Where Are They Now?

Kayla Burak (nee Balderson) was a promising undergrad in 2010 when she was awarded the Ian Ross Memorial Scholarship by the ACTWS. She has fulfilled that promise.

With our support, she completed her Env. Cons. degree at U Alberta and followed it up with an MSc at U Regina studying Sage Grouse habitat selection. Her work on the prairies continued at the Prairie Conservation Action Plan that she managed for two and a half years.

Now Kayla is the Engagement Manager at the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Regina. There, she’s flexing her education muscles as the Engagement Manager, working with Indigenous youth and volunteers. We’re glad to have contributed, in a small way, to your achievements Kayla.

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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.