Where Are They Now?

When the ACTWS awards scholarships, it is our hope that we are helping launch a career. Erin Low, who was awarded the Goddard Memorial Scholarship in 2013 for her stellar work at NAIT, is one of those students who is well on her way. She knew well before being awarded the Goddard by the ACTWS that wildlife science was the career for her. The scholarship enabled her to pursue opportunities, experiences and develop herself professionally.

After completing her Renewable Resource program at NAIT, she has split her time between consulting and volunteering on conservation projects in Canada and overseas. Much of this work has been aimed to studying and protecting bat species and has taken her as far afield as Malawi and Australia.

Today she is back in Alberta as the Edmonton regional coordinator for the Alberta Community Bat Program as well as keeping up her many volunteer pursuits. Oh, and did we mention that she is now in an MSc program at U Calgary studying forest fire effects on the bats of Waterton Lakes National Park? We look forward to seeing Erin present that work at an upcoming ACTWS conference!

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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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