Where Are They Now?

Andrea Morehouse was the Chapter’s very deserving recipient of the William Wishart post-graduate award in 2013. Given her varied experience studying wildlife across North America including wolves and grizzly bears, the subject of her PhD thesis, she was a strong choice. The Wishart award contributed to her PhD program at the University of Alberta, propelled […]

Where Are They Now?

Kyle Knopff has had an enviable career as a wildlife biologist. Not only did he complete is PhD studies on cougars, but he’s had the opportunity to study around the world ever since. As a wildlife biologist with Golder Associates in Calgary, worked to collect baseline data, prepare environmental assessments and develop mitigation. He can […]

We’re Chapter of the Year!

At The Wildlife Society conference in Reno last week, The ACTWS was honoured as the Chapter of the Year! In presenting the award to Dr. Evelyn Merrill, who received the award on behalf of all ACTWS members, TWS past-president Darren Miller cited the Alberta Chapter’s 30 year history of commitment to wildlife science in Canada. […]

Where Are They Now?

Rob Found was contemplating upgrading his MSc project to a PhD when he was awarded the ACTWS’ Bill Wishart Post-graduate scholarship in 2010. With that extra support from the Chapter, he made the move, expanding his program studying elk behaviour. His work was ground-breaking, winning him awards and media attention (Discovery Channel, CBC). Following a […]

Where Are They Now?

Randi Newton eventually succumbed to the call of the northern wild. But back in 2009 she was enrolled in the Conservation Biology program at the University of Alberta. Her work on water quality and bio-accumulation captured our attention. That was the year she won the Ian Ross Memorial award for her work. This confidence boost […]

Where Are They Now?

Many of you know Dr. Corey Scobie as the Assistant Curator of Ornithology at the Royal Alberta Museum. He’s worked all over the province, inspiring biologists young and old alike through the RAM’s exhibits, outreach and education. But back in 2003, Corey was an undergraduate in the Conservation Biology Program at the University of Alberta. […]

Where Are They Now?

Curtis Stambaugh was the very first scholar to whom the chapter awarded the William Wishart post-grad scholarship. Back in 2001, the ACTWS was very proud to present this award to Curtis for his work on the effect of fire and salvage logging on bird populations. Not long after he collected the award at our Banff […]

Where Are They Now?

Erin Cameron is another undergraduate, recognized by the ACTWS with an Ian Ross Memorial Scholarship (2004) who has gone on to a fascinating career. Perhaps inspired by fellow Ross recipient, Phil McLoughlin who was later her instructor, Erin has gone on to an international career studying below-ground biodiversity. She’s even followed Phil’s footsteps to begin […]

Where Are They Now?

Back in 2005, Sarah Trefry was an award-winning undergrad at the University of Alberta. Much has changed since. The award was the Ian Ross Memorial scholarship from the ACTWS. Soon, she completed her BSc, her MSc (vocalization in collared pikas) at U Alberta, and her PhD studying magnificent frigatebirds at UNB. Pretty big changes. Sarah, […]

Where Are They Now?

Ian Gazely was already a hard-working field biologist when he won the Robert Goddard Memorial scholarship from the ACTWS in 2005 for his studies at Lethbridge College. In 2000 he was a volunteer leader on a Roosevelt Elk reintroduction program, and when he successfully completed his program at Lethbridge College, he pursued his BSc while […]