Melissa Bowerman, Assistant Curator, Geology
Melissa joined the museum in January 2008. Prior to working at the Royal Alberta Museum she participated in research and exploration in a number of remote locations in the Canadian Shield, High Arctic, and the northern and southern Rockies. Her research interests include igneous petrology and mineralogy as well as geochronology and early earth history. As assistant curator her responsibilities include maintaining and developing the existing collection, scientific research, public outreach and exhibitions.
Former curatorial program staff members
Ron Mussieux, former Curator of Geology
Ron Mussieux was born and raised in Edmonton. He attended the University of Alberta for six years obtaining two degrees, Bachelor of Science (Geology) and Bachelor of Education. He joined The Provincial Museum in 1974, working first in the Palaeontology Program and later transferring to the Geology Program to become curator. Ron was a member of the Edmonton Geological Society from the 1970s and served on their executive as President in 1986. Ron was a member of the Geological Association of Canada from the 1970s, and participated in several committees, particularly those concerned with geological education.
Ron's educational background in geology was very broad and he was interested in several aspects of the field. His greatest enjoyment was in building Royal Alberta Museum's mineral collection and using it to interpret this subject to the public. Ron retired from the Royal Alberta Museum in 2006.