Kristina Norstrom Dedicated Service Award 2020

There is no doubt that the ACTWS would not be what it is without the dedicated contribution of Layla Neufeld. Layla has been the ACTWS webmaster since 2007 and the service she provides to our organization is invaluable. She works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the registration and abstract submissions process runs seamlessly for our annual conference. Layla is always quick to resolve any issues that arise and works creatively to find solutions to problems.

This past year, Layla went above and beyond in her commitment to the ACTWS. Our new and amazing website is due in large parts to her unending efforts. She continues to maintain our website and research technological solutions in our ever-changing world. Layla is an essential component of keeping our members connected and informed and is very well deserving of this award.

Please join me in congratulating Layla Neufeld for winning the Kristina Norstrom Dedicated Service Award. Check out her video acceptance below. Learn more about this and our other professional awards.

Check out Layla’s award video in our Members’ Area.

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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

Professional refers to someone who works with wildlife and/or their habitats in a professional setting.

In this context, it is not in reference to a legal professional designation.