2020           Winner of the Faculty of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award at the University of Alberta

2020           Awarded the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division Distinguished Career Award by the Geological Society of America

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