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Research and Reading

The VicPS contributes to the scientific understanding of BC’s fossils by working in cooperation with professional centres including the UVic School for Earth and Ocean Sciences, the Royal BC Museum, the Pacific Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey of Canada and other North American institutions.

VicPS members have identified fossil collections for the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Pacific Geoscience Centre. In 1999, 2014 and 2023 the VicPS and the School for Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, cohosted Paleontological Symposia in Victoria.

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VicPS Library and Archive

Over several years, VicPS has built up a collection of papers and reading material on the subject of palaeontology relevant to BC and Vancouver Island in particular. Some of the contents of this library and archive are open source, and some are not. The open source material may well be available from other sources online or in libraries. For those materials that are not open source, members can request access via email to the society at