Premier Kathleen Wynne visits the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Posted: November 24, 2015 - 16:19 , by ROM
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Dave Ireland in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity at the ROM

On Tuesday, November 24, Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Royal Ontario Museum to announce the new Ontario Provincial Climate Change Strategy

Mark Engstrom, Director and CEO of the ROM, Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario and Dave Ireland, Managing Director of ROM Centre of Discover of Biodiversity. Photo credit: Jenna Muirhead-Gould

Dave Ireland, Managing Director for the Centre of Discovery in Biodiversity at the ROM greeted the Premier and toured her through the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity. The Schad Gallery was created to show the remarkable connections between all living things, and serves as a great reminder of the importance of the struggle against climate change.

Premier Wynne admiring Bull the White Rhinoceros. Photo credit: Jenna Muirhead-Gould

As they toured the gallery, Ireland spoke to the Premier about the importance of biodiversity, and shared details about some of the specimens in the collection (2,500 of which are on display in the gallery!), such as Bull the White Rhinoceros and the Arctic Fox.

Premier Wynne also took some time to speak with students who were visiting the Museum and testing games from our recent #ROMgamejam.