Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Conference

What a succes. I spent the last week in Ottawa for a paleontology conference to present my poster on the stomach contents from Betsy. The conference also included a memorial symposium for Dr. Elisabeth (Betsy) Nicholls entitled Global Perspective on Marine Reptiles and Their Evolution . Good stuff! There were also valuable sessions on preparation of fossil material including paraffin wax.

Promotion of the CFDC was evident and greatly received by colleagues. Emphasis was placed on the upcoming MPS in Morden of 2007.

The Canadian Museum of Nature was fantastic. The new gallery space was stunning and even had that new paint smell. Well done to those who put in all that hard work.

Networking was very productive. There may be a few excavation projects with other institutions in the upcoming field seasons. I'll keep you posted once I have more particulars.

I'd like to thank the CFDC, Town of Morden, the Canadian Museums Association and the Department of Canadian Heritage for funding assistance to attend this conference.