Manitoba Museum Curator Wins Bruce Naylor Award

The curator of geology and paleontology at the Manitoba Museum has won the 2012 Bruce Naylor Award.

Dr. Graham Young is this year’s recipient of the prestigious award, named after Dr. Naylor, who passed away in 2007, but previously served as president of the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC).

“The Manitoba Museum has really been an ideal location for a person like me,” Young said. “Manitoba is about the size of France, but is little-known geologically. With my colleagues, I have been able to be an explorer, seeking things that no one has ever seen before.”

Dr. Young has curated numerous exhibits at the Manitoba Museum, including Parklands/Mixed Woods Gallery and led the development of significant exhibits such as The World’s Largest Trilobite, Cretaceous Life and most significantly, Ancient Seas. He frequently writes about his work on the museum’s website.