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2014 President's Award
For activities which have furthered
the objectives of the Society through
outstanding committee work, prolonged
officer roles, and/or promotion of
activities of the Society
In recognition of her extensive contributions to SPNHC since
its early days, The Council of the Society for the Preservation
of Natural History Collections has voted to present the 2014
President's Award to Judith C. Price.
Judith has been a devoted SPNHC member since 1988 and
truly deserved this recognition. To use the words of the
President of Society, Chris Norris:
"If we were to judge Judith solely on her years as
Secretary, then her length of tenure and her contribution to the smooth and efficient running of SPNHC
would be enough, I think, to warrant recognition at
the highest level. But she has done so much more than
this. She has been a stalwart member of the Society
for more than 25 years, has served on the Local Organizing Committees of three separate annual meetings (1991 and 2010 in Ottawa, 2002 at the Redpath
Museum), chaired the Elections Committee for 10
years, and has served on countless standing and sessional committees. She has served the Society and its
members with great distinction and she will be greatly
The President-Elect, Andy Bentley, adds:
"Judith has served the society in numerous different
capacities over the years since her joining SPNHC in
1988. She has been a member of numerous committees and chair of the Election Committee from 1990 to
She is also a well-respected collection manager in
her field. However, her tour-de-force has been her
service as secretary of the society since 2004, managing council meetings and serving the President of the
She has also had the unenviable task over the years
of being the "bum kicker" who has kept everyone on
deadline - a task she has always taken on with dedication and a touch of humor."
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Former Society President, Rich Rabeler, is one of the six
presidents Judith served under. Here's what he concludes:
"Although committee chairs most likely came to know
Judith as "the Gun", especially when she was trying
to complete the documentation for the Annual Meeting or, more recently, the Leadership Manual, I came
to think of her as "the Rock" - a colleague I could
depend on very reliably for solid advice on almost
"anything SPNHC". In the collegial spirit that embodies SPNHC, we worked as a team, without regard
for titles and positions, for the betterment of the organization."
We hope you will be able to join us in Cardiff this coming
June when we will present this award to Judith.
Jean-Marc Gagnon, Past-President
Chair, Recognition and Grants Committee
2014 Carolyn Rose Award
For outstanding commitment to
Natural History Collections Care
In recognition of his significant contribution to conservation
and collection management worldwide, through his tireless
service as a conservator, a prolific writer of professional papers and excellent communicator, the Council of the Society
for the Preservation of Natural History Collections has voted
to present the 2014 Carolyn Rose Award to Dr. Tom Strang.
The Carolyn Rose Award is our Society's highest honor and
is given to a practitioner whose work and efforts have promoted the values and objectives of the Society. Tom Strang
clearly deserves this award, as demonstrated by the numerous
support letters written on his behalf.
"His significant contributions to the objectives of
SPNHC have had great impact on collection practices
across Canada and throughout the world. I sincerely
believe that Dr. Tom Strang is a worthy recipient of
the Carolyn L. Rose Award."
"Tom's influence has been manifold in preserving
natural history collections."
"an obvious choice!!!!!"
"A leader in museum pest research for many years,
Tom Strang is the expert I would turn to first with any
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