Where Are They Now?

Laurent Nikolaiczuk was awarded the Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s 2012 Goddard Scholarship while completing a diploma in Renewable Resource Management at Lethbridge College. He knew from the start that he wanted  a career in conservation enforcement, and since 2014 has been a Park Warden with Parks Canada. He’s stationed in the Northwest Territories, looking after remote backcountry in beautiful Nahanni and Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserves.

The scholarship certainly helped during those leaner college years and paved the way to his current career, as well as field work researching Peregrine Falcons while he was based in Nunavut. Thanks, ACTWS!

Photo: Sarah Arnold

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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.