Honouring a career of distinguished service in Canada, in 2013, the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies awarded Leggo the Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service within the Field of Canadian Curriculum Studies. This award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions through research, teaching, and/or professional service in the field of curriculum studies in Canada.
From the time that Dr. Carl Leggo joined UBC’s Department of Language and Literacy Education in 1990, to 2012 when he received the prestigious Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Senior Level, Leggo had supervised a remarkable cohort of doctoral and masters students and was considered “simply superior at graduate mentoring” by both colleagues and students.
Sam Black Award for Excellence in Education and Development in the Visual and Performing Arts, 2001
Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” list, 1998–1999 for Teaching to Wonder: Responding to Poetry in the Secondary Classroom
Killam Teaching Award, 1994–1995
Whetstone Poetry Contest, 1990 (first place)
The Andrew Stewart Graduate Prize, 1989
The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Scholarship, 1989
The Gateway Literary Contest, 1988 (first place, long poem), 1989 (first place, long poem and short poem)