreach.

Three of McGill’s winning projects spotlight the University’s Bicentennial. University Advancement’s 200 for 200 Legacy Challenge, which inspired donors to make 214 legacy gifts in honour of the Bicentennial, garnered two awards: Gold for Best Fundraising Initiative in the country, and a Bronze for its moving promotional video.

The ambitious Bicentennial Digital Time Capsule website, a joint project by Research and Innovation and Communications and External Relations, netted a Silver for bringing together over 50 of McGill’s top researchers to answer the question: “What will be the biggest change in your field over the next 25 years?”

Notably, one award went to an entirely student-led project: the McGill World Restart a Heart (WRAH) Campaign 2021, run to promote the importance of bystander CPR knowledge and skills in order to ultimately reduce the number of cardiac arrest deaths in Canada.

Here is the complete list of McGill’s awards for 2022:


Best Fundraising Initiative for 200 for 200 Legacy Challenge


Best Website for McGill Bicentennial Digital Time Capsule

Best Report to Donors for Report on Giving 2020-21  


Best Student on Young Alumni Initiative for McGill World Restart a Heart (WRAH) Campaign 2021

Best Use of Multi-Media for Alumni Webcast Series: The Future Of…

Best Use of Video/Film (1-5 minutes) for This is the Year…