Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thanks to everyone who took the time to provide valuable feedback in our 2016 Alumni Communications Survey. This was the third survey we’ve conducted since 2010, when the law school had only a Twitter presence in addition to its online and print news, and we’d like to share some of the highlights with our alumni.

We now know that, in the social media world, the majority of you actually prefer to read our updates on LinkedIn, followed by Twitter then Facebook. When you receive our monthly Enews, more than two-thirds click through to the news items that interest you most, an engagement rate much higher than the industry standard of about 25 per cent.

More than half read every issue of Nexus magazine, 86 per cent read some or most of the articles, and almost three-quarters said the alumni publication keeps them connected to their law school. In fact, 81 per cent are pleased the law school sends them Nexus. You enjoy reading our cover and feature stories, alumni profiles, and the dean's note.

We know you love Class Notes, and several remarked that you wanted more. But we can’t publish more if we don’t receive them. So please, send them in!

Furthermore, more than two thirds still want to receive their alumni publication in print. We know this number could change in the future, so we’re going to keep an eye on it in subsequent surveys. We should also mention the paper used in Nexus is FSC certified (products from responsibly managed forests), contains 10 per cent post-consumer content, is certified ISO 14001 (a top environmental management system) and is elemental chlorine free. In addition, our printer uses low volatile organic compound (VOC) inks and is powered by Bullfrog, a Canadian green energy supplier.

The number one event you like to attend at the Faculty of Law? Reunion, followed by legal panels and professional development events.

Now that the Jackman Law Building is open, our events will be better than ever, with spectacular space available to catch up with your classmates, or take in a panel discussion.

We are grateful for all the responses, and extend our congratulations to alumnus Alan Treleaven, of Vancouver, who won the Starbucks gift certificate for his survey participation.