Let us hear from some of our great collectors who have been consulted and would like to make sure that you have read and understood the information about them.

1- I was born in Toronto, and I am a law graduate of the University of Toronto. However, I am famous because of geology. As a staff member of the Geological Survey of Canada, I travelled extensively in western Canada and was lucky enough to discover the skull of a species of dinosaur that had been unknown until then. I also took part in the Klondike Gold Rush. I ended my career at the head of a gold mine in northern Ontario. Who am I? Joseph Burr Tyrrell

2- I am a botanist, and have travelled throughout Quebec and other places around the world, putting together a huge collection of more than 750,000 plant speciments. I am the author of the La flore laurentienne. As the founder of the Institut botanique at the Université de Montréal, my most important achievement remains the Montreal Botanical Garden. Who am I? Frère Marie-Victorin (Conrad Kirouac)

3- My official career had nothing to do with one of my passions. I was a priest in the Roman Catholic Church, but natural sciences occ Read More
Let us hear from some of our great collectors who have been consulted and would like to make sure that you have read and understood the information about them.

1- I was born in Toronto, and I am a law graduate of the University of Toronto. However, I am famous because of geology. As a staff member of the Geological Survey of Canada, I travelled extensively in western Canada and was lucky enough to discover the skull of a species of dinosaur that had been unknown until then. I also took part in the Klondike Gold Rush. I ended my career at the head of a gold mine in northern Ontario. Who am I? Joseph Burr Tyrrell

2- I am a botanist, and have travelled throughout Quebec and other places around the world, putting together a huge collection of more than 750,000 plant speciments. I am the author of the La flore laurentienne. As the founder of the Institut botanique at the Université de Montréal, my most important achievement remains the Montreal Botanical Garden. Who am I? Frère Marie-Victorin (Conrad Kirouac)

3- My official career had nothing to do with one of my passions. I was a priest in the Roman Catholic Church, but natural sciences occupied most of my free time. I collected insects, molluscs and plants. I have written many works on botany and my most significant contribution is the journal Le Naturaliste canadien. Who am I? Léon Provancher

4- I was born in Montreal to Scottish parents, and I am considered to be the first eminent scientist in Canada. I have been called the father of Canadian geology. I wrote the first geology text dealing specifically with Canada: Geological Survey of Canada: Report of Progress from its Commencement to 1863 Who am I? William Edmond Logan

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Learning Objectives

• Define what a collector is;

• Identify the major collectors who have made their mark in Canada.


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