Awards

  • invested as Member of the Order of Canada (1976)
  • elected to Royal Society of Canada (1978)
  • Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1949 for The Red Heart
  • Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1958 for A Suit of Nettles
  • Governor General’s Award for Poetry and Drama in 1962 for Twelve Letters to a Small Town and The Killdeer and Other Plays
  • Honorary doctorates from Carleton University (1975), McMaster University (1979), Brock University (1991), and The University of Western Ontario (1992)
  • Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award in 1975 for The St. Nicholas Hotel
  • University of Alberta National Award in Letters for The Donnellys trilogy

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