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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Join Our Executive Board!

Each year, the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society has several board positions available. One of them is definitely for you! These are the positions available this year: President-elect – a voting member that serves three terms with the ACTWS. First as the “president-elect”, a second year as President, and

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Poster Profile – Erin Tattersall

We’ve shared some great posters from the 2020 conference through our Poster Profiles this year and this one is no exception! This month, we’re sharing Erin Tattersall’s research about ecological characteristics of linear features and how those relate to wildlife use. Poster authors: Erin Tattersall, Karine Pigeon, Doug MacNearney, and

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Poster Profile – Aidan Sheppard

Our poster profiles from the 2020 ACTWS Conference continue with this great poster by Aidan Sheppard from the University of Alberta. Poster authors: Aidan H.C. Sheppard, Lee J. Hecker, Mark A. Edwards, and Scott E. Nielsen Poster title: The influence of snow and temperature on the movement rates of wood

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Diversity is our Strength – Mariana Nagy-Reis

The wildlife management challenge we face in Alberta are diverse, multi-faceted, and complex. Defining innovative ways to meet these challenges requires diversity in our thinking and approaches, much of which stems from the diversity of perspective individual wildlife professionals bring to our field. This web series shares the successes, challenges,

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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.