Where Are They Now?

Paul Frame was the 2002 recipient of the William Wishard graduate scholarship; only the second time it was awarded. At the time, Paul was studying for his MSc at the University of Alberta. His work was award-winning.

Ever curious, Paul followed-up his degree with a series of wildlife positions; mostly north of 60°, and mostly working with wolves or bears. He eventually settled in Nunavut as the territorial Polar Bear Biologist.

But now Paul has returned to Alberta and is the provincial carnivore specialist for Alberta Environment and Parks. For the past 5 years, he has worked with a team of biologists, grad students and profs from the University of Alberta and the Royal Alberta Museum to further our understanding of cougars in the west-central region of our province. Congratulations Paul on an outstanding, ongoing, career.

photo: Paul Frame

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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.