Research Portal

Research forms a key part of the mission of the Royal BC Museum. Staff and associates engage in subject specific projects anchored in the museum’s diverse collections, often in partnership with community cultural authorities, academic specialists, government and NGOs. Focusing on important historical and contemporary questions – our collective research advances knowledge of British Columbia’s biodiversity, evolutionary science and human history.

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Royal British Columbia Museum researchers are involved in many ongoing research projects, often in partnership with colleagues and communities from British Columbia and around the world. 

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Featured Researcher: 

United Nations International Mountain Day ​

To call attention to the United Nations International Mountain Day on December 11, 2020, Royal BC Museum staff presented their mountain-related research to student audiences across North America. To learn more about why mountains matter, watch the RBCM@home webinar below. 

Featured researchers: Dr. Ken Marr, curator of botany; Dr. Victoria Arbour, curator of paleontology; Claudia Copley, collections manager and researcher, entomology; and Heidi Gartner, collections manager and researcher, invertebrates.

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Featured Articles: 

A Tale of Two Families
Dr. Tzu-I Chung - November 26, 2020

Nature during COVID
Dr. Henry Choong - October 22, 2020

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