2018: Appointed Visiting Fellow, University of Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.
2017: Appointed Visiting Fellow, Bard Graduate Centre, New York City.
2016: Winner, Saskatoon YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Category, 2016.
2013: Poem, “Emily Dickinson Reads Playboy” long-listed for inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2013. Selected by Molly Peacock and Sue Goyette.
2013: Appointed inaugural Writer in Residence at Kingston Writers’ Festival.
2010: Novel, The Factory Voice serialized in twenty-five episodes for CBC Radio’s “Between the Covers” (Beginning September 13) and podcast
2010: Novel, The Factory Voice featured by public libraries in Durham Region for their “Pass the Book” Community Reads program.
2010: Poem, “The Day John Clare Fell in Love” nominated for a National Magazine Award by The New Quarterly (This poem also won the Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Award in 2010).
2009: Novel, The Factory Voice, A “Globe and Mail 100” Book for 2009.
2009: The Factory Voice on Rex Murphy’s “Cross-Country Check-up” Recommended Summer Reading List