Courses and Studying

Redpath Museum auditoriumThe Redpath Museum offers programs and courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels on the creation, maintenance and use of natural history collections for research purposes. Redpath Museum professors also teach in biology and environmental sciences, amongst others. For information about any of the Redpath Museum courses, including the Natural History minor, please contact David Green, Curriculum Committee Chair: [at]




Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Natural History (24 Credits)

Concentration in Biological Diversity and Systematics (Department of Biology)

Domain of Biodiversity and Conservation (McGill School of Environment)

REDM 396 Undergraduate Research Project 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

**Natural History minor students in the Summer 2020 and Fall 2021 terms will be able to take REDM 396 and do an individual field (or outdoor) project in lieu of doing a field course as all the field courses are cancelled.

REDM 400 Science and Museums 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

REDM 405 Natural History of East Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

REDM 511 Advanced Museum-Based Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

To find out about other undergraduate courses offered at the Redpath Museum, visit McGill's eCalendar site and search for the course prefix REDM. You can also connect with David Green, the Chair of the Redpath Museum Curriculum committee: [at]


For general information, please refer to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies web pages.

The Redpath Museum has an active graduate training program devoted to research in biosystematics and evolutionary biology leading to MSc and PhD degrees. Students are enrolled in McGill's Department of Biology or Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.   These students are supervised by Museum professors. Anyone interested should contact them directly.

TEACHING ASSISTANT (position available for Winter 2020)

Date of Posting: December 4th, 2019

Hiring Unit: Redpath Museum

Application Deadline Date: December 11, 2019

Course Title and Number: Science and Museums REDM 400

Instructor: Prof. David Green

Hours of work per term: 180 hours

Number of estimated TA positions available: 1

Dates of appointment:Start: January 6, 2020 End: April 14, 2020

Salary: Hourly rate: $29.33 Per term: $5,279.40

Required Duties: Meet with Course Supervisor to establish guidelines and marking policies.  Discuss the topics or material for conferences, as well as other concerns or difficulties with workload.  Read and review required course material, lecture materials and prepare for discussions with students.  Demonstrate laboratory sessions and work with students in laboratories.  Clarify reading material and assignments for students.  Lead discussions.  Attend their regular lecture and in-class exams.  Grade exams and assignments.

Qualifications Required: Must have taken REDM400. Background in science, particularly fields involved in specimen-based research.  Museum-related experience an asset.  


Please send your File TA Application Form to caroline.leblond [at] (subject: TA%20REDM400) (Caroline LeBlond )by December 11, 2019. 

"McGill University is Committed to Equity in Employment" 


Workload form can be downloaded here.


Session term: Winter 2020

Course: REDM400 Science and Museums

Schedule: 2:35pm-3:25pm Mondays and Wednesdays

Please consult the following document for the full details of the posting:

PDF icon Course lecturer posting

Please use the application form here.

All candidates must send their application to caroline.leblond [at] (subject: Course%20lecturer%20application) by December 18 2019.

Course lecturer current priority points list: PDF icon redpath_museum_priority_points_list.pdf

Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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