Bea Loveseth Memorial Award
The Bea Loveseth Memorial Award is a $350 cash prize awarded annually to the author of the best paper presented by an undergraduate or master's student at the Chacmool Conference. In order to be considered, students must submit their papers to the Selection Committee no later than November 1st of the calendar year. The goal of the award is to encourage students to take the important professional step of presenting their ideas in a public setting.
* In recognition of the 50th Anniversary Chacmool Conference this year, the Bea Loveseth Memorial Award winner will be awarded a $500 prize in 2017. *
Bea Loveseth received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Calgary and served as President of Chacmool in 1976. Bea's Master's thesis examined a large, multi-component site in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta; it remains a basic source document for anyone working in the Rocky Mountains. Bea was an early advocate of Rocky Mountain archaeology as more than an adjunct to Plains archaeology and she was an integral force in recognizing and identifying lithic material sources in the Canadian Rockies.
All undergraduate and graduate students presenting papers at the Chacmool Conference are eligible to apply, and are urged to submit their papers to the Committee for consideration. Entries or inquiries can be submitted in PDF or Word format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
The Bea Loveseth Prize Selection Committee
Department of Archaeology
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
ACA Poster Award
The ACA Poster Award is a $200 cash prize for the favourite poster presented at the Archaeological Society of Alberta Annual General Meeting and Conference, normally held in May of each calendar year. The winner is selected by an open, general ballot at the AGM and Conference, which is counted by conference organizers.
The ACA Poster Award is open to anyone, and the ACA encourages anyone and everyone to submit a poster at the annual AGM.
Congratulations to Dr. Shawn Bubel, winner of the 2017 ACA Poster Award!
Poster Title: "Cliff and Helen Plant Surface Artifact Collection"