Jessica Lang: Sandhill Crane in Wapusk National Park

History of the Canadian Section


The Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society (CSTWS) was founded in 2007 to foster excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education in Canada. In March 2019, the CSTWS became incorporated under the Incorporations Act of Canada. Our membership is comprised of approximately 350 professionals, academics, students, and other individuals with an interest in wildlife biology, research, conservation, and management. Currently, we have 6 Provincial chapters and 11 Student chapters in Canada.

 Merlin TWS history


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Region, Section or Chapter Status Province  Date Formed Date Ended or Current
Region 1, 3, 4, 6   1937 1945
Region VII   1946 1965
University of Guelph Student Chapter ON 1966 1989
University of Regina Student Chapter SK 1970 1991
MacDonald College Student Chapter QC 1973 1991
Manitoba Provincial Chapter MB 1973 ACTIVE
University of New Brunswick Student Chapter NB 1975 1991
Acadia University Student Chapter NS 1976 1980
University of Western Ontario Student Chapter ON 1980 1987
TWS of Canada / Société de la Faune du Canada   1981 1987
Alberta Provincial Chapter AB 1989 ACTIVE
Lethbridge Community College Student Chapter AB 1996 ACTIVE
University of Alberta Student Chapter AB 2004 ACTIVE
Lakehead University Student Chapter  ON 2006 ACTIVE
Canadian Section of TWS   2007 ACTIVE
University of Northern British Columbia Student Chapter BC 2008 ACTIVE
Université Laval Student Chapter QC 2009 ACTIVE
Ontario Provincial Chapter ON 2009 ACTIVE
British Columbia Provincial Chapter BC 2010 ACTIVE
Trent University Student Chapter ON 2011 ACTIVE
Saskatchewan Provincial Chapter SK 2011 ACTIVE
University of British Columbia (Okanagan) Student Chapter BC 2016 ACTIVE 
University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Student Chapter BC 2017 ACTIVE (INTERIM)
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Chapter NL 2017 2022
University of Winnipeg MB 2018 ACTIVE
University of Victoria BC 2019 ACTIVE (INTERIM)
Thompson Rivers University BC 2019 ACTIVE (INTERIM)