Philip J. Currie
Philip J. Currie is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta in the Department of Biological Sciences. BSc at the University of Toronto in 1972, and MSc & PhD at McGill in 1975 and 1981; honorary degrees from the Universities of Calgary (2008) and British Columbia (2015). Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (1999); member of the Explorers Club (2001). More than 225 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, 50 scientific papers in conference volumes and books, 158 popular articles and 20 books. Fieldwork in Argentina, Canada, China, Mongolia, and the Arctic and Antarctica. Sir Frederick Haultain Award 1988; American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Michel T. Halbouty Human Needs Award, 1999; Michael Smith Award 2004; ASTech Award 2006; Alberta Order of Excellence, 2010; Explorers Club Stefansson Medal, 2011; Explorers Club Medal, and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Gold Medal, 2012; J. Gordon Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research, 2014; Meritorious Service Cross 2016; Romer-Simpson Lifetime Achievement Award of Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 2017. Since 1986 has supervised or co-supervised more than 40 MSc and PhD students. Hundreds of popular and scientific lectures on dinosaurs all over the world, and often interviewed by the press. In 2012, helped develop University of Alberta’s first MOOC called DINO 101. It had its premiere in September of 2013 and by now more than 100,000 students from all over the world have taken this course.