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Re: Phil Currie honored with the Alberta Order of Excellence

Took them long enough!  Congratulations, Phil!

Nicholas J. Pharris

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."

--Anatole France

Quoting "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@umd.edu>:


"The Alberta Order of Excellence is the highest honour the province can
bestow on a citizen. The new members will be invested into the Order in a
ceremony in Edmonton on Oct. 20. This will bring the total AOE membership
to 109.
The new members chosen for investiture in 2010 are Philip Currie
(Edmonton), Alex Janvier (Cold Lake), Ralph Klein (Calgary), Janice
McTighe (Calgary), Louise Miller (Edmonton), Bill Mooney (Calgary), Reza
Nasseri (Edmonton) and Bob Steadward (Edmonton).

?These eight remarkable Albertans have all made very positive
contributions to our province, and they have done so while forging a
unique path and encouraging others to follow their lead," said outgoing
Alberta Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong, who's also chancellor of the
Here's biographies for the eight Albertans chosen for investiture:

Philip Currie (Edmonton)
Dr. Phil Currie is an internationally renowned palaeontologist whose
scientific accomplishments have led to a greater understanding of
dinosaurs and their historic significance. He was instrumental in the
development of Alberta?s Royal Tyrrell Museum and has made major
contributions to palaeontology on both the Canadian and the world stage
through his extensive field work, academic research, writing and

Many congratulations to Phil!!

Hip hip hooray!!

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Fax: 301-314-9661

Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Fax: 301-314-9843

Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                        Department of Geology
                        Building 237, Room 1117
                        University of Maryland
                        College Park, MD 20742 USA