Nerd Nite Wedding

 In the summer of 2016, we tied the knot in an untraditional ceremonial seminar series featuring Dr. Philip J. Currie and Dr. Robert T. Bakker. The event was hosted by Nerd Nite Edmonton.

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A Dinosaur Named Hannah

It’s traditional that, when a new dinosaur specimen is found, its discoverer gets to give it a nickname. In 2015, I found a new ceratopsian skull and associated skeleton. Its nickname: Hannah – after my dog.

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Everything Worth Knowing

Discover Magazine asked me to tell them the basics of dinosaur evolution and to give them a whirlwind tour of the dinosaur family tree.

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I Know Dino Podcast

I sit down for a chat with the podcast I Know Dino. We shoot the breeze on comparative anatomy, recent fieldwork finds, fossil stomach contents, and dinosaur video games.

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Mind Fuel

A short interview with the folks at Mind Fuel about the “Cool Career” of paleontology. 

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My Origin Story

When I was 2 ½, my father read me a story called “The Big Little Dinosaur”, and that was that

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Tyrannosaur Trackway

The Paleon Museum, in Glenrock Wyoming, will always have a special place in my heart. So too will this tyrannosaur trackway.

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Raptor Tracker

To keep their big sickle foot-claw sharp, Velociraptor and its relatives walked with one toe raised. Thanks to this unusual trait, a new trackway has been identified as the trail of a raptor.

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Romeo & Juliet

Preserved together in the ancient sands of Mongolia, a pair or oviraptorosaurs were given the poetic nickname of “Romeo and Juliet”. But that title might be more apt than was first thought.

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Bristles Before Down

Before any dinosaur could fly, coverings of simple feathers helped to insulate body heat. But before that, the very first feathers might have acted like whiskers.

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Dino Hunt Canada

In 2014, the History Canada Channel filmed the series Dino Hunt Canada, which followed major digs across Canada, including Dr. Currie’s sites in Grande Prairie and Dinosaur Provincial Park.

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Dino Derby

With no armor, no horns, and much shorter legs than their tyrannosaur predators, hadrosaurs would seem to have been sitting ducks. But I think the secret to the group’s survival may have been their adaptations for endurance.

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New Trail

My research was featured in – and on the cover of – the University of Alberta’s New Trail magazine.

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Microraptor Fishing

A new specimen of the four-winged dinosaur Microraptor includes fossil stomach contents. What was this little predator’s last meal? Fish!

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