Science Museum Curator

Corina McDonald

Corina McDonald is the curator of the Earth Sciences Museum and Science Museum and Galleries in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo. She has been curating since 2012.

Corina grew up in Wawa, ON, an area well known for its beauty and significant geological richness.  Her appreciation for natural beauty lead Corina to explore her interests as a photographer and potter while her interests in geology lead her to study earth science, completing a BSc. and MSc. at the University of Waterloo.

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2012 KW Record Article: UW Geologist is home in natural world

2013 On the Hunt for Remarkable Rocks

2014 Experiential Learning helps Science Student Unearth Lifelong Passion

2015 Waterloo and Local Community Celebrate 20 Years of Water Education

2015 Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum brings the Prehistoric into Your Future

2017 Building Tech for Social Causes

2019 CTV Kitchener In Your Backyard - History of Rocks, Minerals and Dinosaurs

2019 CTV Kitchner In Your Backyard - Scratching the surface of the planet's history

2019 CTV Kitchener In Your Backyard - Science Museum and Galleries Timeline of Elements

2019 UW unveils a mural about humanity’s journey of discovery


Jessy Ceha, Nalin Chhibber, Joslin Goh, Corina McDonald, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Dana Kulic, Edith Law (2019). Expression of Curiosity in Social Robots Design, Perception, and Effects on Behaviour. 2019 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Paper No.: 406 Pages 1–12

Stephen Marshall, Corina McDonald, John Johnston (2015). A simple and complex physical model of the Laurentian Great Lakes used to engage students and community members. UWSpace.

Corina McDonald, W Douglas Gould, Matthew B J Lindsay, David W Blowes, Carol J Ptacek, Peter D Condon (2013). Assessing cellulolysis in passive treatment systems for mine drainage: a modified enzyme assay. Journal of Environmental Quality DOI: 10.2134/jeq2012.0124

Corina McDonald (2011). Investigations into Cellulolysis in Carbon Amended Tailings. UWSpace.


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