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Declining amphibians of Quebec in the news

Learn about land development and the declining Western Chorus Frog in southwestern Quebec.  This Montreal Gazette article focuses on disputes over land designated for development in Candiac and the status of one of Quebec's most illusive and endangered amphibians. 

Published: 6 Sep 2019

Invasive Species Lab in the news: Tracing the Tench

Montreal Gazette, Sept. 1, 2019: Feature article and online video about the experimental research work of the Anthony Ricciardi's lab on Invasion Ecology and the effects of invasive species such as the Tench. 

Published: 31 Aug 2019

Robert L. Carroll, vertebrate paleontologist, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.

Robert L. Carroll, vertebrate paleontologist, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.

For his academic leadership and contributions to his field as Canada’s pre-eminent vertebrate paleontologist.

The press release can be found here:


Published: 4 Jul 2019

Outstanding emerging researchers honoured at McGill’s Spring 2019 Convocation

Three highly accomplished early career researchers have received a prestigious McGill distinction: the Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers  

By Amanda Testani, Communications Associate, Office of the Vice-Principal - Research and Innovation

JUNE 11, 2019

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Published: 14 Jun 2019

Proud to be part of the Rallye Expos Vues d’Afrique!

The Redpath Museum is honored to be part of the Rallye Expos organized by the Festival Vues d’Afrique. From May 1st to June 30th, come visit our Ancient Egypt Exhibition in the World Cultures Gallery and get your passport stamped at the welcome desk!

To know more about the Rallye Expos and Vues d’Afrique visit :

Published: 5 Apr 2019

STEMM and diversity @ McGill gets special recognition

This year the Principal's Prize for Public Engagement through Media  acknowledged special recognition to the STEMM Diversity @ McGill, a project spearheaded by Museum graduate students Charles Cong and Jessica Ford.  The jury was impressed that "Although the group is just one year old, it has already been identified as a model for other universities in Quebec, an indication of their suc

Published: 4 Mar 2019

Museum has lost a friend: Ann Van Fossen

Ann Van Fossen, the author of the museum publication: Tea and Fossils: a brief history of the Redpath Museum, died last week. Born in 1933 and educated at Swarthmore College (B.A. in Political Science) and University of Iowa (M.A. in History), Ann started her volunteer work at the Museum in 2008.

Published: 13 Aug 2018

Barbara Lawson, Curator of World Cultures, retires after more than 30 years at the Redpath Museum

Barbara Lawson, Curator of World Cultures, has retired after more than 30 years at McGill University’s Redpath Museum. Under her curatorship, the collections were expanded in size and scope and a World Cultures gallery was inaugurated in 2004. This was the first time an exhibition area specifically designated for cultural materials was established since the Redpath Museum’s founding in 1882.

Published: 7 May 2018

Redpath Museum students win McGill Award

Winners this year for McGill’s Award for Equity and Community Building, recognizing the work of students committed to advancing equity, inclusion and community engagement at McGill: Jessica Ford and Charles Cong for the McGill STEMM and diversity project.  The award committee noted that this project was "was outstanding, showing achievement, initiative and impact in the domains of equity, inclusion and community building.

Published: 5 Apr 2018

Redpath Museum remembers Abe Levine (1924-2017)

The Redpath Museum lost a great friend and donor on July 30, 2017. What started with a small donation of about 200 shells in 1994 has grown into a permanent exhibit entitled "Conchologycitus - the Abe Levine Shells". Located on the second floor of the Redpath Museum it commemorates Abe Levine's life long passion and admiration to "the home wherein the Mollusc dwells".

Published: 5 Oct 2017

Museum volunteer wins award

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.

Published: 10 Jan 2017