2019           elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

2019           awarded the McCalla Professorship by the University of Alberta

 

2019           awarded the Great Supervisor Award by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University                         of Alberta

 

2019           awarded the Vladimir Vernadsky Medal of the European Geosciences Union

2017           elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

 

2017           elected Fellow of the Geochemical Society

 

2015           awarded the University of Alberta Killam Annual Professorship

 

2015           inducted into the University of Alberta Teaching Honour Roll

 

2013           awarded the Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division Contribution Award by the Geological Society of                             America

 

2013           Honourable mention in the 2012 Prose Awards by the American Publishers Awards for Professional and                         Scholarly Excellence for the book "Fundamentals of Geobiology"

 

2012           winner of the Most Inspirational Instructor for the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta

 

2011           co-recipient of the President’s Achievement Award in Teaching at the University of Alberta

 

2002           Canada Research Chair in Geomicrobiology, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of                                 Canada