Stephanie Chipilski, Emerging Conservator Award Recipient 2014

In 2014 Stephanie Chipilski will be graduating with not only one diploma but two! Stephanie will receive a diploma in Collections Conservation and Management (CCM) from Fleming College and a diploma in Cultural Resources Management (CRM) from the University of Victoria.  Previously, Stephanie completed her B.A. in Classics and History at the University of Manitoba (2009). Throughout her studies and during her summer breaks, Stephanie worked as an historic interpreter, and later collections specialist, at Lower Fort Garry NHSC. In 2008 Stephanie was selected as one of 30 young adults to participate in the international Youth Forum at the 32nd Commission for the World Heritage Convention, held in Quebec City. This experience created a spark in Stephanie for built heritage, natural and cultural landscapes, and international preservation. Stephanie happily completed her program internship under the positive guidance of the conservation team at the Royal BC Museum in the fall of 2013. There she assisted with the public conservation of a Chinese Free Mason Revolving Horse Lantern, and her final project focused on plastics in their extensive ethnographic collection. Recently Stephanie was one of the Canadian bloggers for the 2013 ICCROM forum on Conservation Sciences: Emerging Conservation Professionals Blog.