Awards

The Ontario Archaeological Society Acknowledges Members and others who have played an important role in the life of the society, and in the good care and management of Ontario's Archaeological Heritage. Awards include:

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J.V. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award
An award granted on occasion to an outstanding Ontario professional archaeologist whose life’s work has been consistently of the highest standard, who has made an exceptional contribution to the development of the archaeology in this region, has published widely and is recognised for advancing the practice of archaeology, earned acclaim for excellence and has inspired others. Along with the J. Norman Emerson Silver Medal, it is one of the highest honours the Society can bestow.

J. Norman Emerson Silver Medal
Awarded on occasion to an outstanding Ontario non-professional archaeologist whose life’s work has been consistently of the highest standard, who has made an exceptional contribution to the development of Ontario archaeology and who has earned acclaim for excellence and achievement. It is the highest honour the Society can bestow. (follow this link to learn about J. Norman Emerson)

Past Winners:

Ian Kenyon Memorial Award 
Awarded to professional archaeologists who have made an exceptional contribution to the development of Ontario archaeology and who has earned acclaim for excellence and achievement. Next to the J. Norman Emerson Silver Medal, it is the highest recognition that the Society can bestow for professional archaeologists

Past Winners:

Tim Kenyon Memorial Award 
Awarded to non-professional archaeologists who have made an exceptional contribution to the development of Ontario archaeology and who has earned acclaim for excellence and achievement. Next to the J. Norman Emerson Silver Medal, it is the highest recognition that the Society can bestow for non-professional archaeologists.

Peggi Armstrong Public Archaeology Award
Individuals, groups and organizations are all eligible for the Peggi Armstrong Public Archaeology Award. This award recognizes excellence in the promotion of public interest in the study of archaeology through the use of displays, workshops, training, site tours and/or the development of educational programmes and materials. Past winners have also been recognized for fostering awareness of cultural resources and heritage preservation and efforts to advance the ethical practice of archaeology. (follow this link to learn more)

Killarney Award for Outstanding Service
Given in recognition of the continuing long-term support and active participation of OAS members. Quite often volunteers are the public face of the OAS, doing yeoman’s service in support of our commonly held goals and principles. The contributions of these members are seen especially in the regular chapter meetings, events and activities, the publication of the society’s newsletter and journal, and organization of the annual symposium. These individuals bring a wide range of skills and interests to the organization, and it is because of them that we have celebrated the 60th anniversary of the society. To mark this milestone, the OAS has launched this new award. 

Past Winners:

Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management 
Offered to either an individual or a group in order to recognize contributions and accomplishments in the field of cultural resource management. Achievements may include the management and preservation of sites, sustained research and frequent publishing or advocacy efforts. Candidates may include private firms or national, provincial or municipal agencies. 

Past Winners: 

    • 2012 - Dr. Ron Williamson

Award for Excellence in Publishing
Offered to an individual, group or firm in order to recognize contributions and accomplishments in publishing works dealing with the field of North Eastern Archaeology. Published works should be considered a substantial contribution to archaeology and can include peer reviewed articles or books. Subject matter may concern theory, methodology, history or specific sites and may be reviewed as a cumulative body of work by one author or a single exemplary publication.

OAS Student Paper-Poster Award
Awarded to any students currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at a post-secondary institution presenting a paper or poster at the OAS Symposium. It may also be awarded to an individual who has graduated from such a program within the last six months and is presenting work related to those studies. Those papers and posters being considered for the award must have a student as the sole or primary (first) author. 

Past Winners:

    • 2009 - Lori D'Ortenzio and Christine Saly
    • 2010 Lori D'Ortenzio
    • 2011 Steven Dorland
    • 2012 Eric Beales

Heritage Conservation Award
Given in recognition of a significant voluntary contribution to heritage preservation within the Province of Ontario, above the requirements of Canadian law, with a year prior to the announcement of the award. It may be awarded to an individual or to an organization.

25 Year Members

The Ridley Award 

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