Introducing the CWHC-Western/Northern’s 2018 Summer Students
Our summer research season is upon us here at the Western Northern region. This year we have four summer students working with us on a variety of programs including avian influenza sampling, small mammal trapping, and computer modeling.
My name is Morgan Kelley. This fall I will be entering into my last year of undergraduate studies of Honors Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. I will be applying to the WCVM and hope to pursue veterinary medicine in the future. I attribute a majority of my love for animals to watching my father, Dr. Peter Kelley, practice veterinary medicine in both clinical and volunteer settings. However, my passion and desire to learn more about veterinary medicine, as well as its potential applications to wildlife, later came to fruition after six summers working at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, AB. This will be my first summer working as for the CWHC and I am very excited to absorb as much knowledge as I can from the veterinary pathologists and other summer students.
My name is Veronique Dufour. I’m excited to be working this summer for the CWHC, again, this time with the Western/Northern region. I’m an AVC graduate (2018) and will be pursuing a career in pathology this fall with the help of Dr. Bollinger. I find all species fascinating and my interests include epidemiology, population health, OneHealth and zoonotic diseases. I can’t wait to find out what the prairies have to offer!
My name is Paul Lamp, I am an international student from Hessen, Germany. I am currently in my final year of a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science. This summer I will be working with Dr. Bollinger to develop a computer model for CWD in Mule Deer in Saskatchewan. In my spare time I enjoy baking, cooking, and camping with friends.
My name is Gwen Roy. Since graduating with a BSc with a specialization in Ecology from the University of Alberta, I have worked with a large variety of wildlife species. I have worked across the prairies and have spent many summers searching for Piping Plover nests and banding. I began veterinary school in Grenada at St. George’s University where I learned to SCUBA dive and gained experience with local wildlife species including leatherback sea turtles. After transferring to The WCVM (class of 2018) I continued to work with exotic species and volunteered with the CWHC. At home, I spend my time writing and with my many crested geckos and two cats.