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ROM Volunteer Profile: Gary Cassidy

Posted: April 23, 2013 - 10:34 , by Media Intern
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Meet Gary Cassidy, an outgoing and dedicated ROM Volunteer for over 25 years....

Volunteer Week 2013

Posted: April 22, 2013 - 15:57 , by Janet Carding

This week across the country, 13.3 million volunteers are being honoured through National Volunteer Week...

ROM Archaeology Weekend

Posted: April 11, 2013 - 14:37 , by Rae Ostman
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Archaeologists excavating in Cyprus

ROM Archaeology weekend, April 13-14 2013, will feature local archaeologists who work across Canada and around the world.

Archaeology Weekend is here!

Posted: April 10, 2013 - 22:25 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Here’s THREE reasons to come out to the ROM this weekend (April 13/14) for Archaeology Weekend!

Nature meets Culture at Archaeology Weekend!

Posted: April 10, 2013 - 16:17 , by Robert Mason
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Finial in the form of a lion's head, Syria, ivory, c. 800-600 BC, 996.86.1

Humans would have been aware of the other creatures that shared their world from earliest times. At first they would have had an eye towards possible predators or competitors, then possible prey as they became hunters.  As the cognitive ability of Early Humans developed, they would observe the nature of the animals which co-habited this Earth with them.

ROM Biodiversity tour!

Posted: April 10, 2013 - 12:31 , by Ryan Dodge
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A collection of tweets from the ROM Biodiversity tour this morning.

Into the Heart of Borneo

Posted: April 3, 2013 - 15:05 , by Dave Ireland
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Chris welcomes visitors to ROM March Break 2013, in a tent he will bring to Borneo

In April 2013, ROM Biodiversity is sending a team of researchers deep into the Bornean rainforest in search of new species of insects, mammals and fungi and new data of relevance to conservation planning.

Our first Google+ Hangout on Air

Posted: April 3, 2013 - 10:05 , by Ryan Dodge
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Google+ Hangout on Air, photo courtesy of Brennan Caverhill.

Yesterday the ROM held our first Google+ Hangout on Air, the first museum in Canada to do so. There's more to come every Tuesday and Thursday at Noon EST until April 30th.

The ROM Marks World Autism Awareness Day

Posted: April 2, 2013 - 15:15 , by Cheryl Blackman
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April 2, 2013 is an historic day for the Canadian Autism community

DNA reveals possible presence of Sasquatch in Northern Ontario

Posted: April 1, 2013 - 11:02 , by Dave Ireland
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ROM scientists discover DNA fragment in Northern Ontario forest that can not be identified against any known species within their vast storage banks of frozen DNA.