Diversity is Our Strength – Charmaine Leidal

I was recently told that I am a unicorn. It is an amusing thought but, as an Indigenous biologist, I think that being compared to a mythical creature speaks volumes about my own story and of our current times. Most people are actually surprised when they find out that I

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ACTWS Strategic Plan 2021-2026

The ACTWS is happy to share our newly finalized strategic plan for 2021-2026. This plan is the product of many volunteers, including those who put together our original strategic plan for 2014-2019. This new plan is a continuation of the last plan and provides direction for the next five years

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Annual Report 2020

Last year was a challenging one for all non-profits, including the ACTWS. With our annual conference being cancelled, we had to get creative and implement new programs to serve our members. With your support and a dedicated executive board, we were incredibly successful in 2020 in various ways. Our 2020

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Scholarship Winners 2021

The Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society annually presents academic student awards to promote interest and reward excellence in the field of wildlife conservation. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in wildlife management and clearly state how their career goals align with the award and the lifetime achievements of its

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ACTWS Professional Awards 2021

Each year, the ACTWS recognizes special contributions to the field of wildlife science and management in Alberta. As all award winners are nominated by colleagues, it is a great opportunity for peers to recognize and celebrate each other. Awards are presented at the ACTWS annual conference, usually at our evening

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Top 10 reasons virtual is better

Are you on the fence about participating in our 2021 virtual conference? Some of us at the ACTWS have attended a few virtual conferences this year and they can be pretty awesome. Here’s the top 10 reasons that virtual is better: 10 – View talks in your pajamas! Sometimes getting

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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

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White-nose Syndrome Challenge

You don’t have to be a bat expert to enter the White-nose Syndrome Challenge. This opportunity is open to anyone with an innovative idea for tools or techniques that will

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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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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.