At this year’s Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) conference in Toronto, Carleton Professor Emerita Ruth Phillips received the 2022 UAAC Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to a senior scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession over the whole of a career either through leadership, creation, education, curatorial projects, service or publications. Professor Phillips is so very worthy of this honour due to an outstanding career dedicated to research in the field of North American Indigenous Art. Professor Phillips taught Art History at Carleton from the 1970s until she retired in 2020 with a six-year hiatus from 1997 to 20003, when she served as Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Professor of Art History at University of British Columbia. In 2003 she returned to Carleton as Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture.  Professor Phillips’s achievements include, but are not limited to, important publications in North American Indigenous Art, serving as President of the Comité international de l’histoire de l’art (CIHA) from 2004 to 2008, being inducted as a Fellow into the Royal Society of Canada in 2007, and being awarded a Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts Medal in 2021.