Student Assistance

Through the assistance of the University of Winnipeg, Chris West, a future paleontology student was recently hired to assist with the Betsy Stomach Contents analysis. He will be dissociating the fossil remains from the matrix, sorting them and cataloging them in a lab at the university.

It is encouraging to find students in Manitoba pursuing a career in paleontology. There are many paleontology resources our province has to offer that are under utilized. In that respect the CFDC will be hosting a paleontology symposium targeting the promotion of paleontology (both invertebrate and vertebrate) within Manitoba.

I hope Chris will enjoy his time with the CFDC and hope it will lead to future contacts and networking. Welcome aboard.