Richard G. Forbis Award in Archaeology

The Calgary Centre instituted the Forbis Award in 2000 in recognition of the late Dr. Richard Forbis, one of the founding fathers of archaeology in the province and an individual who was instrumental in establishing the Archaeological Society Alberta. The Forbis Award is presented to individuals or organizations in Calgary and Southern Alberta who best epitomizes the ideals held by the late Dr. Richard Forbis through his support of Public Archaeology. More specifically the award is given to any individual or group in Calgary or southern Alberta who displays exceptional service to public archaeology, by making archaeology more visible in the media, raising public awareness and providing ways for the public to participate in archaeological studies. The Forbis award is presented annually through a nomination process.

Past recipients:
2018: Terry Quinn
2016 Shari Peyerl
2014 Dr. Dale Walde
2013 ATCO Electric
2012 Dr. Gerry Oetelaar
2011 Jason Roe