Area: Natural History, Fossils & Evolution
B.Sc., Geology, University of Toronto, 1970
M.Sc., Geology, University of Toronto, 1972
Janet Waddington is Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology in the Department of Natural History, and manages the ROM’s collection of invertebrate and plant fossils.
Janet was hired in 1971 to digitize the invertebrate fossil catalogue and became a permanent staff member in 1972. Since then, she has developed a keen interest in collection management practices and in aspects of preventive conservation of invertebrate fossils. She is an active participant in the ROM’s bi-monthly ID clinics for rocks, fossils, gems, minerals and meteorites and fields numerous public enquiries about fossils. A founding member of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC), Janet served as Managing Editor for SPNHC for six years.
Janet’s research interests include Silurian scorpions from Ontario. She was the coordinating curator of the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs and was also involved with aspects of the Reed Gallery of the Age of Mammals.