Jacob Onotsky

Assistant Museum Curator (Fall 2015)

Jacob trembling beside the velociraptor
I am currently in grade 12 attending Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School and this is my first co-op position here at the Earth Sciences Museum. I have had a passion for science and the planet we live on for as long as I can remember. I love working with the fossils and minerals throughout the museum as well as helping to guide tours for all ages and interacting with the people I meet in a positive matter. I especially love working with the dinosaurs, as my dream is to study paleontology. All the specimens in the museum fascinate me and I love sharing my experiences here with my peers. 

I have always lived in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, however I have traveled to multiple countries including Uganda, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. This has given me the opportunity to explore the vast changes in the geography of our planet. Over the years I have collected many fossils such as a T-rex skull and a cast of a Velociraptor head.

In my free time I enjoy playing video games, watching television and movies, even sometimes reading a book or a graphic novel. I also appreciate time alone or with my family and pets. I like to spend time at my cottage playing cards and looking for fossils down at the beach.