Other publications

The Fossils' Tale

Redpath Museum gallery guideThis lavishly illustrated book is a self-guided tour through the history of life exhibits in the Dawson Gallery. The Fossils’ Tale explains why fossils are important, how they’re formed, and what they tell us about who walked this planet before us. The 96-page book contains detailed descriptions and beautiful photographs of museum exhibits and fossil specimens that tell the amazing tale of life on Earth over its four and a half billion year history.

$15 CAD with a cash or cheque contribution made to: Redpath Museum/McGill University. Shipping included. For book orders, contact sarah.pimpaneau [at] mcgill.ca (Sarah Pimpaneau) or call 514-398-4086 ext. 00549.


LUI, H. 2014. The Many Faces of the Redpath Museum. McGill Tribune (April 9, 2014).

BIRKER, I. 2013.  Hot Science – Cool Programs: Case Study of How Learning Works with McGill Science Outreach. Proceedings of the Tenth Colloquium on Learning in Museums, p. 42-51. © 2013 Ontario Museum Association


BIRKER, I. and GREEN, D. 2014. Redpath Museum - A Temple of Learning. MUSE janvier/fevrier 2014, p. 38-43. Read it here.  

BIRKER, I. 2013. What Buildings Tell - Fossils Hidden in Plain View. ORNAMENTUM Fall/Winter 2013, p. 6-9. Read it here.

BIRKER, I. 2012. Alice Johannsen, woman of the mountains. Published on October 18, 2012 under Take note. Faculty of Science Dean's Blog. Read it here.

BIRKER, I. 2012. Origami pteranodon: Mathematical art at the Redpath Museum. Published on March 2, 2012 under Take note. Read it here.

BIRKER, I. 2012. Traces from the past.  Published January 10, 2012 under Take note. Read it here.

BIRKER, I. 2011. George Mercer Dawson – What’s in a name? Published on March 30, 2011under Secret science spots, Faculty of Science Dean's Blog. Read it here.

BIRKER, I. 2011. Brooks and Rutherford emanate. Published on  January 3, 2011 under Secret science spots, Faculty of Science Dean's Blog. Read it here.

BIRKER, I. 2011. Water at McGill. Published on June 17, 2011 under Take note. Faculty of Science Dean's Blog. Read it  here.

BIRKER, I. 2010. The nation’s timekeeper: McGill and the Dominion Observatory. Published on October 28, 2010 under Secret science spots, Faculty of Science Dean's Blog. Read it here.

BIRKER, I. 2010. Remembering Maude Abbott. NcGill REPORTER. Published on Monday, March 8, 2010. Read it here.

BIRKER, I. 2010. Carrie Derrick. Published on May 3, 2010 under Take note. Read it here.

YAGI, K. 2013. Reflections on WISEMS, the first annual Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium. Published on March 7, 2013 under Take note. Faculty of Science Dean's Blog. Read it here.


Annual booklet of essays and student research papers. Produced by Redpath Museum Society. 

2015 Vol. iv, Editor Rosy Teed and Aimee Wang

2014 Vol. iii, Editor Sarah Popov and Kaitlin Bleho PDF icon behind_the_roddick_gates_volume_iii.pdf

2013 Vol. ii, Editor Katherine Wilson

2012 Vol. i, Editor Jarred Ditkowsky

COMITÉ SUR LES NOMS FRANÇAIS STANDARDISÉS (David M. Green, président du comité)

Comité sur les noms français standardisés (David M. Green, président du comité). 2012. Noms français standardisés des amphibiens et des reptiles d'Amérique du nord au nord du Mexique (Standard French Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico). SSAR and Redpath Museum.