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November 5, 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.


October 25, 2012
Manitoba Museum curator Dr. Graham Young wins Bruce Naylor Award

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.


October 24, 2011
Frog expert Dr. David Green receives 2011 Bruce Naylor Award

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.


April 12, 2011

The ANHMC releases its National Collections Strategy

Canada’s national network of natural history museums has produced a National Collections Development Strategy that will guide sustainable management practices, help safeguard the integrity of Canada’s natural history collections, and encourage collaboration in documenting the country’s biodiversity. The strategy is based on consultations with and discussions among the 12 founding members of the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada. An exhaustive survey identified 510 individual collections, encompassing 19.7 million specimens that represent zoological, botanical, geological and palaeontological records of Canada’s biodiversity.


March 25 , 2011

Best of Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival comes to six ANHMC museums


November 29 , 2010

ANHMC response to expert panel report on Canadian taxonomy


October 26 , 2010

UBC's Dr. Wayne Maddison receives 2010 Bruce Naylor award


October 21 , 2010

Seventh annual meeting of the ANHMC


January 28, 2010

ANHMC celebrates International Year of Biodiversity


October 27 , 2009

Dr. Robert Cannings receives this year's Bruce Naylor Award


October 26 , 2009

Sixth annual meeting of the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada


July 27, 2009

Alliance museum educators Arctic-bound with Students on Ice


June 11, 2009

Unique moments in nature captured in national wildlife photography exhibition


June 5, 2009

Museum-led discussions explore reliance on technology for future water resources


September 22, 2008
Ornithologist receives national award from Canadian museum network


September 22, 2008
Museum leaders gather in Ottawa for fifth anniversary of Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada