Marius Barbeau - Recognition and Legacy - Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours

In 1950 he won the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal. In 1967 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 1969, Barbeau Peak, the highest mountain in Nunavut, was named after him.

In 2005, Marius Barbeau's broadcasts and ethnological recordings were honoured as a MasterWork by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada. His extensive personal papers are housed in the National Museum of Man, which was renamed in 1986 the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

The Marius Barbeau Medal was established in his name in 1985 by the Folklore Studies Association of Canada to recognize remarkable contributions to folklore and ethnology Canada.

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