“Hey wildlifers! Emily Sunter here, the new 2018/19 Vice-President of the UBC Okanagan Chapter of The Wildlife Society in Kelowna. I’m half way through my M.Sc. in Biology studying human-carnivore interactions with our chapter's faculty sponsor, Dr. Adam Ford.
I wanted to join this club and ran for an executive position to continue my campus involvement. I hope to share my love of wildlife, safe interactions, and getting outside with fellow students on the UBC campus! I’m excited to bring my previous experience in running clubs/events to our awesome chapter of TWS and work with the other Execs to keep you abreast of what’s happening in the world of wildlife!
When I'm not thinking about future TWS events, you'll find me daydreaming about my next trip to South America, walking my cat on a leash, or pummeling through my enormous human-bear interactions dataset! If you ever want to talk about volunteering in South America or need a cheerleader for your next attempt to reach out to a professor or employer you've never met, let me know. :) "
“My name is David Breault. I'm the grad student rep for the UNBC TWS student chapter. I'm studying Pacific marten ecology on Haida Gwaii, and I joined TWS to connect with like-minds. I come from Port Coquitlam originally, near Vancouver, so it took me some time to adjust to the northern lifestyle. My first winter in Prince George I hiked to school and took a crazy carpet down the hill to get home. I went ice fishing and cross-country skiing for the first time. It was all new to me and it all made me feel Canadian in a way I never felt living through the mild, rainy winters of the lower mainland. This summer I fell in love with fly fishing for trout and grayling in the cold, clear waters of northern BC, and volunteered at a bird banding station in Mackenzie. I feel like the north is my second home now, and that sense of place comes from the wildlife and the UNBC community.