Fish and Wildlife TWS Student Chapter 2019-2020 Events




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We held our first virtual AGM on March 26th. Congratulations to the new Executive and thank you to outgoing Executives for a great year!

Bake Sale

We had a bake sale from March 4th - 5th and sold a variety of wildlife themed sweets! thank you to all those who donated, baked and volunteered!

Conservation Officer Lunch

Students met with local conservation officers on March 5th at 3:00pm in room 5-178. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the field and ask experts questions! Thank you to the officers who came out to talk with us!

Skeena Wild Film Festival

The Annual Skeena Wild Film Festival was held at UNBC on March 12th at 6:00pm in the Weldwood Theater. It was a fun evening of local films showcasing the beauty of the Skeena region!

Winter Meet and Greet and Grad Student Presentation

Our Winter meet and greet was held on February 24th, 2020. It was an opportunity for interested students to learn more about our club and the fun events we have planned for this semester. Graduate student Luc Turcotte also gave a presentation on his research on Redd site selection, charactaristics, and early life history in the interior Fraser Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Thank you Luc for your great talk!

Fishing Derby

Our annual fishing derby was held on February 9th at West Lake. It was a beautiful day for fishing, and community members won prizes for 1st fish of th ehour, largest fish, smallest fish, most fish, and most species diversity. Thank you to everyone who came out and made it such a success.

Hang out with a scientist: Dr. Nicola Koper

Students met with our colloquium speaker, Dr. Nicola Koper on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Thirst Moose Pub. Dr. Koper spoke about her research in Belize and Grenada, community outreach, and future career paths for students. It was a relaxed and fun opportunity for students to ask questions! Thank you Dr. Koper for spending time with us!

TWS/NRESi colloquium: Dr. Nicola Koper, University of Manitoba.

The joint TWS/NRESi colloquim was held on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in Room 8-164 (or online at Dr. Nicola Koper from the University of Manitoba presented her research on the Effects of oil and gas development and anthropogenic noise on grassland songbirds

Sturgeon Hatchery Trip

Our trip to the Vanderhoof Sturgeon Hatchery was on Saturday November 2nd. Students toured the hatchery and learned about sturgeon conservation in Northern BC!

Graduate student presentation

We had our first graduate student presentation of the year on October 28th! Graduate student Cale Babey  presented his research on river otter predation on hatchery released sturgeon.

Annual Calendar Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in our calendar photo contest,  more info on ordering calendars will be available soon!

Our annual calendar contest is here! Submit your best wildlife and/or fisheries photo for a chance to be featured in our 2020 calendar! Submissions will be open October 15th and 16th at our table in the Winter Garden. Cost to enter is $5/photo (maximum 3 photos per person). $1/extra photo for sutudent chapter members, $2/extra photo for non members. Photos should be 8x10. Voting will be held for people's choice and top 3 on October 17th-18th in the Winter Garden. Proceeds from the calender sales go to support Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter! Please send us an email if you have any questions!

Kennedy Siding Caribou Viewing

Our annual visit to Kennedy Siding was on October 20th! Students got to to see the caribou herd and talk to local biologists about conservation.

Birding trip to Cottonwood Island Park

Student and local experts enjoyed a morning of birding at Cottonwood Island Park, Saturday Sept. 28th.

2019 Meet and Greet!

We had our start of semester meet and greet Monday Sept. 23rd at 6 PM in the NUSC space (building 6).


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