Rachel Corston (Moose Cree youth and Water Protector) releases a tagged lake sturgeon as part of the co-led Learning from Lake Sturgeon project on the North French River., WCS Canada/Moose Cree First Nation
Rachel Corston (Moose Cree youth and Water Protector) releases a tagged lake sturgeon as part of the co-led Learning from Lake Sturgeon project on the North French River. © WCS Canada/Moose Cree First Nation

Early-Career Scientists

Scientific research is at the core of WCS Canada’s work and that's why we're committed to mentoring and training the next generation of conservation scientists.

Each year, graduate-level students work with WCS Canada on scientific research projects in northern Canada. Their work helps answer important questions about the health of ecosystems, wildlife populations and how nature is responding to a rapidly changing climate.

WCS Canada scientists help mentor these students and provide advice and feedback on research based on their own deep field experience.

Stories and op-eds

Northern Inspiration: Bringing science and youth together in the Moose Cree Homeland
2020-04-14

Northern Inspiration: Bringing science and youth together in the Moose Cree Homeland

I was on my way north to Moose Factory to attend the Moose Cree Career Fair and represent Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada in my role as a scientist studying lake sturgeon in rivers running through Moose Cree traditional territory.
Claire Farrell
Up Close and Personal: Polar Bear Research in Hudson Bay
2015-04-07

Up Close and Personal: Polar Bear Research in Hudson Bay

A bear had been spotted in the distance and we needed to leave the area to avoid disturbing her.
Finding F8
2014-05-23

Finding F8

We were fully aware of our intrusion into the still winter forest as we traipsed along with the loud clatter of our snowshoes.
Matthew Scrafford

Media coverage

Study shows impacts on Yukon chinook salmon due to weather, streamflow and more

Late 2023 study suggests positive and negative environmental impacts on the chinooks’ productivity
2024-01-29 | Yukon News