ACTWS News

Diversity is our Strength – Ashley Shaw

The complexity of conservation research and issues in Alberta require creativity and innovative problem solving; the more people from diverse backgrounds we have working on these issues, the more likely we are to define new and effective solutions. In this new web series, the ACTWS is celebrating the diversity of

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Poster Profile – Jonathan Farr

In lieu of the poster session at our 2020 conference, we are profiling posters from this year’s conference on our website every month. Check out Jonathan Farr’s research about an Alberta favourite, the Black-Capped Chickadee. Poster authors: Jonathan Farr, Elène Have-Audet, Dr. Kimberley Mathot Poster title: Pitted Against the Odds:

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Poster Profile – Megan Brownlee

In lieu of the poster session at our 2020 conference, we are profiling posters from this year’s conference on our website every few weeks. This week we’re focusing on using camera traps to estimate density of an African ungulate, the Sitatunga. Poster authors: Megan Brownlee, Mark Boyce, Camille Warbington Poster

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2020 Scholarship Winners

Fostering growth in our next generation of wildlife professionals is a crucial part of our work. Since 1992, the ACTWS has dispersed over 100 scholarships totalling close to $90,000 to Alberta students registered in post-secondary education. These scholarships are a central tenet of who we are, and it is with

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May Webinar Summary

Last week, we launched our monthly lunch and learn webinar series. It was fun and felt so good to connect with our membership. Monthly webinar details will be shared through our emailing list, social media, and our website (web page coming soon). Here’s a brief summary of our webinar from

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Thanks for Your Input! Membership Has Its Benefits

Are you a member of the ACTWS? Why or why not? The ACTWS has grown over the past few years, and so are our programs. With everything moving to virtual forums right now, we’ve launched our Speakers Bureau and a new monthly lunch and learn webinar series. With these changes,

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Outreach

May Webinar Summary

Last week, we launched our monthly lunch and learn webinar series. It was fun and felt so good to connect with our membership. Monthly webinar details will be shared through

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ACTWS 2020

Next spring, from March 13 – 15, 2020, Camrose will be humming with Alberta’s and Canada’s best and brightest wildlife biologists. With a theme of “Species on the Move”, ACTWS2020

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ACTWS presents to award winning class

On September 30th, John Wilmshurst, ACTWS Executive Director, presented his wildlife management message to a class from The Career and Technology Centre at Central Memorial High, Calgary, Alberta. The school

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Wildlife in the City

Family Nature Night this year was a another great event that the ACTWS attended. Student director, Nikki Paskar fascinated a young audience with her presentation on “superbirds” and led an

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Edmonton Wildlife Festival

This year the ACTWS, represented by our Student Director, Nikki Paskar, participated in the Edmonton Wildlife Festival. The event was fantastic and wildly exceeded all of our expectations. Nikki connected

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