Mr. Weiping Xie is the Entomology Department's Collections Manager. He is responsible for care and maintenance of the entomology collection's pinned, alcohol-preserved, and slide-mounted specimens. In addition to managing the physical specimens, he is actively databasing parts of the collection, both for our own management needs and also to make collection information more available to the public.
Mr. Xie, originally from China, studied biology at the Beijing University before moving to Canada. He completed a master's degree at the University of Manitoba in entomology, studying aquatic beetles. In addition to his entomological skills, he also has a diploma in Applied Information Technology from the Information Technology Institution in Toronto, Ontario. He joined the Natural History Museum in 2002.