Area: Natural History
B.Sc. (Honours), Biology/Geology, Queen’s University, 1980
M.Sc., Geology, University of Toronto, 1983
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Toronto, 1999
Kevin Seymour is an Assistant Curator in Vertebrate Palaeontology and is Collections Manager for the ROM’s famous collection of fossil vertebrates.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Kevin has worked at the ROM since 1983, and completed his Ph.D. while working at the Museum. His dissertation research examined the South American small cats (taxonomy, morphology, palaeontology) to better understand the evolutionary relationships of this group. He has done fieldwork collecting fossil vertebrates in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Kevin’s research interests include the Quaternary faunas of eastern North America, especially Ontario, and the evolution of the North and South American cats. He was coordinating curator for the new Reed Gallery of the Age of Mammals, and was also heavily involved in the planning for the new James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs.