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Graham Bell’s Exit Seminar

Just shy of 100 faculty, students, and friends packed the Redpath Auditorium on May 12th to celebrate the retirement of Graham Bell, James McGill Professor in the Department of Biology at McGill. For the occasion, Bell delivered a “final “seminar to the audience, which included his wife and three sons, surveying his career as an evolutionary biologist.

Published: 25 May 2023

Redpath Museum Celebrates Earth Day

March 21 might be the first official day of spring, but Earth Day, a month later, can feel like the beginning of the warmer seasons – at least in Montreal. The Redpath Museum, which recently reopened to the public, commemorated Earth Day this year through a series of themed activities over several days.

Published: 1 May 2023

What crocodile DNA reveals about the Ice Age

What drives crocodile evolution? Is climate a major factor or changes in sea levels? Determined to find answers to these questions, researchers from McGill University discovered that while changing temperatures and rainfall had little impact on the crocodiles’ gene flow over the past three million years, changes to sea levels during the Ice Age had a different effect.

Published: 25 Jan 2023

McGill scholars respond to COP15 Biodiversity Conference

The 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP15) was held in Montreal on December 7-19, 2022. The conference’s outcome agreement, known as “30×30” means the protection of 30 per cent of land and oceans by 2030.

Published: 13 Jan 2023

The other paleo diet: Rare discovery of dinosaur remains preserved with its last meal

Microraptor was an opportunistic predator, feeding on fish, birds, lizards – and now small mammals. The discovery of a rare fossil reveals the creature was a generalist carnivore in the ancient ecosystem of dinosaurs.

Published: 21 Dec 2022

Freshwater biodiversity loss has been out of sight, out of mind

A silent mass extinction is occurring in lakes, rivers and wetlands. Freshwater species are rapidly disappearing in North America and throughout the world. Conservation-minded people might be unaware of this, because of the media’s longstanding focus on land-based ecosystems and charismatic animals.

Published: 6 Dec 2022

Visit the Redpath Museum starting January 10

The Redpath Museum at McGill University will re-open its doors on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

The Museum will welcome visitors Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

In advance of the re-opening on January 10, the Museum will begin taking bookings for group tours and school visits from December 19, 2022.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Published: 24 Oct 2022

Donald Gilbert McCrea Lawrence

January 18, 1932 – August 28, 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a dear friend of the Redpath Museum, Don Lawrence, who sadly passed away at the age of 90.

Published: 22 Sep 2022

McGill24 - Museum Crowdfunding!

March 9 is McGill24, the University’s day of giving.


The pitch

Help us bring the hands-on experience of a natural history museum into schools and community venues by supporting the Redpath Museum Discovery Boxes.

Check out our promo video here: 

The highlights

With your help we can:

Published: 9 Mar 2022

Student Spotlight, time for our last question!

It's today!

Time for, Question 3 of 3 that we asked 10 students of the Redpath Museum on their research, career and general path in science. 

This week, "What advice would you give your younger scientist self?"

Without further ado, here is the video:

Thank you to everyone who have been part of this amazing project and thanks for watching! We hope to see you again soon!

Published: 23 Feb 2022

Student Spotlight, time for our 2nd question!

It's today!

Time for, Question 2 of 3 that we asked 10 students of the Redpath Museum on their research, career and general path in science. 

This week, "What is a notable struggle you had that you overcame?"

Without further ado, here is the video:

Published: 16 Feb 2022

Student Spotlight, time for our next question!

It's today!

Time for, Question 1 of 3 that we asked 10 students of the Redpath Museum on their research, career and general path in science. 

This week, What brought you to science?

Without further ado, here is the video:

Published: 9 Feb 2022

Outreach at McGill: making science accessible!

Considering outreach for Fall 2021?

Read about how McGill students share their passion for science!

By Jacky Farrell, Science Outreach Program Advisor

Published: 19 Oct 2021

Jessica Ford wins Gretta Chambers Award

Jessica Ford, PhD candidate in the Green Lab of the Redpath Museum has won the Chancellor Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Award in Student Leadership! Read about her story and passion for science in the link below: 

Published: 23 Sep 2021

Museum curators featured in the Reporter

Ever wonder what our curators do? Even though we are closed, they are hard at work ensuring the security of our collections, answering inquiries about them and working on collection management projects.

In the article below, learn more about the CAML project. Definitely a must read!

Published: 2 Sep 2021


Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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