Awards

  • 2023 Edna Staebler Award for Personal Essay, The New Quarterly
  • 2019 Shortlisted for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (Chance Encounters with Wild Animals)
  • 2018 Alberta Magazine Publishers’ Association Awards, Finalist (“Is the River” – Fiction)
  • 2014 National Magazine Award (Profile) for “Keeper of the Marks” in The Malahat Review
  • 2011 Ars Medica/Canadian Medical Association Journal’s Humanities Poetry and Prose prize for “Risk factors for hemorrhagic pancreatitis”
  • 2011 KR Wilson (Canadian Business Press) Silver Medal for Best Column (shared with Alan Cassels and Eric Cadesky), The CMAJ Salon
  • 2010 First Place, Geist Magazine’s Jackpine Sonnet Contest
  • 2008 Honorable Mention, Geist Magazine’s Postcard Story Contest (Honourable Mention)
  • 2006 First Prize in Special Radio Program, The Gracie Awards, for “A Map of the Body”
  • 2005 Finalist in Radio – Environment, New York Festivals
  • 2005 Feature (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
  • 2005 Finalist, In-Depth Radio), Society for Environmental Journalism
  • 2003 Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs’ Distinguished Public Education Award for Science Reporting
  • 2002 Continuing Coverage (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
  • 2002 Entertainment (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
  • 2002 Finalist, Radio Drama, New York Festivals
  • 2002 Honorable Mention – Investigative Reporting, Radio Television Digital News Association
  • 2001 Spot News (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
  • 2001 Continuing Coverage (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
  • 2001 Feature (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
  • 2000 Continuing Coverage (Radio), Atlantic Journalism Awards
  • 2000 Health Reporting Award, Canadian Nursing Association