Where Are They Now?

The William Wishart scholarship is awarded to promising graduate students. Grad school can be a slog, so the ACTWS is keen to encourage and empower graduate students in any way we can. The Wishart is one way we do that. Jacqui Frair was our 2005 Wishart recipient for her exceptional work on habitat selection. In her words, the award was a boon to her early academic career. Having recently been promoted to full professor, has done the most with that scholarship.

Since completing her graduate studies at U Alberta, Jacqui has moved on to the State University of New York where she has recently been appointed the director of the Roosevelt Wildlife Station. The first woman to hold that post! Jacqui is giving back. She has mentored 24 grad students, most of them female, and she is the President Elect of the Northeast US Chapter of TWS. Bill Wishart would be proud.


photo: Jacqueline Frair


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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

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