2017 Anselm Strauss award for qualitative research from the National Council on Family Relations for the article, "Marital Monogamy as Ideal and Practice," published in the Journal of Marriage and the Family.
2017 Achievement Commitment Excellence Award for Partner Relations of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
2017 Honourable mention for best English-language article published in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society in 2016 (volume 31).
2015 Career Award for outstanding contributions to the Sociology of HIV/AIDS, presented by the Sociologists AIDS Network of the American Sociological Association, Chicago.
2013 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded by the Governor General of Canada.
2012 Community Partners Award, Ontario AIDS Network, the federation of AIDS service organizations in Ontario.
2009 Dean’s Special Recognition Award for excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity.
2007 Simon-Gagnon Award for a distinguished career in the study of sexualities, presented by the Sociology of Sexualities Section of the American Sociological Association, New York.
2007 Best Article Award (with Tarik Bereket) presented by the Sociology of Sexualities Section of the American Sociological Association, New York, for “The emergence of gay identities in contemporary Turkey,” published in Sexualities.
2006-9 Career Scientist Award in Risk, Culture and Sexuality, Ontario HIV Treatment Network
2005 Visiting Scholar, York Summer Seminar in Social & Cultural Theory, Joint Graduate Programme in Communication & Culture, York University, Toronto.
2004 University of Windsor Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity.
2000 Resident Scholar, Center for Cultural Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz.
2000 Annual Recognition Award for Outstanding Research in Clinical and Educational Sexology by the Midwest Institute of Sexology, Southfield, Michigan.
1993 Canada 125 Commemorative Medal awarded by the Governor General of Canada for service to the community.
1991 Volunteer Service Award made by the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and the Minister of Culture and Communications for work with the Third World Resource Centre.
1990 Volunteer of the Year, a city-wide award sponsored by the United Way and the Windsor Star, for work with the AIDS Committee of Windsor.