Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The park is situated in the valley of the Red Deer River, which is famous for its striking badland topography and rich dinosaur fossils. More than 500 specimens have been collected for research and exhibitions in museums, especially the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Prof. Philip Currie at the University of Alberta was the director of the Canada-China Dinosaur Project in the 1980s, and his areas of expertise are theropod dinosaurs and the origin of birds. Since 1992, we have been cooperating for studying dinosaurs by Korea-Mongolia International Dinosaur Expedition and other international programs.
The University of Alberta has been doing fieldwork in Dinosaur Provincial Park for 40 days every summer. We have participated in fieldwork since 2015. This provides students with valuable field experience at one of the richest dinosaur fossil localities in the world.