2017 A Good Death: Making the Most of Our Final Choices won the B.C. National Prize in Non-Fiction and was shortlisted for the Dafoe and the Donner Book Prizes.
2016-2017 Pelham Edgar Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities at Victoria College, University of Toronto
2016 A Good Death: Making the Most of Our Final Choices was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail, the CBC, The Walrus and the Hill Times.
2014 “Kim’s Choice” in the Globe and Mail was a finalist in the Long Feature category for the National Newspaper Awards.
2012 Working the Dead Beat: 50 Lives that Changed Canada was long-listed for the Charles Taylor Prize and named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail.
2011 “Jackie Burroughs” in the Globe and Mail won best obituary of an international figure from the Society of Obituary Writers
2010 Harvey Southam Lectureship in Creative Non-Fiction at the University of Victoria
2008 “Mr. Toronto” in the Globe and Mail won the best long form obituary from the Society of Obituary Writers
2004 “Murder, He Wrote” in Toronto Life won an honourable mention in the National Magazine Awards
1998 “Mr. Muscle” in Toronto Life won an honourable mention in the National Magazine Awards
1997 “Reality Bites” in Saturday Night won an honourable mention in the National Magazine Awards
1995 “In Your Face” in Toronto Life won a gold National Magazine Award.
1995 Magazine Journalism fellowship at Banff Centre in Alberta.
1994 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy from The Toronto Star to study The Politics of Equity.
1994 Card Tricks: Banks, Boomers and the Explosion of Plastic Credit was shortlisted for the National Business Book Award.
1992 “Favourite Son” in Saturday Night won a silver National Magazine Award.
? Fiona Mee literary journalism award.