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Monthly Archive: December Prog

Chocolate – The Food of the Gods

Posted: February 15, 2012 - 12:37 , by Patti McCabe

Following up on our last blog – not all chocolate is the bitter kind born of child labour and greedy corporations. ChocoSol Traders is a small, ecological and inter-community initiative between farmers in Chiapas, Mexico, sustainable technologists based out of Oaxaca City, Mexico and horizontal traders and chocolatiers in Toronto.

A Tale of Two Cities

Posted: February 13, 2012 - 14:48 , by Elizabeth O'Grady

Dr. Helen R. Haines has discovered many things in her years of digging, measuring and mapping the remnants of the ancient Maya culture. However, it would be a mistake to assume that what she uncovers relates only to peoples of the distant past. Sometimes, what we learn about them reveals equally as much about us.

Did End-of-World Prophesiers have too much Time on their Hands?

Posted: February 1, 2012 - 12:57 , by admin

Submitted by Conrad Biernacki, ROM Programs Manager 

Last Friday, a keen and curious crowd of 75 people attended the ROM’s monthly Connecting: Mix Mingle Think event for a talk by the Museum’s ancient world expert Gayle Gibson called The Long Goodbye: Apocalypse 2012?

Six facts you may not know about the Apocalypse:

1. Apocalypse is a Greek term that means “lifting the veil.” The usual English term, “Revelation,” comes from Latin.

Battling over Healthcare

Posted: January 27, 2012 - 10:56 , by admin
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Submitted by Conrad Biernacki, ROM Programs Manager 

Will the World Ever End?

Posted: January 23, 2012 - 09:34 , by admin

Submitted by Conrad Biernacki, ROM Programs Manager 

A few weeks ago, Stephen Hawking’s advice to humankind—his gift to us on his 70th birthday—was a very serious request that we must colonize other planets as soon as possible.

Opening a Can of Ancient Worms

Posted: January 18, 2012 - 14:23 , by David Rudkin

David M. Rudkin, Assistant Curator in Invertebrate Palaeontology, will be presenting at the upcoming  ROM Research Colloquium – join us on February 3 at 11:30am in the Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre to hear more about An Embarrassment of Worms: Fossil Priapulida from the Silurian of Ontario … Real and Imagined

Baby bison are found, four Canadian girls win experience of a lifetime

Posted: January 18, 2012 - 10:08 , by Dave Ireland

Find the Baby Bison Display at the ROM

Kids loved the mystery of the lost baby bison.

They searched the 285 hectares of the Toronto Zoo. They inspected the great halls, galleries and dark corners of the Royal Ontario Museum. They probed the online world of Bison Collaborative websites. They left no stone unturned. They were dedicated, passionate about the mystery of the lost baby bison.

Taking care of meteorites

Posted: January 17, 2012 - 17:16 , by admin

Brendt C. Hyde, Mineralogy Technician will be presenting at the upcoming  ROM Research Colloquium – join us on February 3 at 4:30pm in the Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre to hear more about The Study of Meteorites – Science versus Conservation.

What are you going to talk about at the colloquium this year?

Canada is like an Old Cow

Posted: January 16, 2012 - 15:11 , by admin
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Submitted by Conrad Biernacki, ROM Programs Manager

Tommy Douglas once said, “Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it’s doing in the Maritimes.”

This vivid imagery has got to inspire you to find out more about this famous Canadian and his achievements.

Mobile Interpretation in Museums

Posted: January 13, 2012 - 11:17 , by Ryan Dodge
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Learn about the latest research and discoveries happening at the ROM and mark your calendars for the 33rd annual ROM Research Colloquium coming up on February 3, 2012.

Ryan Dodge is the Acquisitions Technician in the Library as well an active member of the ROM’s Social Media team. Here, he tells us a little bit more about his upcoming colloquium presentation, Mobile Interpretation in Museums.