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In the spirit of the holiday season, nêhiyaw/Cree singer and songwriter Falynn Baptiste will be performing in the December/winter solstice installment of the SGI Solstice Speaker Series. She will sing Cree Christmas Carols and discuss the importance of language as a bridge to Truth and Reconciliation as well as identity. In addition, she will collaborate with a school group to perform a Christmas carol in Cree.

Dec 8, 2022

Vertebrate Zoology

World's Largest T. rex

Paleontologists from the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa have estimated the largest T. rex may have actually weighed roughly 33,000 pounds, making it heavier than an average school bus, which weighs about 24,000 pounds. This makes Scotty roughly 70 per cent smaller than the estimate.

“There was a conference talk a few weeks ago where people suggested that if a T. rex kept growing and growing, potentially they could reach sizes that were bigger than Scotty. But right now, Scotty is still the biggest known specimen. So it’s more of a difference between the hypothetical growth curve and what we actually have for fossil material,” says Curator of Paleontology Dr. Ryan McKellar.

“Part of what makes hunting for additional specimens down the road more exciting is that there could be bigger, better-preserved material in Saskatchewan and in the northern United States,” he said.

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