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APS Paleo Symposium 2024: Macrh 16, 9 am MDT/8 am PDT

The Alberta Paleontological Society’s Paleo Symposium takes place Saturday, March 16 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm MDT ( 8:00 am to 3:30 pm PDT) at Mount Royal University.

Please view the Paleo 2024 Flyer that briefly describes the symposium, and forward this flyer to people who might be interested in attending.  The event is open to the general public.

Please make note of the Paleo 2024 Speaker schedule, below, and note that times are all Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

The Paleo Circular provides more comprehensive information about Paleo 2024 including posters and general information

APS Sponsorship:

Monthly meetings and presentations are co-sponsored by the Alberta Palaeontological Society, Mount Royal University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Canadian Energy Geoscience Association’s Paleontology Division.

LOCATION:

Lectures will be presented nearby in the Jenkins Theatre, located in F Wing and accessible from Main Street through a hallway next to Cougars Campus Store.

Poster displays will be presented in Main Street, the main hallway on Level 1 of the Main Building outside the Cougars Campus Store. Campus maps are available on the MRU website at https://www.mtroyal.ca/AboutMountRoyal/CampusesTours/CampusLocations/campus-map.htm.

Visitor rates and parking maps are available on the MRU website at https://www.mtroyal.ca/AboutMountRoyal/TransportationParking/Visitor-Rates-Parking-Map.htm. This map also includes locations of food services on page 2 and vendor hours can be found at https://www.mtroyal.ca/CampusServices/CampusResources/FoodServices/index.htm#Hours.

EVENT DETAILS:

You can join the lectures at 9 am MDT (8 am PDT)on Saturday, March 16, 2024 either:

  1. a)  in person at Mount Royal University, Main Building, Jenkins Theatre
  2. b)  via Zoom, using this link:

Mona Trick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Paleo 2024
Time: Mar 16, 2024 08:30 AM MDT (07:30 AM PDT) Edmonton

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86167212909?pwd=dFFphGzumBQSSuUSYsZsv2eJydUj4J.1

Meeting ID: 861 6721 2909
Passcode: 059437

Alberta Palaeontological Society meeting, Friday, Feb. 16, 6:30 pm PST

Please look for the virtual meeting connection details in the email to all VicPS members.

The Alberta Palaeontological Society has invited us to their next meeting.

We have two keynote presenters this month, the first is S. Amber Whitebone, MSc, PhD Candidate, University of New England. The title of her presentation is “Bone Cells to Big Dinos: Using Liquid Crystal Polarimetry as a New Tool to Learn about Fossil Vertebrates”. I have attached her abstract and biography. [below]

Our second presenter is Dr. Nicolás E. Campione MSc PhD, University of New England. The title of his presentation is “They come from the land down under: Australian Mesozoic dinosaurs”. [see abstract below]

Depending on the volume of questions that we get for each speaker, the meeting may run 15 minutes longer than usual. 

Thunder Beasts, Hellbenders and Tiny Horses: A Safari Through the Cypress Hills Formation of Saskatchewan

Members of VicPS have been graciously invited to a meeting hosted by the Alberta Palaeontological Society. Please read the invitation below, and register by May 12th if you’d like to attend and are prepared to pay the $10 charge. Note that annual membership in the APS is $20 for an individual and $25 for a family, something to consider should you wish to make a habit of attending their presentations.


The May 14, 2021 Alberta Palaeontological Society meeting will feature a keynote presentation followed by the Annual General Meeting.  APS members are encouraged to stay on-line for the AGM following the keynote presentation so that we can achieve quorum and proceed with the meeting.

The May 14 keynote presenter will be Dr. Emily Bamforth, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, T. rex Discovery Centre, Eastend, Saskatchewan.  The title of her presentation is “Thunder Beasts, Hellbenders and Tiny Horses:  A Safari Through the Cypress Hills Formation of Saskatchewan.”   Her abstract and biography can be viewed by opening the attachment in this email or viewing the information on either the APS or CSPG website.

We will be having online monthly presentations until further notice.  Our cosponsor, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), has graciously agreed to assist us with managing E-Technical talks using GoToWebinar.  If you are a CSPG or APS member, there will be no charge for electronically attending the presentations.  If you are not a member of one of these organizations, there will be a $10 charge per presentation to help with registration expenses.

To register for the online presentation, click on this link:  https://cspg.org/CSPGIMIS20/Events/Tech_Divisions/PalaeontologyDT/Palaeontology.aspx

Alternatively, you can go to the CSPG website and click on Events, Division Talks, and Palaeontology.  You will see a tab labelled “View Abstract”, where you can view information about the May 14 presentation.  To register, read carefully and follow the instructions.  If you have not created an account for one of the previous presentations then the first step is to create an account. This account will be used for all the presentations.  When it asks you about the organization you belong to, enter APS.  Once you have created an account, you can register for this month’s session.  The closing date for registering in this month’s session is Wednesday, May 12 at 12:00 pm (noon) Mountain Time.  Once you have registered for the May session, you will need to complete the payment requirements. If you are an APS or CSPG member there is no charge. If you are not a member of either organization, you will be asked to make a payment of $10 using one of the payment options provided. When you have completed the registration, you will be sent an email that provides your CSPG Order Confirmation/Receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your registration has not been successful. Finally, one or two days before the session begins, you will be sent an email from GOTOWebinar providing an E-talk link for joining the presentations. At 7:30 on May 14, you will click on this link to join the session.

Dr. Bamforth will provide her topic using PowerPoint.  Participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions to her during the presentation.  Dr. Bamforth will address the questions at the end of the talk.