ACTWS/CSTWS19 Awards: Ian McTaggart-Cowan Lifetime Achievement

This year’s conference was co-hosted with the Canadian Section of the Wildlife Society. Each year they recognize a prominent wildlife biologist for a lifetime of achievement with the Ian McTaggart-Cowan Award. Esteemed biologists like Wini Kessler and Val Geist have been past honourees.

Conference attendees were treated this year as Professor Fred Bunnell was presented the award by CSTWS. Fred followed his award presentation with an acceptance speech that was insightful, thought-provoking, funny and above all, inspiring. Fred made an already memorable conference unforgettable.

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Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques

Embark on a journey of precision and insight with the Lethbridge College Wildlife Analytics Lab (WAL) at the ACTWS Conference in Jasper! Join our workshop, ‘Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques‘, to explore the secrets hidden within wildlife teeth. Explore both the field technique of ‘tooth eruption and wear’ and the laboratory marvel of ‘cementum analysis’ – both dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of ungulate ages. Delve into the heart of these techniques, comparing their accuracy and precision, with a revelation of the superior accuracy of cementum analysis. Learn the art of tooth extraction and witness the seamless process of submitting your own wildlife teeth to the WAL for aging through cementum analysis. Elevate your understanding of deer populations and contribute to the advancement of wildlife knowledge and bolster your resume with applied experience. Participants will gain hands-on familiarity with the field technique of jaw aging, and the lab process of tooth extraction, inspection, preparation, and cementum analysis. Join us in Jasper for a transformative experience at the intersection of field expertise and cutting-edge laboratory analysis!

Facilitated by the Wildlife Analytics Lab, Lethbridge College

Cost: $15

Professional refers to someone who works with wildlife and/or their habitats in a professional setting.

In this context, it is not in reference to a legal professional designation.