Where Are They Now?

These days, Kathy St. Laurent works for the Canadian Wildlife Service and is based in Sackville New Brunswick.  But back in 2001, she was at the University of Alberta studying breeding birds in the boreal forest. Her work was impressive enough then to earn her the ACTWS’ Ian Ross Memorial scholarship for her undergraduate studies. And her work has been impressive ever since.

Kathy has followed her passion for protecting threatened and endangered around the world. Starting in the jungles of Borneo to help endangered orangutans, to the forests of the Cook Islands where the plight of the Raratongan Flycatcher captured her attention then back to the Canadian prairies, studying Burrowing Owls and Loggerhead Shrikes.

Kathy has returned home, now focusing her efforts on protecting eastern Canada’s species at risk; working on the recovery of Piping Plovers, Red Crossbill, limestone barrens endemics and bats. Not surprisingly, Kathy was out of the country when her Ross scholarship was awarded in Banff. And although she was not there to receive her award in person, she told us that she has always appreciated the Chapter’s recognition. We are, in turn, grateful for her contributions to the field.

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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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