Because of her collaboration with scholars at Red Crow College in 2011, Chambers was awarded the lifetime designation of Kaaáhsinnooni (Eminent Scholar). Collaboration on the Ulukhaktuk Literacies Research Project addresses how Indigenous and European vary, how research proceeds in Inuit communities and how the knowledge generated is best disseminated and utilized. Collaborations with other lifewriting scholars have led to research grants and key publications such as Life Writing and Literary Métissage (co-written with E. Hasebe-Ludt and C. Leggo), and A Heart of Wisdom: Life Writing as Empathetic Inquiry (co-edited with E. Hasebe-Ludt, C. Leggo, and A. Sinner). In 2012, the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies awarded Chambers the Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service and they established the Cynthia Chambers Master’s Thesis Award for outstanding thesis in curriculum studies in Canada. In 2013, she was awarded the Ingrid Speaker Medal for Distinguished Research, Scholarship, or Performance.