Fish and Wildlife TWS Student Chapter 2020-2021 Events

Our events were offered virtually in the the 2020-2021 school year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Our AGM was held virtually on March 30, 2021. Thank you to all the out-going executives for your hard work during an unuaual year. Congratulations to the incoming executive!

Grad Student Presentation

Bryce O'Connor will be presenting his research regarding the thermal ecology of Arctic Grayling in the Parsnip River Watershed. Join us on March 25th at 6 pm PST via zoom!

UNBC TWS Discord Group

We have a discord group! For anyone interested in joining our discord here is the link ( ) please feel free to join I have set up rooms for people to chat and hang out as well as post funny animal pictures! We will also be updating events there as well as potential mini photo contests, so stay tuned!

Winter 2021 BioBlitz

 Our TWS student chapter has started a winter semester BioBlitz. If you are interested in participating please email the with your iNaturalist username and we will add you to the project

Grad Student Presentation

Angus Smith will be presenting on his MSc thesis research examining the interactions of barren-ground carioub and winter roads in the NWT. Join us on zoom this Wednesday, February 10th at 5:00 PST!


Winter Meet & Greet

UNBC TWS will be hosted our winter meet and greet on Thursday, February 4th at 4:00 pm PST. We  had some fun and played some wildlife themed pictionary over zoom.


RPBio Presentation

Derek Marcoux from the College of Applied Biology filled us in about the process to become an RPBio on Thursday, January 28th at 1:00 PST. Thanks, Derek!


Graduate Student Presentation

A few graduate students specializing in bats spoke about their projects and research on January 27th at 5:30 PST. Thanks for making us excited about bats!

2021 TWS UNBC Calendar Sales

Now that the voting is completed, calendars are ready for purchase! Calendars are $17 each for Prince George pick up and $20 each for any requiring shipping outside of Prince George. To purchase a calendar you can email stating the number of calendars you would like and if you will be picking up in PG or require shipping outside of PG. An etransfer can be sent to Calendars can also be purchased from the UNBC bookstore   **Please place your order before December 10th if you wish to receive it before Christmas**

2021 Calendar Sales Info


Graduate Student Presentation

Michael Johnson is a PhD student at Colorado State University. Michael shared some of his research as well as his experiences in Conservation Biology. Thanks Michael!

Michael Johnson Grad Student Presentation 

Virtual Sturgeon Hatchery Tour

On Satuday, November 28th sturgeon enthusiats Cale and Jordan joined us for a virtual tour of the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre in Vanderhoof! Thanks again to Cale and Jordan for answering all of our sturgeon questions!

Kennedy Siding Caribou Viewing

Due to tightened COVID-19 restrictions, the annual Kennedy Siding caribou viewing trip on Saturday, November 21st was postponed. Fingers crossed we can get out there in the New Year!

Graduate Student Presentation

Our second grad speaker presentation was on Thursday, November 19th. Andrew McDermot-Fouts is a UNBC Wildlife and Fisheries alumni who spoke about his proposed research as well as his graduate school experience. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us, Andrew!

2020 Photo Contest

Our annual calendar contest has come and gone! Many amazing wildlife and/or fisheries photos were submitted for a chance to be featured in our 2021 calendar! The first place goes to Roy Rea, second to Bob Steventon, and third to Chris Johnson. Thanks to everyone who participated! Calendars are now for sale. Proceeds from the calender sales go to support Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter!

2020 UNBC TWS Photo Contest

Use the link below to access the photo contest waiver/entry form:

UNBC TWS Photo Contest Waiver and Entry Form 2020

Graduate Student Presentation

We had our first Grad Student Presentation of the semester on October 26th! PhD student Lisa Koetke spoke about her experiences as a graduate student and her future research pants. Thank you for sharing with us, Lisa!

Bioblitz 2020

Our Student Chapter participated in The Wildlife Society’s Student Bioblitz this summer from June 1- September 30th. The Bioblitz is a friendly competition of species identification skills. The UNBC TWS iNaturalist group came in 29th out of 43 teams! Great work everyone!



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