It is that time of year again! We will be hosting our Annual General Meeting at the University of Winnipeg Richardson College Atrium on March 13, from 7-9pm. In addition to our business meeting, we will have two presentations by graduate students from the University of Manitoba and we will announce the winners for the positions of the 2019/2020 TWS-MB executive. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
Scott Malotka (PhD Student, University of Manitoba)
“Parasites and waterfowl: investigating patterns of trematode infections at Lake Winnibigoshish, Minnesota”
Jessica Lang (MSc Student, University of Manitoba)
“Fertilizing fox feces: examining the role of red foxes as ecosystem engineers in the Subarctic boreal forest”
This workshop is full!
Space is limited
Come join us at our R workshop: Introduction to R and population genetic modelling with Dr. Colin Garroway. Dr. Garroway is a professor at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Biological Sciences. This 2-hour workshop will include interactive instruction and guided exercises using real life data on fisher populations. Participants will have access to desktop computers but are also permitted to bring their own laptop. If using their own laptops, participants should have the most recent versions of R and R Studio installed prior to the workshop.t
Come connect with TWS: Manitoba Chapter at our Annual Fall Mixer!
Snacks, presentations, cash bar, and 50/50 will be offered.
This event is open to both members and non-members! Registration will be available for those interested.
Megan is an MSc student at the University of Manitoba, where she researches Arctic fox diet and population dynamics near Churchill, Manitoba, using fecal DNA. Megan is the recipient of the 2018 Richard C. Goulden Memorial award.
Dr. Merlin Shoesmith
Dr. Merlin Shoesmith is an honorary member of The Wildlife Society Canadian Section and Manitoba Chapter. He has had an extensive career with Manitoba Conservation, including serving as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Resource Programs for 10 years. He was a professor at the University of Manitoba, teaching courses in Ecosystem Management and Biogeography at the graduate level from 2001-2007. His outstanding contributions to Wildlife in Manitoba has earned him several prestigious awards, including the Bring it Home to Winnipeg Award, Jim McDonough Award, Annual Outreach Award, COSEWIC Service Award and Conservationist of the Year Award.
Come join The Wildlife Society on Monday October 22nd from 5:00-6:00 for a Student Discussion Night! Learn about TWS, who we are, what we do and how we benefit you as a student! It’ll begin with a presentation on background information of Chronic Wasting Disease and the impacts it has particularly in Manitoba. Afterwards, everyone will be divided into groups to answer a serious of discussion questions on the topic.
This event is open to both members and non-members of TWS; we encourage the attendance of any students hoping to pursue wildlife in their area of study!
Pizza will be provided on behalf of Clayton H. Riddell Co-op Program!
We hope to see you there!
The Manitoba Chapter and Canadian Section of TWS will be holding a Joint AGM and Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 16 & 17, 2018.
The agenda will include speaker and poster sessions, both Section and Chapter AGMs, and several networking events.
The Annual Winter Getaway is taking place at Camp Wannakumbac from February 2 to 4, 2018.
Registration closed January 25th.
Please see the tentative schedule below.
We still have some spaces open for additional presenters! If interested in presenting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: November 9th, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Location: The Hub Social Club (3rdFloor University Center, U of M,
Fort Gary Campus, 66 Chancellors Cir, Winnipeg)
Join the Wildlife Society Manitoba Chapter for their annual Fall Mixer!
The evening will consist of presentations, an ice-breaker, 50/50, cash-bar, and more!
Chloe Rodriguez will be presenting ‘Red and Arctic fox sea ice use and dynamic interactions at the edge of the Arctic’
Dr. Colin Garrowaywill be presenting ‘Surviving in Academia’
Open to members and non-members!
Member registration will be available.
The Wildlife Society, Manitoba Chapter has partnered with the Manitoba Wildlife Federation to promote a public forum on Chronic Wasting Disease.
Darrel Rowledge – Director, Alliance for Public Wildlife, will be presenting, followed by a question and answer session.
The forum takes place:
November 02, 2017
Room 223, Wallace Building
University of Manitoba
To learn more about this event, and Chronic Wasting Disease, see the MWF's press release:
Watch Northern Saw-whet Owls be banded in Winnipeg!
Outdoor event: Wear comfortable footwear and layers. Bring a lawn chair, flashlight or headlamp!
Weather dependent: If raining, snowing heavily, or very windy the event will be rescheduled.
Date: October 20th or 21st (weather depending)
Time: 6:30 PM until 10:30 PM
Location: To Be Determined (in Winnipeg)
Cost: Free to members
Workshop is now full! Please email email@example.com to be placed on a waiting list.
The Wildlife Society, Manitoba Chapter is organizing private coach transport to the Conference in Thompson, Manitoba in October 2017
October 17th - depart from Winnipeg James Richardson International Airport - 12 p.m., arrive in Thompson ~8 p.m.
October 20th - depart from Thompson at 8 a.m., arrive in Winnipeg ~4:00 p.m.
TWS Manitoba Chapter members = $175 round trip
Non-members = $200 round trip
Registration closes October 1st
Minimum 30 persons must register or the bus will be cancelled. Those registered will be notified and reimbursed.
Due to lack of interest, the Charter will not be running. Feel free email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Facebook page if you're interested in being connected with someone to carpool with!