2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

12:00 – 17:00
Registration
LOCATION: Delta Calgary Downtown, Main lobby


17:00 – 20:00 
Icebreaker 
LOCATION: The Wednesday Room (100-118 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 1B3)

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19:00 – 00:00
Hospitality Suite
LOCATION: Delta Calgary Downtown, Peak room

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

7:30 – 9:00
Registration
LOCATION: Calgary Zoo – Please have your registration ticket to enter the gates

8:00 – 8:50
Breakfast
LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace

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9:00 – 9:25
Opening ceremonies
LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace


9:30 – 10:30
Keynote
Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager
LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace


10:30 – 11:00
ReNewZoo sessions
Student: Roxanne Gagnon (MSc w/Dr. Clint Kelly [Université du Québec à Montréal])
Presentation Title: Population estimate and habitat characterization of the Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle (Cicindela patruela Dejean) from Île-aux-Allumettes (Quebec)

Student: Jonathan Choquette (PhD @ Laurentian University w/Dr. Jacqueline Litzgus [Laurentian University] co-supervised with Dr. Trevor Pitcher [UWindsor])
Presentation Title: Using conservation translocations to recover a tallgrass prairie population of Eastern massasaugas (Sistrurus catenatus) in Southwestern Ontario 

LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace  


11:00 – 11:25
Health Break
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11:30 – 12:30
Concurrent sessions – TBA
LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace, Enmax Conservatory – north terrace, Grazers


12:30 – 13:25
Lunch
LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace

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13:30 – 14:15
Keynote
Jacob Rodenburg
LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace


14:20 – 14:55
ReNewZoo sessions
Student: Tharusha Wijewardena (MSc w/Dr. Jacqueline Litzgus [Laurentian University])
Presentation Title: Using mark-recapture to evaluate population demography of a managed population of Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) in Ontario, Canada

Student: Léa Fieschi-Méric (PhD w/Dr. David Lesbarrères [Laurentian University], co-supervised with Dr. Mathieu Denoël [Université de Liège, Belgium])
Presentation Title: “Personalities in captive amphibians: how do alpine (Ichthyosaura alpestris) and palmate (Lissotriton helveticus) newts adapt their behaviour when maintained ex-situ?”

LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace


14:55 – 15:20
Health Break

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15:25 – 16:25
Concurrent sessions – TBA
LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace, Enmax Conservatory – north terrace, Grazers


16:50 – 17:00
Shuttle from Calgary Zoo to Delta Calgary Downtown

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17:30 – 19:00
ReNew Zoo Cocktail Reception
LOCATION: Delta Calgary Downtown, Peak room

19:00 – 00:00
Hospitality Suite
LOCATION: Delta Calgary Downtown, Peak room

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:30 – 8:00
Registration
LOCATION: Calgary Zoo – Please have your registration ticket to enter the gates

8:00 – 9:30
Panda Breakfast
LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace


9:30 – 11:25
Behind the scenes
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11:30 – 12:30
Keynote
Dr. Ronald Sandler
LOCATION: Enmax Conservatory – south terrace


12:30 – 13:25
Lunch
LOCATION: Safari Lodge

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13:30 – 14:30
Keynote
Dr. Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde
LOCATION: Safari Lodge


14:30 – 15:00
ReNewZoo sessions
Student: Isabelle Zimmermann (MSc w/Dr. Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde [Laurentian University])
Presentation Title: Effects of parasites on captive breeding success in loggerhead shrikes

LOCATION: Safari Lodge


15:00 – 15:25
Health Break

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15:30 – 17:00
Panel
“Animal Welfare Assessment: What it is, why it is important and how to do it”
LOCATION: Safari Lodge


17:30 – 17:40
Shuttle from Calgary Zoo to Delta Calgary Downtown

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19:00 – 00:00
Hospitality Suite
LOCATION: Delta Calgary Downtown, Peak room

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Friday, September 27, 2019

7:30 – 8:20
Registration
LOCATION: Calgary Zoo – Please have your registration ticket to enter the gates

8:00 – 8:50
Breakfast
LOCATION: Safari Lodge

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9:00 – 10:00
Annual General Meeting
LOCATION: Safari Lodge


10:00 – 11:00
Keynote
Dr. Daniel Vandersommers
LOCATION: Safari Lodge


11:00 – 11:25
Health Break

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11:30 – 12:30
Panel
“Palm Oil: The good, the bad, the ugly and what you can do about it”
LOCATION: Safari Lodge


12:30 – 15:00
Zoo visit & Free time

Institutional Directors Meeting (lunch included)
LOCATION: Grazers

17:00 – 18:00
Gala Cocktail Reception
LOCATION: Safari Lodge

18:00 – 1:00
2019 CAZA Gala 
LOCATION: Safari Lodge

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