Keith Lewis Memorial Student Presentation Award – History & Past Recipients

In 2015, the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (SAS) began offering both an undergraduate and graduate student presentation award at our Annual Gathering. It was named in honour of Keith Lewis, a founding member of the Pipestone Archaeological Society. Keith passed away suddenly on February 21, 2014 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. At the time, he as an SAS board member and the Chair of the Conservation Committee. This award, established by the Pipestone Archaeological Society, the Lewis Family, and the SAS was our way to remember Keith and share his passion for learning. It is bestowed for the best undergraduate and the best graduate presentations at the Annual Gathering. In addition to a monetary prize, the winner’s names are inscribed on a plaque residing at the SAS office and a short article submitted for publication in the Saskatchewan Archaeology Quarterly. Students are encouraged to present on any topic relating to archaeology, history, anthropology, etc. Each presentation is approximately 15 minutes long with 5 minutes allowed for questions at the end. Judging is based on content and delivery.

Keith Lewis

2019 Winners:

In 2019, the award was presented by Riel Cloutier (SAS President) on behalf of Keith Lewis’ family.

Undergraduate Prize: Brad Hyslop (Lakehead University)
Graduate Prize: Alissa Phillipenko (University of Saskatchewan)

2018 Winners:

In 2018, the award was presented by Loni Williams (Chair of the SAS Programming Committee) on behalf of Keith Lewis’ family.

Undergraduate Prize: Angela Burant (University of Saskatchewan)
Graduate Prize: Aurora Bowery (University of Saskatchewan)

2017 Winners:

In 2017, the award was presented by Clint Blyth (Pipestone Archaeological Society) on behalf of Keith Lewis’ family.

Undergraduate Prize: Gabriel Lamarche (University of Saskatchewan)
Graduate Prize: Kelsey Pennanen (University of Calgary)

2016 Winners:

In 2016, the award was presented by Clint Blyth (Pipestone Archaeological Society) on behalf of Keith Lewis’ family.

Undergraduate Prize: Cara Baldwin & Paul Thomson (University of Saskatchewan)

Paul Thomson, Cara Baldwin & Clint Blyth (Pipestone Archaeological Society)
© Saskatchewan Archaeological Society 2016

Graduate Prize: Eliann Stoffel (University of Saskatchewan)

Eliann Stoffel & Clint Blyth (Pipestone Archaeological Society)
© Saskatchewan Archaeological Society 2016

2015 Winners:

In 2015, the award was introduced and presented to the winners by Bertha Lewis, Keith’s wife.

Undergraduate Prize: Eric Dalshaug (University of Saskatchewan)
Graduate Prize: Julie Mushynsky (Flinders University)

The Lewis Family, patrons of the Keith Lewis Memorial Student Presentation Award
© Saskatchewan Archaeological Society 2015