Author Archives: Meg Beckel

Talking about the Arctic – Insights from Museum Directors

Two days in Washington gave Meg Beckel much to think about in terms of the museum’s role in sharing Arctic knowledge. Continue reading

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Natural Capital: its time has come!

An international conference allowed Meg Beckel to advocate for the importance of natural history collections. Continue reading

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November in West Virginia: Inspiring the Next Generation.

Museum CEO Meg Beckel is part of an international team developing ideas to connect youth with nature. Continue reading

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It’s Not Every Day You Get to Fly Over a New Dinosaur Museum!

Surprising architecture, fascinating exhibitions and even a helicopter flight over a fossil site! Our CEO Meg Beckel shares highlights from her visit to the brand new Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Alberta. Continue reading

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Creating a Better Future for the Arctic: The Role of Natural-History Museums

Digitization and data sharing, research collaboration, creation of educational activities for the general public… Returning from a meeting of the Arctic Natural History Museums Alliance, Meg Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature, presents the vision and projects of the group. Continue reading

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Nature Inspiration Awards—Oh, What a Night

Museum President Meg Beckel reflects on a great evening that featured inspirational people, projects and stories—all with a connection to nature. Continue reading

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Arctic Science Summit Week 2014, Helsinki, Finland

Natural-history museums can contribute significantly to knowledge and debates relating to the Arctic, says Meg Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. In the future, she would like to see natural-history museums play a greater role in international scientific meetings like the one she just participated in. Continue reading

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Canada’s National Museums: A Reflection of Who We Are

Museum CEO Meg Beckel reflects on how our national museums help Canadians understand our place in the world and what matters to us. Continue reading

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Learning about the Arctic in Iqaluit, Nunavut

From sea ice to sled dogs, there was much to take in during a trip to Iqaluit with Students on Ice. Continue reading

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Sharing Our Vision: Greetings from Our New CEO

It’s been a little over one month since I arrived in Ottawa as the new President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. It is truly an honour and privilege to be part of the passionate, talented and committed … Continue reading

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