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  • BioBlitz This Weekend!

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre, the ACTWS is participating in FIS World Snow Day. Meet ACTWS members and wildlife experts, Margo Pybus and Glynnis Hood and meet a real live Peregrine Falcon. For more information go to the SWC website or call 780-922-3939. We hope to see you there!

  • Attention ACTWS Student Members

    The 2019 ACTWS conference in Canmore is fast approaching.

    If you’re a student and a member of the ACTWS or the Canadian Section of TWS, you may qualify.

    Navigate to the Conference page, find the application form, fill it out and send it in by February 5th.

    We’re doing what we can to get you there.

  • Calgary Wildlife Immobilization Course – January 2019

    January 4-6 2019 at the University of Calgary

    General topics:

    Anatomy and Physiology – Chemical versus Physical Restraint – Pharmacology – Drug Acquisition, Handling and Storage – Drug Calculations – Equipment – Human Safety – Capture Procedures – Identifying and Treating Complications – Humane Euthanasia – Necropsy – Animal Welfare

    The lab based portion will focus on safe needle and syringe techniques, sample collection techniques, drug preparation, dart delivery systems, dart loading procedures, monitoring equipment and supportive care. Participants are encouraged to actively engage in the course to discuss their species of interest and techniques. Assessment will be based on a multiple-choice and drug calculations exam delivered at the end of the course. Certificates will be provided for successful course completion.

    COST: $500 per person (includes GST). Fee covers the 3 day course (9am‐ approx. 4pm), course manual ($75 value) and course certificate.


    Registration is limited to 20 participants. Payment of full course fee ($500) is required to secure a spot. Cancellations 3 weeks before the course will receive a refund, otherwise no refunds will be provided for late cancellations. Cut and paste, or click the registration link here:
    Registration is confirmed after the full course fee is paid via e-transfer to Owen Slater at: Payments via credit card are not accepted.

  • #ACTWS19 – Award nominations open

    Visit our Awards page to read more about them and to nominate a colleague!

  • #ACTWS19 Conference – Bow Valley

    The first information for #ACTWS19, our joint conference with the Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society, has been posted! The Call for Papers is now open – submit your abstract and join us in Canmore in March!