Awards and Honours

  • 2018 to present, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (HLCol), Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
  • 2018 Lakehead University Distinguished Researcher Award
  • 2017 M. Elizabeth Arthur Award (Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society), co-recipient
  • 2016 Honorable Mention, Floyd S. Chalmers Award for Best Book in Ontario History (The Champlain Society)
  • 2016 Northwestern Ontario Visionary Award 20 under 40 (SHIFT: Thunder Bay's Young Professionals Network)
  • 2015  M. Elizabeth Arthur Award (Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society)
  • 2015 Gertrude H. Dyke Award (Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society)
  • 2015 Canadian Forces Liaison Council's Award of Excellence for Best Practices in Employer Support: Educational Institution, Manitoba (awarded to the Department of History for support while Chair)
  • 2011 City of Thunder Bay Heritage Award
  • 2011 Lakehead University Contribution to Research Award
  • 2010 Alumni Association of Lakehead University Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • 2009 J.P. Bertrand Award (Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society)
  • 2003 Canadian Federation of Film Societies Buritt-Thompson Award (co-winner)
  • 1996 Volunteer Service Award, Peel Heritage Complex/Region of Peel
  • 1995 Certificate of Appreciation, The Friends of the Peel Museum/Region of Peel Museum

Internal Lakehead University Merit Awards

  • 2014 Merit for Excellence in Research and Service
  • 2011 Merit for Excellence in Research
  • 2009 Merit for Excellence in Research and Service