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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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.