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Monthly Archive: December

Game Jam

Posted: July 12, 2016 - 08:47 , by Brittany Budani
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A girl playing a video game created by one of the teams from the ROM's Game Jam

Game developers put their skills to the test at the ROM.

Guest blog by Brittany Budani, Publishing Intern

The secret of Oesia: a Burgess Shale mystery, by Karma Nanglu

Posted: July 7, 2016 - 10:05 , by admin
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My name is Karma Nanglu and I’m a PhD student at the University of Toronto, but on a day-to-day basis I do my research at the Royal Ontario Museum.

ROM Celebrates National Aboriginal Day!

Posted: July 5, 2016 - 16:14 , by Justin Chiblow
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Welcome table outside entrance to the event.

On June 21st, the ROM Learning Department began National Aboriginal Day celebrations with a cleansing ceremony using Sweet Grass to start the day off in a good, positive way led by Justin Chiblow, Kiowa Wind Memorial Indigenous Youth Intern.

Visit #ChihulyTO BEFORE we open!

Posted: July 4, 2016 - 13:20 , by Ryan Dodge
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Our next #emptyROM in in #ChihulyTO!

The A Third Gender exhibition and LGBTQ community workshop

Posted: June 24, 2016 - 16:16 , by Diana Lu
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By Asato Ikeda

 

On January 23 this year, the A Third Gender exhibit team and the Mark Bonham Center for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto co-hosted two workshops with members of Toronto’s LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer) community. We invited educators, social workers, and political activists, and I gave a presentation on the exhibition, which was followed by a discussion session.

BioBlitz at the Edge of Beringia

Posted: June 22, 2016 - 22:40 , by Stacey Kerr
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The Northern Lights over Fish Lake near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Photo by Anthony DeLorenzo via Wikimedia Commons

Blog by Stacey Lee Kerr, Biodiversity Storyteller / Creative Producer for the ROM's Centre for Biodiversity

What makes the Yukon a special place for the Biological Survey of Canada to conduct a bioblitz?

LGBT Japan: Past, Present, Future

Posted: June 20, 2016 - 13:05 , by Diana Lu
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As Toronto Pride rolls in with the same flamboyance as the summer heat, A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints is worth checking out - it’s current; it’s relevant and it’s air conditioned.

Behind the Blitz: Become the Biodiversity

Posted: June 9, 2016 - 15:08 , by Stacey Kerr
Four children stand with monarch wing costumes in front of an exhibit in the Schad Gallery at the ROM. Photo by Fatima Ali

Blog by Stacey Lee Kerr, Biodiversity Storyteller / Creative Producer for the ROM's Centre for Biodiversity

At this year's Ontario BioBlitz, things are set to get a little wild... we've invited everyone to dress up as their favourite Ontario Species for our NatureFest Costume Contest. But what does it take to win a fabulous prize? Inside, in the final installment of our Behind the Blitz blog series, we've got some tips for how to come out on top, and "become the biodiversity"!

New to ROM: Nao Uda, Words Fail Me, 2013-15

Posted: June 2, 2016 - 11:06 , by Asato Ikeda
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Photo of a pair of hands holding a handwritten book. The entry reads: Dear George, Words fail me. Yours truly, Kaye Uda.

Nao Uda, born in Yokohama in 1983, is a contemporary Japanese artist who works in drawings, photography, and paintings.

Behind the Blitz: The Heart of the Data

Posted: June 1, 2016 - 22:11 , by Stacey Kerr
Angela Telfer, database coordinator for the Ontario BioBlitz program sits hard at work at a computer in the middle of the species depot during the 2015 event. Photo by Stacey Lee Kerr

Guest blog by Angela Telfer, the Data Management Lead for Bio-Inventory and Collections Unit of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), and Database Coordinator for the Ontario BioBlitz program

Ever wonder what happens to all those observations made at the Ontario BioBlitz? Where do your species lists and iNaturalist observations go? Angela has those answers and some tips for making sure that everyone's hard work collecting data in the field is preserved and accessible to everyone for years to come.