University of Calgary

On Campus retires

On Campus retires as online communications ramp up

This edition of On Campus marks the end of one era and the start of something new.

Today’s print issue will be the last. Stories celebrating the University of Calgary’s faculty, staff and students will now appear in the daily shot of e-news, UToday.

UToday was launched in September 2008 to meet the campus community’s need for current, easily accessible news about people, issues and events, and to capitalize on the latest in communication technology. A recent survey of UToday readers found that a majority liked its short, newsy format delivered daily by email.

Since its launch in September 2003, On Campus has evolved to better meet readers’ needs. It took the university’s long-standing newsletter The Gazette and developed it into a more visual and engaging newspaper format. Last fall, On Campus was relaunched as a monthly newsmagazine.

Over the years, On Campus has won a number of awards for content and design from organizations such as the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE). Writers from across campus regularly contributed to each edition, making the publication a true group effort.

Today, our audience is relying more on online communication and technology is progressing to give us many more options. Members of the campus community, for example, can now subscribe to the U of C News RSS feed, which allows for frequently updated content from a variety of sources. See www.ucalgary.ca/news/releases for details.

We will continue to explore new communication tools, including “news share” opportunities and other interactive technologies.

To all our On Campus readers and contributors, we thank you for your support, ideas and feedback. It’s been a great ride. Keep sending your ideas and feedback to uofcnews@ucalgary.ca.

Colleen Turner, Associate Vice-President (Communications)