The Young Scientist Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in a promising start to a scientific career. This year’s awardee is Dr. Kim Tait of the Royal Ontario Museum.

Kim discovered mineralogy at the University of Manitoba and worked on rare Mn-rich amphiboles for her bachelor’s thesis with Frank Hawthorne. While doing this she also described her first new mineral, dellaventuraite, and worked on another new mineral, potassic-carpholite, as a side project.

Kim remained at the University of Manitoba for her Masters with Petr Černý. She began research on alluaudite-group minerals from Cross Lake, Manitoba...

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