Allan Ryan receives the University of Arizona's Professional Achievement Award

Allan Ryan Presented with Professional Achievement Award

Carleton’s Allan Ryan has been presented with the 2017 Professional Achievement Award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association.

Ryan, who holds the New Sun Chair in Aboriginal Art and Culture at Carleton University, is an associate professor in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and the Department of Art History in the School for Studies in Art and Culture.

Accompanied by his wife Rae, Ryan met anthropology faculty and students and toured the Arizona State Museum, where he worked while a student.

Melinda Burke, president of the UA Alumni Association, presented Ryan with the award at a brunch hosted by the School of Anthropology.

“On behalf of the UA Alumni Association – and our 260,000 alumni around the globe – I was honored to present Dr. Ryan with the Professional Achievement Award,” said Burke. “Dr. Ryan’s contributions in the field of indigenous art and culture are of immense significance. We are proud to recognize him and know he is a Wildcat for Life!”

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