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