We operate two lab spaces in the Biological Sciences Building on North Campus. For directions to the building, see the University website or Google Maps.



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Daytime Lab (CW-004)


  • Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Open year-round by appointment



The Daytime Lab is in the basement. Take the Zoology Wing/West elevators or stairs to the basement, go through the grey double doors on the south wall, and follow the hall to CW-004, located on the left (see map below). The Daytime Lab is not accessible from the East elevators.

Map of Daytime Lab (CW-004)



Clive Coy
Chief Technician

Clive is the senior technician in the Dino Lab. He has collected and prepared a variety of vertebrate fossils for research and exhibition over a period of more than 30 years. Clive enjoys the ‘dirty-hands’ aspect of his work, as well as the exchange of ideas with scientists and students from around the world. Clive oversees both daytime and evening preparation labs.


Howard Gibbins
Lab Technician, Volunteer Coordinator

Howard holds a B.A. in Anthropology, and a B.Ed. in Education. He takes care of the administrative tasks relating to the Dino Lab’s volunteers, as well as the specimen cataloguing when they finish their projects. He also makes storage jackets, builds crates, leads school tours, and does fossil preparation.


Robin Sissons
Lab Technician

Robin is a palaeontologist currently working as a technician at the University of Alberta with Dr. Corwin Sullivan, preparing fossils from the Grande Prairie region for research, education, and display. She also works as a field technician with the Sullivan Lab, whose fieldwork currently focuses on the Peace Region. These fossils are exciting because of their great potential for contributing to our knowledge of Alberta’s ancient ecosystems.


Evening Lab (Z-423)


  • Monday–Thursday, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Open during the academic year (September–April) by drop-in



The Evening Lab is located on the fourth floor of the Zoology Wing. Take the Zoology Wing elevators or stairs to the fourth floor and go through the grey double doors to the right (Zoology Wing). Room Z-423 is nearly at the end of the hall on the left side.

Map of Evening Lab (Z-423)



Aaron Dyer
Evening Lab Supervisor

Aaron is a M.Sc. student in the Currie Lab. Aaron’s research focuses mainly on pachycephalosaurs (dome-headed dinosaurs) from the Late Cretaceous of Asia and North America. Currently he is studying how dome growth affected the biomechanics of the jaw musculature.


Annie McIntosh
Evening Lab Supervisor

Annie is a Ph.D. student in the Currie Lab. Her thesis work focuses on patterns of digit reduction in archosaurs, and their implications for musculature, biomechanics, and locomotion.


Mark Powers
Evening Lab Supervisor

Mark is a former M.Sc. student from the Currie Lab and a current Ph.D. student in Dr. Michael Caldwell’s lab. His M.Sc. research focused on the skull morphology and systematics of Eudromaeosauria (Dromaeosauridae), a group of dinosaurs that includes Deinonychus and Velociraptor. His Ph.D. will focus on the large prehistoric snake lizards of the family Madtsoiidae and the effect of large body size on aquatic habits in snake lizards.


Michael Naylor Hudgins
Evening Lab Supervisor

Michael is a M.Sc. student in the Sullivan Lab. His thesis work focuses on the palaeobiology of thescelosaurs, and dentition in pachycephalosaurs.


Samantha Hamilton
Evening Lab Supervisor

Sam is a M.Sc. student in the Sullivan Lab. Her thesis work is on biomechanical modelling, and reconstruction of the forelimb musculature in hadrosaurs (duck-billed dinosaurs).


Yan-yin Wang
Evening Lab Supervisor

Yan-yin is a Ph.D. student in the Sullivan Lab working on ventilation in dinosaurs and their relatives.


Former supervisors

Rebekah Vice

Matthew Rhodes

Greg Funston

Brennan Stettner

Ian Macdonald

Scott Persons

Victoria Arbour

Robin Sissons

Mike Burns

Phil Bell