Awards and Honours

  • Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards, 2015 (Essay)
  • Silver Medal,  National Magazine Awards, 2013. (Personal Journalism).
  • Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards, 2013. (Personal Journalism)
  • Edna Award (for best piece of nonfiction published in The New Quarterly during the year), 2013.
  • 3rd Place, Nick Blatchford Occasional Poetry Contest, 2012.
  • 2nd Place, The Edna Staebler Award for the Personal Essay, 2010.
  • Short-­‐listed, Creative Nonfiction Collective’s Readers’ Choice Award, 2009.
  • Long-­‐listed, BC National Award for Canadian Nonfiction (for Pathologies), 2008.
  • Edna Award (for best piece of non-­‐fiction published in The New Quarterly during the year), 2007.
  • Finalist, Western Magazine Awards, 2007. (Personal Experience).
  • Honourable Mention, National Magazine Awards, 2006. (Personal Journalism).
  • Honourable Mention, Prairie Fire McNally Robinson Poetry Contest, 2005
  • Third Prize, Prairie Fire McNally Robinson Non-fiction Contest, 2005.
  • Finalist, Western Magazine Awards, 2005. (Personal Experience).
  • James Kilgo Scholarship in Non-­‐fiction, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, 2005.
  • First Prize, Prairie Fire McNally Robinson Booksellers Non-fiction Contest, 2004.
  • Winner, Event Creative Non-fiction Contest, 2004.
  • Finalist, CBC Literary Awards, Travel Writing, 2003.
  • First Prize, Writers’ Union of Canada Postcard Story Competition, 2001.
  • Winner, Brenda Ueland Prose Prize for Literary Non­‐fiction, 2000.
  • Winner, Event Creative Non­‐fiction Contest, 1997.