Where Are They Now?

Layla Neufeld was the Chapter’s 2004 recipient of the Bill Wishart graduate scholarship for her ground-breaking MSc study of caribou in the Little Smoky region. After graduating, Layla convinced Parks Canada that they needed her skills in Jasper, and she’s been there ever since. Protecting caribou in one of the most popular parks in Canada presents endless challenges and adventures; something Dr. Wishart would have told her a career in biology would certainly bring.

Layla has been fortunate to work with partners from universities, ENGOs and government, many of whom are part of the ACTWS. A former president of the University of Alberta CTWS, Layla has been a part of the Alberta Chapter’s brass since 2007 in the role of webmaster. Not the first time a gift from the Chapter has given much more in return.

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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.