Where Are They Now?

Rob Found was contemplating upgrading his MSc project to a PhD when he was awarded the ACTWS’ Bill Wishart Post-graduate scholarship in 2010. With that extra support from the Chapter, he made the move, expanding his program studying elk behaviour. His work was ground-breaking, winning him awards and media attention (Discovery Channel, CBC).

Following a stint with the Ministry of Natural Resources in Ontario, Rob is back in Alberta, working for Parks Canada in Elk Island National Park, leading their bison conservation program. Working in the field of animal behaviour is a dream for Rob. He credits the recognition from those he held in highest esteem, his fellow biologists at the ACTWS, in giving him the confidence to pursue his dreams.


photo: Rob Found

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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.