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  • ACTWS/CSTWS19 is upon us

    The program is out, the venue is ready for us and presentations are getting polished. Our annual conference is happening!
    Dr. Cassady St. Clair will kick things off with a talk Thursday evening, there are field trips and workshops on Friday and plenaries and sessions on Saturday and Sunday A lot going on.

    Registration is 10 to 5 on Friday and 8 to noon Saturday. And don’t forget to purchase your very own conference travel mug. The banquet and auction Saturday night is going to be a blast. Don’t miss the 30 Years of Women in Wildlife Symposium Sunday morning.

    We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

  • The Program and Abstracts for ACTWS/CSTWS19 are out!

    The complete program for our annual conference, hosted jointly with the Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society, is now available.

    Head on over to the conference page to download your copies now!

    While you’re there, register for a workshop or field trip. Some spots are still available.

  • Attractants, adaptation, and learning in bear-train collisions

    Join us for a public talk by Professor Colleen Cassady St. Clair to learn about how her team researches wildlife use and movement through human dominated landscapes and how roads and railways create foraging and travel opportunities that attract wildlife, as well as risk of mortality from collisions

    Where: Canmore Opera House (400 Spring Creek Dr.)
    When: Thursday 21 March 2019 @ 7pm



  • Have I Got a Story for You!

    Niki Wilson

    Are you a researcher who also wants to write about science for the public? We’ve invited science journalist Niki Wilson to cover ACTWS/CSTWS19 this year, and she’s offered to share her experience with a few lucky conference goers.

    If you’ve got a story pitch that you think would play well in popular media, write it down and send it to us. No more than 300 words please! We’ll pick the top 4 entries and set up a 15 minute, one-on-one lunch meeting with Niki to discuss your idea. She’ll give you feedback, provide tips on shaping your pitch, and suggest some possible venues for your story.

    True to her nature, Niki is a great listener and knows the “science writing business”.  I guarantee, you’ll leave that meeting informed, inspired and ready to make the world a richer place.

  • 30 Years in 30 Days

    Are you following our 30 years in 30 days social media campaign?  To celebrate our 30 year history, we are lighting up Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Learn about significant events in Chapter history over the past three decades in our “Today in ACTWS history” posts.
    Follow 30 years of Alberta wildlife science achievement in our “Today in Alberta wildlife history” features.
    Play along with our Facebook Quiz with daily wildlife head-scratchers dreamt up by our diabolical Chapter veterinarian, Margo Pybus.

    (If we break the internet with this campaign, well, #sorrynotsorry)