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The Canadian Paleontology Conference and University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology 50th Anniversary Symposium were a rousing success! Thanks to everyone who presented their research, attended the lectures or field trip, or helped out in any way! We thought we’d share a few photos of the conference here. If you took any photos during the conference or field trip, send them our way – we’d love to share them here! You can email them to

DSC_2358    Attendees of the inaugural meeting of the Canadian Society of Vertebrate Paleontology posed for a photo on Friday evening. It only took us an hour and a half to agree on our constitution – that’s pretty good, right?

On Saturday evening we all enjoyed a nice barbecue dinner at the Faculty Club’s patio.



We had a dedicated crew of students and postdocs helping to organize the conference. Here we are last week making some last minute changes to 150 copies of the abstract volume. Efficiency!


It was hard to part with all of those wonderful squishy vertebrae that conference attendees received as part of their swag bags. Those things were like an instant work-disruptor anytime anyone came into the grad office.



I think our best record for ‘number of vertebrae stacked before they fall over and make a huge mess’ was 15.

It was great to see old friends and meet some new ones. Hopefully we’ll see you at next year’s CPC and CSVP meetings! And remember, if you’ve got some photos you’d like to share, send them along to and we’ll post them here!