Kelly Sendall

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Introduction As a kid I can remember coming to the museum often with friends and family. But I discovered a different part of the museum as a uni student. That being the Fannin Building and its extensive collection of natural history specimens used mostly for research. So I immediately signed up as a volunteer in 1983 in the Aquatic Zoology Section while studying for my B.Sc. at the University of Victoria. Five years later I won a contract to work at the RBCM on a collection of chitons and was hired full time as the Collection Manager for the Invertebrate, Fish, Reptile and Amphibian collections in 1991. After obtaining a M.Sc. in 2006 focusing on the taxonomy of the polychaete family, Sternaspidae (marine worms), I became the Manager for the Natural History Section and now lead the plan for future research and collections development . As a blogger here I plan to supply you with interesting natural history tidbits from the collections or natural history activities.