Photo credit, Trudie Lee Photography

Professor Aritha van Herk, CM, AOE, FRSC

Pronouns: she/her

Positions

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-5481

Location

Office: SS1132

For media enquiries, contact

Heath McCoy
Senior Communications Specialist

403.220.5089
403.607.8461 (cell)

hjmccoy@ucalgary.ca

E-mail.

Background

Educational Background

B.A. English Lang & Or Literature, University of Alberta, 1976

M.A. English Lang & Or Literature, University of Alberta, 1978

CV

Research

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Projects

“A creative biography of Canadian writer Robert Kroetsch”

Awards

  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, Athabasca University, . 2018
  • Member, Order of Canada, Office of the Governor General of Canada. 2018
  • Elected as Fellow of the Glenbow Museum, Glenbow Museum and Archives. 2017
  • She Who Dares, YWCA, Calgary. . 2017
  • Killam Award for Mentorship and Supervision, The Killam Trust. 2016
  • Lecture of a Lifetime, University of Calgary. 2016
  • One of 25 Most Influential Artists in Alberta, Alberta Foundation for the Arts.. 2016
  • Great Supervisor Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary. 2015
  • Finalist in Profile, Alberta Magazine Awards, 2014
  • Honorary Degree, University of Manitoba, 2013
  • Lt. Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award, 2013
  • Lorne Pierce Medal, 2012
  • Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • Alberta Order of Excellence, 2011
  • Aritha van Herk Award, 2011
  • Calgary Awards, 2011
  • Calgary Public Library Champion Award, 2011
  • Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2011
  • Great Ideas Award, Newspapers Canada, 2011
  • University of Calgary Students Union Teaching Excellence Award, 2011
  • Mavericks ONE BOOK/ONE CITY Selection, 2010
  • Order of the University of Calgary, 2008
  • Alberta Tourism Award, 2007
  • City of Calgary White Hat of the Year Award, 2007
  • Excellence in Research and Teaching, 2004
  • Board of Governors' Award of Excellence, Alberta College of Art and Design, 2002
  • Grant MacEwan Author's Award, 2002
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1997

Publications

In the News

  • Appointed to the Order of Canada.