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Bruce Naylor Award:
Past Winners

 

 

Stephen Clayden

2016
Dr. Stephen Clayden is the 2016 recipient of the Alliance of Natural History Museum’s (ANHMC) Bruce Naylor Award. Well known in New Brunswick, Canada and internationally, Dr. Stephen Clayden is the Museum’s Research Curator and Head of the Botany and Mycology Section at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Nominated by his peers, Dr. Clayden has devoted a 30-year career to advancing understanding of the flora of Atlantic Canada. There is no other botanist in Canada with his breadth of knowledge of the vegetation of the Atlantic Canadian region. This is most evident in his varied publications that span fungi, through green plants to forest ecosystems. This deep understanding of New Brunswick forests has led directly to the creation of Protected Natural Areas in New Brunswick, as well as a namesake beetle, Thamiaraea claydenii, recently described from New Brunswick Silver Maple stands. A specialist on lichens, Dr. Clayden’s research has been mainly concerned with the floristics and biogeography of Atlantic Canada. Nonetheless, his output has also included studies of lichens from mountainous habitats as far afield as Snowdonia in North Wales and northeastern Iran.
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Richard Hebda

2015
Dr. Richard Hebda is the 2015 recipient of the Alliance of Natural History Museum’s (ANHMC) Bruce Naylor Award. The award is given annually to recognize achievement by an individual or individuals of national or international significance in the museum-based natural history field in Canada through distinctive leadership, publications or other remarkable endeavours. The award will be presented to Dr. Hebda at the Canadian Museums Association Conference on April 13th in Halifax. Well known in British Columbia, Canada and internationally, Dr. Hebda is Curator of Botany and Earth History at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Joanne DiCosimo

2014
Joanne Fredrickson DiCosimo, former President & CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature, is the winner of the 2014 Bruce Naylor Award. 
“What distinguishes Joanne DiCosimo as an exceptional museum practitioner is the breadth of her vision for museums”, says Robert R. Janes, Editor-in-Chief, Museum Management and Curatorship. “Her entire career demonstrates an open-minded willingness to share, collaborate and forge solutions to complex challenges. Most importantly, her work is grounded in a well-developed sense of social responsibility.”
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Edward Burtynsky

2013
Edward Burtynsky is the recipient of the 2013 Bruce Naylor Award.  The announcement occurred at the organization’s annual reception on Parliament Hill, which is hosted by the Speaker of the House, the Honourable Andrew Scheer.
The award is given annually to recognize achievement by an individual or individuals of national or international significance in the natural history field in Canada through distinctive leadership, publications or other remarkable endeavours.
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Dr. Graham Young

2012
Dr. Graham Young has been named the winner of the 2012 Bruce Naylor Award. Dr. Young is Curator of Geology and Paleontology at The Manitoba Museum.
The Bruce Naylor Award is named for the former director of the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology. Dr. Naylor, who passed away in 2007, had also served as president of the ANHMC. The award was presented at a special reception of The Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC) on October 22 in The Speaker’s Reception Room in the Centre Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
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Professor David M. Green

2011
Professor David M. Green of Montreal, noted conservationist and one of Canada’s foremost experts on amphibians, is the distinguished recipient of the 2011 Bruce Naylor Award. This national award recognizes exceptional contributions to the museum-based study of natural history in Canada. Green is currently a professor at McGill University and Director of the Redpath Museum. He has made his mark over a 30-year career as a scientist, museum administrator, teacher and conservation advocate.
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Dr. Wayne Maddison (left), Dr. Mark Graham (centre), Brian Groves (right)

2010
Dr. Wayne Maddison (left), Director of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver, BC, was presented with the 2010 Bruce Naylor Award at the annual conference of the Canadian Museums Association in April 2011. Standing to his right are Dr. Mark Graham (centre), Director of Research at the Canadian Museum of Nature, and Brian Groves (right), Manager, Museums Unit, Yukon.
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Appearing in this photo L-R is Pauline Rafferty, Royal BC Museum, Robert Cannings, and Bill Greenlaw, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

2009
In 2009, the Bruce Naylor Award was given to Robert Cannings, Ph.D., an entomologist at the Royal BC Museum. Appearing in this photo L-R is Pauline Rafferty, Royal BC Museum, Robert Cannings, and Bill Greenlaw, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.
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