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An exemplary skull of a gorgonopsian collected from Zambia in 2018 and currently at the Burke Museum of Natural History. The upper canine of this specimen is broken and would have extended below the lower jaw. Photo credit: Brandon Peecook

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

UM researcher part of team that finds surprising connection between dinosaurs and mammals

December 23, 2020 — 
Kirstin Brink is part of a team that discovered that gorgonopsians, early ancestors to mammals and not related to dinosaurs, have very similar tooth structure to carnivorous dinosaurs.

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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

The story of rocks

October 19, 2017 — 
New exhibit at the Cretaceous Menagerie in the Wallace Building uniquely pairs Inuit carvings with the rock types from which they are made

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Sid Leggett checks out rocks on Big Island Hawaii.

Arctic adventures and geology grad studies combine for ‘pivotal time’ in alumnus’ life

June 14, 2016 — 
Long-time supporter of scholarships reflects on experiences as student

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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Grateful for a world of opportunities, donors create scholarship for geophysics graduate students

February 17, 2016 — 
Debra and Ross Pitman Graduate Scholarship in Geological Sciences

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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

The Sally and Keith Caldwell Teaching Assistant Award

February 5, 2016 — 
Caldwell Teaching Assistant Award

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Sally and Keith Caldwell

Strong belief in education

November 23, 2015 — 
Geological Sciences alumnus establishes a unique award to support teaching assistants

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Globe and Mail: Listening to the planet’s story, right down to its roots

May 5, 2015 — 
'You can’t understand something until you see it'

Dean, Dr. Norman Halden at the ThoroughTec Cybermine underground mining simulator operating a load-haul-dumper at the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy. Photo Credits: Rob Penner.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Partners in the North

March 3, 2015 — 
Over the ten-year history of the Riddell Faculty, numerous working relationships with organizations, communities, and institutions in Canada’s North have been developed. Two important partnerships, with the University College of the North (UCN) and the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy (NMMA), seek to provide greater access to training and educational opportunities for northern Manitobans.

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Mourning Robert Bury Ferguson, Professor Emeritus

January 22, 2015 — 
Robert Bury Ferguson, Professor Emeritus in the department of geological sciences, died on Jan. 18, just shy of his 95th birthday


Network of Manitoba-based hydrological observatories for surface and subsurface runoff investigations

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Prairie Water Problems

December 19, 2014 — 
The Province of Manitoba's Hydrologic Forecast Centre announced on December 16, 2014, that flow rates and levels for most major rivers and lakes are above normal. The Centre continues to gather information that will contribute to flood forecasts for the Spring of 2015. In the Riddell Faculty at the University of Manitoba, water quality and quantity is the focus of a number of researchers including Dr. Genevieve Ali of the Department of Geological Sciences. Her research described here reveals the challenges flood forecasters face.

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