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.