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.

 

OUR LABS HAVE REOPENED AT LIMITED CAPACITY.

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Daytime Lab (CW-004)

Evening Lab (Z-423)

Evening Lab Supervisor Alumni

 

Daytime Lab (CW-004)

Hours:

  • Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Open year-round by appointment via Galaxy Digital (registration and more info on Volunteers)

Contacts:

Directions:

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)

 

Supervisors:

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)

Hours:

  • Monday–Thursday, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Open during the academic year (September–April) by appointment via Galaxy Digital (registration and more info on Volunteers)

Contact:

Directions:

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)

 

Supervisors:

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Brandon Theurer
Evening Lab Supervisor

 

Christiana Garros
Evening Lab Supervisor

Christiana is a M.Sc. student in the Currie Lab researching the patterns and frequencies of pathologies in theropod dinosaur hindlimbs. In turn, this may offer insight into functional morphology and palaeoecology. She has participated in fieldwork since 2021.

 

Khoi Nguyen
Evening Lab Supervisor

Khoi is a M.Sc. student in the Currie Lab studying intraspecific variation in the frills of centrosaurine dinosaurs. He has an extensive background in fossil preparation, enjoys the outdoors, and has assisted with fieldwork since 2018.

 

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Taia Wyenberg-Henzler
Evening Lab Supervisor

 

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Yubo Ma
Evening Lab Supervisor

 

Coordinators:

Mark Powers
Evening Lab Coordinator

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.

 

Yan-yin Wang
Evening Lab Coordinator

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


 

Evening Lab Supervisor Alumni

 

Aaron Dyer

Annie McIntosh

Samantha Hamilton

Michael Naylor Hudgins

Rebekah Vice

Matthew Rhodes

Greg Funston

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Brennan Stettner

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Ian Macdonald

Scott Persons

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Victoria Arbour

Robin Sissons

Mike Burns

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Phil Bell