Redpath Museum news
Peter Tarassoff has won the Pinch Medal from the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC). This medal is named for William Wallace Pinch of Rochester, New York, in recognition of his enormous and selfless contributions to mineralogy through the identification of ideal specimens for study and through his generosity in making them available to the academic community. Check the biography and citation for Peter here.
The Redpath Museum is pleased to announce that Professor Hans Larsson has been appointed Director for a five year term, commencing 1 June, 2015. Professor Larsson has been a member of the Museum’s faculty since 2003 and is well prepared to face the challenges of integrating new appointees into academic life and furthering the Museum's unique mission at the university. Professor Larsson’s research specialty is Vertebrate Paleontology. The Redpath Museum thanks out-going Director, Professor David M. Green, for his ten years of committed administrative service.
The Redpath Museum now offers videoconferences to school groups of any grade or age level. Visit the Museum without having to take a field trip! Choose from three presentations: Meet the Triceratops, Egyptian Life, or Quebec Biodiversity. The sessions are streamed live, last one hour, and feature a museum educator in the Redpath Museum galleries.
Register NOW for the 2011 winter session of WRITING SCIENCE ARTICLES 2 (REDM 710), a 3-credit writing course for graduate students. This course will help you think critically about your data and write logically about your findings. For more information or to register please contact: Prof. Linda Cooper at 514-398-8545.
The oldest glass models of sea creatures in North America. An exhibit prepared as part of the Ville en Verre campaign by the Société des musées montréalais. Dawson Gallery, Redpath Museum.
New publication about the more than fifty kinds of trees that grace McGill's downtown campus. Authored by Bronwyn Chester, the publication features two self-guided walking tours in booklet form. 7$, available at the Redpath Museum or the McGill Bookstore.
What Darwin Didn't Know, a presentation held at the Redpath Museum in honour of Darwin's bicentennary, was recorded live and archived on the World Wide Web. You can watch the presentation via the archive at: http://bcooltv.mcgill.ca/Viewer/?EventID=200902123549 Moderated by David Green, the Director of the Museum, the speakers included four evolutionary biologists from McGill.
Sara is a Triceratopsian dinosaur that lived in Eastend, southern Saskatchewan, just over 65 million years ago. She was probably a teenager when she died but if she had lived to adulthood she would have weighed 10 tonnes. Excavated by the McGill vertebrate paleontology field course led by Dr. Hans Larsson, and then reconstructed in the Redpath Museum, Sara's skull measures close to 5 metres.